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    I see what you did there. We're in some real...

    I see what you did there. We're in some real pretty s#*t now, man!
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    All I can say, unfortunately, is "Welcome to...

    All I can say, unfortunately, is "Welcome to Earth". It's like that everywhere. It's too bad the donors don't have the vision, or are just too naive, to ensure that their donations are not...
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    It's amazing how well the great depth has...

    It's amazing how well the great depth has preserved all of these ships.
  4. New technologies developed as part of Aegis BMD...

    New technologies developed as part of Aegis BMD are now being considered for theater defense systems. Part of this is the ability for multiple units to participate in individual engagements; e.g....
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    To answer your question, apparently they are...

    To answer your question, apparently they are writing graffiti on the status boards and storing piss in CIC.
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    If you were surprised that this collision...

    If you were surprised that this collision happened at all, you should find this article to be shocking.
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    If you were surprised that this collision...

    If you were surprised that this collision happened at all, you should find this article to be shocking.
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  8. Maybe there are a bunch of rounds left and they...

    Maybe there are a bunch of rounds left and they don't want them to go to waste. Oh, wait. What am I saying?
  9. It's designed for hyper-velocity, but the test...

    It's designed for hyper-velocity, but the test was performed at more conventional muzzle velocities, so I am not sure exactly what was accomplished.
  10. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    Using the past to predict the future, you should...

    Using the past to predict the future, you should expect two things:
    1) With the new congress, disparate spending priorities make funding questionable for a CG(X) program at all.
    2) Assuming the...
  11. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    So, I think the major problem is that the DDG1000...

    So, I think the major problem is that the DDG1000 was really designed to fill the government mandated-by-law requirement for naval gunfire support that was lost when the Iowas were decommissioned. ...
  12. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    Very. But the real problem is to define a...

    Very.

    But the real problem is to define a mission, then determine the armament needed. Then we can equip for that mission and then it will be deployed, presumably, one day.
  13. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    Throwing in the towel on the AGS, finally....

    Throwing in the towel on the AGS, finally.
    https://www.upi.com/Zumwalt-class-stealth-destroyer-gun-dead-vessel-mission-being-redefined/8131543673265/
  14. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    The admirals always paint a rosy picture, right...

    The admirals always paint a rosy picture, right up to the moment they decide to cancel a program. Very sad. We could have 12 LCS, 8 FFG(X), or about 6-7 Burkes for the cost of these 3 'destroyers'.
  15. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    [QUOTE=JRT;1046961]The AGS guns are a portion of...

    [QUOTE=JRT;1046961]The AGS guns are a portion of the complex AGS system.


    Do you know how much, if any of the AGS systems is installed on the 3 ships? I think none of them are sporting a gun...
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    Sticky: Two comments; 1- I kinda agree with you about...

    Two comments;
    1- I kinda agree with you about the LCS, but I'm still hoping the Navy works out the kinks and these guys eventually can fill some important roles, although certainly never the ones...
  17. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    I think it makes more sense to just put an...

    I think it makes more sense to just put an existing conventional gun on there. The LRLAP is rocket-assisted, fin guided projectile designed for 100+ mile range, so it has no real ballistic...
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    'FIERY' for some strange reason. I like firey...

    'FIERY' for some strange reason. I like firey though.
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    That never stopped me or anyone else. Welcome to...

    That never stopped me or anyone else. Welcome to the thread.
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    What a coincidence. Most of my models, whether...

    What a coincidence. Most of my models, whether ship, plane, car or whatever eventually met the same fate.
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