Michael Duitsman

Michael Duitsman

@DuitsyWasHere

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Research Associate @CNS_Updates. Rocket propulsion and radiological security (usually not at the same time). Opinions my own. Faves/RTs ≠ endorsements

Monterey, CA
Joined on August 27, 2015
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @DuitsyWasHere and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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Quoted @dex_eve

I wrote a new article that is basically a crash course into PLARF mobile ICBM brigade TOE and infrastructure and also details production of DF-31AG launchers. https://t.co/m0U5tFhhT0

Excellent article. It's exciting to learn more about Chinese TEL design. https://t.co/Hr49sfehQt

(3 names because the company was sued into bankruptcy 3 times; Jimenez filed for bankruptcy in February) J/B/Jimenez guns fail to meet basic expectations for safety & reliability; no respectable manufacturer would make guns of such low quality A fitting match for the McCloskeys

Quoted @LaurieSkrivan

An armed couple came out of their house and pointed guns toward BLM protesters in the Central West End #KrewsonResign #CloseTheWorkhouse #DefundPolice https://t.co/owD4WDGVCL

An armed couple came out of their house and pointed guns toward BLM protesters in the Central West End #KrewsonResign #CloseTheWorkhouse #DefundPolice https://t.co/owD4WDGVCL

And the piece de resistance? The cherry on top? Despite living in a giant house in a private neighborhood, Patricia McCloskey is pointing a sub-$100 garbage gun at those protesters. A Jennings/Bryco/Jimenez, the last of the "ring of fire" Saturday night specials. https://t.co/yxdjBjJBqm

Quoted @NucSafetyUCS

The detection of Ru-103 but not Ru-106 is puzzling. It suggests this released was associated with processing very low-burnup irradiated fuel that had only been cooled a short time (weeks).

An interesting note. Also, @russianforces points out the small-scale reprocessing facility in Gatchina, south of St. Petersburg, which I had totally forgotten about. https://t.co/YdR1pl5leO

Also, sorry to the people who retweeted or faved one of the copies I deleted. Some sort of "Whoa there, corky, you just tweeted this exact same text, are you sure you want to do it again?" would be nice.

Sweet fucking christ. So all those times it told me there was a problem IT WAS ACTUALLY TWEETING WHAT I WANTED IT TO?! Seriously, get your user interface sorted out, Twitter.

2/2 Russia is struggling with COVID-19. On June 6, local government imposed severe restrictions on entering and leaving Severodvinsk in order to ensure continued operations at Sevmash shipyard, where Russian nuclear submarines are built and repaired. https://t.co/LeuAq1qFxd

Quoted @FrankBottema

Hmmm, 5 days ago the Poseidon UUV linked ship Akademik Aleksandrov was out at sea @CovertShores @osinteditor @BarentsNews @PutinIsAVirus sentinel-1 image did catch a ship her size in that position https://t.co/Q8lTUb9cJx https://t.co/RIny6KOsVe

Hmmm, 5 days ago the Poseidon UUV linked ship Akademik Aleksandrov was out at sea @CovertShores @osinteditor @BarentsNews @PutinIsAVirus sentinel-1 image did catch a ship her size in that position https://t.co/Q8lTUb9cJx https://t.co/RIny6KOsVe

I am not sure this is related to the radiation detection, but it is a definite possibility. Given the pandemic, I am not sure why they would go to sea right now, unless it was an important operation planned months in advance. 1/2 https://t.co/2BW86U1iwH

2/2 Russia is really struggling with COVID-19. On June 6th, the local government imposed significant restrictions on entering and leaving Severodvinsk in order to keep Sevmash shipyard (where Russian nuclear subs are made and repaired) operating. https://t.co/LeuAq1qFxd

Quoted @FrankBottema

Hmmm, 5 days ago the Poseidon UUV linked ship Akademik Aleksandrov was out at sea @CovertShores @osinteditor @BarentsNews @PutinIsAVirus sentinel-1 image did catch a ship her size in that position https://t.co/Q8lTUb9cJx https://t.co/RIny6KOsVe

Hmmm, 5 days ago the Poseidon UUV linked ship Akademik Aleksandrov was out at sea @CovertShores @osinteditor @BarentsNews @PutinIsAVirus sentinel-1 image did catch a ship her size in that position https://t.co/Q8lTUb9cJx https://t.co/RIny6KOsVe

I'm not sure if this is related to the radiation detection, but it is a definite possibility. I'm not sure why they would go to sea unless it had been planned months in advance. 1/2 https://t.co/2BW86U1iwH

Quoted @SinaZerbo

22 /23 June 2020, RN #IMS station SEP63 #Sweden🇸🇪 detected 3isotopes; Cs-134, Cs-137 & Ru-103 associated w/Nuclear fission @ higher[ ] than usual levels (but not harmful for human health). The possible source region in the 72h preceding detection is shown in orange on the map. https://t.co/ZeGsJa21TN

22 /23 June 2020, RN #IMS station SEP63 #Sweden🇸🇪 detected 3isotopes; Cs-134, Cs-137 & Ru-103 associated w/Nuclear fission @ higher[ ] than usual levels (but not harmful for human health). The possible source region in the 72h preceding detection is shown in orange on the map. https://t.co/ZeGsJa21TN

Sigh. https://t.co/MZJXNqmd5l

Quoted @fab_hinz

Location of yesterday's explosion inside the Khojir missile development complex. This particular site seems to belong to Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group, which is responsible for the production of Iran's solid-propellant missiles. https://t.co/66dakIis7a

Location of the explosion in Iran yesterday. https://t.co/z5EAlwYEvJ

Quoted @DuitsyWasHere

@RocketSchiller That was one of the concerns we had. Thankfully for us, the rear end of an Iskander crashed into someone's living room during the 2008 Russo-Georgian war. https://t.co/q8RfDaGX6n

@RocketSchiller That was one of the concerns we had. Thankfully for us, the rear end of an Iskander crashed into someone's living room during the 2008 Russo-Georgian war. https://t.co/q8RfDaGX6n

Also note how thick the vertical stabilizer is. Compare that cross section with the fins on an Iskander, or the control fins on the Pershing 2 and similar terminally-guided warheads. https://t.co/7HcHvHTUbB

X-15 https://t.co/USvF7UIt5b

This is early in the X-15 flight program, with two XLR-11 rocket engines instead of the intended XLR-99. The XLR-99 was way behind schedule and over-budget, and was not ready until 1960. https://t.co/nHwTrhgfpa

Quoted @RALee85

And Toyota Hiluxes with Kord HMGs and AGS-17 grenade launchers. 10/ https://t.co/uLbx9q0OXx https://t.co/F4wRyPfYj0

And Toyota Hiluxes with Kord HMGs and AGS-17 grenade launchers. 10/
https://t.co/uLbx9q0OXx https://t.co/F4wRyPfYj0

TFW your defense budget gets cut but you still need to hold parades. https://t.co/h7SuZH6cHF

Quoted @NarangVipin

The armies of two nuclear weapons powers got in a melee, with clubs and stones, resulting in casualties and fatalities on both sides. Meanwhile, nuclear armed North Korea literally blew up its liaison office with South Korea. In the midst of a global pandemic. And it’s only June. https://t.co/7Sra9H0ydr

https://t.co/BUFflDQ3w9

Good morning, everyone. Hope you're ready for another fun and exciting Tuesday. https://t.co/XQR30lcZNG

Sol-Sol Balistique Stratégique: La Revanche des Jetavators #ForceDeFrappeFriday https://t.co/BcS8oUlKBS

It's apparently #ForceDeFrappeFriday, and today I found a video of a French S-2 (?) being placed into a silo and tested. It even has the weird warhead truck and fancy retracting work platforms. There are color versions of parts of this on Youtube. https://t.co/I2AF7SDxtN

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