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    now
    http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/February 2019/Roper-Recognizes-Limited-Munitions-Building-Capacity.aspx Roper Recognizes Limited Munitions-Building Capacity
    2/7/2019
    it's an interesting question like how many bombs you're going to need for example to years from now LOL I'm guessing the Pentagon solves it by getting as many as possible
     
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    There were 41,000 aim points in Desert Storm. Against North Korea and Iran, it is projected to be 74,000 and 82,000 respectively. With Russia it is 250,000 and no one has given a number with China but I will speculate to be at least a million. The rule of thumb is you will need 1.5 munition per aim point. You then do the maths how many bombs you will need.
    Why do you think the Europeans ran out of munitions in Libya? LOL.
     
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    Thursday at 8:22 AM
    related:
    The Air Force’s JSTARS alternative has a new architect. Wait, what’s an architect? https://www.defensenews.com/2019/02...-has-a-new-architect-wait-whats-an-architect/
    it'll be interesting to watch how that Pentagon's "architect" manages that "system of systems", with JSTARS legacy fleet around etc.
     
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    LOL spin doctoring news now:
    State Dept. Taps Ex-Fox News Correspondent to Counter Propaganda https://www.defenseone.com/politics...ndent-counter-propaganda/154765/?oref=d-river
     
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    so,
    JLTV Is Tougher and Faster, but Troops Will Still Ride Into Battle on Humvees https://www.military.com/daily-news...er-troops-will-still-ride-battle-humvees.html
    ... goes on below due to size limit
     
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    the rest of the article from the post right above
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    it's https://www.military.com/daily-news...er-troops-will-still-ride-battle-humvees.html
     
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    Number was designed as an all terrain logistics vehicle the conflict in Iraq shifted from the battle type it was designed for. Supporting armored advances to Police actions against a well armed asymmetric warfare force.
    They weren't designed to be driving over mines and bombs or in the middle of a urban assault. As such they suffered.
    MRAPS were designed for that type of operations hence why they were readily available from South Africa and Isreali designs.

    Reality is That replacement of Hummvee is more complicated. You need to consider what missions will demand all around armor and what don't where a lighter vehicle is better suited and where even Humvee is overkill.
    As such we are seeing the JLTV program, the ultra light vehicles like the MRZR. Humvee recaps and special operations forces vehicles as well as selected MRAP vehicles still being maintained.
    Because being blunt Humvees were not just under armored but over tasked. When the Army or Marines wanted a vehicle they sent a Humvee didn't matter if it worked or not.
     
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