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Geez, the stuff my feeds dredge up
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:35:25 PM »
US ‘Gets Its a## Handed To It’ In Wargames: Here’s A $24 Billion Fix « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/03/us-gets-its-a##-handed-to-it-in-wargames-heres-a-24-billion-fix/

TL;DR (sorta): Aircraft carriers (and the Navy) are a dumb idea now --a relic of past warfare.

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Re: Geez, the stuff my feeds dredge up
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:11:13 AM »
Carriers would be sunk within hours, and manned aircraft are doomed. I've argued those points with military friends for years. They ALL disagree. I hope we never find out.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 01:02:46 AM »
I think the main use of carriers for the last 30 years has to do bombing raids on less robust countries from the relative safety of an ocean.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 08:36:24 PM »
Didn't the UK spend the past 7 years borrowing a French one? :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 02:10:33 PM »
Somewhat ominously, without any tweaking my feeds have apparently decided to take a turn toward military tech.

This is not your daddy's drone.

XQ-58A Valkyrie: What You Should Know About The Air Force's Robot Wingman
https://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-valkyrie-robot-wingman

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 06:34:51 PM »
China stops buying Canadian canola | The Western Producer
https://www.producer.com/2019/03/china-stops-buying-canadian-canola/

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Re: Geez, the stuff my feeds dredge up
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 07:28:43 PM »
Re: The future of warfare:

https://old.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/b8k593/this_futuristic_amazon_blimp_pumps_out_drones/

Drone swarms everywhere. Sans blimp.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 07:32:40 PM »
>swarms

"I am pretty sure somewhere Jeff Bezos is pointing at a screen saying 'Now that's what the f### I am talking about!'"

I agree.  BTW, that's the Brit 'flying butt' blimp.

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world's largest aircraft the 'flying bum' gets full-production go-ahead
https://www.designboom.com/design/worlds-largest-aircraft-airlander-10-flying-bum-01-14-2019/
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 07:34:43 PM by rcjordan »