Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Textron Systems Brand Anthem


COMMANDO® Family of Vehicles

It is so good to see Textron getting its mojo back.  They're rising out of their crouch and are back in the game.  Great to see.


Ripsaw M5 - Robotic Combat Vehicle

Stryker A1 IM-SHORAD: Precise Short-Range Air Defense

Stryker A1 MCWS: Game Changer

I know the opinion of many but from my seat the Army is doing a good job with the Stryker.  They're prioritizing programs and instead of seeking a leap ahead solution they're doing an update. 

General Dynamics delivered and they have their steed to ride into the near future.

Considering budgets it ain't a bad solution.

MAGTF Warfighting Exercise....pics by Pfc. Patrick King

U.S. Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV), belonging to Second Marine Division (2d MARDIV), are staged in a motor pool lot at Camp Wilson, Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 6, 2019. The AAVs will be utilized in 2d MARDIV’s execution of MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20, from mid-October through early November. MWX is set to be the largest operation conducted by 2d MARDIV in several decades. 

That is a HELLUVA lot of AAVs parked in the California Desert.

Seems like Berger was true to his word.  The 2nd MARDIV is running the biggest tactical exercise in a couple of decades?

This has to be part of the experiments that he was talking about with the new concepts being explored.

If the USMC can actually look at this work objectively without preconceived notions and is willing to toss what doesn't work then we're burning with gas.

Confidence isn't high but it is rising.

We'll see what we see.

Open Comment Post. 15 Oct 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

It has begun. US reviewing plans to evacuate nukes from Turkish Air Force Base.

About f*cking time!

Vertical Assault...

KF-X mockup looks real, doable and practical...

Thanks to Petrus for the pics...

This makes so much sense to me.  Stealth treatment without going full stealth.  The payoff should be high performance, high agility, outstanding range and a more than decent payload.

Additionally if they're following the Navy's "payloads over platforms" scheme then not only will it be practical, but also affordable.

This is just a neat design.

I hope the S. Korean's can pull this off.  If they can then I bet it turns into an export SUPER STAR!