NASA: Electric-Propulsion X-Plane Is Just First Step Commented on: 21 weeks ago (June 29, 2015)

i assume you volunteer to be a first responder to any and all accidents?

NavWeek: Chinese Fireworks Commented on: 33 weeks ago (April 6, 2015)

Temporary advantage, as the rail gun and laser weapons are close to production. These are first-gen weapon systems, but once they have been installed and utilized, second and third generation...

NavWeek: Frigate About It Commented on: 40 weeks ago (February 18, 2015)

Not mentioned here is that this ship has sufficient electrical energy to utilize either or both the rail gun and/or the laser. I personally think that any potential enemy is going to attempt to...

Russia's Missing Mistrals Commented on: 50 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: 50 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: 1 year 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: 1 year ago (November 24, 2014)

Forgetful we are; 1960 ring a bell?

Don’t Forget Booster In Designing Hypersonic Weapons Commented on: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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 -...


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