David Knights' Weblog

May 24, 2019

Skyborg

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:22 pm
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Interesting article on the integration of UAVs as wingmen/force multipliers for our manned fighter aircraft.  I have little doubt that this is the wave of the future in air warfare.  My question is how quickly it can be accomplished, and can any other countries develop such technology fairly quickly.

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February 21, 2019

F-15X

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:59 pm
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It looks like the USAF is actually going to buy 80 F-15Xs over the next 5 years.  This seems to make a lot of sense to me.  I suspect it will spur other countries who aren’t yet ready to upgrade to the F-35 to buy the F-15Xs.

February 14, 2019

Great Wall F-15C

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:28 pm
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Looks like Great Wall is doing an F-15C.

February 8, 2019

F-15X

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:48 am
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Is it a bad idea?

Is it a good idea?

Read both.  I tend to come down on the good idea side, but let me know what you think.

December 18, 2018

Next Gen Bunker Buster

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:07 pm
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The USAF is upgrading its “bunker buster” bombs.  I predict we’ll test these in Afghanistan soon and I’ll be interested to see if we supply them to the Israelis as well.

July 26, 2018

F-15X

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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Looks like this proposal is being considered again.  I think it makes sense.

March 21, 2018

Frikin’ laser beams

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:22 pm
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The USAF is looking to equip F-15s with laser weapons.  Story here.  Interesting if they can do it.

May 10, 2017

F-15E

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:22 pm
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We are now promised an actual accurate F-15E Strike Eagle.  Yea!

March 15, 2017

F-15 upgrade?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:32 pm
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Interesting idea.

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