Japan Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency Details Its Kawasaki C-2 Aircraft
The Acquisition, Expertise & Logistics Company (ATLA) underneath the Japan Ministry of Protection revealed new video about its Kawasaki C-2 navy transport plane. The Kawasaki C-2 (beforehand XC-2 and C-X) is a mid-size, twin-turbofan engine, lengthy vary, excessive pace navy transport plane developed and manufactured by Kawasaki Aerospace Firm. In June 2016, the C-2 formally entered service with the Japan Air Self-Protection Drive (JASDF). The plane is to supplant and change the older Kawasaki C-1 turbofan transport that has been in service because the Nineteen Seventies. The Kawasaki C-2 is an extended vary twin-engine transport plane. Compared with the older C-1 that it replaces, the C-2 can carry payloads as much as 4 occasions heavier, reminiscent of MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile batteries and Mitsubishi H-60 helicopters, and possesses six occasions the vary.
The C-2 is being developed to satisfy the next necessities of the Ministry of Protection: a minimal payload of 26 tonnes, 120 metric ton (264,552 lb 132.275 brief ton) take-off weight, skill to takeoff/land on brief runways, (Requirement: 500m, virtually similar as C-1, e.g. Tachikawa—900 m, Kamigoto—800 m, Hateruma—800 m), a most payload of 37,600 kg while taking off from a 2,300 m Take-off Subject Size at a 141 tonnes (310,851 lb 155.42 brief ton) take-off weight, skill to fly worldwide airroutes (Requirement: Mach 0.8+; JDA dominated out C-17 as a candidate by its decrease cruising pace. Typical cargo plane can not cruise at optimum altitude on business airroutes due to their decrease cruising pace and are sometimes assigned to decrease altitude by ATC.), in-flight aerial refuelling and ahead wanting infrared programs.
The C-2 is powered by a pair of Common Electrical CF6-80C2K turbofan engines. The CF6-80C2 is at present licensed on fifteen business and navy widebody plane fashions together with the Boeing 747-400, and McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Whereas sharing fuselage parts with the Kawasaki P-1, the fuselage of the C-2’s is considerably bigger to accommodate an enormous inside cargo deck, which is furnished with an automatic loading/unloading system to scale back workloads on personnel and floor tools. The ahead fuselage and horizontal stabilizer is manufactured from an internally-designed composite materials, KMS6115. A tactical flight administration system and head-up show is put in to scale back the challenges concerned in flying at low altitudes or near mountainous terrain. The C-2 is supplied with a full glass cockpit, fly-by-wire flight controls, a high-precision navigation system, and self safety programs.
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