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by Spar
Sat May 11, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43691

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Threatening Turkey to dance to your fiddle isn't the way to work with them especially now with the level of patriotism and nationalism that you see there. Erdogan doesn't want to be seen as weak or a pushover, so I don't think it mattrrs on what the US threatens him with, he doesn't have much of a ...

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by Spar
Sat May 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30853

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

dik909 I've read the exchange between you and BN747 hoping to witness an enlightened exchange on the pre-history of Christianity, but so far I've not even seen a debate develop. You've thrown some ad hominems and provided abundant wordy dialogue around the subject of the proposed debate, but you've ...

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by Spar
Fri May 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43691

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Why would anybody in the west care if Turkey shoveled their money down the rat hole known as the SU-57? Or for that matter why would anybody in the west care if Turkey got deeply involved with Russia? That is a marriage that could never last so would not be a threat to anyone. Russia is Turkey's his...

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by Spar
Wed May 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Your reply is literally what I posted while correcting you.. You're original quote was: They're only reducing the number purchased for that year. There is no reduction in the overall purchase. The fact is that Shanahan cannot reduce the "overall purchase" because the production is schedul...

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by Spar
Mon May 06, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Also, general Holmes says that "we need more planes and we are reaching a crisis point", yet Shanahan's DOD is cutting back F-35 production.

Things keep getting curiouser and curiouser.

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by Spar
Mon May 06, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Correct, it is the DOD which is reducing the F-35 buys: the same people who are making the F-15EX buy. The planes that are being cut back could be "A" models as easily as "B" or "C" models. They're only reducing the number purchased for that year. There is no reduction...

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by Spar
Mon May 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30853

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Keep in mind that god is bundled with religion and all the social mores and conventions that are bundled into religion. "God" or the god concept is a very hard thing for most people to shake because the concept of god exists from the beginning of life for all humans. A child's parents supp...

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by Spar
Thu May 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

"@LockheedMartin 's F-35A model for Air Force estimated to cost $210m to purchase, sustain and operate over 10yrs vs $163m for proposed Boeing F-15EX in FY20 budget, Pentagon's head of independent cost assessment n program evaluation tells a HASC panel this morning" https://twitter.com/AC...

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by Spar
Thu May 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

mmo The "problems with opening the fuselage up" are imaginary, they're all in your head. I don't like to cater to your imagination but you really need to keep in mind that the cost of putting completely new wings on the current C models is pegged at forty million each and that is very like...

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by Spar
Thu May 02, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

@bikerthai As I pointed out above, the planes that are being cut back could be "A" models just as easily as "B" or "C" models. If you think the AF (or the Navy or the Marines) doesn't want these planes you're just plain wrong. The services have been ordered (suggested?)...

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by Spar
Wed May 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

bikerthai wrote:
The article stated that that the Air Force is not reducing their F-35 buys.

Correct, it is the DOD which is reducing the F-35 buys: the same people who are making the F-15EX buy. The planes that are being cut back could be "A" models as easily as "B" or "C" models.

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by Spar
Wed May 01, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another US synagogue shooting
Replies: 63
Views: 3797

Re: Another US synagogue shooting

The Daley Beast should be commended for posting this piece, is will gain them no favors from the AIPAC crowd. It does add a sobering view to the discussion about some recent events in the US. What motivates someone to burst into a Southern California synagogue and shoot unarmed worshipers, there to ...

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by Spar
Wed May 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

texl1649 wrote:
I’ve read previously the Aussies have a pretty sophisticated integration/oplans for SH (including growlers) and F-35’s.
How many years do you think it takes them to transition a SH pilot to the F-35?

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by Spar
Wed May 01, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying F-15EX is just plain stupid. I would like to see someone who supports this plan actually make a post here defending the idea, that way a debate might be had and all the reasons of why F-15 acquisitions replacing F-35 acquisitions are so stupid could be cited in reasonable fashion. As it is, ...

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by Spar
Wed May 01, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The F-15X is not replacing the F-35. They are replacing the F-15C/D. At the same time the inexplicable order for Boeing's F-15s comes along, the ongoing order for F-35's has been reduced. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-04/pentagon-wants-78-lockheed-f-35s-in-2020-six-fewer-than-plan...

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by Spar
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying F-15EX is just plain stupid. I would like to see someone who supports this plan actually make a post here defending the idea, that way a debate might be had and all the reasons of why F-15 acquisitions replacing F-35 acquisitions are so stupid could be cited in reasonable fashion. As it is, ...

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by Spar
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9736

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Frontier better hope that no one with an outlook such as mine is on the civil jury hearing her lawsuit. That woman had no choice but to speak up and demand that the seat be cleaned. And she had every right to be pissed off and to display it after she was kicked off the plane. Just because you can't ...

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by Spar
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 15882

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Kiwirob wrote:
Who is going to attack the EU?

Possibly the same country that is currently dismembering Ukraine.
Keep in mind that an "attack" on the EU doesn't necessarily equate to a blitzkrieg invasion ala 1941; but rather a pressure on the periphery that works against the EU's interests and options.

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by Spar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar, you need to research this stuff before you make these types of claims. You have a lot of nerve telling me to "research this stuff" while throwing out misinformation and obfuscation. Your chart, the one you supplied above, showed an upper limit for the SM-3 IIA as 1400km and then pro...

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by Spar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific
Replies: 42
Views: 10627

Re: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific

They say they've found wreckage. That's not necessarily where the wreck is. Remember Air France 447. 135km east of Misawa air base is about 40°40'55.51"N 142°57'32.84"E, but I've never found a way to find ocean depths, even approximate ocean depths at sea. If you click on a point with Goog...

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by Spar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

the conspiracy theories about ASAT were getting real stupid It has been shown conclusively above that the US currently, and for the foreseeable future, has very limited antisatellite capabilities. To be specific, the SM-3 IIA which is our only tool in this arena, cannot reach satellites in the uppe...

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by Spar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

We have run the numbers of the upgrade of the C/D fleet against acquiring the X, I did it on the first page of the thread if you want to review and then again later when a lower acquisition cost was revealed. Depending upon the initial acquisition price of the X it falls between about 12-17 years f...

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by Spar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

For now, we can only go with what the government has written down on paper that just went to Congress. Why can't you see that the statement " Over the revised five-year plan, the Air Force would be buying 56 more fighters than it could under an F-35-only buy " is disinformation that is me...

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by Spar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

From Defense Daily: Schweizer added that budget documents indicate F-15 purchases would ramp up to 18 per year for about $1.8 billion per year, with the total 80 aircraft costing $7.8 billion. Over the revised five-year plan, the Air Force would be buying 56 more fighters than it could under an F-3...

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by Spar
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Why would the government feel the F-15X is necessary? That is the question. That's how the discussion about Anti-satellite warfare that you see as off topic came about. We can approach the question of why some in government believe the F-15X is necessary two ways. The first is what hypothetical rea...

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by Spar
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It is showing exactly what I am demonstrating it is showing, from the article it was taken from The article you linked, provides a depiction of the constraints on an ABM missile which is attempting to intercept ICBMs launched from either an unstated location in southern Iran or Tatishchevo in weste...

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by Spar
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Oziar do you have a source for that unlabeled chart you are using to show lateral ranges for the SM3? It looks to me as if that is showing the up-range / down range distances, not how far the missile can engage targets from the side of the flight path of the target. Attacking a ballistic target or a...

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by Spar
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The SALT 1 treaty of 1972 bans interference with national technical means of verification, which has until recently been assumed to include anti-satellite deployments. SALT 1? :spit: The same agreement as quoted from Wiki? " The agreement expired on December 31, 1985 and was not renewed. "...

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by Spar
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Mate A concept demonstrator would be a weapon that isn’t ordered or in service. Instead the US, Japan and Korea all use or have ordered the weapon. Belgium is looking at it, Australia is the only nation sharing cooperative engagement capability with the US and an SM-3 acquisition is a near certaint...

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by Spar
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

That RJMAZ is another pluck with no substantiation. .......Contrast the ASM-135 and the SM-3Blk IIA, Length: 5.5 m to 6.5m Weight: 1200kg to 1600kg The missile is not so much bigger proportionally and what you are proposing is a missile incrementally bigger again than the difference between the ASM...

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by Spar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Oziar, the engine statement was an aside, not at all central to post #478. I was pointing out, or making the assertion, that the F-15X model is likely to have been chosen for the coming mission because of it's power and its ability to lift heavy loads very high and release them at high velocity: mor...

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by Spar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Heh, I kinda doubt any Eagles will ever be fitted with any F-135’s, too. An F-119 derivative is perhaps fun to contemplate, but that also is at least exceptionally unlikely. Isn't an F-135 just a derivative of an F-119? Is this a hairsplitting exercise? Whatever it will be called it will have a fan...

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by Spar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

F-16C in the boneyard are there for a reason. They are not up-graded avionics wise and did not receive the structural checks and work of the current fleet. So to take them out of the desert would require them to be up-graded to current standard, only that you then can upgrade the current fleet to a...

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by Spar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

From what I can see all the shipboard Aegis/SM-3 system is capable of is plinking a few satellites "as they pass by" and not many of these ships will be available for this task in a time of heightened tension because they would be needed for fleet protection duty and ABM missions to protec...

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by Spar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I have been following this discussion and so have been plagued with the following question: How can the anti-sat mission be dismissed so easily? Gee, I dunno. It’s not like we have something like THREE DOZEN HEAVY CAPITAL SHIPS each independently capable of the ASAT mission nor have we ever very pu...

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by Spar
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I have been following this discussion and so have been plagued with the following question: How can the anti-sat mission be dismissed so easily? If someone in the pentagon is doing planning for a hypothetical war with a first world nation (Russia - China) it seems to me that an effort to nullify the...

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