[COMPETITION] Advanced Multirole Fighter Aircraft

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[COMPETITION] Advanced Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Post by Welshy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:24 pm



In light of current developments of adversary nations, a working group of the UK's Royal Air Force and The Japanese Air Self Defence Force are issuing an RFP for a new advanced multi-role fighter.

Due to the current commitments of other countries to their own advanced aircraft, it has been decided that both the UK and Japan need their own aircraft that can fight with the best other countries have to offer. The aircraft that we are currently seeking will be replacing the Typhoon in RAF service and the F-15 in Japanese service.

The aircraft will need to be in service in about the 2030 time frame and will also need to be a highly capable interceptor whilst also maintaining good dogfighting performance and good multirole capabilities.

With this in mind it has been decided that the aircraft must be able to at LEAST carry the following weapons (not all simultaneously):
  • Cannon
  • A mix of 10 MBDA Meteor and Advanced ASRAAM
  • 4 Anti-Shipping/Cruise Missiles Missiles
  • 6 Paveway 4/JDAM 500lb bombs
Other armament is optional however it must be noted that the aircraft is expected to attract export interest and as such must be able to deliver these export sales.

Key Performance Metrics are as follows:
  • Mach 2.2 Speed with Mach 1.5 Supercruise (With full air to air armament)
  • Combat Radius of 600nm (20 minutes loiter) without external fuel (1000nm with external tanks is prefered)
  • Full 9g Rating
  • The ability to mix it with the best fighter aircraft in the world
The first flight of such an aircraft is expected to be in the 2027 timeframe and although a clean sheet design would be costly it is a viable option for the air forces mentioned. Designs based on existing aircraft must be modified at least 50% from the base design.

The choice of engines is optional however it must be noted that this aircraft is a joint development by the UK and Japan and as such existing engines produced by these two nations or technology transfer is expected (ie Licence Production).

An AESA radar is required and again it is adviced that this system is either Japanese or British and as such although a new design is acceptable an existing radar to lower development costs is prefered. A comprehensive electronic warfare suite must be integrated into the aircraft as well as Link 16 and Link 22. All systems are expected to be FULLY NATO compatible and integrated Talon HATE systems are prefered due to the expectation of the need to operate alongside the USAFs F-22s.

All proposals must be submitted by 01/05/2024 with a flyable prototype expected by 05/08/2028



The aircraft model is to be built within the HQPGAC standard. Although the exact points system isn't revealed it must be noted that alongside the design and modeling extra points are awared for the detail of the proposal and as such things such as informative information will count in the favour of those with such entries.

An intial three view and basics specs must be available for review and entered by the 31/05/2018 and a flyable model and final information must be available for review by 26/06/2018

Thank you for your continued interest in the contests we run and we look forward to all entries.

I am also announcing that an Arcade Game Steam code will be made available to the winner and for this you must thank Barr. His continued help to the community is appreciated by all.

Good luck and we look forward to entries

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