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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2016, 04:28:23 pm »
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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2016, 04:58:17 pm »
They've been talking about this since at least the 80s.  Metastable hydrogen and helium.  I've never heard what mechanism is supposed to keep this pressurized material compressed once you release the pressure though.  The other question is cost.
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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 04:23:48 am »
Sorry the file is damaged and cannot be opened.

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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 08:20:19 am »
Sorry the file is damaged and cannot be opened.

Just opened it seems to work for me.
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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2018, 06:11:25 am »
https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2018/05/22/the-us-is-running-out-of-bombs-and-it-may-soon-struggle-to-make-more/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb-5-23&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon plans to invest more than $20 billion in munitions in its next budget. But whether the industrial base will be there to support such massive buys in the future is up in the air ó at a time when America is expending munitions at increasingly intense rates.

The annual Industrial Capabilities report, put out by the Pentagonís Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, has concluded that the industrial base of the munitions sector is particularly strained, something the report blames on the start-and-stop nature of munitions procurement over the last 20 years, as well as the lack of new designs being internally developed.

Some suppliers have dropped out entirely, leaving no option for replacing vital materials. Other key suppliers are foreign-owned, with no indigenous capability to produce vital parts and materials ― setting up the risk that a conflict with China could rely on Chinese-made parts.

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Re: Pentagon Running Out of U.S. Suppliers of Energetic Materials
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2019, 04:45:54 am »
https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/01/16/trump-to-use-federal-funds-to-prop-up-us-bomb-makers/

Well THAT'S not a political headline.  Federal funds are SUPPOSED to prop up US bomb makers.  (Well, if the .gov expects to buy bombs anyway.)
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