David Knights' Weblog

July 28, 2020

More on the current UFO stories

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:04 pm
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The reporters seem confident of their sources.

July 27, 2020

Chinese Navy plans

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:34 pm
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They are building a bunch of destroyers.  We should be paying attention.

July 23, 2020

Space Force

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:15 pm
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Looks like Space Force is going to get the USN rank system.  Good call.

July 16, 2020

RA-5C

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:03 pm
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I like the RA-5C.  These decals look nice.

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.

The F-35 and the NFWS (Topgun)

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:48 am
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The F-35 is now showing up at the NFWS, which has caused them to upgrade their syllabus. Interesting article.

July 1, 2020

Seaplanes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:08 am
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An interesting article arguing that the USN needs to look at reviving the seaplane as a strategic disruptor in the Pacific.

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 24, 2020

US Carriers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Looks like we have three in the Pacific now.  I suspect that absent a flair up elsewhere, this will be standard for the foreseeable future.

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.

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