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  1. This thread is for random aerospace and Ordnance news that doesn't merit it's own thread. Anyhow, the US is deploying an upgrade to the JSOW that makes it capable against moving ships, as well as changing targets mid flight. The JSOW C-1 variant is network enabled, meaning it can be used against moving targets such as ships/boats. The big upgrade to it is Link 16 Data link, enabling targeting updates several times mid course. http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1647495-navy-to-deploy-new-fighter-launched-weapon
  2. Thread fro discussing the less glamorous aspects of infantry warfare. Helmets, night vision, backpacks and other assorted oddities. And for the first post, Canadian military is apparently testing a spring loaded knee brace to assist carrying heavy loads with less damage to knees. http://www.defensetech.org/2016/07/22/canadian-military-testing-bionic-knee-brace-for-troops/ Should also be useful for rehab after injuries. They are selling a commercial version for $1750
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    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Looks kindalike a kicked up Walker Bulldog.
  4. Everything old is new again. https://www.janes.com/article/82447/argentine-army-receives-first-modernised-fal-rifles " The Argentine Army has received the first batch of 292 7.62 mm FAL rifles modernised by Fábrica Militar Fray Luis Beltrán. The factory is part of the Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares: the organisation under the Argentine Defence Ministry that produces weapons and ammunition for the Argentine armed forces. "
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    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    That's got some Crusader AA heritage there.
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    Israeli AFVs

    Prolly had extras in storage or some shit like that.
  7. So much for the parade. https://www.cp24.com/world/trump-blames-dc-as-military-parade-plans-unravel-over-costs-1.4057912
  8. So 2016 has been a rough year for celebs so far. And we just lost another music great. Glen Frey, of the Eagles passed away today. http://eagles.com/news/266763
  9. Thread for naval warfare technology and general naval weapons and ships discussion. "Keel laying ceremony of Borei-A-class nuclear submarine Emperor Alexander III is will take place in Severodvinsk on December 18." http://mil.today/2015/Navy7/
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    Celebrities that are now dead

    RESPECT. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-f-35-cant-beat-the-plane-its-replacing-in-a-dogfigh-1714712248 With the advancing of IRST tech and the proliferation of steath tech, I don't think dogfighting is going away anytime soon.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    I think one of my favorite articles about the F-35 was a couple of Marine Captains training... And the General gave them a training exercise that would have taken 2 Squadrons of F-18E/Fs, with a risk of combat losses. And 4 F-35s did the mission and it was literally childs play for them to it. 2 clean config, 2 weapons boats. I was a pretty hardcore critic of the F-35 for a long time. But man, it's come a long way in a short period.
  13. I wouldn't care which political alignment you are. Ouch. That was a bitchslap.
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    Saudi Arabia to begin operations in Yemen

    Charming. Assholes.
  15. We just have to cut off spare parts to the shit that we sold them. Or jack the price up. Saudis can't fight for shit. We'll send in reservists from the 48th and PPLCI and let them deal with the Saudis and their Sudanese mercs.
  16. Here's the thing. Do I think Trump 'colluded' with the 'Russians'. Almost certainly. Once you hit a certain level of wealth you will run in to people of all sorts at buisness meetings, social mixers, society parties, showbiz parties. Because only so many people have a certain level of wealth and it's a small enough circle, you are inadvertently close to a bunch of corrupt, sociopathic motherfuckers, because you don't generally hit the level of fuck the world wealth without being able to screw over your fellow man fairly easily. And it's a small small world. Epstein is a good example of this. Disgusting corrupt motherfucker who partied with people on both sides regularly, deliberately and methodically.
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    Not so fast you Zoomie bastards...

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/military/2015/04/30/house-armed-services-markup-keeps-a10/26627591/ CAS is still a go with the A-10 for a while.
  18. All of the parts have been rolled in bacon fat and maple syrup. That's just the way we roll.
  19. Welp. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/08/05/saudi-arabia-to-expel-canadian-ambassador-and-freeze-trade-in-human-rights-dispute.html
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    The Meteorology Thread: Hector Lives

    That sounds like a new level of hell to me. I would die in very short order, literally. I'd cook.
  21. So we have an aerospace pic thread. Boats are cool too. So how do you ship a ship?
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    Israeli AFVs

    Classified applies in multiple languages. Not just hebrew.
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