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  1. http://www.defensenews.com/osd_story.php?s...A&i=3759908 Must be some life left in the old girl yet
  2. This is a Swiss upgrade program: http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/200...rland_08-15.pdf
  3. Israel wants a few: http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/2008/Israel_08-83.pdf
  4. $2375.83 is what the Marines are paying for them. I would imagine Israel would get them a bit cheaper.
  5. http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/200...nland_08-85.pdf Looks like they're spending a lot of money on this program. How long does Finland plan to keep the Hornet in service?
  6. http://www.finance.hq.navy.mil/fmb/09pres/PANMC_2_BOOK.pdf According to the above budget document, the Fiscal Year 2009 price for a "Rocket, 66mm HE, M72A7 w/Graze" is $2375.83.
  7. http://www.dsca.mil/PressReleases/36-b/2008/UAE_08-19.pdf Geez, it only barely entered service with US forces. Must be the first foreign sale?
  8. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26640202/ Looks like the next administration gets to deal with this hot potato.
  9. http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/arc...eUtilityof.aspx Sounds like a well deck is a handy thing to have.
  10. I just hope the whole country doesn't implode after the US withdrawal. They'd be left with a lot of expensive equipment needing outside technical support/expertise to operate. Guess they could always sell it on the open market
  11. That's my understanding; that Laser JDAM was developed primarily to give JDAM the capability to engage moving targets. So now you have the laser-guided Paveway family with INS/GPS capability and the INS/GPS JDAM family with laser-guidance capability - essentially two separate groups of munitions with much the same abilities, same warheads, and in many cases the same fuzes. Without knowing the details, I would imagine that one area that Paveway may have an advatage over JDAM is employment at lower airspeeds due to it's larger wing assembly and fins ( i.e. an A-10 on a CAS mission in restricted terrain). Just a guess, and I may be completely off base on that one.
  12. http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=370...c=AIR&s=TOP Curious if this sale will be approved. Thoughts?
  13. JDAM, being INS/GPS guided, can attack in conditions (smoke, fog, haze) that might make attack by LGB's more problematic.
  14. Regarding proximity fuzes for the USAF's 2.75 rockets, I've never heard of such a fuze, in working with that particular weapons system starting in 1978. That's certainly not to say they never existed, but such a fuze was never in the tech data. And that covered warheads going back to the 1950's as well as the old Mk 4 motor. All unitary HE warheads were point detonating only.
  15. IIRC, the R4M was the basis for the US family of 2.75 FFAR's ("Mighty Mouse").
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