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Several new weapons on the F-22 Raptor to equip the stealth fighter with more long-range precision a,t,t,a,c,k technology, a wider targeting envelope or “field of regard” and new networking technology enabling improved, real-time “collaborative targeting” between aircraft.
The two new weapons, which have been under testing and development for several years now, are advanced variants of existing weapons – the AIM 9X air-to-air m,is,s,i,l,e and the AIM 120 D. Upgraded variants of each are slated to be operational by as soon as next year.
The new AIM-9X will shoot farther and reach a much larger targeting envelope for pilots. Working with a variety of helmets and display systems, Lockheed developers have added “off-boresight” targeting ability enabling pilots to attack enemies from a wide range of new angles.
“It is a much more agile missile with an improved seeker and a better field of regard. You can shoot over your shoulder. If enemies get behind me in a close-in fight, I have the right targeting on the plane to shoot them,”
This is what would happen if the USS Zumwalt fought a Russian battlecruiser, as this is a new vision for what its enormous high-tech destroyers will do: Killing enemy warships at extended ranges.
The Stealth Tactical Vessel hydrofoil was created with the military in mind and offered to the US Navy, however, the Navy turned it down following cuts to its budget by the Obama Administration, however, the vessel is now alive because of THAT NOT THE CASE UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
The USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 21 2018, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
Prior to arriving at its new homeport of San Diego, Tulsa made several port calls and completed a successful transit through the Panama Canal.
“Every day at sea, sailing across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Pacific, we trained together as a team, conducting a myriad of drills while getting to know our ship even better,” said Cmdr. Drew Borovies, Tulsa’s commanding officer. “I am so proud of the professionalism and experience displayed by the Tulsa crew as we safely navigated from Mobile to San Diego. We feel truly lucky to be entrusted with one of the Navy’s newest warships.”
Tulsa is scheduled to officially join the fleet Feb. 16, 2019, during a commissioning ceremony in San Francisco. The Navy accepted delivery of Tulsa during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30, The delivery marks the official transfer of Tulsa from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning.
“The MCM mission is vital to ensuring continued access and maneuverability in the littoral battlespace,” said Capt. Matthew McGonigle, commander, COMLCSRON ONE. “Tulsa is our second LCS slated for the newly forming MCM division. We are excited to welcome her and her crew home to San Diego, and just in time to spend Thanksgiving with their families and friends too.”
Tulsa crewmember Mineman Seaman Calvin Reed said he was excited to be home. This is his first ship, and he said he appreciated the camaraderie, experiences, and challenges he faced during his first sail around.
“As a part of this crew, especially weapons department, [this underway] really helped me understand what the Navy is about,” said Reed. “Also, I can’t wait to commission Tulsa. I’m looking forward to the ceremony.”
. Paired with advanced sonar and mine hunting capabilities, LCSs provide a major contribution, as well as a more diverse set of options to commanders, across the spectrum of operations.
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On Nov. 17, 2018, in front of a crowd of thousands, the littoral combat ship USS Sioux City became the first warship to be commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Sioux City is the 13th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named for Sioux City, the fourth largest city in Iowa.
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The blending of low-observable technologies with high aerodynamic efficiency and large payload gives the B-2 important advantages over existing bombers. Its low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft’s sensors, its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers).
The B-2’s low observability is derived from a combination of reduced infrared, acoustic, electromagnetic, visual and radar signatures, these signatures make it difficult for the sophisticated defensive systems to detect, track and engage the B-2. Many aspects of the low-observability process remain classified; however, the B-2’s composite materials, special coatings, and flying-wing design all contribute to its “stealthiness.”
The B-2 is intended to deliver gravity nuclear and conventional weapons, including precision-guided standoff weapons. An interim, precision-guided bomb capability called Global Positioning System (GPS) Aided Targeting System/GPS Aided Munition (GATS/GAM) is being tested and evaluated. Future configurations are planned for the B-2 to be capable of carrying and delivering the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile.
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