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Messaggio da giragyro » 11 luglio 2015, 9:05

ed intanto i vecchi BUFF macinano missioni long range senza problemi .

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Messaggio da giragyro » 11 luglio 2015, 9:06

e come dicono i piloti , quando gli ultimi B1B e B2 saranno portati alla demolizione gli equipaggi torneranno a casa volando con un BUFF .

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Messaggio da richelieu » 14 luglio 2015, 8:33

Sarà un contratto a prova di contestazioni .....
Protest-Proofing the LRS-B .....

John A. Tirpak (7/14/2015)

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​The only way to prevent a successful protest of the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract award is to execute it exactly as planned, Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante told Air Force Magazine.
LaPlante said the lesson learned from the KC-X debacle - which resulted in a years-long competition being thrown out and re-run, with different results - is to "do what you say you're going to do. If you say how you're going to evaluate, that it's clear and unambiguous, and then you evaluate it … in a credible and substantive way, that you followed exactly the process you said you'd follow," then a protest likely won't succeed.
LaPlante said he recognizes that companies that don't win contracts "have every right" to protest - "there are a lot of hard-working people out there who legitimately are trying their best to help the nation's security and give us the best product" - but USAF has built a good track record of protests not being sustained.
The figure is very small - out of 100,000-plus contracting actions last year, only 150 were protested, "and out of those … [only about] two … were sustained, if that much.
So the success rate … is actually very, very low," and well below the federal government rate of about seven percent, said LaPlante.
Still, he believes there has to be an appeals process, because "you never want to be cocky about it. We're humans, and we make mistakes."
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 luglio 2015, 17:02

A Settembre il contratto .....

"Air Force Plans Bomber Contract for September" .....
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015 ... ember.html

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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 luglio 2015, 20:07

Un ex Segretario dell' Air Force dice la sua .....

"Opinion: Former USAF Chief Says LRS-B Is Long Overdue" .....
http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion ... ng-overdue

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Non sarà soltanto un bombardiere ..... ma piuttosto una sorta di factotum dei cieli .....
LRS-B Will Be More Than a Bomber .....

Marc V. Schanz (08/5/2015)

​The Long-Range Strike Bomber will be vastly different than even the last B-2 produced in 1993, serving as a highly capable "long-range sensor shooter" aircraft in future combat operations, said retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies on Tuesday .....
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/D ... ptula.aspx
Since 1993, some 15 "Moore's Law" cycles have passed - ​the concept that the computing power of microchips would double roughly over 18 months - enabling exponential increases in electronic processing power.
"This is a different paradigm than the one we found in World War II," Deptula said, where thousands of single-mission bombers were used to target one major objective.
The ability to integrate future electronic systems and sensors onto the LRS-B will enable the bomber to act as a key node in high-end future combat operations to send and receive intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, battle management taskings, targeting information, and deploy large numbers of munitions at the same time.
The concept of moving beyond "segregated mission" aircraft is already proving itself in F-22 operations in Syria, he noted.
During the opening waves last September, Raptors performed strikes, collected ISR, relayed time-critical information to other aircraft, and used its powerful data links to retask for new targets.
The Case for the New Bomber .....

Marc V. Schanz (08/5/2015)

In a briefing with reporters Tuesday, retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, previewed his soon-to-be-released study on why the Long-Range Strike Bomber program is vital to maintaining effective, versatile, and efficient US military power projection.
Since the end of the 1991 Gulf War, adversaries have adjusted to how the US fights wars, Deptula said.
That’s why nations such as Russia and China have poured money into anti-access, area-denial tools, including advanced surface-to-air missiles, ballistic missiles, and cyber attacks.
Adversaries have learned that “if [the US] is going to get access to a region, we are going to win, and win quickly,” Deptula said.
Though the US fields 124 mission-capable bombers today, 87 percent are non-penetrating, pre-stealth aircraft.
This poses grave risks for survivability in a campaign against modern A2/AD threats, he noted.
As evidence, Deptula points out, the 20-airframe B-2 fleet was used in the opening night of the last four major US air campaigns, from Operation Allied Force in 1999 to Libya in 2011, because of its ability to penetrate modernized defenses and “dramatically increase” the ability for US assets to reach the hardest targets in the opening wave.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 agosto 2015, 17:41

Qual' è il miglior incentivo alla realizzazione del nuovo bombardiere strategico USA ?
Russia and China’s pursuit of modern, long-range bombers is essentially an endorsement of the US Long-Range Strike Bomber, and not the start of some Cold War-era bomber race.
That’s the view of retired US Air Force Lt Gen David Deptula, now dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute.
Fonte ..... "Russia and China’s bomber plans could muster support for LRS-B" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... or-415472/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 agosto 2015, 15:44

Ma quanto mi costi !!!!!

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Regna tuttora l'incertezza su quali potranno essere i reali costi del futuro bombardiere strategico USA .....
..... Hunter said it is difficult to predict how much the plane will cost without knowing more information:
“It depends on the design.
It depends on how they make these performance trades and the requirements.
… It is reasonable from an analytical perspective that they could be in this [price] range.
Whether they are in this range we don’t know yet.”
Fonte ..... "Uncertainty Surrounds the Cost of New Bomber" .....
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/ ... px?ID=1922
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Messaggio da FAS » 17 agosto 2015, 15:51

beh normale.....
ti posso dire quanto pagherai solo quando la fase di concetto é chiusa ed i requisiti definiti...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 agosto 2015, 9:07

Annaspando in un un vortice di numeri, lotti e costi .....
Bomber Replacements, Bomber Numbers .....

John A. Tirpak (08/25/2015)

The Air Force could buy Long-Range Strike Bombers for “25 years or so” and the aircraft will eventually replace the B-1 and B-52, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Monday.
Commenting on a new Bomber Roadmap, which he said remains unfinished, Welsh said the Air Force would “start to field” the LRS-B “in the mid-‘20s, and it would probably continue for 25 years or so; that’s a rough guess depending on production rates, etc. in the program.”
Other senior USAF officials have suggested the LRS-B would be bought over about 10 years, starting in about 2023, noting service plans call for both the B-1 and the B-52 to serve into the 2040s, and the B-2 to almost 2060.
Either way, Welsh said, “the B-52 and B-1 will time out, eventually,” joking that the “B-52’s going to try to make 100 years.”
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said USAF has stepped up to “check our numbers” on the LRS-B and confirmed that revised acquisition and operating figures provided to Congress recently are correct. (*)
She admitted that previous ones supplied were inaccurate because they were inadequately “coordinated,” though the actual cost estimate hasn’t changed.
(*) ..... LRS-B Lots and Cost .....

John A. Tirpak (08/19/2015)

​The Long-Range Strike Bomber contract - expected to be awarded in September - will be a cost-plus arrangement, but will include options for "five aircraft production lots," which will be on a fixed-price basis, Air Force officials told Air Force Magazine.
If the Air Force sticks to its plan to buy 80-100 LRS-Bs, that means production lots of potentially 16-20 aircraft each.
Officials didn't elaborate on whether the lots would all be evenly sized, or when production would start.
Also, in the latest "1043 report"—an annual report to Congress detailing the Pentagon's 10-year plans for nuclear weapons, delivery systems, and the "nuclear weapons complex" - the Air Force stated a figure for the LRS-B of $58.4 billion.
That number was incorrect, however.
The service has stated the revised figure as $41.7 billion in then-year dollars.
According to the report, the number includes research, development, test and evaluation, operations and support, and personnel, but not overhead, "such as personnel assigned to higher headquarters who work on nuclear deterrence-related issues."
The stated figure also doesn't necessarily cover all the LRS-Bs to be built, but USAF has said from the outset that it will set a hard figure of $550 million flyaway cost for each bomber (in 2010 dollars) as a contract requirement.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 agosto 2015, 20:37

I costi ballerini e ..... la curiosità di un legislatore .....
Last year, the Air Force estimated costs for the LRS-B from fiscal years 2015 to 2024 at $33.1 billion.
This year, the service pegged costs for FY '16 to FY '25, a similar 10-year period, at $58.2 billion.
This is a 76 percent increase, Speier points out in the letter — a change the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations calls “alarming.”
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The Air Force has now said the true cost estimate for both 10-year periods should be $41.7 billion, service spokesman Ed Gulick said Monday.
Fonte ..... "Lawmaker Demands Answers on LRS-B Cost Discrepancy" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /32266129/

La posizione della signora Deborah Lee James (Segretario alla Difesa per l'Air Force) .....
The mistake occurred partially due to human error and partially due to “process error,” James said.
“A couple of our people got the figures wrong and the process of coordination was not fully carried out,” James said.
“Coordination of course means other people are providing a check and balance and looking at the numbers, so that typically is how something like this would get caught.”
Fonte ..... "US Air Force: Cost Error Won’t Impact Bomber Planning" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /32290057/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 settembre 2015, 9:52

il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA torna a parlare del caso dei costi ..... e della lettera che il Comitato Senatoriale per i Servizi Armati ha inviato al 'SecDef' Ashton Carter .....
SASC Letter Blasts LRS-B Estimate Errors .....

Marc V. Schanz (09/01/2015)

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee have requested a series of reports and assessments from the Air Force regarding the cost estimates and projections regarding the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program, following the revision of a recent DOD report on the program’s long-term cost.
In an Aug. 26 letter (*) addressed to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, SASC Chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) criticize DOD for “significant errors” in the long-term cost estimates for the program, which was given to Congress as part of the “1043 report.”
(*) ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Do ... bomber.pdf
The 1043 report, an annual accounting to Congress, which details the Pentagon’s 10-year nuclear weapons spending, listed the 10-year estimate for the LRS-B program as $58.4 billion, a figure USAF leadership has​ since said was in error.
The service revised that number down to $41.7 billion, noting it includes research and development, test, operation, and support, but not overhead.
“To commit administrative errors amounting to tens of billions of dollars is simply unacceptable,” the senators wrote.
The letter also requests amended reports for the congressional defense committees with corrected information, detailed accounting of the elements used to estimate the 10-year projections, an explanation for the increase, and how the corrected costs were calculated, among other assessments of the program.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 settembre 2015, 20:08

Cominciano ad emergere i primi dettagli .....
The two designs competing to be the US Air Force's next generation bomber have undergone extensive testing by the service and are far more mature than previously known, to a level nearly unheard of in the Pentagon before a contract award, Defense News has learned.
The designs also feature significantly improved stealth capabilities when compared to the B-2 and still feature plans for future certification of nuclear weaponry and the ability to be optionally manned.
Fonte ..... "LRS-B Details Emerge: Major Testing, Risk Reduction Complete" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/breaki ... /71572050/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 4 settembre 2015, 18:27

'Flightglobal.com' fa il punto .....
With a contract announcement imminent, new details about the US Air Force’s Long-Range Strike Bomber have emerged that paint the classified project as being less exotic and probably more affordable than previously imagined.
This week, the service briefed no fewer than 12 Washington defence analysts about the bomber, and the main message was that the technologies being baked into the bomber are more mature and ready than previously disclosed.
"New details emerge about LRS-B as contract announcement nears" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... em-416426/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 17:44

Ulteriori dettagli ..... e l'attesa continua .....

"As Industry Awaits Bomber Contract, New Details Emerge".....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /71668882/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 10 settembre 2015, 10:54

Dice che un centinaio sono troppo pochi .....
A former commander of the USAF’s bomber force says 80 to 100 new Long-Range Strike Bombers are not enough to meet American national security objectives, and the service should consider buying more to rejuvenate its “withering” combat fleet of Boeing B-1s and B-52s.
In his testimony to Congress 9 September, Lt Gen Robert Elder, who directed the 8th Air Force before his retirement, said the production target released by the air force is too few, even though the new aircraft will be more capable.
Fonte ..... "Experts: USAF needs more than 80 to 100 new bombers" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-416593/

Lieutenant General Robert J. "Bob" Elder Jr. ..... http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/D ... er-jr.aspx
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Messaggio da giragyro » 10 settembre 2015, 11:18

ma si , tanto miliardi di dollari in più od in meno non contano nulla , con un budget annuale di 600 miliardi di dollari ....ed il debito pubblico sempre più alto e sempre più in mano ad investitori stranieri ( ed ostili spesso come la cina ad esempio ) tra pochi anni non sarà necessrio impegnare delle forze armate per demolire gli stati uniti , saranno sufficienti dei nerd occhialuti della finanza e dei tablet abbastanza potenti :-)
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Decisione ormai imminente ..... e smentita che abbiano già volato segretamente velivoli 'dimostratori' .....
The long and stealthy shadow of the U.S. Air Force Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program hung over last week’s AFA Conference.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) Dr. William Laplante said, “Everything is going well, and source selection will be soon.”
But he declined to repeat a briefing on the almost-entirely-classified program that he and other officials gave to Washington-area think tanks on September 1.
At that briefing, officials sought to counter fears that the LRS-B will suffer the huge cost overruns and programmatic changes that bedeviled the B-2 Stealth Bomber program.
Fonte ..... "Source Selection 'Soon' for America’s New Stealthy Bomber" .....
http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ ... thy-bomber
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 settembre 2015, 0:12

Entro un paio di mesi .....
LRS-B Announcement Coming .....

Brian Everstine (09/30/2015)

​The Air Force is still avoiding a strict deadline for the awarding of a contract for the Long-Range Strike Bomber, but officials told members of the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday they expect the announcement within a “couple months.”
Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch (... http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/D ... ch-jr.aspx ...), the military deputy in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told lawmakers the contract could be announced within months, but the program is one that “needs to go slow in order to go fast.”
The Air Force must work in a “fair and deliberate” way with contractors to make the right decision for a bomber that will be the cornerstone of the military’s nuclear triad for decades, he added.
The contract was initially expected in the spring, but has been continually delayed.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman of the HASC seapower and projection forces panel, said the delay has cost the Air Force hundreds of millions of dollars, and more of the cost will be moved into later years.
“I am concerned about the continued delay in the LRS-B award that in my estimation is costing the USAF approximately $100 million a month and will undoubtedly result in reduced LRS-B FY16 authorizations and appropriations,” said Forbes in his opening remarks.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da Valerio Ricciardi » 30 settembre 2015, 12:35

giragyro ha scritto:ma si , tanto miliardi di dollari in più od in meno non contano nulla, con un budget annuale di 600 miliardi di dollari ....ed il debito pubblico sempre più alto e sempre più in mano ad investitori stranieri (ed ostili spesso come la Cina ad esempio) tra pochi anni non sarà necessario impegnare delle forze armate per demolire gli Stati Uniti, saranno sufficienti dei nerd occhialuti della finanza e dei tablet abbastanza potenti :-)
Quanto è vero quello che dici...
sempre che non abbiano finito di ammazzarsi l'un l'altro fra civili in nome del Secondo Emendamento...
Che le cose siano così, non vuol dire che debbano andare così. Solo che, quando si tratta di rimboccarsi le maniche e incominciare a cambiare, vi è un prezzo da pagare, ed è allora che la stragrande maggioranza preferisce lamentarsi piuttosto che fare.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 settembre 2015, 14:43

Valerio Ricciardi ha scritto:
giragyro ha scritto:ma si , tanto miliardi di dollari in più od in meno non contano nulla, con un budget annuale di 600 miliardi di dollari ....ed il debito pubblico sempre più alto e sempre più in mano ad investitori stranieri (ed ostili spesso come la Cina ad esempio) tra pochi anni non sarà necessario impegnare delle forze armate per demolire gli Stati Uniti, saranno sufficienti dei nerd occhialuti della finanza e dei tablet abbastanza potenti :-)
Quanto è vero quello che dici...
sempre che non abbiano finito di ammazzarsi l'un l'altro fra civili in nome del Secondo Emendamento
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RKBA ..... :usa

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Messaggio da giragyro » 1 ottobre 2015, 12:48

poi incappano anche in figuracce siderali come questa ..............e lo ammettono pure

http://www.infodifesa.it/2015/10/siria- ... l?spref=fb
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 ottobre 2015, 14:45

Vicini alla stretta finale ..... ma è da un pò che lo dicono ..... :mrgreen:
The US Air Force is in the final phase of discussion before awarding a contract for the next-generation bomber, and expects an announcement very soon.
“We’re in the final closing phase and it’s going well and you should expect to hear something pretty soon,” William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, said during an event hosted by Defense One on Tuesday.
Fonte ..... "USAF in ‘Final Closing Phase’ of Bomber Contract" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /73450104/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 ottobre 2015, 14:49

Che ne sarebbe di Northrop Grumman se non riuscisse a vincere il contratto LRSB ?

Un' analisi di Flightglobal.com .....

"OPINION: USAF bomber decision to threaten industrial balance" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... al-417570/

Noto però che a questa analisi manca qualcosa ..... l' eventualità che NG riesca a ottenere il contratto T-X .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 ottobre 2015, 20:39

Sarà in grado di eludere anche i più moderni e sofisticati sistemi di difesa aerea ..... in qualsiasi parte del mondo .....
The Air Force’s new stealthy long-range bomber will have the endurance and next-generation stealth capability to elude the most advanced existing air defenses and attack anywhere in the world, if needed, senior service officials said.
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“With LRS-B, I can take off from the continental United States and fly for a very long way. I don’t have to worry about getting permission to land at another base and worry about having somebody try to target the aircraft. It will provide a long-reach capability,” Lt. Gen. Bunch, Air Force Military Deputy for Acquisition, told Scout Warrior in an interview.
Fonte ..... "New Stealth Air Force Bomber Will Be Designed to Elude Next-Generation Air Defenses" .....
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/s ... e-stealthy
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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 ottobre 2015, 9:57

Ora affermano di essere vicinissimi (“really, really close”) all' annuncio della scelta del vincitore ..... ma è da un bel pò che lo stanno dicendo ..... e continuano a rilasciare briciole di informazioni con il contagocce .....
..... sempre ammesso che, con un contagocce, si possano somministrare delle briciole ..... :mrgreen:
New Bomber Details .....

John A. Tirpak (10/22/2015)

The Pentagon is “really, really close” to awarding a contract for the Long-Range Strike Bomber, Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante said Wednesday, as he provided reporters with a preview of the kinds of information that will be released when the award is announced.
The $550 million unit cost of the bomber is based on 100 aircraft, he said, acknowledging that the “80-100” range previously quoted as the overall buy was a fudge factor in case budgets shrink substantially.
The figure, stated in 2010 dollars, also doesn’t include development cost, which remains a secret, but will be unveiled later.
The cost of the jet will be “one-third to one-quarter” of the cost of the B-2, he asserted, and such comparability figures will be provided at contract award.
The $550 million figure was determined by an independent cost estimating committee, which by law must base it on experience with previous programs, but “we’ll try to beat that,” he said.
LaPlante did reveal that the first 21 airplanes will be built in five lots, and from them a number of jets will be used as developmental/test aircraft.
The number of such aircraft will be “comparable” to the number of KC-46s being used for test, he said, and that number is four.
In an apparent major departure from typical practice, LaPlante said the LRS-B has already passed a preliminary design review, which usually happens well after a single contractor is chosen.
A service spokeswoman acknowledged this is unusual but couldn’t immediately elaborate on this deviation from the contract norm.
Overall, LaPlante asserted to reporters, “We are very confident in the cost and execution of the program.”
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 24 ottobre 2015, 14:53

Mentre tutti sono in spasmodica attesa dell' ormai imminente annuncio ..... Northrop Grumman ..... legge le foglie del tè .....

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USAF Bomber Decision Expected Within Days .....

(Oct. 22, 2015) Bill Sweetman - Aviation Week & Space Technology

The Pentagon could announce the winner of the $80 billion-plus Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) contest on Oct. 23, but likely by the end of next week, according to industry executives from Northrop Grumman and the Boeing-Lockheed Martin team.
The tea leaves are saying it’s most likely next week,” a Northrop Grumman source said.
At midmorning Oct. 22, there was still “a diminishing chance” of an announcement on Oct. 23, one Boeing executive told Aviation Week.
Traditionally, the Pentagon announces major awards after 5 p.m. on Fridays to cushion against sudden shifts in company market valuations.
U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary for Acquisition William LaPlante told media on Oct. 21 that the decision was “really, really close.”
Industry executives have been pushing for a quick decision; both contenders have been funded through the preliminary design review phase, but Pentagon funding has largely or entirely ceased since final proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development contract were submitted sometime this summer.
Consequently, the contenders have been keeping large engineering teams together at their own expense.
Fonte ..... http://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-bo ... ithin-days
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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 24 ottobre 2015, 16:31

Che sia vera la tesi sostenuta da diversi utenti nei commenti sotto gli articoli? Cioè LRS-B a Northtop/Grumman con Boeing che si è già portata a casa il tanker mentre LM si tiene impegnata con il JSF (e un po' tutto il resto a dire il vero)...ad ognuno una fetta della torta e tutti a posto?

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Messaggio da richelieu » 24 ottobre 2015, 18:20

MatteF88 ha scritto:Che sia vera la tesi sostenuta da diversi utenti nei commenti sotto gli articoli?
Cioè LRS-B a Northrop/Grumman con Boeing che si è già portata a casa il tanker mentre LM si tiene impegnata con il JSF (e un po' tutto il resto a dire il vero) ... ad ognuno una fetta della torta e tutti a posto ?

Si e no ..... perché all' equazione manca quell' elemento che si chiama 'T-X' (anche se è ancora piuttosto lontano nel tempo) ..... che potrebbe essere (molto ipoteticamente) assegnato a chi verrà sconfitto nella competizione 'LRS-B' .....

Un paio di esempi ..... ripeto ..... del tutto ipotetici .....

Se vincesse Northrop Grumman ..... l' addestratore potrebbe andare alla cordata Boeing/Saab (LM ha già lavoro a sufficienza) .....

Se vincesse invece la cordata Boeing/LM ..... l' addestratore potrebbe essere assegnato all' azienda che verrebbe a trovarsi in una situazione di maggior debolezza ..... Northrop Grumman+Scaled Composites .....

E via discorrendo .....

Quanto al T-100 ..... la vedo durissima ..... somiglia troppo, sia pure solo esteticamente, allo Yak-130 e, date le attuali contingenze, ci sarebbero parecchi generaloni e politici che si metterebbero a strillare come oche spennate vive .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 ottobre 2015, 0:22

Da un momento all' altro ?
Gli esperti sono divisi per quanto concerne la previsione su quale gruppo aziendale riuscirà ad ottenere il grosso contratto e le conseguenti implicazioni industriali .....
The US Air Force is poised to deliver the decision of the decade, with reports that the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract award could be announced as early as 27 October.
Two key steps must take place, and Bloomberg (*) reports that the first has already taken place.
Fonte ..... "Experts split on likely Long-Range Strike Bomber winner" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... in-418212/

(*) ..... Bloomberg ..... "The Air Force Is About to Announce the Winner of a $80 Billion Bomber Contract" ......
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... icials-say
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 ottobre 2015, 8:33

Ancora sulla lettura delle foglie di tè .....

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The day before the Pentagon is expected to announce who will build the US Air Force’s next-generation bomber, the aerospace industry is desperately reading the tea leaves for clues about who the winner may be.
Pentagon leaders are widely expected to announce the winner of the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) contract, one of the most tightly held secrets in the building right now, after markets close Tuesday evening.
The contract, which is expected to top $55 billion over the life of the program, pits three giants in the aerospace world against each other, with Northrop Grumman, builder of the B-2 stealth bomber, competing against a joint Boeing-Lockheed Martin team.
Fonte ..... "Ahead of Long Range Strike-Bomber Announcement, Aerospace Industry Looks for Clues" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /74649650/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 ottobre 2015, 18:57

L' ufficialità .....

U.S. DoD ..... "Air Force to Announce Long Range Strike Bomber Contract Award" .....
http://www.defense.gov/News/Press-Advis ... U.facebook

Saranno dunque i vertici della Difesa USA e dell' Air Force a comunicare, fra poche ore, l' attesa notizia .....

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Ottimo, un paio d'ore circa e vediamo cosa partorisce la montagna :mrgreen:

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Messaggio da Valerio Ricciardi » 27 ottobre 2015, 22:17

Ho un vizio, lo confesso: vado pazzo per le illustrazioni spurie di Richelieu.
Valgono un breve corsivo di Michele Serra quando è in vena.
Che le cose siano così, non vuol dire che debbano andare così. Solo che, quando si tratta di rimboccarsi le maniche e incominciare a cambiare, vi è un prezzo da pagare, ed è allora che la stragrande maggioranza preferisce lamentarsi piuttosto che fare.
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