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July 28, 2020

Well, this is not good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:09 pm
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Just because they are weak and disorganized, doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous.

July 13, 2020

Does this look familiar?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:17 am
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Japan’s hypersonic missile.  This looks like the one the US is developing. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

June 23, 2020

Takom V-2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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A very nice build of the Takom V-2 kit.

June 22, 2020

Interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:32 am
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Story here.  Looks like the latest versions of Russian short range air defense may not be quite as good as advertised.  I suspect this applies to much of Russian military technology.

May 11, 2020

You’d have to have a heart of stone

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:35 am
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Not to laugh. Managed to do it with 50 year old technology.

Here is more of this story.

April 1, 2020

This is good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 am
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I feared that after Paul Allen’s death, that Stratolaunch would die quickly. They seem to have found a new lease on life. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 20, 2020

Kills

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:26 pm
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Strange air to air kills, that is.

March 4, 2020

Su-25 kills a Tu-16 with an anti-tank missile

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:21 am
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What more is there to add to a headline like that?

March 2, 2020

Russian aircraft and helicopter losses in Syria

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:56 am
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This is fascinating.  Given Russian budgetary problems these losses have to be hurting.

February 19, 2020

Good news?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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After the series of USN procurement screw-ups, I am not confident about anything they do, but this seems like good news.  Lets hope they don’t boondoggle it.

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