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E4B/E6/C-32B replacement is a NEAT idea

Old 24th Aug 2019, 18:13
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E4B/E6/C-32B replacement is a NEAT idea

Laughingly popped into the 'Hall to see NECAP turn up today (in support of POTUS visit to G7 summit) so here are my photos (below). Also come to think about it, the Pentagon is looking to replace E-4B, E-6 and C-32B with one sole platoform in the future.







In short the procurement program is called NEAT.....

https://www.defensenews.com/newslett...ngle-platform/

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Old 24th Aug 2019, 19:49
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I see that it has an air intake for the built in hair dryer....
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 04:10
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A few videos here about the "NIGHTWATCH" mission of the E-4B, US STRATCOM and the E-6:







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Back to the future

Re the E-6B Mercury replacement, the recent war zone article says the navy may want a return to the prop EC-130Q days as there is a requirement to operate from austere locations.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...LsSrFcVJJRt41k

Does and does not make sense...

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requirement to operate from austere locations
To deliver Donny to some remote prison to pay for his crimes?
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Remember Henry Ford say ‚you have any color you want on your car as Long as it’s black‘ well in this case the NECAP replacement could be another 747 airframe ...

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...rQJbK87BapHviw
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Remember Henry Ford say ‚you have any color you want on your car as Long as it’s black‘ well in this case the NECAP replacement could be another 747 airframe ...
I wonder where they think they are going to get new 747s? The 747 is officially out of production - with the remaining few aircraft to be assembled already spoken for.
And the factory that made the 747 skin panels no longer exists (one of the reasons why Boeing decided to pull the plug).
The demand for 747 freighters is high enough that aircraft are not getting retired until they are well north of 100,000 flight hours - hardly viable for replacing aircraft that likely have fewer hours.
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What about all those surplus A380's around the world?

Sorry, forgot - they weren't built in the good old US of A were they......
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