Ares Siren

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Ares Siren
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An Ashari Block I Ares Siren A stationed in Sulemaniya, 2009.
Role Light multirole fighter
National origin  Tiperyn
Manufacturer Ares Aerospace
Design group Ares Aerospace, Earn Yndustry
First flight 4 November 2001
Introduction 1 April 2004
Primary users Tiperyn Realm Defence
Kaya Unified Armies
See operators
Unit cost
$30.1 million (flyaway cost for FY2021)

The Ares Siren is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic light multirole fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Ares Aerospace. It was brought to market in the early 2000s and was first introduced in the SiWallqanqan Royal Air Force. The largest power currently fielding the Siren is Tiperyn, who adopted it in 2004 for service in its Realm Armada and Realm Aero Services.

The Siren was initiated as a private venture by Ares in the 1990s with the intent of creating a high performance light fighter that it could market as an export aircraft to less wealthy countries that could not afford more expensive high capability fighters. The fighter is notable for its high thrust-to-weight ratio enabling speeds of up to Mach 2.1, supercruise capability, and extreme agility. While its two-engine configuration is generally accepted as more expensive and fuel inefficient compared to single-engine equivalents, it improves aircraft safety and survivability by providing redundancy should one engine be disabled.

The Siren is capable of a variety of air-to-air combat, ground strike, and maritime strike roles. It first saw combat during the Nasiri Civil War in Tiperyn service.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Note: All variants are referred to as by their export designation given by Ares Aerospace. Individual operators may have different designations

  • Siren A - The base variant of the Siren available to members of the North-South Concordant.
  • Siren M - A navalized variant of the Siren. Although the base Siren includes an arrestor hook for landing on short runways with arrestor wires, the navalized variant additionally has avionics for conducting carrier landings and holding wing tips.
  • Siren EK (Eksportear) - Export version for nations outside of the North-South Concordant with downgraded avionics and engines. Variants of the export version are denoted by a EK. followed by a number in sequence unique to each order.
    • EK.1 - Similar to a Siren A with downgraded avionics.
    • EK.2 - Similar to a Siren A with downgraded avionics, but able of accepting weapons and ordnance typically used by nations within the League of Free Nations.

Operators[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]


 Santa Magdalena

  • Santa Magdalenian Army Aviation Corps - Operates Siren A



  • Royal Air Force - Operates Siren EK.2 variant.


Specifications[edit | edit source]

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Data from Tiperyn Realm Defence fact sheet[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1 (pilot)
  • Length:
    • Overall: 15.1 m (49 ft 6 in)
    • Excluding Nose Pitot Tube: 13.9 m (45 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.1 m (62 ft 8 in)
  • Height:
  • Empty weight: 7,000 kg (15,432 lbs)
  • Loaded weight: 10,152 kg (22,381 lbs) with 100% fuel, 2× Long-Range AAMs, and 2× Short-Range AAMs
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,700 kg (32,407 lbs)
  • Powerplant: 2× Earn Yndustry MT114A3 turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 34.5 kN (7,756 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 57.5 kN (12,927 lbf) each


  • Maximum speed:
    • At altitude: Mach 2.1 (2,593 km/h; 1,611 mph)
    • At supercruise: Mach 1.2 (1,481 km/h; 921 mph)
  • Combat radius: 750 km (466 mi)
  • Ferry range: 2,900 km (1,802 mi)
  • Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight:
    • Max takeoff weight, full afterburner: 0.80
    • Combat load, full afterburner: 1.15
    • Combat load, dry: 0.69
  • Maximum g-load: +9.0/−3.0 g
  • Guns: 1× 25mm autocannon with 140 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 8 (2 under-fuselage, 2 under-wing, 2 wing-tip)
    • Maximum Missile Loadouts:
      • 6× Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
      • 4× Medium/Long-Range Air-to-Air Missiles, 2× Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
      • 2× Long-Range Anti-Shipping Missiles, 2× Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
      • 2× Cruise Missiles, 2× Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
      • 4× Air-to-Ground Missiles, 2× Short-Range Air-to-Air Missiles
    • Maximum Bomb Loadouts:
      • 4× 250kg guided bombs
      • 8× 250kg unguided bombs
    • Maximum Rocket Loadout:
      • 4× Rocket Pods

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ares Siren fact sheet." Institute of Western Military History, December 2004. Retrieved: 6 September 2014.