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August 16, 2018

Russian weapon in space?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:45 am
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A new Russian satellite is behaving oddly.  Turns out it may be a weapon.  As I have said before I think Russia is largely a paper tiger, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have to pay attention to them.  All the more reason for the US to be committed to space for both civilian and military purposes. ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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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.

Su-17

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:02 pm
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Here is a model that certainly fills a hole in Soviet/Russian aviation.  Glad to see Modelsivit give us this one.

July 26, 2018

Su-57

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:02 am
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I am pretty sure I posted on this before, but it appears that the Russians will not be mass  producing the Su-57.  No matter how they try to spin it, this clearly indicates two things. 1. The Russians are broke. 2. The Su-57 was clearly not the world beater that its manufacturer claimed.

July 24, 2018

F-35 to Turkey on hold

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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Looks like the US is going to put a temporary hold on F-35 sales to Turkey, due to Turkey’s potential purchase of S-400s from Russia.

July 20, 2018

MiG-25RBT

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Yea!  ICM is doing a recon version of the MiG-25.  We’ve needed this for a while.

Anti-satellite aircraft

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:03 am
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Have the Russians developed an aircraft with an anti-satellite capability.  Color me skeptical.

July 16, 2018

MiG-25 stencil decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:20 pm
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Foxbot releasing them here.

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 26, 2018

Russia’s drone AFV

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:23 pm
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I was unaware that Russia was fielding one of these.  Syria looks more and more like 1936-1939 Spain to me, with Russia using it as an opportunity to test their new weapons in combat.

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