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Vermonters Take The New California Lockheed Martin Vocabulary Test!
by Cris Ericson ( crisericson [at] yahoo.com )
Thursday Oct 31st, 2013 1:44 PM
Vermont students generally test poorly on math and science, so when new jobs are created when the Air Force forces Vermonters to live with Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, how can these new jobs go to unqualified dairy farmers with no Phd.s in math, physics and engineering? Goat farmers and maple syrup makers and apple pickers want to know!

How hard will Vermonters fight California's Lockheed Martin
and the U.S. Air Force
to keep the "reasonable habitability" of our environmentally
green state?

F-35 strike fighter jet Vermont Vocabulary Test:
(Answers at bottom of article.)

Has California's Lockheed Martin provided too many political campaign
funds to Vermont politicians, raping the will of the Vermont voters
by convincing politicians to act against the true will of the voters?

The proof of this is that
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy(D) , U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (who takes campaign
funds from Democrats, then after winning Democratic Primary
switches to "independent", which is deceptive to voters),
U.S. Congressman Peter Welch (D) , and Governor Peter Shumlin (D)
of Vermont are determined to destroy the natural green environment
of Vermont by encouraging the U.S. Air Force to base
F-35 strike fighter jets in Vermont which will upset honey bees
necessary for organic gardening, and traumatize birds, sheep, cows,
horses, chickens and goats! Even moose, bears and deer will
be terrified and suffer! The Democrats plan to destroy the
reasonable habitability of Vermont for people who are used
to having a serene country lifestyle.

These politicians claim that by allowing the F-35 strike fighter
jets to be based at the Burlington International Airport,
owned by the most populated city of Vermont, bordering
Lake Champlain from which one-third of Vermonters draw
their drinking water, that this will provide 1,000 new jobs in
Vermont - but they aren't telling you that it will destroy
just as many jobs in organic farming - and the new jobs will only
go to engineers with secret clearance status in nuclear weapons,
people with advanced engineering degrees and Phds. in physics
and mathematics.

That means that Californians with
the engineering education and secret clearance status are
just tired of high real estate prices in California, and are
hell-bent on destroying farming in Vermont by seducing
property owners out of their organic farms.

The problem is, once you contaminate soil with
ingredients of run-off from jet fuel on the
airstrip runway, and exothermic decomposition products
from jet fuel and "after burner",
so you can never re-create
the green, green State of
VERMONT. It will be gone forever.

NEW VERMONT VOCABULARY!

Vermont residents have to learn new vocabulary words.

Explain and define these F-35 fighter jet terms:

(1) "Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) Paveway II Bomb"

(2) "AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missle (AMRAAM)

(3) "1,000 Pound GBU-32"

(4) "Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)"

(5) "GBU-39 250 Pound Small Diameter Bomb"

http://news.yahoo.com/u-f-35-fighter-drops-first-guided-bomb-231619122--finance.html
U.S. F-35 fighter drops first guided bomb against ground target...

...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet dropped a 500-pound bomb this week....

... F-35 B-model jet released the Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) Paveway II bomb...

...The Marine Corps plans to start operating the planes in mid-2015....

... remained concerned about progress on the jet's software, reliability and a computer-based logistics system...

...The GBU-12 weapons test will be followed later on Wednesday by a
live fire
test...
of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile, or AMRAAM.....

...A test of the F-35's ability to drop a 1,000-pound GBU-32 built by Boeing Co is planned next month.....

.....The F-35 used its Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
... to allow the pilot to identify, track, designate and accurately deliver the bomb on target....

... F-35C, released its first weapon during testing... of a GBU-39, a 250-pound small diameter bomb....

Excerpts above from:
http://news.yahoo.com/u-f-35-fighter-drops-first-guided-bomb-231619122--finance.html
U.S. F-35 fighter drops first guided bomb against ground target...

ANSWERS TO:
Explain and define the F-35 fighter jet terms in this Oct. 30, 2013
news article!

(1) "Guided Bomb Unit-12 (GBU-12) Paveway II Bomb"

WHAT IS IT?

U.S. Military Weapons of War
usmilitary.about.com/od/weapons/l/aabombs3.htm
Part 2:
(smart bombs)
and are designated by the GBU
(Guided Bomb Unit)
series bombs. .... GBU-12. Class: 500 lb. Paveway I & II Guided Weapon Mission: Air ...

Lockheed Martin · Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb ...
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/.../PavewayIIDualModeLaserGuidedBomb.html
The paveway II GBU-16 kits are used on 1,000-lb bombs, while GBU-10 and
GBU-12 kits are used on 2,000-lb and 500-lb bombs, respectively.

howstuffworks.com/flash/f-18-weaponry.swf
Guided Bomb Unit-12 GBU-12/ GBU-16 Paveway II. The Guided Bomb Unit-12
has a 500-pound general-purpose. warhead. By shining a laser on the target with ...

(2) "AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missle (AMRAAM)

WHAT IS IT?

Raytheon Wins Contract For Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air ...
http://www.spacewar.com/.../Raytheon_Wins_Contract_For_Advanced_MediumRange_AirtoAir_Missiles.html
Apr 7, 2005... from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the AIM-120 Advanced
Medium-Range Air-to-Air missile (AMRAAM). ... Pakistan successfully test fired a
short-range, nuclear-capable missile on Thursday,...

MARINES SET SAIL WITH HARRIERS ARMED WITH AIM-120 ...
aviationintel.com/marines-set-sail-with-harriers-armed-with-aim-120-amraams/
Dec 16, 2011 ... The British proved the radar and AMRAAM equipped Harrier concept with ... the
weapon it has always deserved in the AIM-120 AMRAAM. ... which are centered
around a nuclear powered CVN class fixed wing aircraft carrier.

A Super Hornet E/F firing an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air ...
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/fa18.../fa18-super-hornet5.html
A Super Hornet E/F firing an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
(AMRAAM). F/A-18F Super Hornet landing on a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier.

AIM-120 AMRAAM - Military.com
tech.military.com/equipment/view/88683/
AIM-120 AMRAAM, Airplanes, tanks, ships, weapons, electronics -- Military.com's
Equipment Guide has extensive files and photos for all types of military ...

(3) "1,000 Pound GBU-32"

WHAT IS IT?

Northrop B-2
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/newb2_2.html
B61-11 penetrating nuclear weapon. ... to 2000-lb
bombs and GBU-32 when attached to 1000-lb bombs. Variants ...

Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11282&page=101
4 Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons Against Hard and Deeply Buried Targets 30-
51 ... The 1,000 pound variant of JDAM is designated the GBU-31, and the 2,000
pound version is designated the GBU-32.
Hard-target penetrators being ...

Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons
books.google.com/books?isbn=0309181461
Committee on the Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council - 2005 - 127 pages
Committee on the Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons,
Division on Engineering and Physical ... The 1,000 pound variant of JDAM is
designated the GBU-31, and the 2,000 pound version is designated the GBU-32.

6x 1000 lb. GBU-32 JDAM's Dropped on Taliban Compound ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-O8hWmju1U
Dec 29, 2012 - 2 min
F16 Drops 1000 lb JDAM on Taliban by America

1000 lb. JDAM GBU-32 JDAM Mountain Top Annihilated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6sV3TElqLw
Dec 22, 2011 - 59 sec
Video showing a 1000Ib GBU-32 delivered by the USAF on a Taliban position ...

(4) "Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)"

WHAT IS IT?

Systems Engineer Sr Stf Jobs - NRG Job Openings - Jobamatic
https://nrgspot.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/
Security Clearance: Secret Technically proficient in all aspects of Nuclear ...
23, Systems Engineer Sr Stf - Experience with Radar signal, RF,EO/IR .... system
safety activities for the JSF Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) Program.

Systems Engineer Stf Jobs
http://www.simplyhired.com/k-systems-engineer-stf-l-orlando-fl-jobs.html
... and system safety activities for the JSF Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) Program. ... Systems Engineer Sr Stf - Nuclear verification and certification.

Lockheed Martin Delivers 100th Targeting System For F-35 - LMT ...
boardvote.com/symbol/LMT/communique/388931
Jul 12, 2013 ... Lockheed Martin is currently producing EOTS… ... recently delivered the 100th
Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II. ... nuclear
instrumentation and control systems for naval submarines, aircraft ...

Navy Certifies Northrop Grumman Electronic Charting Technology for
connection.ebscohost.com/.../navy-certifies-northrop-grumman-electronic-charting-technology-nuclear-attack-subs -
s radar system by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) office as a legal ...
Display
and Information System for the U.S. Navy's 688- nuclear attack submarine fleet. ...
Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) by Lockheed Martin Corp., AAQ-37 ...

Jul 16, 2013 ... Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 100thElectro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the
F-35 Lightning II.
The jet's Lockheed Martin electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) configures its multiple targets, its undercarriage yawning open. . .

F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) | F-35 Lightning II
http://www.f35.com/.../f-35-electro-optical-targeting-system-eots -
F-35 EOTS. Lockheed Martin announced delivery of the 100th Electro-Optical
Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II in July 2013.

(5) "GBU-39 250 Pound Small Diameter Bomb"

WHAT IS IT?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Diameter_Bomb
The GBU-39 has a circular error probable (CEP) of 5–8 meters,[10] which means it has a 50% probability of hitting its intended target within that distance. CEP is reduced by updating differential GPS offsets prior to weapon release.


A classic interview from 2008 with the great Allan Nairn | Norman G ...
normanfinkelstein.com/.../a-classic-interview-from-2008-with-the-great-allan-nairn/
Allan Nairn: Precision bombing is more accurate bombing that purports to kill
fewer ... are doing precision bombing, “using 250-pound GBU-39 small-diameter
bombs to .... Each new nuclear weapon makes the world a more dangerous
place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr9gqZ9Nv18
Jul 1, 2011 - 1 min
The GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a 250 pound (113 kg) ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h5NAObPL0E
Apr 3, 2013 - 16 sec
The GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a 250 pound (113 kg) guided bomb.

EXTRA CREDIT QUESTIONS:

F-35 jets rely on GPS, so why aren't they safe during
solar flares?

ANSWER:

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/sun-emits-fourth-x-class-flare-in-a-week/
The sun emitted a significant solar flare – its fourth X-class flare since Oct. 23, 2013 -- peaking at 5:54 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This disrupts the radio signals for as long as the flare is ongoing, anywhere from minutes to hours.

What is a nuclear weapon?

ANSWER:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapon
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from
nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion.
A thermonuclear weapon weighing little more than 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) can produce an explosive force comparable to the detonation of more than 1.2 million tons (1.1 million tonnes) of TNT. Thus, even a small nuclear device no larger than traditional bombs can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and radiation. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control have been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.... Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have been detonated on over two thousand occasions for testing purposes and demonstrations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapon ...
... With the advent of miniaturization, nuclear bombs
can be delivered by both strategic bombers
and tactical fighter-bombers,
allowing an air force to use its current fleet with little or no modification....
... This method may still be considered the primary means
of nuclear weapons delivery;
the majority of U.S. nuclear warheads, for example,
are free-fall gravity bombs, namely the B61....
... More preferable from a strategic point of view is
a nuclear weapon
mounted onto a missile,
which can use a ballistic trajectory to deliver the warhead over the horizon.