This should be Air Force or strategic industry related question
Which engine should we choose for our F-15EX? GE or PW?
Currently only GE engine is certified for the F-15EX and all F-15EX will be powered with it, meanwhile our F-16 is powered by PW(F100-PW-220) and we are familiar with it, if we choose PW for our F15EX we can choose the latest version of the engine which is (F100-PW-229).
More about the engine:
To meet the rapid fielding requirements of the U.S. Air Force, the advanced F-15EX Eagle II requires trusted and qualified engines now to keep up with evolving global mission needs. Only GE’s F110 has already been delivered to the U.S. Air Force, eliminating the risk of development time and...www.geaerospace.com
Just take F15 with GE. I don't think Indonesia gov want to pay more for PW certification. We have to wait longer too.Moved.
Won't be much difference. Yes there is commonality to be enjoyed if you pick PW....but MRO impact of new GE engine wont be huge factor as labour+training+capital etc for any engine is much larger than costs (and any economy of scale savings by larger combined orders etc) parts supply + inventory warehousing and so on.
Also the number of aircraft we talking about here isnt that huge to make much differences here, unless there is large follow up plan for lot more F-15 EX or more F-16s etc....in which case picking shared PW powerplant for both starts to become an advantage to consider more.
HAS or no HAS doesn't matter. Many cruise/ballistic missile could be fitted with earth penetration warhead (EPW). Its bad investment imo.Not related to AURI, but this make me wondering:
Me personallyNot related to AURI, but this make me wondering:
We have the Flanker version already, balloon dummy.
cheaper yet still acceptable solutions.
Not related to AURI, but this make me wondering:
Turn out it's UAE's