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July 11, 2018

French H160

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 pm
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Interesting article on the new French replacement helicopter.  It will be interesting to see if this has any success beyond the French military.


July 5, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:08 am
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China has developed a hand-held laser. It looks to be mainly useful for crowd control and maybe anti-terror operations at the moment.

The US may put laser weapons on the F-35.  Interesting.

Not to be outdone, the US Army is going to field a 100Kw laser for anti-drone, anti-mortar defense.

June 28, 2018

Missile defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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More evidence that the Pacific is the most important strategic area right now.  I suspect that more of these will be built.  Look for one in Japan at some point.

June 19, 2018

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The President has announced that he wants to see a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. I’ve always thought this was a good idea. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 27, 2018

More Russian casualties in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:41 pm
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Story here.

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 8, 2018

Not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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If Chinese forces are actively using lasers to try an blind our pilots, you have to think that the Chinese are willing to up the tensions between the two countries.  I wonder if this was a local commander or some local troops going off script.  If not, that worries me.

April 27, 2018


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Now the Army wants in on the railgun whiz-bang.  If the US gets these into service with the Navy and Army, it will put the US military far ahead of the rest of the world.

April 25, 2018

The Space Corps

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:06 am
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The beginnings of a new space race?  Personally, I think a Space Corps is inevitable.

April 20, 2018

Russian Navy activity

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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Putin flexes his naval muscles.  The Russians seem to be doing this more often.

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