David Knights' Weblog

September 14, 2020

Glad we are doing this

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:31 am
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All US forces need to train against aggressors with the best equipment possible.  The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

July 21, 2020

How have I never heard of this?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:04 pm
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Story here.  I was completely unaware that this had ever occurred.  More here.

July 10, 2020

Submarines: The future or the past?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:37 pm
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If the technologies in this article ever get developed, then the submarine may have outlived its usefulness.  This would be both good and bad for US interests.  It would make one of the legs of our nuclear triad more vulnerable, but it also would mean that our CVNGs would be less vulnerable.

June 29, 2020

Spy subs

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:52 pm
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Unmanned spy subs.  An interesting concept. hiding boomers will get much more difficult in the coming years.

June 18, 2020

The Mark 14 torpedo

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:20 am
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One of the biggest US failures of WWII.  A great explanation in the video below.  While watching it I can’t help but reflect on how many of our weapons development problems today seem to stem from the same issues from 80 years ago.

May 17, 2020

Biber

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:07 am
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I am building the Special Navy kit of the Biber submarine.

Amazingly there are a number of these which survived the war, some of which washed up with dead pilots due to the poor design.

One of them has even been restored  to working order.

March 6, 2020

Submarines in Asia

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:12 pm
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An interesting article on submarine development and acquisition going on in Asia.  The South China sea may get very interesting.

February 19, 2020

Good news?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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After the series of USN procurement screw-ups, I am not confident about anything they do, but this seems like good news.  Lets hope they don’t boondoggle it.

February 16, 2020

US Navy upping their game

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 am
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The new Ford class aircraft carrier has been designed with extra electrical capacity for laser weapons.

In addition the USN SSBNs are now fielding small yield nukes on some of their missiles.

Go Navy

December 26, 2019

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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A Russian intelligence gathering ship is off a US sub base off the coast of South Carolina.  This is just more of Putin trying to look like he is flexing muscles.  As I’ve repeatedly said Russians doing things like this is a sign of their weakness, not their strength.

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