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Unread post by Johan7720 » Wed May 23, 2018 4:26 pm

I see the Ahrlac flew today with a USA pilot- Lt Col Drew Cunnar, the Air Attache to SA
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Deanw » Wed May 23, 2018 4:52 pm

And his term in SA concludes in a few weeks time. Great guy.

(He's actually a nav, but still a great guy)
How come every time my ship comes in I'm at the airport?

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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by hugo_visser » Wed May 23, 2018 5:20 pm

Came past Petit the other day, can hear it from far.
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by tansg » Thu May 24, 2018 6:26 am

Deanw wrote: (He's actually a nav, but still a great guy)
Must be an intelligent guy with a big thirst then :D
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Peregrine » Thu May 24, 2018 7:21 am

hugo_visser wrote:Came past Petit the other day, can hear it from far.
Great design for covert reconnaissance....
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Thu May 24, 2018 8:33 am

Peregrine wrote:
hugo_visser wrote:Came past Petit the other day, can hear it from far.
Great design for covert reconnaissance....
The new cowling, exhaust and prop has dropped the sound signature. At alititude, making full use of the sensor suite, it is quiet.
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Matzikitzoro » Thu May 24, 2018 8:35 am

Peregrine wrote:
hugo_visser wrote:Came past Petit the other day, can hear it from far.
Great design for covert reconnaissance....
At least the loud pusher prop also makes the viz good so you can see the missiles coming when bogeys start shooting at you :lol:
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Barros » Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am

is this thing even viable
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Ray W » Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 am

flyinghighno2 wrote:is this thing even viable
I believe so - Boeing have taken an interest in it
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by micmaq » Thu May 24, 2018 11:42 am

The space for COIN aircraft is becoming very competitive with new entrants like Northstar Sealand coming to market

Northstar Electronics Press Release

Northstar Electronics Inc.s (NEIK) Progress Update

Vancouver, British Columbia-March 21, 2018 - Northstar Electronics Inc (OTCQB:NEIK) provides a update report on its subsidiary, Northstar Sealand Enterprises Ltd. (NSEL) xxxx

NEIK also see signifiant potential in the field of Counter Insurgency (COIN), and management is exploring the future possibilities in this sector. in particular, NEIK's intention for the future is to develop a "Surveillance Aircraft" as the requirements for it are similar to those of its subsidiary NSEL's commercial versions.

Based on commercial versions, the Surveillance aircraft would be able to fly very low, away from radar detection. NSEL's plane would be light (20% less than its main competitor) with the same engin and power and would be able to carry + 1,500 kg of equipment. It would be the least expensive airplane to operate and it has excellent performance capabilities. Its landing gear would allow the airplane to land on improvised runways, which is excellent for surveillance in remote areas with no infrastructure
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Johan7720 » Thu May 24, 2018 2:43 pm

Based on commercial versions, the Surveillance aircraft would be able to fly very low, away from radar detection. NSEL's plane would be light (20% less than its main competitor) with the same engin and power and would be able to carry + 1,500 kg of equipment. It would be the least expensive airplane to operate and it has excellent performance capabilities. Its landing gear would allow the airplane to land on improvised runways, which is excellent for surveillance in remote areas with no infrastructure

It should/would- iow still in the design phase where the AHRLAC is in the air already.

Boeing is marketing it in the US and a few other areas as the Bronco if I remember correctly
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Peregrine » Thu May 24, 2018 6:31 pm

flyinghighno2 wrote:is this thing even viable
Very much doubt it. The USA now have control of it -rather than allow sales to be made to countries not approved by the USA, they will simply kill it.
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Scrapyard Dog » Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 am

Except the armed C208 Caravan and the Airtractor 802U can carry more for longer and take off and land in shorter distances for less money.
The AHRLAC isn’t a real contender.
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by Peregrine » Sat May 26, 2018 6:46 am

Scrapyard Dog wrote:Except the armed C208 Caravan and the Airtractor 802U can carry more for longer and take off and land in shorter distances for less money.
The AHRLAC isn’t a real contender.
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Re: Ahrlac

Unread post by ST Man » Wed May 30, 2018 2:18 pm

Peregrine wrote:
Scrapyard Dog wrote:Except the armed C208 Caravan and the Airtractor 802U can carry more for longer and take off and land in shorter distances for less money.
The AHRLAC isn’t a real contender.
Indeed.
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