Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another Reading Between the Lines

This is a short lesson. Topic: Man-Induced Global Warming

Regulation bowling balls have a diameter of 8.5 inches. Why do I mention this?

At 7:05 PM Central time on 22 June 2003, record-setting hail 7.0 inches in diameter (see link)was reported at Aurora in Hamilton county Nebraska:

"THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS RECEIVED REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL IN AURORA...HAMILTON COUNTY NEBRASKA. INITIAL REPORTS STATED THAT THE HAIL HAD PENETRATED THE ROOF OF A HOME, LEAVING HOLES IN THE STRUCTURE LARGE ENOUGH TO CRAWL THROUGH. THE STONES WERE SAVED AND PLACED IN A FREEZER AT THE RESIDENCE AND TWO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND RECORD THE SIZE. ADDITIONAL STONES WERE OBSERVED AND COLLECTED BY RESIDENTS OF AURORA. PICTURES OF THE LARGER STONE WILL BE POSTED ON THE HASTINGS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE. THE HAILSTONE MEASURED 6.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER WITH A CIRCUMFERENCE OF 17.3 INCHES AND WEIGHED 1.33 POUNDS. "

"PRIOR TO TODAY [MON JUN 23 2003]...THE LARGEST HAILSTONE ON RECORD OCCURRED IN COFFEYVILLE KANSAS ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1970. THIS STONE MEASURED 5.7 INCHES IN DIAMETER...17.5 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE AND WEIGHED 1.67 POUNDS."

In Molten Eagle's Opinion, the largest hail ever may have fallen in a desolate location (and therefore was never recorded) , may have fallen eons before modern man kept records of any kind, or is yet to fall (bowling ball size, or larger). Which of the choices seems most logical to you?

Compared to the age of the Earth or even the current Holocene period (the last 10,000 or so years) records are nonexistent. There is too little information to conclude convincingly or scientifically. Yet, some scientists with the same paucity of information (and who really cannot tell us if the sky appeared yellow or blue 10,000 years ago) state that man-induced global warming is obvious. Balderdash!

The bowling-ball sized hail will fall (and some larger, no doubt). The extremes of nature in relatively short time periods are minor compared to events in longer timeframes. Every unusual weather extreme is now attributed to politically popular, man-induced global warming. Non-scientists and conflicted scientists jump on this bandwagon.

If the stupid theory gains a footing, involuntary sacrifices will be mandated without the benefit of those who sacrifice knowing if it was worthwhile (hundreds of years minimum required for scientific evaluation). Does that type of "leadership" sound familiar to you yet?

It should. Human sacrifice was an archaic habit of early cultures lead by mystical knowledge-men. It was suspect just like the ramifications of the modern con are today. Those who actually made the sacrifice never knew if it actually appeased the gods! It certainly helped the careers of political leaders wielding the power, however. End of lesson.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

What Is an SAS-S Submarine?

Suppose that among the world's nations was a rogue state intent on rebuffing formal U.N. resolutions to spread religious oppression (Note-1) in general and to specifically help terrorists annihilate a more religiously tolerant country (Note 2) that had been set up by the United Nations (Note 3) decades ago. Further suppose the rogue state would soon possess nuclear weapons.

The rogue state is no mystery, everyone within 70 miles of a working television or 30 miles of a radio set knows who the aggressor is. What would you do as defense minister of the country threatened daily with annihilation or suicide bombings, mortar raids and rocket attacks?

Enter the SAS-S (Strategically Assured Second-Strike submarine deterrence). Instantly, most people will understand the threatened countries purpose in procuring such submarines (nuclear shot capable), although the belated acquisition may be as mysterious as ever.

The SAS-S will have exactly the pobability of deterrent success as the falsity of the rogue state's intentions to develope nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. No less, no more.
Simply brilliant and revealing.

Revealing? Very. To be effective, the new submarines must be delivered and crews trained before the rogue state decides to tip a medium range missile with a nuclear warhead. I guess
the threatened state knows pretty well when that capability will exist and has planned with ample lead time. Any guesses when that is?

Notes:
1- The aggressor state's religious diversity by residency is: Islamic-98%; Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i-2%. Source: CIA Factbook 8-22-2006
2- The threatened state's religious diversity by residency is: Jewish-77%; all Islamic-18%; all Christians 2%; other (and rounding error) 3%. Source: CIA Factbook 8-22-2006
3- In 1947, the UN General Assembly approved its UN Partition Plan dividing the territory into two states, Jewish and Arab areas.

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Thanks Democrats! Submarine Missiles Not Only Nuclear Threats U.S. Built During Cold War


From Florida's Sun-Sentinel Co.: U.S. built major Iranian nuclear facility

Excerpts:

In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. It was provided to the Iranians by the United States.

In the 1960s [Notes 1,2,4] , the U.S. provided Iran its first nuclear research reactor. Despite Iran's enormous oil reserves, the shah wanted to build numerous nuclear power reactors, which American and other Western companies planned to supply.

Not only did the U.S. provide the reactor in the 1960s as part of a Cold War strategy, America also supplied the weapons-grade uranium needed to power the facility—fuel that remains in Iran and could be used to help make nuclear arms.

The fuel is about one-fifth the amount needed to make a nuclear weapon, but experts said it could be combined with other material to construct a bomb.

The IAEA rebuked Iran for failing to report these experiments and expressed concern about other activities in the reactor. These included tests involving the production of polonium-210, a radioisotope useful in nuclear batteries but also in nuclear weapons.

Iran said the uranium probably leaked when the cylinders were stored under the roof of the research reactor [Note 3] , where heat in the summer reached 131 degrees Fahrenheit. ...Eventually, Iran acknowledged the missing uranium had been used in key enrichment tests in another facility.

One Question:

Who did it? Answer: Apparently Democrats (in the LBJ administration and/or JFK):

In the 1960's? Why not be more precise? Who lead our country at this time? Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) until January, 1961; John F. Kennedy (D) until November, 1963; and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) from 1963 until January, 1969.

Notes:

1-The [reactor] center was constructed from the early 1960s becoming operational [for certification testing] in 1965. The University of Tehran originally oversaw the center. source

2-Iranian Nuclear activities began by establishment of the Atomic Center of the Tehran University and construction of a 5 MW research reactor (using 93% enriched fuel) by an American company (AMF). Reactor [research] operations commenced in 1968. Two identical reactors were constructed by Americans for Pakistan and Turkey almost simultaneously. source

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) was established in 1974, under a mandate of working toward production of 2300O MW electricity by nnuclear power plants. The AEOI immediately assumed responsibility for Tehran University's 5 MW research reactor. The center was then called the Nuclear Research Center (NRC). Iran concluded an extendible, ten-year nuclear fuel contract with the US in 1974, Germany in 1976, and France in 1977. [ibid] &source

3- The Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) is a pool type reactor with a maximum thermal capacity of five megawatts. source

4- A civil nuclear co-operation programme was signed [sic] as soon as 1957 with the U.S. under the Atoms for Peace program. source emphasis added What does as soon as mean? It sounds vague, exactly like when this reactor was constructed.

5- "Atoms for Peace" was the title of a speech delivered by Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953. source





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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Gobsmacked: Before Iran Became a Nuclear Menace

On July 3, 1988, the Aegis cruiser USS Vincennes believing it was about to be attacked by an Iranian F-14, shot down an Iran Air A300B2. All 290 souls on the Airbus perished. Iran Air remains that country's premiere airline.

While the United States, calling the Flight 655 incident a tragic mistake, issued notes of regret for the loss of human life, there was no admission of wrongdoing nor apology. Officially, Iran's hostile actions lead to the incident.

Vincennes's crew were awarded combat-action ribbons and its air-warfare co-ordinator even won the navy's Commendation Medal for his "heroic achievement." Vincennes's commanding officer, Capt. William C. Rogers III, completed the remainder of the deployment and was subsequently awarded the Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of an outstanding service", by George H. W. Bush.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not getting a clear message: nuclear arms, even those hidden underground, could be accidentally detonated. While radioactive fallout might be minimal, Iranian regime change certainly would not be.

What would Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and the UN do? Take notice. The first three have had their own serious, nuclear accidents and the latter are not to be taken seriously, except perhaps by accident.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

U.S. Senator Graham's Chilling Comments

The good senator, who sits in prominent security meetings, has been quoted today in the Beaufort Gazette. Long story short, excerpts:

"I've never been so unnerved as I am now about the way world events are shaping up," the senator said during a conference call with South Carolina reporters.

He said the world has only weeks - perhaps a couple of months at best - to use sanctions and other means to prevent Iran from building a bomb.

"The state of Israel is not going to sit on the sidelines forever watching Iran develop a nuclear weapon. There is a window of time here."

Graham said he doesn't think President Bush will sit on the sidelines either.

"The time frame is uncertain," Graham said. "That makes things worse, not better. That should chill everyone in the world."

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

EygptAir 990, Al Qaeda's Recruiting Tool for 9-11?

Al Qaeda used suicide pilots to turn commercial airliners into guided missiles in its 9-11 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon. What gave Al Qaeda planners the boost necessary to recruit suicidal pilots?

Up until that point, commercial aircraft were targets of
timebombs secreted aboard airliners by terrorist passengers who would deboard prior to the final leg of the journey for which a timer was set:

On December 11, 1994, Flight 434 was on its second leg from Cebu to Tokyo when a small bomb exploded, killing one passenger. Authorities later discovered that a passenger on the aircraft's preceding leg was Ramzi Yousef (under a false name). He left his test bomb (one-tenth the explosive power later bombs would have) in a life jacket under his seat before deboarding. The bomb exploded in-flight four hours later, killing a Japanese businessman.

A large-scale attack on airliners known by Al Qaeda as Explosion, Bojinka in Arabic, plotted
to destroy 11 airliners inflight to the U.S. Authorities discovered and thwarted this plot in
1995.

What changed Al Qaeda's airline pilot recruiting success between 1995, and September 11, 2001? On Halloween of 1999, a Los Angeles-New York-Cairo flight (EgyptAir 990) dove into the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. According to the NTSB's Probable Cause finding, the disaster was a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The relief first officer, a Muslim named Gameel Al-Batouti, deliberately crashed the plane into the ocean, while calmly reciting Tawakalt ala Allah (I put my trust in Allah) and counteracting the captain's efforts to recover from the dive. He became radical Islam's suicide-pilot, role model.

Mohammed Atef, al-Qaeda’s military operations chief, is said to be inspired to use the idea of planes as weapons after learning of this incident. The US learns of Atef’s interest from the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in Jordan, but it hasn’t been reported if this is learned before or after 9/11. [Washington Post, 9/11/2002] Able Danger was silenced forever on February 15th, of this year. Media attention to the Muhammad cartoon violence and V.P. Cheney's hunting accident muted the final testimony.

However:

Philippines authorities had reported another aviation plot in 1995: "What the subject [Abdul Hakim Murad] has in his mind is that he will board any American commercial aircraft pretending to be an ordinary passenger. Then he will hijack said aircraft, control its cockpit and dive it at the CIA headquarters." In his confession to Filipino investigators, Murad confessed that the Manila cell could not recruit enough people for suicide hijackings prior to the discovery of the plot.

Pretenses of ignorance by the Able Danger suppression cabal (the US intelligence community and its bipartisan, congressional oversight members) appears to be shattered.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Pulsed Laser Seen at Hilo? The Blackmail Theory

If a U.S. airliner leaving Hawaii is downed in the near future, start believing the U.S. was being blackmailed and this was only the latest WARNING:

Missile-like metal tube is reported over Hilo Airport - Civil Defense official Lanny Nakano said the federal agencies classified the sighting as unconfirmed. The FBI and TSA have not commented. "Police also interviewed about a half-dozen witnesses who saw or heard it", said police spokeswoman Chris Loos.

A long-pulsed, high power laser beam is not only coherent ("tube shape" as a witnesses reported), it vaporizes water molecules in its path (trailing "vapor" that quickly dispersed, as one witness reported) and creates a pressure wave ("The noise was super-loud," said one witness) [Notes 1 & 2].

At Pohakuloa Training Area, 30 miles to the west, spokesman Bob McElroy said there were no military exercises using missiles.

Who uses pulsed laser near US airports? Hilo may be another example, far-removed from Long Island's 1996, TWA-800 downing [Note 3] .

More:
Who Has a High Power, Submarine-Borne Laser Weapon? here
and
Submarine Offensive Laser Test here

Notes:
1-Lightning heats air to 30,000 K in less that 10 u-seconds (Uman, 1987). The sudden increase in pressure and temperature causes surrounding air to expand at a rate faster than the speed of sound. Thunder is exploding air occurring along the whole length of the lightning channel. A weaponized, pulsed laser beam has a range of hundreds of miles and could similarly generate an audible shock wave.

2- Generation of Sound Waves in Water by a High Power Laser - The frequency spectrum of the sound wave is discussed and compared to that of an explosion.
3- TWA Flight 800 (1996); Swiss Air Flight 111 (1998); and EgyptAir Flight 990 (1999). Has an unidentified, foreign power been blackmailing the United States?

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Proposal to Upgrade Our 4th Estate

Early Background
French thinkers, before the French Revolution in what historians call its Ancien Régime, divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (crude commoners or the proletariat).

The notion of a Fourth Estate refers to the journalistic press corp. It dates to
English novelist Henry Fielding. Have you see the uproarius movie of his novel Tom Jones ? Writing in Covent Garden (1752) Fielding wrote:

...more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords, and Commons... passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in this community... The Mob.

Either way, the Fourth Estate was recognized as potentially more important and powerful than the other estates. Why? For reasons that busy, complacent Americans never learned or have now largely forgot:

In a republic, the rule of law is exercised not by raw, totalitarian power, or mob rule, but through public tolerance of laws and confidence in institutions making and administering them - the government. Historically, public understanding of governmental units has been best presented by the media.


America's Thomas Jefferson once said, "The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper," but he also held that, Where the press is free and everyman able to read, all is safe."


4th Estate Shortcomings
Does the journalistic press corp need upgrading? Not in the sense of controversy -that has always existed, and remember the press must be free. Confidence in journalism, however, may be at an all time low due to perceived faith in journalists' ability to understand what they are reporting in today's increasingly complex and specialized world. At the very least, some existing, journalistic ethics should be applied to every report:
Check every fact reported; (well, at least most of them try)
Find and report every side of a story possible; (sounds good, have rarely seen it)
Report without bias, illustrating many aspects of a conflict rather than siding with one; (again, sounds good, have yet to see it)
Approach researching and reporting a story with a balance between openmindedness and skepticism. (peer review by editorial staff is anything but independent)
Use careful judgment when organizing and reporting information. (requires competency in the subject matter)
Not report on a subject in which the journalist has a personal stake or bias that cannot be set aside. (peer review by editorial staff is anything but independent)

How can journalists exercise careful judgement in reporting without competency in the underlying topic? Military arts and scientific topics come immediately to mind, but there is no end to competency needs.

Two Proposals for Upgrading the 4th Estate
* All journalists should either be certified in competency for topics they can ably report, or disclaim competency in the body of their report.

**Independent (of employer) peer reviews should be conducted randomly by the national certifying authority (journalism industry) on an annual basis in order to retain certification. Reviews should evaluate a journalist's reports for conformity to key ehtical considerations in addition to those universally codified for U.S. journalists by their industry watchdog.





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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Crop Cows - No Manure


What are your thoughts about crop circles? They hold little fascination for some people, including me. Although such alleged mysteries embody sophomoric pleasures of tomfoolery and a popular element of wishful thinking - the desire not to be alone in the universe - most submariners do not mind considerable solitude, occasionally, although some nukes believe in global warming (oooh!).

Here is a question for you believers in spontaneous, alien crop circles. Those mysterious (computer-generated) patterns appear during hours of darkness (less than 12 per day in most lattitudes).:

Painting, (allowing for drying and adding multiple colors), covering, transporting and positioning these plastic cows takes at least that long. If humans admittedly do crop cows, why is it so hard to believe humans do the crop circles?

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Monday, August 14, 2006

The most costly and disruptive technological change in naval history


At 18 years old, Dan Gillerist enlisted in the Navy volunteering for submarine duty. A year later he reported aboard U.S.S. Barbero SSG–317 for the final years of his enlistment. In 1961 he left Barbero as a TM2(SS).

After college he became a salesman for IBM and Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
Here is his masterpiece on a piece of Cold War naval history. You too can be a reviewer here.

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Most Intriguing Story: biographical information "at the classified level."

Expect disciplinary actions against more than one of the then Albuquerque crew.

Update to What did PO3 Weinmann divulge:
Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent Kevin Burke, who questioned Weinmann over nine days after he was brought to Norfolk from Dallas, said the sailor was found with dozens of computer files containing biographical information "at the classified level."

My August 5th comment to Bubblehead's A Really Strange Story:
From his enlistment in July 2003 until his dessertion in July 2005, how long could PO3 Weinmann have possibly been assigned to Albuquerque (SSN-706) - roughly a year maybe? Was his intent to divulge MK-48 ADCAP info (doubtful, he could have done much of that after FT school). His airline ticket must have been to a foreign destination (Canada verified), because the kid was being watched and was probably using a ticket alias (still an open question).

Tidbits on SSN-706: The United States Navy confirmed Albuquerque was operating off the coast of Long Island, New York on the evening of 17 July 1996, when TWA Flight 800 went down. In 1999, she fired TLAMs at targets in Serb-controlled Yugoslavia, setting old records for a Flight-I 688 class submarine, as well as time from tasking to firing on a target, earning her the nickname "Sure Shooter". Albuquerque has received two MUCs.

New Questions:
- Time Magazine refers to Weinmann as a submariner. Was he actually qualified?

- Weinmann was captured when his Canada bound plane from Mexico landed at Dalla/Ft. Worth. He was traveling to meet his sister in Canada. Is his sister a Canadian Muslim or married to one?

- Biographical info at the classified level may downplay the severity of espionage, but aside from two identities (names social security numbers) what personnel files did Weinmann possess and how did he, an FT3, obtain them?

- Where did Weinmann get his passport for his travel to Vienna and then Mexico?
(Hint: a military deserter could not obtain a U.S. passport in his own name for foreign travel). Yes, almost surely he had an alias with foreign help while under U.S. surveillance.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Not Paying Attention to Planemos? What Makes You Think You Believe in Global Warming?

This month, a set of 'twin' planemos was discovered some 400 light years distant (like we really care, right?) . Designated Oph 162225-240515 (or Oph 1622), the pair was discovered using the European Southern Observatory New Technology Telescope at La Silla, Chile. A few dozen such objects have been identified in recent years but this is the first planemos pair discovered beyond a solar system.

The pair's existence challenges current theories about the formation of planets and stars, astronomers reported in the journal Science. The two are separated by 22 billion miles (about six times the distance between the Sun and Pluto). Both are young, about a million years old, scientists say.

Oph1622 is also a brown dwarf (a sub-stellar object). Its mass equals about 14 Jupiters, or some one-seventy-fifth that of the Sun.

Instinct tells me scientists should be more open-minded about the popular theory of man-induced climate change. Why? On the scale of long times and large objects, science is probably still in its infancy. Science is accountable for continually testing and refining its latest theories, you knew that, right? Part of the Scientific Method. UPDATE: Many scientists and theorists today argue that concepts of causality are not obligatory to science, but are well-defined only under particular, admittedly widespread conditions. see Causal explanation.

But, more importantly, there must exist a Time-order relationship. The hypothesized causes must precede the observed effects in time. Not so, CO2 increases and global warming.

Note:
Planemo is a celestial object of planetary mass -
The term describes celestial bodies larger than asteroids but smaller than nuclear reactive stars. Planemos that orbit stars are commonly referred to as, planets. Planemo is a contraction of "planetary mass object".

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Greater Concern: Global Warming or Global Swarming?

Adherents of Global Warming (political propaganda) are happy with the lame theory of modern mankind abusing 100,000-year weather cycles. Cheerleading these disordered minds in their inordinate fears is the familiar Ignore Rant by Gore.

Scientific proponents of the theory have ongoing, job-security stakes (federal grant monies, books, movies, free publicity) in such nonsense. Mr. Gore has a larger stake, which may someday require conflict of interest disclosure for his environmentally-related investment company.

While Gore and Streisand are pre-occupied with an irrational, always distant, weather phobia, do they see the far greater, clear and present medical emergency facing the world?

Blinded: A radical religion is no less and no more than a walking virus. Recognizing only itself, it attacks all others with deadly intent, absence of conscience, and total intolerance. This virus can only be overcome first with brute force, then with patient education and finally with perpetual caution. Forced to lie dormant for decades or centuries, it regenerates and strikes again until inevitably weakened by the antibodies its bankrupt, wanton actions produce.

IQ of the Islamo-fascist virus? Equal to that of Ebola, Marburg or, if unchecked, Polio. Currently, vectors of islamo-fascism reside worldwide and are spreading in larger numbers by human-appearing vectors.

Entertaining stuff here:

Humor: A Hezbollah Intel Source (H/T Chapomatic)

Serious: Hezbollah Analyzed (H/T Gus Van Horn)

Great: For anyone ever tempted to seriously entertain the leftist conspiracy lunacy concerning the terrorist attacks of 2001, Gus Van Horn also found and linked the most enjoyable rebuttal yet, right here.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

USN Gives ARIP About This Submarine

First, what do we mean by A Rip? Do we mean the EPA's Accidental Release Information Program (ARIP)? No, we are talking submarine.

We mean this ARIP: Advanced SEAL Delivery System Reliability Improvement Program (ARIP) and In-Service Life Cycle Support.

What? You thought that ASDS development was a disaster and had finally been abandoned?
Close. I had previously scribed, Something very interesting and probably secretive is under development. Only time will tell us what.

Why do we need an Advanced SEAL Delivery submarine, anyway? The current SDV (SEAL/Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) carried on US Benjamin Franklin Class (SSBN-640) attack submarines have limitations: Range, combatant capacity, SOF equipment capacity, etc. There is another more fundamental limitation, however, easy for non-divers to miss (source: see Footnote 1):

UPDATES:
Water conducts heat away from your body about 25 times more efficiently than air. ...the average person can walk around in 75F/23C degree weather wearing shorts, without discomfort, more or less indefinitely. The average person will be shivering continuously after about 20-30 minutes immersed in 75F/23C degree water. Indeed, people in BUDS (SEAL training) have opined that the extended wet/cold factor is what washes out more aspiring SEALs than anything else. A wetsuit can extend one's viable time immersed in water, but it cannot entirely cancel the cooling effect, and there is still a large drain on the body's energy levels from trying to keep itself warm.

SEAL endurance is a primary consideration in SDVs and motivation for ASDSs. Now, you may recall or re-read in the article accompanying Footnote 1 (linked above) that propulsion (noise) and power (the batteries) were real ASDS killers. What has happened now?

Well, consider this recent announcement: A 300kW fuel cell is being developed for a Spanish naval submarine.The proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power module, which includes a platinum catalyst, is being designed and developed by US firm UTC Power.

Why is it necessary to read between the lines? Submarines are always silent and strange.


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