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8th May 2020, 03:59
Replies: 198
Views: 30,922
Posted By etudiant

Electronics are the lifeblood of modern industry...

Electronics are the lifeblood of modern industry and Taiwan has the most advanced and largest piece of that sector, twice the capacity of the US. Loosing Taiwan would be a game changing catastrophe...
6th May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 198
Views: 30,922
Posted By etudiant

Taiwan produces about 25% of the world's...

Taiwan produces about 25% of the world's integrated circuits and rather more of the most sophisticated examples. I think the US would find the election a minor issue compared to losing Taiwan.
3rd May 2020, 23:33
Replies: 62
Views: 11,854
Posted By etudiant

Surely with massive unemployment and an economy...

Surely with massive unemployment and an economy in deep distress, the priority will be on restoring activity, irrespective of the budget balance.
So I think it is the best of times for intelligent...
2nd May 2020, 18:29
Replies: 198
Views: 30,922
Posted By etudiant

Last time there was a similar problem it was...

Last time there was a similar problem it was solved by war. Not comfortable with that alternative, have you any others?
19th Apr 2020, 23:44
Replies: 438
Views: 178,672
Posted By etudiant

It makes no sense to blame China for this...

It makes no sense to blame China for this disaster, there was plenty of coverage of the outbreak and the carnage it wrought, yet no one in authority had the strength or the wit to act.
The WHO would...
17th Apr 2020, 02:08
Replies: 438
Views: 178,672
Posted By etudiant

Trump's tariff wall shifts the low cost sourcing...

Trump's tariff wall shifts the low cost sourcing calculation. Moreover, it seems likely to have much more international appeal as the full cost of dependence on a single foreign source becomes...
14th Apr 2020, 02:04
Replies: 121
Views: 34,795
Posted By etudiant

The Defense Secretary has already hinted that he...

The Defense Secretary has already hinted that he may reinstate Crozier.
Given the mass of infected sailors (over 550 at last count) and now at least one death, the Captain's letter prevented a...
7th Apr 2020, 22:25
Replies: 22
Views: 4,476
Posted By etudiant

On that basis, there are no civilians, just enemy...

On that basis, there are no civilians, just enemy war material producers. It is an argument Gen Curtis LeMay endorsed fully. Others may differ.
6th Apr 2020, 23:35
Replies: 121
Views: 34,795
Posted By etudiant

Seems very possible that the letter was written...

Seems very possible that the letter was written and distributed so widely in order to dynamite the Navy bureaucracy defer and deny approach to this pandemic.
We saw the Navy response, only a few are...
5th Apr 2020, 22:09
Replies: 635
Views: 524,552
Posted By etudiant

Honestly, no one knows how long the economy can...

Honestly, no one knows how long the economy can survive a lock down.
It is quite possible that martial law and rationing will become necessary if the crisis goes into May.
We are already seeing...
4th Apr 2020, 23:07
Replies: 121
Views: 34,795
Posted By etudiant

The claim is that the letter was cc'd to multiple...

The claim is that the letter was cc'd to multiple recipients and consequently went viral even before the Navy Secretary had seen it. I could understand that being unacceptable to the chain of...
4th Apr 2020, 22:26
Replies: 17
Views: 11,267
Posted By etudiant

A man who did his duty and more. RIP. He must...

A man who did his duty and more. RIP.
He must have felt something, as he self isolated, but the suddenness of the final onslaught of the disease is stunning. Definitely not 'just like the flu'.
4th Apr 2020, 03:29
Replies: 1,055
Views: 415,326
Posted By etudiant

Even factoring in the AF specific extras for the...

Even factoring in the AF specific extras for the KC-46, the performance is execrable, as Boeing had two prior chances to get this tanker right.
They had KC-767 sales to to Italy and to Japan . Both...
3rd Apr 2020, 01:40
Replies: 121
Views: 34,795
Posted By etudiant

The Navy seems to have a tin ear on these people...

The Navy seems to have a tin ear on these people issues, remembering the recent brouhaha regarding a Seal.
I'd not be surprised to see a Trump tweet on this shortly, it seems dumb to dump a...
2nd Apr 2020, 00:28
Replies: 635
Views: 524,552
Posted By etudiant

The crisis is producing a de facto...

The crisis is producing a de facto nationalization of industry. With a little more time, expect rationing as the supply chains buckle.
It is truly a wonderful opportunity for a comprehensive reset...
31st Mar 2020, 23:43
Replies: 121
Views: 34,795
Posted By etudiant

Given the tight crew space allocation on military...

Given the tight crew space allocation on military ships, any CoV infection will spread rapidly. So these ships are crippled.
Meanwhile, the Navy's 2 hospital ships have been sent to help NYC and San...
31st Mar 2020, 15:15
Replies: 310
Views: 381,531
Posted By etudiant

Absolutely true, it suggests the volunteers did...

Absolutely true, it suggests the volunteers did not know what they were supposed to do.
Given that car engines are no longer made for easy user maintenance, I suspect that no one remembered that...
31st Mar 2020, 04:47
Replies: 11
Views: 3,999
Posted By etudiant

As Zoom was just called out for linking its call...

As Zoom was just called out for linking its call data to Facebook(now ended), the Military may only be being prudent.
30th Mar 2020, 22:43
Replies: 310
Views: 381,531
Posted By etudiant

[QUOTE=ATC Watcher;10733784]No, the Ju-Air 52...

[QUOTE=ATC Watcher;10733784]No, the Ju-Air 52 accident of 2018 is different . The investigation is still ongoing but the interim last report mentioned the probability of high temp and density...
30th Mar 2020, 17:43
Replies: 310
Views: 381,531
Posted By etudiant

My Collins Foundation experience was definitely...

My Collins Foundation experience was definitely 'spin around the patch' rather than 'crew mission'. The intervals between flights were too short for anything more and there was not enough staff to do...
29th Mar 2020, 17:42
Replies: 635
Views: 524,552
Posted By etudiant

The economic damage and personal suffering back...

The economic damage and personal suffering back then was similarly disproportionate. That is why people remember these plagues.
The difference today is that we have not had a real crisis for about...
29th Mar 2020, 00:40
Replies: 310
Views: 381,531
Posted By etudiant

Tdracer has it exactly right. My Collins...

Tdracer has it exactly right.
My Collins Foundation experience is just like his, and I share his dismay and concur with his assessment. The reported faults found suggest an organization out of...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2020, 20:41
Replies: 48
Views: 6,420
Posted By etudiant

Not sure of that, my answer would be too few. We...

Not sure of that, my answer would be too few. We now have a situation where obviously deficient designs such as the F-35 go forward, because these is no alternative.
Imho, the 'last supper' was a...
28th Mar 2020, 20:35
Replies: 635
Views: 524,552
Posted By etudiant

Thank you for restoring a bit of perspective. ...

Thank you for restoring a bit of perspective.
If we did nothing, this virus would kill about 1-3% of the people, skewed towards the aged. That was routine 'business as usual' during the middle ages....
24th Mar 2020, 16:07
Replies: 89
Views: 43,407
Posted By etudiant

The specific structure of the post virus air...

The specific structure of the post virus air transport system is pretty much open, no carrier can survive in hibernation for months. So they all will need help to restart, which gives the governments...
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