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January 17, 2020

Underwater spy drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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We are apparently using them.  Other countries are apparently catching them occasionally.  Glad to see the USN out there.  More please.

January 10, 2020

Paper tiger

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:37 pm
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As I’ve said, generally Russia is a paper tiger.  However, that doesn’t mean they still can’t do something stupid and get a bunch a people killed. That will happen if they keep this up.

December 31, 2019

This is good news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:52 pm
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The increasingly excellent kit producer Arma has announced a 72nd scale FM-2, promising to fill a much needed space in 72nd scale Wildcats.  Now if we can get them to do an F4F-3.

December 27, 2019

US Navy acquisitions

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:46 pm
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Looks like the USN is getting a new fleet of harbor and patrol craft.  Good news, I hope. (post for Jeff “Inch High” Groves who misses the smell of salt air)

December 26, 2019

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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A Russian intelligence gathering ship is off a US sub base off the coast of South Carolina.  This is just more of Putin trying to look like he is flexing muscles.  As I’ve repeatedly said Russians doing things like this is a sign of their weakness, not their strength.

December 12, 2019

What is the LCS good for?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:51 am
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Apparently the USN has found out.  Sadly, the answer is pretty disappointing.

December 11, 2019

Good

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:43 am
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News here. As it should be. Fair winds and following seas.

December 10, 2019

Simply amazing

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:18 pm
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Story here. Be sure to watch the video that accompanies the news story. I’ve driven down that road before. Simply amazing.

November 26, 2019

More UFO speculation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:12 pm
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Here is another article trying to analyze the USN “UFO” videos.  I hope we one day know what this was all about.  I, for one, am pretty sure there is a terrestrial explanation for all of this.

November 18, 2019

Embarrassing doesn’t begin to cover it

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:25 pm
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The story of the DDG-1000 just keeps getting worse.  Of course, no one will ever end up taking responsibility for this mess.  Every USN officer above the grade of Captain ought to have a portion of their pay docked just to remind them not to behave in ways that enable this type of disaster.

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