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Selva tells reporters "We have lost our edge in Hypersonics"

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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: anzha

They're starting to run into problems with some of the Virginias. Nothing major, except one that they're about to send back to the yards and sticking back in dock for some major rework. Mostly it's just over ambition on schedules and starting to see some cost ballooning.




posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I've heard had to do with some contractors not doing what they promised, but that may be related to the schedule.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: anzha

The only thing they said about the rework was that they came in early from trials, and some systems needed looking at.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: anzha

Carriers for open sea warfare are obsolete and vulnerable, but carriers to support land warfare are not obsolete.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: makemap

And possibly something else.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: mightmight


Thanks for the great post might', it was an interesting read!! If we could only get Zaph and some truth serum in the same room!!





posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

Or maybe a nice bottle of Glenfiddich 21 year old single malt scotch.

I hear it's almost the same thing.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Now you're talking but I want a sip too, you know just a small sip to make sure it's real and I'd then forget what he told me!!

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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

Well of course.

What is giveth is taketh away.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: grey580

I forgot about that rabbit hole... wish Bedlam would pop up. I've always wondered about Ryongchong/ryanggang and the UTTR capability.
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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: grey580

You can get me in the same room with it, but all that will happen is that you'll get bored of me sitting there leaning on the wall not drinking any of it.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Mighty fine waste of some nice hooch

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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: The one?

I guess you guys could drink it, but that would kind of defeat the purpose.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hey, if Grey is paying then the hooch is the purpose!



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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There must be some type of liquid "kryptonite" out there that will get you talking!! It might be like trying to crack a walnut within a smaller walnut within an even smaller walnut though!!

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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: mightmight

What if you designed the airframe to deliberately disintegrate...up to a point?

Ablative Armoured Airframes could be designed which absorb the friction and intentionally detach once a specified threshold is reached for each Ablative cell / armour component?

Imagine a multi-layered, honeycomb-like structure, each hex cell able to detach and reveal a fresh, cold cell beneath the spent cell...this would add more weight granted, but for an airframe designed to be reusable, this would allow the craft to survive the extreme heat intact, and return on significantly less fuel than would be the case with fixed / solid airframes.

Just a thought.


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posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

Pretty much. I don't drink. I might have one drink every few years, but that's it. So you guys are just out of luck.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

seems like drinking would be a job ender.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Faster than you could say, "what happened".



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Kurokage

Or maybe a nice bottle of Glenfiddich 21 year old single malt scotch.

I hear it's almost the same thing.


I'd be happy and ready to help
i.imgur.com...
It would be totally worth it! For us i mean.




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