Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Numbers.

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"On page 459, question number 35, on page 913, question number 55, on page 135, question number 86, on page 257, question number 2…" 

WHEN KIM SPEAKS, EVERYONE LISTEN. ESPECIALLY THOSE OF THE 27TH BUREAU!

From Popular Mechanics and the article by Kyle:

"North Korea Is Sending Mysterious Coded Radio Messages Again"

After nearly two decades, a spy 'numbers' station is back on the air.

NORTH KOREAN SPY "NUMBERS" STATION!

"A North Korean short wave radio station abruptly returned to the airwaves last Friday after a sixteen year absence."

SIXTEEN YEARS AND NOT HEARD! ALL OF A SUDDEN ACTIVE!

And this is all about? I am sure persons of some importance are scratching their heads over this one.

NORTH KOREA PREFERS THE OLD WAYS! RELATIVELY CRUDE ANTEDILUVIAN TECHNOLOGY OF THE NORTH KOREAN STILL IS EFFECTIVE AND IS KNOWN QUANTITY? THIS IS SO?

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Foxxx.

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The American military man behaving badly?

West Point military academy cadet relatively speaking still a stripling lad of barely legal age prefers the older mature woman?

"West Point Cadet Crowdfunding Date With US Porn Star Faces Discipline - Reports"

"A cadet from the prestigious West Point military academy decided to find his other half in a peculiar and not really romantic way. The young man apparently used such qualities as candor, directness and non-hesitancy, that are natural for a good soldier in a private battle for settling his personal life."

DIAMOND FOXXX.

AN ASSIGNATION AS PLANNED OF THE UNSEEMLY TYPE? AND USING FUNDS FROM INTERNET WEB SITES NORMALLY USED TO SEEK CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS.

And what sort of exact violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice [UCMJ] if any was done here?

CONDUCT UNBECOMING A GENTLEMAN AND POTENTIAL OFFICER?

And no, the image accompanying this blog entry is not of Diamond Foxxx.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Desperado.

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To be honest I am surprised that such film footage [in color] even exists.

The overland relief march to lift the siege of Dien Bien Phu. Partisan units of hill tribesmen loyal to the French during the First Indo-China War as commanded by Captain Jean Sassi. This was Operation Desperado.


Sasse at the time a relatively junior officer and initiating the overland relief operation to Dien Bien Phu on his own authority. A relief operation aborted, permission denied by higher authority, Jean Sassi and his forces in position, poised, ready. From the video settings you can turn on auto-translate to English or other languages.

IN ALL LIKELIHOOD THE RELIEF OPERATION TO DIEN BIEN PHU WOULD HAVE PROBABLY FAILED, SO DOOMED WAS THE FRENCH GARRISON! ABOUT ONE-HUNDRED FIFTY FRENCH ESCAPEES HOWEVER WERE REPATRIATED DUE TO THE EFFORTS OF JEAN SASSI AND HIS PARTISANS.

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Patrol II.

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Conclusion!

Yet one more instance, the alpine military competition. A competitive event, cross-country mountaineering skiing.

Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG).

The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is a ski mountaineering race organized every two years by the Swiss Armed Forces, in which military and civilian teams compete. It takes place once every two years at the end of April, in the south part of the canton of Valais below the summits of the Pennine Alps.

"The Patrouille des Glaciers has military origins. During the Second World War, the Swiss army organized a race to test the abilities of its soldiers. The first military patrol edition was held in April 1943. . . That year, 18 patrols, each consisting of three members, travelled 63 kilometres [forty miles] to reach Verbier. In 1944, 44 teams participated, but for a few years, no races were organized because of World War II"

APPARENTLY NO RIFLE SHOOTING AS AN ASPECT OF THE COMPETITION!

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Patrol I.

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At the insistence of Adolf Hitler! And who could refuse?

"Military patrol". A demonstration sport at the 1936 Olympics. Military personnel alpine troops demonstrating a competitive proficiency at mountaineering, mountain skiing and rifle shooting.

"Military patrol was a team winter sport in which athletes competed in cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and rifle shooting. It was usually contested between countries or military units.
Start of a German Reichswehr military training patrol team in the Giant Mountains, January 1932."

"The military patrol competition encompassed 25 kilometer [sixteen miles] cross-country skiing (15 km for women) and rifle shooting. The size of the patrol was four members. The total climb had to be from 500 to 1200 meters (300m. to 700m. for women). The rules were very similar to modern biathlon"

Cross-country skiing while carrying load and in the mountain alpine environment. Long-range rifle shooting using military-grade high-power weapons and not sissy like small-bore firearm competition done at short-range.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Club.

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Caveman warfare almost literally so.

World War One [WW1] the trench club.

Thanks to the Internet web site American Shooting Journal and the tip from Freeper.

Devoted readers to the blog are encouraged to read the entire article.

That most vicious and personal aspect of WW1 the trench raid, weaponry as carried by the attacker unconventional and used in an unconventional manner.

The trench raid an offensive action [nearly 100 % of the time during hours of darkness?], crossing the four-hundred meter to eight-hundred meter gap "no man's land" between the warring adversaries. Squad/platoon/company and sometimes even battalion trench raids quite common.

"Trench Raiding Clubs of WW1."

"Far Outweighs the Firepower in Trench Warfare"

"You would think having extreme fire power would be the ideal thing to have when entrenched in a world war. However, in trench warfare during World War I having medieval/zombie types of weaponry was a better choice and more effective while fighting in the trench at close quarter.

The trench raid the objective to capture both prisoners and documents, cause casualties, keep the enemy on their toes.

Across no-man's land at a run, into the enemy trench, accomplish your assigned tasks, withdrawn back to your trenches. FAST IN, FAST OUT!

CONSIDER THAT WITH REGARD TO THE TRENCH RAID THE LESS GEAR THE BETTER! SPEED OF THE ESSENCE.

Weaponry again unconventional. Trench club, bayonet, grenades, trench knife, riot gun [an American specialty] , handguns [.45 autoloading pistol or .455 Webley] preferred. In some instances, boots and fists also lethal.

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Admit.

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"The truth is out there." And sometimes it is found.

From CNN and conclusively so it has now been admitted that an Iranian Tor [?] air defense system shot down the Ukrainian airliner, inadvertently. Small comfort to the now deceased passengers.

"Iran says Ukrainian passenger plane was shot down unintentionally in fear of US aggression"

"Iran admitted Saturday that it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming human error and 'US adventurism"for the crash that left 176 people dead."

"In a statement, the nation's armed forces said it targeted the passenger plane unintentionally. It attributed the crash to radar activity and fear of US action."

See all recent blog entries as pertinent:

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/iran-says-ukrainian-passenger-plane-055946610.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/737-800.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/coincidence.html

Heat-of-battle-incident? The devoted reader to the blog will have to decide for themselves!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Tor.

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From the Internet web site Right Journalism further details the Ukrainian airliner crash Iran.

The Ukrainian 737 was shot-down and now pictures have emerged to suggest this is go?

"Iranian Claims To Take Photo Of Missile Part Near Ukrainian Plane That Crashed Today (Photos)"

"The crash of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people in Iran touched off mourning Wednesday in both Ukraine and Canada — where many of the victims were from or were headed — and raised a host of questions about what went wrong. But U.S. intelligence officials said there was no immediate evidence it was shot down."

MISSILE PARTS FROM A SOVIET/RUSSIAN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM SA-15 [NATO CODE NAME GAUNTLET] REPUTEDLY FOUND NEAR THE CRASH SCENE OF THE AIRLINER.

IRAN DOES ACCORDING TO THE WIKI ENTRY POSSESS THE GAUNTLET SYSTEM.

The Tor missile system . . . is an all-weather low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for engaging airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and short-range ballistic threats (Anti-Munitions) . . . the system is commonly known by its NATO reporting name, SA-15 "Gauntlet"


From the Russian Internet web site Deagel we have an image of a Tor system missile, vertical launch. Eight such missiles carried in the Tor self-contained and autonomous weapons system. And thank you Deagel.

The final word on this will never be known with 100 % exactness? I fear that is so.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

737-800.

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Further concerning the crash of the Ukrainian airline during take-off.

IRANIANS NOW OBFUSCATING? THE IRANIAN DID SHOOT THE PLANE DOWN BY ACCIDENT THIS DOES LOOK BAD!

From the Israeli DEBKAfile today:

"Mystery over deadly Ukraine plane crash. Iran won’t hand over black boxes"

"All 176 passengers and crew were killed when a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jet engine caught fire moments after takeoff Wednesday from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. Iran’s civil aviation authority has said it will not hand over to Boeing the black boxes found from the crashed airliner. Both were damaged but data could still be retrieved"

LET ME REPEAT, THAT WITHIN HISTORICAL CONTEXT THE ACCIDENTAL SHOOT-DOWN OF A COMMERCIAL AIRLINER BY A MILITARY AIR DEFENSE [AD] NOT SUCH A RARE EVENT. ESPECIALLY DURING A TIME OF CONFLICT, AD CREWS SKITTISH AND TRIGGER-HAPPY, SHOOT FIRST AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER.

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Intercepts.

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As is reported by Iranian Internet media PressTV the attack on the American air bases, a combined rocket artillery and ballistic missile strike accomplished.

BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT MORE TO REPORT.

"IRGC: No missiles intercepted in attack on US bases, casualties reported"

"Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says none of its missiles were intercepted during Wednesday's heavy strike that targeted two US bases inside Iraq to avenge the United States’ assassination of its senior commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani."

"There have been initial reports of casualties."

OTHER [?] IRANIAN MEDIA REPORT EIGHTY AMERICAN CASUALTIES. A DOZEN MISSILES LAUNCHED, NINE HITTING THE AIR BASE, THREE OFF COURSE. NONE INTERCEPTED!

Mike Morrell [ex-Deputy Director CIA] reports this attack was merely a face-saving gesture on the part of the Iranian. Missiles not striking targets [?] a sign the Iranian wants to de-escalate.We wait for further announcements.

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Coincidence.

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I would not preclude the possibility.

Thanks to Freeper this story I am sure will be a controversial item for some time to come.

"On Same Night Iran Fires Missiles – Ukraine Passenger Flight Leaving Tehran Airport Crashes Killing 170…."

"Horrific coincidence that might not entirely be a coincidence. A Ukraine 737 Airliner, Flight 752 from Tehran to Ukraine, is lost shortly after take-off. The incident takes place only hours after Iran fires ballistic missiles into Iraq targeting U.S. bases Video of the plane crashing shows the airliner in flames as it nears the ground and explodes. Some preliminary reporting indicated the flight might have been accidentally shot down by Iranian anti-aircraft defenses."

NOT TO PRECLUDE THE POSSIBILITY THAT IRANIAN AIR DEFENSE [AD] SHOT THE PLANE DOWN BY ACCIDENT. AS PREPOSTEROUS AS SUCH AN ALLEGATION MAY SEEM.

To place such a possible even in context consider that during that period of the Cold War, it is alleged.The Soviet Union AD shot down FORTY of their own aircraft, so skittish and trigger happy were the defenders of Soviet air space.

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Panic.

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Wars and rumors of war.

FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Here with yet one more response to the current Iranian crisis. A response I fined to be pathetic.

Panic mode American college students seeking tuition aid from the federal government. The devil is in the details as they say. From CBS News and the article by Li Cohen and thanks to same.

"College students panic over FAFSA's fine print about registering for the draft"

TO RECEIVE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT [USA] IF YOU ARE A MALE YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE MILITARY DRAFT!!

"Any person assigned the sex of male at birth who is between the ages of 18 to 25 is required to register for the draft. Eligible citizens are required to register within 30 days of turning 18, and immigrants must register within 30 days of entering the U.S."

"If someone who is eligible for the draft has not yet registered, they're generally unable to get federal financial aid for higher education. FAFSA offers applicants a way to register for the draft in the aid application. Those who are ineligible for draft exemption and who failed to register are not granted federal financial aid"

"After a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed "crushing revenge" against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft — particularly college students about how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service."

CONCERNS OF YOUNG AMERICAN MEN AS TO THEIR REGISTRATION STATUS THE REASON FOR THE SELECTIVE SERVICE COMPUTER CRASHING??

NOW these students are realizing the importance of following the laws, all of them. When it can hit the pocketbook most are more than concerned so it seems. OH please.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Shamkhani.

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Shamkhani speaks!

From the Internet web site DEBKAfile only today. Just prior to the Al-Asad air base rocket and missile attack evidently.

"Shamkhani: Iran mulls 13 scenarios against the US"

"Iran’s security council secretary, Ali Shankhani, said on Tuesday that Tehran is considering 13 'retaliation scenarios' – the least of which is 'a historical nightmare for the United States.' He warned that vengeance for the death of Qassem Soleimani would not take the form of one operation but offered no further information. The statement was the Tehran regime’s response to Shiite militias’ impatience for punitive against the United States and the orders to hold their hands until the order for jihad came from the supreme leader."

SCENARIOS AND AS TO WHAT IS PLANNED NOT MENTIONED!

HISTORICAL NIGHTMARE!! THE LEAST OF WHICH!!

See today's previous blog entries as are relevant:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/martyr.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/massive.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/unfit.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/al-asad.html

Rumors of war and way beyond rumors of war.

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Massive.

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Loaded for bear, ready to go, cocked and locked as they say.

A massive display of strength. United States Air Force [USAF].

Trouble was a-brewing as they say and had been anticipated?

Thanks once more to the Internet web site The Aviationist and again without any further elaboration on my part.

1. "52 F-35A Jets Take Part In Massive 'Elephant Walk' At Hill Air Force Base, Utah"


2. "First Two Of Six B-52 Bombers Deploying To Diego Garcia Amid Growing Tensions With Iran"

Refer to both articles for all the details.

The game is a-foot. The die has been cast. The dogs of war have been unleashed. So it seems. Stay tuned and as always hold onto your hats.

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Martyr.

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Further and thanks to The Aviationist and without hardly elaboration on my part.

"Sources Unclear on Specific Weapons and Targets, But Say At Least Two Waves of Attacks Have Been Carried Out As Part Of  'Operation Martyr Soleimani'."

"Iran has claimed that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has launched an attack against the al-Asad and Irbil military bases in Iraq. In the United States, the White House says it knows about the attacks, but has not made additional statements. The U.S. President [Trump] is reported to already be in consultation with the appointed National Security Team."

AN ATTACK COMBINING ROCKET ARTILLERY AND EVIDENTLY A DOZEN OR SO BALLISTIC MISSILES OF SOME VARIETY.

See my two previous blog entries:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/al-asad.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/unfit.html

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Unfit.

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As is most germane to the previous blog entry and within context of the killing of General Soleimani.

1. See all recent blog entries the topic was Qods Force commander Soleimani:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/10/harried.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/08/zap.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/12/khazali.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/01/soleimani.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/05/kidnap.html

2. Criticism of President Trump from political factions in the USA and abroad negative.

Trump seen as having made a rash/impetuous/foolhardy/ decision to order the drone strike that killed General Soleimani. Trump not taking into consideration the ramifications of such an action with sufficient deliberation or consultation. Trump possibly setting off a chain-reaction of events the consequences of which are unpredictable and best and possibly could result in catastrophe.

The go-ahead for the drone strike again perceived as rash/impetuous/foolhardy/ and will be used as demonstrable evidence the President of the USA is mentally unfit to have access to the nuclear codes and  have his finger on the nuclear trigger.

So it will be perceived in some quarters!!

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Al Asad.

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"The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air"

As was feared is occurring. Iranian retaliation only today and was expected.

From The War Zone the story by Trevithick thanks to the tip from Freeper. From War Zone introductory items as copied in entirety.

"Iran Strikes Back: Missiles Rain Down On American Forces In Iraq (Updated)"

"This unprecedented attack is in retaliation for an American strike that killed a top Iranian commander and could provoke a U.S. response."

"Details are still coming in, but Iran has launched a missile attack against U.S. forces in Iraq, including Al Asad Air Base, in retaliation for the American drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian commander, last week. A major rocket barrage on Al Asad, which sits around 115 miles west of Baghdad, may have also preceded the strikes. U.S. President Donald Trump has already threatened a major response, including potential strikes on cultural sites, against Iran in the event of any such attack."

RETALIATION USING ROCKET ARTILLERY IT SEEMS. DETAILS OBVIOUSLY TO FOLLOW BUT HOLD ONTO YOUR HATES EVERYONE THAT IS CLEAR.

We have just begun? I fear so.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

TB2.

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TB2 Turkish armed drone bites the dust. 

Thanks to Russian Internet media outlet Russian Times [RT] more on the latest news, the Second Libyan Civil War. See also most recent previous blog entry.

"Libyan forces claim to have shot down Turkish aircraft after Haftar declares 'jihad' on Ankara"

"The Libyan National Army (LNA) said it shot down a Turkish drone over Tripoli, shortly after its leader General Khalifa Haftar called for a holy war against Turkey for supporting a rival government. On Friday, the LNA said it had shot down a Turkish drone south of Tripoli, the seat of the Government of National Accord (GNA). One report identified it as a Bayraktar TB2 armed drone, downed after targeting a column of LNA vehicles."


Four-barrel Soviet era 12.7 mm AAA Dhuskha. This evidently is not the weapons system that shot down the Turkish armed drone. Russian Pantsir to blame for the shoot-down. Pantsir a much more sophisticated AAA system. Uses gunfire and missiles both, radar guided. Formidable.

From a tweet: 

 Babak Taghvaee: @BabakTaghvaee "#BREAKING: An hour ago, 2 #Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drones supporting Islamist militias of #GNA targeted a convoy of #Libya National Army on its way to #Tripoli at Mizda. 30 mins later one of them was shot-down by a Pantsir S1 SAM system of #LNA in south of #Mitiga airport!"

See further and perhaps even more important so the topic the Second Libyan Civil. Greatly resembles the situation in Syria. So many players and actors foreign and domestic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_National_Army

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_Civil_War_(2014%E2%80%93present)

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Murad.

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Fighting for a people they do not know, for a cause they do not understand?

Libyans, Turkmen, Turk, Syrian, Russian, Egyptian, United Arab Emirates. As in Syria, it becomes proxy forces and the backers of proxy forces that end up having the most concern in a conflict. Regional and global geopolitical considerations of the worst sort?

From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter:

"Turkey is sending Syrian rebel force to fight Haftar in Libya"

28 December.

"Large contingents of two Syrian Turkmen rebel militias are being transferred to Libya by Turkish airlift and sealift to help the Tripoli government repel the assault on the capital by Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army [LNA] . . .The LNA has just broke through the government’s defense lines and is driving toward the center of Tripoli. It is backed by Russia, Egypt and the UAE. Sources in Syria and Turkey disclose that the rebel Syrian units heading for Libya are the Sultan Murad Brigade and the Faylaq al-Sham, most of whose fighters belong to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.  This is the first time that combatants from Syria’s civil war are participating in the conflict of a fellow Arab nation."

UP UNTO THE TIME JUST BEFORE THE GREAT WAR [WW1] LIBYA A PROVINCE AND POSSESSION OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. THE TURK HAS A LONG MEMORY.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Tiger.

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Cheap, stingy, miserly? Guns or butter and all that?

From Russian media outlet Sputnik yet one more item the lack of German military preparedness.

"Most German Military Helicopters Not Ready for Use - Report

"The readiness of the German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, has been the topic of heated debate amid reports of staff-shortages, problems with ammunition, weapons, and even aging jets – as well as under-funding. Germany has also been the target of US criticism for spending less than 2% of GDP on defence, as NATO countries agreed to do years ago."

HELICOPTERS OF THE EUROCOPTER TIGER VARIETY. ATTACK CHOPPERS WITH SOME FORMIDABLE COMBAT CAPABILITY.

20 % NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMBAT AT THIS EXACT MOMENT IF CALLED UPON. THAT IS NOT SUCH A SERIOUS PROBLEM?

Refusal to budget for and spend money to enhance military preparedness to blame? See previous blog entries as most relevant:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/11/annegret.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/11/negotiate.html

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CL-84.

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From a NavWeaps Forum [Naval Weapons] we have a discussion of a problem of modern concern but as was originally perceived from over fifty years ago now.

Thanks to bager1968 for the input.

"ASW/AEW VSTOL aircraft for SCS/VSS"

Light American aircraft carriers used in the sea control mode [SCS] lacking organic combat support warplanes. ASW, EW, AEW, tanker. Anti-submarine-warfare, electronic warfare, airborne early warning, tanker.

Mission accomplished the possibility of a SCS vessel greatly enhanced by the presence of combat support warplanes organic. Mission accomplishment greatly reduced if combat support warplanes organic lacking!

That solution as proposed again from over fifty years ago now a VSTOL aircraft greatly resembling the current American Osprey. This was the Canadian CL-84.


CL-84 SCS (Sea Control Ship version) as to be used for ASW/AEW mission. Fuel tanks on the bottom? Image from NAVWEAPS forum.

"This was the planned production version being developed when the program was cancelled in the aftermath of the cancellation of the USN SCS program."

"The CL-84/SCS was intended as an ASW/radar surveillance aircraft for operations from a short flight deck, like the various Spruance DDV proposals . . . [or a] Sea Control Ship [SCS]."


Yet one image, another perspective of the CL-84 in flight. VSTOL. This was state-of-the-art aviation technology at the time.

Modified Osprey warplane able to be configured to perform the same type of missions as was envisioned for CL-84? Has consideration been to such measures being taken? I cannot say.

Let me remind you each time you remove a F-35 VSTOL combat warplane and replace with a Osprey or similar that reduces your SCS combat potentiality. Obvious.

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