http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14 ... p-at-night
General John Hyten, Stratejik KOmutanligin basi, cok ilginc aciklamalar yapmis.
Yillardir herkesin aklindakini ortaya koymus: son zamanlarda en basit projeler bile neden yillarca surunuyor?
"I'm very concerned that our nation has lost the ability to go fast. And we have adversaries now, and we see proof in those adversaries that they're going faster than we are... Slow, expensive, that's the way it is... I'm criticizing the entire process...the entire process is broken...We have to go faster, and we’re not, and it is frustrating the heck out of me. Look at the threat, if we're not going faster than the threat than it's wrong."
He goes on to highlight how the Minuteman I ICBM program met or exceeded all its expectations and objectives, delivering 800 three stage solid fuel rocket ICBMs, silos to put them in, and a very elaborate command and control architecture in just five years at a cost of $17B in today's dollars—and none of it had been done before. Now, even with all we have learned over more than half a century, it takes 12 to 17 years and $84B to build half the missiles, refurbish the existing silos they will sit in, not build new ones, and the command and control architecture is a separate budget altogether.
Adam diyor ki, bir zamanlar 5 yilda yaptigimiz islerin kucuk bir kismini simdi 20 yilda yapamiyoruz.
Kitalararasi Balistik fuze programini (Minuteman I fuze programi) tasarlamak, 800 adet fuzeyi uretip teslim etmek, ustelik tum komuta kontrol altyapisi, silolar v.s. dahil 5 yilda , bugunun parasiyla 17 Milyar USDa mal olmustu. Simdi varolan silolarin yenilenmeleri ve fuzelerin yarisinin yeniden uretilmesi 12 ila 17 yil suruyor ve maliyet 84 Milyar USD tutuyor ki bunun icinde komuta kontrol isi yok.
Bunun yaninda tanker ucak programina da deginmis.
The 1950s saw the first jet tanker built by Boeing and fielded by the USAF. This aircraft was the KC-135 Stratotanker, and 60 years and some new engines later it remains the backbone of America’s tanker force. How on earth could we have gotten the tanker concept that right on the first try, way back then, in a time of drafting tables and slide rules, yet we have so much trouble fielding a suitable replacement 60 years later in an age of iPhones and computer aided drafting? Especially considering these replacements are based on airliners that have been flying for decades, the Boeing 767 and the Airbus A330...
...The truth is that the Manhattan Project took far less time than it has taken to procure just a partial replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet, and this new aircraft is hardly a clean-sheet design... What the hell is so hard about taking an existing wide-body airliner, with an existing track record of millions of hours in the sky, and turning it into a tanker?
What am I missing here?
Gozluk dogru soyluyor!
Bence bunlar hep kisa kollu muhendis gomleklerinin ortadan kalkmasindan oldu. O gomlekler, biri sonmeden yakilan sigaralar, kemik gozlukler ve Amerikan tipi sac kesimine sahip muhendise guvenirim ben. O adamlarla aya gittiler.
Simdi uzun kollu gomleklerle bu is olmuyor!!!
Edit: KC-46 programinda simdi de Boom'un yakit alan ucaklara surtmesi durumu ortaya cikmis. Nedeni nedir bilmiyorum ama icimden bir ses Boom operatorunu dogrudan goz temasindan alip da kamera ile yonlendirir hale getirmenin cok yanlis bir karar oldugu yonunde. Hem sistemi daha karisik hale getirdiler hem de operatorun derinlik hissiyatini azalttilar.