Don’t threaten US!

“The Air Force stated on page one of the KC-X solicitation that this was to be a Capabilities Based acquisition,” said Randy Belote, a vice president of communications for Northrop. “The KC-30 is far superior to its competitor in every area of capability and meets or exceeds the key requirements established for future warfighters by today’s Combatant Commanders. The Combatant Commanders and the Air Force have made it clear that they want a new and versatile Tanker capable of performing its mission in new ways, not an old Tanker employing yesterday’s methods.”

That sounds like a threat to me. $500M fine to the Northurp/Airbus for laying the groundwork for a protest.

HeraldNet: Aerospace Blog

25% of US Bomber Fleet Grounded

So the US lost 1 bomber, what is the big deal you might think? Well that 1 bomber is about 1% of our total strategic bomber inventory and now with the rest of the B-2 fleet grounded that means we have about 75 B-52 (fifty years old) and B-1 (25 years old) ready to fly combat missions.

Shockingly this is only the tip of the iceberg; the entire USAF fleet averages about 25 years old; our most significant air denfence fighter fleet, the F-15, has recently been grounded with the little known effect of us having to ask Canada to fly air defence missions over Alaska for us; the size of the USAF is now lower than at the start of WW2.


Slashdot | Military Grounds Stealth Bomber Fleet

I am so excited!

Yes it is that time of year and as always I am so excited! Some say it is early to think about baseball. Some people just don’t get it.

Notes: Hurdle re-evaluating lineup

Thank you President Carter, Democrat

There was a time when the US Embassy was considered sovereign soil and the world knew that if violated, the entire might of the US military would come crashing down on them.

Then the US elected a “progressive” Democrat President. Thank you President Carter. Thank you Democrat voters.

Let’s not make that mistake again. Yes, that is what puts me on the McCain train.

Protesters burn U.S. Embassy in Serbia – Europe-

Give up? No. Unite? If we have to, yes.

I have no intention of giving up my desire for a true conservative Republican nominee. However, as there are no clear convervatives running this year (what is wrong with our party?) and it appears McCain may wind up the nominee, I agree completely with Hugh Hewitt who say’s:

“There are seven reasons for anyone to support the eventual nominee no matter who it is: The war and six Supreme Court justices over the age of 68.”

While McCain is not my kind of Republican he comes closer to it than anyone in the Democratic party. If, and I hold out hope against it, if McCain wins the nomination he wins my full support and my vote in November. I hope it does not come to that, but if it does so be it.

Any Republican over any Democrat, any day!