21st century

  1. Grey Havoc

    India's Chief of Defence Staff dies in helicopter crash

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/08/helicopter-crashes-india-military-chief-board-seven-dead/ https://thehill.com/policy/international/india/584855-four-dead-in-crash-of-helicopter-carrying-indias-defense-chief RIP.
  2. sferrin

    China: Projecting Power in the Atlantic Ocean

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-seeks-first-military-base-on-africas-atlantic-coast-u-s-intelligence-finds-11638726327 Nothing to see here I'm sure.
  3. Grey Havoc

    Air India: The iconic maharajah returns home (BBC)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58778273 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58778274
  4. Grey Havoc

    Synthetic Kerosene

  5. P

    Facebook, WhatApp and Instagram down....

    Some hilarious messages popping up on Twitter.....
  6. Flyaway

    North Korean Hypersonic thread

    https://apnews.com/article/united-states-seoul-south-korea-nuclear-weapons-north-korea-4a6c7e182e6d2283510e650353661454 North Korea has tested the Hwasong-8, a ballistic missile that utilizes a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV). Here's the KCNA press release. Hypersonic Missile Newly Developed...
  7. Grey Havoc

    Sir Clive Sinclair, RIP (1940 - 2021)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29985976 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w8lz6 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/09/16/sir-clive-sinclair-inventor-early-pocket-calculator-transformed/...
  8. Rhinocrates

    AUKUS Treaty

    The Economist's perspective. It devotes most space to looking at the political context. https://www.economist.com/asia/2021/09/15/australia-is-getting-nuclear-subs-with-american-and-british-help The new partnership also comes at an opportune time for Mr Biden. His withdrawal from Afghanistan...
  9. DWG

    Italian Police raid drone manufacturer over secret Chinese ownership

    https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2021/09/03/italian-police-raid-drone-maker-over-alleged-chinese-takeover/ TLDR: Alpi Aviation, manufacturer of the Strix, which is used by Italian SF, was bought for an inflated price in 2018, by a Hong Kong based front company for two Chinese state owned...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Griffon Hoverwork

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-last-hovercraft-cmd/index.html Yet another topic I could have sworn we already had in one form or another.
  11. Grey Havoc

    Famous Chinese actress 'unpersoned'

  12. Grey Havoc

    EU battlegroups / rapid reaction force

    https://www.reuters.com/world/afghanistan-pullout-spurs-eu-revive-rapid-reaction-force-2021-09-01/ A bit of background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU_Battlegroup
  13. Grey Havoc

    U.S. Digital Corps

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/08/30/218249/biden-launches-us-digital-corps-to-bring-young-tech-talent-to-government https://digitalcorps.gsa.gov/ Hmmmmm
  14. E

    Introducing the Tesla Bot

    All it needs is a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mb-7y27ekg
  15. uk 75

    Afghanistan a lesson about limits of military intervention?

    This will probably be too hot for the moderaters but I think the events unfolding in Kabul are so central to basic disagreements on what the military are expected to do. These in turn impact on what sort of resources and equipment they receive. Not since 1975 has the West faced such a clear...
  16. Flyaway


    https://thespacereview.com/article/4228/1 The little satellite that could How a vice president’s dream led—after a very long delay—to the DSCOVR spacecraft by Dwayne A. Day Monday, August 16, 2021 If satellites had personalities, DSCOVR would be a scrappy little fighter: battered, bloody, but...
  17. Flyaway

    ISS Saga

    Probably best I post this here considering the contentious nature of the whole thing if you pardon the pun. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/russias-space-program-just-threw-a-nasa-astronaut-under-the-bus/ View: https://twitter.com/SpcPlcyOnline/status/1426234829742526464 View...
  18. Grey Havoc

    Afghanistan withdrawal, Bagram Air Base

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57692303 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/02/bagram-afghanistan-biden-war/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-left-afghan-airfield-night-173121460.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57682290...
  19. blackkite

    Japanese gliders

    Hi! https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://hikokikumo.net/CLG-0002-FirstJA-Numbers2001.htm
  20. archipeppe

    Trieste LHD started sea trials

    The Italian Trieste LHD has finally started its sea trials during last week, in the Gulf of La Spezia, here there are some nice photos by Italian Ares Difesa website: https://aresdifesa.it/prime-prove-in-mare-per-llhd-trieste-foto/