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by NRao
08 Mar 2021 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Admiral Offers Vision for Indo-Pacific WASHINGTON -- Key to military success and supporting free and open societies in the Indo-Pacific region are: fostering innovation, thinking critically, developing expertise, challenging assumptions and working collectively to realize the full potential of the ...
by NRao
07 Mar 2021 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427012

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

A Greek web site, used Google translate: Destroying a Fighter: Why Pakistan's JF-17 is a Failure In 1999, Pakistan and China signed an agreement on the joint development and production of the JF-17 "Thunder" and share the development costs equally. The JF-17 was programmed to be a low-cost...
by NRao
07 Mar 2021 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427012

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^^^ Elon tweeted (too lazy to find it to post here) that the thrust of the single Raptor was an issue and that they had never faced it before. So, in SN11 they plan on using all 3 engines and land with some combo of 2. The legs are an issue - Elon has stated that many time. But, the flaw in the le...
by NRao
06 Mar 2021 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Interim National Security Strategic Guidance March 2021 Among other items: .......... We must also contend with the reality that the distribution of power across the world is changing, creating new threats. China, in particular, has rapidly become more assertive. It is the only competitor potential...
by NRao
06 Mar 2021 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Major hypersonic missile testing on the horizon

The Air Force prepares for its first booster test flight (BTF-1) of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), expected in the next 30 days.

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by NRao
06 Mar 2021 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097434

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China row opens export opportunities for India India is moving to fill the Chinese vacuum for Australian resources and wine, as a free-trade agreement between Canberra and New Delhi gains momentum under a Morrison government push to unlock new markets. The Australian understands Indian Prime Minist...
by NRao
05 Mar 2021 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427012

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

SN10 (Camera set to click one every second):

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by NRao
05 Mar 2021 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Mission Success: Lockheed Martin’s Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Soars In Flight Test DALLAs, March 4, 2021 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) munition in an 80-kilometer flight d...
by NRao
05 Mar 2021 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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US Navy researching hypersonic anti-ship missile ‘Screaming Arrow’ for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet The US Navy (USN) is researching what it would take to develop an air-breathing hypersonic anti-ship missile that could be carried and launched from the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. As part of its Scream...
by NRao
03 Mar 2021 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Strike Eagle proven capable of carrying 15 JDAMs on single sortie https://media.defense.gov/2021/Mar/02/2002591335/780/780/0/220221-F-XG347-1001.JPG The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron successfully flew an F-15E Strike Eagle carrying six JDAMs on a single side of the aircraft on Feb 22, 2021, sho...
by NRao
01 Mar 2021 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097434

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Utterly disklike this guy but thought it should be dissected here: https://theprint.in/opinion/on-lac-india-partially-achieved-its-political-aim-now-it-must-go-for-final-settlement/611287/ There are a couple of problems I have noticed with this article---> 1) Panag sir never mentions that the so ca...
by NRao
27 Feb 2021 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5536
Views: 1097434

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U.S. to Impose Sweeping Rule Aimed at China Technology Threats By John D. McKinnon Updated Feb. 26, 2021 6:10 pm ET WASHINGTON—The Biden administration plans to allow a sweeping Trump-era rule aimed at combating Chinese technology threats to take effect next month, over objections from U.S. busines...
by NRao
27 Feb 2021 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Picked up an interesting new fact: After demonstrating swarming tech on existing weapons, the AFRL's Golden Horde program is now creating Colosseum, which will be a live, virtual and constructive environment for testing networked, collaborative and autonomous weapons. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ev...
by NRao
27 Feb 2021 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Kelly Worries F-35 Flying Costs Won’t Hit Target, and That China May Get NGAD First Feb. 26, 2021 | By John A. Tirpak Air Combat Command boss Gen. Mark D. Kelly isn’t confident that F-35 operating costs will be tamed to $25,000 per hour by 2025, which is the service’s goal. He’s also concerned Chin...
by NRao
27 Feb 2021 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks @DepSecDef wrote:In my first weeks, I've been assessing the alignment of @DeptofDefense budgets to @POTUS and @SecDef priorities. Top issue: advancing the capabilities needed to deter, and if needed, to compete and win in the face of Chinese military modernization.
by NRao
27 Feb 2021 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

You are correct that Digital Design has all of that embedded, but UAI defines DD as "the standard" in clear terms for production. Think of it this way, UAI is DD. Understand, but differ. Since DD (the framework) has multiple libs, the (open) standards are defined by each lib. DD is certif...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

UAI is a mandate and not a contractor choice. Basically, anything that was conceptualized or started after the 2010's had UAI compliance built into it. Platforms that had their initial TB's defined ahead of that were left out. The F-35 Block 4 is using a mid 2010's TB (I think it was TRL-7 by 2015 ...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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WRT "NGAD", here are a few things that I have heard: * All 3 vendors are working together * The naval NGAD will arrive first - the one flying * The designer *may not* build. L1 bid will build (this could be somewhere in an article) * They will built at most 84 copies per version (proposed ...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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There is no one "DD" - so, not surprised that Northrup has their own. However, IF they are indeed using a DD (which I am assuming based on what I posted), then it better include UAI - no matter how old or recent. UAI is just a weapon's library - a set of look up tables. Please discard the ...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Very true. In total agreement on UAI. However, even UAI is *merely* a (very, very small) subset within Digital Design (DD)(or call it Digital Engineering). No matter what area of expertise (not just UAI), they *all* are a subset within DD. DD encompasses - literally - everything. It is a boat load o...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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^^ I have never heard anyone claim the B-21 to be an 'ePlane', but from a few older articles, I think it is. Which is why it allows months, and not years, to integrate. SecDef visits B-21 facilities in Florida Aug, 2020: During the visit, engineers explained how the B-21 Raider uses digital engineer...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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^^ I have about 3 posts that I had planned on responding to!!! Going Digital Will Take Courage; Fighter Study Looks to 2040s Feb. 24, 2021 | By John A. Tirpak The transformational acquisition ideas championed by former Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper will survive his departure from the servic...
by NRao
25 Feb 2021 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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David Axe is alive and kicking. Has to put food on the table. Looks like this study should be completed within this calendar year. IF that is right, and the proposals are approved, then I expect they can have a flying '5th-Gen minus" flying by 2027/28 Brown Launching Major TacAir Study with CAP...
by NRao
22 Feb 2021 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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Not sure if we are talking of the same rec. USN has issued an RFI that: Request for Information (RFI), Serial Number 20-0001/UJTS, is a continuation of on-going market research conducted in support of the Undergraduate Jet Training System (UJTS) program. and According to a program official, as of 20...
by NRao
22 Feb 2021 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725725

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Except that the Kailash Range is now littered with landmines, listening devices, accelerometers to detect movement and likely crisscrossed with tunnels. Tunnels likely to have been stocked with food, water and weapons caches. Are all these confirmed news? Kailash Range is within Indian LAC, there h...
by NRao
22 Feb 2021 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725725

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

as per news coming out 10th round has failed. 2. i am trying to understand the logic for not discussing all the friction points in 1 go and doing it piecemeal ? ............ That is what the GoI has always wanted. GoI did have the chance to reboot after the Kailash Range episode on Aug 29th, but op...
by NRao
20 Feb 2021 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 888033

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am sure this is not the proper thread for this particular topic, but, I think India can find foothold to take advantage of the situation.

Biden Wants to Restore NATO. Macron Is Looking to Move On.

The two leaders appeared to talk past each other at this week’s Munich Security Conference.
by NRao
20 Feb 2021 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2268
Views: 412923

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A complimentary blast from the past




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