Oh and based on the documentary, the effectiveness is: it stops AK-47 at point-blank range, and it can be bent to fit any parts of the body, including the neck and elbow, though those parts won't be fully protected from AK-47 at point-blank range; only the head, torso, abdomen, legs, arms and other 'straight' areas fully benefit from the armor's protection. The armor is a soft armor, very lightweight.
I'll have my fingers crossed until my knuckles grow pale for the great success of your meeting. Somebody has to take the first step for the ROKAF's next evolution, and I bet you'll be the first one.
This aircraft belongs to the Coast Guard. It could serve as a very good base for the modular Italian or Israeli EW equipments.
FFK 957 takes part in the reenactment of Battle of Incheon. FFK can dish out massive firepower at close range with two 76mm and three twin 40mm guns, grim reapers for any North Korean surface ship. However, submarines might be a little problem...
Some of the pics here are reposts. Like the gas masks shown above that I can't recall their names anymore.
Kadrun probably posted some of them before, but I'm not sure which exact images.
DC IngTan Armor:
calvinb1nav, do you think there's any hope that LIG Nex1 will be able to develop dedicated EW equipments largely on its own? Here's Jane's description of the ALQ-200K,
I don't understand all those glossary terms in there, but it seems LIG Nex1 experimented with some serious technical stuffs trying to develop that thing. Domestic sources say it's based on the domestic SLQ-200K ESM/ECM, which are used on KDX ships. What do you say we try to develop an independent EW equipment using LIG Nex1 as the frontman, but maybe with a little bit of foreign help for convenience (presumably through Samsung Thales) instead of entirely license-producing them?The pod-mounted LIG NEX1 (formerly LG Innotek's Systems Division and then NEX1 Future) ALQ-200K E- through J-band radar jammer is designed for tactical aircraft applications (including the KF-16 and RF-4C types) and is targeted against anti-aircraft artillery, surface-to-air missile systems and airborne intercept emitters. It incorporates a transmitter chain, separate 'high-sensitivity' and channelised receivers, a system control unit, a 'jamming resource' package and a cockpit control interface unit. Of these, the ALQ-200K's transmitter chain includes fore and aft beam forming networks and multibeam, phased-array antenna assemblies and is described as offering a 'high' effective radiated power value. The equipment's system controller is reported as offering real-time processing, 'optimised' signal deinterleaving, jamming resource management, automatic built-in test, multi-channel tracking and 'multi-mission' scenario options. The jammer's receiver sub-system makes use of multi-baseline phase comparison direction-finding, while its 'jamming resource' package includes a digital radio frequency memory, a digitally-tuned oscillator, a continuous wave repeater and offers a range of noise, deception and 'complex' jamming modes. ALQ-200K is supported by a maintenance threat simulator and maintenance control analysis, automatic test unit and flight readiness programming stands. Other system features include a 'high-density' signal processing capability and the use of multiple central processing units and 'high-speed' signal processing to optimise jammer management.
Btw, do you know what they are trying to do to the KF-16 in this picture?
And there are a lot of pics coming ahead from IDIF 2010... stay tuned.
By bird slicers, do you mean the four protrusions right in front of the canopy?
These are LIG Nex1's new radars. The scale models on the left and the middle show the FPS-303K low-altitude surveillance radar. KF-16's AESA radar is on the far right.
calvinb1nav, someone introduced to me the protrusions on F-16's canopy as antennas for internal EW suites. Are they actually IFF interrogators?
Or is it OPSEC to tell?