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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.

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June 6, 2018

Japanese Carriers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:03 am
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Not the WWII kind.  Looks like the Japanese are ready to admit what everyone knew.  Their new Helicopter carriers are going to become full-fledged STOVL carriers. I see some F-35B sales in Japan’s future.

May 28, 2018

More South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:39 am
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This is now a regular occurrence. Not sure the Chinese really care since the islands are already a reality.

May 23, 2018

Secret Navy Ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:01 pm
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I hadn’t heard this story before.  I wonder how many others there are?

February 9, 2018

Dazzle camouflage

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:50 pm
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An interesting article on the process used to develop the dazzle camouflage applied to WWI ships.  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

February 7, 2018

U.S. Navy upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:36 pm
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Looks like the amphib carriers are getting upgrades to handle the F-35B.  That will be a significant increase in the power of these ships.

January 26, 2018

This is outrageous

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 7:59 pm
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Story here.  The Indonesian government needs to actively pursue those who desecrate these sites.  Frankly, the US Navy should be authorized to attack and sink any vessel involved in such activity.

January 18, 2018

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:33 am
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I’ve had this story around for awhile and meant to post it.  The Russians have a couple of interesting spy ships that may be doing undersea spying and aircraft recovery.

November 1, 2017

Sailors adrift

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:04 pm
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Here is an interesting analysis of the current story regarding the two women who claim to have spent 5 months adrift in the Pacific.

May 26, 2017

The Navy needs some new cruisers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:51 pm
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Story here.  What is depressing is the previous designs that never went anywhere.  What a waste.

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