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June 21, 2018

Places on the internet that I should avoid

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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Hannants.   Every time I visit the site I find things I want.  Like this, and this, and this.  Lord help me.


Replacing the UH-60

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:11 am
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This is interesting.  It seems like the tilt-rotor concept is finally coming into its own.

June 20, 2018

Navy woes

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:59 pm
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Is there more behind the recent USN woes than we’ve been lead to believe?  Sounds like there is a more interesting story than has been widely reported.

June 19, 2018

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The President has announced that he wants to see a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. I’ve always thought this was a good idea. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

China’s C-17

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:45 am
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China has developed an indigenous transport aircraft similar to the C-17, called the Y-20.  Story here.

June 18, 2018

More Asian carrier development

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:07 am
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The F-35B has really changed the game when it comes to smaller navies having carrier capability.  Korea and Japan will both have such capability as soon as they put in orders for the F-35B.  (I have no doubt that they both will)

June 17, 2018

Ballistic Missile Defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:55 pm
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It seems the US Navy would like to get out of the business of BMD.  It seems like they should.  However Hypersonic weapons may make the whole thing moot.

RIP Matt “Guitar” Murphy

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:07 pm
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Sad news.  I hope he an John Belushi are having a great time together.

June 15, 2018

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:07 pm
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The two areas I really expect to see develop in the military over the next ten years are UAVs (in the form of actual combat vehicles, as opposed to recon drones) and hypersonic weapons.  Keep an eye on these areas.

June 14, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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Nice articles on a Norwegian ace and Little Norway in Canada.

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