* Posts by Mark Stevens

3 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Nov 2008

Boeing: Raygun dreadnoughts will rule the oceans by 2019

Mark Stevens

Re re Sod Torpedoes

Sure, as of right now there are no really stealthy anti ship missiles (probably the Norwegian NSM is closest) since the use of ray guns was previously discounted :-)

However I suspect it would probably be easier to design and build a long range stealthy IR shielded (a la Apache/F117) turbofan cruise missile with a last 50 km smart dash capability than the proposed laser systems.

However your points about defence in depth are noted, and the fact that unlike our Navy, the Yanks are well aware of the importance of search radars being at 30,000 ft rather than 200 ft :-)


Leaked Met letter questions Speaker's version of police raid

Mark Stevens

Another leak?

So I suppose we can expect Special Branch to start arresting folks inside the met? But I suspect that requires someone inside the Met to ask the police to investigate? -)

Net pedants dismantle Quantum of Solace

Mark Stevens

Breganz Airport...

Sure, there is no airport "at" Breganz, but there is a nice 2000m or so facility about six miles away at St Gallen Altenrhein....

I suppose by this logic there is no Birmingham Airport either... :-)