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Originally posted by donwhite
Terrific, but one poster on that website said Balaclava is in Ukraine.
Originally posted by Kacen
Well its obviously not very secret anymore, is it?
I don't really see how it looks like Doom ether. =P
Originally posted by Crazy_Mr_Crowley
The main sub base in Russia has always been Polyarny (Sp)
This is just a joke but the picture kind of looks like where they filmed some scenes in the first Indiana Jones movie.
posted by orangetom1999: “Yes I agree . . the set up looks to small for nuclear submarines. Nuclear weapons perhaps but not nuclear submarines. The entrance way is too small for the normal size sail hull structures of modern submarines. I think this was Fred T's statement the entrances being small.
They are talking about putting a nuclear aircraft carrier in Jacksonville, Florida when they retire the USS John F. Kennedy . . long overdue . . Jacksonville, Florida is not suitable due to lack of facilities for nuclear aircraft carriers. This is not information the public readily knows but is commonly known in the trades . . What is known is nuclear vessels require special handling gear and facilities. This is the first thing I looked for in the available pictures is any evidence that this gear was in place or existed . . take a natural background radiation count by instrumentation . . This is often done by making survey maps of individual areas . . This will tell you how much radioactive contamination is in this area. Nice pictures by the way..thanks, [Edited by Don W]
posted by orangetom1999: “Thanks for your post. Yes I am aware of the pork and politics . . Economics means politics means influence peddling and a host of other factors involved . . I live right next to the NASA Langley research facility so I am aware of the politics involved in the space program. What you describe with Houston can be applied here. The military does this all the time. [Edited by Don W]
By the way two helicopters fly daily from the Norfolk Navy base to and from Washington DC. Sometimes several times a day . . depending on what is going on. They are usually the type which say "The United States of America" on the sides of them. It must cost a bundle to keep these things flying. A primary and a back up. 24/7 365 days a year.
As to the communications lines I am sure NASA and other military facilities have had these communications lines both voice and data for years before home computers were made available to the public . . today they look up to the skies for satellites. The military has always had its own independent communications systems and can also take over the civilian sector with just a stroke of the pen. I am aware of the competition in the Pacific. Most Americans are not . . they just watch sports or other such drivel on the boob tube. American Idol, Apprentice, et al. These carriers are all built in this town . . just down the road from me . . I know a bit about them and the facilities needed to park one for any length of time. Yes ..agree there are great amounts of politics involved..I agree. Orangetom [Edited by Don W]
Here’s a clip from Military.com.
Sikorsky has never been challenged for a Presidential contract until this year . . Lockheed Martin has stepped up with a U.S. version of the EH101, manufactured by the British-Italian company, Agusta-Westland. This machine is larger than its competitor, and has already seen service in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the British RAF.
Sikorsky has designed the VH-92 for the VXX program based on over five million flight hours of the H-60 Black Hawk and the SH-60 Seahawk. The VH-92 itself has not had nearly as many flight hours as its predecessors, putting its reliability under question. Sikorsky can point to its All-American team of defense firms, and its long legacy of Presidential ‘choppers.
Weight: 28,000 lbs.
Load capacity: 11,000
Engines: 2 GE CT7-8C
Baggage: 439 nm
Cruise Speed: 150 kt.
Lockheed Martin US101
Weight: 32,000 lbs.
Load capacity: 13,000
Engines: 3 GE CT7-8E
Baggage: 550 nm
Cruise Speed: 150 kt.