The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia. The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.
April 19, 2017
March 21, 2017
I am endlessly fascinated with the X-37B. I’d love to know what they are doing. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)
March 20, 2017
The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships. However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial. It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues.
March 15, 2017
March 9, 2017
Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs. Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two. I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.
March 2, 2017
Anything to get us off this rock. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)
March 1, 2017
February 27, 2017
Carriers are expensive and in this day and age, there is some question as to their survivability. I wonder if that isn’t in part why Brazil is going carrierless, at least for a while.
February 20, 2017
I previously noted increased radiation levels coming from Russian territory. There was some question about the validity of the report given the source. Now, other outlets are reporting the story.
February 18, 2017
This could be very bad. If true, it almost has to be bad and the only question is how bad.