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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?

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April 4, 2018

Low noise supersonic aircraft

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:05 pm
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NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to develop a test aircraft to try and create a low sonic boom supersonic aircraft.  It is an interesting idea.  I just wonder if there is enough practical use for such an aircraft. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 1, 2018

Space modeling

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:33 am
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I need to add this to my space model collection.  It is one of the most iconic spacecraft in history.

February 27, 2018

Possible chemical attack

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:01 pm
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Possible chemical attack on a US military base in Northern Virginia.  Developing.

February 21, 2018

Syrian flashpoint

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:03 pm
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Regular readers of this blog know that I keep highlighting the growing tensions between the US and China in the South China Sea.  I still think that is the place in the world most likely to be the focus of a great power conflict.  However, recent reports out of Syria indicating that US forces killed 100+ Russian mercenaries working for the Syrian government may raise an alternate flashpoint.  While I don’t think Russia is the treat that China is, Russia still has formidable capabilities and could inflict serious losses on US forces, at least in the short term.  (h/t Jeff Groves.)

February 20, 2018

February MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Kentucky,Modeling — dknights @ 10:33 pm
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My local IPMS chapter, MMCL held its February meeting last Thursday.  Sorry about taking so long to get this it.  The meeting was great.  If you have an IPMS chapter near you, I urge you to attend and join.  Also, join IPMS/USA.  This meeting we had a guest speaker who works for the Department of the Army, identifying and recovering remains of MIA soldiers.  It was an amazing talk.

 

Also, we had some great models brought in by the members.  Here are a few shots.

February 11, 2018

An American Foreign Legion

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:07 pm
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An interesting proposal.

January 24, 2018

The next step in manned space exploration

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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It looks like a space station orbiting the moon is the next step.  Story here.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 5, 2018

Space 2018

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:18 am
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Some interesting predictions about happenings in space this year.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 4, 2018

Drone aerial refueling

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:26 am
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Looks like the Navy is committed to having its refueling done via drone aircraft.  I wonder why they are starting with the task of refueling?

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