Friday, December 1, 2017
From WIZARD thanks to Harry at Sharkhunters a collection of items some of which are relevant to previous blog entries.
1. "Depleted British military faces more cuts for May’s Cyber war against Russia."
"The British government is expected to deny further funding to its Armed Forces, diverting the much-needed funds to cyber security measures that are likely to target Russia in a move that split Theresa May's Conservative Party."
2. "Russian Pacific Fleet to Receive Approximately ten new warships in 2008."
"Russia's Pacific Fleet has at its disposal ballistic missile submarines, multi-purpose nuclear and diesel submarines, surface ships, maritime anti-submarine and fighter aircraft, along with ground forces and coastal defense troops."
See a series of blog entries the topic of which was Russian Coastal Defense troops.
3. "Norway Divided Over Plans of War Memorial Over German Soldiers."
"Red Cross Norway has come up with a polarizing initiative to raise a monument over the graves of the Nordic country's German soldiers, as a place of remembrance for their descendants."
German soldiers MORE CORRECTLY understood as Norwegian citizens fighting as member of the Nazi Waffen SS.
4. "Two Argentine Sailors of ARA SAN JUAN Were Very Lucky."
"ARA SAN JUAN submarine that has been lost in the Atlantic Ocean for 2 weeks had set sail without two of its crew members who went ashore just minutes before the vessel took to the sea."
See a series of blog entries the topic was the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan.
5. "Defense Minister [UK] Threatens to Resign."
"UK Minister Ellwood Threatens to Resign if Defense Cuts Imposed. Nowadays the UK has the biggest defense budget among European countries, which reaches NATO's spending threshold of 2 percent of GDP."
See here, here and here items of interest as regard the British defense budget difficulties.
6. "Russian Navy Tracking French Stealth Frigate in the Black Sea."
"The guided missile frigate LA FAYETT of the French Navy entered the Black Sea on Sunday. It is reported that LA FAYETT appeared on the radar screens of the Black Sea Fleet’s radio-technical services while passing through the Bosporus and now Russian monitors are tracking its route through the Black Sea."
THINK OF STEALTH AS NOT NECESSARILY INVISIBLE BUT MORE DIFFICULT TO DETECT AND TRACK.
7. "Russia Hiding on the Ocean Bottom."
"Russian Tsirkon hypersonic missiles and Skif missiles hiding at the ocean bottom are part of the arsenal of the Russian Armed Forces"
SIMILAR TO THE NAVAL SEA MINE TETHERED ON THE BOTTOM AWAITING THE GO SIGNAL?
Bunch of stuff covering a wide range of topics. And you the devoted reader to the blog are so much better off for it too.