How F-35 Is Transforming U.S. Marine Corps Strike Operations Commented on: 1 week ago (August 9, 2017)

That 'slow speed' would be a roughly 10-15 knots differential? How would that affect an incoming supersonic missile or subsonic cruise missile?
On the other hand, one of these ships already...

U.S. Army Eyes F-35 As Missile Defense Sensor Commented on: 1 week ago (August 9, 2017)

A low observable drone with AESA radar and a communications system capable of the same level of stealth, plus a highly competent self-defense suite would be terrific indeed. I just wonder, how...

SpaceX Tweaking Dragon 2 Design And Mars Plans Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 31, 2017)

What 'monolithic government' would that be? China? From the declaration of JFK re landing on the moon, to landing on the moon? The United States entered WWII with the world's 17th ranked army and...

U.K. To Buy 138 F-35s, Will Boost Fighter Squadrons Commented on: 11 weeks ago (June 2, 2017)

aalexandre, you have just hit the nail on the head: 'bird witch' may well be the best description of the F-35 I've seen. Good going, and coming as it does from a PRI - Professional Russian...

U.S. Navy’s $5.3B Wish List: Super Hornets, P-8, F-35 Commented on: 11 weeks ago (June 2, 2017)

The new Ford series of carriers may well be perfectly suited to fighting the penultimate war. The Navy seems to recognize this - the America class is one example, and the LCS is another. Both have...

Inside The Cockpit: Flying The F-22 Against Islamic State In Syria Commented on: 11 weeks ago (May 30, 2017)

During a stint at Bldg. 360 (Lockheed's Engineering building at their original Burbank facility, I worked on the company's rigid rotor helicopter. One afternoon I listened to a recording of an SR-...

Trump’s Saudi Visit Firms S-70, Chinook, P-8 Deals Commented on: 13 weeks ago (May 22, 2017)

Most of the hardware announced by the current president was negotiated by the previous president. In addition, the announcement that the son-in-law managed some price reductions is likely hot air...

Center Fuselage Rebuild Could Be F-15C/D Achilles’ Heel Commented on: 14 weeks ago (May 11, 2017)

Laconic your facts must not have been properly refrigerated - they've gone bad. Kansas vs California. Every state that has slashed tax income has seen tax income get slashed. California has raised...

How A Do-Nothing Congress Could Stall Key Defense Procurements Commented on: 36 weeks ago (December 6, 2016)

If you lie loudly and longly, people will believe you. The 'borrowed' bit is erroneous, 'pissing away more borrowed money is either a lie, utter stupidity or the belief that technology magically...

Canada To Buy Interim Boeing Super Hornet Fleet Commented on: 37 weeks ago (December 6, 2016)

It seems to be a good choice: Canada gets a small number of a new model of a plane it already owns, giving the country an opportunity to determine via real-world experience if it wants to go ahead...

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