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Military Future Weapon

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by RamzFanz, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Bring these up to full scale minus any pilot systems and fly them in formation with a pilot. Now a single pilot could have 100 times the fighting capability and they could be programed to sacrifice themselves to missles and also surround the control aircraft in a fight.

    When you consider that we are testing (or already have) stealth drones that can fly 15,000 MPH, it would be unstoppable.

    Badass.
     
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  2. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    When I first entered this thread, only your avatar loaded at first... I conceded that it was quite the weapon. ;)
     
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  3. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    15,000mph? really? Is that adjusted to scale or something?
     
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  4. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Hahahaha

    Very cool. It's amazing what these kind of drones can do in flight.

    My Dad was a badass pilot in the military and then trained pilots for Delta after he retired from the military. He's totally retired now,,, but he thinks he's still in the military lol. Recently, he got himself a drone with the 4 helicopter props... but the one he has is like a big military grade drone with GPS guidance, powerful cameras (still and video), and very bright led spot lights. I'm pretty sure he got it from some of his military connections,,, I don't think this is something that people can buy. He told my Mom that he just got it to help her with her business.... he takes aerial pictures of properties for her. I call bullcrap on that.

    My Mom just told me that she's caught him flying his drone over the golf cart roads at night (there are golf cart roads connecting everything in the entire city that he lives in) ... just hovering silently... when an unsuspecting golf cart approaches... spotlights from the drone blast down on them. Hahaha. He turns the lights off,,, changes the position of the drone and then beams them again. People are thinking they are seeing UFOs. :ROFLMAO:

    I can't wait to see him in July when our family gets together at the beach. He's bringing the drone. :D
     
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  5. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    I WANT ONE !!!!!


    actually had a RC copter with a video camera mounted to it..use to fly it over the hotties on the beach and snap pictures...got in a little trouble for that maneuver
     
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  6. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    There will be 5 "ladies" and and 10 "men" at our get together... rest assured that we will make the MOST of Pop's new toy. Just as you did I see. :whistle:
     
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  7. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    This is employing the same science that is the focus of my work. :)
     
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  8. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Not these quadcopters. The Air Force crashed a stealth drone so they had to admit to what they had.


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    LOS ANGELES -- An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sections of its skin peeled off, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said Friday.

    The Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., atop a rocket and released on Aug. 11, 2011, was part of research aimed at developing super-fast global strike capability for the Department of Defense.

    The vehicle demonstrated stable aerodynamically controlled flight at speeds up to 20 times the speed of sound, or Mach 20, for three minutes before a series of upsets caused its autonomous flight safety system to bring it down in the ocean, DARPA said in a statement.
     
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  9. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    I wonder what cruise altitude it was at ? At that speed, it had to be pretty high up.
     
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  10. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Yep. 31 miles up is what they are saying. (40-50 KM or 164,000 feet)
     
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  11. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    at the bottom of the Mesosphere. I wonder why they flew so low? No wonder the skin ripped off. But probably too high for turbine propulsion, so either rocket or RAM jet powered, or perhaps something we don't know about. If they we're running rocket, they could have flown higher. Would love to know more about this vehicle's engineering.
     
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  12. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    The one I'm referring to uses solid rocket booster for take off then glide.

    The hypersonics that use engines (SR72, the next generation SR71 Blackbird) use a new combination:

    "Brad Leland, portfolio manager for air-breathing hypersonic technologies, said the crux of the new project hinges on an air breathing engine that combines the traditional turbine with a scramjet. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) explored the idea on previous projects but abandoned it because of cost.

    The Skunk Works has been working with Aerojet Rocketdyne for the past seven years to develop a method to integrate an off-the-shelf turbine with a scramjet to power the aircraft from standstill to Mach 6 plus,” Leland said. “Our approach builds on HTV-3X, but this extends a lot beyond that and addresses the one key technical issue that remained on that program: the high-speed turbine engine.”

    Leland, who said that roughly 20 employees have worked on the project so far, elaborated in an interview with Reuters.

    What we are doing is defining a missile that would have a small incremental cost to go at hypersonic speed,” he said. “Hypersonic is the new stealth. Your adversaries cannot hide or move their critical assets. They will be found. That becomes a game-changer.”
     
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  13. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    They are calling the SR72 the Darkbird

     
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  14. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    When studying this stuff in school we talked alot about the day that this would finally happen. It's so exciting to hear that these integrated propulsion systems are now live. Now I guess they just gotta figure out the materials to employ, 'cause under those speeds within the atmosphere everything heats up and expands so much that you really need far-out materials to maintain the vehicle's structure.
     
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  15. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Yeah, that's why my eye brow went up when 15,000 mph was mentioned. What is it made of? The SR71 used to stretch 6 inches in flight and could not have a nose gun because it would shoot itself down. It also took a few states to turn around.
     
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  16. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    and they had to refuel immediately after takeoff -- because the skin seams were so pourous in order to accommodate inflight heat expansion -- as they would actually leak fuel at slow speed low atmospheric flight.

    but yeah, the structural and skin material in this new vehicle must be wild.
     
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  17. Username Has a Well-Known Member

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    They're pretty popular here now. Pretty much anyone can own one, and do whatever he or she wants with it too apparently lol.

     
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  18. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Coveillance

    a term made popular in a 2003 paper for Surveillance & Society by sociologist Barry Wellman and co-authors to describe the phenomenon of networked individuals observing and recording each other’s lives. The idea is that we are transparent and accountable to one another. Would we behave better knowing someone nearby may post our foibles on YouTube and then tweet it to the world?
     
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    You mean they don't already?

    What's really going to be interesting is politics in the future. You will have to essentially be preparing for the role your entire life, including on the Internet, or face questions about your comment on YouTube under the name "love to splooge 69"
     
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  20. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    The good news is that politicians will go extinct
     
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