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 […]
Month: July 2007
Strategy Page: Another relic of World War II is fading away. The reserve fleet of support and war ships maintained for the U.S. Navy since World War II, are down to about 200 ships, and those may all be gone within a decade.
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 […]
The technical problems that plagued MO’s host yesterday seem to have been resolved.
Dun Surber: Farm subsidies=bad foreign policy The United States needs all the help it can get in fighting terrorists. To his credit, the president has worked well on the international stage forming the largest international coalition since George H.W. Bush was president. You try to get Pakistan and India on the same page. But farm […]
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. […]
Combined Interoperability Pic of the Day! Head on over to Pinch’s for pics and more.
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 […]
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 […]
Report: Japan to develop prototype fighter jet We continually deny the ability to export the F-22 Raptor, and Japan is getting tired of trying to get them: Japan plans to develop a prototype of an advanced fighter jet in the hope it will spur the United States to review a ban on selling F-22 fighters, […]