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July 20, 2018

Anti-satellite aircraft

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:03 am
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Have the Russians developed an aircraft with an anti-satellite capability.  Color me skeptical.


July 19, 2018

Habitable moons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 am
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Interesting article on looking for habitable planets among the moons of gas giants.  I am skeptical that a moon of a gas giant could be habitable given the extended period of darkness that would be the result of most orbits. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 12, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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Stuff like this needs to stop happening.  The Navy needs a bigger fleet and things like this will sour the public on that idea.

July 11, 2018

French H160

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 pm
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Interesting article on the new French replacement helicopter.  It will be interesting to see if this has any success beyond the French military.

July 5, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:08 am
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China has developed a hand-held laser. It looks to be mainly useful for crowd control and maybe anti-terror operations at the moment.

The US may put laser weapons on the F-35.  Interesting.

Not to be outdone, the US Army is going to field a 100Kw laser for anti-drone, anti-mortar defense.

July 4, 2018


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:56 am
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An interesting article on Turkey’s acquisition of a new attack helicopter and some of the politics behind the decision on what to buy.

July 3, 2018

B-52 SAR

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:41 am
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Is there anything the B-52 can’t do?  Glad to see the old girl soldiering on.

Hellfire replacement

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:37 am
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Looks like the US military is about to get an upgraded anti-armor, anti-everything else missile.  Good news.

July 2, 2018

Latest space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:04 am
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The Chinese are getting into the heavy lift rocket businessWe’ve finally got images of a new planet being born (sort of).  Interesting times in space news. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

June 28, 2018

Missile defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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More evidence that the Pacific is the most important strategic area right now.  I suspect that more of these will be built.  Look for one in Japan at some point.

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