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Conflitos do Passado e História Militar / Re: Os heróis esquecidos da nossa história
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Hoje às 12:33:35 am »

Histórias que o tempo apagou...
Exércitos/Sistemas de Armas / Re: Bundeswehr-Heer (Exército Alemão)
« Última mensagem por NVF em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:49:13 pm »
Germany orders Israel’s Trophy active protection system for its Leopard 2 tanks

COLOGNE, Germany — The German and Israeli defense ministries have signed an agreement for the purchase of the Rafael-made Trophy active protection system for the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 tanks, the two governments announced Feb. 23.

The deal, inked Feb. 22, will see the defense system, which shoots projectiles at incoming anti-tank munitions, installed on a company’s worth of tanks by 2025; that’s 17 operational vehicles plus one reference type for testing.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is the contractor to install Trophy components on the tanks in the course of an upgrade from the A6-A3 configuration to the A7-A1 version, according to a memo to the German parliament by defense officials in late January that requested funding for the project.

The missive was approved by lawmakers at the time, paving the way for the agreement with Israel and manufacturer Rafael. The 23 Trophy sets and 586 interceptors sought by Germany come with a price tag of $48 million. Leopard-maker KMW stands to get roughly double that for the integration work, which will leave the government with 18 tank hulls no longer needed after the upgrade.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz called the Trophy system a “product of Israel’s groundbreaking defense industry,” with Germany’s nod representing an “expression of confidence” in the two countries’ defense cooperation.

The Bundeswehr, or German military, decided to equip its tanks with an active protection system because “modern anti-tank guided missiles pose a significant threat,” defense officials wrote to lawmakers. The current effort to introduce Trophy is meant as a “first step” toward wider use of similar technology, the memo stated.

German defense officials considered Trophy, which is already in use on Israeli and American tanks, the most advanced and operationally proven system available on the market, they told lawmakers.
Área Livre-Outras Temáticas de Defesa / Re: Política em Portugal
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:44:15 pm »
Marinha Portuguesa / Re: Substituição das Fragatas Classe Vasco da Gama
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:33:33 pm »

Não enquanto esta corja estiver no poder.
Não enquanto o Costa puder estoirar a bazuca com os amigos e negociatas do costume.
Não enquanto a esquerda e extrema-esquerda que o apoia, que tem nojo às forças armadas e ao que elas representam, puder indoctinar uma geração inteira nas escolas.
Forças Aéreas/Sistemas de Armas / Re: F-35 JSF
« Última mensagem por NVF em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:30:14 pm »
US Air Force eyes budget-conscious, clean-sheet fighter jet to replace the F-16

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force could be in the market for a brand-new, advanced, fourth-generation fighter jet as it looks to replace its oldest F-16s, the service’s top general said Wednesday.

The Air Force has started a study that will describe its preferred mix of fighters and other tactical aircraft that will be used to help build the fiscal year 2023 budget. That result could include a brand new “four-and-a half or fifth-gen minus” fighter with capabilities that fall somewhere in between the 1970s era F-16 and stealthy fifth-generation fighters like the F-22 and F-35 joint strike fighter, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown.

“If we have the capability to do something even more capable for cheaper and faster, why not? Let’s not just buy off the shelf, let’s actually take a look at something else out there that we can build,” Brown told reporters during a Defense Writers Group roundtable.

Brown’s comments are the first time an Air Force official has spoken about introducing another fourth-generation aircraft into the service’s fighter inventory. In January, former Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper disclosed that the service’s ongoing study will also weigh whether to buy new-build F-16s from Lockheed Martin.

“As you look at the new F-16 production line in South Carolina, that system has some wonderful upgraded capabilities that are worth thinking about as part of our capacity solution,” Roper told Aviation Week.

But Brown said he is still yet to be convinced that the F-16 is the right option.

“I don’t know that it actually would be the F-16. Actually, I want to be able to build something new and different that’s not the F-16 — that has some of those capabilities, but gets there faster and features a digital approach,” he said. “I realize that folks have alluded that it will be a particular airplane. But I’m open to looking at other platforms to see what that right force mix is.”

So what capabilities would this new clean-sheet aircraft have?

At the top of the list, Brown said, is an open mission systems with a computing system powerful enough that software code can be updated very quickly.

Brown also pointed to the approach the Air Force has taken with Boeing’s T-7A Red Hawk trainer and its secretive future fighter, known as Next Generation Air Dominance. Both aircraft have been designed using digital engineering practices, which have allowed the service to model the lifecycle of various designs and rapidly get full-scale demonstrators ready for flight tests.

“And so the question is, what is the son of NGAD?” he said.

The ongoing study will include modeling, simulation and analysis aimed at nailing down the right mix of aircraft, what capabilities they each have and how many of each type are needed in order to ensure the Air Force can be successful in future conflicts.

Although the Air Force is currently conducting the study without input from outside organizations, Brown said he would like to involve the Pentagon’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, an influential organization inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense that often pushes against service budget decisions and advocates lower-cost solutions.

“I can make a recommendation, but I don’t actually have the final vote because, again, I have to work with OSD and with the Congress. But that’s why the analysis to me is important and a dialogue is important,” he said.

Investing in another fighter type could be a hard sell for the Air Force to make to Congress, particularly with several fighters already in production.

The Air Force has not officially deviated from plans to buy 1,763 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing jets from Lockheed over its program of record, although internal documents from the Air Force’s future warfighting cell have indicated a plan to curb orders at 1,050 jets, Aviation Week reported in December.

Last year, the service placed its first order for Boeing F-15EX jets to replacing aging F-15C/Ds, and could buy more than 144 of the new planes. The first F-15EX completed its inaugural flight earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Lockheed’s F-16 line has pivoted to international sales since its move to Greenville, South Carolina, in 2019.
Marinha Portuguesa / Re: Substituição das Fragatas Classe Vasco da Gama
« Última mensagem por typhonman em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:23:49 pm »
Vocês não se cansam?

Eu já cansei.
Basta irem ver ao FB das “Forças Armadas Portuguesas”, e lá conseguem ver que quem deveria estar preocupado não está.
Porque nós ?
Por mim que acabem com a Marinha!
Marinha Portuguesa / Re: Substituição das Fragatas Classe Vasco da Gama
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:21:42 pm »
Vocês não se cansam?
Área Livre-Outras Temáticas de Defesa / Re: Apetece-me gritar bem alto, FO...
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:19:04 pm »
Essa história de demolir o monumento só prova que uns anos mais tarde há sempre graves consequências quando falha o controle de qualidade na fabricação dos preservativos.

Área Livre-Outras Temáticas de Defesa / Re: Apetece-me gritar bem alto, FO...
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 11:16:51 pm »

Agora até a matemática é racista...
A solução errada também tem direito a ser aceite da mesma forma que a solução certa.

E ter de levantar a mão para pedir para falar é opressão...
Área Livre-Outras Temáticas de Defesa / Re: A música que vos vai no coração
« Última mensagem por HSMW em Fevereiro 24, 2021, 10:46:07 pm »

O novo hino aqui da ilha.  :mrgreen:
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