David Knights' Weblog

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.

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September 14, 2018

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.

August 22, 2018

Well, this is interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:31 am
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Russia loses a nuclear powered cruise missile.  I am sure they are making every effort to recover it, as is the USN.  Wonder who will get to it first.

July 3, 2018

Hellfire replacement

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:37 am
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Looks like the US military is about to get an upgraded anti-armor, anti-everything else missile.  Good news.

July 2, 2018

Russian subs

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Looks like Russian subs are becoming a little more active of late and the USN is moving assets to deal with that.  I still believe that the Russian threat is a pretty empty one, but better safe than sorry.

June 20, 2018

Navy woes

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:59 pm
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Is there more behind the recent USN woes than we’ve been lead to believe?  Sounds like there is a more interesting story than has been widely reported.

June 17, 2018

Ballistic Missile Defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:55 pm
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It seems the US Navy would like to get out of the business of BMD.  It seems like they should.  However Hypersonic weapons may make the whole thing moot.

March 19, 2018

T-2C

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:34 pm
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I’ve never really like the Navy trainer scheme of white and orange.  Thus, I’ve never really liked the T-2C.  I had the Matchbox kit at one time as I intended to do a Greek T-2C, but I sold it or gave it away, because…..Matchbox.  However, Wolfpack has done a T-2C that is very nice and I’ve found a scheme that I’d like to do.

February 26, 2018

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

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