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Military / Re: Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook
« Last post by fredymac on Today at 03:54:46 am »
Launch on remote is a starting condition for GMD since the geometry dictates it.  They have the advantage of a constant high speed link with the fused sensor and command network making up the BMD system.  For a sub based missile, you would need something akin to lock-on after launch where the targeting data is fed in during missile fly-out.  A surface ship would presumably have a satellite based BMD data link.

The STSS satellites can generate track quality targeting data but there are only 2 of them at the moment.  A follow on system is probably already in the works as this issue has been mentioned as a high priority by BMD leadership.  Given how long it would take to implement a sub based ABM system, I would think the orbital targeting infrastructure would be already in place.
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I believe to people in the rest of the world, the idea of gangs of armed American soldiers dropping in from space to fulfil the latest temper-tantrum from The Big Cheese Himself is not a comforting one.  But I fear I'm breaking my own forum rules here.
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No worries - no harm done on either side.
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Space Projects / Re: Project HOT EAGLE-- Marine Space Transport
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Today at 02:50:29 am »

Sounds like a realistic description of the future dystopia that we might be heading to.

Not really sure how that sounds like a "future dystopia." It's more like "the present but with rocketships." Think of the "cultural enrichment" that came to the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012. Had the US military been able to drop teams of Space Marines into the compound literally within minutes, the story could potentially have been very different. Preferably the consulate with a surviving ambassador and a whole lot of dead invaders.

 
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... loaded with performance enhancers, stimulants, opioids, DNA enhancers, nutrients and supplements, space vaccines, they might be giving to soldiers in the near future. As long as we can get 'em there fast in the rage rocket.

It's not uncommon *now* for combat troops to be chemically enhanced. Hell, it's been that way ever since warriors discovered booze. A development that I understand may have even predated the Viet Nam War.

And "rage rocket" is good.  Bring on the rage rockets. The "Warm Fluffy-Bunny Hugs Rockets" just don't work worth a damn in combat.
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To prevent misunderstandings, it would be good, to give the direct link.
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Indeed - the pictures were posted by the publisher to Facebook for promotional purposes. As such, its important to link to their Facebook page. If you are interested, buy the magazine :)
I knew that the 3 pages were posted by the publisher for promotional purposes, because it's usually showed on a French website where I am forumer. But I must admit that I did not know that it was from Facebook.

I suscribe to Le Fana, since 2005, at least.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Kolesnikov Gliders
« Last post by igor-mich on Today at 02:28:07 am »
List of Kolesnikov's works
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Kolesnikov Gliders
« Last post by igor-mich on Today at 12:53:01 am »
"KTs" is Kolesnikov + Tsybin ( "КЦ" Колесников Д.Н и  Цыбин П.В.)
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Indeed - the pictures were posted by the publisher to Facebook for promotional purposes. As such, its important to link to their Facebook page. If you are interested, buy the magazine :)
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Article about NA XB-70 Valkyrie in Le Fana 7-2018
« Last post by Jemiba on Yesterday at 10:54:06 pm »
All correct, including the last post by fightingirish.
If such excerpts are put online by the Publisher himself, it should be no Problem to point to them, I think.
To prevent misunderstandings, it would be good, to give the direct link.
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