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Alright then. So did Northrop or LM (its radar supplier) ever offer their AEW product to us?
(Yeah back in the 80s or 90s, but now?)

As far as I know currently only Boeing and SAAB (and maybe Airbus) that put their offer.
Could not we make the move ? Couldn't we write a letter of intent to the US congress to please sell us their E-2D.

Look, my post is not trying to dig at anyone. But if it was up to me (and I wrote this knowing that it'll never be up to me) then E-2D or the simpler Saab 340 Erieye would suit us better.

Once sufficient numbers are acquired, and we matured our technical understanding on the use of AEWC, than maybe we could do upgrade the platform to something bigger, even a custom made AEWC would be good. But until then there more urgent need to cover.
 

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would it be possible to use CN series with Erieye ER radar?
maybe even make a military version of N250 or N270 as an AEW&C aircraft with those Erieye ER radar

that way the platform have more potential other than a conventional transport plane
 

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would it be possible to use CN series with Erieye ER radar?
maybe even make a military version of N250 or N270 as an AEW&C aircraft with those Erieye ER radar

that way the platform have more potential other than a conventional transport plane
Technically possible, politically not.

Why bother to develop one that didn't mature, this is 🇮🇩. Who gotta bought it in third place ?
 

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Technically possible, politically not.

Why bother to develop one that didn't mature, this is 🇮🇩. Who gotta bought it in third place ?
If the government want to continue N250 now then that’s okay. That project was stopped because the IMF that gave us bailout didn’t wanted to took such risk for something that might be not profitable. RnD is always be like that.

Btw, N250 was the first aircraft of that class that used fly-by-wire in the world if i remember correctly. I personally support if they want to continue it.
 

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Technically possible, politically not.

Why bother to develop one that didn't mature, this is 🇮🇩. Who gotta bought it in third place ?
well, if we put that logic to many things then we won't even have that CN235MPA, Anoa, OPV and stuff.....
that's risky yes, but that is the cost of a progress

any way, from your statement you said its political, what kind of issue is it?
international or local crazy bin ajaib political things?
 

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This was the starting point. Not specifically for this matter, but kind of related, in technology there are what called as the law of accelerating returns. When you made something, something that’s better could be get with even faster pace, including maybe something so different but still related to the previous technology. So experience is important, CMIIW.

But the development stop for the case of PTDI (then IPTN) and kind of dormant late decades, and now come back with N219 lol, kind of backward, but fair enough lah. And this is Indonesia, if we want to make something like that, government funding and maybe also have to get through the SOE because private just not that dare to take such risk for they may just throwing money to the sea or some other reasons.
 

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This was the starting point. Not specifically for this matter, but kind of related, in technology there are what called as the law of accelerating returns. When you made something, something that’s better could be get with even faster pace, including maybe something so different but still related to the previous technology. So experience is important, CMIIW.

But the development stop for the case of PTDI (then IPTN) and kind of dormant late decades, and now come back with N219 lol, kind of backward, but fair enough lah. And this is Indonesia, if we want to make something like that, government funding and maybe also have to get through the SOE because private just not that dare to take such risk for they may just throwing money to the sea or some other reasons.
yeah, 1 thing from it that good is N219 is making a progress....
not a great one but still, can't expect them to jump that high in such a short time after "sleeping" for a long time...

come on government!!! bring back that N250/N270 or R80 back!!!
at least suntik them for them for the N219...!!
 

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on the last occasion MOD expressed interest in E2D but again many processes will go there it could be a strong candidate for the chosen E7 Wedgetail
If this is true, it seems that at least the MoD and TNI-AU realize that having just two E7 aircraft is a greater risk than having seven E2Ds in the long run.
 

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Update
I also think what that tweet mean is this
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What risk, FPX?

this:
I kid you not. Let's say we finally got our 2 brand new E-7 wedgetail which has a 50km radar advantage over an E-2D🙄. Once conflict start, the enemy will go after those assets. Lose just ONE and the air force loses HALF its early warning capabilities, half its eyes and ears are blinded. Do you think those air force generals would want to lose their badge by losing the other half ? Iraq goes this way with the Adnan AWACS in Desert Storm. Basically the platform is seen as too expensive and precious, no one wants to risk losing one.
 

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E-11A alike not needed? This is how US assets can talk and sharing their data with partners or any those that has no same datalink, Link16 as usual. Kind of like too much investment but just for small reason to have it tho wkwk. But I don’t know does it compatible with non-western datalink. Not AEW but yeah
 

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Spread out for more coverage area, or several around the same region for more data, or 3 airborne + 3 at ready + 1 backup for rotation, etc.

In short: more options.
Is there any capability that the E-7 has but E-2(D) not? Except bigger radar maybe?
 

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