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May 27, 2018

More Russian casualties in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:41 pm
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Story here.

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May 25, 2018

More F-35 analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:57 am
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I recently wrote about the F-35 in Israeli service here.  Now here is another article on the same subject.

May 23, 2018

Secret Navy Ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:01 pm
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I hadn’t heard this story before.  I wonder how many others there are?

Asymmetric warfare

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:01 pm
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It has been said that the for all the technological advantages of the advanced Western powers, they are ill equipped to fight modern terrorism that uses non-traditional methods and uses the structure of the open, Western welfare state societies against themselves.  Here and here are articles on an interesting exploration of the weaknesses of the Western welfare state.  The United Kingdom has had a similar issue for years.  To win the war against the barbarians, Western societies must find a way to deal with these asymmetric threats.  War isn’t just about guns and tanks and airplanes anymore.

 

F-35 in combat

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:29 pm
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The Israelis are apparently using the F-35 in combat.  After all the complaints, it will be interesting to see how it performs in the real world.

May 22, 2018

Boxer APC

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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Australia is buying the German-made Boxer APC.  For you modelers out there, there is at least one 35th scale kit of the Boxer, and more importantly, one in God’s One True Scale.

Russian missile update

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:29 am
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Previously posted about this new missile here.  Now, there are reports that it has failed in 4 out of 4 tests.  Story here.

Russia’s latest anti-ship missile

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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Story here.  Interesting that they are using the MiG-31 as the carrier for the missile.  I have my doubts as to its advertised effectiveness.

May 10, 2018

Israeli airstrike

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:21 pm
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Neat video of an Israeli missile striking a Russian-made Syrian SA-22.  The SA-22 didn’t seem to be defending itself.

May 8, 2018

Not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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If Chinese forces are actively using lasers to try an blind our pilots, you have to think that the Chinese are willing to up the tensions between the two countries.  I wonder if this was a local commander or some local troops going off script.  If not, that worries me.

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