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2020

  1. Grey Havoc

    FS Perle

    https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/uss-bonhomme-richard.30940/post-402978 Some good news: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/naval-group-started-transplanting-a-damaged-ssn-with-a-decomissioned-submarine/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Perle_(S606)
  2. Grey Havoc

    Wave Glider USV in USN service?

    From last October: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/10/07/mystery-deepens-around-unmanned-spy-boat-washed-up-in-scotland/?sh=c25f756541f3 https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/unmanned-spy-vessel-washes-up-in-scotland/
  3. Grey Havoc

    RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore, 1920 - 2021

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/15/second-world-war-veteran-thanks-generous-public-raising-75million/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52303859
  4. Grey Havoc

    UK Space Command

    From last year, a little bit more background (note that the headline was slightly misleading): https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/01/15/former-fighter-pilot-picked-to-lead-british-militarys-space-command/
  5. Grey Havoc

    Adobe Flash Player finally bows out

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55497353 https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/01/01/029259/its-game-over-for-farmville-as-flash-also-buys-the-farm https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/12/31/0217256/adobe-now-shows-alerts-in-windows-10-to-uninstall-flash-player
  6. Grey Havoc

    Ben Bova passes away

    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=45038 https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendary-science-fiction-author-ben-bova-has-passed-at-the-age-of-88/ The hits still just keep coming as 2020 draws to a close. Rest In Peace. :(
  7. Grey Havoc

    Utah Monolith

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8986163/Mysterious-monolith-Utah-desert-2016-Google-satellite-images-show.html https://gizmodo.com/utahs-mystery-monolith-appeared-around-2016-near-site-o-1845753839...
  8. Grey Havoc

    Gracias Diego

    2020, the year that just keeps giving: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/11/25/diego-maradona-dead-aged-60-according-reports-argentina/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/11/25/diego-maradona-one-greatest-footballers-game-has-ever-seen/...
  9. Grey Havoc

    Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC)

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/11/20/five-european-allies-sign-on-to-build-natos-next-medium-lift-helicopter/
  10. Grey Havoc

    Bundeswehr G36 rifle replacement

    Though with the way things are going in Germany at the moment, this might ultimately end up in the Army Projects section! https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/09/14/breaking-c-g-haenel-wins-tender-for-the-german-g36-successor/...
  11. Grey Havoc

    19th Anniversary of 9/11

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/nyregion/9-11-ceremony-September-11th.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54123146 https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-to-mark-19th-anniversary-of-9-11-with-intimate-event-11599817368...
  12. Mr London 24/7

    ‘Mad Max’ (US/RUS) Road Wars in Syria

    Only noticed these recently, ‘Mad Max’ style road wars have broken out in the last few months between US and Russian forces in Syria. Pretty harmless so far, bumping these massive armoured vehicles against one another. I’m sure others here will also find them interesting and (with a proper...
  13. F

    DeMi satellite from DARPA

    I presume this must have defence applications as well. https://phys.org/news/2020-07-miniature-telescope-focuses-sharpening-view.html
  14. Grey Havoc

    Sturddlefish

    https://thetakeout.com/sturddlefish-scientists-accidentally-create-new-specie-1844466716 https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/11/7/753/htm
  15. Grey Havoc

    USAF OC-135Bs to be retired without replacement?

    Well, unless Biden gets into the Oval Office that is. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/07/16/the-air-force-cancels-its-open-skies-recapitalization-program-after-us-pulls-out-from-treaty/
  16. M

    3 space companies (1 major, 2 startups) receive funding from the German gov aerospace agency competition to develop small satellite launch vehicles

    Translated from German. https://www.dlr.de/content/de/artikel/news/2020/03/20200714_dlr-mikrolauncher-wettbewerb-drei-teams-sind-eine-Runde-weiter.html German Aerospace Center (DLR)German center for aerospace 14 July 2020 DLR micro-launcher competition: three of These Teams next round Jury...
  17. Grey Havoc

    Narco-antennas

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-telecoms-cartels-specialreport/special-report-drug-cartel-narco-antennas-make-life-dangerous-for-mexicos-cell-tower-repairmen-idUSKCN24G1DN?il=0
  18. Grey Havoc

    Project 10510 nuclear powered icebreaker

    Also somewhat confusingly referred to as the Leader-class, not to be confused with what is now the Project 23560E Shkval-class light cruiser. https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/07/russian-shipyard-begins-construction-of-leader-nuclear-powered-icebreaker/ ORIGINAL CAPTION: The Leader...
  19. Grey Havoc

    Chameleon Constellation

    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/06/upgradeable-birds-af-taps-hypergiant-for-reconfigurable-satellites/
  20. CJGibson

    Interceptors for Ireland

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/government-considering-purchase-of-military-jet-aircraft-1.4289801 Interesting. This Bear is small because it's 1/144. Those Bears are very high up.
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