Gender-neutral Ford layout nixes urinals
That’s not really “gender-neutral.” Murdoc hopes they’ve put as much thought into the combat capabilities of the ship as they’re putting into the politically-correct capabilities. This story suddenly makes him skeptical.
MoD confirms Olympic missile plans
Rapier and Starstreak surface-to-air missiles are to be deployed at sites around London in order to defend the Olympic Games.
U.S. considering whether to extend stay of aircraft carriers in waters around Iran
Might keep a second flat top on station over there through at least the end of the year.
Beacon improves UAV’s cargo-delivery accuracy
Making the K-MAX even maxier.
King Air 350 Grows Into ISR Mission
MO has been following the King Air-based MC-12W Liberty for a few years. I’m not surprised it continues to be in demand. Background here.
US Navy’s Super Hornet AESA radar retrofit enables legacy upgrade
As F/A-18E and F Super Hornets upgrade to the AN/APG-79 AESA radar, the APG-73s will go to F/A-18A, B, and C models with older APG-65 sets.
Alenia unveils Spartan gunship AF won’t receive
Would have been a 30mm GAU-23 in an MC-27J. The C-27 program is still cancelled.
Harper moves for presence in Strait of Hormuz with HMCS Regina deployment
HMCS Regina sailed Tuesday from British Columbia to replace HMCS Charlottetown in the Arabian Gulf.
100-year-old Battleship Texas closes indefinitely after several leaks flood bottom levels
The old girl is really struggling. Murdoc hopes they can get things straightened out.
Rail Master Tactical Light
New rail-mounted pistol light from Crimson Trace.
Most MPs back ditching the JSF fighter jet, despite the cost
Dutch government is getting tired of cost increases and delays in the F-35 program.
Target areas announced for SEAL diversity
In the list of the top 100 most important things for the SEALs to do, Murdoc would think “improve diversity” would rank about 973rd.
Vet convicted under Stolen Valor Act doesn’t want his record cleared
The only person convicted under the law which was recently ruled unconstitutional says he got what he deserved.