Saturday, January 25, 2020

Flak USN.

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"'We're looking at another round called the proximity round, which detects the drone as it approaches and then blows up' . . . 'It's not a radar system, but it's something similar. That's what we're looking at for drones.'"

Once again how fortuitous and thanks to Jay for the tip. Also back to the future deja vu all over again.

Drone. Anti-drone. Proximity fuze. Pom-Pom gun.

"US Navy To Revive Flak Cannons To Combat Drone Attacks"

"The proliferation of unmanned aircraft has frightened the U.S. Navy into developing a powerful air burst round to knock drones out of the sky, reported Military.com."

"The precision air burst munition, similar to anti-aircraft flak rounds used in World War II, is being designed to combat drones that are targeting warships at sea."

"The new round is compatible with the Littoral Combat Ship's (LCS) 30mm deck gun."

ADVANCED ELECTRONICS MICRO-TECHNOLOGY ALLOWING FOR A 30 MM GUN TO FIRE A ROUND ARMED BY A PROXIMITY FUZE. SOMETHING NOT POSSIBLE IN 1945!

GOD Bless. And devoted readers to the blog be fully aware you are way ahead of the learning curve with regard to anti-drone technology.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

VT.

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VT = Variable Time. Variable time fuze. Victor Tango.

Here with some You Tube video, the VT fuze. Rated third most important Research and Development [R and D] project of the Second World War [WW2]. Third only behind the Manhattan Project # 1 and the B-29 bomber # 2.

Over sixty companies and research labs [three score as described] in the R and D process. Reputedly over two thousand companies involved to some degree in the manufacture of the VT fuze itself.

"fuze : a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo"

VT described as a radio transmitter and receiver in a tiny package used to fuze an artillery round. Proximity to an object allowing for detonation without impact on the target. Radar as understood. Radio Direction and Ranging [RADAR].

As explained and thanks to You Tube.




In the modern context VT fuze as arming the warhead of a surface-air-missile missile, detonation releasing hundreds "of high-energy objects". Actual missile hitting the target not required for a shoot-down.

Anti-aircraft-artillery [AAA] rounds using VT fuze SIX times for effective. Perhaps even more effective when used by ground force tube artillery and directed against enemy troops in the open or even in dug in positions without overhead cover. That downward trajectory spew of shell fragments most deadly.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

APKWS II.

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How fortuitous! More anti-drone stuff courtesy the Internet Web site Strategy Page.

"Air Weapons: The Little Little UAV Killer"

"January 21, 2020: The U.S. Air Force recently successfully tested the APKWS II (Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System) laser-guided missile fired from an F-16 fighter and shooting down a small UAV. The F-16 was using a targeting pod, which can spot and identify small flying objects and enable the pilot to launch an AGR-20A, as the APKWS used on jets is called, to hit a small, slow-moving target operating at low altitude."

WILL SHOOTING DOWN A DRONE COUNT AS A "KILL" FOR ESTABLISHING FIGHTER PILOT ACE STATUS??

See previous blog entry [with many additional embedded links] the topic anti-drone weaponry.

It is all the rage.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Howler.

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Drone. Counter-drone. One size fits all in the case of Coyote? Coyote and son of Coyote.

1. "US Army deploys Howler counter-UAS capability into the battlefield"

"KuRFS radar and Coyote UAS track and destroy drone threats"

DRONE COMBINED WITH MINIATURE RADAR AND YOU HAVE A DRONE WITH KINETIC KILL CAPABILITY AS ANTI-DRONE!

"TEWKSBURY, Mass -- The U.S. Army recently announced that the Howler counter unmanned aerial system achieved Initial Operational Capability, putting critical protection against drones in the hands of soldiers."

Counter-drone as designated by the U.S. Army as Howler.

"Howler, a name coined by the U.S. Army, combines the capabilities of Raytheon's Ku band radio frequency system multi-mission simultaneous radar and Coyote® unmanned aircraft system. The KuRFS advanced electronically scanned array acquires and tracks all size UAS threats. Coyote works with KuRFS using its advanced seeker and warhead to identify and eliminate UAS threats."

Read more concerning Coyote!

2. Coyote UAS.

"One System: Multiple Missions"

"The most capable in its class, the Coyote® unmanned aircraft system is small, expendable and tube-launched. It can be deployed from the ground, air or a ship. The Coyote UAS can be flown individually or netted together in swarms, and it is adaptable for a variety of missions including surveillance, electronic warfare and strike. The system will operate up to one hour and is designed for interchangeable payloads."

Devoted readers to the blog I highly recommend the embedded videos.

See previous blog entries the topic weapon systems the intent specifically anti-drone:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/09/rays.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/07/nerod-f5.html

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

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

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CPGS.

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CPGS = Conventional Prompt Global Strike.

Haven't heard about this in a while.

Was once call Prompt Global Strike. Add Conventional now for emphasis. Zumwalt back in service? A ship now with a valid mission? We shall see.

"Navy may arm new destroyer with conventional missile able to hit anywhere on Earth in an hour"

"ARLINGTON, Va. - The Navy’s newest destroyer may fire a not-yet-to-be fielded Conventional Prompt Strike conventionally-armed missile engineered to hit anywhere on earth within an hour, service program managers said. The weapon, now being considered by Navy weapons developers for the emerging USS Zumwalt, will bring new attack options to the stealthy destroyer being prepared for combat as soon as 2021"

USS Zumwalt class of destroyer, ships without weaponry [not fully so] now are slated to become an important part of American military deterrent capacity?

A MISSILE FIRING DESTROYER ABLE TO SEND A PROJECTILE TO ANY SPOT ON THE PLANET, CARRYING A CONVENTIONAL WARHEAD WITH THE DESTRUCTIVENESS OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON. CPGS.

CPGS a kinetic bombardment weapon. Often referred to as "Rods from God". Missile warhead not atomic but rather hundreds or thousands of tungsten rods descending on a target from a high angle at enormous speed, everything within a mile radius of ground-zero obliterated.

Zumwalt  the proverbial "white elephant" now given new life and mission. Navy will be happy? I hope so.

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Gone.

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As we speak. Occurring!

GPS [Ground Positioning System] negated.

Thanks to Freeper.

"GPS JAMMING EXPECTED IN SOUTHEAST DURING MILITARY EXERCISE"

"GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the southeastern states and the Caribbean during offshore military exercises scheduled between January 16 and 24. The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the exercises that will require jamming of GPS signals for periods of several hours each day of the event."

GPS denied to the military during military exercise [war games]. Hardly unique and done for good reason. Test the ability for ground/air/naval forces to navigate using the ancient and venerable methods. Map reading, land navigation, compass reading, pacing for the ground forces. Celestial and astral navigation using the sun, moon, stars and sextant as aids for the sailors.

Military combatants resorting to traditional and time-worn navigation in case of war, high-level-technology of the GPS variety denied through hostile action, jamming or destruction of satellites in orbit.

I am fond of saying that sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Undeniably this is so.

See previous blog entries, American military forces denied GPS during training exercises, intentional and done for good reason:

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

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/02/gps-jam.html

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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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