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    Ancient Apocalypse (Netflix)

    Agree. Masonry techniques had been developing for thousands of years in various places prior to the pyramids. Technology is portable over great distances and time.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    A Swedish tale from Bakhmut via Defmon https://militardebatt-com.translate.goog/2022/12/01/svensk-vid-fronten-avmagrade-fulla-ryssar-anfaller-i-bakhmut/?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=sv&_x_tr_pto=wapp
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Apparently the Russians shot down some of their drones on top of their aircraft - after the Ukrainians used them inappropriately. Does the US still want to keep Long Range Missiles out of Ukrainian hands...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    And Finland is buying 400 GMLRS missiles for 538 MUSD as well as 380 MUSD worth of Stingers.
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    Future Helicopters

    Unless, perhaps, there is a lifeline of sorts here? https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/armys-flies-pilotless-uh-60-black-hawk-for-an-hour-in-recent-test As to the landing area, if we are looking at long range applications, especially in a Canadian context, the Valor may not use a...
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    Future Helicopters

    I so hope you are right.
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    Future Helicopters

    Well, the programme was called the Future LONG RANGE Assault Aircraft. And the Indo Pacific was the preferred theatre. Don't know about a Griffon replacement but how about a C295 Kingfisher, Twotter, Cormorant replacement that could be additionally purchased to supplement the Griffon and...
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    Ancient Apocalypse (Netflix)

    I'll go with more worldwide trade for a lot longer by people that were not significantly less intelligent or able than ourselves - going back at least to the era of Homo erectus.
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    Who needs sailors anyway?

    Nelson's line of frigates will be uninhabited and cloud based. https://defensescoop.com/2022/12/04/navy-to-establish-additional-unmanned-task-forces-inspired-by-task-force-59/ Is it important to be able to see what the enemy is doing, and broadcasting that information? Or is it important to...
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    Ancient Apocalypse (Netflix)

    Ever since Erik von Daeneken's Chariots of the Gods I have been taken with "alternatives". I learned to disregard their theories but enjoy the extraneous data that they dug up. The mainstream archaeologists eventually had to accommodate the outlying data that they would prefer wasn't there...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    True but there is now a spectra of autonomy, habitation and crewing. You can have autonomous crews inhabiting vehicles. Or you can have uninhabited vehicles with autonomous crews. Or you can have inhabited vehicles with crews with no autonomy.... Or you can call me Ray.... :)
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Seen. Relocatable? Most GBAD systems for static positions are based on systems like this. ROGUE Fires basically seems to mean an unmanned vehicle from which weapons can be launched and the vehicle relocated for administration, reloading or moving to a new firing position. So rather...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    And back to the C-UAS fight https://breakingdefense.com/2022/12/us-approves-potential-1-billion-counter-drone-tech-sale-to-qatar/ Qatar wants a fixed C-UAS system rather than a JLTV mounted one. But what happens if you mount the C-UAS turrets and sensors on autonomous ROGUE Fires type JLTVs...
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    Informing the Army’s Future Structure

    Use of COTS comms? Ukraine has utilized Starlink and its civvy cell network effectively - it seems. New Zealand has been following something of the same path. Learning opportunities for Canada? https://breakingdefense.com/2022/12/new-zealands-half-billion-dollar-bet-on-cots-to-network-its-army/
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    Artillery Logistics Lessons.

    DOTS to connect.... https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1704807/NATO-ammunition-running-out-Germany-defence-spending-Ukraine-vn...
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