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Post  James100 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:23 pm

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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  Snake on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:27 pm

I'm very curious to watch the next USAF step, as we know the F-22 program was tremendously important.

With this it looks like the plans for the F/B-22 were also scrapped.
I'm really looking forward to watch the USAF reaction.

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Post  James100 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:34 pm

Not To Mention The B2s Reputation, Though They Will Most Surely Suspend the F-22, Even They Won't Let It Go So Easily...
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Post  Snake on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:45 pm

Yeah, once I read the part about the bombers:

"The Lockheed/AgustaWestland VH-71A presidential helicopter would also be scrapped, along with plans to start developing a next-generation bomber." (...)

"The Lockheed/AgustaWestland VH-71A presidential helicopter would also be scrapped, along with plans to start developing a next-generation bomber."

...I thought about the B-2's successor programs and the New Generation Bomber/2018 Bomber (B-52 / B-1 replacement) programs which were supposedly canceled.


The new combat search and rescue helo might also have been canceled.

The FY10 budget proposal would also cancel pending contracts for new weapons systems such as the combat search and rescue helicopter (CSAR-X) and the transformational satellite communications (TSAT) system.

The request for a large increase of UCAV's (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles) came as a surprise though:

Gates did request 50 Predator and Reaper-class unmanned aerial vehicles by fiscal year 2011, translating to a 62 percent increase in capability over the current level and 127 percent from a year ago.

One thing's for sure, military budgets are like a soap opera: plenty of drama.

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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  James100 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:51 pm

Yeah, But He Did Make Some Really Awkward Decisions
It's A Shame To See All That They Accomplished Go To Hell...
Though The Thing That Shocked Me For Sure Is That The F-22 Is Almost Dead
See This Is Why I Hate April, Notice Everything Catastrophic Happens In April
Am I Right? Or Am I Right?
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Post  Snake on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:56 pm

Though The Thing That Shocked Me For Sure Is That The F-22 Is Almost Dead

Same here, when I first heard of it I was quite surprised (since I've been watching over the F-22 program for a long time and know the stuff it had to go through, not to mention the massive R&D costs).

See This Is Why I Hate April, Notice Everything Catastrophic Happens In April
Am I Right? Or Am I Right?

April is my month Laughing

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Post  James100 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:57 pm

Sorry I Meant The Opposite Razz, lol! Screw This Screw This
I'm Dead Aren't I...? Laughing
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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  Snake on Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:01 pm

Don't you worry, TAOW's "Magic Grass" will make the issue go away Grooovy!


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Post  James100 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:02 pm

lol! It Was A Last Point Resort!!! lol!
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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  James100 on Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:18 am

Though What Really Troubles Me Is The Humvee Replacement:
The Candidates Are:
_Maxx Pro (MRAP)
_JLTV
_ULTRA AP
_International FTTS

Which One Would You Like ?
Personally:
I Would Prefer:
1- The Same Old Humvee
2- MRAPs (Maxx Pro)
3-JLTV
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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  Tusker2Zero on Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:46 pm

James100 wrote:Personally:
I Would Prefer:
1- The Same Old Humvee
2- MRAPs (Maxx Pro)
3-JLTV
Uh... What?
You mean the same old humvee that's getting eaten for breakfast by IEDs everywhere? Or, do you mean a new platform that looks sort of like the old hummers, but that is stronger and better armored?

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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  James100 on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:04 pm

They're Planning To Replace The Humvee Itself Sad
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Post  Tusker2Zero on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:17 pm

Yes. But they need to be replaced, or or at least re-engineered to withstand small to medium sized IEDs, which means that you're probably going to need a bigger chassis than a typical hummer.

It would have been kind of neat if one of these companies would have built a MRAP that would have looked a lot like the old hummers, but sadly no one did.

Of course it's not a fashion contest were talking about here. It's war. Laughing

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Re: Military News & Discussion

Post  Snake on Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:48 pm

Too true, while I truly love the Humvee the MRAP's are clearly superior on the armor and specially anti-IED protection levels.

Many Coalition soldiers in the Middle East would have survived if they were traveling on an MRAP rather than a Humvee (sadly there are countless victims which were traveling on Humvees or other light vehicles which were ambushed by treacherous IED attacks, an MRAP gives it's occupants a better surviving chance in such dangerous scenarios).

The Up-Armored Humvee haves a better chance of survival against IED attacks but we must keep in mind that it haves limitations since it was an adaptation of the Humvee rather than a vehicle which was specifically engineered and built with IED protection in mind (MRAP's).

I think the Humvee will be gradually retired to second line duties while MRAPs will take the Humvee's role as the premiere troop transport (on the Middle East at least).

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Russia confirms spy drone deal with Israel

Post  Tusker2Zero on Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:03 pm

MOSCOW, April 10 [2009] (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a deal with an Israeli company to buy several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), a Russian deputy defense minister said on Friday.

"We have closed a deal with an Israeli company on the delivery of a range of UAVs," said Vladimir Popovkin, who is responsible for military procurements.

The Russian business paper Kommersant reported on Tuesday that a contract signed with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) envisioned the purchase of the Bird-Eye 400 mini-UAV (weight - 5kg, range - 10 km), I-view MK150 tactical UAV (160 kg, 100 km), and Searcher Mk II medium-range UAV (426 kg, 250 km).

The Russian military stressed the need to provide its Armed Forces with advanced means of battlefield reconnaissance in the wake of a brief military conflict with Georgia last August, when the effectiveness of Russian military operations was severely hampered by the lack of reliable intelligence.

The Russian Air Force has launched a number of UAV development programs for various purposes. Air Force Commander, Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said last year that Russia would deploy advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with a flight range of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles) and a flight duration capability of up to 12 hours by 2011.

However, Russian defense companies, including the MiG corporation, the Russian Helicopters and the Vega Radio Engineering Corp., have failed so far to provide the military with effective spy drones.

Popovkin said that buying foreign spy drones was a temporary measure, and the purchases were designed "to show our industry what it [a spy drone] is."

"We will rely on our own equipment to fight wars," he said.

According to various estimates, the Russian military needs up to 100 UAVs and at least 10 guidance systems to ensure effective battlefield reconnaissance in case of any military conflict.

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Lockheed flags Medivac role for VUIT-2

Post  Tusker2Zero on Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:17 pm

Lockheed flags Medivac role for VUIT-2:
By Peter La Franchi
April 08, 2009

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is proposing fitting military medical evacuation helicopters with its Video from unmanned air systems (UAS) for Interoperability Teaming Level II or VUIT-2 system to facilitate rapid extraction operations for wounded personnel.

Joe Elmer, Lockheed's manager of international business development for rotary wing sensors and missiles, says the inherent risks faced by medivac aircrews during operations could be directly reduced by teaming with UAS to provide improved situational awareness.

"If I am a medivac pilot and I am flying out to pick up a hurt individual somewhere in the field I can actually get a UAS over station to show me what the situation is there on the ground so that I know what the best route of approach is to minimise the threat to my own ship.

"I can help direct where to take the injured personnel to again minimise threat to own ship and the extraction.

"Rather than taking a $40 million aircraft into the situation and fly around and put himself into a vulnerable situation, I am now putting the UAS in that position."

Elmer says that "if the UAS gets lost it is a loss but it is not a life. That is the real beauty of this approach and MEDIVAC can really take advantage of that."

VUIT-2 is currently deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq aboard US Army Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters, supporting strike operations in conjunction with AAI RQ-7B Shadow and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Warrior Block Alpha aircraft.

An enhanced version, allowing two way imagery transmissions between ground operators and multiple aircraft, is at an advanced stage of development. "Having everyone having a common operational picture is obviously very important in the field".

Elmer says the current Apache deployment is resulting in strong interest in the capability from other AH-64 users. "We are getting a lot of interest from other Apache users, particularly the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, because they are engaged in operations in Afghanistan."

VUIT-2 would allow the UK to develop linkages between its Watchkeeper UAS as that system advanced into operational service in 2010-2011 says Elmer. In the interim however, UK Apache's fitted with the capability "could also interface with the existing UAS that US forces have in the area."

He also says the US Marine Corps has been briefed on options for fitting VUIT-2 to that service's Bell AH-1Z helicopters. "We have briefed the Marine Corps and there is some interest in the capability".

VUIT-2 has previously been proposed by Lockheed as a capability option for utility and cargo helicopters supporting battlefield re-supply operations during fire fights.

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http://www.shephard.co.uk/news/2367/lockheed-flags-medivac-role-for-vuit-2/

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Post  Snake on Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:32 pm

As I predicted, UAV's are getting more and more important and their importance will be gradually growing each passing year (worldwide).

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Post  Snake on Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:40 pm

A Laser Phalanx?

The Mk15 Phalanx system was originally developed as a ship’s final hope against incoming missiles: a radar-guided 20mm gatling gun would would fire up to 6,000 rounds per minute, throwing up a last-ditch wall of lead. Phalanx has become a popular naval weapon that’s also effective against helicopters, UAVs, and even small boats. It has even migrated onto land, where its “Centurion” version can protect a 1.2 km square area against incoming mortars and rockets.

In September 2007, Jane’s reported from the British DSEi exhibition that Raytheon is working on a Phalanx variant that can fire lasers. Kevin Peppe, Raytheon’s Phalanx program director, said that:



“The Centurion system has provided a near-term C-RAM (Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortars) solution for our deployed forces. But we know that our customers would like a larger defended footprint beyond the kinematics of a gunbased system. A missile is too expensive, so we are looking instead at a solution based on the adaptation of a robust but relatively lowpower, low beam-quality commercial laser…. By using clever optics to focus the laser beam at range, we demonstrated that we could achieve sufficient energy on target to deflagrate a 60mm mortar round.”

The concept has promise – but it also has substantial obstacles to overcome before it can become militarily useful…

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http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/a-laser-phalanx-03783/

Interesting stuff, warships are probably gonna be the first ones to use energy weaponry on a more widespread basis.

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Post  James100 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:08 am

Speaking Of Lasers, There's A Guy (I've Known Since Some Years) Who Works In Area 51 As A Laser Engineer (Laser Developer) And He Informed Me About A Project Named "Red Eye" It Plays A Role As A Offensive/Defensive/Targeting Laser, And The First Prototype Will Be Used By Warships Obviously Seeing The New Anti-Ship Rockets Shocked
The Laser Itself Is Carbonated, Enriched And Is Powered By A New Extremely "Classified" Energy Source, I Wonder What It Could Be???? scratch
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CONTRACTS

ARMY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas was awarded on May 7, 2009 a $32,363,199 firm-fixed-price contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Full Rate Production (FRP) II – optional exercise; 44 United Arab Emirates DPICM rocket pods and 44 unitary rocket pods. Work is to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, (20.8 precent), East Camden, Ariz., (76.8 precent), and Orlando, Fla., (2.4 precent) with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Productions, Inc., Burlington, Vt., was awarded on May 7, 2009 a $24,198,500 four-year- firm-fixed-price Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract. This contract is for the procurement of 2,193 each M2 machine guns with a potential contract maximum quantity of $39,452. Work is to be performed in Saco, Maine, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2012. Six bid was solicited with six bid received. TACOM LCMC (RI), AMSTA-LC-WSCA, Rock Island, Ill is the contracting activity (W52H09-09-D-0175).

SSA Cooper, LLC Savannah, Ga., was awarded on May 7, 2009 a $7,000,000 fixed-price requirement contract to arrange for and provide stevedoring and related services of the 832nd Transportation Battalion in Jacksonville, Fla., funding modification. Work is to be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., with an estimated completions date of May 25, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (W81GYE-06-D-003).

Purcell Construction Corp., Watertown, N.Y., was awarded on May 6, 2009 a $29,640,700 firm-fixed-price construction contract to construct a 5-story barracks/company operations facilities and battalion headquarters. Work is to be performed in Fort Lee, Va., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 15, 2011. Eighty (80) bids were solicited with eleven (11) bids received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Norfolk District, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W91236-09-C-0046).

Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Co, LLC, Oakbrook, Ill was awarded on May 6, 2009 a $7,329,750 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance dredging on Columbia River with optional dredging at Coos Bay entrance channel. Work is to be performed in Brandon, Ore., (11.8 precent), Arch Cape, Ore., (44.1 precent), and Pacific, Wash., (44.1 precent) with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2009. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with two bids received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, Ore., is the contracting activity (W3127N-09-C-0016).

A. Mortenson, Minneapolis, Minn., was awarded on May 5, 2009 a $21,702,000 firm-fixed-price contraction contract for a digital multi-purpose range complex. Work is to be performed in Fort Riley, Kan., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 29, 2010. Bids were solicited on FedBizOpps with twelve (12) bids received. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Kansas City District, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912DQ-09-C-4020).

CACI, Inc-Federal, Chantilly, Va., was awarded on May 5, 2009 a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for acquisition support services for Joint Contracting Command- Iraq / Afghanistan (JCC-I/A). Work is to be performed in Iraq/Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Apr. 30, 2012. Ten bids were solicited with two bids received. Army Contracting Command- Rock Island Contracting Center, CCRC-FJ, Rock Island, Ill., Is the contracting activity (W52P1J-09-F-0005).

Hickory Construction, Inc., Alcoa, Tenn., was awarded on Apr. 30, 2009 a $6,406,919 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of 241st Electronics Training Facility. Work is to be performed in Chattanooga, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 2, 2010. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with nine bids received. National Guard Bureau USPFO for Tennessee, Nashville Tenn., is the contracting activity (W912L7-09-C-0002).

CACI-WGI, Inc. Chantilly, Va., was awarded on Apr. 20, 2009 a $13,772,249 IDIQ time & material task order for operational support services to the Joint Improvised Explosives Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Special Operations Forces Support. Work is to be performed in Iraq/Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of Apr. 20, 2011. Four existing multiple awards IDIQ proposals solicited and four proposals received. U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command, Acquisition Center (RDECOM AC) Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity (W91CRB-08-D-0027).

AIR FORCE

The Air Force is awarding a cost plus fixed fee contract to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Va., for an estimated $24,154,462. This contract action will provide technical area task to the Space and Naval Systems Center Atlantic with quality, full service systems engineering to rapidly deploy CRISR capabilities in support of Naval, Joint and National Warfighter forces. At this time, $59,362 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-98-D-4002).

The Air Force is modifying a firm fixed price contract with Alliant Techsystems Inc., of Clearwater, Fla. This action will provide 21 common munitions built-in test reprogramming equipment. At this time, $10,179,541 has been obligated. 647 AESS/PK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA8626-06-C-2060, P00017).

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Marietta, Ga., is being awarded a $22,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for development of a roll-on, roll-off armed targeting capability for installation in the Marine Corps KC-130J. Work will be performed in Palmdale, Calif., and is expected to be completed in Dec. 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $15,500,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-09-C-0053).

H. V. Collins *, Providence, R.I., is being awarded an $11,585,635 firm-fixed-price construction contract for design and construction of Maritime Subsurface Sensor OPS Facility, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island. The work to be performed provides for construction of an addition to Building 1176. The functions contained within the facility will be comprised of administrative support, testing labs, operational assembly areas, and indoor and outdoor storage. Work will be performed in Newport and is expected to be completed by Nov. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with seven proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N40085-09-C-7010).

3 Phoenix Inc.*, Fairfax, Va., is being awarded a $10,054,719 cost-plus-fixed-fee Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase III contract to provide engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products, and hardware/software integration required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy Open Architecture and Network Centric Operations and Warfare systems in support of USS Virginia Class Submarine and other submarine/surface ship systems. This effort is for Phase III of SBIR topic number N04-138 – real-time data fusion and visualization interface for environmental research data. These services will be rendered as needed to support the Navy’s initiative to maintain the pace of performance improvement through judicious use of lower power electronics, advanced algorithm design, and innovative applications of open software and hardware. This requirement shall include system engineering, architecture design, software engineering, prototyping, integration, and test activities. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va., (35 percent); Wake Forest, N.C., (35 percent); and Hanover, Md., (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-07-C-6274).

General Electric, Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $7,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0009) for the demonstration of new technologies to reduce the specific fuel consumption (SFC) of the F414-GE-400 engine, which powers the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. This effort is in support of the Near Term Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstration and Research Project, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., (91 percent), and Evendale, Ohio, (9 percent), and is expected to be completed in Dec. 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

MidAmerican Energy Co., Urbandale, Iowa is being awarded a maximum $16,786,784 firm fixed price contract for electricity. Other location of performance is in Maryland. Using service is Navy. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were originally 102 proposals solicited with seven responses. The date of performance completion is Jun. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-09-D-8019).

Suez Energy Resources NA, Inc., Houston, Texas, is being awarded a maximum $5,193,782 firm fixed price contract for electricity. Other location of performance is in New Jersey. Using service is federal civilian agencies. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were originally 102 proposals solicited with 7 responses. The date of performance completion is Jun. 30, 2011. The contracting activity is the Defense Energy Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., (SP0600-09-D-8020).

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Post  James100 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:02 am

North Korea Says it Will "Weaponize"
Plutonium

June 13, 2009
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SEOUL, South Korea -
North Korea vowed Saturday to "weaponize" all its plutonium and
threatened military action against the United States and its allies
after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions to punish the
communist nation for its recent nuclear test.
In a defiant statement, North Korea's Foreign Ministry also
acknowledged for the first time that the country has a uranium
enrichment program, and insisted it will never abandon its nuclear
ambitions. Uranium and plutonium can be used to make atomic bombs.
The sanctions are "yet another vile product of the U.S.-led
offensive of international pressure aimed at undermining ... disarming
DPRK and suffocating its economy," said the statement, issued by the
state Korean Central News Agency.
It said the country's "development of uranium enrichment technology
to guarantee nuclear fuel for its light-water nuclear reactor has been
successfully going on and has entered a trial stage."
Until now, North Korea had denied the existence of a uranium enrichment program.
It was not clear if the statement was another attempt by North Korea
at brinkmanship or if it was actually willing to engage in no-holds
barred conflict. But it opened up the possibility that North Korea
could develop nuclear weapons through either of the two materials,
raising the specter of greater instability in the region.
North Korea tested its first nuclear device in 2006 and a second one
on May 25 in defiance of a U.N. ban, attracting the latest sanctions
that aim to stop the reclusive communist nation's weapons exports and
financial dealings. They also allow inspections of suspect cargo in
ports and on the high seas.
Despite the U.N. sanctions, North Korea said it was "an absolutely
impossible option" for it to abandon its nuclear programs, which it
called a "self defensive measure" against a hostile U.S. policy and its
nuclear threat against the North.
"An attempted blockade of any kind by the U.S. and its followers
will be regarded as an act of war and met with a decisive military
response," it said without elaborating.
North Korea describes its nuclear program as a deterrent against
possible U.S. attacks. Washington says it has no intention of attacking
and has expressed fear that North Korea is trying to sell its nuclear
technology to other nations.
The statement also said that "the whole amount of the newly
extracted plutonium (in the country) will be weaponized," and that
"more than one third of the spent fuel rods has been reprocessed to
date."
North Korea is believed to have enough plutonium for at least half a
dozen atomic bombs. The North also has about 8,000 spent fuel rods
which, if reprocessed, could allow the country to harvest 13-18 pounds
(6-8 kilograms) of plutonium - enough to make at least one nuclear
bomb, experts say.
Under a 2007 six-nation deal, North Korea agreed to disable its main
nuclear complex in Yongbyon north of Pyongyang in return for 1 million
tons of fuel oil and other concessions. In June 2008, North Korea blew
up the cooling tower there in a dramatic show of its commitment to
denuclearization.
But disablement came to halt a month later as Pyongyang wrangled
with Washington over how to verify its past atomic activities. The
latest round of talks, in December, failed to push the process forward.

The negotiations involve China, Japan, the two Koreas, Russia and the U.S.

Source: http://www.military.com/news/article/nk-says-it-will-weaponize-plutonium.html














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There's one thing I think to counter North Korea when it provoke a war. The US could use Neutron Bomb to wipe out those bastards without destroying the whole North Korea.
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Post  James100 on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:18 am

F-35 Lightning II wrote:There's one thing I think to counter North Korea when it provoke a war. The US could use Neutron Bomb to wipe out those bastards without destroying the whole North Korea.

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Also Neutron Tech, Isn't Like The One In Zh
Neutron Is The Same Old Nuclear, But Differs In Some Atomic Arrangements And In Fission Use
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Post  Snake on Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:30 pm

James100 wrote:
F-35 Lightning II wrote:There's one thing I think to counter North Korea when it provoke a war. The US could use Neutron Bomb to wipe out those bastards without destroying the whole North Korea.

Well It's More Complicated Than That pale
Also Neutron Tech, Isn't Like The One In Zh
Neutron Is The Same Old Nuclear, But Differs In Some Atomic Arrangements And In Fission Use

Indeed, it's a very delicate matter pale
Neutron bombs were mostly intended for use in the Cold War, to counter possible Soviet Armored invasions (the idea was to kill the armored vehicle crews without causing massive nuclear damage in Central Europe).

It looks like this situation won't be getting any better soon pale

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