Af/Pak & Other News (1/10/2012)

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dump...@hotmail.com

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Jan 10, 2012, 12:17:01 PM1/10/12
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Bomb targeting anti-Taliban militia kills 29 at Pakistan market:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45937680/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/



Afghanistan airdrops surpass record levels in 2011:

http://www.defencetalk.com/afghanistan-airdrops-surpass-record-levels-in-2011-39423/



10 Die as Taliban Storm Afghan Government Building:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/insurgents-storm-afghan-government-building-15327838



SNA: Lockheed’s K-MAX ambitions:

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/01/10/sna-lockheeds-k-max-ambitions/



Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/drone-report/




Watchkeeper Misses Key Schedule Milestone:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2012/01/09/awx_01_09_2012_p0-412403.xml&headline=WatchkeeperMissesKeyScheduleMilestone&channel=defense



RAF Reapers enter 2012 on operational high:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/raf-reapers-enter-2012-on-operational-high-366733/



Iran 'jamming Al-Jazeera broadcasts':

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-jamming-al-jazeera-broadcasts-102234491.html



Report: Israel Prepares for the Possibility of a Nuclear Iran:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=767



IAI tight-lipped over $1.1bn deal with Asian customer:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iai-tight-lipped-over-11bn-deal-with-asian-customer-366736/



Libyan Air Force team arrives in Malta to pick up Mirage F1s:

http://alert5.com/2012/01/10/libyan-air-force-team-arrives-in-malta-to-pick-up-mirage-f1s/



Ex-US Soldier Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda Group:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-soldier-charged-aiding-al-qaeda-group/story?id=15324890



Sweden Procures 48 New Armoured All-Terrain Vehicles:

http://www.defencetalk.com/sweden-procures-48-new-armoured-all-terrain-vehicles-39408/



Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joke about 'big
atomic bomb':

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45938366/ns/world_news-americas/



Indonesia to receive Super Tucano in March:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indonesia-to-receive-super-tucano-in-march-366707/



Indonesia explains why Su-27s intercepted Falcon carrying Papua New
Guinea’s leader:

http://alert5.com/2012/01/10/indonesia-explains-why-su-27s-intercepted-falcon-carrying-papua-new-guineas-leader/



Russia's space chief says failures may be sabotage:

http://news.yahoo.com/russias-space-chief-says-failures-may-sabotage-144042995.html;_ylt=AkKHzhWxEubdmHPAutgvq86s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNsMjAzazNjBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDYzM1OWJhMWEtZjc2Ny0zODFhLTgxYzgtNzA4OTY3MmM5NjZlBHBvcwM5BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzZlMTVmMTgwLTNiYTUtMTFlMS04ZmRkLTVlYWY4YWM4NWYwYw--;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3



France to buy Airbus tankers in 2013:

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22391:france-says-to-buy-airbus-tankers-in-2013&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107



Syria's Assad vows "iron fist", mocks Arab League:

http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL6E8C94JZ20120110



General Atomics strengthens Reaper landing gear:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/general-atomics-strengthens-reaper-landing-gear-366697/



Air Force Wants To Wear Computers (After Army Took Them Off):

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/air-force-wearing-computers/



Join the Vietnamese at Dien Bien Phu:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a4820d417-7743-400f-a949-729caff93289&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



Textron demands EA remove helicopters from Battlefield 3:

http://alert5.com/2012/01/10/textron-demands-ea-remove-helicopters-from-battlefield-3/


SolomonW

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Jan 11, 2012, 5:10:38 AM1/11/12
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:17:01 -0800 (PST), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:

> Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot:
>
> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/drone-report/

An article on the bandwidth problem.



http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/20070430.aspx

bill

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Jan 11, 2012, 12:12:17 PM1/11/12
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Any article that thinks you can get a phone message down a 2K digital
slot should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.

Phone calls may be about 2KHz of analogue bandwidth but as a rule you
need between 56K and 64K (depending on the system used) to stuff one down
a digital channel.




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Andrew Swallow

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Jan 11, 2012, 1:39:01 PM1/11/12
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On 11/01/2012 17:12, bill wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:10:38 +1100, SolomonW wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:17:01 -0800 (PST), dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot:
>>>
>>> http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/drone-report/
>>
>> An article on the bandwidth problem.
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/20070430.aspx
>
> Any article that thinks you can get a phone message down a 2K digital
> slot should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.
>
> Phone calls may be about 2KHz of analogue bandwidth but as a rule you
> need between 56K and 64K (depending on the system used) to stuff one down
> a digital channel.
>
>
>
>
Military voice communication frequently uses 16k.

Andrew Swallow

Jim Wilkins

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Jan 11, 2012, 2:05:39 PM1/11/12
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"bill" <black...@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:jekfth$7h5$3...@dont-email.me...
> >
> Any article that thinks you can get a phone message down a 2K digital
> slot should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.
>
> Phone calls may be about 2KHz of analogue bandwidth but as a rule you
> need between 56K and 64K (depending on the system used) to stuff one down
> a digital channel.
> William Black
.
You are SOOO very misinformed, as usual. LPC Vocoder speech compression is
WW2 technology.

I don't expect you to understand it, but here's the math of compressing 4
KHz speech onto a 2400 bps comm channel.
http://www.data-compression.com/speech.shtml#2400bps

The gimmick is that the mouth can't change shape very fast, so if you sample
the sounds it makes 20 times a second the reconstructed speech will be very
intelligible if somewhat robotic.

jsw


bill

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Jan 11, 2012, 3:02:46 PM1/11/12
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:05:39 -0500, Jim Wilkins wrote:

> "bill" <black...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:jekfth$7h5$3...@dont-email.me...
>> >
>> Any article that thinks you can get a phone message down a 2K digital
>> slot should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.
>>
>> Phone calls may be about 2KHz of analogue bandwidth but as a rule you
>> need between 56K and 64K (depending on the system used) to stuff one
>> down a digital channel.
>> William Black
> .
> You are SOOO very misinformed, as usual. LPC Vocoder speech compression
> is WW2 technology.
>
> I don't expect you to understand it, but here's the math of compressing
> 4 KHz speech onto a 2400 bps comm channel.
> http://www.data-compression.com/speech.shtml#2400bps
>
> The gimmick is that the mouth can't change shape very fast,
>

Translation: It doesn't work properly.
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