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    AMRAAM was more than just natural development: natural development is something like sidewinder evolution.
    Look at the size of their respective rocket motors.

    Sparrow(and now, ironically, PL-15) was simply a much heavier missile, which could gain even more from improved chemistry and much lighter avionics.
    But the point was to give 100% BVR capability to originally WVR-only F-16 family(by far the most numerous US and NATO fighter), instead of focusing on getting even more performance from F-15 family.

    Navy, on the other hand, had no such plans: the plan was to squeeze out every inch of performance from the F-14D. +their lightweight fighter, the Hornet, was originally better at dealing with bulkier payloads than the Falcon and wasn't handicapped even by sparrow weights, so it could accept it as well.
    But with the end of the CW, F-14D was dead, and wannabe "AIM-152" was very soon dead, too.
     
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    You are making stuff up.

    The following is taken from "PAST TRENDS IN PROCUREMENT OF AIR INTERCEPT MISSILES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ADVANCED MEDIUM-RANGE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE PROGRAM (AMRAAM) produced by the Congressional Budget Office October 1982"

    Excerpt from the summary page :
    In essence, the Sparrow was deficient as a BVR missile because it lacked active terminal homing which was addressed by AMRAAM.
     
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    Where have i contradicted it?
    I am talking about size&weight, not about seeker.
     
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    sort of remarkable
    Richardson to Contractors: “Push Back” Against Pointless Requirements
    6/20/2019 http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pag...Push-Back-Against-Pointless-Requirements.aspx
    in reality though manufacturers will try to fill their coffers to the brim
     
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    Yes contractors wish to make a profit by selling their wares. That’s rule zero of economics.
    Yet Government contracts tend to increase costs by adding complexity. For example a maker like Sig or Barretta in the US has to open a special factory and line just to make “Military weapons” even if said products with a few changes are identical to a “Civilian weapon”.

    NASA doesn’t want contractors making improvements to their products during mission flights for them. So SpaceX who used Falcon 9 Launches of Commercial products to learn how to land and reuse rockets faces issues as if they wish to deploy an improved rocket for NASA use they have to fly a certification flight before hand.
     
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    now there's "excitement" three times inside this article, plus some weird talk about LCSs:
    BALTOPS 19: Navy Tests New Mine Hunting Kit With European Allies https://news.usni.org/2019/06/25/baltops-19-navy-tests-new-mine-hunting-kit-with-european-allies

    I mean who's the target group of this piece?
     
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