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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.

June 20, 2018

Navy woes

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:59 pm
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Is there more behind the recent USN woes than we’ve been lead to believe?  Sounds like there is a more interesting story than has been widely reported.

June 18, 2018

More Asian carrier development

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:07 am
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The F-35B has really changed the game when it comes to smaller navies having carrier capability.  Korea and Japan will both have such capability as soon as they put in orders for the F-35B.  (I have no doubt that they both will)

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 13, 2018

China’s naval aviation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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It appears that a Chinese naval aviator has made the first night trap on board China’s only operational carrier.  This is significant as the USN is the only navy that regularly conducts night carrier ops.

June 11, 2018

Russian activity in the English Channel

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:55 pm
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Looks like the Russians sent another spy ship through the channel.  The Royal Navy provided an escort. I’ve said before that I think the Russian military, especially the Russian Navy is a paper tiger.  However, it is still best for western navies to keep on their toes.

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