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March 23, 2017

Project 885M

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:02 am
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That is the model number of the latest Russian sub project.  Story here. So far the only 700th scale kit of the sub is this one. I am hoping that eventually we will get one in plastic.

March 9, 2017

Russian strength or Russian weakness?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:15 am
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Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs.  Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two.  I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.

December 11, 2016

Russian drone sub

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:57 am
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This is not good news.  A nuke capable drone sub with a 3000 mile range.

September 29, 2016

A cold war tale

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:29 am
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I had never heard this story.  Can you imagine how things would be different if they had launched?

February 18, 2016

Navy tech

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:43 am
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This is cool, and in theory ought to be very successful.

January 28, 2016

WW I U-boat found

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 1:05 am
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Story here.

November 12, 2015

Your daily roundup of things to keep you up at night

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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Russia is developing a drone sub to deliver a nuclear warhead.

The Chinese think they’ve developed a new stealth coating.

Apparently there is fuel for a nuclear bomb available on the black market.

 

Sleep well.

September 26, 2015

Well, this could get interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:17 am
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Looks like the Chinese intend to get into the SSBN game.  That will make the South China Sea an even more interesting place.

September 11, 2015

French WWII submarine

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:48 am
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An interesting story.

June 4, 2015

The South China Sea just got more fun

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:36 pm
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Vietnam clearly doesn’t plan on coming to the party empty-handed.

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