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April 19, 2021

Wild

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:05 pm
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I am still amazed at what happened to several Soviet ships when the USSR collapsed.

November 7, 2020

F-35C

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:26 am
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It appears that soon the first carrier air wing with the F-35C will deploy.  This is excellent news and will be a huge improvement in USN capability.

November 4, 2020

MQ-25A

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:49 am
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In the next year or so the USN plans to stand up the first unit operating the MQ-25A refueling drone. (VUQ-10)  Interesting article which confirms that the drones will have secondary use as a recon platform, and maybe more.

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.

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