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    Amen!
     
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    https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/trophy-aps-for-everyone-a-streamlined-version-for-m2-bradley/

    Bullet points.
    • The Army has canceled the Iron curtain Stryker project. Iron curtain was deemed to immature for the Army army and the Stryker with it was to wide.
    • Work continues on Bradley Iron Fist.
    • There is also work on newer reactive tiles, laser early warning system and signature reduction technology aimed for fielding in 2022. If these the signature reduction is said to be ready to go.
    • The Army is starting to look at more APS candidates likely to include Rhinemetall's APS and possibly other versions of the Trophy APS (There are two other versions for medium vehicles and light armored vehicle like humvee JLTV and Mraps). The next testing round will again be on Stryker due to avalibility of units.
    • For the moment the U.S. Army is placing it's need more in ATGM countermeasures than Kinetic energy Penitrator countermeasures that may change down the line.
     
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    Sunday at 5:57 AM
    didn't know animosities (McCain x Trump, Trump x McCain) had been THAT strong
     
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    and now something even more vague:
    Navy’s Next Large Surface Combatant Will Draw From DDG-51, DDG-1000 — But Don’t Call it a Destroyer Yet https://news.usni.org/2018/08/28/na...will-draw-ddg-51-ddg-1000-dont-call-destroyer
     
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    As I've stated before, my OLD MAN, (who was a Vietnam Viet, and died of "Mulitiple Myeloma, likely due to agent orange exposure), wrote to Senator McCain several times with concerns for Veterans issues, most likely having to do with health care, and was very angry with Senator McCain's apparent lack of concern......

    My Dad was a "good soldier", he got ALL of his promotions as soon as he was eligible, he was a Senior Airlift Coordinator for MACVSOG working out of the US Embassy in Saigon, he received an appointment as "Air Attache" to the Ambassador of Chili, he wasn't an emotional casualty, though he was very disgusted with and by his experience under "President Johnson", and McNamara..

    Thanks to Senator McCain's last minute switch to the "other team", he was the deciding vote, we are going to be permanently saddled with the "disgusting Obamacare".. I voted for Senator McCain for President, he betrayed those whose conservative ideology is opposed to "socialized medicine"..

    So while I have great respect for John McCain the fighter pilot/Naval Aviator, American POW, and sorrow for his Cancer death, and for his family, (yes, I know what that's like), in the end, his animosity toward the President, caused him to "stab in the back" those who had entrusted him to save this country from what amounts to a govt takeover of 1/6 of the US economy through the healthcare mess that carries Barack Obama's signature. Peoples healthcare premiums quadrupled under the garbage Obamacare, and I myself paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars in penalties, simply because I was unable to afford those outrageous premiums...

    also our own Jeff Head lost his healthcare benefits at MD ANDERSON, and had to use up his own retirement savings to receive the most outstanding cancer treatment anywhere in the world! the US healthcare system was the best in the world, now, under Obamacare, IT IS NOT! for those of us who have to pay for our own healthcare, its an absolute disgrace...
     
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    I pray for the USA
     
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    Cool, probably be around the size of the Renhai, though doesn't sound like they want to increase the VLS count very much compared to the Arleigh Burke III.
     
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    Navy Making Room for Railguns in Next Warship, But No Extra Investments https://news.usni.org/2018/08/29/navy-making-room-railguns-next-warship-no-extra-investments
    :

    "... the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) ... in the harsh and complex Persian Gulf maritime environment."

    LOL! for me "harsh maritime environment" would be close to the Arctic Circle, not in the Persian Gulf

    by the way I've repeatedly asked if the LaWS works in something like this:

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    now posted the railgun part (in short, the Pentagon doesn't have money for it hahaha) in
    US Laser and Rail Gun Development News 3 minutes ago
     
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    since I've now read it, I post
    In Pentagon Briefing, Mattis, Dunford Defend U.S. Support of War in Yemen http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20180828-Media.html
     
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    according to DefenseOne Lockheed Pitching F-22/F-35 Hybrid to U.S. Air Force https://www.defenseone.com/business...f-35-hybrid-us-air-force/150943/?oref=d-river
     
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