Sunday, June 13, 2021

F-16 Viper.

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Was not aware of this. This should be deemed as well beyond the ordinary. 

Thanks to The Drive and the article by THOMAS NEWDICK APRIL 19, 2021.

"Japan-Based USAF F-16s Flew South China Sea Mission Fully Loaded With Live Air-To-Air Missiles"

"Flying far from their home in Japan, the four F-16s, each armed with six missiles, executed operations in one of the tensest areas of the planet."

"The four U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets that recently flew a mission over the highly contested South China Sea were photographed landing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, en route to their home base at Misawa. The images confirm that these jets were armed for counter-air operations with a heavy load of live air-to-air missiles. The jets’ appearance in the South China Sea last week coincided with the biggest presence of People’s Liberation Army aircraft in Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in recent times:"

FLEW FROM BASES IN JAPAN TO VICINITY THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND EVEN INCLUDED A FLY-OVER OF THE AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Warplanes flying that far from their home base armed with live missiles and including several mid-air refueling indeed a rather extreme "show of force" and a demonstration of American resolve in the region of the South China Sea.

I WOULD ALSO HAVE TO ASSUME THE JAPANESE WERE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF THIS OPERATION AND GAVE THEIR O-KAY!

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Display.

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Once more from the Internet web site English Russia we have images of captured Islamic State [ISIL] munitions. As displayed at the "Patriot Park", Moscow.

1. "Examples of ISIS Artillery on Display in Moscow"

"In Moscow there is an exposition showcasing different Syrian armaments that were seized there and brought by military planes to Russia. We already had a display of Syrian militants armored vehicles and trucks. And today here thanks to Twower we can see the artillery of Syria militants."

Not necessarily artillery as thought of in the normal sense. Rather think rocket artillery and heavy mortars. The Islamic State munition makers seem to be aware of the spigot mortar. Useful when fire a propane canister to function in the manner of a fuel-air explosive.

2. "Hand Grenade Launchers of Syrian Militants on Display in Russia"

"Russia’s 'Patriot Park' featured an exhibition of hand grenade launchers seized from various militant groups in Syria. The weapons have various makers – Russian, Soviet, NATO countries and self modified ones. Here are some of them, thanks to Twower"

NOT hand-grenade launchers. Launchers for anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade rounds. AND as mentioned from a variety of nations.

See additionally further displays of captured ISIL weaponry.

Russians seem to be quite proud of their military success in Syria!

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Standard.

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Within context of a recent prior blog entry see what other web sites have to say about combat drone Turkish style.

1. "The standard-bearer of the latest armed-drone revolution emerged last year on the battlefields around Turkey"

"On the first day of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, Azerbaijani drone strikes focused heavily on Armenian short-range air-defense vehicles, and now, the Wall Street Journal reports, armed low-cost drones made by Turkey are reshaping geopolitics"

RESHAPING GEOPOLITICS!

2. "SAY HELLO TO TURKEY’S LITTLE FRIEND: HOW DRONES HELP LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD"

"Turkey has pioneered drone use for the social media age, splicing together videos of the TB2’s kills and rapidly spreading these videos and imagery through semi-official social media accounts. The videos shape narratives about the efficacy of Turkish drones and their battlefield prowess, reinforcing ideas about the future of combat."

COMBAT DRONES NOT ONLY THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE BUT ALREADY ARE. WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT.

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Silly.

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Courtesy the Coffee or Die Internet webzine more counter-drone "weapons" in the arsenal.

"WATCH: DRONE-HUNTING DRONES SLING SILLY STRING"

That article by James R. Webb | June 10, 2021

"Kids famously love Silly String battles, shooting each other with strings of synthetic foam. But parents — equally famously — do not, because the fun strings turn to crusty webs, sticking to hair, clothes, and just about everything else. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is putting the same concept to use against those small, screaming brats of the sky: drones."

"Silly String (generically known as aerosol string) is a toy of flexible, sometimes brightly colored, plastic string propelled as a stream of liquid from an aerosol can. The solvent in the string quickly evaporates in mid-air, creating a continuous strand. Silly String is often used during weddings, birthday parties, carnivals and other festive occasions, but it has also proven useful militarily to detect tripwires."

Counter-drone UAV emitting a spew of silly string. Jamming mid-air the motors and controls of the enemy UAV. This is the idea? Sorta like a spider spinning a web? Counter-drone UAV also AUTONOMOUS!

See previous blog entries the topic counter-drone measures.

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/07/aud.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/07/madis.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/04/blighter.html 

Measures and methods to combat the drone threat a major area for research I might well suspect.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cannibal.

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The French do it. The Americans do it too!

See previous blog entry. Also think not merely PARTS. Think rather entire SECTIONS.

From Strategy Page Internet web site and article with a specific paragraph extracted.

"Attrition: Cannibalizing SSNs For Parts"

"The U.S. Navy was also the first to keep an older SSN in service by replacing a damaged section of one with the same section from a recently retired boat. The work took two years and cost $79 million. The expense was justified by the fact that damaged [USS SSN] San Francisco had recently (2002) completed a mid-life refueling and upgrade that was to keep the boat in service until 2017. The San Francisco is still in service and expected to be retired later in the decade. This is because in 2016 the San Francisco was withdrawn from sea service and, for at least ten more years, given a stationary assignment as one of two moored training ships for new Los Angeles SSN crew"

"replacing a damaged section of one [submarine] with the same section from a recently retired [submarine] boat."

The French do it but the Americans do it first!

Read the episode of the damage to the USS San Francisco. Ran into an undersea seamount while traveling underwater at high speed. Miracle the boat did not sink with all hands lost.

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Virus 19.

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Personally I am perplexed by all this. Incomprehensible actually. I do not know what to say.

American Gulag? Pariah? Cadets at the military academy West Point refusing inoculation outcasts?

"BREAKING! WEST POINT [USMA] IS TREATING UNVACCINATED CADETS LIKE PRISONERS!"

"West Point, the famed military academy, is treating unvaccinated cadets like prisoners! That’s according to one woman we spoke with who says her son and four other cadets are living in gulag-type conditions."

"To the best of our knowledge, West Point is subjecting cadets who refuse the vaccine to be quarantined in their rooms 23 hours a day for a total of seven days. The military academy labels these cadets as, 'susceptible' to getting Covid-19, while at the same time refusing to test them for the virus. Their mandate is to just isolate them from society rather than seek the truth by testing these, 'anti-vaxxers' for the virus."

As I have said prior, according to the best of my knowledge and personal experience military personnel USA cannot refuse medical treatment. Medical treatment so broadly defined as to mean and sort of prophylactic medicine [to include any and all vaccines as mandated by command].

The cadets USMA are not required to get the vaccine?  Army personnel in particular accoeding to what I have read only 14 % fully inoculated against the virus COVID-19.

Normally the military leader in such medical treatment. Just stand in line and get your battery of shots. I guess not so this time?

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Air Assault.


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Courtesy the ARMY ROTC Internet web site and Tulane University a video of the "entrance exam", an obstacle course part of the course of instruction, qualification U.S. Army air assault course.

"Air Assault School US Army Air Assault School is a two-week (10 days) course of instruction conducted at several locations across the Army, including Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Drum, NY; Camp Smith, USMA; and at overseas locations in Germany and Hawaii. In each case, the course of instruction is focused on Combat Assault Operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft . . . ZERO DAY On Zero Day, you will report to the school no later than 4:30 am for in processing. At 5:45 PM, the class moves to the obstacle course for the entrance examination . . . You must complete the first two obstacles and can only fail one of the remaining seven obstacles. You will have two chances to complete each obstacle."

YOU HAD BETTER BE PREPARED.


I believe this the air assault course for both the two week [ROTC] cadets and the active duty troops too. Quite humiliating I would think to not pass the obstacle course early in the morning of the first day of instruction. You clean floors and latrines the rest of the two weeks if you fail?


More video U.S. Army air assault course. This is beyond the ROTC two week course. Normal air assault course active duty troops is six weeks. By reputation harder than the parachutist course. You learn more and complete each field exercise with a rucksack march.

Anyone want to volunteer to give it a try?

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