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    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27068/navy-t...

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27068/navy-to-supersize-its-ultra-versatile-sm-6-missile-for-even-longer-range-and-higher-speed
  2. Thread: F-15x

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    good to see. hopefully it survives politics....

    good to see.

    hopefully it survives politics....
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    just a couple of snipits from the article: ...

    just a couple of snipits from the article:


    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26305/f-15x-will-come-in-two-variants-and-no-it-wont-cost-100m-per-copy
  4. without doing the research, i believe the belief...

    without doing the research, i believe the belief is that the hypersonic round will have benefits over a conventional round even when fired from a conventional tube.
  5. Thread: F-15x

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    USAF's Next Budget Request Will Include New F-15X...

    USAF's Next Budget Request Will Include New F-15X Advanced Eagle Fighter Jets: Report
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    USAF's Next Budget Request Will Include New F-15X...

    USAF's Next Budget Request Will Include New F-15X Advanced Eagle Fighter Jets: Report
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  7. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    true. just speculating if the guns were taken...

    true.

    just speculating if the guns were taken out, tha'ts a lot of room down below from what i remember?
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    now that's a 'phat' ass..... that side by side...

    now that's a 'phat' ass.....

    that side by side certainly puts the scale of them into perspective.
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    interesting on the sizes. i've never been aware...

    interesting on the sizes. i've never been aware of the size differences really.

    i know the Zumwalts have the two deck guns with the vertical launch cells on the perimeter, but is that why they...
  10. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    compared to a cruiser? (the Ticonderogas?) ...

    compared to a cruiser? (the Ticonderogas?)

    (do i have my terminology correct there?)
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    Continue the DDG-1000 line for the CG(X) to...

    Continue the DDG-1000 line for the CG(X) to relplace the Ticonderogas. Stretch it and give it a normal bow and reuse some of those billions spent on the design.
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    Continue the DDG-1000 line for the CG(X) to...

    Continue the DDG-1000 line for the CG(X) to relplace the Ticonderogas. Stretch it and give it a normal bow and reuse some of those billions spent on the design.
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    really? for some reason I thought they...

    really?

    for some reason I thought they practiced them for rough field landings to help keep all the dirt and dust kicked up out of the engine similar to takeoffs
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    it's kinda of what they are doing now though,...

    it's kinda of what they are doing now though, stand off sensors and data links, one platform providing targeting for another etc
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    Marine F-35Bs Fly First-Ever Strike Missions...

    Marine F-35Bs Fly First-Ever Strike Missions Against 'Fixed Targets' in Afghanistan (Updated)
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  16. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    that was the original design intent. those...

    that was the original design intent.

    those masts and sensors were to be 'stealth'd'.

    adding in those external mounts defeats the whole purpose, but saves the cash.
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    add a third person from a distance with a flash...

    add a third person from a distance with a flash light with the ability to silently to talk to his friend who is moving closer to the other guy.....
  18. Thread: DDG-1000 News

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    what a waste..... ...

    what a waste.....

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23544/navys-revamped-stealth-destroyer-looks-less-stealthy-as-it-leaves-san-diego-for-trials
  19. Thread: F-15x

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    .......

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    [QUOTE=SteveDaPirate;1045192]There were a number...

    [QUOTE=SteveDaPirate;1045192]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...
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