Sentry Aerospace Industries - Lambda
The Sentry-Lambda IFX-45 Aquila is a state of the art prototype sixth-generation jet fighter that uses advanced stealth technology. Being developed by the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) Research and Development for research purposes. The main contractor of the project is the alliance of Sentry Aerospace Industries and Lambda Integrated Defense Systems. The same cooperation company in building the supersonic VVIP / Presidential aircraft, the VC-711 Cruiser One [link]
Advance AWACS ER-70 Guardian Angel [link]
and N-600V MRCS Assault Archelon, or AC-63S Calamity gunship [link]
Many consider this aircraft to be Indonesia's first domestically made stealth fighter. IFX-45 is an acronym meaning "Indonesian Fighter – X", 45 means tribute for Indonesian years of Independence (1945). The aircraft's name is Aquila which means the genus of true eagles.
Although most of information about the Aquila is classified, it is believed that it will be stealthy, have the ability to supercruise, be outfitted with the next generation of air-to-air, air-to-surface, and air-to-ship missiles, incorporate a fix-mounted Advance Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) called the 'Multifunction RF Sensor', which is intended to have broad spectrum agility, capabilities for electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic support measures (ESM), communications functions, and possibly even microwave weapon functions. Also featured with an advance "Artificial Intelligent" Main Computer.
According to Lambda, the new radar and AI will reduce both pilot and recon/navigator load, and the aircraft will have a new data link to share information between manned aircraft and unmanned combat aircraft vehicle (UCAV). Among the features the IFX-45 is to have is a fly-by-optics flight control system, which by substituting optical fibers for wires, allows data to be transferred faster and with immunity to electromagnetic disturbance.
For minimizing radar cross-section (RCS) and drag is also shown by the provision of main weapons bay in the centre fuselage, between the engine nacelles. Each is estimated to be between 4.9-5.1 m long. The main bays are augmented by bulged "Weapon Pack" bays at the wing root.
Crew: 2 (pilot and recon/navigator officer)
Role: Multi-role Stealth Fighter
Length: 20.7 m
Wingspan: 15 m
Height: 7.02 m
Power-plant: 2× Lambda Power LTF 3000V-3D afterburning with three dimensional thrust-vectored turbofans of 350 kN each. Prototype with Lambda Power LP-500-3D Turbofans of 150 kN definitive version with new engine >200 kN
Fuel capability: 10,500 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 2.7
Cruise speed: Mach 2.02
Service ceiling: Classified
Maximum g-load: 9+ g
Guns: Two 30 mm retractable cannons.
Air to air load out:
6× AIM-120 AMRAAM
2× AIM-9 Sidewinder
Air to ground load out:
2× AIM-120 AMRAAM and
2× AIM-9 Sidewinder for self-protection, and one of the following:
2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM or
8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
Hardpoints: 4× under-wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry drop tanks or weapons, each with a capacity of 5,000 lb (2,268 kg).
Chemring MJU-39/40 flares for protection against IR missiles.