MEDIA ADVISORY: Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst, ZINTRO Expert Myron D. Stokes Available For Interviews at Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and New York International Auto Shows

MEDIA ADVISORY

Re:  Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst Available For Interviews on State of The Industry, Its Product, and Risk/Benefit Analysis of Western Auto Companies Doing Business in The People’s Republic of China; One of Industry’s Stongest Advocates for Boeing C-17 Long Beach Production Line Retention

Contact: Benjamin Ballout or
Myron D. Stokes –
626-616-1655

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eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes Presents Ford Marketing Executive Francisco Codina With 2006 Car of The Year Award for Lincoln Zephyr/MK-Z at Chicago Auto Show Image: Ford Motor Company

Los Angeles, CA -( LA Auto Show ) November 28, 2012 –   Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst, ZINTRO Expert and eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes, an award-winning former Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Newsweek International special correspondent and Interim Bureau Chief, will be available for interviews covering a wide range of automotive/aerospace industry subjects inclusive of product technology,emerging markets, crisis management, the short sightedness of offshoring manufacturing capacity and the technology associated; a re-emergent US auto industry, and the economic and national security implications of failing to protect and secure the country’s ability to manufacture things of value. http://ht.ly/fGPOO

“The US cannot exist as as consumer/service economy in the manner of Las Vegas,” says Stokes, “and expect to maintain its status, in symbiotic relationship with Great Britain, as THE world power economically and militarily.”

Moreover, Stokes is convinced, along with colleagues in the US policy shaping arena inclusive of the United States-China Economic and Security Commission (www.USCC.gov), that US, European and Asian auto companies are at profound risk of losing virtually all control of manufacturing operations in China. http://ht.ly/fGWAY     http://ht.ly/fGWsA

“It is critical that we  change that conversation in light of the  economically devastating effects of overly permissive trade regulatory processes that forced  US automotive and aerospace  entities to compete as companies, while  their international competitors operated as  countries, with the full power and resources of their parent nations,” Stokes said.  “Free trade must be fair, and our  Chinese colleagues, despite having  performed an economic miracle in recent years that rivals that of Japan in the ’80s and ’90’s and membership in the WTO, are  not interested in relinquishing one iota of  the economic advantage they have given their ‘indigenous’ auto companies.” http://ht.ly/fGRqr

Stokes has proven capable of discussing virtually every aspect of auto industry analysis with a particular focus on the China presence of western car firms.  He can discuss the risk/benefit of such presence by GM, Ford, Chrysler, the Europeans inclusive of VW; and the Japanese car companies who have  been declared for all intents and purposes “enemies of the state”.  Among other topics: whether the “bailout” of GM and Chrysler was really necessary and why Ford refused; the uncomfortable role that Wall Street played in creating a circumstance that made GM, Ford and Chrysler vulnerable to offshore takeover in the interest of short term gain.

GM Campus Shanghai - Pudong Signing Ceremony

GM Campus Shanghai – Pudong Signing Ceremony Image: GM

GM Bankruptcy/TATA/Jaguar Land Rover
Stokes was directly involved in an effort to stop the declaration of GM bankruptcy through re-evaluation of global assets; coordinated with concerned European governments -excluding Germany – to prevent GM’s attempts to offload Opel resulting in an intervention by those governments; and a very specific role in changing the circumstances under which the Jaguar/Land Rover sale to TATA would occur by bringing Mahindra and Mahindra back to the acquisition table in conjunction with one of the world’s most powerful investment banking institutions working through Ford’s then CFO.

Actor Damian Lewis with new 2013 Jaguar F-Type during VIP reveal at Paramount Studios 27 November

Actor Damian Lewis with new 2013 Jaguar F-Type during VIP reveal at Paramount Studios 27 November, an excellent event attended by eMOTION!’s Publisher Myron D. Stokes          Image:  Jaguar/Land Rover

 Chrysler/Kerkorian   Toyota Intelligence Gathering
Among archived industrial base preservation activities, Stokes helped prevent the
Kerkorian takeover of Chrysler by bringing a “White Knight” into the mix and presented
to the Chrysler board through a senior communications executive. The intervention was
conveyed during an overseas call from Tokyo during the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. It is now possible to reveal that the late Sir Alex Trotman approved Ford Motor Company’s acting in this capacity following a lengthy interaction with Stokes during a Ford media program.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-10-26/business/1995299061_1_chrysler-corp-tracinda-chrysler-called

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/25/business/kerkorian-bid-for-chrysler-is-rejected.html

Toyota Intelligence Gathering  – As Toyota grew in power, profit and influence through its US and global marketing presence which led to its supplanting GM as the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles, the company’s public comments seemed to be increasingly dismissive of their US counterparts who were complaining about the trade imbalance and quite limited access to the Japanese market.  A trade war was averted in 1995 when Japan agreed to relax its market access requirements subsequent to discussions with then SECCOM Ron Brown (later killed in a Croatia plane crash) and Deputy Mickey Cantor.

In the ensuing years, not much changed relative to Toyota’s view of GM, Ford and Chrysler as competitors, and despite the fact that the company’s US presence was quite legal in addition to an emergent symbiotic relationship between the US and Japan economies, the preservation team decided that a modification of Toyota’s strongly influential position was in order.  Approval was sought in 2002 from US intelligence services to reveal the results of a 1988 global analysis of intelligence gathering activities by major powers, and rather than confirming that the various agencies reviewed were at the top of their game (CIA, NSA, KGB, MI-6, Mossad, et al) Toyota was assessed as the best intelligence gathering organization in the world.

Utilizing a dedicated satellite, 250,000 encrypted messages per day were sent between Toyota City and Torrance.  The CIA was sending half that amount at the time globally…

As a professor of economics at Wayne State University who was made aware of these data proffered at the time:  “Does Toyota have the right to encrypt potentially sensitive corporate data in the form of memos, reports, marketing strategies and Research and Developmental activities?  Absolutely yes.  But, did they provide the de-cryption codes to US intelligence services as required and agreed to between the respective governments?  Apparently no, they didn’t, and by failing to do so placed the entire Toyota organization operating in the west at profound risk.  Had they chosen to do so, the US government would have been perfectly within its rights to confiscate the company’s manufacturing operations, freeze its financial assets, and detain its executive personnel.  Obviously, and perhaps wisely, they didn’t.”

“In spite of the US deciding no punitive actions were required, Stokes observed, “Toyota’s stance changed remarkably, even to the point of defending and offering assistance to GM, Ford and Chrysler during the quite regrettable Congressional ‘bailout’ hearings of 2008.”

http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC/hyperintelligence-toyota-cia-nsa-kgb-mossad-and-sun-tzu-presentation-862459

Boeing Dreamliner/C-17 Globemaster III

Delivery Ceremony for All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner, Everett Field, WA Image: Boeing

On the aerospace side, a recent analysis of Boeing Dreamliner with specific focus on the issues of a nearly unprecedented conjoining of composites to metal within critical
aircraft structure, induced a rethinking of this approach and questioned, as did a GAO analysis, the viability, accuracy and appropriateness of FAA certification processes for aircraft extensively utilizing composites. (Google -Boeing Dreamliner Analysis).

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/emotion-reportscom-analysis-part-one-boeings-787-dreamliner-159822005.html

Boeing C-17 During Shortfield Takeoff Tests    Image: USAirForce

Boeing C-17 During Shortfield Takeoff Tests Image: USAirForce

Stokes, along with national security strategist and Walsh College Academician
Dr. Sheila Ronis, has been one of the strongest voices in advocating Boeing C-17
Globemaster III Long Beach production line continuance and preservation
of over 250,000 core manufacturing positions in the US – when one correctly
invokes Keynesian Economic Multipliers – of which at least 5,000 are in California.

Potential interviewers will find it useful to google the following terms: –Veteran Automotive Journalist-; -GM China Analysis-; -Auto Industry Analysis 2013 – (5 of 55 million); -2010 Auto Industry Analysis- (1, 2, 3 of 12 million) ; -Myron D. Stokes, China Auto Industry Analysis- ; -Boeing, Myron D. Stokes-;-Boeing Dreamliner Analysis- -Boeing C17,  Stokes- ; -Richard Holbrooke’s World- ; -Deadra’s Flight- ;-GM’s Transition to China-; – eMOTION! REPORTS.com –

Afghanistan Emergency Airlift Relief Mission

The children of the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, say "Thank you, Deadra Stokes"...  Image: British Afghan Women's Society, London, UK

Following another successful distribution of relief goods through a multinational private/public effort this past November, the children of the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, say “Thank you, Deadra Stokes”… Image: British Afghan Women’s Society, London, UK

Lastly, in his capacity as Managing Director of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc, an entity involved in the creation of a new air transportation industry subset, Stokes has just completed coordination, in conjunction with Kalitta Air US, DHL UK, AviaPartner and Fast Forward Freight of Belgium, and the British Afghan Women’s Society, of a second emergency private airlift relief mission into the refugee camps of Kabul, Afghanistan.  The mission was named “Deadra’s Flight” in honor of Stokes’ wife who recently succumbed to illness. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/urgent-appeal-ukuseuasiamiddle-east—help-with-airlift-of-winter-childrens-clothes-to-afghanistan-wanted-174768661.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amnesty-international-calls-for-international-assistance-for-prevention-of-child-freezing-deaths-in-afghanistan-as-private-citizens-commit-cargo-plane-for-airlift-175898321.html

Publisher’s note: A second phase of this mission will bring critically ill Afghan children to the US for treatment, with Phoenix, AZ medical facilities having been designated for this effort.  A pediatric review team consisting of physicians and other area healthcare professionals is being formed as of now.

Media avails:  Stokes will be available throughout the media previews and during the public show. He will also be accessible for comment during near future auto shows, inclusive of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) http://www.naias.com/  and the New York Auto Show. http://www.autoshowny.com/
ZINTRO LINK: http://blog.zintro.com/2012/11/08/electric-cars-struggling-for-public-acceptance/

Analysis: GM’s Transition to China: http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/20092010-auto-industry-analysis-gms-transition-to-china-2714948

2008 Automotive Industry Analysis:  http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC/automotive-industry-analysis-2008-martha-hindes-e-motion-reportscom3-presentation

Main Site: http://www.emotionreports.com : Call For Restoration of Dewar Trophy in Accordance With 1907 Royal Automobile Club International Rulesets (Parts Interchangability; endurance, reliability)

Archived Press Release: (PR Newswire 2003) Reports Says Department of Defense May Consider US Auto Industry ‘Irrelevant’ to National SecurityAnalysis – “Super-Globalism: Strategies For Maintaining A Robust Industrial Base Through Technological, Policy and Process Improvement”   http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/report-says-department-of-defense-may-consider-us-auto-industry-irrelevant-to-national-security-71247952.html

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Defence Policy Analyst: “China’s Arrogance and Belief They are Next World Power Makes War With US/UK Inevitable and Soon” eMOTION! REPORTS.com Archives

Defence Policy Analyst: “China’s Arrogance and Belief They are Next World Power Makes War With US/UK Inevitable and Soon”.

Battle of The South China Sea Scenario http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/the-defense-industrial-baseissues-to-be-considered-and-recommendations-dr-sheila-ronis-dir-mba-programs-walsh-college

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubid=1002

http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/project-on-national-security-reform-vision-working-group-report-and-scenarios-including-industrial-base-south-china-sea

http://old.pnsr.org/web/page/708/sectionid/579/pagelevel/3/parentid/590/interior.asp

Engineers and ground crew inspect China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter during tests; so much for western speculation in 2010 the country’s 5th generation combat aircraft development was “10-15 years” away…. Image: PLA

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Revealed as Coordinating Point For “Off-Radar” Afghanistan Refugee Camps Airlift Relief Mission

Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. Managing Director Myron D. Stokes Co-directed From Wife’s Mayo Room Unprecedented Conflict Area Airlift of Critical Supplies For At Risk Children With Kalitta Air, DHL UK-Bahrain -Bagram, Fast Forward Freight and AviaPartner Belgium

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Pose For Zarghona Rassa. Despite Squalid Conditions, Their Faces Reflect Hope and Confidence Image: BAWS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc., a Delaware incorporated transportation logistics firm involved for the past decade in creating a blueprint of architecture for infrastructure necessary in the establishment of a new globe spanning US-controlled industry, Heavylift, based on very modestly modified Boeing C-17 Globemaster III’s military transport aircraft, today revealed that its Managing Director, Myron D. Stokes, coordinated this past March 2012 with air transport entities Kalitta Air, DHL UK/Bahrain/Bagram, AviaPartner and Fast Forward Freight Belgium a believed unprecedented end-to-end private airlift relief mission to the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, from his wife Deadra’s bedside at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.

“The mission was primarily in response to the excellent reportage of New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland (enhanced by the powerful and moving photography of Andrea Bruce) along with that of the BBC’s Andrew North earlier this year, revealing dozens of freezing deaths of children owing to a lack of heating fuel and warm clothes in the Kabul camps during an unusually cold winter,” Stokes said.” Relief of the camps was profoundly problematic owing to a near complete breakdown of communications between the US and Afghanistan governments, threats from the Taliban to step up attacks on all western personnel and facilities following the Quran book burnings at Bagram Air Base, and the killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier.

“Nevertheless, some caring people were not willing to let another child die from unrelenting cold, and British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa was one of them.”

Go to full release: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1jMlb)

 

 

 

Volunteers, Airlines Lift Tons of Baby Clothes to Refugees Fleeing War in Afghanistan

The anguish of unrelenting cold in the camps is reflected in the face of this Afghan Boy

Image: Andrea Bruce, New York Times

Unusually Cold Afghanistan Winter Takes Toll on Most Vulnerable: Relief Efforts Underway Led by British Afghan Women’s Society

Kalitta Air Fleet

Kalitta Air and DHL Deployed their aircraft to assist in the rapid movement of relief goods to refugee camps outside of Kabul, Afghanistan in an unprecedented private airlift mission into a conflict zone Image: Kalitta Air

“We were up all night trying to keep her warm, but there weren’t enough blankets.  Then we heard her cough.  It was her last breath.”  Mr. Samid Gul, on the loss of his infant daughter, as told to the BBC’s Andrew North

UPDATE:   Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan ( March 24-31, 2012)  – In the aftermath of a deadlier than usual winter for young children in Afghanistan, in which at least 40 children have frozen to death as a result of inadequate clothing, shelter, and blankets, a British Afghan Women’s Society  air cargo of warm baby clothes, baby formula, and other items has arrived in Kabul, and delivered to the refugee camps in Kabul where many of the freezing deaths occurred.  The cargo is the result of an outpouring of sympathy from Britons and people from around the world, who responded overwhelmingly to calls by the Society for donations of these items.

The cargo was transported through the generous donation of air transport services from a number of companies working together, picking up different legs of the trip.  It is believed that this is the first time a purely cooperative effort attempting end-to-end delivery of such a large quantity of donated relief items has been accomplished in the Afghan theater.  The donated items are being driven directly to the camps after sorting and will be put into the hands of the neediest families.

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Gather During Distribution of Relief Goods on 31 March, 2012; Amidst Squalor, a Quiet Dignity                 Image: BAWS/DHSA

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Gather During Distribution of Relief Goods on 31 March, 2012; Amidst Squalor, a Quiet Dignity                                                                                                          –  Image: BAWS/DHSA

The refugee camps hold an estimated 35,000 people who have fled the violence and fighting in other parts of the country, and live in squalid conditions, mostly in
tents and mud huts.Twenty three of the deaths occurred in the camps in Kabul,
considered the most secure area of the country.  All were children under five.

The British Afghan Women’s Society gathered  over 2,000 kilos of children’s clothes
and blankets, the weight  equivalent of a Ford Explorer.   The transport mission is
led by former Newsweek special correspondent Mr. Myron D. Stokes of Global HeavyLift Holdings Inc. of Bloomfield Hills, MI,  working with strategic partners at Kalitta Air, DHL-United Kingdom/Bahrain/Bagram, Aviapartner Belgium, and Fast Forward Freight, Belgium.

“Ismail’s Flight”

British Afghan Women's Society Director Zarghona Rassa  and Driver Sameer pose with DHL crew during pickup of donated relief supplies at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan   Image: DHL-OIAX

British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa and Driver Sameer pose with DHL Bagram crew during pick up at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan   Image: DHL-OAIX

The Mission Begins: 0745z/24 – Liege Airport, Belgium

The airlift took-off from Liege Airport in Belgium at 0745z March 23rd last weekend, briefly stopped at Bahrain, and arrived Bagram at 0500z/24, March 24.  Distribution was carried out Saturday March 31 in the refugee camps in Kabul following a news conference that morning from within the DHSA compound.   The flight has been christened “Ismail’s Flight,” after the youngest of the children who froze who were named in a New York Times report.  Ismail was 30 days old.

Sameer and DHL ground crew member reflect the cooperative spirit manifest throughout this relief mission.        Image: DHL-OAIX

The donation of children’s items comes as relations between the Afghan government and the US government are at an all-time low, after recent incidents such as the Quran burnings last February and, more recently, the murder of 16 civilians allegedly by a US soldier now in custody.   The organizers noted that in addition to the great need for the winter baby clothes, the timing of the delivery to the refugee camps in Kabul is significant,
as it coincides with the Afghan New Year.

Loading of donated relief goods at Bagram Airfield, ultimately bound for refugee camps near Kabul, Afghanistan.       Image: DHL-OAIX“It’s the  first week of Afghan New Year.  This will mean so much to them” said a
representative of the British Afghan Women’s Society.

Afghan tradition holds that on Nowruz, the week of celebrations for the New Year, if a
person is warm and kind to their relatives, friends and neighbors, then the New Year will be a good one.

As reported in the BBC by Mr. Andrew North on 21 February, “Nearly 40 children have
frozen to death in Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials, as the country experiences one of its harshest winters in decades.”

More than half these deaths took place in and around Kabul, the most secure area in
the country.

The DHL air crew handling the final leg of the mission into Afghanistan flew into the often dangerous airspace, at risk, in order to deliver the load.

Although death by cold or starvation, especially among young children, is a common occurrence every winter in rural areas in Afghanistan, this year the world was shocked as dozens of infants and young children froze in the most populous and secure city, the capital of Kabul.

In February Andrew North of the BBC reported the story of Mr. Samid Gul, who had
recently lost an infant daughter.  Mr. Gul said:”We were up all night trying to keep her warm, but there weren’t enough blankets.  Then we heard her cough.  It was her last breath.”

The temperatures on the coldest nights in Kabul ranged from just below freezing to minus ten degrees Celsius, for refugees living, for all practical purposes, outdoors with no heat in such temperatures.

In January the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary reported of life in Kabul in general that “Many
homes lack basic heating and many Afghans simply do not have enough clothes to keep
them warm.”  The deaths in Kabul were also reported by Rod Nordland of the New York
Times.

Zarghona Rassa, Sameer and DHL crew after truck loading, Bagram Airfield      Image: DHL-Bagram

   Zarghona Rassa and Sameer Ahmad Mastoor pose with DHL crew after truck loading at Bagram Airbase     Image: DHL-OIAX

Bringing Together a Global Logistics Team

Myron D. Stokes of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. said of the complex logistical
team working together, “Not only are they happy to do this, they are excited.  We can’t thank the aviation professionals like Pete Sanderlin, Sean Pryce, Thomas Henry, Emil Pando, Mohamed Durgana, Benjamin Seamans, Heath Nicholl, Diana Bean and Connie Kalitta of Kalitta Air; Susan Westlake and Doug Choyce of DHL UK, Nick Mariano, DHL-Bagram, Ebrahim Abdulla and Sami Juma, DHL-Bahrain;  Bob Swindens and Aurelie Seron of Fast Forward Freight Belgium; Menno Van Goch and Stef Lemmens of IAS/Kalitta Belgium and innumerable others, enough for this extraordinary effort that moved significant relief goods across the world into a conflict zone in record time.  Even more significantly, I believe this represents a new humanitarian resource transport model that has demonstrably removed, via this mission, the typical and often frustrating complexities for moving such goods to the critical point of utilization.”

Stokes also commended Global HeavyLift’s Director of Middle East Operations Benjamin Ballout, who, after discussions with Ed Corcoran of Global Security and Jobs For Afghan’s Ralph Lopez, recommended the mission.   “He simply called and said, ‘We really need to do whatever we can to assist’, and that was the trigger”, Stokes said.

DHL Aircraft at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan      Image: Bagram AF

DHL Aircraft at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan Image: Bagram AF

Stokes says he has to reserve special praise for the ground team in Kabul which required precise coordination between DHL-Bagram’s Nick Mariano, British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa, Sameer Ahmad Mastoor, the transport convoy co-organized by Shahir Zahine of Development Humanitarian Services of Afghanistan (DHSA) Najim Dost, and NYE Express Marketing Director Sayed Hanif Ghanzafar.   “The flexibility and resourcefulness demonstrated in the face of rapidly changing circumstances associated with pick up at Bagram Airfield to delivery and storage at the NYE Express warehouse is the stuff of movies”, said Stokes.  We’ll be re-telling the story for the rest of our lives, I think.  And, I don’t believe that on their best day Oprah Winfrey’s producers could find a grander example of strong, brave and resourceful women like Zarghona Rassa.”

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Background articles:

“Driven Away by a War, Now Stalked by Winter’s Cold” by Rod Norland, New York Times, Feb.3, 2012
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/world/asia/cold-weather-kills-children-in-afghan-refugee-camps.html?_r=2

“Uncovering the Sadness of Young Deaths”, by Rod Nordland/Andrea Bruce photography, New York Times, Feb. 8, 2012

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/uncovering-the-sadness-of-young-deaths/?scp=1&sq=nordland&st=cse

“In the Midst of $2 Billion Per Week Spending on War, Babies Freezing in Kabul for Lack of Food, Fuel.”

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/13/1064411/-In-the-Midst-of-2-Billion-Per-Week-Spending-on-War-Babies-Freezing-in-Kabul-for-Lack-of-Food-Fuel

About Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc

Founded in 2002, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based GHH is a strategic air transport solutions entity that was born of a multi-year public/private effort (Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft-CAMAA  ) among forward thinkers in both the private sector and government to mitigate emerging and observable vulnerabilities in the U.S. industrial base global supply chain. Such vulnerabilities are represented by the fact that no ocean-borne shipping is in U.S. hands at present, thus potentially subjecting American corporations, especially automotive, and their global operations to the whims and perhaps economically hostile activities of and by foreign governments. Add to this the risk of terrorist activities, which have, according to the Department of Homeland Security, targeted maritime operations; i.e., ships, ports and ocean containers.

Incorporated in Delaware and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) listed, (ccr gov) it is the goal of GHH and its strategic partners around the planet to work with key logistics personnel within these corporations and government agencies to conceptualize, craft and structure long-term global supply chain alternative transportation methodologies through continuous — not stop gap or emergency — air augmentation solutions. Its most important mission, however, has been in the co-development of global architecture for infrastructure of a new American controlled industry, Heavylift, utilizing the excellent airlift performance characteristics of the Boeing BC-17.

Press Contact:

Ralph Lopez
617-412-9438

Ben Ballout
74 W. Long Lake Rd.
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48304
626-616-1655
http://emotionreportscom.blogspot.com/

TRANSFORMATIONAL REPLICATION: SECDEF ORDERS BOEING TO RESTART B-29 SUPERFORTRESS PRODUCTION WITH B-52 RETROFIT FUNDS

US AIR FORCE SET TO REPLACE F-15C WITH F-51D MUSTANG REPLICANTS; NAVY AND MARINES TO REPLACE F/A-18 WITH F4U-4C CORSAIR, A1D SKYRAIDER FOR FLEET DEFENSE AND ATTACK ROLES; C-17, C-5 AND  C-130J AIRLIFT MISSION TO BE FULFILLED BY C-119 BOXCAR

“The Secretary is now convinced that speed and electronics sophistication will not be effective against the Taliban and similar organizations engaged in asymmetric warfare,” says a high-level official who could not be identified as he was not authorized to speak on these matters.  “However, long range piston engined aircraft with heavy bomb loads and air-to-ground missiles, along with excellent loiter capability over the conflict area, can mitigate their operational freedom, in collaboration with expanded UAV utilization.  Another plus is lower vulnerability to heat-seeking missiles for the simple reason of a much reduced heat signature; not to mention that a replicant B-29 will have 1/10th the operating cost of a retrofitted B-52.” — Pentagon Source

B-29 Superfortress Returning to Air Force Inventory After 60 Years Image: US AirForce

Washington, D.C., The Pentagon, October 1, 2010 —  Pentagon sources are advising that Secretary of Defense Gates has directed Boeing to utilize the just allocated USD 12 billion for retrofitting of USAF B-52 Stratofortresses to retooling of its St. Louis and reactivated Wichita facilities for restart of B-29 Superfortress production.

“The Secretary is now convinced that speed and electronics sophistication will not be effective against the Taliban and similar organizations engaged in asymmetric warfare,” says a high-level official who could not be identified as he was not authorized to speak on these matters.  “However, long range piston engined aircraft with heavy bomb loads and air-to-ground missiles, along with excellent loiter capability over the conflict area, can mitigate their operational freedom, in collaboration with expanded UAV utilization.  Another plus is lower vulnerability to heat-seeking missiles for the simple reason of a much reduced heat signature; not to mention that a replicant B-29 will have 1/10th the operating cost of a retrofitted B-52.”

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Displays its Wares Image: US AirForce

The source also noted the Secretary’s observation that “People should not find it difficult to see the logic of restarting B-29 production, especially when one considers the B-52 was designed just 6 years after Boeing test pilot Eddie Allen flew the prototype B-29 in September 1942 and took to the skies 6 years later.  Obviously, there is direct flight control and operational lineage between the two aircraft, and AF crews will have very little difficulty adjusting to the Superfortress, despite the fact that its 312 mph slower than a B-52H.”

Reminded that no data supports the contention of asymmetric-only future war scenarios, but would instead be conjoined with the conventional including, of course, battlespace threats to B-29 operations from generation 4.5 and 5 Russian, Chinese, North Korean and Iranian fighters, the source says the SECDEF expected such questions, and responded that “I see only a minimal threat to Superfortress missions”, while acknowledging the very little talked about “Black Tuesday” in the skies over North Korea in October 1951 when as many as 11 B-29s were lost to MiG-15 attacks over Namsi airfield. This disaster resulted in urgent movement of F-86 Sabres into theater to counter the MiG dominance.

“We are aggressively addressing this potential threat by ordering Boeing (North American Rockwell/Rockwell International defense and space divisions were acquired by Boeing in 1996 and integrated into Boeing Defense operations) to retool at least two facilities to accommodate the restart of F-51D Mustang production. By reintroducing Mustang, in parallel with accelerated phase out of F-22, F-15 and F-16 and discontinuance of F-35, we will adopt elements of the old Soviet Air Force, and their armed forces as a whole, philosophy of quantitative, as opposed to qualitative, superiority.  Meaning that we fill the skies with 437 mph Mustangs owing to the fact I can produce 100 of these aircraft for the same cost as 1 F-22 Raptor. The sheer density of our fighters in the battlespace will minimize the threat represented by even the most advanced MiG, Sukhoi, Jiang and Shenyang fighter types.”

Back to The Future” For Military Preparedness

The source further stated that the SECDEF is so completely convinced of the viability of this “back to the future” strategy – despite the objections of Admiral Mike Mullen and other senior DoD leadership – that he will be notifying Lockheed-Martin the C-5M REAMP/RERP program is to cease immediately and will instead apply the near 15billion allocated to restart production of the P2V Neptune long-range maritime patrol bomber. “They will be further directed to simultaneously establish a joint-venture with Boeing to re-initiate production of Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser-based KC-97 aerial tankers.  “The Secretary remembers with fondness how impressed he was with the news that a Neptune had flown over 11,000 miles non-stop in September 1946, and as such will allow the US Navy to significantly reduce maritime patrol/search and rescue costs.

Unprecedented Reductions in Naval Air Operations Costs

“And speaking of the Navy,” the source continued, “Secretary Gates will be conveying to the Secretary of the Navy and force commanders, that effective immediately all FA/18 upgrade activity is to cease, and they are to phase out the Hornets from all fleet operations within 12 months.  The fighter and attack roles with be taken over by replicant Chance-Vought F4U-4C Corsairs and Douglas A-1D Skyraiders produced via a Boeing/Northrop-Grumman joint venture.

Strategic and Tactical Airlift

“Finally, the SECDEF has further determined through updated strategic and tactical airlift requirements analysis provided by PA and E, that replicant C-119  Boxcars can easily fill that role.  The DoD will begin phasing out C-17, C-5 and C-130J equipped airlift wings as quickly as is prudent.  My understanding is that the C-27J will remain as it is the perfect complement to the C-119.”

This Pentagon contact also advised  the SECDEF has conveyed to the President that “through these outlined force reduction and technological simplification processes, the defense budget would be reduced to 235 billion by 2013.”  The President was pleased by the Secretary’s aggressive actions to reduce spending, but cautioned him that he had non-definitive responses from Russia’s Medvedev and China’s Wen relative to his suggestion that those countries also consider the “reduction and simplification” approach to arms control.  He also stated that if he didn’t know better, he could have sworn he heard raucous laughter as both leaders were hanging up the phone…

Update 25 October 2012-

Publisher’s note:  While we have taken great pains to be as technically and historically pure as possible relative to aircraft performance, and accurate in assessment of current defense policy, this is a spoof of budget cut shortsightedness -in the words of a national security strategist colleague – on the part of too many who should know better…

— Myron D. Stokes

Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft (Boeing BC-17): Articles (The Full Wiki)

Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft : Articles (The Full Wiki).

Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft: Boeing BC-17

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A C-17 performing a medical evacuation in Antarctica, August 2007 

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Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft (CAMAA) is a joint initiative between the United States Air Force (USAF), Boeing and academia designed as a means to mitigate Congressionally ordered end-of-Cold-War force reduction through directives such as the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC).[1] In its original form in October 2000, it was found to be inadequate or possessed limitations not necessarily conducive to project success in the estimations of program participants. A second iteration was approved for development as representative of atypical levels of industry and government collaboration. The Heavylift initiative, is an outgrowth of the intent and focus of the CAMAA program utilizing commercial/military Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs.

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