投稿者: 松尾 芳郎


米空軍は2月17日に、保有するC-130ハーキュリーズ( Hercules)輸送機用としてレイセオン・テクノロジー(Raytheon Technologies)に新型プロペラを発注した。価格は総額1億3,500万ドル、レイセオンは電子制御装置、予備部品を含むNP2000プロペラ・システムを供給する。このプロペラは複合材製の8翅プロペラで、機体の性能向上に有効、かつ翅を個別に交換できるので整備も容易になる。
(The US Air Force has contracted Raytheon Technologies to produce new advances propellers for C-130 Hercules aircraft. Valued as $ 135 million, the agreement will require to deliver NP2000 propeller systems, including electronic control systems and spare parts. According to Raytheon, the eight composite-bladed propeller system will improve the performance of the aircraft. Each blade can be replaced without removing the entire system, making efficient maintenance work.)


(Japan decided to make a bulk-order of Tomahawk cruise missiles from U.S.A. as its begins a rapid military build-up, Minister of DoD Yasukazu Hamada said on Feb.14. The DoD plans to deploy the missile as part of its increasing counterstrike capabilities starting from fiscal 2026.)


エアバスなどの航空宇宙企業連合は、将来の航空機用エンジンとして「ハイブリッド・エレクトリック&ウオーター・エンハンスド・ターボファン (hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan) =WET」の開発に取組んでいる。この計画はEUの「航空環境規制計画(Clean Aviation program)」が支援している。

(A group of aerospace companies has announced to develop hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan for future aircraft propulsion systems. The program is supported by EU Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (Clean Aviation) program.



1. 中国軍機57機が台湾海峡で活動、一部が中間線超え
2. 中国軍無人偵察機、数回宮古海峡を通過・太平洋を往復
3. 中国海軍空母「遼寧」艦隊、12月中旬-1月初旬の間太平洋上で大規模演習
4. 中国海軍情報収集艦、しばしば沖縄列島近辺を航行
5. アラビア海で仏空母と共同訓練
6. 2022年第3四半期までの緊急発進、対中国機が75 %
7. 2022年12月、H-6爆撃機、太平洋に進出、グアム攻撃の演習
8. 陸自、第5回に続き第6回大規模実働対抗演習を実施
9. 海自、令和4年度インド太平洋中東派遣 (IMED23)を実施
10. 海自、数回にわたり日米共同各種訓練を実施

(Military threats from Russia & Chinese Forces to Japan and Taiwan, are increases ever. Countermeasures proceeded by Japan and Allies. Following 10 were major issues in January.
1. Chinese increased militant pressure to Taiwan, including 57 fighter flew into Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone, some of them across the midline of Taiwan straits.
2. Chinese unmanned reconnaissance plane flew to Pacific several times thru Miyako strait.
3. Chinese carrier strike group conducted a month long military drill in western-Pacific.
4. Chinese Dongdiao-class Electronic Reconnaissance Ship sails around Okinawan islands.
5. Japanese Naval vessels conducts military drill together with French carrier in Arabian Sea.
6. Number of Scramble flight in first nine months of 2022 fiscal year, exceeded 600, of which 75 % for Chinese war planes.
7. Dec. 19, 2022, China’s H-6 bombers with cruise missiles flew, to be simulated mission for striking Guam.
8. Japanese Army plan a large scale war game, following the previous month again.
9. Japanese Naval vessels sail to “IMED23 : Indo-Pacific and Middle East Deployment 23” operation, started mid-January extend to May.
10. Japanese Navy conducted war game with U.S. Navy several times in south-east Pacific




米国、英国およびEU諸国は相次いで前例にない規模の追加ウクライナ軍事支援に踏み切った。1月26日付けCNNによると、イギリスの「チャレンジャー2」戦車の供与に続き、ドイツは「レオパルト2」戦車の供与を発表、さらに米国は決定済みの「ブラッドレー歩兵戦闘車」に加え新たに「M1エイブラムス」戦車の供与を決めた。これで、西側諸国はロシアが計画している大規模な地上戦に対応する。以下にNATO諸国などからの直近のウクライナ軍事支援の概要を示す。(U.S., U.K., Germany sending top-end Tanks and other heavy-duty weapons to Ukraine. Those includes Challenger 2 of U.K, Leopard 2 of Germany, M1 Abrams of U.S.A., MBTs. Russian Forces looking to go on a spring offensive in Ukraine will be met by more Ukraine’s armor and firepower. )


以前にも紹介したが、ブーム(Boom Technology)社が開発中のオーバーチェア(Overture)は、65-88席級の超音速旅客機、洋上はマッハ1.7の超音速で巡航し、航続距離は7,800 km、2029年末の就航を目指す。エンジンは、中バイパス比2軸ターボファン推力35,000 lbs、名前は「シンフォニー( Symphony )」として開発が決まった。受注は、ユナイテッド航空、アメリカン航空の合計で確定35機、オプションは日本航空の20機を含め合計95機になる。
(As reported previously, the Boom Overture is a Mach 1.7, 65-88 passenger supersonic airliner with 7,800 km of range, plan to be introduced in 2029. The Symphony, the engine for Overture, is a two-spool medium-bypass turbofan, producing 35,000 pounds thrust at takeoff and during supersonic cruise. United Airlines and American Airlines signed firm order of total 35 aircraft on June 2021 and August 2022 respectively, with option 95 units together with JAL’s 20.)


2022年8月、アメリカン航空は、ボーイングのチャールストン(Charleston, South Carolina)工場で久し振りに787の新造機を受領した、これで14ヶ月に及ぶ製造品質問題は終止符を打ったと思われた。しかし直近の情報(昨年10月発表)によると、リワークに時間がかかるため生産が完全に軌道に乗るには2年以上要すると云う。
(When American Airlines accepted a new 787 from Charleston production site on August 2022, Boeing marked the event as restart the delivery of the aircraft after long painful 14-month delivery suspension due to product quality issues. But the October’s Quarterly Review says the production will not be recovered until summer 2024, because the most of the issues are highly labor intensive.)


1. 北朝鮮のミサイル発射、今年1~12月の発射は合計約70発、37回
2. 中国軍、台湾に対する軍事圧力を増大
3. 中国海軍空母艦隊、大東島・沖ノ鳥島付近海域で大規模演習
4. 中国海警局艦艇、今年1~12月の間、尖閣諸島周辺海域に336日間航行
5. 陸自、九州で大規模実働対抗演習を実施予定
6. 海自、12月2〜9日および同19日、西太平洋海域で米空母艦隊と共同訓練を実施
7. 海自、「もがみ」型3番艦「のしろ」の引渡式 (9日)および、同6番艦「あがの」の進水式が挙行 (21日)
8. 空自、11月29日、沖縄周辺で米空軍F-22と戦術訓練を実施
9. 空自、12月14日、沖縄周辺で米空軍・米空母航空団・米海兵航空団と戦術訓練を実施
10. 空自、12月20日、日本海で米空軍B-52爆撃機と編隊航法訓練を実施

(Military threats from Russia, China and North Korean Forces to Japan and Taiwan, are increases ever. Countermeasures to these threats are proceeded by Japan and Allies. Following 11 were major issues in December.
1. North Korea launches three ballistic missiles on final day of the year, all together nearly 70 missiles in 2022..
2. Chinese increased militant pressure to Taiwan, including 18 bombers flew into Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone, a warship sailed near Eastern coast of Taiwan, and 71 warplanes flew across the midline of Taiwan straits.
3. Chinese fighter came within six meters of U.S. spy plane
4. Chinese aircraft carrier strike group conducted military drill in western Pacific close to U.S. bases Guam.
5. Chinese Coast Guard vessels enters Japanese waters near Senkakus for 334 days in 2022.
6. Japanese Army plan a month long large scale war game in January at Southern Japan.
7. Japanese Navy together with U.S. Carrier strike group conducted military drill several times in western Pacific.
8. Latest model Frigate-FFM “Noshiro” enter into service, and a same class “Agano” conducted launching ceremony.
9. Japanese Air Force fighter planes conducted air drill with USAF F-22 fighters around Okinawa air space.
10. Japanese Air Force fighter conducted war drill with USAF, Carrier Air Wing and Marine Air Wing planes nearby Okinawan air space.
11. Japanese Air Force fighter escort USAF B-52 flew into Japan Sea.)