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Jura

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Jura. Please expound on what you mean by this statement. thank you!
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  1. based on 2016 Force Structure Assessment, the USN was supposed to get to 355 ships in 2034
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    BUT INSTEAD
  2. the USN is going to count unmanned vessels to increase numbers
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    WHILE
  3. the USN doesn't have CONOPS for unmanned vessels
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    BUT
  4. the USN is going to spend almost $3b, three billion dollars, on unmanned vessels soon
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    AND AT THE TIME
  5. the USN doesn't have money to finish testing of LCS Mission Packages
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    and the USN wants to retire, as soon as it can, a major component of CVGBs I mean the Ticos, actually even the Truman! I think you've heard EDIT or want a link?
 
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Jura

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now politely put (LOL no, I sure hadn't read it before I made the above posts), quote,

“In view of uncertain LUSV concepts of operations, requirements, technical maturity — including many [first-of-a-kind capabilities] — the contrast between a proven aircraft carrier and its air wing and unproven unmanned surface vessels is stark,” a source familiar with the thinking of congressional authorizers told Defense News in December.

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Media outlets visit one of the many impact sites created by the recent missile attacks at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. Multiple international news agencies were invited by military officials to participate in a media event at Al Asad due to the recent ballistic missile attacks. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Antoinette N. Chase, Base Operating Support-Integrator deputy base commander, responds to interview questions at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)

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News agencies conduct field reporting in destroyed living quarters after the recent missile attacks at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)

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U.S. Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Airmen and civilian contractors remove debris from recent missile attacks at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)

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A reporter conducts an interview with a U.S. Soldier after his living quarters was destroyed in the recent missile attacks that at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
 

Jura

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as if the CNO had read Yesterday at 8:17 PM
you're welcome:
  1. based on 2016 Force Structure Assessment, the USN was supposed to get to 355 ships in 2034
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    BUT INSTEAD
  2. the USN is going to count unmanned vessels to increase numbers
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    WHILE
  3. the USN doesn't have CONOPS for unmanned vessels
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    BUT
  4. the USN is going to spend almost $3b, three billion dollars, on unmanned vessels soon
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    AND AT THE TIME
  5. the USN doesn't have money to finish testing of LCS Mission Packages
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    and the USN wants to retire, as soon as it can, a major component of CVGBs I mean the Ticos, actually even the Truman! I think you've heard EDIT or want a link?
LOL I mean "Rather than using unmanned vessels to help reach the 355 mark, as some have suggested, Gilday said unmanned platforms would supplement the battle force total and not count towards that 355 figure."
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Sierra Technical Services recently completed several ground tests, including an engine test run, on its Fifth Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) aircraft.

The aircraft, which is powered by two General Electric J85 engines salvaged from retired Northrop T-38 Talon trainer jets, is intended to be used as a stealth target drone for the US Air Force (USAF) to shoot down.

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However, because the 5GAT is inherently low-cost – estimated by Sierra Technical to be less than $10 million per production copy – and has a low-observable shape the company is also openly pitching it as an “attritable” Loyal Wingman stealth aircraft.

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In addition to being stealthy, Hayes says the aircraft can manoeuvre at +7.5g and -2g for short periods.

“However, it cannot sustain +7.5g or -2g. The aircraft will bleed off energy very quickly due to limitation of the thrust from these engines,” says Hayes. “We can make 7.5g turns, but not sustain them for very long – that is basically a typical operational scenario.”

The 5GAT can carry weapons on external pylons, though it doesn’t have provisions for an internal weapons bay, a capability that would require a substantial redesign.

“But, we can carry all kinds of electronics, artificial intelligence gear, [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] equipment,” says Hayes.
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