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November 5, 2018

The Bear flexes his muscles

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:23 pm
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Story here.  I am not overly concerned with Russian behavior like this.  It is more a sign of weakness than strength.

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November 2, 2018

This isn’t right

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:57 am
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The U.S. Navy should report its accidents with the same clarity that the USAF does.

October 23, 2018

Thank God

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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Finally some sense in naval procurement circles.

Naval SAM

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:03 am
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The German-American developed Naval SAM is getting some upgrades.  These missiles are used on a lot of different US and German ships.

October 5, 2018

The first Phantom

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:58 pm
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Looks like Special Hobby is releasing a kit of the FH-1.  This will make a lot of naval aviation modelers happy.

October 1, 2018

Chicken of the South China Sea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Readers won’t be surprised to see tensions in the South China Sea continuing to increase.  All it is going to take is someone making a miscalculation and somebody’s going to be shooting at someone else.

September 24, 2018

Submarine day

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:28 am
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Here is video and an article on the UK’s SSBN force.

 

An interesting article arguing for the USN to acquire a diesel submarine force.

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.

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.

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