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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by kcran567 on Today at 08:15:38 pm »
Is this air superiority, Typhoon replacement? Is the F-35 going to overlap with this program?
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Military / Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 05:23:49 pm »
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/07/16/3-thoughts-on-hypersonic-weapons-from-the-pentagons-technology-chief/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=Socialflow&utm_medium=social

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WASHINGTON — If military terms can be described as clothing, then hypersonic weapons are the couture, stylish, must-talk-about item of the summer.

The technology behind them. The theory around them. The questions of what competitors are saying and doing with them. Nearly every discussion about future capabilities for America’s defense includes an early mention of hypersonics.

The point man for developing that capability is Michael Griffin, a former NASA administrator who is now the first-ever undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. So when he sat down with reporters July 12 to discuss a range of issues, it wasn’t a surprise hypersonic weaponry came up.

“My view is that this is not an advantage that we can concede to people who wish to be our adversaries,” he said bluntly when asked about the systems. “And there is no reason why we should.”

Here are three key points from Griffin that show his thinking as he helps craft America’s way forward with the technology.
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Military / Re: Nuclear Weapons NEWS ONLY
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 04:35:32 pm »
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/inside-americas-aging-nuclear-missile-submarines/

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“Every leg of the triad is up against the red line in terms of recapitalization,” agreed Rear Adm. John W. Tammen, director of undersea warfare (N97) on the Navy staff. “The green-eyeshade people…have repeatedly delayed and delayed each of the programs. (Now), the bottom line is there’s no additional margin for construction and delivery of Columbia.” To reduce the risk, defense contractors have already started building missile tubes — some of which will go to the Royal Navy‘s SSBN program — as well as a full-up prototype of the new design’s electric drive.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by TsrJoe on Today at 02:57:37 pm »
Have any ga drawings of even cad images appeared as yet in public of the Tempest design ? Be fun to create the mockup in model form :)

cheers Joe
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Aerospace / Re: Antonov An-70
« Last post by fightingirish on Today at 01:21:27 pm »
An-188 model at FIA18.
Quote from: Tim Robinson
An-188 military transport from Antonov, with An-70s propfans swapped for turbofans. #fia18 #Avgeek
Twitter: https://t.co/rYAE2clUZr
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Space Projects / Re: ESA ExoMars rover
« Last post by Flyaway on Today at 01:18:56 pm »
UK PM Theresa May with ESA Exomars Rover at Farnborough Airshow 2018

The Rt Hon Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK, examines the ESA ExoMars rover in the Space Zone at the Farnborough International Airshow, accompanied by ESA Director General Jan Wörner, ESA astronaut Tim Peake and Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency Dr Graham Turnock, 16 July 2018.

https://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/UK_PM_Theresa_May_with_ESA_Exomars_Rover_at_Farnborough_Airshow_2018
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believe there is another EM TD but has since been taken off the internet.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Flyaway on Today at 12:56:07 pm »
Flightglobal seem to have quite a few quotes I haven’t seen before in other articles.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-tempest-concept-underscores-uk-fighter-450327/
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Moose on Today at 12:53:11 pm »
The "_ Gen" thing is, at this point, hard to get too worked up about given all the static about which planes are in which generation. I will say that lasers and advanced engines are good ambitions to have and I'd put those as more "generation defining" features than tail/no-tail.

Only issue is going to be funding this probably means buying a lot less F-35s and in turn upsetting the Americans. Maybe that’s a price we’ll just have to pay.
I wouldn't say that, this might effect out-year purchases of F-35 but nothing immediate.
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