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 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.

August 20, 2018

F-22 v. F-35

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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Apparently the F-22 and F-35 recently went head to head in wargames.  Which aircraft came out on top is a big secret.

July 26, 2018

F-15X

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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Looks like this proposal is being considered again.  I think it makes sense.

July 22, 2018

Modelcollect B-52G

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:51 pm
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Test build here.  I can live with that wing droop.

July 19, 2018

Russia, Russia, Russia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:21 am
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With Russia in the news lately, it is worth noting that the US is making huge investments in countries close to the Russian border to upgrade their ability to host and support US forces.

July 5, 2018

Lasers

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:08 am
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China has developed a hand-held laser. It looks to be mainly useful for crowd control and maybe anti-terror operations at the moment.

The US may put laser weapons on the F-35.  Interesting.

Not to be outdone, the US Army is going to field a 100Kw laser for anti-drone, anti-mortar defense.

June 27, 2018

B-21

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Story here.  Interesting that the B-21 program is on a fast track.

May 8, 2018

Modelcollect B-52

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:10 pm
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More test shots.  Man I am really looking forward to this.

Not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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If Chinese forces are actively using lasers to try an blind our pilots, you have to think that the Chinese are willing to up the tensions between the two countries.  I wonder if this was a local commander or some local troops going off script.  If not, that worries me.

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