- Jun 3, 2011
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VH said:And regarding the 'can-do attitude' you claim has died in the west please make sure you qualify that you are speaking for yourself.
Yeah? Where's Fasthawk? RATTLRS? HyFly? X-51 developments? LRASM-B? AARGM? ATKs MSST? What happened to follow on HTV-2 flights? US Army AHW? There are isolated exceptions to the rule (SpaceX and Blue Origin for example) but in the DoD? Please. The only X-51 flight that was marginally successful (the last one) they ALMOST DIDN'T DO BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT, "WHAT IF WE FAIL?". That's straight from the horse's mouth. And what did they do with that glimmer of success? Quit immediately. "Whoa, that was scary. Better not do that again, we might not get as lucky."