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April 29, 2021

We are not alone

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The USN isn’t the only navy with problems.

Warships with problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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I’ve followed Jim Dunnigan’s career since he was a wargame designer in the 70s.  He now runs a website called Strategypage and below is a YouTube of his podcast.  This one is on problems with current ship designs, focusing in part on the LCS (Little Crappy Ships.)

April 23, 2021

Not a UFO?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:54 am
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It isn’t often that you see a UFO expert debunking a UFO sighting.

April 20, 2021

Have we broken our military?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:10 am
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Given some recent troubles in the US Navy, combined with this story about Ft. Bragg, one is left to wonder if we haven’t broken our military forces.

March 18, 2021

Save The Sullivans

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:40 pm
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The USS The Sullivans needs help.  Dig into your pocket a bit if you can.

February 15, 2021

What the h*ll?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:19 pm
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What the heck is wrong with the USN acquisitions system?  First the LCS and Zumwalt debacles and now this?  Is there anyone up there who knows what they are doing?

February 1, 2021

What is the Navy up to?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:37 am
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I know I’ve done a post on this previously, but the Navy has been filing some pretty crazy patents lately.  More documents are coming out and you have to wonder, is any of this real?  Is it just theoretical?  Is it a giant disinformation operation?

December 17, 2020

This post is for Jeff Groves

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:56 am
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Story here.

December 11, 2020

MQ-25A

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 5:43 pm
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The MQ-25A has flown with refueling equipment for the first time. The USN hope to eventually purchase 72 of these to replace the F/A-18s in the refueling role.

November 20, 2020

The USN’s new aggressor schemes for the Super Hornet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:02 pm
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I love aggressor schemes.  I always have, particularly the ones the USAF and USN use in their aggressor squadrons.  The USN has just revealed the schemes for the  Super Hornet which is moving into the aggressor role.  Article here.  Scroll all the way through.

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