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(08-21-2018, 05:16 PM)Emirzaad Wrote: I suppose the avionics package on this aircraft will be used on Kowsar-88. They called it a new fighter for propaganda.
I am still considering it an extensive avionics package if radar is new.
(08-23-2018, 01:18 PM)07_SeppDietrich Wrote: You guys do realise that Iran actually has 2 Kowsar and no this aircraft actually not that Kowsar training jet it is actually development from Saeqeh and Azarakhskh and can be called Saeqeh 3
You sure the say as new fighter for propaganda?
(08-25-2018, 04:09 PM)AmirPatriot Wrote: If any aircraft in Iran's inventory was to receive this upgrade, it should have been the F-14.
It's positive that the "Kowsar-1" has a ballistic computer for dropping dumb bombs, but it should be able to use guided weapons too. But Iran should realise that the most important aircraft is not a light CAS aircraft, it's a capable fighter. I also don't understand what Iran wants wrt training aircraft... "Kowsar-1"? "Kowsar-88"? What's it going to be?
(08-25-2018, 06:33 PM)Emirzaad Wrote: I was looking for them to fit in a IRST system in this upgrade. A small RCS fighter that can detect others in a passive way would have given this jet advantage in combat. Long range IRST is a must for any IRIAF future jet.
Offcourse IRIAF needs long range MRCA's not CAS aircrafts. Which is exactly why I think next generation Saeghe/Azarakhsh will be a larger airframe with more space for avionics, fuel. They need TOT for turbofans, J-85 cant power larger jet.
F-14AM is already is miles ahead of this upgrade program (F-14A itself is miles ahead) . I am waiting for BT article on F-14AM so that we get to know in details what has been done to tomcat. I do think with help from Chinese electronics companies, F-14 can be brought to F-14D like standard inside Iran.
(08-26-2018, 12:11 AM)AmirPatriot Wrote: I don't think the F-5 needs an IRST partially because it is a dead end as an actual fighter, but also because Iran's actual IR missiles are very poor for the role... R-27T/ET has the range but not the precision, R-73 has the precision but not the range, AIM-9P has neither.
I personally want them to stop messing around with the F-5 (unless as a training aircraft). For God's sake, they've made 5 re-hashes of this jet... Simorgh, Azarakhsh, Saeqeh, Saeqeh 2, Kowsar-1.
(08-26-2018, 12:11 AM)AmirPatriot Wrote: Yes F-14AM is ahead, but it is a 4.0 gen aircraft while the F-5 is 3rd gen. That means that the F-14 still has to actually be useful against AESA-equipped 4.5th gen fighters like the F-15SA and EF Typhoon etc. What it needs is a fully digitalised radar w/ resistance to jamming, advanced data-linked avionics, as well as very modern A2A missiles so it can be an effective interceptor. Sure, Fakour is a start but they are huge and heavy and will already reduce the speed of those F-14s. Remember, they're running on the underpowered TF-30. A slimline medium range missile like the AMRAAM or R-77 would have been better. Integrating the R-73 into the F-14AM would have given it a chance at self defence in WVR. And I refuse to believe that Iran cannot improve on the Pheonix. The problem is that every branch of the military has its own little design company... While the IRIADF gets Sayyad-3 with over triple the range of the original SM-1, IRIAF SSJ can't even copy the Pheonix, let alone improve on it. It's so stupid that Iran isn't utilising it's resources and talent even within the armed forces. It's not like there are private civilian companies and separate, state companies in completely separate industries... each service of the SAME MILITARY is working on its own and don't cooperate to improve each other's capabilities!