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October 1, 2018

Chicken of the South China Sea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Readers won’t be surprised to see tensions in the South China Sea continuing to increase.  All it is going to take is someone making a miscalculation and somebody’s going to be shooting at someone else.


September 27, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 am
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Video of Russian anti-ship missile test.  What I noticed is all the hits seem to be high up on the superstructures.  Interesting video.

September 25, 2018

Russian CVL

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:35 am
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A report on a proposed Russian CVL.  Frankly, nothing in the specs in this article make sense.  The numbers quoted for size don’t make sense with any of the other numbers. (h/t Jeff Groves)

September 24, 2018

Submarine day

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:28 am
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Here is video and an article on the UK’s SSBN force.


An interesting article arguing for the USN to acquire a diesel submarine force.

September 14, 2018


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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The DDG-1000 program (the stealth destroyer) has been a money pit for the Navy.  If the armed forces want more money, they need to eliminate crap like this.

August 14, 2018

Russian Naval activity

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:04 pm
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The Russians are at it again.  While I really don’t see the Russians as a real threat, we still have to treat them as such.

July 25, 2018

The Germans are not serious

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:08 am
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The Germans are not serious about defending themselves and we shouldn’t be doing it for them.

July 12, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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Stuff like this needs to stop happening.  The Navy needs a bigger fleet and things like this will sour the public on that idea.

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.

July 2, 2018

Russian subs

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Looks like Russian subs are becoming a little more active of late and the USN is moving assets to deal with that.  I still believe that the Russian threat is a pretty empty one, but better safe than sorry.

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