Keel Laying Ceremony Held for 2nd Littoral Combat Ship
LCS 2, to be built by General Dynamics, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2008. Lockheed Martin built LCS 1 USS Freedom and will build LCS 3.
Kurdistan: The Other Iraq
“The Kurdistan Region in Iraq is a good news story that seldom gets told.”
Born French, Died an American Hero
Capt. Patrick M. Rapicault of 2nd Bn. 5th Marines.
New super-gun to be tested in Feb
The long-awaited Metal Storm.
Organizing The Air Force Out of Existence
More on the dispute between the USAF and the Army over control of UAVs.
WWII chemical weapons jeopardise Baltic pipeline
Mustard gas, lewisite, and tabun from Nazi Germany and dumped by the Rooskies is in the way 100 meters down 60 years later.
Bin Laden Starts Book Club, Vows to Crush Oprah
Scrappleface strikes again.
More Linkzookery “below the fold”:
Battleship’s anchor makes move to new site
The USS Oklahoma’s anchor, long displaying in Oklahoma City, is moving to a new spot in town.
Broncos fan, 17, says teacher humiliated him
If he felt uncomfortable, then that’s a lesson; that’s what (the class) is designed to do,” says the Pittsburgh teacher. (I was once on the news because I was wearing my Redskins hat in a Colorado Springs mall the week before the Washington-Denver Super Bowl. Redskins 42-10, baby!)
USAF produces new rocket telescope
My, what big eyes you have!
Pentagon may trim Wyo missiles
From 500 to 450?
Israel Kicks Off Program to Improve Its F-16s and F-15s
I still say we ought to sell them a squadron of F-117s.
Wing to install advanced tactical laser on C-130H
The “Advanced Tactical Laser”, a belly-mounted technology demonstrator for the 747-based Airborne Laser.
Yokota to observe ‘quiet hours’ on Japanese schools’ testing days
Special request for extra “quiet time” during listening comprehension testing granted by Yokata Air Base. A continuing attempt to not lose hearts and minds in Japan.
Iraqi Army Division Takes Security Lead in Two Provinces
Slowly but surely.
Tanker talk could turn to Boeing 777s, 737s
That abandoned lease plan for 767s just keeps looking worse and worse…
Ford plant bans competitors’ cars from lot
Dearborn manager says employees can only park if they drive a Ford
Stuck on 1968
Revisiting the “conventional wisdom” of the day.
U.S. Brings Back the .45
9mm handguns just aren’t cutting it. Nothing new.
Air Force ranks No. 1 for renewable energy use
Notice how I worked in an alternative energy link while sticking to my mostly-military theme? Murdoc’s more clever than you give him credit for.
Pentagon tanker study leaves time frame in air
What? Uncertainty surrounds the tanker program? Quick! Add more people to the committees!
Air Force Plans Flight Tests Of Hypersonic Vehicle
DARPA Falcon to go for Mach 19 in September of 2007.
SuitSat To Be Thrown Overboard February 3
Turning old space suits into useful satellites. Listen in at 145.990 MHz FM.
IED Answer: Foot Patrols?
Murdoc thinks not. But what does Murdoc know?
SUFFICIENT TROOP STRENGTH IN IRAQ
The AP misrepresented Gen. Pace’s comments. Go figure.