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Everything posted by Ramlaen

  1. The big washers at the armor attachment points on an AAV-SU are a ceramic/aluminum metal matrix composite made by CPS Technologies, it's probable that they made the new ceramic armor as well.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    It will be interesting if anyone buys SOM missiles from Turkey.
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    According to a request for information (RFI) issued on 21 June, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is seeking a new external weapons pylon that will take the B-52’s current 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) maximum external load (across two underwing pylons) to 40,000 lb (18,144 kg).
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May, the Norwegian MoD has confirmed.
  5. Edit: This appears to be for the first half of the fifth brigade’s conversion. https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1555810/ https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1557461/
  6. The U.S. Army has awarded three $2.6 million contracts in the first phase of a program to find a second interceptor to defend against rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles and drones. Lockheed Martin was awarded one contract to mature its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) missile out of the science and technology phase and into the development phase. And Raytheon received two awards: one to qualify Sky Hunter — which is the U.S. version of Israeli company Rafael’s Tamir interceptor — and another based on the Accelerated Improved Interceptor Initiative (AI3). AI3 is an AIM-9M IIRC the SHORAD Stryker selection is supposed to be made this month.
  7. I'm going to assume that a 100mm APDS/APFSDS is a bit too much for it. Then again that’s too much for every 8x8.
  8. Schumer doesn't actually give a fuck about kids being separated from their parents.
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    The Aircraft Carrier Shitstorm Thread

    According to this article, the Type 001A has been in dry dock since its sea trials and the project manager responsible for its construction is up on corruption charges.
  10. As expected, BAE won the ACV selection. SAIC’s chances of winning the MPF selection just imploded.
  11. http://www.businessinsider.com/migrant-children-in-cages-2014-photos-explained-2018-5
  12. Setting aside that the photos of crying kids in cages are from years ago and that almost all of the kids in custody were either unaccompanied or came with strangers. I will give Democrats and the media credit for how successful they have been at pushing such an open lie.