We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can. The neo-cons will actually there are democrats that want us to engage with Iran as well. I am sick of spilling American blood for regime change a...Jump to post
Hmmm.... My personal conclusions is that the evidence fully supports intentional actions by someone very knowledgeable about the 777 and its systems. There is evidence that Pilot Zaharie was a person with problems in his life - and who had simulated a similar flight. I consider that a strong indica...Jump to post
But they absolutely didn't give a thought on how to bridge the gap between cat and human. If you would see the play you'd understand. There is a reason why it was sold out on Broadway and won so many awards. It may not be intuitive if you haven't seen it, but it "works". I suspect that lo...Jump to post
You really got me there! I don't know what your background My background is none of your concern, I have never represented myself as anything in this or any other internet forum; IMO it makes no sense to do that because in an internet forum, anyone can be anything, so why even enter into that kind ...Jump to post
Iraq was actually a success by every metric well until Obama pulled out an the troops. Same with Vietnam. After the tet offensive the North had all but lost but the hate America left won the propaganda war. First off, it was Bush that ordered the withdrawl, but that's pretty insignificant as the Ir...Jump to post
They are smart. Uk let them into the game. They will not do anything against a us ship. Now uk sits with a few iran sailers an iran with some uk sailers. And I suspect there will be some serious political turmoil within Britain as the wisdom of getting involved in Trump's bitter little affair is qu...Jump to post
LOL. But's that's the point, there is no tooling cost. LOL you don't know much about manufacturing. Structurally efficient means you get a few more miles of range. You've confused "structural" with aerodynamic. And the F-35 has longer range and is faster while carrying a combat load than ...Jump to post
having some knowledge of the F-32 (2.0) wing design, I would say that the F-32 wing design would have been more structurally efficient than the F-35 wing design, only because Boeing has the propriety technology for the configuration of the wing structure. "structurally efficient"? Get bac...Jump to post
The Aviation Week post I referred to was the exact one I wanted. It will be years before the F35 has an 80% mission capable rate, never mind a mission ready rate. The F-35 might have air superiority for 30 years, but if it is sitting on the ground it's not much help Ozair has already corrected your...Jump to post
Lilienthal wrote:Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...
Wonder if the Iranians will confirm. I doubt it; why would they? In fact: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters at the United Nations: “We have no information about losing a drone today.” Meanwhile: The missing tanker has been identified as the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker M...Jump to post
It may be the UAE-based Riah tanker that stopped transmitting its position as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday Iran claims it was smuggling. Supposedly this tanker holds only 2 million liters — making it a small vessel when compared with supertankers that can carry 2 million barrels...Jump to post
Spar. so much for your theories on the F-35 and how it will replace everything. https://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-will-not-meet-80-mission-capable-goal The temporary canopy problem? Are you sure this isn't the link you wanted to post? https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-sees-f-35-having-a...Jump to post
EX would be a downgrade for them. Flame bait warning :flamed: :rotfl: bt As has often been the case for this thread, once again we have a deflection; a change of subject. The point is, that texl1649 wasn't even close to being accurate, it seems that he had made up the "facts" of his post ...Jump to post
If the USAF, Israelis, saudis, Qataris, Japanese, Taiwan, and Koreans are all buying or taking a hard look at this aircraft, it must make a pretty compelling argument for itself. Saudi Arabia has been denied the F-35 and have pursued the SA model; they did that prior to the EX, an EX would be a dow...Jump to post
It would have made a great decoration for somebody's garden.
But it was a bit pricy.
But I thought that this would be a fixed price contract?. Development risk is being addressed by the non-recurring funds that have already been approved by the Houses. And if Boeing mess up, they will have to eat it like they are doing with the tanker. And unlike the tanker, there is no mass quanti...Jump to post
[I have Lt Gen Mark Nowland from one of the links above making it clear why they haven’t gone for a US$12 million dollar upgrade. In case you missed it, The Nowland quote you provided doesn't even address that subject. Are you sure you cut and pasted the right stuff? You quoted him from a 2017 arti...Jump to post
There is no guarantee the upgrade would cost 12 million or less. Just as there is no guarantee that Boeing would deliver the EX product for the price they are bidding. There is no reason to think one project is more likely to go overbudget than the other and please remember we are comparing 90 mill...Jump to post
Japan still won't apologize over the "comfort girl" issue. There won't be peace until they take responsibility for that.Jump to post
Why don't the Russians fear, that the secrets of the S400 are falling in NATO's hand? Because there isn't much useful information to be learned from a hands on experience with the S-400 unless there is an unknown glaring deficiency somewhere in the system, which must not exist. Their are no surpris...Jump to post
Do you think that even once in General David Goldfein's career, spanning the time from when he was a 2nd lieutenant until him being the four star that he is, do you think that even once in that career he ever publically claimed that he was doing something or supporting something simply because his ...Jump to post
Actually Spar, again you demonstrate your inability to review a set of data and draw a valid conclusion from it… From FlightGlobal in March where they quoted Congressional Testimony . "Our challenge was when you look at the force structure that we have there were four fourth-[generation] airpl...Jump to post
Spar, how about you take some time and read the entire thread. I am 100% against buying the F-15EX compared to upping the production rate of the F-35 and replacing existing USAF 4th gen airframes with the F-35 ASAP. What you seem to miss is the ability to objectively look at a set of data and evalu...Jump to post
So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense i...Jump to post
Some clear reasons why going with the F-15EX is not a good idea, the same that have resonated here for a while ............. After all the insult, innuendo, deflection and half truths over the last couple of pages, I have to point out how the winds have changed. From a month ago. In the end the F-1...Jump to post
I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see the problem here? But that is the truth in my experience mixing with Shiites. :checkmark: There are none...Jump to post
Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others. Let me guess: you're Sunni? Right? I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see t...Jump to post
Life in Mexico is vastly different from life in CA, don't confuse the two. The border cities are not becoming safer that I know of, whatever is going on in Juarez is just happening there and I suspect that's just comparative improvement. If one is driving into Mexico from California or Arizona my ad...Jump to post
Not only would jets allow us to patrol our airspace and respond to threats ourselves, it would give us experienced jet pilots, which are an asset in themselves. They would be invaluable if Ireland ever decided to change their military policy in the future as a result of a serious threat or otherwis...Jump to post
If we allowed him to have those two systems together we would have to assume that the Russians would be fine tuning the target recognition software specifically for the F-35 thereby diminishing the F-35's stealthiness when flown against S-400 systems. Our hands are tied. Russia has S-400's and all ...Jump to post
I am not sure totally alienating relations with Turkey is something that is in best U.S interest whatsoever. It's too late for those sentiments, that water's over the dam already. Erdogen sincerely believes that the CIA was behind, or deeply involved it the coup attempt. We can't undo what's been d...Jump to post
[money is wasted on keeping permanent soldiers on duty for the ground forces, and buying brand new Scania trucks and Mowag APCs, etc. This is actually fairly useless considering we are an island and the only real military issues in the past few years have been illegal fishing and airspace incursion...Jump to post
embraer420 wrote:That's a horrendous idea.
A good offence is the best defense. Ireland should buy into the B-21 program and get a few smart bombs. That way instead of just intercepting intruders and giving them the finger or what ever interceptors do, they could go and take out the hanger of the plane that did the intruding. That'd put a qui...Jump to post
alfa164 wrote:steveinbc wrote:it would come as no surprise to me to learn it was Russian campaign that leaked the memo.
Oh for the love of God. The 22 is the 15 replacement and the 35 is the 16 replacement. That was the plan about 20 years ago, but things haven't worked out that way. The F-22 has turned into something of a white elephant. The cost overruns in its manufacture caused the program to be terminated befor...Jump to post
Do you need to see a list of these failures? One significant success was on the Korean peninsula from which we now have a strong economy rivaling that of Japan. Heck, if the Vietnamese weren't so stubborn, proud and tough fighters and just lose the war to the US, their economy would be in much bett...Jump to post
So as I understand it, the House armed services committee has pulled half the funding for the first batch of F-15EX's and in so doing has killed the program because only four planes could be funded as things stand. Is that correct? Where can information on this topic be found that is not behind a pa...Jump to post
The page scandal. Weren't they underage? I don't know what you're talking about. Define your accusation with sources please. Oops, my mistake. The underage pages were 2 other congressmen. BF merely engaged in solicitation/prostitution. Which is also illegal, no? No Barney did not engage in solicita...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:The page scandal. Weren't they underage?
SteelChair wrote:OK where is the outrage against Barney Frank? Or Why? What has Barney Frank ever done that has offended anyone other than anti-gay bigots? Jump to postWhere is the outrage against someone like, oh say, Barney Frank? I cant shake the feeling that, while this guy should fry, we're all being manipulated