David Knights' Weblog

September 21, 2018

Air to Air UAV kill

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 am
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Yes, it was only practice.  However, I suspect that we will see more of this over the next 20 years.

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September 20, 2018

Grumpy Russian Bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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Or actually a pair of BlackjacksLooks like Putin is flexing his muscles again.  I saw a few days ago that B-52 were doing the reverse route penetration practices, so this may just be a reaction.

September 14, 2018

So do I

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:44 pm
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The U.S. Army wants a new 120mm mortar that can reach out 12 miles.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

September 12, 2018

A neat WWII story

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:17 am
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Author Chris Bucholtz has an occasional blog with some really good WWII stories, as well as the occasional modeling entry. (who am I to cast such shade?).  I recommend you take a look.

August 28, 2018

Army Artillery Upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:12 pm
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Looks like the Army may be getting some much needed upgrades to their artillery and rocket forces.

August 27, 2018

Space Force

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:02 pm
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An intelligent article on the subject. (h/t to Jeff Groves.)

August 16, 2018

Russian weapon in space?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:45 am
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A new Russian satellite is behaving oddly.  Turns out it may be a weapon.  As I have said before I think Russia is largely a paper tiger, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have to pay attention to them.  All the more reason for the US to be committed to space for both civilian and military purposes. ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 20, 2018

Anti-satellite aircraft

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:03 am
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Have the Russians developed an aircraft with an anti-satellite capability.  Color me skeptical.

July 19, 2018

Russia, Russia, Russia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:21 am
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With Russia in the news lately, it is worth noting that the US is making huge investments in countries close to the Russian border to upgrade their ability to host and support US forces.

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.

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