Posts Tagged ‘Anti-ship ballistic missile’

Links of Interest 02/24/2011

February 24, 2011
Poppy ELINT Satellite (Type 2)

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New CRS Report on possible US defenses against China’s ASBM

February 5, 2011
Fun with an Argon-ion and a He-Ne laser. Most ...

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Ronald O’Rourke, “Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress,” Congressional Research Service, December 9, 2010.

Department of Defense (DOD) development work on high-energy military lasers, which has been underway for decades, has reached the point where lasers capable of countering certain surface and air targets at ranges of about a mile could be made ready for installation on Navy surface ships over the next few years. More powerful shipboard lasers, which could become ready for installation in subsequent years, could provide Navy surface ships with an ability to counter a wider range of surface and air targets at ranges of up to about 10 miles. These more powerful lasers might, among other things, provide Navy surface ships with a terminal-defense capability against certain ballistic missiles, including the anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) that China is believed to be developing.

Links of Interest 01/23/2011

January 23, 2011
F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to the Black Ace...

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  • tags: asbm PRC US Pacific_Ocean naval_power FC

    • Ongoing friction between China and Taiwan poses the most immediate threat to U.S. Navy operations in the Western Pacific.
    • But to Chinese leaders, the most instructive example of nautical might translating into political power is that of Japan. Japan’s history is an especially prescient warning about the dangers to Asia of an ambitious, well-armed regional hegemon. After becoming the dominant naval force in the Western Pacific during the first part of the twentieth century, Japan invaded, subjugated, and oppressed its neighbors, rapidly expanding its domain of control. Its ability to transport troops and material through the ocean made it a legitimate threat, from India to Hawaii.
    • China’s ASBM threat is serious, but the United States has the capacity to respond.
  • tags: FC China PRC PLAN navy

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 46 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 51 posts. There were 43 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was June 29th with 171 views. The most popular post that day was “The Motherlode” on Chinese ASBM Development.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for china military power report 2010, asbm, china military power 2010, chinese asbm, and china military power report.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


“The Motherlode” on Chinese ASBM Development March 2010


Military Power of the PRC in 2010 April 2010


On the 2010 China Military Power Report, Part I August 2010


“Too Big to Fail,” U.S. Marines Version: The V-22 Osprey May 2010


The End of Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah in the Southern Philippines March 2010

Links of Interest 12/31/2010

December 31, 2010

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