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Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Postby dinesha » 04 Jul 2018 18:04

Nuclear Gravity Bomb Completes First Qual Tests on B-2 Bomber
https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... omber.html

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Postby dinesha » 07 Jul 2018 13:52

Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel Burlington (EPF 10) Completes Builder's Trials
https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.p ... rials.html

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Postby dinesha » 13 Jul 2018 13:07

The US Military Has a New Facility for Overseeing Nuclear War
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... uclear-war
ith its shielded electronics and underground levels, the C2F and at least some of its occupants might survive the initial blasts in a nuclear war. "But I doubt it would last long in a later exchange," Kristensen said. "A couple of direct hits with high-yield warheads would likely shake the underground structure to pieces."


"Nuclear command and control today is less dependent on super-secure underground facilities, but in a flatter architecture than makes use of numerous redundant and dispersed facilities," Kristensen said. "So an adversary could blow up Offutt, but by that time the national command leadership would be long gone and it wouldn’t prevent [Strategic Command] from retaliating or continuing the fight, if one can imagine that in a nuclear war."

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Postby Philip » 14 Jul 2018 18:22

The USN's latest stealth DDG Zumwalt class Michael Monsoor, returned to base after an engine was wrecked ($20M) during acceptance trials.Turbine blade failure reportedly.

Huge USN naval exercises off Hawaii tested fof the first time land based anti- ship missiles ( Norwegian) out to a target, an old LST, at a range of 60km.The Japanese also tested their own SSM-12 equivs. at the same target which was attacled by multiple air, sea and land , without warheads so that the target could last as long as possible.Hits were to the superstructure nit hull.
A Chin vessel was snooping on the exercises.

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Postby Prem » 15 Jul 2018 09:36

https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/new ... yptr=yahoo
Boeing KC-46A tanker clears final flight test hurdles for first delivery

An integrated team from the Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force have cleared the final flight tests required for first delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. The first delivery of the tanker is planned for late October, and will go to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. “With this milestone complete, the test program has demonstrated a level of maturity that positions Boeing to deliver, and the Air Force to accept, an aircraft by the end of October 2018,” Will Roper, the Air Force service acquisition director, says in an article published Friday morning on the USAF website. The service says recent tests involving the aircraft’s Remote Vision System and receiver certifications of the F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-17 Globemaster combine with previous testing activity to achieve the minimum flight testing requirements for first delivery. The tanker program is now moving on to additional receiver aircraft testing and certifications for operational testing to begin in 2019. Boeing (NYSE: BA) plans to build 179 of the new tankers for the USAF, which will begin updating the service’s aging fleet of Eisenhower-era KC-135s. The program also represents production work in Wichita, where the city’s largest employer, Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR), builds the forward fuselage and other components on the 767 model that serves as the tanker’s platform
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Postby dinesha » 18 Jul 2018 16:43

Boeing gets USD 3.9 billion contract for new Air Force One jets
http://www.newindianexpress.com/busines ... 45006.html

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Postby SaiK » 22 Jul 2018 19:32

Watchdog Says USAF Is Wasting F-22s On Patrols And Deployments, Should Consolidate Force

http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-war ... source=dam

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Postby kit » 23 Jul 2018 01:48

SaiK wrote:Watchdog Says USAF Is Wasting F-22s On Patrols And Deployments, Should Consolidate Force

http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-war ... source=dam



more like the Dubai police using their Lamborghinis for "policing" ..for how long is the moot point !!

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Postby Prem » 27 Jul 2018 08:39

https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... r-weapons/
U.S. Submarines Will Soon Carry Tactical Nuclear Weapons

The U.S. Navy’s fleet of ballistic missile submarines will soon carry tactical nuclear weapons, as Congress prepares to fund development of a new, low-yield nuclear warhead. The submarines, which form a functional invulnerable retaliatory force in case of surprise nuclear attack, will soon be able to launch missiles with less powerful tactical nuclear weapons. Not everyone is sold on the new weapon, which critics charge is unnecessary and could lower the threshold for nuclear war.Every four years, the sitting presidential administration conducts a review of U.S. nuclear forces. The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, commissioned by President Trump, calls for replacing some of the existing nuclear warheads on the Ohio-class submarines with low-yield warheads. The goal is to have the ability to strike urgent, time sensitive targets virtually any place on Earth.Each Ohio submarine carries twenty Trident D-5 missiles, and each missile is outfitted with an unknown number of W76-1 nuclear warheads. (The U.S. keeps the number of submarines at sea and warheads per submarine intentionally ambiguous, although we know Washington has pledged to never deploy more than 240 missiles at sea at any one time.) Now it appears at least some of those warheads will be replaced with the W76-2, which has a much smaller explosive yield.The Administration argues that the U.S. may need to strike quickly strike targets with tactical nuclear weapons. An example might be a nuclear-armed missile sitting on a North Korean missile launch pad. Most tactical nukes are aircraft delivered bombs, and could take the better part of a day to ready and then reach their target. A tactical nuke delivered by a submarine-launched ballistic missile, on the other hand, could be delivered in less than an hour.How small a warhead yield are we talking about? That’s a good question. The existing W76-1 warhead has an explosive yield of 100 kilotons (for reference, the Hiroshima bomb was 16 kilotons.) The B61-12 tactical nuclear gravity bomb has a “dial-a-yield” mechanism that allows for yields of .3 (or just 300 tons of TNT), 1.5, 10, and 50 kilotons. The W76-2 would likely have a yield similar to the B61-12’s low end.Critics, on the other hand, believe the new warhead is unnecessary and dangerous. They believe that the W76-2 is a solution in search of a problem, noting that sudden “bolt from the blue” crisis that suddenly demands a tactical nuclear weapon placed on a target in less than an hour is very unlikely. They believe that existing tactical nuclear weapons would be forward deployed near a potential crisis, making them available more quickly than commonly believed.

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Postby Shameek » 09 Aug 2018 23:21

War Without End

An article on the Afghanistan campaign and challenges faced by them.

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Postby Neshant » 10 Aug 2018 02:55

Prem wrote:https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a22550758/us-submarines-will-soon-carry-tactical-nuclear-weapons/
U.S. Submarines Will Soon Carry Tactical Nuclear Weapons

The U.S. Navy’s fleet of ballistic missile submarines will soon carry tactical nuclear weapons, as Congress prepares to fund development of a new, low-yield nuclear


Supposedly the USN had developed variable yield nukes that could be programmed to detonate either as tactical or strategic nukes with varying yields to suite the battle circumstance. That would enable a tailored response to an attack.

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Postby Shameek » 11 Aug 2018 19:43

Airline employee stole a plane from Seattle airport. F-15s were scrambled to intercept. Unfortunately the plane crashed and he was killed.

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Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Postby Eric Leiderman » 14 Aug 2018 01:31

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/13/ ... mines.html

Helicopter deployed mine destructor neat idea still under development

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The Navy can now use sonar and video-guided underwater warheads to attack and destroy enemy sea mines at the bottom of the ocean, improving protection for submarines and surface ships while bringing new combat ability to maritime war operations, service officials said. Unquote

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