The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) formally notified the U.S. Congress of the long-proposed sale of the F-18s to Kuwait and F-15s to Qatar last Friday. The deal was long considered politically controversial and was held up for months on end due to the countless objections from not only Israel but also some American strategists. Officially US government has already informally advised legislators on Capitol Hill that they would be cleared in late September. An ancillary effect of the sale is the continuation of the production of both fighter types at the St. Louis Boeing facility which is expected to be extended into the next decade.
The air force is always looking for different ways to improve their technology and improve their functions. It can be little things but at the end everything matters. They have set a role to be the best and to act as the best for a long time and they continue to be in that role until today. They are always trying to improve and are always taking suggestions and open to communication. Because they are trying to be the best they recently upgraded their HH-60 G search and rescue helicopters with Esterline CMC avionics. This is going to cost the air force a lot of money they announces that at least it’s going to cost 7.1 million sole source contract for integration and production. This new Helicopter aviation is very expensive. The reason it is so expensive is that is very reliable and has excellent quality, it combines CDE and flight management system in one box which saves a lot of weight. That way it can hold more people in case of a rescue. It also saves space which can be helpful in the case of emergencies.
The United States Navy’s most recent patrol boat, the Mark VI, has recently undergone its operational debut this month in the Arabian Gulf. The patrol boat was built and designed by Safe Boats International, an American boat manufacturer, in order to serve the United States Navy as the next generation of patrol boats. According to the United States Navy Lt. David Weinreb, the Mark VI’s program manager, the ship arrived in March at the 5th Fleet base of operations located in Bahrain.
The US Army is currently in the works to develop a computer program that will simulate full-bodied and complete-anatomy avatars of the men and women who risk their lives for this great, beautiful country of ours. The US army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is spear-heading this project and hopes to create a 3-D full-anatomy individual avatar soldiers of all regardless of size, shape and even gender. In order to do that The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is working on a software that will mathematically create a model and from there utilize that model to develop a library of first-generation of avatars. To date, the USARIEM project has already developed a grand total of 250 male avatars but strictly for the sole purpose on evaluation only.
As the United States government seeks for new ways of reducing military spending, the T-X program seems to be a very lucrative military contract available for the defense industry. Around 350 aircraft are anticipated to be purchased in order to replace the T-38 Talon aircraft, which was manufactured originally by Northrop Grumman Corporation. This potential order for 350 aircrafts is estimated to be valued at $8.4 billion. The entire program has an expected lifetime cycle of roughly 50 years.
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