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  1. "Ingen" vill längre ha amfibiska hjulfordon

    Amerikanska marinkåren då?
  2. Brittiska flottans fartyg 'to be Left with Just Guns'

    Förnuftet segrade till slut!
  3. http://quwa.org/2017/09/18/saab-launches-arexis-electronic-warfare-suite-gripen-ef/ Saab launches Arexis electronic warfare suite for Gripen E/F At DSEI 2017, Saab launched the Arexis electronic warfare (EW) suite for fighter aircraft, including Saab’s own JAS-39E/F Gripen multi-role fighter. In its official press release, Saab says that the Arexis is in the final stages of development and will form a new family of EW solutions in Saab’s product portfolio. Saab claims that the Arexis “will be one of the most advanced EW systems installed in a fighter aircraft.” The Arexis comprises of gallium nitride (GaN)-based active electronically-scanned array (AESA) transceiver modules (TRM) that serve as ultra-wideband DRFM [Digital Radio Frequency Memory]-based jammers and “interferometric direction finding systems.” Saab added that the Arexis will also be available for electronic attack (EA), in which case the Arexis will be enclosed into an external pod. As an integrated solution, the Arexis functions other contemporary EW/ECM (electronic countermeasure) solutions. It comprises of a radar warning receiver (RWR), enabling the equipped fighter with situational awareness of enemy radar tracking activity. It also includes DRFM-based ECM systems for jamming against enemy radars, be it onboard enemy aircraft or air-to-air missiles (AAM). For dedicated EA roles, the Arexis can be packaged into a pod, which Saab states, “provides high output power” for dedicated EW/EA roles. Notes & Comments: Contemporary EW/ECM suites already utilize AESA-based TRMs – examples include the Italian vendor Elettronica and its Virgilius and EDGE, or Turkey’s Aselsan and its HEWS. However, Saab has advanced the approach further by incorporating GaN-based TRMs, thus leveraging recent advances in AESA TRM cooling and power-output (which it has implemented on the Erieye and Giraffe). Saab is offering the Arexis as both a standardized solution for fighter platforms and a dedicated solution for dedicated EW/EA roles. Saab’s messaging for the Arexis, particularly its use for intelligence, surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) may suggest an effort to achieve sensor fusion onboard the JAS-39E/F by having the Arexis and the Raven ES-05 AESA radar provide situational awareness of the combat environment. With Saab owning its own land and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) radar technologies, the sensor fusion element will feed the Gripen E/F from native off-board sensors.
  4. http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/2017-09/saab-explores-the-market-for-gripen-aggressor-to-meet-the-us-adair-requirement/ Saab explores the market for Gripen Aggressor to meet the US ADAIR requirement There is a growing segment within the adversary air combat training market for highly advanced aggressor capabilities to be able to perform more realistic combat training. Gripen Aggressor, recently unveiled at the DSEI exhibition in London, UK, provides an exceptionally capable, dissimilar opponent aircraft system. It is able to perform the advanced combat maneuvering and networking tactics needed to represent a realistic peer or near-peer adversary threat for current and future pilots The USAF solicitation for ADAIR indicates the need for a high performance, highly capable dissimilar aircraft platform to meet the Level C requirements as outlined in the solicitation document. Fighter pilots need to train advanced combat tactics against peer and near-peer opponents, which is exactly what Gripen Aggressor can provide. Based on the proven Gripen C-series, the Gripen Aggressor has all the renowned handling and flight characteristics associated with the Gripen Fighter System, including its advanced sensor and datalink capabilities, but is specifically tailored to the adversary role. It will not carry live armament. Unlike the legacy platforms or current fighter platforms in use by the USAF, Gripen Aggressor, brings a distinctly different appearance and set of capabilities to the training scenario that will further enhance the proficiency of USAF pilots.
  5. A-10 Thunderbolt II och dess ersättare

    Two A-10s crash during training mission at Nellis Air Force Base http://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/09/07/two-a-10s-crash-during-training-mission-at-nellis-air-force-base/ Two A-10C Warthogs from the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada crashed during a training flight Wednesday night. In a release Thursday, Nellis said both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at a medical center on base. The Warthogs were conducting what Nellis referred to as a routine training mission at the Nevada Test and Training Range at about 8 p.m. The release said that a board will be convened to investigate the crash, and that its cause is not yet known. It’s not yet known if the A-10s can be repaired or if they are lost, said Nellis spokesman Master Sgt. Sanjay Allen. Ingen information om de kolliderade med varandra eller om det var separata krascher.
  6. http://gcaptain.com/over-a-third-of-u-s-navy-ships-in-pacific-lack-training-certification-watchdog/ WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday that more than a third of U.S. Navy ships based out of Japan had expired warfare training certifications, as lawmakers raised concerns about readiness after a series of collisions involving the Navy this year. Speaking before a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee hearing, John Pendleton, from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), said that a report had found that 37 percent of U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers based out of Japan had expired warfare certifications as of June 2017. That was a five-fold increase from the number in May 2015. The certification is a measurement of whether a ship and its crew are well trained and ready for operations. The GAO report also found that a reduction in crew sizes was contributing to safety risks, with some sailors working over 100 hours a week and there was limited training because of an increased demand for operations. “The Navy has made plans to revise operational schedules to provide dedicated training time for overseas-based ships, but this schedule has not yet been implemented,” the report said. Admiral Bill Moran, deputy chief of naval operations, said that advanced technology was meaningless unless sailors were well trained. “All of the marvelous technology, the magnificent hardware that we put together in these ships, and the power of our weapons systems are meaningless without well-trained, skilled, patriotic and experienced sailors who are well lead,” Moran said at the hearing.
  7. https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/kvarlevorna-av-alla-sjoman-funna Kvarlevorna av alla tio saknade sjömän efter fartygskrocken utanför Singapore har hittats av dykare, enligt den amerikanska flottan.
  8. http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=26944:ingalls-shipbuilding-selected-to-repair-uss-fitzgerald&Itemid=223 Ingalls Shipbuilding selected to repair USS Fitzgerald AUGUST 23, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) when it returns to the United States. The ship will be brought to Ingalls’ facilities in Pascagoula for the repairs. “Ingalls and all of its employees regret the tragic circumstances that will bring the ship to Pascagoula,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, “but it is an honor and a privilege to work with the Navy to return the ship to the fleet in the shortest time possible.” Ingalls has a history of repairing damaged Navy ships, including the frigate USS Stark (FFG 31) and USS Cole (DDG 67), a guided missile destroyer in the same class as Fitzgerald. Orten Pascagoula ligger 150 km öster om New Orleans i Mississippi.
  9. http://www.gp.se/nyheter/världen/befälhavare-sparkas-efter-fartygsolyckor-1.4560136 Befälhavaren vid USA:s sjunde flotta avskedas efter den senaste tidens olyckor med amerikanska krigsfartyg i Stilla havet. 170823 Sedan januari i år har fyra olyckor inträffat, den senaste i måndags då USS John S McCain kolliderade med tankfartyget Alic MC. Det här innebär att förtroendet för viceamiralen Joseph Aucoins ledarskap har gått förlorat och han kommer att petas. Det meddelar den amerikanska flottan, rapporterar Reuters. Fakta: Amerikanska krigsfartyg och kollisioner Det är ovanligt att amerikanska krigsfartyg är inblandade i kollisioner. Men på sista tiden har det skett förhållandevis ofta: 2017 21 augusti: Jagaren USS John S McCain kolliderar med ett oljetankfartyg utanför Singapore. Tio sjömän rapporteras som saknade. Fem personer skadas, ingen av dem livshotande. 17 juni: Jagaren USS Fitzgerald kolliderar med ett containerfartyg sydost om Japan. Sju sjömän mister livet. 9 maj: Robotkryssaren USS Lake Champlain kolliderar med en sydkoreansk fiskebåt i internationella vatten utanför den koreanska halvön. Inga människor skadas. 2016 19 augusti: Den robotbestyckade ubåten USS Louisiana kolliderar med marinfarkosten Eagleview utanför delstaten Washington. Inga människor skadas. 2014 20 november: De marina lastfartygen USNS Amelia Earhart och USNS Walter S Diehl kör in i varandra i Adenviken. Inga människor skadas. 2004 22 juli: Hangarfartyget John F Kennedy kolliderar med en dhow, en traditionell, lokal segelbåt i Persiska viken. Segelbåten sjunker och de ombord tros ha omkommit, men det är oklart hur många de var. Källa: The New York Times
  10. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/usa/2017/usa-170822-afns01.htm KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- The Air Force announced Aug. 21, 2017 the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Contracts were awarded to Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California. The GBSD is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM. "We are moving forward with modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad," said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. "Our missiles were built in the 1970s. Things just wear out, and it becomes more expensive to maintain them than to replace them. We need to cost-effectively modernize." The Minuteman III first became operational in the early 1970s. While certain components and subsystems have been upgraded over the years, most of the fundamental infrastructure in use today is the original equipment supporting more than 50 years of continuous operation. Two contracts, valued at no more than $359 million each, were awarded after a full and open competition. The companies selected were determined to provide the best overall value to the warfighter and taxpayers based on the source selection's evaluation factors. The period of performance for each contract is approximately 36 months.
  11. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Flygbilderna är väl den största behållningen från den här videon.
  12. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    http://www.gp.se/nyheter/världen/stor-publik-när-enormt-hangarfartyg-kom-hem-1.4537720 Stor publik när enormt hangarfartyg kom hem Storbritanniens största och mest avancerade hangarfartyg, den 65 000 ton tunga HMS Queen Elizabeth, har för första gången lagt till i sin hemmahamn i Portsmouth. Tusentals åskådare hade samlats i hamnen för att se det 280 meter långa fartyget komma in. Det är det största örlogsfartyg som hittills byggts för Storbritanniens flotta enligt försvarsdepartementet och det tog åtta år att tillverka. Fartyget ska frakta flygplan, men har ännu inte tagits i bruk. Nu testas skeppet till havs, nästa år ska flygtester starta. Fartyget och dess systerskepp HMS Prince of Wales ingår i ett försvarsprogram med en budget på drygt 62 miljarder kronor.
  13. A-10 Thunderbolt II och dess ersättare

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2017/08/15/air-force-capt-lands-a-10-with-no-canopy-no-gear/ Air Force captain lands A-10 with no canopy, no gear. A misfire from the Warthog's 30mm gun enveloped the A-10 in smoke, blew the canopy off during training flight
  14. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Amateur Drone Pilot Makes Unauthorized Landing on Deck of Britain’s Biggest Aircraft Carrier http://gcaptain.com/drone-lands-on-hms-queen-elizabeth/
  15. PAK-FA har lyft

    PAK FA T-50 har fått ett officielt namn: Sukoi Su-57 http://www.newsweek.com/su-57-russias-first-ever-supersonic-stealth-warplane-aiming-outgun-us-raptor-649734 Formerly known by its factory prototype sobriquet PAK FA T-50, Russia’s fifth-generation jet, which is also its first stealth fighter, has received its official operative name, “like a baby after its birth,” air force chief Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda. Taking one step closer to joining the military aviation’s ranks, the jet will now be called the Su-57. Its title as a fifth-generation jet is also disputed by IHS Jane’s 360. The think tank noted in its 2016 review that the “Russian industry has consistently referred to the Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA as a fifth-generation aircraft, but a careful look at the program reveals that this is an ‘in name only’ designation.” Instead, its engine is a souped-up version of its fourth-generation predecessors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-57