Russia's Missing Mistrals Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 11, 2014)

Japan might be a better fit, possibly Canada, but I agree that these ships must not go to Russia - we'd get them right back, but in our face.

First F-35 Assembled In Italy To Roll Out Early Next Year Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 11, 2014)

Two possible ways for you to go: work harder to get your facts straight, or learn to lie.

First, Lockheed won the F-35 contract in 2001. That would be right after GWB became president. The...

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares Commented on: 9 weeks ago (November 24, 2014)

Just curious: which US administration signed off on killing off American lacuna capacity in favor of going with Russian?

Lockheed Updates Unmanned U-2 Concept Commented on: 9 weeks ago (November 24, 2014)

Forgetful we are; 1960 ring a bell?

Don’t Forget Booster In Designing Hypersonic Weapons Commented on: 14 weeks ago (October 16, 2014)

I think it was 973, but that was the second run - the first was above 1000 but the measuring equipment failed.

F-35Cs Will Be Deployed To Carrier, With Caveats Commented on: 17 weeks ago (September 26, 2014)

The three F-35's are less capable aircraft than the F-22 (same developer), but in other areas, clearly more advanced and capable. It represents many compromises, two important ones being unit cost...

Pratt & Whitney Offers Some F135 Explaining Commented on: 20 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

Compare the number of crashes during the development of the '35's predecessors ('16, '15, '18) and the 35 begins to look a bit better. I think the actual airframe is the lesser of the problem -...

F-35 Latest: Engine Fire Cause Emerges Commented on: 28 weeks ago (July 14, 2014)

I understand that apart from any fire damage, the foam causes problems for the anti-radar coating.

F-35 Still Awaiting Clearance For Transatlantic Deployment Commented on: 28 weeks ago (July 9, 2014)

I have read that the fire fighter's use of foam would cause extensive damage to the anti-radar coating. That same report seemed to indicate that the plane's systems reported the fire as it was...

NavWeek: Speed Quest Commented on: 29 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

We are in a period following a war (or ten) that history has shown is the best time to develop new war fighting tools. The LCS is essentially a blank canvas on which the Navy is looking for the...

 
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