Software is enabled by hardware. A properly designed antenna enables all sorts of high speed digital IC’s which in turn allow for rich software. It is easy to talk about Features like LPI which unlike many over hyped technologies really is a game changer but doing this in an RF environment requires ...Jump to post
Is their a way redesign this mission taking advantage of UAV advancements?Jump to post
Putting aside the obvious what is it about SpaceX that allows for their radically different approach to development?
Does anyone see any parallels to North Korea in the sense that both can test to fail because they have so much capability developed in house?
I'm not clear if you are cleaning inside or outside a cleanroom. If outside and particle contamination is not a concern soap and water is a good cleaner for the lens. if inside and especially in flight hardware or on optics that will be run through CVD or PVD vacuum processes soap must be fully remo...Jump to post
back to cleaning practices for flight hardware. Use only as much solvent as is required to clean the surface., Validate cleaning by post testing the part vis laser particle testing and liquid chromatography. If more solvent is required don't flood the part but use multiple cleaning cycles. if foam s...Jump to post
Just a guess but In not choosing the F35 I think Germany has also decided they will remove themselves from the current nuclear sharing agreement. At the risk of trolling to some I’m sure someone in the German decision making chain has posed the following question;why carry a nuke on a plane that has...Jump to post
Nope, they can't, but that is a question of computing power, as I have stated several times I believe. Also explained at length, and not just by me. Best regards Thomas Tommy your explanations have been speculative hope rather than proof statements. the consistent improvement of available computing...Jump to post
I explained why stealth still makes sense for the military even when they know damn well it will lose most of its effectiveness in the foreseeable future. just about any radio astronomer in the last couple of decades, that routinely pick out signals not just way weaker than those on Ozirs graph, bu...Jump to post
A short vid of USMC pilots qualifying on the QE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ntEmcTkvg What are the payload figures for the B off the QE? I have also seen where the marines are evaluating flying off helicopter carriers. I guess some trials are underway to evaluate how the B on smaller carrier...Jump to post
I'd love to see Finland buy a mix of Typhoon tranche 3 and F35B. Would really be a step change for them and massively back down Russian aggression in the region. The saying in Finland is that they want as many flight hours as possible for there 10 billion Euro investment, having two relatively expe...Jump to post
Though an enthusiast and one without power in CA right now, Scott Manley's take on the mission seems rational, as well as giving a development history of the vehicle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQN4hId5psg Great link, very informative. Thanks for posting. Anyone have a feel for the amount of f...Jump to post
A Forbes article by Loren Thompson, whose think tank does a lot of cheerleading so be on alert for bias, which recaps some background of the recent F-35 agreement. I must say I have been skeptical of the F-35 program, as I have watched a number of DOD programs go off the rails (DDG-1000, LCS and th...Jump to post
What has more to do with this discussion? The most fundamental question when planning to acquire new equipment is why do you need it. Evaluating the future military threats is the very starting point. Fighters are not just toys for the pilots. They are to protect us. The German Government has alrea...Jump to post
And what provides more deterrence; A F35 that can penetrate enemy air defenses to target leadership or a 4 th gen ac which will have a hard time surviving overs it’s own airspace? The argument was settled in 1991 when a gen 1 stealth ac did all the heavy lifting to take down Iraq’s air defense syste...Jump to post
vr773 wrote:Planeflyer wrote:Nonsense, the only category it is superior is as a target drone.
We‘re talking about the Eurofighter. Stop posting about your mom.
Disagree, the threats are well known and while this self protection system improves survivability at the margins the real answer is the F35. If push comes to shove 4 th gen ac will be way in the rear which is acceptable if they are much less expensive but since they are not this is a terrible decisi...Jump to post
The best argument advanced by those against the F35 is that it is not needed given the current low threat environment which is almost 100% due to the success of NATO. Given this Germany's choice should be largely influenced by the AC that best supports NATO which points to the F35. Aside from the po...Jump to post
You have to make up your mind. Either we already have the technology, just not the computing power to use it against stealth aircraft in a militarily useful way, yet, or, you may very will start promoting the conspiracy theory that all Radio astronomy is a scam to defraud billions of taxpayer money...Jump to post
Do you think they don't know what you are stating can occur? Yet they still continue to develop stealth aircraft and other platforms for their future military force structure. You can claim that is simply bad acquisition policy or institutional bias but that just isn't represented by the facts. . I...Jump to post
So, in short, we are talking about the same organisational and industrial systems that kept buying battleships decades after they had become a waste of resources, and despite own experimentation showing them almost helpless against air power didn't even bother to put sufficient AAA on them before sh...Jump to post
Stand off jamming would be unique capability in Europe. The ECR was developed when the EF-111A was still in service. That matters little. The USAF, the largest operator of 4th and 5th gen aircraft, has not operated a manned stand-off jammer since the EF-111 was retired and has no plans to operate o...Jump to post
All good points but the decision does seem to be political so it’s important to understand the thinking of the parliament and the German people to have an idea of what will transpire. So far it seems they want to buy local even at the sacrifice of capabilities and even cost. This only works if nothi...Jump to post
I’m still very sceptical of this claim especially as the passive system was using ADS-B transponders to correlate tracks. Stealthy no more? A German radar vendor says it tracked the F-35 jet in 2018 — from a pony farm In the illustrious history of the F-35 fighter jet, add a pony farm outside Berli...Jump to post
The French, Brits, and Dutch certainly do much better, as I believe the Poles do, outside of their warsaw pact era aircraft. The French also have their struggles. They have excellent availability for their deployed units but that comes at the expense of home units, with low availability and aircrew...Jump to post
New space companies like SpaceX are entrepreneurial organizations rather than government contractors.
There is a lesson here for the pentagon. I hope someone over is there is trying to figure out how to redefine the weapons market as NASA did the space market.
As is evident from some of the posters above, the German mindset is why spend the money when others will. Don't take my words and form them as the general German opinion of our entire country. Actually the public opinion is more like "why go to war at all". .... and considering that the G...Jump to post