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July 9, 2020

A-29 down

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 3:32 pm
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An Afghan A-29 apparently went down in Afghanistan due to mechanical issues.  A US instructor pilot was on-bard, but ejected and was rescued.

Buried in the story is the nugget about US based training of Afghan pilots being wound down because the Afghan trainees go AWOL when they get into the US.  Why would we continue to bring members of certain foreign military forces into the US for training?

July 8, 2020

Unmanned fighters

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:38 pm
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Looks like the USAF is fully committed to these.  A 2023 initial deployment would be an amazing accomplishment and would completely change risk analysis in regard to kinetic use of force.

Now this sounds interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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Lightweight armor could have all sorts of interesting uses.

July 2, 2020

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:30 am
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It appears that the US Space Force is more open to the use of reusable rockets to launch their sensitive payloads.  This makes sense given that SpaceX has proven the reliability of such items.  Hopefully this will lower the cost of our operations. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 16, 2020

Requiescat in pace

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:59 am
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Story here. 😦

June 5, 2020

Good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:49 pm
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Australia and India are committing to closer joint military cooperation.  Both countries realize the danger the CCP represents.  Taking these steps now may prevent worse problems later.

June 2, 2020

Way cool

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:46 am
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This is way cool.  I know I’ve blogged about this technology before.  I think this type of technology will lead us more quickly to the use of robots in combat to avoid casualties.

June 1, 2020

It gets worse

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:28 pm
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I posted earlier about this story here.  It turns out the person that was killed was a local business owner whose business was next to where the crowd had gathered.  From the story it appears that the police have a suspect in the initial shooting, but don’t know how or who shot the business owner.

I am sure this will make things calmer

Filed under: Kentucky,Legal — dknights @ 11:14 am
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Story here.  God have mercy.

May 29, 2020

Testing boundries

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:06 pm
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Looks like the Russians and Chinese aren’t the only ones flexing a little muscle.  Everybody stay frosty.

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