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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

South East Asia gets hotter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:16 am
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Taiwan is upgrading its fleet of aircraft. Makes sense to me, and IMHO the US should sell more such aircraft to Taiwan.  Only a united front will discourage China from adventurism in the South China Sea.

December 27, 2016

South China Sea news

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:03 am
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The latest news from the biggest hotspot in the world.  Frankly, I am not sure the US should be overly concerned.  The Chinese did’t even build this carrier themselves.  Not sure how long it will take them to develop the technology and tactics.

December 25, 2016

China in space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:37 pm
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If this is true it is huge.  However, I have my doubts.

December 16, 2016

Even more South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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Recently I highlighted news of China putting weapons on its man-made islands.

Now we have this.

I believe the ball is now in the US court.  I will be interested to see what the Navy does.

More South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:47 am
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Things continue to escalate.  I don’t see how this ends well.

December 10, 2016

Oh, goody!

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:47 am
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Vietnam now getting in on the act.  That much firepower in the South China Sea and eventually someone will make a mistake.


November 25, 2016

Chinese currency woes

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:48 pm
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Story here.  The Chinese will lose more and more control over their currency the deeper they move into the international market.

October 4, 2016

More South China Sea Fun

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:40 pm
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Story here.  I think it is a nice touch that they sent the USS John S. McCain.

September 26, 2016

Trumpeter MiG-31

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:31 am
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