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    US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News

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    Post  GarryB Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:30 am

    news.usni.org/2021/08/11/chinese-see-u-s-littoral-combat-ship-as-powerful-tool-in-future-distributed-conflicts

    Hahaha... the Chinese see US LCS ships as powerful tool in future distributed conflicts... without even reading the article that is funny...

    Georges post number 412 says
    LCS Independence-class ship withdrawn from US Navy

    So they are still wet behind the ears new and the US is withdrawing some of them but China is scared... hahaha... I bet they are not scared.

    Not scared of brand new ships with faulty and unfixable transmissions that limit their top speed to 12 knots...

    Even if Chinese subs came to the North Atlantic/Sea now, they would face UK's ASW aircraft & subs, as well as other littoral navies.

    Almost their entire surface fleet is overseas, the rest is broken... do they have an ASW in service... they are withdrawing their AWACS and cancelling its replacements...

    A failed US ship design, first one now gone.

    I am pretty sure that Rolls Royce could rip out the propulsion and transmission and put something in to make it move fast... they wouldn't be terrible patrol boats at the very least...

    F-35 is crying...

    So it should... it was the promised one and turned out to be a spoiled little brat with expensive tastes...

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    Post  Finty Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:16 pm

    https://blog.usni.org/posts/2021/09/02/things-to-take-from-kabul-to-westpac
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    Post  GarryB Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:36 am

    I wonder how effective it actually would have been if the Taleban had been more serious about making the US leave faster...

    Phalanx is OK... it fires highly toxic DU rounds of 50 calibre size and has an effective range of just under 2km... but Kabul is a huge target so the Taleban could have rolled huge numbers of rocket launchers into position and launched a deluge of rockets at the air field... I doubt Phalanx would have been very effective...

    What they really should have done was not withdraw their air support three months before withdrawing everything else... it would not have been that complex...
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    Post  Hole Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:06 pm

    US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News - Page 18 Fbpd5q10
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    Post  Finty Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:38 pm

    I'm not as clued up on ships as Aircraft but knowing their public affairs, I'm assuming that vessel is in fact Russian?

    Useless twats.

    *edit* I googled them and to drive the point more, they shared this back in September. The mind boggles as to how useless these people are. US Navy and Naval Aircraft: News - Page 18 E_kwl-WXEAMCYQQ?format=jpg&name=medium

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    Post  Isos Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:51 pm

    I think they are doing this on purpose.
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    Post  RTN Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:47 pm

    GarryB wrote:So it should... it was the promised one and turned out to be a spoiled little brat with expensive tastes...
    The F-35 project cost ran into US$ 1 trillion. Lockheed will have to sell at least 10,000 F-35s just to break even. Of these U.S government will purchase 3000. All other NATO states combined another 1000. Lockheed will still have to find markets to sell the remaining 5, 6 thousand F-35s.
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    Post  Isos Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:21 pm

    RTN wrote:
    GarryB wrote:So it should... it was the promised one and turned out to be a spoiled little brat with expensive tastes...
    The F-35 project cost ran into US$ 1 trillion. Lockheed will have to sell at least 10,000 F-35s just to break even. Of these U.S government will purchase 3000. All other NATO states combined another 1000. Lockheed will still have to find markets to sell the remaining 5, 6 thousand F-35s.

    It's already a dead project. They have moved on the "6th generation" fighter based on f-22 and are buying more f-15 and f-18.

    And there aren't that many countries buying it.

    The ALICE software supposed to manage maintenace was stopped because they couldn't fix all the issues and it was even working at all.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:56 am

    The F-35 project cost ran into US$ 1 trillion. Lockheed will have to sell at least 10,000 F-35s just to break even. Of these U.S government will purchase 3000. All other NATO states combined another 1000. Lockheed will still have to find markets to sell the remaining 5, 6 thousand F-35s.

    They need to admit they fucked up and then suck it up and make some sensible changes that will make it cheaper to buy and cheaper to operate...

    Reduce the stealth level dramatically so it is less stealthy but also much lower maintenance.

    They should adopt two standards of stealth... peace time and war time where in peace time it does not have coating applied that take hours to cure and set, so support hours per flight hours can be slashed to less than a dozen at least.

    They need to fully fund that ALICE support system because that was supposed to make it affordable too... break the issues down into chunks and try to achieve some successes instead of a fully operational system off the shelf ready to go which is never going to happen first time.

    They also need to put in writing that doing things the C-17 way where factories and assembly plants being located in the voting districts of the congressmen who control the purse strings needs to stop... it is the opposite of centralised production and development and it makes everything vastly more expensive and adds delays when things don't get sent on time.

    In fact I would track down all the people who agreed to such a model and arrest them and put them in jail in Guantanimo for crimes against the country of the USA for the purposes of extorting money for the company they worked for and themselves.

    Aircraft should be not able to be cancelled because they are critical to the US military... not because cancelling them would cause unemployment in a district that votes for the congressmen who decide who and what gets funding.

    Those changes alone will lead to something that they can use, but they are pussies and don't have the balls to root out corruption because someone might look at the schemes they have running and they might go to jail too.

    PD wont like it, but they need a Rogozin who is powerful enough that they can't threaten or bribe who can go in there and actually fix things and make serious changes, but the deep state will resist and nothing will happen.
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    Post  Finty Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:45 am

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/25/asia/us-navy-littoral-combat-ships-pacific-south-china-sea-intl-hnk-ml-dst/index.html
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    Post  GarryB Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:50 am

    "It is a trade term for influence," Cmdr. Reann Mommsen said. "Without going into specifics, USS Gabrielle Giffords presence influenced operations throughout the South China Sea."


    Hahaha.. it got in the way during Chinese exercises... in the same way and old fishing Junk would have... love how when something fails they just lower the bar... and it suddenly becomes adequate...

    I'm not as clued up on ships as Aircraft but knowing their public affairs, I'm assuming that vessel is in fact Russian?

    That radar on top, and that rear facing twin 130mm gun mount... that is a Kirov class Russian cruiser.
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    Post  Finty Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:23 pm

    Christ, thanks for clarifying Gary.

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