Month: July 2007

First KC-30 Tanker

Northrop Gumman press release: Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) first KC-30 Tanker aircraft completed initial airframe assembly in July, illustrating an efficient and low-risk approach for quickly replacing the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 tanker fleet. The first developmental KC-30 aircraft, designated SDD-1, entered final assembly a month earlier at the EADS commercial aircraft center when technicians […]

Operation Bold Step

The Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit in formation during a multi-ship maneuvering exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The three carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step where more than 15,000 service members […]

World War Z by Max Brooks

Just finished reading World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. Murdoc’s not particularly a zombie fan, but this book was a good read, definitely enjoyable for casual zombie fans. How it holds up for hardcore zombie freaks I can’t say, but one of them I know enjoyed it thoroughly. […]

Now for the “rich” part

Instapundit: HOW TO GET RICH: Quit watching TV. From the linked article: If you want to know why you don’t have enough money, the first question to ask yourself is how much time do you spend watching TV? It’s probably a lot more than you ever realised. While most people focus on the cost of […]

More Marine M4s

No More Pistols? (subscribers only) Many U.S. Marine Corps Leaders To Carry M4 The Marines, for the most part, have stuck with the M16 rifle over the shorter M4 carbine, and are well into a Corps-wide transition to the M16A4. But Defense News recently reported that more M4s are on their way, though not to […]