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designing the eats-1

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posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 09:31 AM
I want to have a seperate thread for this because its completely different from the ats-1 and bts-1 also you can post your concepts here:

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 09:41 AM
What exactly are we looking for?

As far as I understand it an aircraft to fill the following roles (for both land and carrier based operations):

- Anti-Sub warfare
- Cargo
- Maritime patrol
- Air Refueller

Other possiblities may include:
- Special ops?
- Anti-ship warfare (BIG sea-skimmers)?
- Cruise missile launch platform (similar to above)?
- Medevac

And possible civilian uses.

So whats needed for this?

- long loiter time
- Room for sensors and weapons
- easily useable cargo space
- Large cargo weight
- Possible high fuel fraction (although not necessarily used for all missions)

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 09:46 AM
yeah that pretty much sums it up

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 10:42 AM
Exellent... This concept sure has been a great idea...
... BTW what does the E stand for...??

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 11:05 AM

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 11:13 AM
Sorry for the stupid question but is it manned or a UCAV type ?

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 11:33 AM

Something like this??

Common Support Aircraft (CSA)
The Common Support Aircraft (CSA) will serve as the Navy's carrier-based surveillance, control, and support aircraft for the 21st century, replacing existing S-3B, ES-3A, E-2C, and C-2A aircraft. Envisioned as a single aircraft design, the CSA will be able to carry different mission suites of sensors and avionics in order to fulfill future mission requirements and will possess significant capacity for logistics support and aerial refueling. CSA will facilitate naval fires in the joint warfare battlespace with fuzed tactical data obtained from both on- and off-board sensors and with its organic warfighting capability.

In 1993, a Naval Aviation study concluded that a "neckdown" of follow-on aircraft was the only affordable procurement strategy for future naval aircraft. Current investments in E-2C production, ongoing C-2 service life extension, and service life extension plans for the S-3 and ES-3 aircraft are needed to ensure that current airframes achieve the 2015 service life goal. Based on current fleet utilization rates and projected support aircraft inventories, the CSA will require a 2012 initial operational capability at the latest. Efforts are being explored to determine if an accelerated profile is feasible.

posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 12:27 PM
personally I was thinking that it could also be
like this

posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 12:38 AM
So, is this open to anyone to participate in?
Just curious, and I don't want to make a fool of myself by trying to join in, when it's a closed group.

posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:04 AM
Its completely open so post whenever you feel like.

posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:36 AM
Well OK than, thanks for the speedy reply.

As soon as I can figure out how to work this scanner, that is, unless I have to go get a new one, I'll post a design idea.

posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 01:40 AM
Its the same for me. Dont know how to use a scanner.

I'll have my concept up soon

posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 08:19 PM
Well, I still cant figure out how to get this to work.
*JANE! Come stsrt this crazy thing!*

Anyways, I've started on several designs.

I have one question though, apart from being able to accomplish the afore mentioned tasks, does it matter if it's on the smaller or larger side?

[edit on 1/2/2006 by iori_komei]

posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:35 AM
Here is my sketch for EATS-1
NWolf Aviation "SeaWolf"

Blended Wing Body Low observable aircraft, with foldable wings, modular gargo/bomb bay, external weapon pylons cabable of taking variety of missiles, bombs and torpedos. Awacs type radar assebly and EW/ELINT pods at wingtips.
4 TVC and STOL nozzles in 4 engines, 2/pod

Cabable of:
BWR A2A engagements
AntisShip operations
ELINT/Recon operations
AWACS operations
Transport to and from Carriers and forward airbases
Anti-Submarine operations
Special operations support

Wingspan of 25m
Wings folded: 13m
Cabable of operating from a carrier

More NWolf desings and larger images

[edit on 3-1-2006 by northwolf]

[edit on 3-1-2006 by northwolf]

posted on Jan, 4 2006 @ 11:12 PM
Well, I'm not done with the full design on mine, I finally got my scanner to work, so I figured I'd post the little design sketch i did, not very good, just something I jotted down, so I would'nt forget the design, the one I'm working on, is pretty much this body, but with weapons and the other systems and stuff.


This is looking down from above it, top view.

[edit on 1/4/2006 by iori_komei]

posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 11:49 AM

could I see a top side and perspective view on that

posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 06:17 AM

[edit on 28-1-2006 by planeman]

posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 11:36 AM
wouldn't stealth be a little pointless...

Think about it Its gonna serve as an awacs plane probably so wouldn't it be using its radar most of the time which makes it a freaking bullseye

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 01:00 PM

posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 09:45 AM
Doesn't the navy tend to use drouges rather than booms. It sounds like this could be turning into a carrier based aircraft. Would the E-ATS-1 be able to do that.

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