Best aircraft complementing F-35...

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    except F-22.
    A mix like Italy/UK prefers with F-35 and Eurofighter combo?
    I excluded the F-22 because it is not available for export and its development was no multi-national project.

    What do you think?
     
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    The F-35 is the result of the Defense Department's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, which sought to build a multirole fighter optimized for the air-to-ground role with secondary air-to-air capability. The JSF requirement was to meet the needs of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allies, with improved survivability, precision engagement capability, and reduced life cycle costs. By using many of the same technologies developed for the F-22, the F-35 has the opportunity to capitalize on commonality and modularity to maximize affordability.

    The Lockheed Martin X-35 was chosen over the competing Boeing X-32 primarily because of Lockheed’s lift-fan STOVL design, which proved superior to the Boeing vectored-thrust approach. The lift fan, which is powered by the aircraft engine via a clutched driveshaft, was technically challenging but DoD concluded that Lockheed has the technology in hand. The lift fan has significant excess power which could be critical given the weight gain that all fighter aircraft experience.

    Lockheed Martin developed four versions of the Joint Strike Fighter to fulfill the needs of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force and Navy. All versions have the same fuselage and internal weapons bay, common outer mold lines with similar structural geometries, identical wing sweeps, and comparable tail shapes. The weapons are stored in two parallel bays located aft of the main landing gear. The canopy, radar, ejection system, subsystems, and avionics are all common among all different version as is the core engine which is based on the F119 by Pratt & Whitney.

    Additional systems on the F-35 include:
    1.Northrup Grumman advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) multi-function radar
    2.Snader/Litton Amecon electronic countermeasures equipment
    3.Lockheed Martin electro-optical targeting system
    4.Northrup Grumman distributed aperture infrared sensor (DAIRS) thermal imaging system
    5.Vision Systems International advanced helmet-mounted display

    Federation of American Scientists :: F-35/Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
     
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    Typhoon EF-2000 Eurofighter /
    Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which will be used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. The design of Eurofighter Typhoon is optimised for air dominance performance with high instantaneous and sustained turn rates, and specific excess power. Special emphasis has been placed on low wing loading, high thrust to weight ratio, excellent all round vision and carefree handling. The use of Stealth technology is incorporated throughout the aircraft’s basic design.
    In September 1998 the Eurofighter was also designated the Typhoon, though this nomenclature is intended only for use in export markets outside Europe. Eurofighter remains the offical name in Europe, and Typhoon will not automatically be the EF2000s name with the four partner air forces when it enters service in 2002/3.


    Eurofighter's air dominance supremacy and versatility as a multi-role combat aircraft is marked by its highly potent and comprehensive air-to-surface attack capability:
    Air Interdiction - capable of delivering a large payload over long distances, by day or night. Multiple, flexible sensors coupled with passive modes of delivery, and the retention of a full air-to-air fit ensure a formidable weapon system
    Close Air Support - ability to remain on task for long periods. Its sophisticated sensor suite allows close co-ordination with ground commanders, and the identification of individual targets
    Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD) - the combination of pinpoint navigational accuracy, highly sophisticated onboard sensors and dedicated 'fire and forget' weapons, ensure effective targeting of enemy air defences
    Maritime Attack - dedicated radar modes and datalink enable Eurofighter Typhoon to operate autonomously, or as part of an offensive force

    Eurofighter’s high performance is matched by excellent all round vision and by sophisticated attack, identification and defence systems which include the ECR 90 long range radar and Infra Red Search and Track (IRST) system, advanced medium and short range air-to-air missiles and a comprehensive electronic warfare suite to enhance weapon system effectiveness and survivability. Eurofighter Typhoon is intentionally aerodynamically unstable to provide extremely high levels of agility, reduced drag and enhanced lift. The unstable design cannot be flown by conventional means and the pilot controls the aircraft via a computerised ‘fly by wire’ system.

    The Eurojet EJ200 military turbofan was designed specifically to match Eurofighter Typhoon’s mission requirements. The overall design ensures a small lightweight engine with the thrust and strength to match the typically on demand reheat temperatures generated during combat. The EJ200 engine combines high thrust with low fuel consumption. To reduce ownership cost over Eurofighter Typhoon’s in-service life of 25 years or 6,000 flying hours, and to ensure maximum availability, the important areas of Reliability, Maintainability and Testability have been given equal priority to performance and flight safety.

    EFA-2000 Eurofighter
     
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    Italy seems to have the best mix in my opinion.
     
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    F-4 and F-5 of Turkish Airforce were also not included in above list as they will be withdrawn completely till 2020.
    We will replace them either by KF-X future Aircraft or Eurofighter.

    KF-X
    Turkey could join Korea?s fighter plan
    Turkey may develop fighter aircraft with S Korea, Indonesia - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

    Eurofighter
    Eurofighter hopes to sell 40 jets to Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

    But nothing is certain so far.
    F-4 and F-5 will be flying till 2020 allthough those aircrafts era is also over.
     
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    Eurofighter is offering to invite Turkey in next model of Eurofighter (Eurofighter 2020).
    I think, we will go for Eurofighter 2020 as replacements for F-4's and F-5's.
    I don't think, we will make adventures with S.Korea and Indonesia with the KF-X project.

    Fightercraft makers battle for lucrative Turkish market - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review


    Italy seeks bigger role in Turkish defense market - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
     
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