Af/Pak & Other News (1/24/2013)

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Jan 24, 2013, 12:34:13 PM1/24/13
Coming This Year to Afghanistan: Way More Artillery Strikes:

Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs:

9/11 Defendants Seek to Preserve CIA Sites Where They Were Tortured:

700 alleged militants held in limbo in Pakistan:

Pentagon Starts to Acknowledge Women Already Serve in Combat:

Simple, Low-Cost Drones a Boost for U.S. Military:

Showdown With Iran? Maybe Not In 2013:

US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital:

Drones, Beware: United Nations Investigates Obama’s Targeted Killings:

NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend:

Basing The C-Ram System Close To Home:

France sees no sign Syria's Assad will be toppled soon:

Syrian jets bomb rebel-held areas near Damascus:

Britain warns Westerners to avoid Benghazi, Libya:

Dutch warn citizens to leave Libyan city:

Algeria Gas Compound Lacked Armed Guards:

Algeria militants played a shrewd media game:

French air raids 'destroy two Islamist bases in Mali':

Burkinabe troops join French-led push against Mali rebels:

Under French pressure, key Mali rebel group splits:

Terrorists Flee French Precision:

GBADS a reality for the Army:

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Certification of Tiger’s HAD Version:

Cassidian’s New TRS-4D Naval Radar Demonstrates Its Capability:

Putin orders Russian computers to be protected after spy attacks:

Russia: Paint It Black:

NKorea warns of nuke test, more rocket launches:

A Strategy for Australia's National Security:

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China buys Russian bombers:

KC-135 Tankers Get A Boost From Innovative, Fuel-Saving Engines:

Moving Target: Raytheon’s GBU-53 Small Diameter Bomb II:

Navy to Test-Fire DARPA's Hellads Laser:

Mastermind Behind Gozi Bank Malware Charged Along With Two Others:

Flexible G/ATORs: The USMC’s Multi-Mission AESA Ground Radars:

USS Monsoon Griffin Test:

New miniseries on Flying Tigers:

Jan 24, 2013, 7:06:42 PM1/24/13
So, how does the Super-Hornet/AIM-120D combo compare to the now-
defunct Tomcat/Phoenix combo?

Keith W

Jan 25, 2013, 4:01:59 AM1/25/13
Its in service and is affordable. The F-14 was a one trick pony with
a high maintenance requirement and the Phoenix was of dubious
utility against anything more agile than a Backfire.

The main advantage of the Phoenix was not its range as
the rules of engagement rarely permitted usage at anything
like that. Being semi-active it did not required the launcher
to illuminate the target as did AIM-7 Sparrow.

AIM-120 is also semi-active and the D version has a range
thats close to the practical range of the Phoenix.



Jan 25, 2013, 2:08:03 PM1/25/13
On Jan 25, 1:01 am, "Keith W" <> wrote:
Did you mean fully-active terminal homing? As far as I know,
both Phoenix & AMRAAM use that.


Jan 26, 2013, 9:27:38 AM1/26/13
Il 25/01/2013 01:06, ha scritto:

> So, how does the Super-Hornet/AIM-120D combo compare to the now-
> defunct Tomcat/Phoenix combo?

well, if you have solid evidence on the Tomcat/Phoenix being fully
defunct, I guess is your patriotic duty to present said evidences to the

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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