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#1 It's just a matter of mathematical projection that the day will come that the DoD budget will only be able to afford one airplane. The Air Force and Navy will swap days on who gets to fly, with the Marines getting Leap Day.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-04-17 19:28||
#2 Joint as in "mary jane"? What have your procurement department been smoking?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-17 19:35||
#3 "Afford one airplane" > At last check, INdia is mulling designs for an indigenous LCS-style stealth = NT surface warship that can submerge, move, + fight like a submarine.
WE have Airborne EMPS that can knock out Enemy power + telecommunications grids, etc. from the sky, so why not NOT Underground EMPS that can cause earthquakes = tectonic shifts that canachieve similar things.
* IIRC RENSE [old = paraph] > DID A SPACE-BASED US ENERGY WEAPON DESTROY NORTH KOREA'S ROCKET, after launch.
GLOBAL-SPACE BMD = GLOBAL-SPACE/ORBITAL STRIKE???
'Tis a Brave New World.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-17 19:48||
#4 Might this pave the way for the Joint Multi-Purpose Littoral Strike UAS (JMLSUAS)?
Posted by canalzone 2012-04-17 21:40||
#5 Not surprising after seeing the reams of requirements my former employer had to go through in order to run his 5 axis CNC to trim a carbon fiber body panel. and Lockheed Martin HAD to approve every step prior to the actual cutting. and any feature more than 0.004" out of true position tolerance required L-M to review and approve any repair. our machines had a 0.003 tolerance, so that left virtually nothing for wear in the drive train, mialignment of the part on the trim tool, temperature vary, etc. and then we got written up for not having the proper mil-spec on every 50 pack box of wiping cloths! and LM mandated who we could buy them from; when told it was their problem due to poor vendor oversite, boy did i get a major time out!
Posted by USN, Ret. 2012-04-17 23:14||