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At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teacher beats up student who owed him money for weed
[NYPOST] A Bronx charter-school teacher recruited a student to help him score $4,000 worth of marijuana ‐ and he beat the teen senseless when he found out the kid pocketed the cash, police sources said Friday.

Kevin Pope, 48, also stole the teen’s iPhone and wallet and threatened to sexually assault his mother if he didn’t get his money back, the sources said.

"I will kill you if I don’t get my money!" Pope allegedly told the student after pummeling him. "I want my money in a month!"

Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested at the school Friday morning and charged with assault and robbery in the attack a day earlier.

Pope had asked students around the school back in June if they knew a drug pusher ‐ and they put him in touch with the teen, who promised he could score a large stash of drugs from his contact in Manhattan, sources said.

Pope gave the kid $4,000 for the hefty purchase, the sources said.

The unidentified teen told cops he met the dealer near Central Park but was told that the quantity of drugs he was seeking would cost $7,000, sources said.

The student then blew off the transaction and spent the money, according to the sources.

Three months later, shortly after the start of the new school year, Pope found the teen about two blocks away from the Lafayette Avenue building and demanded that the money be returned, sources said.

When the student said it was gone, Pope allegedly socked him in the face multiple times and took his iPhone 6, gold chain and wallet containing the boy’s school ID and two MetroCards.

A source said that Pope "threatened to have him beat up again and have his mother sexually ­assaulted."

The student needed three surgical staples to close gashes in the back of his head, sources said.

Sources said the incident is on surveillance video.

The student attends Pope’s school, but it’s unclear if the teen was in that teacher’s class.

A Department of Education spokeswoman directed all questions to the charter school, which declined to comment.

Pope was awaiting arraignment at Bronx Criminal Court on Friday night.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Where's the union rep. Thisarrest is a direct assault on public education!
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/11/2019 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Typical day at a Bronx charter-school.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Street rules apply.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 12:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Do I need to look at a photo?
Posted by: charger || 06/11/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#5  The student then blew off the transaction and spent the money, according to the sources.

Student just made a mistake. Now everyone is going to know he can't be trusted to deal, and everyone who used him before is questioning if they got ripped off. Congrats idiot, you put a target on your back!
Posted by: Charles || 06/11/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Got some education
Posted by: KBK || 06/11/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus officially joins Navy
[The Hill] Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on Monday officially joined the U.S. Navy following a commissioning ceremony led by Vice President Pence.

Priebus, 47, was commissioned as an ensign, the junior rank in the Navy, following a months-long application process. Several lawmakers and fellow Wisconsinites attended the ceremony and shared photos after its conclusion.

"It was an honor and privilege to attend @Reince’s naval commissioning ceremony this morning. Congratulations and thank you for your service Ensign Priebus!!!" Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tweeted.

Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) also attended.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 05:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What happened to 25:55?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Been waiverable for a long time. Particularly for Docs, JAGs, and padres. Usually involves another piece of paper stating that they know they'll not make 20 for retirement.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/11/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||


Health Notes: Gay prostate cancer patients should wait up to six months after treatment before having anal sex
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Too much information, thankew.
%90 probability that no kind of sex works after prostrate removal. Hell for most folks. Viagra will not even work in a stand up way.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For us lucky 10%, a 20mg dose of cialis works pretty well
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/11/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they mean the passive ones. Watchamacallit ? The 'ass-side' of the equation ?

Gay and bisexual prostate cancer patients should wait up to six months after treatment until they receive anal sex again

To the 'dick-side', the buggers, the docs advise this:

He added men are normally advised to start having sex again soon after prostate cancer treatments in order to help preserve their erectile function.

Yupp, Skidmark. Too much information.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  If you need cialis you could probably benefit more from exercise until you dont need it.

It has a whole host of health benefits (and few negative side effects at low dose) though. I wonder will women start taking it?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/11/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  If you need cialis you could probably benefit more from exercise until you dont need it.

I think that's what they are talking about.

men are normally advised to start having sex again soon after prostate cancer treatments in order to help preserve their erectile function.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  There's a joke in here about 'withdrawal' that I'm gonna stay away from.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/11/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||


Hippos fight at CA waterpark
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Officials report 16.8 percent increase in onion harvest in Helmand
[KhaamaPress] Local officials in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province have reported a 16.8 percent increase in onion harvest in this province.

Zalmay Alko, the director of Helmand Agriculture said the onion harvest has increased by 16.8 percent as compared to last year.

The Provincial Agriculture Directorate data shows that the farmers have cultivated around 1,260 hectares of land with various types of onions.

In the meantime, Mr. Alko said that the onion harvest per hectare of land reaches to almost 40 tons which shows an increase of almost 17 percent as compared to last year.

Mr. Alko further added that the farmers are exporting around 35 tons of onions to other provinces every week.

The Helmand Agriculture Directorate has stepped up efforts to support the local farmers in a bid to promote the cultivation of vegetables and other legal agricultural crops.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Kim Jong Un's half brother was reportedly a CIA source
[Market Watch] WASHINGTON ‐ Kim Jong Nam, the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader, was an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency who met on several occasions with agency operatives, a person knowledgeable about the matter said.

"There was a nexus" between the U.S. spy agency and Kim, the person said.

Kim, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in February 2017, when two women smeared his face with the nerve agent VX. U.S. and South Korean officials have blamed the attack on North Korea, which it denies.

Many details of Kim’s relationship with the CIA remain unclear. Several former U.S. officials said the half brother, who had lived outside of North Korea for many years and had no known power base in Pyongyang, was unlikely to be able to provide details of the secretive country’s inner workings.

They also said Kim ‐ who resided mainly in the Chinese enclave of Macau ‐ was almost certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China’s. The CIA declined to comment. Chinese officials didn’t respond to a request for comment. The fact that the CIA held meetings with the North Korean leader’s exiled half brother illustrates the lengths U.S. intelligence will go to gather information about the hermetic country.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 06:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They also said Kim ‐ who resided mainly in the Chinese enclave of Macau ‐ was almost certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China’s.

Being a double-agent/NORK leader in waiting, is a tough life, then suddenly it isn't. Perhaps the Fethullah Gulen security detail should be given a review.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  He wrote the Dallas morning news article from 1998 about all the North Korean nuke stuff very busy hush oh so lame I mean important set lmao I have traitor guys on my forehead from anti aircraft guns! People could learn from this?
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 06/11/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  People could learn from this?
Not from your crap that's for sure.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||


Clashes outside Hong Kong parliament as ‘over 1 million' march against extradition bill (VIDEOS)
[RT] Hong Kong police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with crowds of protesters outside the city’s parliament. Hundreds of thousands filled the city’s streets to oppose a bill allowing extradition to mainland China.

Hundreds of protesters stormed police barricades on Sunday night while trying to force themselves into the city’s parliament building, local media reported. The officers, in full riot gear, pushed the crowd away using batons and pepper spray.

Clashes were also reported along the Admiralty section of the city’s business district where the parliament is based.

The violence occurred after nearly 10 hours of massive peaceful protests against the controversial extradition bill. The organizers estimate that over a million people marched down Hennessy Road in central Hong Kong, denouncing the proposed legislation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 06:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Apparently they are rejecting the notion of being extradited to the mainland to become organ donors.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  It won't matter in the end. She's already sold out to China.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Suddenly the Brits don't want to be Chinese.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Perfidious Albion and the true face of Communist China. on display.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/11/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Unless they're willing to commit to massive urban warfare, they really don't have a choice. Britain doesn't have the strength or want to take them back, and China won't let anyone take them back. It was a stupid deal, on the level of Jimmy's Panama Debacle.
Posted by: Charles || 06/11/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||

#6  You know the Brits gained Hong Kong in a war to force the importation opium into China. We're talking cartel type business. Not that we didn't mess around with a little coup d'état in Hawaii, but we weren't pushing drugs across international borders and fighting the indigenous military to do so.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/11/2019 21:20 Comments || Top||


Wall Street Journal: N. Korean leader's slain half-brother was a CIA informant
[Jpost] Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

The Journal cited an unnamed "person knowledgeable about the matter" for the report, and said many details of Kim Jong Nam's relationship with the CIA remained unclear.

Rooters could not independently confirm the story. The CIA declined to comment.

The Journal quoted the person as saying "There was a nexus" between the CIA and Kim Jong Nam.

"Several former U.S. officials said the half brother, who had lived outside of North Korea for many years and had no known power base in Pyongyang, was unlikely to be able to provide details of the secretive country's inner workings," the Journal said.

The former officials also said Kim Jong Nam had been almost certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China's, the Journal said.

Kim Jong Nam's role as a CIA informant is mentioned in a new book about Kim Jong-un, "The Great Successor," by Washington Post news hound Anna Fifield that is due to be published on Tuesday. Fifield says Kim Jong Nam usually met his handlers in Singapore and Malaysia, citing a source with knowledge of the intelligence.

The book says that security camera footage from Kim Jong Nam's last trip to Malaysia showed him in a hotel elevator with an Asian-looking man who was reported to be a U.S. intelligence agent. It said Ki's backpack contained $120,000 in cash, which could have been payment for intelligence-related activities, or earnings from his casino businesses.

South Korean and U.S. officials have said the North Korean authorities had ordered the liquidation of Kim Jong Nam, who had been critical of his family's dynastic rule. Pyongyang has denied the allegation.

Two women were charged with poisoning Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Malaysia released Doan Thi Huong, who is Vietnamese, in May, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah in March.

According to the Journal, the person said Kim Jong Nam had traveled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet his CIA contact, although that may not have been the sole purpose of the trip.

U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and Kim Jong-un have met twice, in Hanoi in February and Singapore last June, seeming to build personal goodwill but failing to agree on a deal to lift U.S. sanctions in exchange for North Korea abandoning its nuclear and missile programs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  A CIA informant, is that like a spy?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/11/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  DNA resource.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||


China to Defy UK-Hong Kong Handover Agreement with New Extradition Bill
[BREITBART] Does that mean the Brits get Hong Kong back?
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  We wouldn't want a criminal justice system to be used as a tool of repression would we Mr Mueller?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/11/2019 5:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Tell me again about that "one country, two systems" thing. My only surprise is ChiComs paid lip service to it as long as they did.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/11/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I honestly thought they'd wait until after the deadline in the agreement. Wonder what putting down Hong Kong would do to the Asian Market if they choose insurrection.
Posted by: Charles || 06/11/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish pilots grounded from F-35 training as Ankara refuses to ditch S-400 – Pentagon
[RT] Turkish pilots have been banned from training on F-35s at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, the Pentagon confirmed, as Washington steps up pressure on Ankara to force it out of S-400 air defense deal with Russia.

"The department is aware that the Turkish pilots ... are not flying," Pentagon spokesman, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, told Reuters.

Four Turkish pilots and 47 personnel were undergoing training at the facility in Arizona, where they were instructed by the US Air Force on how to maintain the fifth-generation jets ‐ four of which have already been ceremonially transferred to Turkey, without leaving the US soil though. Turkey planned to deploy the first batch of fighters by November, alongside the Russian S-400 air defense systems that are due for delivery in summer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 05:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  How many have already run away?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahh, let them have the f-35. It would be a turkey shoot.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/11/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Three men who murdered an eight-year-old girl after raping and torturing her for days in India are spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison
[DailyMail]
  • Asifa Bano was kidnapped, drugged and raped repeatedly in a Hindu temple

  • She was then strangled and battered to death with a stone in January last year

  • Three men have been found guilty of killing her but were spared death penalty
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is also due to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. If unlike the current Ranbir Penal Code, the uniform Constitutional POCSO Act applied in the state, they would be hanged.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  In the wake of gruesome Kathua rape (this very case), the central government passed the ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO,2012) Act to grant death penalty for the rape of children under the age of 12.

Public outrage over Kathua rape case along with other incidents of rape of children in the country drove the government to show urgency in its action. However, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act is not valid in the state of Jammu and Kashmir where the incident of rape of 8-year-old occurred.

This is because they don't want to give up their sense of autonomy and... ding ! Sharia.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't think Indian politicians are going to care what Kashmir deems legal or not with the public wanting blood. Though the three men are going to be dead in a year or two from "Accidents".
Posted by: Charles || 06/11/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Solar-powered LightSail spacecraft is ready for its second flight
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Popularized by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran's State Security Force 'kick and punch' female football fans as they try to enter the Azadi Stadium in Tehran to watch their side take on Syria
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1 
Posted by: 3dc || 06/11/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#2  In islamist iran police-state football hooligans attack fans.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/11/2019 17:15 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Abortion-supporters throw urine, harass pro-lifers at Massachusetts March for Life
[Life Site] June 10, 2019 (Live Action News) ‐ Seven pro-abortion protestors were arrested on Sunday during the annual Massachusetts March for Life on Boston Common after abortion advocates clashed with pro-life activists.

According to the Boston Police Department, more than 600 pro-lifers attended the March ‐ a record number. The Boston Globe reports that they were playing music and listening to speakers as pro-abortion protestors interfered with them. C.J. Williams, the community engagement director for Massachusetts Citizens for Life, told the Boston Herald that two pro-abortion men pushed her and shouted expletives at a group of about 25 pro-lifers as they walked up the street. She also said that an abortion supporter threw urine and a slushie on one of the pro-life speakers.

"One of our speakers... who is Black and gay, was assaulted by the other side and had urine thrown on him," Williams said. "It got a little bit hectic there; it was not the dialogue I'd hoped for."

The theme for this year's March was "Love in Action," and though the pro-lifers struggled to be heard over the pro-abortion shouts of "pro-life, that's a lie, you don't care if women die," the pro-life speakers shared stories of love and hope that happen when women are able to choose life.

Pro-choice protestors in attendance included members of Boston Feminists for Liberation, who assumed the pro-lifers were holding the rally "to celebrate" the new "heartbeat bills" in states including Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. In reality, the March is an annual event, and this particular year, pro-lifers were aiming to raise awareness of the concerns they have regarding extreme anti-life bills in Massachusetts. They had hoped to have an "open dialogue" with pro-choicers but that turned out to have been impossible this time.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/11/2019 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One of our speakers... who is Black and gay, was assaulted

This is pathetic. These people can do better. Don't stoop to their level, using their schema of whining.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Exactly - not like it'd get you any favorable press at the Boston Globe.
Posted by: Raj || 06/11/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  One of our speakers... who is Black and gay, was assaulted

I think this is the right thing. Use their own rules back on them. Accuse them of racism and homophobia. The Globe may very well ignore it, but eventually you get some traction.
Posted by: Tom || 06/11/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||

#4  .... or maybe you can be black, gay, and think killing babies is a bad idea?
Posted by: Secret Master || 06/11/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#5  And the person who threw urine was arrested right? if they were not at least tackled/detained by event-goers I don't believe they(Event people) should have been out there.
Posted by: Charles || 06/11/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#6  People throwing unknown liquids on people should be shot. It might be an acid attack or poisonous, you just can't know so it's fear for your life. After a few of these fools get ventilated, they'll quit throwing stuff.

Niven's rules:

Never throw shit at an armed man.
Never stand next to someone throwing shit at an armed man.
Never waste calories.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/11/2019 19:25 Comments || Top||

#7  LOVE ❤️ comment #6. That is exactly how I see it.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/11/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||


Government
Pentagon Gets 8.8% Discount In $34 Billion F-35 Jet Deal
[Jpost] The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8.8 percent from the price of its latest order of F-35A fighter jet, shaving a year from the time frame in which each aircraft will cost less than $80 million, a Pentagon official said on Monday.

The Pentagon said over three years the agreement will be worth $34 billion for 478 F-35 fighter jets. It is preliminary and a final deal is expected to be sealed in August for the 12th batch of jets, one of the most expensive aircraft ever produced.

The preliminary agreement details the first year, and lays out agreed upon options for two additional years. The options are there because purchases cannot officially be made until the U.S. Congress approves an annual budget for those years.

The F-35 program has long aimed at growing the fleet to more than 3,000 jets and bringing the unit price of the F-35A below $80 million through efficiencies gained by ordering larger quantifies.

"I am proud to state that this agreement has achieved an estimated 8.8% savings from Lot 11 to Lot 12 F-35A's, and an estimated average of 15%" reduction across all variants from Lot 11 to Lot 14, Lord said in the statement. That savings exceeded expectations in a RAND Corp study.

While being a major part of Lockheed's revenue, the F-35 has recently been holding competitions to find less expensive subcontractors to help control costs.

The new pricing could encourage more foreign customers to join the F-35 program.
"Not so fast, there, Turkey"
Lockheed executives have said that any country with an F-16 jet, the predecessor to the F-35, is a potential customer. This could put the market size at about 4000 jets, Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson recently told an investor conference.

Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, the head of the Pentagon's F-35 office, has testified to Congress, that "future potential foreign military sales customers include Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland."

Foreign military sales like those of the F-35 are considered government-to-government deals where the Pentagon acts as an intermediary between the defense contractor and a foreign government.

Other U.S. allies have been eyeing a purchase of the stealthy jet including Finland, Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a load of crap.
So they pruned out the $8m cost of an electronics package that wasn't ready yet (didn't work?) that will be sold later as a more expensive upgrade.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Skidmark, that will be a someone else problem.
Posted by: BernardZ || 06/11/2019 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Would you care to enlighten us about the electronics packages that don't work?

BTW, $80 million is near the price of modern F-16 but much more capable and survivable.
Posted by: Sneager Hatfield9655 || 06/11/2019 13:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Watched the Smithsonian 'Untold Story of the Skunk Works;' If Kelly Johnson were alive today to see how cumbersome the company has become, he'd be rolling over in his grave.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/11/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Would you care to enlighten us about the electronics packages that don't work?

Check the DMS being moved to the B-2.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 18:33 Comments || Top||

#6  If the B-2's DMS is evolved from the the F-35's AN/ASQ-239 electronic warfare suite then that is an endorsement of the of F-35. One would expect our premier strategic bomber to have the best EW available. Other than being a much more advanced EW suite than what the B-2 currently has, it will also allow the B-2 covertly transmit, something that it can't do w/ Link16 w/o being detected.
Posted by: Sneager Hatfield9655 || 06/11/2019 20:50 Comments || Top||

#7  As BZ said,...easier to support transition to another airframe than delay certification and sales of the F35.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/11/2019 21:53 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
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6Taliban
6Islamic State
5Sublime Porte
4Govt of Iran
3Commies
3Houthis
2Moslem Colonists
2Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)
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Mon 2019-06-10
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Sat 2019-06-08
  U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
Fri 2019-06-07
  Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
Thu 2019-06-06
  ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
Wed 2019-06-05
  Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
Tue 2019-06-04
  Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings
Mon 2019-06-03
  Houthi rebels launch a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden
Sun 2019-06-02
  Al-Quds rally rejects ‘deal of the century’
Sat 2019-06-01
  Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
Fri 2019-05-31
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Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
  22 Released from 'Islamic State Kidnapping' in DR Congo
Tue 2019-05-28
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