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Originally posted by rapier28
This is the first time i've ever heard about those cities...
Please tell me more. What are there?
The Yamantau Mountain complex is not far from Russia's main nuclear weapons lab facility, Chelyabinsk-70. Honest military analysts suspect that Yamantau's huge 400-square-mile underground complex houses nuclear warhead and missile storage sites, launch control, and several full-blown nuclear weapons factories--all designed to continue production after a nuclear war begins
Originally posted by Hellraiser
Originally posted by Seekerof
Your constructive criticism aside, Hellraiser, apparently I must be correct in my above analysis being that you did not counter it?
whatever you say...
I guess this Russian TFV will be regulated to those other great and wonderful Russian programs that amounted to mere prototypes and scant minimal production runs.
yeah too bad its beyond the prototype stage and cost half the price of a t90 and even less to just upgrade existing t72s
BTW, I'll take 160+ 'Raptors' any day over those non-produced Mig-1.42's, the Berkut, the fabled Black Eagle MBTs, etc., etc., and etc.
yeah do not forget to add your super next generation commanch , your crusader arty, your JCM, your LOSAT, etc etc.., hell even f22 may be canceled soon
"To pay for the war, the Pentagon also may have to scrap a $71 billion program to acquire F/A-22 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp. as part of a wider overhaul of U.S. spending priorities, said McCain, an influential member of the Armed Services Committee.
"We may have to cancel this airplane that's going to cost between $250 million and $300 million a copy," said McCain, who spearheaded a drive that stalled another multibillion-dollar Air Force project involving leasing or buying modified Boeing Co. refueling planes. "
also its impractical for russia to buy 70$ million per aircraft right now (mig-39) as it can just upgrade the existing fleet with new generation avionics/weapons etc.. which is what russia doing and there are already more then 100 upgraded sukhois alone not to mention the helicopter fleet..
I'll take those Bradley's and Strikers over 20-less than 60 hours flight time and training for those Russian pilots and continuing to rust,
what that doesn't make sense strykers and bradleys dont fly seeker and also stryker is a piece of crap as you may see by the pdf i provided, bradley isnt even amphibious and sucks in TTHOUSANDS about 25,000$ a month on just maintaining its tracks Russian naval vessels.enough to nuke your cvg's to hell and back The S-300 and S-400 anti-air systems have been compromised.oh no you got crappy 70's/80's era pmus what shall russia do still has a real air defence umbrella unlike a few non functional star wars dreams Whats left? Rhetoric it seems versus one taking the simple facts as they are.whatever you say If what I say is in error, then what will be the production numbers of this Russian TFV?i would guess in large number as russia has many t72's left which can be easely upgraded to this The problem I see when posters post concerning Russian "new" concepts and designs is that they always fail to produce anything that stipulates production numbers. Whys that? I'm all ears and more than willing to see your side of this.
also would be sad to see this baby go
Funding curb forces Virginia reality check
By Andrew Koch JDW Bureau Chief
The long-term health of the US Navy's Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) - one of its most cherished programmes - appears in grave danger because of the growing cost of the war in Iraq, tightening defence budgets and mounting deficits.
According to US Department of Defense (DoD) documents, statements by senior navy officials and insider accounts, a combination of funding shortfalls and pressures from the highest levels of the DoD are moving decision-makers toward the conclusion that the Virginia-class programme should be cancelled well before its planned 30 boats will be built.
Originally posted by tomcat ha
I always consider the US army as overrated. Why? Well often they said our tanks were better our guns are better.
The F22 might be the fighter but i doubt its lead is so much that only so little F22's can shoot down 1400 aircraft.