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Ah, I'm at work and couldn't review the video. That sounds as challenging as the DARPA idea, especially as a back fit. I'll have to watch when I get home to see how they propose to extinguish a lit motor.
 

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Ah, I'm at work and couldn't review the video. That sounds as challenging as the DARPA idea, especially as a back fit. I'll have to watch when I get home to see how they propose to extinguish a lit motor.
Pressure drop if I had to guess.
 

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Turns out, that the first reported JATM related QF-16 activity may have been in December 2019. FSAT-FY20-Missions.png
 

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That timing is impressive. I wonder if it's going so well or just started earlier than commonly anticipated.
 

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I think it was reported earlier that the EMD contract was awarded in 2017 after a competitive phase which likely saw some prototyping. There has been a very long list of counter air missile tech research going back the last 10-15 years so I wouldn't be surprised if they were able to move relatively quickly because they had a few things ready that could easily be integrated. Lockheed has also done a lot of work via its hit to kill missile interceptor programs so probably had some advantage there in terms of tech, experience, and supplier teams that it could pull together.
 
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