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    Great design is timeless, but the future always beckons. Opening new doors to new possibilities. Empowering us to imagine new solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

    Explore some of the ways Lockheed Martin engineers will innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas in the future. Humans and machines working together in factories of the future, testing and sustaining platforms with digital twins and advanced integrated solutions delivery are all apart of this not-so-distant future.

     
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    The SSTD is a great system and I'm glad it's currently being installed on most USN ships. This would significantly cut down on the potential of a torpedo strike against capital ships. This is especially useful against wake homers which is why it's installed on the faintail for a quicker and more direct intercept.
     
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    FY17 NAVY PROGRAMS
    Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System:
    Torpedo Warning System (TWS) and Countermeasure
    Anti-Torpedo (CAT)
    http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2017/pdf/navy/2017sstd_tws_cat.pdf
     
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    too hot now in my apartment for
    Report to Congress on Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense https://news.usni.org/2018/08/01/35439

    the station close to where I live reported 100 F today, highest in the country LOL not much by US standards, but exceptional here, all-time-recorded-high for the 1st of August here if I'm not mistaken

    anyway I read
    From the Report
    The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under the FY2019 budget submission, the number of BMD-capable Aegis ships is scheduled to be 41 at the end of FY2019 and 57 at the end of FY2023.

    Two Japan-homeported Navy BMD-capable Aegis destroyers included in the above figures—the Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S McCain (DDG-56)—were seriously damaged in collisions with merchant ships in waters off the coasts of Japan and Singapore in June 2017 and August 2017, respectively, and are currently being repaired. The temporary loss of these two BMDcapable ships reinforced, at the margin, concerns among some observers about required numbers of BMD-capable Aegis ships versus available numbers of BMD-capable Aegis ships, particularly for performing BMD operations in the Western Pacific.

    Under the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) for European BMD operations, BMDcapable Aegis ships are operating in European waters to defend Europe from potential ballistic missile attacks from countries such as Iran. BMD-capable Aegis ships also operate in the Western Pacific and the Persian Gulf to provide regional defense against potential ballistic missile attacks from countries such as North Korea and Iran.

    The Aegis BMD program is funded mostly through MDA’s budget. The Navy’s budget provides additional funding for BMD-related efforts. MDA’s proposed FY2019 budget requests a total of $1,711.8 million in procurement and research and development funding for Aegis BMD efforts, including funding for two Aegis Ashore sites in Poland and Romania that are to be part of the EPAA. MDA’s budget also includes operations and maintenance (O&M) and military construction (MilCon) funding for the Aegis BMD program.

    Issues for Congress regarding the Aegis BMD program include the following:

    • whether to approve, reject, or modify MDA’s FY2019 funding procurement and research and development funding requests for the program;
    • required numbers of BMD-capable Aegis ships versus available numbers of BMD-capable Aegis ships;
    • the burden that BMD operations may be placing on the Navy’s fleet of Aegis ships, and whether there are alternative ways to perform BMD missions now performed by U.S. Navy Aegis ships, such as establishing more Aegis Ashore sites;
    • burden sharing—how European naval contributions to European BMD capabilities and operations compare to U.S. naval contributions to European BMD capabilities and operations;
    • the potential for ship-based lasers, electromagnetic railguns (EMRGs), and hypervelocity projectiles (HVPs) to contribute in coming years to Navy terminal phase BMD operations and the impact this might eventually have on required numbers of ship-based BMD interceptor missiles; and
    • technical risk and test and evaluation issues in the Aegis BMD program.
     
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    We've had three or 4 days of abnormally KOOL weather?? (Global Warming no doubt?) LOL, its gonna get hot again later this week...
     
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    As I have tried to indicate before...one of the really dark things the Obama admin did was to back room cut the maintenance and spare parts programs causing the various departments to canabalize good equipment to keep other equipment going.

    Than k God we have some grown ups back in charge who can see what needs to be done and then put in place the plans to get us there...and, might I add, grow the economy at a much more healthy and robust rate, get employment going again, address our energy issues...and heopfull our boder issues too...whih make it easier to fix the issues left by the last admin.

    I'd love to see the majority of the Super Hornets, over time upgraded to the advanced, more stealthy Hornet structure Boing has...and I think we will. That would make them even more complimentary to the F-35C fleet as it grows.
     
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    adding to
    Aircraft Carriers III 40 minutes ago
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    The spending authority includes $40.8 billion to “overcome the crisis in military aviation” by purchasing more equipment, $17.7 billion to rehabilitate worn-out Army equipment, and $23.5 billion to upgrade and repair “crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.”
    Congress finalizes $717 billion defense budget authorization months ahead of schedule https://www.militarytimes.com/news/...udget-authorization-months-ahead-of-schedule/
     
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    Boeing to support French air force’s E-3F Sentry upgrades

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    Boeing has been awarded a $9.8 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to integrate upgrades for the French air force’s E-3F Sentry airborne early warning aircraft.

    The contract, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is covers indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity modification (64) to contract F19628-01-D-0016 for French Air Force E-3F, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet with 40 mission-computing software changes and 17 ground-system software changes.

    This contract provides the French Air Force E-3F, AWACS fleet with mid-life upgrades.

    Work will be performed in Kent, Washington; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Avord Air Base, France. The work is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. Total cumulative face value of the contract is $393,537,725.

    The E-3F Sentry is a special version of aircraft for the French Air Force with CFM56 engines and French modifications.

    The aircraft provides an accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to the Joint Air Operations Center. AWACS provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, command and control of an area of responsibility, battle management of theater forces, all-altitude and all-weather surveillance of the battle space, and early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied, and coalition operations.

    In support of air-to-ground operations, the Sentry can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close-air support for friendly ground forces. It can also provide information for commanders of air operations to gain and maintain control of the air battle.

    https://defence-blog.com/…/boeing-support-french-air-forces…
     
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    kinda interesting
    US Air Force may replace 3 types of aircraft with a single platform https://www.defensenews.com/newslet...e-3-types-of-aircraft-with-a-single-platform/
    by the way how came

    "The E-4B ...
    two were damaged during heavy weather in the summer of 2017."

    ?
     
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    Summer time tornado if I recall??

    They were on the ground, they should have been "scrambled", but not enough aircrew and a clear plan for such events led to their heavy damage.
     
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