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  1. jvfr, Don't think of it so much as me ignoring...

    jvfr,

    Don't think of it so much as me ignoring them, rather you are illuminating them! :-)



    Yup on the SSK tech. Yes on AIP stuff. However, years are years. Lets drop SSK from the scope...
  2. SDP, Agreed. We all remember the F20 program...

    SDP,

    Agreed. We all remember the F20 program and a few others.



    Basically agree and that makes sense. However, there are people that want to stand up submarine programs and raise cadre to...
  3. Shinytop, Understood. But people are...

    Shinytop,



    Understood. But people are putting money on the table for or otherwise demonstrating interest in local defense.



    I understand that the reason the USN moved away from SSKs was...
  4. kato, Taiwan comes to mind, but Indonesia,...

    kato,

    Taiwan comes to mind, but Indonesia, Brazil and Austraila among others have demonstrated interest. The Japanese can build their own, of course, but perhaps there are technology transfer...
  5. surfgun, Well if you insist on putting it that...

    surfgun,

    Well if you insist on putting it that way!

    W.
  6. surfgun, I think I failed to adequately...

    surfgun,

    I think I failed to adequately describe what I was thinking. The USN is currently using submarines to great advantage in ways that SSK/SSP could not perform those missions. I understand...
  7. Quick enough surfgun! Understood. Current USN...

    Quick enough surfgun!

    Understood. Current USN concept of operations does not fit SSK and/or SSP.

    Moving on to maintaining defense industrial base, possibly supporting export orders, providing...
  8. Is there a case for a US production SSK/SSP?

    Thought of a lovely posting but figured a quick "yea" or "nay" query might be in order before delving into the nuts and bolts.

    William
  9. Thread: Carry Ammo

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    "Minor caliber"? Gimmee what'ch you're...

    "Minor caliber"?

    Gimmee what'ch you're smoking, Bub!

    You ever been shot twice in the chest and twice in the head with a "minor caliber"?

    After all, handguns are so notoriousy underpowered we...
  10. Some good discourse here. All in all, it looks...

    Some good discourse here.

    All in all, it looks as if the much ballyhooed Arab Spring is settling down into a long, hot Arab Summer.

    I might add that it is disturbing to hear in some quarters...
  11. Agnostic Muslim, In case you have not noticed,...

    Agnostic Muslim,

    In case you have not noticed, George W. Bush is no longer the President of the United States.

    Regards,

    William
  12. Bigfella, You are probably right. However, I...

    Bigfella,

    You are probably right. However, I study that sort of thing so if I get bored enough or drunk enough over the weekend with nothing else to do, I will put a critical eye to it.

    I...
  13. Is this what you would call a "Jimmy Carter...

    Is this what you would call a "Jimmy Carter Moment"?
  14. As predicted, Muammar Gaddafi was right about the...

    As predicted, Muammar Gaddafi was right about the terrorists in Benghazi and Barack Obama was wrong. Who here is suprised? I suspect we will not see too many hands.

    Probably one of the most...
  15. Dago, The issue of Syrian radar was lurking...

    Dago,

    The issue of Syrian radar was lurking in the back of my amateur mind. I understand that it has recently been upgraded and has pretty good coverage of Israel, Lebanon, parts of the Med.,...
  16. JAD, What I was getting at is that if the...

    JAD,

    What I was getting at is that if the Iranians are bombed once, I think that they are industrious enough to make it much more difficult the second time around. Too, they will no doubt...
  17. "First, the assumption that the Iranians might...

    "First, the assumption that the Iranians might fall for it twice could be a dangerous one. Secondly, at some future date, the United States very well might not have the political, economic and...
  18. JAD, I understand your reasoning but find at...

    JAD,

    I understand your reasoning but find at least two flaws in it. First, the assumption that the Iranians might fall for it twice could be a dangerous one. Secondly, at some future date, the...
  19. D.E., I guess you have a point! However, I...

    D.E.,

    I guess you have a point!

    However, I am not sure the bond market would have the risk appetite to buy a lot of paper based on a such questionable venture by a borrower with Greek style...
  20. Gents, A noon time rant: My military...

    Gents,

    A noon time rant:

    My military education has been sadly neglected but I think that any talk of military action against Iran without a significant ground component is pretty much...
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