Hola gente, tengo esta pregunta; ¿Sera verdad que los F-16 que vende EEUU como asi tambien las ventas de Gran Bretania de aviones poseen un codigo que de activarlos haría que los aviones ni siquieran puedan despegar ???
Por un lado lei que no despegarian con dicha activacion, y por otro decia que podria volar pero sin radar y no podrian disparar....
Primero me llamo la atencion esta mencion, y hasta dude, pero despues recordando que durante la Guerra de Malvinas Inglaterra apreto a Francia para que cediera los codigos de los Exocet y asi desactivarlos; entonces supongo que debe ser verdad....
Gran Bretania exige a EEUU codigos aviertos para adquirir sus aviones, su link:
Gran BretaÃ±a exige aviones de "cÃ³digo libre" | KriptÃ³polis
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Britain warns US over jet software codes
£12bn Joint Strike Fighter order could be scrapped
The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn order for the Joint Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the computer software code that controls the jets.
Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily Telegraph that the planes were useless without control of the software as they could effectively be "switched off" by the Americans without warning.
"We do expect this technology transfer to take place. But if it does not take place we will not be able to purchase these aircraft," said Lord Drayson.
The problem stems from strict US guidelines on the transfer of technology to other countries. Under current rules any British requests for the use of US technology can take 20 days to go through, obviously limiting the usefulness of a jet strike force.
Lord Drayson is currently in Washington to speak to members of Congress. His tough talking on the project includes the fact that Britain has a 'Plan B' if the Joint Strike Fighter deal falls through.
Australia 'cracked top-secret US jet fighter codes' (F-18)
KIM Beazley has told how Australia cracked top-secret American combat aircraft codes while he was defence minister in the 1980s.
"We spied on them and we extracted the codes," Mr Beazley told Parliament during his valedictory speech today.
Mr Beazley, who was defence minister from 1984 to 1990, said that when he took over the job he soon learned that the radar on Australia's Hornets could not identify most potentially hostile aircraft in the region.
In other words, Australia's frontline fighter could not shoot down enemies in the region.
Mr Beazley said he was greatly tempted to "belt" the Liberals with this and lay to rest their claim to be best at managing defence.
"I shut up, I said nothing," Mr Beazley said.
"I went to the US and for five years, up hill and down dale, with one knock-down, drag-out after another, with Cap Weinberger, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, I tried to get the codes of that blasted radar out of them.
"In the end we spied on them and we extracted the codes ourselves and we got another radar that could identify (enemy planes).
Mr Beazley said the Americans were Australia's most important ally.
"But they are a bunch of people you have to have a fight with every now and then to get what you actually need out of them," he said.
Mr Beazley said that the story of getting the Hornet codes was well known within Defence, but not beyond it.
He said the problem was that the old codes related to Warsaw Pact aircraft, rather than ones in Australia's region.
The Americans kept saying they'd provide the codes, but never did.
"So we tried to crack the codes so we could enhance them," Mr Beazley said.
"And we made a lot of progress."
Mr Beazley said the Americans knew what the Australians were doing and were intrigued by the progress they made
Believe me on this...the F-16 purchase is not part of the PAF's long-term strategy, or even a massive part of the 2019 plan. Fact is it will take time for PAF to properly integrate the JF-17 & FC-20 into its greater air defence network. If indications such as the 75% drop in the number of Block-52+ ordered and the sudden jump in JF-17's overall importance - i.e. the ACM comparing it directly to the Eurofighter! - weren't enough, then maybe the fact that even AWACS, weapon-systems, ECM/EW, radar & avionics for all PAF fighters are being envisioned from home. While we would not develop any systems from scratch, we will modify/customize them enough so that our enemies can't "crack our codes" and rip us apart. In other words, the F-16 is not as big a player as the JF-17 is in PAF's strategy against external-threats.
The Block-52+ was procured simply to hold the line until 2015...before then the biggest threat PAF will face would be the MKI, which is a present threat - so there's no difference, except that PAF will have JF-17 now. If Block-52+ wasn't available to us, then I am sure the PAF would have leased 1-2 Rafale squadrons instead.
Though when you want to take part in international exercises involving NATO, I think Block-52+ is an excellent aircraft....nothing about our JF-17 would be revealed.
Fuente: E X T R A D O S - EMILIO MENESES TENIA RAZON!: F-16 CASTRADOS PARA PELEAR CONTRA EEUU?! - Foro Aéreo - Fuerza Aérea de Chile - foros.miarroba.com
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