الأربعاء، 11 أبريل، 2012

سلاح الجو الأمريكى يستعد لعمليات بعيدة المدى


B-1s and F-22s involved in a long range strike exercise. Getting ready for North Korea or Iran?

 

U.S. F-22s, along with E-3s, F-16s, KC-135 and B-1s took part on Apr. 4, 2012, to an exercise aimed at validating Bones capability to successfully perform long range strike missions similar to one conducted in Libya in the early stages of Operation Odyssey Dawn.
Dubbed Operation Chimichanga, the exercise saw three B-1 bombers from the 37th Bomb Squadron flying from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, to Fort Yukon, Alaska to conduct a combat a 10-hour round trip training mission based off lessons learned from their raid in Libya.
In particular, Operation Chimichanga gave the 37th BS crews the opportunity to test the tactics and procedures for “a more robust and accurate in-flight planning and retargeting of the AGM-158 Joint Air-Surface Stanfoff Missile.”
Image credit: U.S. Air Force
A B-1 can accommodate up to 24 radar-evading JASSM in its bomb bays. This GPS-guided cruise missiles with 2,250-lbs warhead, can be fired from more than 200 miles, even if it will be replaced, beginning next year, by a JASSM-ER (extended-range) AGM-158B that can reach a target 600 miles away.
Among the objective of the operation was also to validate the F-22 and F-16′s ability to escort the bomber into a so-called anti-access target area: with a stealthy cruise missile that can hit a target from about 1,000 km away, the need of escort fighters might become almost superfluous, especially if the B-1 is called into action when the enemy air defenses have been already degraded (as happened in Libya).
Noteworthy, flying for the first time with the most recent “Block 3.1″ hardware and softare upgrade, that provides the ability to find and engage ground targets, the Raptors took part to the exercise in a dual role: HVAAE (High Value Air Asset Escort) and air-to-surface, providing the capability to perform an immediate restrike on the same target (or one nearby), if needed.
Image credit: U.S. Air force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

تدريبات لسلاح الجو الأمريكى بعدة طرازات مختلفه من الطائرات للتدرب على القيام بعمليات طويلة المدى
التدريب تحت إسم  Chimichanga
على غرار التدريبات التى قام بها سلاح الجو الأمريكى قبل العمليه الجويه ضد ليبا
 
إشتركت فى التدريبات الطائرات التاليه
  مقاتلة الجيل الخامس
F-22
 File:Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg
الأواكس
 E-3s,
 File:E-3aawa.jpg
المقاتله
F-16s
,File:F-16 June 2008.jpg
طائرة التزود بالوقود
 KC-135 
 File:100225-F-3252P-617.jpg
والقاذفه الشبحيه b1 
 File:B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
والتى إستخدمت صورايخ AGM-158 Joint Air-Surface Stanfoff Missile.”
ذات مدى 200 ميل ويمكنها حمل 24 صاروخ من هذا الطراز
والعام القادم سيتم دمج الصاروخ بعيد المدى  JASSM-ER الذى يصل مداه إلى 600 ميل
القاذفات b1 قامت برحله إستغرقت 10 ساعات من  Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, to Fort Yukon, Alaska
 أيضآ تم التأكد من قابلية المقاتلات f22  و f16 من العمل مع القاذفات فى منطقة 
called anti-access target area
بحيث يجرى إطلاق صواريخ كروز شبحيه من القاذفات ذات مدى يصل إلى 1000كم
بعض المحللين يعتقد إن هذه المناورات موجهه لكوريا الشماليه أو إيران