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April 19, 2017

Indian Israeli military cooperation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:53 pm
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The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia.  The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.

March 21, 2017

More X-37B

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:37 pm
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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


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:14 am
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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

F-15 upgrade?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:32 pm
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Interesting idea.

March 9, 2017

Russian strength or Russian weakness?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:15 am
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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

We need something like this

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:49 pm
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Anything to get us off this rock. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 1, 2017

New Russian bomber

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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Cool drawing, but I wonder what it will really look like.

February 27, 2017

The decline of the carrier

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:48 pm
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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

Russian radiation mystery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:50 pm
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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

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:20 pm
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This could be very bad.  If true, it almost has to be bad and the only question is how bad.

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