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Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:50:03 pm »
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 06:42:28 am »
Great find sir!

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 06:49:31 am »
Wonder why they're using canards instead of a CUDA-like thruster arrangement.  ???
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 07:05:14 am »
Wonder why they're using canards instead of a CUDA-like thruster arrangement.  ???

Looks almost exactly like the Excalibur canard section.  Maybe it's just a case of the artist recycling existing graphics elements, not representing the specific design, which is still classified.

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 07:07:24 am »
Wonder why they're using canards instead of a CUDA-like thruster arrangement.  ???

Looks almost exactly like the Excalibur canard section. 

Made me think of this:
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 07:14:57 am »
Apparently that image was shown in a presentation last April by Chuck Perkins, the principal deputy to the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering.
Flight are assuming that it was an unclassified concept image rather than an actual LREW design study.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-long-range-missile-project-emerges-in-us-budget-442816/

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 07:28:13 am »
I would expect something more like CUDA with a booster, making the full assembly about the size of AIM-120.
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 11:04:14 am »
Apparently that image was shown in a presentation last April by Chuck Perkins, the principal deputy to the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering.
Flight are assuming that it was an unclassified concept image rather than an actual LREW design study.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-long-range-missile-project-emerges-in-us-budget-442816/
Probably that's why Perkins presentation is attached in the first message of the topic (which actually have initiated publication at Flight site), and image is labeled as 'LREW concept art'.
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 12:06:38 pm »
Apparently that image was shown in a presentation last April by Chuck Perkins, the principal deputy to the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering.
Flight are assuming that it was an unclassified concept image rather than an actual LREW design study.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-long-range-missile-project-emerges-in-us-budget-442816/
Probably that's why Perkins presentation is attached in the first message of the topic (which actually have initiated publication at Flight site), and image is labeled as 'LREW concept art'.

The number of trade publications/outlets/hacks who shamelessly lift postings and analysis from this site without attribution is appalling.

One did PM me out of apparent guilt. You know who you are.

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 12:46:50 pm »
In this case there's no problem with Trimble as I shared discovery with him.
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 01:02:34 pm »
In this case there's no problem with Trimble as I shared discovery with him.

And proper attribution on Trimble's part would have made your sharing clear and
obviated the need for this discussion :)

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 01:10:52 pm »
Oh, I'm already too old for that wannabefamous stuff.
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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 01:55:03 pm »
Oh, I'm already too old for that wannabefamous stuff.

Now we just need to get the people taking without attribution to feel the same way!

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Re: Long Range Engagement Weapon (LREW)
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 01:14:20 am »
Wonder why they're using canards instead of a CUDA-like thruster arrangement.  ???

more room for motor maybe ?