Friday Linkzookery – 18 December 2009

New Bomber to Focus Heavily on ISR
Intel/Strike bomber?

Radar Mast for Varyag
Pictures at China Defense Blog.

Bigger Bang For IFVs
British Warriors upgrading to 40mm cannon.

GAO Details Army FMTV Fail
Flawed competition for Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

Russia Navy to continue work with Bulava missile
That thing has been a total disaster. Murdoc is crying his eyes out.

Win The War, Don’t Set A Timetable
Sarah Palin responds to Obama’s speech via Facebook

Space station of the sea
If Murdoc can’t get a retired aircraft carrier for his HQ, he’d settle for this.

Sidewinder Ground Missile
AIM-9X to do ground targets too?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Finally Gets Off the Ground
About time.

Oof! Greenpeace Pwned
Zap.

Pentagon signals minor changes to tanker rules
Tweaking things to keep the bidders happy. Don’t hold your breath.

Comments

  1. “The most important part of a future bomber is not to deliver bombs but to assimilate information rapidly and translate it into decisions.”

    “Technology has pushed us beyond [the bomber] and fiscal constraints push us toward [multi-role].”

    What? I´m just a layman but it sounds to me like they are building a bomber that doesn´t bomb. Just like they built an unarmed corvette and called it Littoral Combat Ship.

  2. El Gordo,
    “What? I´m just a layman but it sounds to me like they are building a bomber that doesn´t bomb. Just like they built an unarmed corvette and called it Littoral Combat Ship.”

    Actually, they’re both cleverly disguised Auxiliary vehicles — they covertly transport large sums of cash cash, from your pocket to the off-shore bank accounts of the manufacturer’s CEOs.

    They do this every April 15…

  3. El Gordo,
    “What? I´m just a layman but it sounds to me like they are building a bomber that doesn´t bomb. Just like they built an unarmed corvette and called it Littoral Combat Ship.”

    Actually, these are cleverly-disguised Auxiliary vehicles — they’re designed to covertly transport money from your pocket to the off-shore bank accounts of the manufacturer’s CEOs.

    They do this every April 15…

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