Friday, July 10, 2020

2S38.

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Air defense Soviet style. Air defense Russian style. Out with the old. In with the old.

From the Internet web site Strategy Page and thanks to same.

"Air Defense: The Old Gun Is The New Gun"

"July 10, 2020: For the first time since the 1950's a new self-propelled anti-aircraft system has been developed using a 57 mm gun. In development for over five years Russia recently showed off the finished product, the 20 ton self-propelled 2S38 Derivatsiya-PVO, a single barrel 57mm auto-cannon that can fire 120 rounds a minute although that capability is only used in short (2-4 round) bursts of aimed fire, usually with guided or programmed (to explode at a certain location) shells . . . The three-man crew (driver, commander and gunner) operate inside the vehicle which carries 80 rounds of 57mm ammo for the auto-loading long (8.5 meter) barrel 57mm gun guided by a passive (optical/thermal) sight to detect targets. That means aircraft with radar detectors will not know the 2S38 is down there, ready to open fire with radar equipped or laser guided shells that are effective up to 8,000 meters [24,000 feet]."

TARGET ACQUISITION AND FIRE CONTROL BY PASSIVE OPTO-ELECTRONIC SYSTEM.

SHELL NOT "RADAR-GUIDED" PER SE BUT DETONATED BY A PROXIMITY FUSE.

See previous blog entries the topic the proximity fuse and importance of same:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2018/04/fuse.html

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

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/01/flak-usn.html

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A. J. Venter.

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All these You Tube video I recommend highly without reservation or qualification.

Thanks in all cases to You Tube, various producers and Al J. Venter.

Al J. Venter a distinguished war correspondent particularly his coverage of African wars to include those of the apartheid era.

"Al J. Venter is a South African war journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of more than forty books who also served as an Africa and Middle East correspondent for Jane's International Defence Review."

1. "War in the Mountains Part 1".


2. "War in the Mountains Part 2".


3. "Caprivi - Finger into Africa".

4. "Into Angola - AL J Venter (1981-82)".

Mortal combat Southwest Africa [now Namibia] between the South Africa Defense Forces [SADF] and the insurgents of SWAPO [Southwest Africa Peoples Organization].

Again, all video well done. A MUST view for all devoted readers to the blog.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Zap II.

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In consonance with the previous blog entry see this analysis courtesy our good friend Binkov a concise discussion the suitability of the laser as a directed energy weapon.

"Do laser weapons have a bright future?"



See all previous blog entries the topic the airborne laser as a directed energy weapon:

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/06/hel-ii.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/06/hel-i.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2020/05/pessimism.html

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

I highly recommend without reservation or qualification the Binkov series of You Tube video.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

NNEMP.

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“airborne targets can be destroyed at the distance of 10 km, because their on-board equipment burns down.” - - TASS.

Yet one more TOP SECRET Russian weapon for which there is no known defense.

From EST NEWS and the tip from Freeper.

"Russia discloses new details of electromagnetic pulse cannon"

"Russian defense industry sources have disclosed the new details of the electromagnetic pulse cannon capable of hitting targets 6 miles [ten kilometers] away. The new super cannon will be able to shoot down aircraft and aerial drones by an electromagnetic pulse. “The trials of EMP weapons have been under way since 2015."

DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONRY IS DO-ABLE AND IS HERE NOW! SO IT WOULD SEEM.

"Russian defense industry sources have disclosed the new details of the electromagnetic pulse cannon capable of hitting targets 6 miles [ten kilometers] away."

"The new super cannon will be able to shoot down aircraft and aerial drones by an electromagnetic pulse."

FRY THE INTERNAL AVIONICS OF ENEMY AVIATION AT A RESPECTABLE DISTANCE. HUMPTY-DUMPTY FALL DOWN AND NO GETTING BACK UP AGAIN.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wagner PMC.

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FADM = Mozambique Defence Armed Forces. IS = Islamic State.

"Why African governments still hire mercenaries"

"Professional gunmen are cheap, efficient and deniable"

"When president Filipe Nyusi wanted help last year to tackle a jihadist insurgency in northern Mozambique, various private military firms were keen to oblige. Mr Nyusi chose Russia’s Wagner Group, which vowed to make short work of the rebels. But after a bunch of its men were killed, it pulled out, humiliated."

ONLY VERY VAGUELY WAS I WAS AWARE OF THE CURRENT INSURGENCY AS ONGOING IN MOZAMBIQUE. ISLAMIC JIHADISTS APPARENTLY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE PERSUASION WAGING WAR AND APPARENTLY VERY SUCCESSFULLY.

Enter the Private Military Contractors [PMC] of the Russian Wagner Group at the behest of the Maputo central government. A venture now seen as unsuccessful.

From the distinguished military war correspondent Al J. Venter:

"A Dirty Little War in Mozambique.  May2020   Al J. Venter."

"Roughly 200 Russian private military contractors – backed by several Hind helicoptergunships as well as a number of Mi-171Sh aircraft (which have the same performance as the Mi-8MTV, but with more sophisticated systems fitted) – first started operating along the Tanzanian frontier, and only later moved into the interior of the Cabo Delgado province. Air and ground forces were designated to operate in close co-operation with the FADM. During initial ground and air strikes, the combined forces bombed insurgent bases in several areas, pushing them into the remote interior, but the insurgents retaliated by launching attacks on several government military bases and dozens on both sides were killed. Following the arrival of the Russians, IS quickly reinforced its units in Mozambique by rushing in ‘volunteers’ from other East African countries, notably Somalia; this soon led to an intensified series of guerrilla onslaughts"

"Following the Wagner Group’s losses in Mozambique (and failure to complete the anti-insurgency tasks it faced against a basic, ill-equipped guerrilla force) the word is out in Africa that the Russians are not quite the formidable combat force they like to promulgate"

ABSOLUTE AIR SUPREMACY NEVER A GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS AND NEVER WILL BE. RUSSIANS BRAWN BUT NO BRAINS?

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CV-19.

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THE VIRUS! STALKS HUMANITY! THE MILITARY TOO!

First.

"Defense department reports more than 600 cases of coronavirus and 2 related deaths"

 As dated 27 March.

"Of the 652 cases, 343 are active-duty military, 135 are civilians, 111 dependents and 63 contractors. These figures include 37 recoveries and 2 deaths across the entire department."

"Earlier this week, the Department of Defense confirmed that a U.S. Marine who worked within the Pentagon tested positive for the deadly virus".

HALF THE CASES ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL.

Secondly and lastly.

"Army halts SERE course after 90 soldiers test positive for coronavirus"

As dated: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 and thanks to isegoria.net.

"Out of the 110 students participating in the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 82 — along with eight instructors — tested positive for COVID-19"

"The course was terminated and all 110 soldiers are being quarantined for 14 days"

MILITARY PERSONNEL THEIR CHANCES OF SUCCUMBING TO THE VIRUS SLIM! HEALTHY YOUNG INDIVIDUALS PHYSICALLY FIT, GOOD DIET, NO DEBILITATING UNDER-LYING CONDITIONS, PROPHYLACTIC MEDICAL CARE. ETC.

Not to minimize the threat from the virus. Prudent precautions taken and that is good.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Manta.

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Courtesy the outstanding Internet web site "Covert Shores" by H.I. Sutton an aspect of German submarine development during World War Two previously totally unknown to me. All tanks to H.I. Sutton.

High-speed midget submarine of the most unusual design and capable of the most incfreible performance

MANTA! HYDROFOIL UNDER THE WAVES!

"Manta high-speed hydrofoil midget submarine, Germany, 1944"

"If necessity is the mother of invention, desperation is the mother of crazy invention. As the situation in Europe worsened for Nazi Germany during World War Two, the Kriegsmarine turned to ever more desperate ideas. Influenced by the frogmen exploits of their Italian allies, and the X-Craft operations of the British, they started building a range of midget submarines . . . These one / two man midget submarines were intended to sink Allied invasion fleets. In reality they achieved poor results. But rather than abandon this line of development, the German designs got ever more desperate. And interesting."



Manta. Click on image to see an enlarged view.

Consider strictly the operational speed of the vessel. Way beyond that of any submarine of the period or even today: "Speed: 50 knots surfaced, 30 knots submerged".

MANTA NEVER A GOING CONCERN, BUT THE IDEA WAS WORTHY? THAT I CAN ASSUME IS DEBATABLE!

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