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    Saturday at 9:56 AM
    plus now
    Senate advances bill to push back on Trump’s Saudi arms sales https://www.defensenews.com/congres...bill-to-push-back-on-trumps-saudi-arms-sales/
    LOL! SAFE Act
     
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    3b for vessels without CONOPS update, inside https://www.defensenews.com/naval/t...-updates-around-the-navy-the-drift-vol-xxxii/
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    "Unmanned on the Surface
    • The large unmanned surface vessel is currently programmed for a 2020 start. This is supposed to be a commercially available hull with Navy equipment strapped on to it.
    • The medium unmanned surface vessel is designed to “provide distributed sensing and communications relays.” It’s slated to start this year, and will likely be an iteration of Sea Hunter.
    • Mine Countermeasures USV is going to begin production this year, it will support the littoral combat ship mission and other vessels capable of hosting it."

    what's the emoticon of sarcasm?
     
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    Lockheed Developing AIM-260 To Counter China’s PL-15

    According to Steve Trimble in an interview podcast this week, the chart shown to him by USAF officials had the AIM-260 operating at double the range of the AIM-120D. This indicates the USAF is working on a missile that will have a range in excess of 300 kms. It is likely to be technically challenging as the plan is to retain the present form factor of the AMRAAM so that it can be housed inside the internal bay of the F-22. Given the missile's intended range and the AN/APG-77's capability to detect an AWAC beyond 400 kms, I would suspect the primary aim is to go after China's emerging AWACS fleet. I would also suspect the kill chain would be to use the AN/ALR-94 to passively pick up the azimuth/elevation of the intended target and then to cue the AN/APG-77 with a single LPI RF burst to establish range velocity. In this way, the AWAC would not even know it is being targeted.

    Source : AWST article dated June 26, 2019 ,
     
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    would be interested to know a P_k, which I won't
     
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    The question of Pk is premature because the final product does not exist. In any case, the distance being contemplated is uncharted waters and a healthy dose of scepticism is warranted. I think the deterrent value far outweighs is actual functional value. It will impose more restrictive freedom of operations to AWACs.
     
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    I've been hearing about the rust for some time, tried to ignore OK so let's face it
    A top US Navy engineer says the fleet needs to get out and bust the rust https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2...the-fleet-needs-to-get-out-and-bust-the-rust/
     
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    Corrosion and metal fatigue are the bane of every mechanical device, ocean going, land going, and aircraft.... The Arlie Burkes likely have a very high carbon steel for strength and fatigue resistance!

    oxidation occurs with high carbon steels just by "looking at them"!
     
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