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Scarlet_Lutefisk


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Comment 20 Jan 2017

I would assume you turn the thing on and it just runs automatically? Does it only go after projectile-like targets, or do you have to turn it off if there's a friendly helicopter coming?

When in auto mode the software has a specific criteria (speed, altitude, range, bearing etc) that it uses to identify targets. If turned on at the wrong moment it could indeed lead to a friendly fire mishap, although a helicopter would probably be below the speed threshold (which can be manually set).

There was one friendly fire incident during Desert Storm. US & British ships were shelling Iraqi installations on Failaka island. The Iraqis launched a number of Silkworm missiles at the ships. The USS Missouri launched chaff as a defensive measure & the CIWS on the frigate USS Jarrett targeted the chaff. A number of 20mm rounds struck the Missouri. Luckily there were no casualties.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

C-RAM...land based version of the Navy's CIWS/Phalanx.

Essentially it is an electrically driven six barreled 20mm gun slaved to a radar. It fires up to 4,500 rounds per minute. The land based version is used to shoot down incoming mortars & rockets. The naval version was originally designed to intercept anti-ship missiles, although it is slowly being replaced by a missile based system (SeaRAM).

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Worked on these so I didn't have to worry about hearing these fire off.

So you kept very busy. lol 

Comment 20 Jan 2017

The incoming administration seems committed to growing the US Navy to 350 ships. What do you believe would be the ideal fleet composition to carry out the Navy's global responsibilities going forward in the 21st Century?

Comment 20 Jan 2017

I'm actually talking about something different.

The recently effect is a strong influence on why so many list Zeke as #1.

I'm talking about the fact that it's almost impossible to rate the pre-TV players because there is almost no way to watch them to even make an objective judgement.

You can pull up footage of Barry Sanders and say "oh wow, he really was amazing", it's a lot harder to do that with someone like Cliff Battles.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

When Big Country hit the charts someone gave me The Crossing on tape. I wasn't really a fan of that single but when I listened to Side 2....Harvest Home, Lost Patrol, Close Action, Fields of Fire,Porrohman ... this was a band that 'clicked' for me.

I will carry you home with the gods in my eyes
I will carry you home while the westerlies sigh

To be fair I like American music too...

Comment 20 Jan 2017

The problem with really old guys isn't just the massive changes in the game but that none of us have ever seen them play. There isn't exactly a lot of footage of Chic floating around.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

From the slide:

"St. John Arena is no longer on the immediate hopping block, but eventually it could turn into recreation space that now sits of of Coffey Road. That space would be lost because of new research buildings planned for the area."

Comment 18 Jan 2017

So of course I post a song from the one youtube account that disappears immediately after I link it.

Here's a working one, and live to boot...