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June 21, 2019

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:00 am
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The US is speeding up development of these. (pun intended)  As Instapundit says, Faster, please. (that pun is intended as well.)

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April 16, 2019

A ceramic hand grenade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:44 am
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At the end of the war in the Pacific, the Japanese were cut off from resources and desperately trying to improvise weapons.  One that I was unaware before yesterday was the ceramic hand grenade.  It is an interesting story. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for the pointer.)

January 24, 2019

EMP weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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I’ve always believed that any all out attack on the US would begin with a powerful EMP inducing nuclear blast high in the atmosphere over the US.  This report suggests a number of nations are developing such weapons.  China would obviously be the biggest concern.

January 19, 2019

Aircraft mounted laser weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:12 am
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Interesting thoughts on the coming use of aircraft mounted laser weapons.

November 12, 2018

Rods from God

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:35 pm
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I’ve been interested in this concept ever since I real about it in a Pournelle sci-fi novel.  With space lift becoming so much cheaper, I can see this becoming viable in the next decade.  The US needs to be the one to do it first.

October 13, 2018

Carl Gustav

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Looks like the Army really likes the Swedish Carl Gustav.

April 14, 2018

Russia’s weapons woes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:37 am
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A nice article from Strategypage on why much of the Russian military is a paper tiger.  I suspect the truth is even worse than these reports.

May 25, 2016

Interesting developments

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:22 pm
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The U.S. Army is bringing back the recoiless rifle.

M60 tanks are getting an upgrade.

 

April 27, 2016

New Chinese weapon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:25 am
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Story here.  Hypersonics may be a dead end if laser based ABMs are successfully developed.

December 28, 2015

High tech

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:14 pm
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Light being turned into matter.

A deploy-able laser weapon.

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