Month: March 2011

$65 Million Contract for XM25 Ammo

A reader sent Murdoc this heads up: ATK wins $65M EMD contract for XM25 Airburst Weapon The Army has quietly awarded Alliant TechSystems (ATK) a $65M contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, better know as the XM25 Individual Airburst Weapons System (IAWS), according to a contract press […]

Friday Linkzookery – 25 Mar 2011

NATO takes on part of Libya mission from U.S. So when will the NATO ships and planes arrive to take the place of the American ships and planes? Limitations keep F-22 from use in Libya ops Raptor likely benched due to its inability to communicate with other coalition aircraft and its limited ability to hit […]

Take the Hunger Challenge

The United Way: Can you feed yourself for only $7 a day for five days? Beginning March 21, you can take the Hunger Challenge. This challenge is an exercise of empathy—to live in someone else’s shoes for one week and learn how you can help fight hunger in our community. Remember every household that receives […]

Strike Eagle Down

US fighter jet crashes during Libya mission Both crewmen ejected safely and have been recovered. It appears that it was a mechanical failure and not enemy fire that brought down their plane. Murdoc hasn’t been able to follow this very closely, but he’s concerned that when the rebels needed air cover the most it wasn’t […]

Fighting the Meltdown

Seems like today could be the one that decides things at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. On the one hand: In addition to the employees battling the apparent meltdown on the site, military helicopters were dumping loads of seawater to try to cool overheated uranium fuel that may be on the verge […]

Democracy the Union Way

Union Thugs Destroy Recall Petitions You know what? Murdoc hopes they keep this up. He hopes they take it to the next level. Because then, in the end, we might be rid of their crap once and for all. Unions aren’t all completely bad all the time. But we’d be worse off if they were […]

The Radiation Danger

Since everyone is running around screaming about the horrors of radioactive contamination: The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected. Via Say […]