Thursday Night Edition, because yesterday was a very busy day at work, and watching the Steelers beat up on the Panthers is only interesting for so long.
- Farewell to thee, Prowler – Once, some years ago, visiting NSWC Crane, I saw a Prowler being decommissioned. Good times.
- Europe saving big on precision munitions with group buys – Alternate phrasing: Europe now underbuying precision munitions.
- Lima tank plant stays open for now
- US carrier leads a Japanese flotilla in exercises – But reader-san! Why would the peaceful Japanese who definitely aren’t building backdoor aircraft carriers want to gain experience operating aircraft carrier escorts?
- High-threat CAS isn’t actually going to work – DCS/Falcon 4 experience says ‘plausible’. It doesn’t take a lot of air defense before the old interdiction mission profile starts to look awfully tempting.
- Radar Basics, Part 1 and Part 2, and by ‘basics’ I mean 400-some slides.
- Popular Mechanics reports from the Zhuhai Air Show in China.
- Brigades with one week of supply independence? – I don’t believe it.
- Still don’t believe it
- Air Force cancels a $76 million contract with Boeing to upgrade E-3 radars
- The 2018 Old Glove Awards – The oldest players at each position in baseball this year.
- A new national monument honoring black soldiers in the Civil War – On point, as I am still working my way through Foote and Parvusimperator recently finished.
- John Gotti played Monopoly with real money – That is what the kids are calling (used to call?) a baller move. $3,000 buy-in for one of five seats at the table to fill the $15,000 Monopoly bank.