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2020-03-08 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
US Army scraps $1b. Iron Dome project
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Posted by Fred 2020-03-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6516 views ]  Top

#1 Yea, yea, give Raytheon 10 billion dollars and in 10 years you'll (maybe) have something.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-08 03:30||   2020-03-08 03:30|| Front Page Top

#2 A central problem was Israel’s refusal to provide the US military with Iron Dome’s source code,

1. I wouldn't trust us either. Show me the hammer used on so many government leakers.

2. Reverse engineer can't be that hard, but given how many H1Bs have swamped the field, its not like you've encouraged the natives to grow their own.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-03-08 08:38||   2020-03-08 08:38|| Front Page Top

#3 people so oftern underestimate the problem of integrating systems

the slogan 'get the best of the breed for each component' leads to this problem
Posted by lord garth 2020-03-08 09:46||   2020-03-08 09:46|| Front Page Top

#4 Ditto lord garth. Much of my consulting career was trying to solve those problems.
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-08 09:56||   2020-03-08 09:56|| Front Page Top

#5 Damn near impossible to build integration middleware without the source code. to the former point, there is no way in hell Israel should trust us with that.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-03-08 11:10||   2020-03-08 11:10|| Front Page Top

#6 Much of my consulting career was trying to solve those problems.

Dude, just write some adapter classes! /waves hands magically
Posted by SteveS 2020-03-08 12:13||   2020-03-08 12:13|| Front Page Top

#7 Ask boeing how to do it. LMAO!
Posted by ranture 2020-03-08 13:11||   2020-03-08 13:11|| Front Page Top

#8 I really hate to say that I wouldn't trust us, either...but after all we've seen in the vendetta against Trump...and the sure prospect that we will eventually elect very untrustworthy people again...
Posted by Tom 2020-03-08 14:10||   2020-03-08 14:10|| Front Page Top

#9 That was my thought as well—Hell no Israel trusting us with the code. We lose, leak or sell to the Chicoms and others at the drop of a hat and our counterintelligence function seems preoccupied with seditious conspiracy.
Posted by Classical_Liberal 2020-03-08 14:44||   2020-03-08 14:44|| Front Page Top

#10 ^ Another vote of distrust. What damage these bastards have done...
Posted by Lex 2020-03-08 15:35||   2020-03-08 15:35|| Front Page Top

#11 Y'know I wouldn't put it past the ⭔ to actually spend on the infrastructure and hardware only to have Israel refuse to deliver the source code at the end. The taxpayer's only lucky they asked Israel before hammering away at the stanchion fasteners.

Of course they won't share the source code. Justified precaution. I think the US needs to tap into local talent straight from the universities for innovative variations on the iron-dome principle more suited to the structural landscape of American cities. A ground-up design, with software tuned to the parameters of local policies. Maybe the the MFUs could delay firing, tracking radar could miss some bogies meant for blue districts ?
Posted by Dron66046 2020-03-08 15:37||   2020-03-08 15:37|| Front Page Top

Posted by Phinenter Clunk9614 2020-03-08 23:31||   2020-03-08 23:31|| Front Page Top

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