Sunday, July 21, 2019

AUD.

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From Strategy Page more on drone defense.

Directed energy weaponry!

"Air Defense: Ray Guns Versus Small Threats"

"July 17, 2019: The U.S. Air Force is testing two AUD (Anti UAV Defense) systems that use strong microwave electronic transmissions to disrupt the electronics in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and cause them to crash. The air force has tested two such weapons which differ mainly in terms of range and price. The system closest to combat zone use is THOR (Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder), which is a $10 million system that is shipped in and used from a standard 40 foot shipping container."

Read the entire Strategy Page article. Everything you always wanted to know about defense against drone attack and then some.

Current AUD to include systems with names like: THOR [USA]. CHIMERA [USA] . DRONE DOME [ISRAEL].

AUD INDEED DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONRY! APPARENTLY FOILS A DRONE ATTACK WITH EITHER JAMMERS OR A BURST OF HIGH INTENSITY MICRO-WAVE ENERGY THAT "FRIES" THE INTERNAL ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE DRONE.

Those mini-drones of the type AUD designed to counter from the UAS Group to include:

Group 1. Type specimens to include: RQ-11 Raven, WASP.


RQ-11 Raven.

Group 2Type specimens to include: ScanEagle, Flexrotor.


Scan Eagle.

Group 3. Type specimens to include: RQ-7B Shadow, RQ-21 Blackjack


RQ-7B Shadow.

Group One, Two, Three drones NOT able to carry large amounts of munitions [if any at all]. Drones of group one, two, three for reconnaissance and surveillance and not for delivering "bang stuff" on a target.

I can well imagine that the radar of the various AUD can be linked to other systems that have a "kinetic kill" capability.

DRONE DOME PROTECTING BRITISH GATWICK AS WE SPEAK. DRONE DOME COMBAT TESTED!

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Four & Five.

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MADIS [anti-drone system] as per the previous blog entry designed to engage and destroy enemy drones of the Group 4 and Group 5 category.

From the wiki those groups defined.

1. Group 4 Type specimens to include: MQ-8B Fire Scout, MQ-1A/B Predator, MQ-1C Gray Eagle.


MQ-8B Fire Scout. Personnel giving you some sense of scale.

2. Group 5. Type specimens to include: MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-4C Triton.


RQ-4 Global Hawk. Again personnel giving you some sense of scale.

Group four and five sized drones able to carry considerable munitions, "bang-stuff" with lethal consequences if used in the manner of a kamikaze!

Smaller sized drones MADIS not able to counter? More on this to follow.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

MADIS.

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From only today an instance of "directed energy" weaponry in use?

Iranian drone approaching too close, the USS Boxer in danger, drone engage and destroyed. Courtesy U.S. Marines.

Thank MADIS.
 
"Marines Took Out Iranian Drone for the Cost of a Tank of Gas"

Story courtesy the US Naval Institute and the article by Sam LaGrone. July 19, 2019 5:42 PM.

"During a transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf on Thursday, Marines – operating a new electronic warfare system on the deck of USS Boxer (LHD-4) – downed a hostile unmanned aerial vehicle 1,000 yards from the amphibious warship."

"The new Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) used is a combination of components that includes electronic jammers, radars and gun systems to take out UAVs."

MADIS does work. Evidently uses radars, jammers of both the radio frequency and electro-opto type with some sort of "kinetic kill" capability. A multiplicity of means and methods used simultaneously to counter the drone threat. Directed energy usually refers to laser or particle beam weapons. MADIS not exactly in the same sense. MADIS described as Urgent Operational Need [OUN]. "Kinetic kill" appears to be a fifty caliber [12.7 mm] machine gun.

AND AGAIN, MADIS DOES WORK. NOW BATTLE TESTED. GO MADIS AND GO MARINES.

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Pessimism.

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Again from the New York Times and the article by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Taimoor Shah, Najim Rahim.

"International"

"On the Front Lines of the 17-Year War in Afghanistan"

More correctly on the front lines during the American involvement in Afghanistan since 9/11.

"KABUL - - Afghanistan - - The war in Afghanistan has rage for nearly 18 years, cost billions of dollars, shattered countless families and consumed the administrations of three American presidents. But it has taken a particularly heavy toll on Afghan troops and police officers, 45000 of whom have been killed in the past years of fighting alone."

The U.S. government for the last eight months in negotiation with the Taliban, seeking an amicable and agreed upon solution to the conflict, final withdrawal of all USA forces from Afghan to be accomplished.

Here with anecdotal accounts from various Afghan military and police sources, in particular with regard to the negotiations:

"THE NEGOTIATIONS"

* "I wonder what kind of peace talks these are"

"I am not optimistic. the American forces are preparing to leave Afghanistan and the Taliban see the potential to take over Afghanistan from the current government."

* "Our soldiers get attacked two or three times every day and we lose our friends in these attacks. I wonder what kind of peace talks are these . . . the ongoing peace talks have a very bad effect on the morale of our soldiers"

* "To achieve peace, you always need to be powerful. The Taliban are using these peace talks just for getting more power. They have intensified their attacks on the battlefield."

IT DOES NOT SOUND GOOD! Pessimism abounds!

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Hlaing.

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Burma the predominant ethnic group. Myanmar the political entity.

From a recent edition of the New York Times the article by Richard C. Paddock.

"Myanmar Generals Are Barred From the U.S."

"Secretary of State Cites Roles in Atrocities Carried Out Against the Rohingya"

"BANGKOK - - The United States has imposed sanction of Myanmar's top military commander. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, and three of his highest-ranking generals for their roles in the atrocities carried out against Rohingya Muslims since 2017, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced."

General Hlaing and his immediate subordinates FORBIDDEN TO TRAVEL to the USA.

An almost totally meaningless gesture. Burmese military figures both paranoid and reclusive, NEVER even leaving the country period!!

So paranoid and reclusive are the Burmese junta on the advice of astrologers the capital city was moved in entirety from Yangon [Rangoon] several hundred miles inland to forestall an attack by U.S. Marines the general officers greatly fear was going to occur.

"junta - - noun: a small group ruling a country, especially immediately after a coup d'├ętat and before a legally constituted government has been instituted."

And General Hlaing there never were any U.S. Marines on the way!!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Project 57.

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Please do not do this! Beware! No aliens to be found! Invasion Area 51!

Invasion Area 51 will create a nationwide catastrophe.

It was supposed to be a joke. But has gone way beyond that now.

Thanks to FOXTROT ALPHA and the tip  from Jay:

"Here's What You'll Face When You Try to Invade Area 51"

"This week, the Internet is going crazy with talk of a mass People’s Invasion of Area 51. More than one million people have signed up on Facebook to breach the gates of the most famous top secret government facility in the world. The event, which sprang to life as a joke started by social media shit posters, has now racked up an enormous amount of publicity worldwide, with media outlets taking it utterly seriously and others as the joke it always was."

FOR THOSE OF YOU EVEN POSSESSING THE MOST DIMINISHED OF MENTAL CAPACITY, DO NOT JOIN ATTEMPT AN INTRUSION OF AREA 51! YOU WILL PERHAPS RECEIVE A LETHAL DOSE OF PLUTONIUM POISONING AND THAT AT A MINIMUM!!

This all a result of Project 57. From the era of the Cold War. 

"Project 57, the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Air Force, and defense contractor[s] . . . would work together to simulate an Air Force airplane crash involving an XW‑25 nuclear warhead—a crash in which radioactive particles would 'accidentally' be dispersed on the ground. The land around the mock crash site would be contaminated by plutonium, which, according to scientists, would take 24,100 years to decay by half. At the time, scientists had no idea what accidental plutonium dispersal in open air would do to beings and things in the element’s path. The 57 Project was a test that would provide critical data to that end."

DETONATIONS OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS, HIGH EXPLOSIVE ONLY, A ZERO-YIELD TEST TO STUDY THE DISPERSAL PATTERN OF PLUTONIUM IN CASE OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON FIZZLING [A DUD]!

Chances are hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of persons tramping through Area 51 will kick up immense clouds of sand and dust, some particles of which will be radioactive and ingested/inhaled. Or carried back home on clothes to spread further contamination.

As many as six [?] of such tests occurred? Anyhow, stay away from Area 51. You have been warned!

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SANDF.

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SANDF = South African National Defense Force.

Military as an internal police force? Martial law? Thanks to the tip from Matt.

"South Africa military deployed to quell Cape Town gang crime"

The Tavern of the Seas. The Fairest Cape. The Mother City. Cape Town. Street gangs run amok.

MILITARY FORCE REQUIRED.

"Cape Town. South African soldiers on Thursday started patrolling Cape Town's crime-ridden townships under a deployment order by the government to counter a surge of shootings, gang violence and murders."

Street gangs posing a severe internal security threat within many nations.

TO INCLUDE THE UNITED STATES!

Street gangs posing that proper combination of numbers, weapons, money, organization AND ruthlessness.

Traditional policing just does work in such circumstances.

The article suggest the use of military units patrolling for a period of three months only. Don't count on it.

See previous blog entries the threat as posed by street gangs:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/02/3g2-i.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/02/3g2-ii.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/03/3g2-atomic.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/07/mtgm.html

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