Here it is guys....it's not surprising but sayonara Sukhoi?
YAAAYYY its about time we're getting rid of our Sukhoi fleet along with the Hawk 100. Thus, the operating budget could be allocated for newer fleetToday bang Roni dump some interesting informations although maybe some of us already know some of it
Covering large area over water require longer range fighter (heavy fighter) for interception / air superiority role. While tanker only needed for getting from point A to point B (not for supporting interception role)There are too many variables to count to in this case. To be honest I still doubt about the continuation of F15ID when are still pursuing IFX & Rafale. Tho the previous blue print is for Kupang (new fighters) & Sorong (any avaiable fighters) it can still be changed considering the 14th SQA now fill with F16. The 14th was meant to be filled with Heavy Fighters with a large coverage area, so I am not sure if those F16 are on a temp status or not.
I personally wanted to see if those A300 mrtt is going to be executed, if it becomes reality then the need for heavy fighters is lessen with the coming of air tankers.
As for Suokhoi lets see what kind of fighters we have in 2030, taking into account the geopolitics condition on that year we will then see what comes next. Until then the Rafale will keep on pouring until 2030 unless the new govt replace the plan...
Unlike probe & drogue, flying boom can only refuel a single plane at a timeOn one hand, this is good news since that means after Su-27/30 retirement, Rafale won't be the only frontline fighter type in the TNI-AU service that uses the probe & drogue method.
On another hand, I feel like it will be better if we just stick with the flying boom method to cut back development times and reduce complexity as well.
Today bang Roni dump some interesting informations although maybe some of us already know some of it