Friday, 19 July 2019

It was a noble effort, to try and put out three posts in three days, but alas time was against me. Still, this is a good example of what I was talking about; when you set yourself targets which are perhaps a bit ambitious, even if you come up short you can still achieve something useful. So two posts, my first in a while, and hopefully this will kick start a bit more action for the second half of 2019. We'll see.

For those that might be wondering the third post was going to be looking a little more closely at an issue I bring up intermittently, that of the rationale for the UK having land based surface to air and anti-shipping weapons. That will still come next, it'll just have to wait a bit.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Robots, Drones and Autonomous vehicles

Day 2 of my quite undemanding challenge of three posts in three days. And today we're talking drones and robot s. To start, check out this video by Bloomberg reporter Ashlee Vance:

While the design is interesting, especially the jinking ability (check out those wheel treads) what's really important here are a few over arching principles.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

A year and a day into Project Tempest

This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. And what an ambitious goal that must have seemed back then! I like ambitious goals. They inspire us to push ourselves and explore our limits, and even if we fall short of our lofty goals we can still achieve a lot along the way. Just look at what NASA achieved with a collection of brilliant brains and determined minds set to one task. It truly was a remarkable achievement.