David Knights' Weblog

November 23, 2021

Maybe not the South China Sea?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:28 pm
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Maybe the Ukraine is where the next big confrontation takes place.  Normally, I think that Russia is a paper tiger, but I think Putin perceives weakness in the west.  He is not above exploiting such perceived weakness, especially if it gets him the Ukraine back.  He desperately wants the Ukraine back.

August 10, 2021

Space stuff

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:46 pm
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ULA and Blue Origin are having trouble delivering engines for their new launch platform.

The Chinese are looking to build a moon lander.  Hopefully Elon will get there before them.

A Russian rocket is going to fall out of orbit and burn up. (metaphor alert)

(All links in memory of Mike Nofsinger who would love the crap out of all of this.)

August 8, 2021


Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 12:44 am
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The Checkmate.  It is just a mock up at present.  Apparently it is solely for the export market.  It is an attempt to make something cheaper than the Su-57.  We’ll see if it ever gets built.

July 27, 2021

How the mighty have fallen

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:02 am
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MiG isn’t what it use to be.

April 29, 2021

We are not alone

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The USN isn’t the only navy with problems.

Ukraine moves west

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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This seems to be a very sane move by Ukraine.  Sadly, I am not sure that the current administration is willing to support them.

April 19, 2021


Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:05 pm
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I am still amazed at what happened to several Soviet ships when the USSR collapsed.

February 23, 2021

A win for the good guys?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:15 am
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Looks like the US may have succeeded in spiriting a copy of Russia’s main short range SAM system out of Libya. (h/t to an alert reader of the blog.  Thank you)

February 9, 2021

Sweden is smart

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:14 am
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While a lot of the NATO countries continue to whistle past the graveyard, Sweden is putting money where it counts.

Arma Sukhoi S-70

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:23 am
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No, not that Arma.  But I am not to proud to admit, I need this kit in my life.

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