They would only publish if it is unclassified, meaning they believe it poses no threat to national security. How they arrived at that decision is a different question.
On the contrary, sounds like us taking a page from the bad guys IED development program. And some good old American, Kelly Johnson, git'er done skunkworks initiative.
Not sure about CTI but Mike Fisher took credit for the fin can on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oregonrocketry/permalink/1828789737362560/
Terrorists have had their eyes on getting HPR motors since the at least the early 1990's, if not before....Why would they publish this stuff.
Terrorists can read this stuff, get idea's and the next thing a know...
It doesn't. But I know who my customers are. I sent a lot of fin cans to China Lake that look exactly like the ones in that photo. And the Navy guy, Matt Walker they quoted for the article was the one who ordered them.
Mike, how difficult would it be to design and build a ramjet rocket in high power? Would it run afoul of any rules? Thanks!We pulled it off the market and doubled down before the first of the year. That's when we decided to purchase Dog House Rocketry. Crazy busy around these parts.
Not to mention that terrorists already know how to build unguided rockets (see Katushya and Qassam, for example). I would be shocked if designs for those and the relevant propellant formulas are not available to anyone with appropriate bona fides. The Qassam apparently uses sugar-KNO3 fuel, so Nakka may be more relevant than CTI.As for terrorists building one of these, they'd have to be Level 3 to buy the motor, so I think it's okay.