NationStates Jolt Archive

ASLCAF Annouces Military Overhaul

The Lowland Clans
11-12-2003, 11:40
This morning, the ASLCAF annoucned a huge military overhaul to the Airforce and Navy. Included in the plan to replace all of the aging FJ-25C Highlander fighter craft with the new FJ-27C Highlander IIIs, which have already been in production for sometime. The Navy will get a complete overhaul, with the distribution of Firestorm technology has become widespread, with a heavy emphasis on light, manueverable vessels. Many military analysts expect a massive arms sale, along with tests with the ASLC's closest ally, the Military Republic of Jace. A complete list of replacements are sure to come soon, and the ASLCAF was king enough to release the statistics for the new FJ-27C, along with a declassified picture of it's flying over ocean patrols in the Mediterrean.

FJ-27C Highlander III Air Superiority Fighter

Function: Land-based Air Superiority Fighter
Propulsion: Two KAM TF-14A turbofan engines with afterburners;

Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)

Wingspan 64 feet (19 meters) unswept, 38 feet (11.4 meters) swept

Ceiling Above 55,000 feet

Speed Max Mach Number: = 2.68
Cruise Mach Number: = 2.00
Crew: Two: pilot and radar intercept officer

Armament Up to 13,000 pounds of air-to-air armaments and 1,000 pouns of air-to-ground ordinance