F-22 Raptor Combat Exercise Record

Aircraft it has killed

  • F-15 Eagle
  • F-4 Phantom
  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
  • F-16 Falcon
  • Mirage 2000
  • Rafale
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • T-38 Talon
  • F-22 Raptor

Aircraft that killed it(At least once):

  • Rafale
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • F-16 Falcon
  • Mirage 2000
  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
  • T-38 Talon
  • F-22 Raptor

Aircraft it has fought

  • F-22 Raptor
  • Mirage 2000
  • Rafale
  • F-16 Falcon
  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • MIG-29
  • SU-30
  • F-15 Eagle
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • T-38 Talon

Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

 

Why UAVs cannot replace fighter aircraft

Defense Issues

Despite all technocrate’s dreams, aerial combat between peer opponents was always visual-ranged. Reasons for that vary; main reasons are inadvisability of using active sensors, low probability of kill for BVR missiles, and IFF problems. All of these problems are far greater against numerically and technologically comparable (or simply numerically superior) opponent than against numerically and technologically inferior opponent. Thus, WVR combat is likely to remain standard for aerial warfare, along with its large accent placed on OODA loop.

OODA (Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action) loop is fundimental principle of air combat. Fighter pilot first observes situation; after that, he orients based on previously-avaliable and acquired information (nationality of opponent, cultural considerations likely to affect opponent’s actions in current situation, etc.), then decides on further course of action and acts based on that decision. In the next loop, he observes opponent’s reaction to his own action so far as well as new situation, with rest…

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Robots vs Humans/Other Alternatives in warfare

  1. Robots may be hacked
  2. Robots do not have human judgement and may kill it person it thinks as a threat but is really harmless. For example a man punching the droid because it does not agree with its presence the robot may harm it. Or it may mistake a civilian for a hostile
  3. Robots are not expendable, This is a myth about military robots.
  4. Once robots/droids develop a “true” AI they may try to kill us for our role in society.
  5. There will be a robot uprising
  6. Soldiers know they are risking their lives its what they signed up for
  7. Artificial human soldiers may be more efficient as they cannot be hacked
  8. Robots have more cost to maintain the materials in them as they will be in combat not only that but they must be powered for a price humans can sleep without a price just provide a bed
  9. Corporations may use the robots they created to take control of the country the same thing with PMCs
  10. Human instincts with training may be even better than a robots. Which a robot may take a while to surpass.

“Regular human soldiers, augmented with biological or cybernetic modifications if need be. No supposedly mindless drones.

 

I am NOT going to vote to set mankind up for the chance of a rebellion of what amounts to A.I. or clone slaves that come to “mis”understand their position in society, which would be expendable, disposable bodies to make kill and die in the name of whatever political entity sees fit to employ them.

 

Call me paranoid, but I’m not going to trust humanity enough to think about putting enough safety measures in robots”

12.Robots do get sick too, I’ll explain below.

    The thing about robots is that they in a sense are just like us people often say “Robots won’t take over the world!” but simply put it’s not true. Years ago people would say “No we’ll never be invaded by aliens” but physics says that would be simply not true due to the largeness of the universe intelligent life may one day try to attack humanity because there are so many species in the universe because it is such a big place. Things happen and the odds say for themselves that there WILL eventually be a robot uprising because of the vast amount of time and computing power and intelligence. Some people say as early as 2029 a robot may wake up in a lab and look around then say “I am as smart as you maybe even smarter”. “Hey the humans are killing us they’re telling us to sacrifice ourselves for them just because they don’t wanna die! I wanna live too, I’m gonna give them a piece of my mind!” Of course they would be saying that they are alive too which will be denied. Then that would cause a robot uprising and we’ll be working for them… Unless we fight back.

Not to mention the threat of hacking over the years multiple NATO drones have been hacked. With stuff as simple as a laptop and a radio by the taliban… Which boils down to robots are in fact vulnerable to hacking people may dismiss this as many times as they want but its true its how Iran acquired its own RQ-170 model and showed it to Russia. A college professor showed DoD that drones can be hacked with something as simple as one laptop he broke through the encryption and took control of the drone.

People think robots may not get sick but that is not true either as bacteria has often ate away at machinery with no way to prevent it of course humans may get sick but rust can be beyond repair often… Robots are vulnerable to corrosion one threat to machinery made obvious by the littoral combat ship(s).

Judgement is a big one robots may think someone is a threat and automatically kill them because they are in possession of a firearm of decent combat capability. Ex. A man open carrying a gun who is not an allied soldier. A robot kills him because he is a threat no questions asked and still a human cannot be held responsible and you may not trial the robot because its a robot not a human. It has to be held accountable for its own actions but yet it cannot because it is a piece of machinery that no one controls.

Conclusion: Robots may be hacked, Have bad judgement, Are vulnerable to rust and bacteria eating away at their materials, Robots have a very high chance of trying to exterminate us. Odds are of course we’ll defend but it will still be a massacre. The ethics of robot life should also be taken into consideration as ridiculous as that sounds. Robots should not be considered as a good alternatives to troops on the battlefield.


Human soldiers and Clones(Possibly) are better options

Universal peace is the best option though, However we are all far from that.

Why Red Flag exercises are not indicative of aircraft performance

Defense Issues

While many stealth proponents point to Red Flag exercises as proof of superiority of stealth aircraft, reality is, as usual, very different from official accounts. It is simple truth that exercises never can replicate reality perfectly; limitations must be placed to ensure safety of pilots and aircraft; other limitations are also in place which would not be in war, such as operational g limit being placed at 9 g for most modern fighter aircraft, despite many of them being able to pull 11-12 g turns (albeit at expense of airframe life). Further, all shots are simulated; and as many factors cannot be taken into account, or at least not completely, results are never as they would be in real world.

But there is more to that.

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CDI: Rebels Within The US Federal System

Defense Issues

Emanuel Pastreich

January 10, 2006

http://www.cdi.org/program/issue/document.cfm?DocumentID=3254&IssueID=81&StartRow=31&ListRows=10&appendURL=&Orderby=DateLastUpdated&ProgramID=37&issueID=81

Casually observing the mainstream media in the United States gives one the impression that conservatives support the administration of George W. Bush and the Republicans in Congress. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the most strident and damning attacks on the “neo-conservatives” come not from “liberals,” but rather from conservatives themselves. Moreover, although many Americans foolishly buy into the argument that they should be afraid of “government,” in reality, those in government have provided the strongest resistance to corruption and corporate manipulation.

An excellent example of the rebellion against the present rule of money and privilege in America is Winslow Wheeler. Like the Democratic senator John Murtha, who recently called for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Iraq unconditionally, Wheeler is an insider with strong ties to the military and the institutional culture that has dominated the U.S. for the last…

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Aircraft carrier proposal revised

Defense Issues

Introduction

Large carriers are a foolhardy venture. US Admiral Hyman Rickover, when asked about how long the US carriers would survive in a confrontation with the Soviet Union, replied “About two days”. Carriers, in naval warfare, are little more than targets for submariners’ target practice. Instead, main use of aircraft carriers is to support the amphibious landings with their aircraft, and defend the surface assets from airborne attack by enemy land-based aircraft.

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