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CTII Raven

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    Spent the last 21 years testing avionics systems, integrating EW systems on various aircraft and managing acquisition programs.
    The last 14+ years with DIRCM, then LAIRCM, then DIRCM again.
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  1. “Unknowns consisted or potential radar signal interference, system integration, and mounting/weight unknowns,” Since the two radars operate in different bands, and SKR was originally designed for helicopters (though heavier than the 241) is relatively light weight, and integration of anything on a J is problematic ...
  2. "It's a subsonic aircraft" Direct quote from then IBM when that was brought up at the CDR. But hey, the aircraft have the coffee can mods ...
  3. Having been part of DIRCM/LAIRCM flight test of at least 7 different C-130s, not to mention the wind tunnel testing of the original SOF DIRCM installation I'd say the drag estimate is reasonably close, certainly within the error bars of a sharp pencil FWIW the handling flights of the Talon II (85-0012) were the most "interesting" - "Some approaches to stalls are closer than others"
  4. Definitely would help with the Chimney fire (what really sparked the fire in Gatlinburg) which is about 0% contained at the moment
  5. Nice shot of MC-130H 85-0011 (ship 3) in the opening sequence, opus proudly staring forward
  6. ​Not really, they are not. My bet is the primary operators of the legacy C-130 fleet will not get AMP, at least as it is defined by the current program of record.
  7. Depends on what your definition of "AMP" is ...
  8. ​Those are the AAQ-24 DIRCM Missile Warning Sensor fairings (You can see the large DIRCM transmitter turret right above the 105 barrel) The original three aircraft the sensor fairings were designed by Scaled Composites and looked natural. The U-boat fairings were designed by another firm and are UGLY. The Scaled fairings were used on the LAIRCM installations on MAF C-130s
  9. Maybe it is using one of Darlene's kits ...
  10. Ah yes, 1699 the white tail Spent a lot of time on 476 in Apr of 93 or 94 trying to get the forward flares to work correctly. Probably 93 as Scott was the DO then. I know that in Dec 94 Scott was CC and PR was DO (killed billions of brain cells at a Christmas party at the CC's house).
  11. They left the DIRCM Sensor fairings as well as the ALQ-172 transmit fairing but removed the a72 receive fairing
  12. Welcome to the result of being tied to the H-60 Nighthawk. A lot of what is screwed up in the avionics is the result of that, especially the ICS.
  13. The FWD LAIRCM Sensors will be located down low, in the Nose Gear area
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