US Navy releases the next generation of carrier concept diagram

US Navy releases the next generation of carrier concept diagram

US Navy F / A-XX "Next Generation Fight Attack Machine" Project Concept Map October 29

F / A-XX "Next Generation Combat Attack Machine" project (hereinafter referred to as F / A-XX project) started in 2008, it is a next-generation carrier project, which is parallel with the US Air Force "next-generation air advantage" project. In replacing the active F / A-18E / F "Super Hornet" battle attack machine, use the F-35C "Lightning" II fighter. The project information is more than zero, 2006, the US Navy F-14 "Male Cat" heavy carrier fighter is retired due to serious aging, maintenance difficulties. Subsequently, the US Navy will live in the second line of F / A-18 "Bumblebee" battle attack machine "turn", launch F / A-18E / F "super buck" as the only carrier battle attack machine during the transition, while Accelerate the development of F-35C "Lightning" II combined fighter. In December 2020, the first F-35C fighter squadron officially served. Whether it is F / A-18E / F "super buck" or F-35C "lightning" II combine fighter, is not the "ideal" model of the US Navy, and the combat capacity is difficult to fully overwhelmed the carrier fighters in other countries. To this end, the US Navy launches the F / A-XX project in 2008. In June 2008, the US Navy issued a preliminary demand for F / A-XX projects, including two optional modes, and drone groups, etc.

In April 2013, the US Navy announced the preliminary timeline of the F / A-XX project: 2015, the program selection, 2030 service service, eventually replaced F / A-18E / F "Super Hornet" carrier battle attack machine and EA -18g "roaring" electronic interference machine. The US Navy’s design requirements for F / A-XX project include the following 4 points. First, it can be integrated with the US Navy’s active carrier, which can be equipped from the fifer-level and Nimiz nuclear driving aircraft carrier. It does not need to be substantially modified to the aircraft carrier deck, and the equipment is not affected. .

Second, it can effectively support the F-35C fighter and other carrier drones, with airborne, tactical reconnaissance, target monitoring and intercept, electronic suppression, and precise strike capabilities. Third, it is possible to ensure the overtime task of long-term penetration in the counter-in / area, to ensure the email. Its fourth, it can form a preliminary combat force in 2030.

Conceptual design has undergone early in 2009, Boeing has launched an F / A-XX project design. The scheme uses a dual engine, the tail and the degradation, and then it is changed to a double engine, the tail, the cutting triangle wing and duck wing design. It is worth mentioning that this is the first duck wing in the US military main fighter design. The duck wing caused a certain destruction to the aircraft, the US military said "the best duck wing is in the enemy fighter".

Boeing uses a duck wing in the design of the design, which is likely to be in order to make up the lack of mobility after canceling the tail.

However, in the "Naval Air Vision 2030-2035" document, "Next Generation Combat Aggress" is designed with rare three-wing.

That is, a pair of duck wings is added based on the normal layout (the main wing and the tail). This design provides better pneumatic and maneuverability, and the disadvantage is that the radar reflective area is large and the body’s invasiveness is poor.

Russian warplanes are mostly used in three-wing surface design, such as Su-33, Su-34 and Su-37 fighters.

The Su-57 fighter also uses this design, but the duck wing is integrated with the front body, minimizing the damage to the body’s stealth. In addition to the three-wing design, the conceptual map of the F / A-XX project also includes no vertical tail, cut triangular wrapping and dual engine. Among them, the front edge of the wing is large, and the fighter will have a good high speed.

The engine tail spout is located on the upper body and improves the body’s stealth.

Considering that there is a large gap between the usual conceptual diagram and the prototype, these design is ultimately adopted, and it is still to be observed.

The combat plan is preliminaryly presenting according to the "Navy Air Vision 2030-2035" file display, "Next Generation Fight Attack Machine" will be more far-reaching F / A-18E / F "Super Bumblebee" shipped attack machine voyage, faster .

The machine will integrate the main / passive sensor, carry the future remote air radiating weapon, and the drone of the mount missile is organized – unmanned combat system. This design also is also reflected in the intent of the F / A-XX project operation.

A F / A-XX fighter controls four drones, including two air-war-type drones (A / A), which are responsible for attacking, electronic warfare (EW) and 1 command control Drone (C2).

The F / A-XX fighter is located in the center of the offensive, responsible for commanding and initiating attack. This document also said that with the development of technology, the US Navy will evaluate someone / unmanned groups, "ensuring a carrier unit that has a high value-high-cost fee.

This also means that "next-generation combat attack machine" has removed the pilot, and there is also a task system handler, the latter is responsible for unmanned airborne groups.

Compared to "short leg" "slow" F / A-18E / F "Super Hornet" carrier battle attack machine, the "next-generation battle attack machine" under the F / A-XX project can make the beauty aircraft carrier more Lower down the fighters from far away to further expand the range of sea air controls.

At present, the biggest problem facing the project is slow progress. Although Boeing and other companies have been fully involved in project development, they can achieve the use of the 2030 delivery forces from their current progress, and there is also a big uncertainty. (王笑 梦) (Editor: Chen Yu, Ren Lin) Sharing let more people see.