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  1. Air Force Brat
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    of course its systemic throughout the whole Military, its placing unqualified and incapable individuals in roles of leadership and responsibility they are un-prepared for, based on so called "political correctness" to be polite..... I believe the military should be colorblind, and allow women and men who are motivated and capable to be assigned commands based on their motivation and capability.....

    as the Fitzgerald proved, this is a process that demands constant vigilance, as you rise through levels of responsibility and difficulty, you must be stressed to the point where you are allowed to fail, but that failure must be immediately rectified, then allow that candidate to resume in order to learn....

    The absence of Senior Leadership on the Bridge, resulted in the loss of life, wounding of the vessel to the point of it being totaled, and loss of command structure... individuals are dead, future command personel have lost their careers, and a US Naval vessel will never sail again, and that's NOT the half of it...

    You cannot run at "Flank" 24/7 for days, weeks, and months on end, we must "throttle back" and regain core competency, and fix all our "Blessed Broken JUNK!", good Lord!, whats wrong with people?

    Get rid of the crap, and replace it with new when and where necessary, its going to take a hell of a bunch of "bilge pumping" and fixing the leaks to get this military "ship shape", and good luck with that with this new Democrat congress, really, they have very little real concern for our military, or for that matter the defense of this great nation.... Lord Help US!
     
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    Dec 31, 2018
    kinda update inside
    Hit the Slides! The Latest from the Surface Navy: The Drift XIV https://www.defensenews.com/naval/t...e-latest-from-the-surface-navy-the-drift-xiv/
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    FFG(X)

    The biggest thing that came out of the briefing is that follow-on ships are getting cheaper, with NAVSEA thinking it’s going to get close to $800 million per unit. There was some eye-brow raising at the cost estimate form last year, which was closer to $950 million. The cost of the first ship will be revealed in the budget when it rolls out (ideally) next month.

    About 1/3 of the cost of FFG(X) will be government furnished equipment – the sensors, computer hardware, software and weapons systems that will go on it.

    The program is on track, NAVSEA says.

    Milestones:

    • Conceptual design phase ends in June followed by a draft RFI
    • A wide-open (not just the five initial design awards) competition for detailed design and construction kicks off in the fourth quarter in 2019
    • Awarded in the fourth quarter of 2020
     
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    another story, which I had been following here, just ended:
    US Air Force’s plan to launch light-attack aircraft competition is now deferred indefinitely https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...ft-competition-are-now-deferred-indefinitely/

    LOL the other stories:

    Jan 10, 2019
    the tanker accepted with "remaining deficiences", is over


    the latest on the Warthog "retirement" is ... Nov 22, 2018

    the latest on B-52 engines is ... Jun 25, 2018

    the rest I follow concerns the USN (or I simply forgot something)
     
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    quote of the day comes from (dated January 18, 2019)
    Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs
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    "Will Flight II LPDs still have room for VLS? Beaudreault wasn’t sure. “I’ll defer to the Navy,” he said.

    They won’t, the Navy and the shipbuilder both told me when I asked."
     
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    it's actually interesting (dated Jan 11, 2019)
    Top U.S. Hypersonic Weapon Program Facing New Schedule Pressure http://aviationweek.com/defense/top-us-hypersonic-weapon-program-facing-new-schedule-pressure
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    It's not really about political correctness.

    It's the lack of basic seamanship training and experience across the fleet



     
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    Does anyone here know if the life extension of DDG to 45 years is actually instated into USN already or not?
     
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    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/01/20/audit-naval-academy-is-falling-apart/ Audit: Naval Academy is falling apart
    gosh
     
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