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May 26, 2018

More on SpaceX astronaut plans

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:11 am
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I have posted on this previously. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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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?

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 13, 2018

Invisible subs

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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Thanks for friend and blog reader Jeff Groves for pointing out this article on a technology that might make subs invisible to active sonar in the future.  This would be a huge shift in anti-submarine warfare.

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 7, 2018

Space: Safety vs Innovation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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An interesting article on how NASA has become risk adverse and how SpaceX is pushing the envelope. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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