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September 27, 2021

Enjoy

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:15 am
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My favorite USN squadron.

June 21, 2021

I want this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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This here. Think of the possibilities.

June 7, 2021

MQ-25 first tanking

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:45 pm
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The USN announced that they had conducted the first aerial tanking to refuel a manned aircraft. (an F-18).  I am still puzzled by this use of a UAV.  It would seem much more useful in a combat role.  However, it may be that the MQ-25 may eventually become multi-role and this is the way to introduce it into service and gain experience with it.

June 1, 2021

More of this, please.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:48 am
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These types of tests need to be conducted a lot more often, especially by the seaborne forces of the USN and our allies.  If you would have peace, prepare for war.

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?

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