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    QF-4s and QF-106s operated out of Holloman AFB

    QF-4s and QF-106s operated out of Holloman AFB
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    From what I understand the USAF's plan is for the...

    From what I understand the USAF's plan is for the B-21 to go into production in the mid 2020s, the B-2 fleet will retired by 2032, then the B-1 would be retired shortly afterwards by 2036. The...
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    From the autoloader company's website. ...

    From the autoloader company's website.



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    What I'm really hoping for is to see that 4th man re-purposed to focus on organic ISR by operating a drone or the m240 while continuing to...
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    Kamikazes: The Soviet Legacy

    Maksim Y. Tokarev has a very interesting article discussing Soviet anti-carrier tactics and comparing them to Japanese Kamikaze attacks.

    Read PDF here
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    Smaller turret and lighter gun is most of it but...

    Smaller turret and lighter gun is most of it but is it 20% lighter before or after all these upgrades? An autoloader and gatling gun aren't exactly going to be lightweight additions.

    My hunch is...
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    M1A3 Announcement

    https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1044195613473198080


    https://www.meggittdefense.com/product/compact-autoloader/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D71OAAP6jg

    Really cool autoloader...
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    That's why I think keeping Turkey on team NATO is...

    That's why I think keeping Turkey on team NATO is more important than the question of whether or not to sell them the F-35. Russia doesn't have the industry to replicate the F-35 even if Lockheed...
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    It appears the Dutch are considering upping their...

    It appears the Dutch are considering upping their F-35 buy from 37 to 67 jets.

    https://twitter.com/Rotorfocus/status/1042140058118180866
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    Stealth aircraft use Low-Probability of Intercept...

    Stealth aircraft use Low-Probability of Intercept radar with narrow, laser like beams from AESA radars that don't broadcast their position beyond the specific volume they are searching. I don't see...
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    I interpreted "search and track" to mean actively...

    I interpreted "search and track" to mean actively radiating (at low power) to find and target objects at close range in areas the APG-81 doesn't cover. In which case radiating other signals for ECM...
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    Reasonably confident. I don't know how it could...

    Reasonably confident. I don't know how it could perform the functions listed below without transmitting, and the article specifically states that it isn't the APG-81. Naturally anything in the realm...
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    The ASQ-239 is pretty versatile. It detects, and...

    The ASQ-239 is pretty versatile. It detects, and locates emission sources, as you mentioned. It can also perform search and track functions to provide range and velocity against targets at close...
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    The F-35 is certainly valuable, but Russian...

    The F-35 is certainly valuable, but Russian agents looking up the F-35's skirt isn't necessarily a terrible strategic threat. Russian industry just isn't capable of building anything comparable...
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    Air Force not considering new F-15 or hybrid...

    Air Force not considering new F-15 or hybrid F-22/F-35
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    There were a number of reasons for Boeing...

    There were a number of reasons for Boeing winning.


    Lockheed and General Atomics both tried to stuff aircraft built for entirely different purposes into a contract they weren't intended for...
  16. Exaggerated Relief Map of the Caucasus and...

    Exaggerated Relief Map of the Caucasus and surrounding area

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  17. While neither Georgia nor the Baltics could keep...

    While neither Georgia nor the Baltics could keep Russian armor out on their own, Georgia is a ton more defensible from a geographic position due to the presence of the Caucasus Mountains along the...
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    Boeing has a patent on a Multiple missile and...

    Boeing has a patent on a Multiple missile and bomb carriage system they've been trying to leverage into additional aircraft sales for a while now. In addition to providing another spot to physically...
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    The other thing about military satellites is that...

    The other thing about military satellites is that they tend to carry a lot more fuel on board than their civilian counterparts as well as countermeasures to ASAT weapons. At the outset of hostilities...
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    Luckily for us Japan, South Korea, Singapore,...

    Luckily for us Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey (maybe) and half of Europe will be operating F-35s!



    Some satellites perhaps, but the GPS constellation is pretty robust.

    Hitting a spy...
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