united states

  1. Grey Havoc

    Colin Powell dead

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/577152-colin-powell-dies-at-age-of-84 Complications from a breakthrough case of Covid-19 apparently. Despite his service as SecState, he was probably best known for his role (while still in the Army as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) in Operation Desert...
  2. Rhinocrates

    AUKUS Treaty

    The Economist's perspective. It devotes most space to looking at the political context. https://www.economist.com/asia/2021/09/15/australia-is-getting-nuclear-subs-with-american-and-british-help The new partnership also comes at an opportune time for Mr Biden. His withdrawal from Afghanistan...
  3. klem

    ID Bell glide bomb.

    I'm looking for more information about this Bell glide bomb.thanks
  4. P

    Rheinmetall W&M GmbH 105mm smooth bore gun program???

    Does anyone know what came of this Rheinmetall W&M GmbH 105mm smooth bore gun program? Did Rheinmetall actual finish developing and commercialising this gun? If so what is the guns designation...
  5. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    PD-214 Security Class Maritime Administration conceptual mobilisation ship 1974-1981

    Source: p474-p475, US Amphibious Ships and Craft, Norman Friedman The Center of Naval Analyses (CNA) compared a number of different ship designs for the role of the Maritime Prepositioning Squadron (MPS). One of these was the PD-214 "Security Class" (C8-M-MA134), a conceptual mobilisation ship...
  6. Grey Havoc

    U.S. Digital Corps

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/08/30/218249/biden-launches-us-digital-corps-to-bring-young-tech-talent-to-government https://digitalcorps.gsa.gov/ Hmmmmm
  7. F


    https://thespacereview.com/article/4228/1 The little satellite that could How a vice president’s dream led—after a very long delay—to the DSCOVR spacecraft by Dwayne A. Day Monday, August 16, 2021 If satellites had personalities, DSCOVR would be a scrappy little fighter: battered, bloody, but...
  8. bobbymike

    DARPA X-Prime Program

    Subscription needed https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/aircraft-propulsion/darpa-aims-build-bridge-across-technologys-valley-death?fbclid=IwAR27GieACixCkpErW2rRWD3I8PA5G_xAM5eZHff25UbDoGaB1_UGZUNb-mg
  9. F

    HAWC (Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept) and HACM (Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile)

    This doesn't really fit ARRW or PGSW, so I started a new thread.
  10. bring_it_on

    US Navy Screaming Arrow Hypersonic Program

    The US Navy has (re) launched (August 2021) the Screaming Arrow prototyping effort after withdrawing the prior outreach to industry back in March. Wanted to start a dedicated thread to discuss what the Navy is asking for here since they have provided a notional set of requirements and are...
  11. GTX

    ARES XM274 75mm automatic cannon

    Interesting development/proposal I just came across:
  12. B

    "Improved F-5" and STOL F-5, from 1964

    I have come across an article from Air Force Magazine (link below) about the F-5 dated December 1964 that briefly talks about two variants of the F-5 apparently being offered at the time. First, an improved F-5A with slightly higher thrust ("J85-13/J5", 4300 lbf, 220 lbf higher than the...
  13. Antonio

    The art of NASA

  14. Boxman

    CAPT. DALE “SNORT” SNODGRASS (USN, RET) Killed in Plane Crash

    Just crushing news. R.I.P. Snort. The Aviation Geek Club: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, legendary US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot, killed in in the crash of a SIAI-Marchetti SM.1019 July 25, 2021 Full article hyperlinked at title.
  15. Richard N

    Oshkosh 2021

    The 2021 edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 https://www.eaa.org/airventure Directory of EAA Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1iYTfGLjpCMLLzZfDaXbg View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3bEZNW-_X4
  16. Foo Fighter

    Grand slam bombs on Korean targets.

    I have seen somewhere that Grand slam weapons were considered for use on high value targets on the Japanese mainland. If the B-29 was in fact ready even in small number for use then, would they not have value against logistical high value targets in the conflict with North Korea? Just a...
  17. hesham

    Terra-Tires for Light Aircraft,1956

    From Flying 1956; https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=8Hd4DlOqhhwC&pg=PA43&dq=Terra-Tires+flying&hl=ar&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwimv5nM0_vxAhUiQEEAHXSRA68Q6AEwAHoECAsQAg#v=onepage&q=Terra-Tires%20flying&f=false
  18. J

    McDonnell Douglas F101B Voodoo - carrying MIM-23 Hawk Missile

    I have come across these pictures of McDonnell Douglas F-101B Voodoo Serial Number 57-0272 with a strange under nose sensor and carrying a MiM-23 Hawk missile. It is late 60's or early 70's from my guess. Does anyone have any more information on this project, its name and what was being tried?
  19. P

    Grumman Ranger Missile system

    Once again, I've come across this 'official' Grumman 'Ranger' missile cutaway desktop model, which I've never seen or heard of before. On the page it's from, it states Grumman 'Ranger' Infantry Heavy Assault Missile (https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25262/lot/19/?category=list) Anyone know...
  20. Grey Havoc

    Momentus Inc.

    Russian-founded space start-up and Spac fined for misleading investors (ft.com, registration or subscription may be required) https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/13/22576176/space-momentus-charged-sec-misleading-investors-mikhail-kokorich...