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July 3, 2018

Hellfire replacement

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:37 am
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Looks like the US military is about to get an upgraded anti-armor, anti-everything else missile.  Good news.

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July 2, 2018

Latest space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:04 am
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The Chinese are getting into the heavy lift rocket businessWe’ve finally got images of a new planet being born (sort of).  Interesting times in space news. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

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 17, 2018

Ballistic Missile Defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:55 pm
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It seems the US Navy would like to get out of the business of BMD.  It seems like they should.  However Hypersonic weapons may make the whole thing moot.

June 15, 2018

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:07 pm
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The two areas I really expect to see develop in the military over the next ten years are UAVs (in the form of actual combat vehicles, as opposed to recon drones) and hypersonic weapons.  Keep an eye on these areas.

May 22, 2018

Russian missile update

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:29 am
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Previously posted about this new missile here.  Now, there are reports that it has failed in 4 out of 4 tests.  Story here.

Russia’s latest anti-ship missile

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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Story here.  Interesting that they are using the MiG-31 as the carrier for the missile.  I have my doubts as to its advertised effectiveness.

May 10, 2018

Israeli airstrike

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:21 pm
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Neat video of an Israeli missile striking a Russian-made Syrian SA-22.  The SA-22 didn’t seem to be defending itself.

April 30, 2018

Big explosion in Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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I wonder what this is all about.  I suspect the story is correct and it WASN’T an Israeli IRBM.  But, what was it?

April 15, 2018

Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:17 pm
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Interesting report on the weapons used in the recent strikes on Syria.  Will see if it deters Assad from using such weapons.

 

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