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(Breaking Defense)   Dynetics Beats Out Iron Dome For Army Missile Defense Contract. Vows to shoot down Xenu and his DC-8 spacecraft   (breakingdefense.com) divider line
    More: Misc, AIM-9 Sidewinder, Air-to-air missile, Dynetics' Enduring Shield system, Jet engine, new US Army contract, Missile, Cruise missile, senior vice president of weapons technology  
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2021-09-29 11:08:16 PM  
I'm surprised as the Iron Dome performed in combat at a 90% success rate. Either they really messed up the Iron Dome variant, Dynetics was far superior in the competition, or politics aimed for Dynetics over the competing contractors.
 
2021-09-29 11:14:42 PM  
Joe Ely breathes a sigh of relief.
 
2021-09-29 11:46:56 PM  

AirForceVet: I'm surprised as the Iron Dome performed in combat at a 90% success rate. Either they really messed up the Iron Dome variant, Dynetics was far superior in the competition, or politics aimed for Dynetics over the competing contractors.


Likewise, I figured the Iron dome variant was a lock. Especially considering the US provided significant funding and advanced radar technology to create it.
The article does mention hits and misses were graded as less of a priority, over integration and communication between existing threat detection systems. The cost per sortie is kinda interesting, Dynetics is utilizing the aim-9 sidewinder ($200,000-300,000), while Raytheon/Rafael are using sky hunter(Tamir) ($50,000-170,000).

It appears as though they're not concerned so much by the cost (obviously), as they are about reliability.
 
2021-09-30 7:47:56 AM  

Redh8t: AirForceVet: I'm surprised as the Iron Dome performed in combat at a 90% success rate. Either they really messed up the Iron Dome variant, Dynetics was far superior in the competition, or politics aimed for Dynetics over the competing contractors.

Likewise, I figured the Iron dome variant was a lock. Especially considering the US provided significant funding and advanced radar technology to create it.
The article does mention hits and misses were graded as less of a priority, over integration and communication between existing threat detection systems. The cost per sortie is kinda interesting, Dynetics is utilizing the aim-9 sidewinder ($200,000-300,000), while Raytheon/Rafael are using sky hunter(Tamir) ($50,000-170,000).

It appears as though they're not concerned so much by the cost (obviously), as they are about reliability.


This.  Was there some problem with fire control system integration that Iron Dome had? If so, it was well-hidden.
 
2021-09-30 7:53:32 AM  
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2021-09-30 8:19:04 AM  
I assume there were more local jobs going the way they did.
 
2021-09-30 8:27:05 AM  
Dynetics also just got chosen to build NASA's next lunar lander.

A relatively small defense company coming out of nowhere with top-tier tech? Why does this feel like Tony Stark is involved somewhere in the process?
 
2021-09-30 8:53:13 AM  
I thought that they were going to go with YoYoDyne Propulsion Systems?
 
2021-09-30 10:29:50 AM  
We're just some good ol' boys doing some rocketry down here in Huntsville, don't mind us.
 
2021-09-30 12:04:34 PM  

AirForceVet: I'm surprised as the Iron Dome performed in combat at a 90% success rate. Either they really messed up the Iron Dome variant, Dynetics was far superior in the competition, or politics aimed for Dynetics over the competing contractors.


Lets get those MIC stocks bought boys!

Aint war hell!
 
2021-09-30 12:31:00 PM  
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2021-09-30 5:48:08 PM  
Shoulda gone with Jack Parsons.
 
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