David Knights' Weblog

January 18, 2019

Hunley

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:22 pm
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There may now be an answer to why the H.L. Hunley sank.  Going to see this is on my bucket list.

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December 26, 2018

Russia rattling its sabers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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Russia claims advancements is both hypersonic missile warhead and a nuclear armed UUV.  Given the poor state of Russia’s economy and the low price of oil, frankly Russia is simply wasting precious resources.  I predict a crash in Russia, sooner, rather than later.

USS Louisville (SSN 724)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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A nice photo of the Louisville.

December 20, 2018

USN weapons upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:38 am
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The USN is equipping its submarines with upgraded anti-ship missiles (ASM).  This seems like a sound move, given the expanding Chinese navy and with the Russian navy becoming more active.  If full scale naval war breaks out, I suspect that naval combat will be particularly brutal and bloody given the difficulty of defending against submarines and ASMs

December 19, 2018

JL-3

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:54 am
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China tests a new SLBM.  While they don’t have any subs presently that could launch it, those are coming too.  I worry about China much more than Russia, and for that matter, Russia ought to as well.

November 20, 2018

India joins the Boomer club

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:37 am
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India has produced its own SSBN.  This is an interesting development.  Not sure its rival Pakistan will be able to follow suit.

November 9, 2018

Way to go UK

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:15 pm
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United Kingdom, that is.  A scientific breakthrough by the Brits.

November 1, 2018

U-boat wreck

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:39 pm
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Story is from back in July, but very interesting.  The wreck of the U-966 found off Spain after it was sunk by RAF Sunderland, which was shot down in the process.

October 31, 2018

Some good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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Looks like the UK is stepping up their defense spending.  This seems like good news for the west.  Especially happy to see them investing in their navy.

October 25, 2018

New Chinese Boomers?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:37 pm
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Are the Chinese going to build new SSBNs?  Frankly, it would make sense for them to.

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