From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Osprey Downdraft: MV-22 Wounds 10 at NYC Fleet Week

by Craig Hooper on May 31, 2010

I’ll post more on the unfortunate MV-22 NY Fleet Week accident (downdraft from an incoming Osprey blew down tree limbs that, in turn, wounded spectators–the videos here are great) in a bit, but I just wanted to remind people that the strong MV-22 downdraft is an important limitation–and, as such, it leads to operational issues […]

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JSF…check your UNREP lifeline

by Craig Hooper on May 28, 2010

This is old and I haven’t been tracking the issue, but just how prepared is the Navy’s logistical pipeline to deal with the JSF?   This snippet–taken from an old piece on the long-dead T-AOE(X) project–worries me: “The new buy cialis carrier will have no engine overhaul facility for the Joint Strike cialis 20mg Fighter, Clarey […]

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This weekend, as the nation mourns the loss of two dedicated law enforcement officers–shot at the hands of anti-government extremists (one suspect served in the  Army Reserves), I want to take a minute to address certain milblogs and anti-government rhetoric. We milbloggers have a responsibility to be good stewards of civic behavior.  Anti-government rhetoric, “wink-wink” […]

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In Press: Giving Aegis vessels E-2D wings

by Craig Hooper on May 21, 2010

I got to talk with Navy Times scribe Andrew Tilghman the other day about the prospects of extending the reach of the Aegis system by using sensor nodes that are less expensive than, well, other exposed and forward-deployed Aegis ships. After a delightful conversation, Andrew generated a story for the old-school May 25 press issue […]

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Retired Marine Corps General J. Michael Myatt is organizing San Francisco’s 2010 Fleet Week, and he’s going to follow my April 2009 suggestion of making the celebration an operational event. Here’s what the General sees coming for the 2010 Fleet Week: “We also want to take advantage of the military capabilities for disaster relief for […]

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In press: Military Times Scoop Deck interview

by Craig Hooper on May 18, 2010

So Navy Times scribe Phil Ewing sat down with me the other day to discuss blogging, the ex-USS Iowa, naval history and blogging. The result was a Scoop Deck interview, entitled “Hanging’ with Dr. Hooper“. If you want to know why I do this, go pay Scoop Deck a visit. In the interview, we discussed […]

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Navy moves to save the ex-USS Iowa (BB-61)

by Craig Hooper on May 14, 2010

A few weeks after disclosed that the group slated to receive the ex-USS Iowa was more hot air than substance, the Navy is now re-opening the bidding process!  It’s nice to know the Navy listens to the blogosphere… [Anybody interested in working to see the Iowa preserved in San Francisco?  If so, let’s talk.  […]

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Dear Aviation Week:

by Craig Hooper on May 12, 2010

If Bill Sweetman has been taken off the F-35 beat over a Facebook foul, what happens when certain Aviation Week reporters, oh, say, are maybe sleeping with folks who may buy generic cialis online no prescription well directly benefit from fluffy and fawning Aviation Week coverage? Like it or not, that’s the sort of information […]

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by Craig Hooper on May 10, 2010

Over the weekend, I was invited to chat about SECDEF Gates on the May 9th Edition of Ian Master’s Background Briefing over KPFK–Los Angele’s Pacifica Radio. You can listen to the interview here. We’ll talk about this more later, but my line on Gates is this…he’s sketching out an agenda that is popular for viagra […]

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EFV: Some Required Reading

by Craig Hooper on May 6, 2010

With the new Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)  roll-out and Gate’s mention of the EFV program, I figured it would be a good time to review… My 2008 Proceedings treatise on the EFV. Quit gaming the stats.  Use a fully-loaded EFV for testing. The EFV under-armor evokes Congressional eloquence. The JHSV was nasal polyps cure to […]

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