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    Still pressed for time, so I promise I will get to the studies that are public that are feeding into the NGAD.

    That said, fanboys are gonna fanboy. If you really want to know the status of a project, watch the money. Budgets and timing matter more than KEWLDUDEPROJECTS. ahem.

    And I have a feeling the PCA/NGAD/WhateverTheAcronymOfTheWeekIs will be interesting in a big, bug way.

    It's less about marvels than they are the standard F-16 replacement and adding another aircraft to your logistics chain is probably not worth it. A SLEP is going to be the best route for the F-15s. Money matters.
     
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    Whiner!, just because you sound like the Honey Badger when you nag about money, I already have one wife telling me I can't afford a Car, Airplane, Motorcycle, nother gun, etc, etc, etc....

    Yeah, she is the Head Teller at the local bank too,,, anyway Jr.

    Since you prolly don't even ride a bicycle, or drive a car, this will probably not make the connection between your ears?? but an F-22 is to an F-35, what a J-20 is to a J-31!

    F-35s are marvelous, but F-22's, is the "Alien Bird", feeds in the 20,000 ft or so where no one else operates, as Norton Schwartz stated, "It can pull 6Gs at 50,000 ft, what else can do that?" the answer is NOTHING else can come close to that kind of performance, NOTHING!
     
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    Jan 6, 2018 while now (LOL) the question is
    After repeated delays, will the Pentagon’s missile defense review be out soon? https://www.defensenews.com/land/20...pentagons-missile-defense-review-be-out-soon/
     
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    and Marine Corps Taking Low-Risk Approach to Amphibious Combat Vehicle http://www.nationaldefensemagazine....ow-risk-approach-to-amphibious-combat-vehicle
    goes on below due to size limit
     
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    the rest of http://www.nationaldefensemagazine....ow-risk-approach-to-amphibious-combat-vehicle
    posted right above:
     
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    A KC-46A Pegasus tanker takes off from Boeing Field, Seattle, June 4, 2018. US Air Force

    KC-46 mid-air refueling tanker program completed the US Federal Aviation Administration certification....| Business Insider


    (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Wednesday its KC-46 mid-air refueling tanker program completed the US Federal Aviation Administration certification, nearly three years after the planemaker commenced testing for the certification.

    The KC-46, which is derived from Boeing's commercial 767 airframe, will receive a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The KC-46 is a multirole tanker which will refuel US, allied and coalition military aircraft using its boom and hose and drogue systems.

    Earlier in July when Boeing reported quarterly results, the company said it would spend an additional $426 million before taxes on the program as it worked through test delays and production changes to eight aircraft in various stages of production.

    Analysts had said they were worried that the additional expenses on the KC-46 program would slow shares, adding that the higher tanker costs came with unchanged earnings and cash flow forecasts.

    "This milestone is important in that it is one of the last major hurdles in advance of first delivery to the US Air Force," said Mike Gibbons, Boeing KC-46A tanker vice president and program manager.

    Boeing is currently on contract for the first 34 of an expected 179 tankers for the US Air Force, the Chicago-based company said.

    (Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
     
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    and
    Marine F-35Bs with the 13th MEU enter Middle East for first time https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...command-theatre-of-operations-for-first-time/
     
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