David Knights' Weblog

January 17, 2019

Angering the dragon

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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Looks like the US Navy and the Royal Navy are teaming up to further piss off the PLAN.  While this does nothing to lower tensions in the region, it is a good idea.  A little now will go a long way later.

 

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January 16, 2019

Hobbyboss A-4E

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:37 pm
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Hobbyboss has announced a new A-4E for later in 2019.  Frankly this is good news as a modern tooling of an A-4E would be most welcome.

January 15, 2019

What in the world is going on?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:37 am
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A devastating report on the lack of preparedness leading to a naval tragedy.  Though not mentioned in this report, I have read another report elsewhere suggesting the duty officer and the officer in charge of the CIC, were not speaking to each other at the time of the accident.

January 10, 2019

It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:10 pm
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The sorry saga of the Zumwalts

January 9, 2019

Two seemingly unrelated stories

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:27 am
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But they are.

USN doing more freedom of navigation trips in the South China Sea

and

China’s population declines for the first time in 70 years.

January 5, 2019

Haunted Battleship

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:04 am
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Your silly story of the day.  On a serious note, visit the North Carolina if you can.  It is neat and well worth the trip.

December 29, 2018

USN pregnancy problem

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:09 am
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An interesting article.

December 28, 2018

P-8A vs. P-1

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 12:40 am
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Interesting article comparing the latest US and Japanese maritime patrol and ASW aircraft.

December 26, 2018

USS Louisville (SSN 724)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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A nice photo of the Louisville.

December 20, 2018

USN weapons upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:38 am
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The USN is equipping its submarines with upgraded anti-ship missiles (ASM).  This seems like a sound move, given the expanding Chinese navy and with the Russian navy becoming more active.  If full scale naval war breaks out, I suspect that naval combat will be particularly brutal and bloody given the difficulty of defending against submarines and ASMs

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