Interesting... yea, I didn't know that. That makes this beast even more dangerous! Good thing it's not being operated by their Army lolz.You have missed a detail here. The Gaurdian has data links as such a single Longbow radar equipped Apache can beam its data to its unequiped siblings. They can use the Longbow birds like scouts.
In the high hot of the Hindu Kush even Apache helicopters get winded not deploying longbow radars saves some energy for the lift capacity of the helicopter.
Yea but that never really spun my wheels. Because the tactics you can pull off with a top-mounted Longbow are much more effective. The ability to pop the radar up, while the rest of your ship is hiding behind cover, is priceless. I tried to find a good pic demonstrating this, but this is the closest I could get:Little known fact the AH1Z Vipers that have been sitting in the US boneyards for Pakistan also can mount longbow radars. It’s just they use a wing tip station as opposed to the mast.
Don't they already had an AMCA program 15 years ago that just died with 0 progress? How is this going to be any different? Also 11 years from now means they need a prototype already at least, especially with the Indian speed of development.TEJAS..... part 2 ???
For them this norm ... see below ... and plus no project is indigenous ... all are fully supported by either US/EU/Russia or Israel...Don't they already had an AMCA program 15 years ago that just died with 0 progress? How is this going to be any different? Also 11 years from now means they need a prototype already at least, especially with the Indian speed of development.
Wonder if it's going to be 100% foreign critical parts or 99%.