David Knights' Weblog

September 21, 2018

Air to Air UAV kill

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 am
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Yes, it was only practice.  However, I suspect that we will see more of this over the next 20 years.

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September 19, 2018

Navy UAV

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:59 am
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I find it interesting that the USN chose to go with a refueling mission for their first aircraft carrier drone aircraft.  I would have thought fighter or bomber.  I am wondering if they are hoping to eventually build off the same platform for other missions.

September 17, 2018

Fascinating

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:57 pm
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Fascinating.  I would have never even thought this might be a possibility.

September 15, 2018

Japanese missile defense

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:31 am
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Looks like the Japanese are seeking closer integration of missile defense with the US. Smart on their part and makes sense for the US as well.

September 14, 2018

So do I

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:44 pm
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The U.S. Army wants a new 120mm mortar that can reach out 12 miles.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

DDG-1000

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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The DDG-1000 program (the stealth destroyer) has been a money pit for the Navy.  If the armed forces want more money, they need to eliminate crap like this.

September 12, 2018

Another space success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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SpaceX scores another launch success for the year.

September 11, 2018

B-52 upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:25 pm
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No, not the new Modelcollect kit.  The actual aircraft.  Story here.

September 6, 2018

China’s J-20

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:43 am
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Story here claims that the Chinese have the engine problems on their J-20 fixed.  I’ll believe it when I see it.

August 28, 2018

Army Artillery Upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:12 pm
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Looks like the Army may be getting some much needed upgrades to their artillery and rocket forces.

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