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FG Opinion: No Matter Who Wins the LRS-B Contract, the Industrial Base is Threatened

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posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: intelgurl

If they do go with optical stealth I hope they solved the little issue I heard they had putting it on fast movers.




posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: intelgurl

A.I., if they are required to have a level of autonomy in the air to air role?
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posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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Great to see you back on the forum Intelgurl



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

I concur!!! hope you hang out for a while intelgurl.



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: darksidius
Great to see you back on the forum Intelgurl


I know. I did a double take on the post date.



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: intelgurl

Welcome back! Also had to do a double-take on that post date, even though I was sure it was a recent thread. Appreciate the list, have any recommended reading on morphing skins?



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: Badgermole42
a reply to: intelgurl

Appreciate the list, have any recommended reading on morphing skins?


Might try a google on "Adaptive Wing" - I think that's what they're calling it now. Also you might try:
www.flxsys.com...
FlexSys is a company working on using morphing wing tech to replace standard ailerons. That should get you going... :-)



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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I think there are a couple of threads that have some great videos of them testing the Gulfstream that they fitted them on.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Boeing working on something similar:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Its going to be interesting to see the fatigue life on adaptive wing materials.Only know of intergurl via past posts so good to meet you



posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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OK, I was familiar with the term "adaptive wing" and have a very basic understanding of what it does but not the internal workings. I guess the term "morphing" in the same sentence as "self healing" had me thinking something seriously exotic as far as materials.

Thank you.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: intelgurl

I'd probably add a form of adaptive optics, integrated FLIR, long range EOTS or a Sniper XR ATS type and the like. Built-in and slung to a laser weapon. Also the ability to control UAS, in either A-G or A-A as a missile barge. These are two areas I know they are looking towards adding capabilities in the 6th gen.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: intelgurl

* Broadband stealth which almost requires no tail fins to come close to 100%; Which is nearly impossible and brings us to…



Nice to see you again Intelgurl.

Based on the above- if something had "almost no tail fins" would it actually achieve the "nearly impossible" with some sort of advanced fluidic thrust vectoring system to assist in signature reduction.

This question is for Zaph really as well as one of the things I took as a possible "truth" from last years fun and games would be getting rid of all the pesky mechanical control systems and protrusions in favour of a simplified system that uses EM "trickery" to dynamically vector thrust and affect surface airflow interactions.

I realise this is probably outside of the 6th gen requirements so is overkill but would seem like a possible 7th or 8th gen potential- which would of course be anticipated and worked upon in advance by the industry.



BTW : What did you make of the Wichita Triangle photographed by Jeff Templin??



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

That's where the adaptive wing and deformable skin comes into play. The wing will alter shape to create more drag to act as an aileron, etc.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Jukiodone

BTW : What did you make of the Wichita Triangle photographed by Jeff Templin??


Probably one of the B-3 prototypes.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: intelgurl

I actually heard it was an unrelated project that was rather interesting.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: intelgurl
If one prototype related to the B-3 program it look realy interesting a perfect triangle shape, we just can wait and see may be the response soon.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intelgurl

I actually heard it was an unrelated project that was rather interesting.

I can dig and see what I come up with - but I'm not as familiar with this as Zaphod seems to be.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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sorry but reading the thread I cant but remember this anime.



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