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Forum: Trigger Puller 06-05-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 81,157
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What is or is not going on ?

US Army authorities have revealed little about the status of the XM-25 project in 2017. It may be continuing as a technology demonstrator for ‘brilliant’ ammunition/technology. Alternatively the...
Forum: The Whole News 12-23-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 34,758
Posted By Compost
Still more on and of the M1 Abrams

During 2016 the Australian Army took delivery of six more 64-tonne M88A2 Super Hercules ARVs to supplement its heavy armour force of seven M88A2 and fifty-nine 60-tonne M1A1 Abrams MBTs procured from...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 12-17-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 51,851
Posted By Compost
running repairs

It could seem strange that the Royal Navy and USMC are planning early combined deployment of the short takeoff vertical landing F-35B as the only type of fighter to be carried on the 70,000 tonne HMS...
Forum: Blog Watch 11-14-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 316,941
Posted By Compost
ASPI blog

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is effectively owned by the right wing of the left-leaning Australian Labour Party. So the ASPI blog has to accept a quota of items from would-be luminaries...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 10-27-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 51,851
Posted By Compost
still one legged imbalance

http://www.cobham.com/mission-systems/air-to-air-refuelling/news/cobham-contracted-to-develop-aerial-refueling-kit-for-v-22/, 25 Oct 2016;
...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 10-23-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 51,851
Posted By Compost
mutual support or deathly embrace

The twin tilt-props of the V-22B Osprey are prone to excess disc loading and instability during rapid transition and vertical descent. Hence the slower short-range lower-flying UH-1Y Venom utility...
Forum: Trigger Puller 08-01-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 125,474
Posted By Compost
big and/or small picture views

The merger of Long-Range Surveillance Companies into Ranger units would serve the apparent Joint Force practice of enlarging the extent of USSOCOM at the cost of the individual services.

If that...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-31-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 125,474
Posted By Compost
productive ‘disestablishmentarianism’

Disbanding Army and Guard long-range surveillance companies could free-up skilled personnel for posting to reconnaissance and observation/sniper sections in infantry battalions.

Long-range needs...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 35,438
Posted By Compost
Brexit: demonising VS analysis

When attempting to dull and overpower the senses, demonisers typically avoid hard issues and instead buttress their interests by using contrived targets and emotive language. But demonising is a poor...
Forum: Europe 06-28-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 35,438
Posted By Compost
Time to stand aside

The Brexit forces have won the day and that should probably have been expected. The EU is an awkward construct intended to homogenise regional groups which do not share a common language and a common...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 05-05-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 47,745
Posted By Compost
lightweight is fashionable but ...

The term lightweight is a catalyst for all manner of projects intended to benefit military operations, for example the Combat Lightweight Automatic Weapon System (CLAWS) and the Lightweight...
Forum: Military - Other 03-17-2016
Replies: 254
Views: 165,113
Posted By Compost
Would be pleased to have made these delightfully...

Would be pleased to have made these delightfully concise remarks,
but the credit belongs to Granite State.
Forum: Military - Other 03-17-2016
Replies: 254
Views: 165,113
Posted By Compost
hot and cold calculations

Evangelism can be emotionally and socially rewarding and the current politically correct view is that US infantry units should be promptly changed from all-male to mixed male-and-female. That would...
Forum: Military - Other 03-16-2016
Replies: 254
Views: 165,113
Posted By Compost
fatal assumptions

It is interesting that those proposing women as suitable for service throughout the military and especially in combat elements such as infantry are not also proposing women compete against men in...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 03-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 32,318
Posted By Compost
Until recently have been receiving Stratfor’s...

Until recently have been receiving Stratfor’s free service and much enjoyed reading its analyses. That service has been drastically reduced but have decided not to become a commercial subscriber.
...
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-27-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 81,157
Posted By Compost
40mm LV/IRAP deconflicted to beyond 2018

April 2015 RFI to be followed by 2016 market survey and 2018 EMD program,

see http://www.stratvocate.com/grow/find-opportunities/view-opportunity?noticeid=597752&solnbr=W15QKN-16-X-02V3
...
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-24-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 81,157
Posted By Compost
Is XM-25 charging or staggering forward ?

Project was/is planned to continue until at least Spring 2016:
see
'Army’s XM25 Gets More-Powerful, Streamlined Optic’', Army Times, 14 Oct 2015,...
Forum: Middle East 07-21-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 118,762
Posted By Compost
strategies: evangelical, maniacal and rational

The reason the US is a popular study is that it is large enough and tolerant enough to permit many forms of useful and also eccentric behaviour. So the world can look on and learn and choose bits and...
Forum: Middle East 07-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 118,762
Posted By Compost
a possible strategy

This is a second effort. But have looked up the US Department of State and been told by Wiki that the term metonym preceded State’s move to Foggy Bottom. So this partial recap of lessons experienced...
Forum: Middle East 07-11-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 118,762
Posted By Compost
Abdel Bari Atwan's article reads like a real Arab...

Abdel Bari Atwan's article reads like a real Arab nationalist. And he seems to have good reasons for pessimism.

Entering any contest without a guiding purpose is an indulgence, diletantism or...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-08-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 38,186
Posted By Compost
Ps.

Should have noted the troopers were wearing goggles. Also it's not victory that's needed because if one is careful it's success.
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-08-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 38,186
Posted By Compost
Bob

Here’s a cartoon that could almost have been devised for your views. Two specfor troopers walking toward a sign ‘Practise Village’. One is saying “There’s too many of us and the walls don’t seem to...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-04-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 38,186
Posted By Compost
David, Agree on custodial staff but that’s...

David,

Agree on custodial staff but that’s one of the rotten tasks for which well-trained MPs are intended. Almost outside my experience but was once apprehended speeding inside a Bien Hoa base...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-03-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 38,186
Posted By Compost
Say again again. What do you suppose is being...

Say again again. What do you suppose is being attempted - not always well - when actors show up every day for a tryout/tryon or whatever ?

Getting back to the purpose of special forces, started...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 07-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 38,186
Posted By Compost
Say again Bob and more simply. No nation is ever...

Say again Bob and more simply. No nation is ever actually at peace. Michael Howard recently and the Greeks millenia back had it correct. We just have to be a more more adroit and adaptive.
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