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    there's a very funny sentence in its wiki article:
    "Many of the technologies developed by the program were incorporated into the now cancelled XM1203 Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon."
     
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    Thursday at 8:09 PM
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    Air Force Searching for New Company to Re-Wing A-10s https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/01/25/air-force-searching-new-company-re-wing-10s.html
     
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    mostly the fire control and reloading, NLOS-C was a 38 calibre. It's only real advantage being the ability to haul more of them in a C17 flight. and Tech from both was filter to the M109A7.
     
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    GENERAL ATOMICS DEMONSTRATES SATCOM-ENABLED UAV LAUNCH AND RECOVERY

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    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it has successfully demonstrated its satellite communications (SATCOM)-enabled Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) through its MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

    In an official press release, General Atomics states that the ATLC will enable MQ-9B users to taxi the MQ-9B through SATCOM directly. This SATCOM-enabled Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) will negate the need for ground-control stations (GCS) to manage UAV LRE (i.e. take-off and landing).

    When relying solely on GCS, drone operators will face a range limit set by the earth’s curvature (though it can also include obstructions, such as mountains). SATCOM enables drone users to operate their aircraft at beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) range.

    Currently, the GCS would manage the take-off and flight until it must ‘hand-off’ control to SATCOM (and SATCOM would hand-off to the GCS for landing). General Atomics’ system will remove this process.

    General Atomics states that the Royal Air Force’s MQ-9Bs – scheduled for delivery in the early 2020s – will be the first drones to incorporate SATCOM LRE. By removing the need for GCS, MQ-9B operations require fewer personnel and a reduced infrastructure presence for forward deployed operations.

    “MQ-9B is continuing its momentous development, which now includes SATCOM taxi, takeoff, and landing capability,” said David R. Alexander, General Atomics’ President of Aircraft Systems. “When we partnered with the RAF … we identified SATCOM ATLC and SATCOM taxi as important safety and efficiency features, and we’re proud to have demonstrated it successfully using one of our capital aircraft.”

    The MQ-9B is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV capable of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations and deploying guided air-to-surface munitions, such as anti-tank guided missiles. It has a payload of 1,700 kg available through seven external hardpoints.

    In addition (or as an alternative) to munitions, the MQ-9B can also be equipped with various sensors, including multi-mode radars, maritime surveillance radars and signals intelligence systems.

    The MQ-9B has an endurance of 27 hours (or 35 hours with a range extension kit) and flight ceiling of 45,000 ft, enabling end-users to undertake long-endurance ISR operations over land and at-sea. Countries could use the MQ-9B as a relatively low-cost and low-risk (from a personnel safety standpoint) means for building situational awareness and, in counterinsurgency environments, seeking and neutralizing threats.

    https://quwa.org/2018/01/23/general-atomics-demonstrates-satcom-enabled-uav-launch-and-recovery/
     
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    ... now skimmed over
    Army's New Pistols Often Eject Live Rounds and Don't Work Well With Regular Bullets
    January 29, 2018 http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...ounds-and-dont-work-well-with-regular-bullets


    is it sensationalist?
     
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    now noticed inside http://www.defenseone.com/news/2018/01/the-d-brief-january-29-2018/145549/?oref=d-river

    "White House wants $716 billion budget for Pentagon in 2019, reports the Washington Post, quoting unnamed U.S. officials. That figure would seem to include the base budget, the OCO fund formerly known as the “emergency supplemental,” and Department of Energy spending on nuclear weapons, as the Post writes that it “would cover the Pentagon’s annual budget as well as spending on ongoing wars and the maintenance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal,” and calculates that it would represent a 7 percent bump over the 2018 budget request.
    Caveat #1: Congress has (famously) not yet passed a 2018 budget.
    Caveat #2: Like the 2018 budget request, the (reported) 2019 figure is many billions of dollars over the legal caps installed in 2011.
    The actual budget request is expected to go to Congress next month. In the meantime, here’s from the Post: “Pentagon officials said the 2019 budget would focus on modernizing the military’s aging weapons systems and preparing it for a potential conflict with major world powers after a long emphasis on counterterrorism and insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Defense Secretary James] Mattis faced some resistance from White House officials, such as [Office of Management and the Budget leader Mike] Mulvaney, who worried that the deficit would explode with a large increase in military spending, combined with Republican tax cuts.” Read on, here."

    let's wait and see
     
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    just a bit but still not likely to make any changes to the program. These fall into teathing problems and based on what was being said at SHOT by the Sign rep there are modifications being offered to the Army.
    Also the Glock 19X that has appeared on the Market based directly off there offering to the MHS has been suffering jamming of it's own.
     
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    what the heck is this
    US Army secretary open to foreign designs for new combat vehicle https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/01/29/us-army-secretary-open-to-foreign-designs-for-new-tank/
     
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    related:
    Congressional hawks want straight talk on military readiness problems https://www.defensenews.com/congres...straight-talk-on-military-readiness-problems/
     
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