Packin’ and Preppin’- Quick Links

I’m preppin’ and packin’ for a trip today, so not a lot of time to write (plus I’m fighting the vestiges of a cold, so that kinda sucks the will to write as well).

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Maritime surveillance flights in the WestPac– Both China and the US have extensive MP flights underway, particularly in areas of… shall we say, contested sovereignty. Mind you, both sides are exercising the freedom of navigation, but even while operating will within the accepted bounds of international law, they can escalate tensions, and send rather clear messages of intentions. And as the EP-3E incident of 2001 showed, things can quickly become quite tense.

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Have a happy.

(Maybe not so SFW)

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DDG-51 Flight III and AMDR

Personally, I think a few Burkes with the new radar are a good idea. Get it in the fleet, and then look at the next destroyer hull. I don’t think, however, I’d replace all the Flight I and II Burkes with Flt. III.

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HMS Victory

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Taxpayers saved from vicious wildlife.

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