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Hva med å utstyre heimevernet med egne kampfly?

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Ideen kom etter å ha lest en fagartikkel om Beechcraft AT-6 Texan II, et treningsfly for det amerikanske flyvåpenet. Flyet har nå blitt utstyrt med så avansert teknologi for overvåking, rekognosering og datainnsamling at det vurderes om AT-6 kan erstatte deler av oppdragene som i dag utføres av dronefly.



Den avanserte teknologien gjør at flyet kan fungere bra i såkalt nettverkssentrisk krigføring. Selv om flyet er avansert, så koster det bare 4 millioner dollar. Til sammenlikning koster en F-35 (Norges nye jagerfly) i 2011 122 millioner kroner.

Det er ventet at enhetsprisen på F-35 vil falle før Norge mottar sine kampfly. AT-6 modellen kan selvfølgelig ikke måle seg med F-35, men den kan allikevel supplere kampflyet på en god måte. Flyet har vesentlig lavere driftskostnader og kan drive rekognosering og overvåking av norsk territorium. I tillegg har flyet en mulighet for å bevæpnes. Bruksområdene som nå vurderes i tillegg til typiske droneflyoppdrag i USA er overvåking av eget…

Fee for future infrastructure

Dear mister President Barack Obama Before the election next year, you should implement a small fee on petroleum for future infrastructure. This will create at least 3.3 million new jobs and add at least 1.4 trillion U.S Dollar to the economy annually. When the economy raises the need for transportation increases almost two times the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If the economy is to be self-sufficient it should be about 3 percent. The nation’s deteriorating infrastructure is placing a major drag on the economy. Since the economy and the transportation needs are so closely linked it sure makes a headache for the environment. If the U.S. severely reduces its transportation the economy will not gain traction. So the question is not, do we need transportation or not. The question is how can we make transportation more environmental friendly? The answer is to implement a small fee on petroleum that is only allowed to finance infrastructure. The tax should be so closely linked to infra…

Earthquake in Japan relief scam

Update 1: An even bigger scam has been discovered doctors without borders has been exposed of a hoax site that claims to be the official, and Twitter messages claiming to be real. So be careful, and make sure you are visiting real sites! Here is an article in Norwegian: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article4065448.eceGreed obviously knows no limits. The world is still not over the shock of what have happened in Japan. The thousands of people who needs help and the heroes that sacrifice their life in order to save their country makes every decent human want to offer the help their can. However, greedy and wicked people are now offering to take some of the relief money to their account. They are now sending out e-mails to claim money and using this disaster to their benefit. I am very disappointed that humans can be so evil. Do not send your money to people that are sending out these kind of e-mails. Find a national or internationally known humanitarian movement like the Red C…