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August 20, 2020

Indian F-18s?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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It may eventually happen.  India seems to be moving away from Russia and China and more toward the US.  This is good news for them and us.

August 14, 2020

Good news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:09 am
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Well, this is good news.  For all the early trashing, the F-35B may turn out to be a game changer.

June 24, 2020

US Carriers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Looks like we have three in the Pacific now.  I suspect that absent a flair up elsewhere, this will be standard for the foreseeable future.

June 4, 2020

Time to wake the heck up

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:29 am
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The CCP is not our friend.  It is vital that the USN get its head out of its butt (i.e. LCS) and figure out a strategy and a build out to meet this threat.

April 3, 2020

I still find it very interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:56 am
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that the USN’s first autonomous aircraft are going to be refueling aircraft.  There is more here than meets the eye.

March 9, 2020

Go Navy

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:15 am
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Looks like the CVLsare making a comeback.

February 19, 2020

Well this is good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:41 am
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Looks like the USS Ford (CVN-78) has now been cleared for operating all current USN aircraft types.  This gets it one step closer to completely operational. As things get more dangerous in the world it would be nice to have this weapon in the toolkit.

February 16, 2020

US Navy upping their game

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 am
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The new Ford class aircraft carrier has been designed with extra electrical capacity for laser weapons.

In addition the USN SSBNs are now fielding small yield nukes on some of their missiles.

Go Navy

January 19, 2020

Proper

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:41 am
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Glad to see this, rather than naming it for some politician

December 12, 2019

You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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Russia’s only aircraft carrier, which was previously damages when a crane punched through its deck while in drydock (and the drydock sank) is now on fire.  This may be the most cursed ship since the Ellen Austin.

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