US Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    As promised, I started this one just for the American news. We have so many American related threads already, why not just post everything in one?

    Anyhow, some articles from defencetalk
    http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_005307.php
    more
    http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_005315.php
    I don't think China's arsenal has ever been the problem, it's the Russian one that still poses a threat and probably always will pose a mutual destruction threat to the Americans.
     
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    http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/23-03-2006/77762-nuclear-0

    I find this article interesting. It's from a Russian source and outlines the decline of Russia's capability in this area. Many U.S. military insider analysts have known this for a while, that's why you haven't seen much alarm or need to build any new land-based ICBM. I'm just surprised someone in Russia is actually admitting to the degradation of their strategic component. That's what I find most remarkable. As a matter of fact, the USA is talking about reducing Minuteman to 450 missiles with 700 warheads assigned.

    Minuteman III combined with the air component and Trident II D-5 SLBM's is quite enough for American deterrence in the present.
     
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    man, can't I create a thread without it turning into a nuke thread? Anymore posts on this and I'm deleting it.
     
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    lol. Understood tphuang. My comments on this end here. :) You're totally right and I will comply with your request to end it.

    Here is another topic discussing the new USS George H.W. Bush carrier. Apparently this last of the Nimitz class carriers is supposed to be the most technologically innovative. Lots of neat new gadgets than previous ships of her class. Next will come CVN-21.

    http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1630632.php
     
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    "Special OPS Sub becomes Hub for Irregular Warfare".

    http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2006/april/specialops.htm

     
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    This is an interesting story, not for US directly, but more about JSF. It would be interesting to see whether JSF or typhoon scores the hit here. I would think a typhoon would cost more than a JSF. If typhoon still manages to win this competition, then it's capability might not be inferior to JSF as I had previously thought.
    http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_005357.php
    On a totally different issue, it seems like the Turks and Greeks are really going at it with this arms race.
     
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    USN to send USS George Washington(CVN-73) CSG(carrier strike group) to the Caribbean and South American waters on a "Training Deployment". This two month deployment comes at the request of Southern Command. The deployment maybe a show of force to Cuba and Venezuela. The USN has not deployed a CSG in this area for almost two years. This article points out that Venezuela may be purchasing PRC's J-10 aircraft & Russian Su-27's.

    http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=102085&ran=181584

     
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    "Lockheed Upgrades U.S. Submarine Acoustics"

    More improvements added to the sonar systems onboard U.S. submarines. I would surmise that some of these improvements are probably from the "Gotland experiences" and include improvements to filtering frequencies used by diesel-electric subs.

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com...coustics-under-arci-program-updated/index.php

     
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    :nana:

    All I can say now is "Watcha gonna do when a USN sub tracks you??"..Hey I know the answer to that..nuthin'..run silent run deep.

    Kinda puts the kibosh on the old "sink a carrier thread"..huh??

    USN is simply awesome. Damn proud I served.
     
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    darn you guys, lol. Just slow down a little bit, so we can catch up a little bit.
    :nono: :nono:
    seriously though, I would think that working with Gotland is more of an opportunity to learn new tactics. The sonar advances would continue regardless of who you guys exercise with. And I guess all those crying by the "China submarine threat" people have worked out pretty well for USN.
     
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