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The US Army’s three focus areas to avoid protracted combat
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"The first focus area is on countering information warfare and unconventional warfare,
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The second area of focus Wesley calls “conducting the intelligent preparation of the battlefield.” At its core, this involves studying the enemy order of battle and understanding how a conflict may flow.
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The third aspect is about posturing your forces to be agile enough to quickly enter a conflict if needed. ..."
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The goal of the three-day visit to Beijing and Nanjing is to continue a results-oriented, risk reduction focused dialog between the two militaries.

"I am looking forward to this trip," said Richardson. “A routine exchange of views is essential, especially in times of friction, in order to reduce risk and avoid miscalculation. Honest and frank dialogue can improve the relationship in constructive ways, help explore areas where we share common interests, and reduce risk while we work through our differences."

Richardson and Shen met previously at the 2018 International Seapower Symposium, hosted by Richardson in Newport, R.I. and have held three discussions via video teleconference (VTC) with the most recent occurring in December 2018.

This is Richardson's second visit to China as CNO.

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And the newest member of this constellation, a spacecraft called called GPS III, is the next generation of these vital navigation satellites. Launched on
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, GPS III is now in the hands of ground control crews at Lockheed Martin who are maneuvering the GPS satellite into its final orbit, a task that will be wrap up sometime next week.
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The GPS III has a high-gain directional antenna. Most GPS signals are broadcast on a wide antenna so it can cover the largest amount of area below. But this directional antenna aims signals in a spot beam, covering an area just 120 miles in diameter but blasting the signal at high power. That should be enough to counter jamming and get navigation signals to the weapons and vehicles that need it.
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The directional antenna's signal, termed a
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, is intended to be aimed at a specific region (i.e., several hundred kilometers in diameter) and increase the local signal strength by 20 dB (10× voltage field strength, 100× power).
I think every country will start reacting interestingly if the spot M beams illuminating her.
 

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Jura I agree with you 100%.

This situation was reprehensible. Simply reprehensible. This all boils down to extremely poor leadership aboard Fitzgerald.
Yes it is extremely poor seamanship, worse yet the poor condition of the vessel and navigation aids reflect on a very discouraging lack of maintenance and fleet support.... Obviously very poor leadership from the Captain to the XO to the Chief of the Boat...

I would remind that this mirrors the very poor availability of Hornets and Super Hornets in the air wings aboard ship and ashore, a direct result of very heavy budget cutting, further exaserbated by sequestration.... in other words lots of broken and inop equipment in a very heavily traveled sea lane in the deep dark of night...
 

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I'm posting here news about the B-1 bomber electronics upgrade programs that I had discussed in another thread for reference.

News about B-1 radar upgrades. Peplaced the original radar with one with tech derived from the F-16 radar but with more T/R elements.
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Plus other ongoing electronics upgrades from the IBS package. Like glass cockpit and Link-16.
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7. Navy mulls frigate choices


sounds like I'll make it or break with the FFG(X) cancellation prediction Oct 30, 2018
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Navy Honing in on Requirement for Next Large Combatant; Industry Talks Start This Week
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Rear Adm. Ron Boxall ...
“Now we’re at a point when we start competing, where we’ll say, okay, we know what we want, but if we can get a little more – if it’s marginal cost on the front end and it gives me a really good improvement in capability, I am open to that,” he said.
“And if that capability takes away from what I need on the large surface combatant, then yeah, that’s a really exciting place to be.”
 

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