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  1. Colin Parkinson

    4,000 Sea Mines Were Set Off By The Sun During the Vietnam War

    An interesting story, a major solar flare during a conflict could have interesting results https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/sea-mines-set-off-by-sun-vietnam-war.html?fbclid=IwAR3x6kPnDKJm0yGZWqEJJjPKuA_P-LaDMCcLbC6NtwDBqtlhqzJH6UIspp4
  2. Colin Parkinson

    US Navy completes testing of littoral combat ship’s minesweeper system

    Definitely the way of the future for mine hunting. I suppose minefields will have to be defended by hunter mines that are designed to go after smaller vessels...
  3. Colin Parkinson

    How to start a tank during extreme conditions | Arsenalen Swedish Tankmuseum

    Interesting look at how the Swedish military over the last 80 years has started vehicles in the cold.
  4. Colin Parkinson

    Finnish SRA shooting

    The Finnish army supporting reservists in honing their firearm skills. this video is more about how and why, rather than video of the techniques and ranges. More video's coming.
  5. Colin Parkinson


    They feel the need to fit shipping container dimensions is important. I suspect a nice to have to a degree, but very constraining. Perhaps 3 levels of mobile kitchens? A small trailer to provide food to a smaller unit and to supplement the IMP's, the MKT and then a larger more stationary one...
  6. Colin Parkinson

    Navy Struggling to Retain Surface Warfare Officers

    Seems the USN is having some of the same issues as we are having. https://news.usni.org/2021/06/18/gao-navy-struggling-to-retain-surface-warfare-officers-swos-want-more-training-specialization#more-86782
  7. Colin Parkinson

    Kids books about our Navy

    Came across this, will order some for our Corp. Something for your little ones? https://www.navalassoc.ca/naval-affairs/nac-childrens-book/an-undersea-adventure/ https://www.navalassoc.ca/naval-affairs/nac-childrens-book/moms-in-the-navy/
  8. Colin Parkinson

    German mountain troops, 1960's

    D&B will enjoy this one, training of German Mountain Troops
  9. Colin Parkinson

    New air mattress

    This borrows the inflation bag from the old black air mattress we used to use, but seems to have some interesting features, thoughts or experiences...
  10. Colin Parkinson

    US Army equipment depot video

    We could fully re-equip the Canadian Army from this one depot. I spotted some M109/Paladins which we sure could use. Nice to see a group dedicated to saving the government money.
  11. Colin Parkinson

    USN observer of the RN 1940-1941

    For those of you that love history here is the observations of a USN observer on a variety of RN ships, including HMS Hood. It's a lot of reading, but some interesting stuff in it. On his Majesty's service : observations of the British home fleet from the diary, reports, and letters of Joseph H...
  12. Colin Parkinson

    AIS and GPS spoofing creating circles

    While I think the RCN and RCAF are likely ready for a loss of GPS (I hope the USN is as well) I suspect the loss of GPS/AIS will really play havoc with the various merchant fleets, who many do not have the crew or the training to watchkeep without it. Also will have greater impacts as unmanned...
  13. Colin Parkinson

    If you are a bit nutty about ships (battleships in this case) and getting deep into them, then this is a channel for you.

    His presentation style gets a bit of getting used particularly in his early videos, but he loves his job and will take you into places few people have been on these ships.
  14. Colin Parkinson

    Stephen Harper joined ex-spymasters in company investing in Israeli security tech

    Well that would be most interesting, I wonder how much one makes investing into security technology? https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stephen-harper-fadden-israel-awz-cybersecurity-1.5989054 Former prime minister Stephen Harper is working with former leaders of three major intelligence...
  15. Colin Parkinson

    Italian Navy, will conduct its first trials with the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter

    As it is a niche aircraft I think the F35B will be around for a very long time Following its Atlantic crossing, the aircraft carrier Cavour, the flagship of the Italian Navy, will conduct its first trials with the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter. Italy will become the third nation to begin...
  16. Colin Parkinson

    Navy Officer Under Scrutiny for Letter Disparaging Enlisted Sailors as ‘Deviants’ and ‘Perverts’

    Career answers full stop! You can bet his subordinates just love working for this guy. TOKYO -- An officer at Yokosuka Naval Base is under investigation for purportedly writing a complaint to the base housing office about the "deviant nature" of enlisted sailors who pose a danger to his family...
  17. Colin Parkinson

    Houthi Rebels Unveil Host of Weaponry

    Not sure hw much is real, but likely most are, although capability claims may be exaggerated. Nevertheless they have managed to hit distant infrastructure, attack a moving Fastcat and flown a suicide drone into a LAV. I would say that Canada would be ill-equipped to deal with the Houthi...
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    A very close call for everyone involved, thing the pilot kept their cool and landed safely. Realistic training is important, but I suspect there will be some hard questions asked about this incident...
  19. Colin Parkinson

    Google earth based map of radio stations with broadcast

    Listen to radio stations around the world, very neat site http://radio.garden/visit/nuuk/p61CzVsL
  20. Colin Parkinson

    A new way to inspect a ship

    Pretty amazing tech and that the imagery and command and control of the drone can work in that environment is impressive. Seems like a good way to assess a damaged ship without risking a crew member.