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July 16, 2019

Cleveland’s missiles

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 6:11 am
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I didn’t realize that so many Nike missiles were deployed around Cleveland. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)


AC-130U Spooky retires

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 12:09 am
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The USAF is retiring their AC-130U  aircraft and replacing them with new-build AC-130J aircraft.  The new AC-130Js are getting some new armament as well.

July 2, 2019

A new AAM

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:00 am
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The AIM-260 appears to have entered service.

July 1, 2019

UFOs and stuff

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:07 pm
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OK, stay with me for a few minutes.  As you know, UFOs have been in the news lately.  I blogged about the Navy’s new rules regarding reporting by pilots.  Well, recently, searching for something to watch, I came across Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying saucers on Netflix or Amazon Prime (I forget which).  Of course, I had heard of Lazar before.  He’s been a staple of the UFO community for years.  Frankly, I’m not particularly convinced by his stories.  Yet, watch that documentary, and then read this article, and tell me if it doesn’t sound, at least somewhat, like what he is describing.

June 25, 2019

SpaceX success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:47 am
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So far, the latest Falcon Heavy mission looks pretty successful.  They’ve managed to land the side boosters, catch half of the payload fairing, and get satellites into orbit. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 24, 2019

Falcon Heavy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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Another Falcon Heavy launch tonight.  SpaceX is a real bright spot in the US space sector.  Keeping our fingers crossed for another success.

June 21, 2019

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:00 am
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The US is speeding up development of these. (pun intended)  As Instapundit says, Faster, please. (that pun is intended as well.)

June 19, 2019


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:00 am
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I’ve posted on this thing previously.  It seems to have come out of nowhere.  I can see where something like this will be very valuable as a force multiplier, which the US really needs if China is our biggest strategic threat.

June 15, 2019

US hypersonic missile test

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:44 am
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Well, not really.  More like a test of the carriage of the missile.  It wasn’t armed and it didn’t launch, but you would not know that from the headline.

June 14, 2019

Area 51

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:55 pm
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An interesting story, with video of Area 51.  While interesting, I want to know what is going on at Area 52.

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