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This is a discussion on odds and sods within the Navy & Maritime forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by gf0012-aust holy moly (or holey moly) Cargo Ship Collision Caught on Video – gCaptain I can think ...


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Old March 31st, 2017   #16
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I can think of several other four letter words that would have been going through my mind. Yikes...
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interesting op-ed from CIMSEC

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The nominee for Air Force Secretary backs the F-35, stating that the F15 / 16 / 18 aircraft lacked the F-35 stealth capabilities.
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The Air Force secretary nominee on Thursday all but canceled out President Trump’s previous threats to replace the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 with Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, saying the Boeing jet didn’t have a needed stealth capability.
Former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) told the Senate Armed Services Committee she believed that the Air Force could not give F-18 fighter jets the same stealth capabilities the F-35 already holds.
“I don’t think you can do [that] with an F-18 or an F-15 or an F-16, to give it stealth capability retroactively,” she told lawmakers during her nomination hearing.
Air Force secretary nominee backs stealth of F-35 jets
Of course there are other capabilities that the F-35 has that none of the teen series of aircraft have or are intended to have.
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Breaking Defense also has a piece on the new JSF chief, a naval guy. Perhaps he will prevent any scaling back of F-35Cs in favour of excess SHs. As for the ASHs, are new enhanced engines even close to being ready?

http://breakingdefense.com/2017/03/a...d-for-c-model/

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woops, and so much for redundant systems.....

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Stumbled across this image on twitter this afternoon.
I believe that is the Deutsche Marine Frankenthal-class mine hunter Grömitz when she ran aground in 2007

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Stumbled across this image on twitter this afternoon.
I believe that is the Deutsche Marine Frankenthal-class mine hunter Grömitz when she ran aground in 2007
Bugger. Methinks that might be a career killer.
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This could go in several places, but somehow 'odds and sods' seems best.

Think I might just see this https://youtu.be/T7O7BtBnsG4

All the beach scenes were shot on location.

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This could go in several places, but somehow 'odds and sods' seems best.

Think I might just see this https://youtu.be/T7O7BtBnsG4

All the beach scenes were shot on location.
Yep, should be seen in an IMAX theatre if available.
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Don't have any English stories yet, but an Argentine submarine (ARA San Juan) went missing for a few hours. She apparently had some kind of electrical fault that caused her to loose power and go SUBMISS. All hands are apparently safe, and she's being towed back to port.
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Don't have any English stories yet, but an Argentine submarine (ARA San Juan) went missing for a few hours. She apparently had some kind of electrical fault that caused her to loose power and go SUBMISS. All hands are apparently safe, and she's being towed back to port.
Have seen a twitter post from Navy Recognition stating the Arg Gov has denied it has been found and the search continues

Argentina loses contact with one of its submarines | Jane's 360

Argentine Navy loses contact with submarine ARA San Juan carrying 44 people - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Argentine navy says it's lost contact with submarine - CNN

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