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Aerospace / Re: DARPA Long Range Anti-ship Missile (LRASM)
« Last post by seruriermarshal on Today at 05:35:33 pm »
 ;D
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Advanced Harrier Projects
« Last post by RAP on Today at 04:44:21 pm »
Not sure if this is the place for this.  Supersonic V/STOL upgraded Rolls Royce Pegasus engine.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: British B.12/36 Heavy Bomber Competition ?
« Last post by hesham on Today at 04:20:15 pm »
Yes,

but we must don't forget that,the Fairey and Handley Page presented a concepts,if we exclude Avro,DH,Gloster,Hawker and Saro,we can suppose Blackburn and Westland maybe submitted
a proposals but reject in early stage ?.
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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by marauder2048 on Today at 04:11:03 pm »
https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1281946/stratcom-commander-describes-challenges-of-21st-century-deterrence/#.WZYu6kzeKkk.facebook

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"We can't [assume] that having 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear weapons under the New START Treaty somehow deters all our adversaries. It doesn't," the general said.

Why we should have decoupled our arsenal from that of the USSR/Russia after the Cold War and sized it for our and our allies security needs. Which IMHO was START I - 1200 launchers and 6000 warheads.

Have you read the article?
In context it's very clear he is not advocating for larger numbers of warheads and delivery systems.
He's advocating for modernisation of the triad and for the need for complementary capabilities (like cyber attack/ defence etc.)

1500 warheads was typically regarded as the lower limit of the quantity required to provide extended deterrence; the US is
according to the latest treaty compliance reports far below that.
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USAF Picks Key Technologies For F-22 Follow-On


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LANGLEY AFB—The U.S. Air Force has identified the key technologies it needs to develop for a next-generation air superiority fighter that will replace the F-22 Raptor...
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 03:55:56 pm »
Cutaway Lockheed A-12, author Rigatto and modified by Motocar to recrated
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 03:53:52 pm »
Repost Cutaway Mikoyan Gurevich MiG SM-12 PMS, author WEAL and modified by Motocar to recreated
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The developing MQ-25A Stingray program offers another option for a possible BPI platform, although on a longer time horizon. The MQ-25A is the latest evolution of the Navy’s pursuit of a carrier-based, unmanned aircraft. While its primary stated role at this time is as an airborne tanker, additional capability is planned f or integration in the future. The Navy’s request-for-information at the inception of the program calls for a small, lightweight sensor similar to the MTS-B used on the Triton and Reaper. The MTS-B would provide the Stingray with the same sensor capability as the Reaper for supporting boost-phase engagements without modifying the program sensor requirements. Further, the aircraft should have sufficient payload to carry interceptors, given the platform's desired ability to carry sufficient fuel to refuel other platforms. Carrying interceptors, however, would require a specific design effort.  Incorporating the boost-phase kill capability on the Stingray also would allow basing of these capabilities on board aircraft carriers, giving greater operational freedom and utility.

Source:
https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-08/navy-boost-phase-could-counter-north-korea-part-three

Apologise for my language,  but the USN are now taking the absolute piss. Boost phase intercept? Anti ballistic missile shoot downs... and they want a dirt cheap barn door sized 'tanker' for that role.... this has to take the B2 and F22 debacle and add cherries to the 'you must be having a laugh'  cake.  They are seriously deranged.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Lockheed A-12 and SR-71 projects
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 03:40:50 pm »
Cutaway Lockheed A-12, author Rigatto and modified by Motocar
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The developing MQ-25A Stingray program offers another option for a possible BPI platform, although on a longer time horizon. The MQ-25A is the latest evolution of the Navy’s pursuit of a carrier-based, unmanned aircraft. While its primary stated role at this time is as an airborne tanker, additional capability is planned f or integration in the future. The Navy’s request-for-information at the inception of the program calls for a small, lightweight sensor similar to the MTS-B used on the Triton and Reaper. The MTS-B would provide the Stingray with the same sensor capability as the Reaper for supporting boost-phase engagements without modifying the program sensor requirements. Further, the aircraft should have sufficient payload to carry interceptors, given the platform's desired ability to carry sufficient fuel to refuel other platforms. Carrying interceptors, however, would require a specific design effort.  Incorporating the boost-phase kill capability on the Stingray also would allow basing of these capabilities on board aircraft carriers, giving greater operational freedom and utility.

Source:
https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-08/navy-boost-phase-could-counter-north-korea-part-three
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