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‘We will participate’: Saudi military admits US coalition mulling ground invasion in Syria

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Su-25 fighter jet crashes in Russia’s south, pilot dies

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Constructions progress of the Indonesian Navy 2nd Sigma PKR 10514 at PT PAL facility. Credit to Putora Habib Kurniawan.

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HOUTHI FORCES CAPTURE OVER 100 SAUDI TROOPS IN YEMEN

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On Monday, the fighters loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement captured 71 soldiers in the area of the Ma’rib city. 30 Saudi troopers were captured in the same area on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Yemenis also targeted the Saudi-held Sahn al-Jin military base with missiles. Dozens Saudi-led fighters have been killed.

The Yemen forces conduct these attacks in retaliation for Saudi air strikes which inflict a serious damage to the Yemen’s infrastructure and casualties among civilians.

SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence remembers on Feb.26 Saudi warplanes arrived at Turkey in order to support the Turkish plans to conduct military operations in Northern Syria. Now, Saudi Arabia is in the situation of a war on two fronts, officially. Considering Saudi Arabia is involved in a dragged-out war without any success in Yemen, the attempt to open a new front in Syria puts additional economic and political pressure on the kingdom. Thus, Saudi Arabia faces a real threat to lost a significant part of its influence in the region.

http://southfront.org/houthi-forces-captur...roops-in-yemen/
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China Security: China’s Strategy to Bar Other Nations From Disputed Waters Is Nearly Complete

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Russia Achieves Tactical Success In Middle East, But No Strategic Victory – Analysis


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Egypt wants to produce 5th generation communication systems jointly with Russia

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post Mar 2 2016, 01:13 AM

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LAWATAN KAPAL PERANG DARI JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE (JMSDF)

Kota Kinabalu, 25 Feb 16 – Pangkalan TLDM Kota Kinabalu (PTKK) telah menerima lawatan operasi dari Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) iaitu JS AKEBONO (DD 108), JS YAMAYUKI (DD 129) dan JS HATAKAZE (DD 171).

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Ketibaan kapal JS AKEBONO (DD-108) dan JS YAMAYUKI (DD-129) di jeti operasi PTKK

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Ketibaan kapal JS HATAKASE (DD-171) di jeti operasi PTKK

Ketiga-tiga kapal tersebut dari Kelas Destroyer. Lawatan Operasi ini dilaksanakan mulai 25 hingga 28 Feb 16. Ketiga-tiga Kapal JMSDF telah berlabuh di Jeti PTKK pada 25 Feb 16 jam 9.00 pagi. Pihak TLDM dan JMSDF telah mengkoordinasikan beberapa program sepanjang berada di PTKK dan perairan Kota Kinabalu untuk mengeratkan hubungan dua hala antara Malaysia dan Jepun serta pertukaran pendapat dan idea pertahanan.

Antara program yang telah dilaksanakan ialah Kunjungan Hormat ke atas Panglima Wilayah Laut 2, YBhg Laksamana Muda Datuk Khairul Anuar bin Yahya dan Panglima Angkatan Kapal Selam YBhg Laksamana Muda Datuk Abdul Rahman bin Hj Ayob, Majlis Resepsi di Kapal JMSDF dan Wisma Kejora, Lawatan ke kapal JMSDF, Perlawanan Sukan Persahabatan bola sepak dan bola tampar dan Latihan Passage Exercise (PASSEX). Kapal Perang TLDM dan JMSDF telah melaksanakan latihan PASSEX di Perairan Kota Kinabalu pada 28 Feb 16.

Kapal-kapal TLDM yang terlibat adalah KD PERAK dan KD LAKSAMANA MUHAMMAD AMIN. Latihan ini dilaksanakan bagi menguatkan hubungan antara Tentera Laut Malaysia dan Jepun. Majlis resepsi telah dilaksanakan di kapal JMSDF yang telah dihadiri oleh Kementerian Negeri Sabah dan Pegawai-pegawai TLDM bagi menunjukkan kehadiran Kapal JMSDF di Negeri Sabah kepada Jabatan-jabatan Negeri Sabah. Kapal JMSDF juga membawa pelatih seramai 110 orang Midshipmen (Pegawai Kadet Kanan) dalam melatih pegawai-pegawai muda tentang selok belok pelayaran dan lawatan ke luar negara.

Rujukan: 260216/08
Sumber: Perhubungan Awam Markas Wilayah Laut 2
Artike: LK PBS Juahry@Johari bin Kornelius
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Source: LAWATAN KAPAL PERANG DARI JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE (JMSDF)
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Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform impossible Top Gun ‘fly right by’ manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

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A test pilot putting the Air Force's most sophisticated fighter jet through its paces has revealed that it can perform an 'impossible manoeuvre' made famous in the film Top Gun.

Major Morten 'Dolby' Hanche, who is the first Norwegian to fly the F-35, says the jet can 'slow down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'.

This means that when a pilot being chased by an enemy jet applies the air brake, the jet following them would overshoot and could be shot down.
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According to Hanche: 'I can whip the airplane around in a reactive manoeuvre while slowing down. The F-35 can actually slow down quicker than you´d be able to emergency brake your car.

'This is important because my opponent has to react to me stopping, or risk ending up in a role-reversal where he flies past me. Same principle as many would have seen in Top Gun - hit the brakes, and he’ll fly right by.'
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Major Hanche believes the F-35 is able to lock-on to a target earlier than the F-16 because the aircraft is able to hold a stable Angle of Attack (AOA) at a more extreme angle compared with the older fighter

However, Major Hanche believes his new jet is a dramatic improvement on the F-16.

Hanche has spend the past four months flying the new jet with the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force base in Arizona, he is a firm fan of the weapons system.

In a blog he wrote: 'I now have several sorties behind me in the F-35 where the mission has been to train within visual range combat one-on-one, or Basic Fighter Manoeuvres .

'As an F-35-user I still have a lot to learn, but I am left with several impressions. For now my conclusion is that this is an airplane that allows me to be more forward and aggressive than I could ever be in an F-16.'
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During his intensive training he said he is learning to fully exploit the capabilities of the aircraft: 'As the offensive part, the training objective is to exploit every opportunity to kill your opponent with all available weapons.'

He said the aircraft performs very well in a dogfight situation. 'The offensive role feels somewhat different from what I am used to with the F-16.

'In the F-16, I had to be more patient than in the F-35, before pointing my nose at my opponent to employ weapons; pointing my nose and employing, before being safely established in the control position, would often lead to a role reversal, where the offensive became the defensive part.'

Hanche said he is able to point the nose of the F-35 at a higher angle of attack (AOA) than the F-16 and maintain stable flight.

This is a significant advantage in a dogfight. He said: 'This improved ability to point at my opponent enables me to deliver weapons earlier than I am used to with the F-16, it forces my opponent to react even more defensively, and it gives me the ability to reduce the airspeed quicker than in the F-16.'

He said: 'I have flown additional sorties where I tried an even more aggressive approach to the control position – more aggressive than I thought possible. It worked just fine. The F-35 sticks on like glue, and it is very difficult for the defender to escape.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-34...-brake-car.html
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Singapore Wants to Defuse South China Sea Tensions With Naval Protocol

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During his two-day visit to Beijing this week, Singapore’s foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, said that Singapore had proposed the expansion of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES)–a series of protocols for the safety of naval vessels–as one of several interim steps to defuse tensions in the South China Sea. He also said that China had indicated that it is an idea worth exploring.

“It is, in a sense, some rules of engagement which will prevent untoward accidents or miscalculations which will lead to tensions and conflict at sea. And we’ve suggested expanding this to cover both naval vessels and coast guards,” Balakrishnan said.

As Balakrishnan himself correctly noted, CUES itself not new. As I’ve noted previously, CUES was negotiated and signed at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium back in 2014. Since then, various countries have been using CUES in exercises as a practical measure to reduce miscalculation at sea, including the United States and China as well as Japan and the Philippines.

Singapore as well as several other countries have also previously suggested–both privately and publicly–expanding CUES to cover disputes areas and non-military vessels. Last December, Malaysia’s new naval chief told a regional security forum that CUES should be expanded to cover disputed areas in the South China Sea as well as “other maritime agencies, especially the coast guards” (See: “Malaysia Wants Expanded Naval Protocol Amid South China Sea Disputes”).

Just last month, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Japan-based U.S. Seventh Fleet, also said in Singapore that expanding CUES to cover non-military ships would be a wise move, particularly since confrontations in the South China Sea have involved non-military vessels–including large Chinese coast guard ships and smaller ones manned by militia organized by Beijing (See: “China is Building a New South China Sea Fleet for its Maritime Militia”).


http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/singapore-w...naval-protocol/
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Leading Saudi cleric survives assassination attempt in Philippines

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Arabiya quoted an unnamed Filipino official as saying Sheikh Ayed al-Qarni was “in a good condition” after being shot in the hand by an unknown gunman at Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga.

The official added that Filipino security forces shot dead the gunman.

"We pinned down the gunman. He's dead," Filipino spokesperson Helen Galvez told AFP. “We are investigating this incident.”

Galvez said the gunman used a .45-caliber pistol.
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Al Arabiya reported that Saudi authorities are sending a plane to the Philippines to bring the injured cleric back to the kingdom.

Saudi media outlets described Qarni as a senior Islamic scholar.

In his book "Awakening Islam," the French academic Stephane Lacroix included Qarni among "the most famous" Saudi preachers.

In 2012 Qarni was refused entry to the United States despite holding an American visa, and he was later told that he was on a “no fly” list.

The Sheikh has previously advocated religious war against American troops in Iraq and against the Israeli army. 


http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/leading-...eport-140048804
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The Army's Fast Stryker Vehicles Get a Big Weapons Upgrade
The lightly armed wheeled vehicles are getting more power, ​in case they ever come up against Russian tanks.

By Kyle Mizokami
Mar 1, 2016

The U.S. Army's Stryker vehicles, originally envisioned as lightly armed infantry fighting vehicles, are getting a much-needed firepower upgrade. The Strykers will be equipped with new rapid-fire cannons and anti-tank guided missiles that will allow them to fight Russian tank and mechanized forces.

The Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle came around in the days before 9/11 as a rapidly deployable fighting vehicle carrying a squad of nine infantrymen. Riding on wheels rather than tracks, it was lighter than most Army combat vehicles and easier for transports like the C-17 to carry.

The Stryker emphasized mobility above all else, including firepower and defense. Although the lightly armored vehicle had plating capable of stopping machine gun rounds, artillery fragments, and light cannon fire, tank guns and anti-tank missiles would easily destroy a Stryker. As for firepower ,the baseline Stryker carries only a .50-caliber machine gun. While useful against insurgents in Iraq, it's a peashooter against Russian tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, unable to penetrate the thick hides of either.

The solution? According to DefenseNews, the Army is planning to upgrade the Stryker with a turret armed with new and deadlier weapons. Half of the Strykers will be equipped with Javelin anti-tank missiles, the other half with a rapid-fire 30-milllimeter autocannon.

The Javelin anti-tank missile was first deployed in the mid-1990s. It's a shoulder-fired missile system with an advanced target recognition and tracking system. In combat, the operator locks onto a tank and launches the missile. The missile zooms upward, tracks, and then dives down onto the target, smashing through the thin top turret armor with devastating effect. Javelin has a range of more than 2,500 meters and is also effective against helicopters and buildings.

The 30-millimeter gun will actually be a larger version of the Bushmaster cannon mounted on the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. As such, it will have slightly better range and penetration against armored targets, at the cost of storing fewer rounds. The 30-millimeter gun woulud be useful against Russian BMP and BTR infantry fighting vehicles, and the new generation of Boomerang combat vehicles. It should also be effective against helicopters.

The plan is that half of the Strykers will be able to kill pretty much anything, while the other half will be able to kill lighter armored vehicles in the same class as themselves. While it would be nice to upgrade all Strykers with a turret that mounts both missiles and guns, like the Bradley has, in this age of budget austerity one must settle for a reasonable compromise.

The first of the new turreted Strykers should arrive in 2018. In the meantime, here's a video of a Javelin anti-tank missile destroying a T-72 tank:


http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/w...ehicle-weapons/
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Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform impossible Top Gun ‘fly right by’ manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

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interesting.....

Any video for this?
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Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform impossible Top Gun ‘fly right by’ manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

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with its TVC and engine, not surprising


still doesn't really justify the amount wasted on the project though...
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Water cannon salute welcoming the final batch delivery of four Indonesian Air Force Super Tucano.

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Whats our camo called?
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Whats our camo called?
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First revealed to the public during the Malaysian Armed Forces 80th Anniversary Parade in September 2013, a new pixelated camouflage design is now in the process of being integrated into the supply system as the standard combat uniform of the Army. The design incorporates foliage green and medium brown fractal shapes on a light tan or sand-colored background, with a very small smattering of dark blue scattered throughout. Colloquially the pattern is simply termed Fabrik Celoreng Corak Digital Tentera Darat (Army Digital Pattern Camouflage Fabric) or simply Celoreng Digital (digital camouflage), but among the special forces community it has been nicknamed Celoreng Komando. It is suspected the uniform will eventually be distributed to all branches of the armed forces, but thus far only the Army that has been observed wearing it.

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QUOTE(kerolzarmyfanboy @ Mar 2 2016, 09:14 AM)
with its TVC and engine, not surprising
still doesn't really justify the amount wasted on the project though...
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All the huge investment can be paid off beyond the block 4...especially after F-35 is fully integrated with AEW aircrafts, F-22, drones, ground control, arsenal plane, satellite, warships and other F-35s. It may take more than 10 years to happen...

I can imagine the advantage of fighting as a network....especially with two-way datalink weapons, like Meteor (for UK's F-35B) and AIM-120D

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QUOTE(Frozen_Sun @ Mar 2 2016, 10:14 AM)
All the huge investment can be paid off beyond the block 4...especially after F-35 is fully integrated with AEW aircrafts, F-22, drones, ground control, arsenal plane, satellite, warships and other F-35s. It may take more than 10 years to happen...

I can imagine the advantage of fighting as a network....especially with two-way datalink weapons, like Meteor (for UK's F-35B) and AIM-120D
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Nice if the network is functioning correctly.

Not so nice if the network is down for some reason. i.e EMP attack, natural occurrences like solar storms or the like knocks out the satellite network.... sad.gif

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 2 2016, 10:24 AM)
Nice if the network is functioning correctly.

Not so nice if the network is down for some reason. i.e EMP attack, natural occurrences like solar storms or the like knocks out the satellite network.... sad.gif
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Then as a network...it needs redundant pathways, ruggedized against EMP, jamming and others. But if it all fails, I think that on its own, a solitary F-35 is still a decent BVR fighter, as long it can avoid dogfights.
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QUOTE(Frozen_Sun @ Mar 2 2016, 10:31 AM)
Then as a network...it needs redundant pathways, ruggedized against EMP, jamming and others. But if it all fails, I think that on its own, a solitary F-35 is still a decent BVR fighter, as long it can avoid dogfights.
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A BVR fighter is only as good as its missiles. How does modern western AAMs stack up?

Also the issue of the limited capacity of the internal weapons bay will come up. Of course extra AAM missiles can be carried externally, but that will mess up its stealth profile, taking away its main advantage in the first place.
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Malaysian Army had accepted the offer of 24 units M109 A5/A6 SPH from the United States under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) programme.

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Army 83rd Birthday

Marhalim Abas March 2, 2016 Malaysian Army

SHAH ALAM: The Army celebrated its 83rd birthday yesterday (March 1) and its obvious its feeling the pain of the current economic downturn though so far the plans announced earlier remained intact. However, the delivery of new assets will be “slowed” down to reflect the challenging fiscal environment.

Speaking at the anniversary celebration in Port Dickson, Army chief Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor said due to the current economic conditions, the delivery times of the assets would need to be adjusted.

“For example, if the asset is supposed to be supplied within two years, now we will make it three years,” he added. One of the assets llaffected by the adjustment is the Gempita 8X8. Last year only 27 Gempitas were handed over to the Army though the original plan was for 40 units.

Nonetheless, despite the difficulties, Raja Affandi announced the Army was standing up two new brigades – a Rocket Artillery Brigade and 31st Infantry Brigade – and the second Army Air Wing squadron, Rejimen 882.

The setting up of the 31st Brigade is covered here while the Rocket Artillery Brigade which controls the two Astros II regiments – Rejimen 51 and 52 and the Rejimen 62 – equipped with the Arthur weapon locating radars – is the culmination of the plan announced around six years ago. It is likely that the brigade finally got its official funding from the Public Services Department this year. It is also likely all this while the positions in the brigade were “borrowed” from other units in the Army.

The second PUTD squadron stood up – Rejimen 882 – is for the new, medium helicopter squadron, the Nuri helicopters handed over by the RMAF. According to the email Q&A for 83rd anniversary, the squadron has received three Nuri while the fourth one is undergoing flight test prior to the handing over. Two of the Nuri was received at Lima 2015.

Rejimen 882 will eventually operate up to 12 Nuri helicopters for troop transport and utility roles. Meanwhile, the Blackhawk helicopters to be handed over Brunei this year will be operated with the AW109 light helicopters already based in Semporna, Sabah as part of the combined arms ESSCOM Brigade which is still being formed up.

Apart from the Blackhawks and AW109, six MD Helicopters MD530G light scout attack helicopters are expected to join the unit in 2017.

Raja Affandi said funding for the setting up of the headquarters and other facilities of the ESSCOM brigade has been approved under RMK11. The brigade is under the operational control of the Task Force 450, which is the fore-runner of the new Fifth Division.

According to Raja Affandi, the Army will be receiving 56 Gempita in various variants in 2016. Most of the IFV variant will be sent to units in Sabah which is already operating the 27 vehicles delivered so far. Other Gempita variants to be handed over to the Army are the Armoured Fighting Vehicle with 30mm turret and AFV with the 30mm turret and ATGM. These variants will be operated by mechanised and armour units.

On the AV4, Raja Affandi said the 20 vehicles expected to be delivered this year will be operated by the Armour Squadron of the ESSCOM brigade.

On the offer of M109 A5/A6 SPH by the United States under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) programme, Raja Affandi said the Army had accepted the offer and was in the process of finalising the procurement. “If the procurement is completed, it will boost the firepower capability of the Army especially for units operating in Sabah”.

Malaysian Defence had reported on the SPH offer from the US recently. The Army is expected to field 24 M109 SPH upgraded to the latest A6 standard with another six vehicles used for spares and training.


Read more: http://www.malaysiandefence.com/army-83rd-birthday/

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 2 2016, 10:43 AM)
A BVR fighter is only as good as its missiles. How does modern western AAMs stack up?

Also the issue of the limited capacity of the internal weapons bay will come up. Of course extra AAM missiles can be carried externally, but that will mess up its stealth profile, taking away its main advantage in the first place.
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One-on-one combat with a fighter, F-35 is still quite good enough. With only internal weapon bay, it can launch a barrage of AIM-120D from extended range.

When air superiority is finally acquired, external pylons can be added; because stealthiness is no longer a concern.
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U.S. Captures ISIS Fighter

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Defense officials tell The Daily Beast that the American military is interrogating an Iraqi man suspected of fighting with ISIS, the second known captive after Umm Sayyaf.
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In May 2015, a raid on the Syrian compound of Abu Sayyaf, the nom de guerre for the ISIS operative who oversaw the group’s gas and oil operations, ended with his death and the capture of his wife, an Iraqi known as Umm Sayyaf. She was interrogated by U.S. authorities and provided valuable intelligence about ISIS’s inner workings, U.S. officials told The Daily Beast.
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The raid and subsequent interrogations yielded information that helped the U.S.-led coalition launch assaults on ISIS’s network of illicit oil sales, the first major assault on the heart of ISIS’s finances. Earlier this year, the coalition also struck three buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul that housed an estimated $750 million of ISIS funds.
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Umm Sayyaf was interrogated by a special unit called the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group that gathers information primarily for intelligence purposes and not for criminal evidence to use in an indictment or at trial
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Nine months ago, U.S. officials handed Umm Sayyaf to Iraqi Kurdish authorities for eventual prosecution. The U.S. said she’d face swift justice, likely for her role in imprisoning a pair of Yazidi women in her home, where they were sexually abused.
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It’s not clear what charges the Kurds might file against the Iraqi man now in custody. But if Umm Sayyaf’s case is any guide, there may be confusion over what to do with him, too.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016...s-prisoner.html
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When air superiority is finally acquired, external pylons can be added; because stealthiness is no longer a concern.
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Not sure about that fact. Even if enemy airborne fighters have lost their air superiority battle, ground-based AA systems are still dangerous to a fighter plane. A stealth fighter still needs to be as stealthy as possible even in that situation.

Probably ground-based AA systems are even more dangerous in that scenario, because without friendly planes the sky is essentially a free-fire zone for AA systems. Anything flying is very probably an enemy and can be shot down without hesitation.

Also arguably ground-based radars are far more powerful than smaller mobile airborne ones carried by fighters and can range out farther (if they can avoid those pesky SEAD attack planes. though) laugh.gif
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 2 2016, 11:53 AM)
Not sure about that fact. Even if enemy airborne fighters have lost their air superiority battle, ground-based AA systems are still dangerous to a fighter plane. A stealth fighter still needs to be as stealthy as possible even in that situation.

Probably ground-based AA systems are even more dangerous in that scenario, because without friendly planes the sky is essentially a free-fire zone for AA systems. Anything flying is very probably an enemy and can be shot down without hesitation.

Also arguably ground-based radars are far more powerful than smaller mobile airborne ones carried by fighters and can range out farther (if they can avoid those pesky SEAD attack planes. though) laugh.gif
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Test pilot reveals F-35 stealth jet can perform impossible Top Gun ‘fly right by’ manoeuvre as it 'slows down quicker than you can emergency brake your car'

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biac please russian cobra move pwn that years ago
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Ex Malapura 2016

Involving more than 600 personnel, six warships, and two helicopters from our Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), this year’s Ex Malapura was kicked off by our Fleet Commander RADM Lew Chuen Hong and RMN’s Fleet Commander VADM Dato’ Mohamad Roslan bin Mohamad Ramli at Changi Naval Base.

Held since 1984, this annual bilateral naval exercise enhances cooperation and interoperability between the two navies, through joint planning and various exercise serials out at sea.

Not to mention the perennial crowd favourite – the Malapura Cup – which celebrates the comradeship between both navies through sports such as basketball, soccer and volleyball.

Here are snapshots of the happenings during the shore phase of the exercise. Stay tuned to our page as we bring you more actions out at sea!

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 2 2016, 11:53 AM)
Not sure about that fact. Even if enemy airborne fighters have lost their air superiority battle, ground-based AA systems are still dangerous to a fighter plane. A stealth fighter still needs to be as stealthy as possible even in that situation.

Probably ground-based AA systems are even more dangerous in that scenario, because without friendly planes the sky is essentially a free-fire zone for AA systems. Anything flying is very probably an enemy and can be shot down without hesitation.

Also arguably ground-based radars are far more powerful than smaller mobile airborne ones carried by fighters and can range out farther (if they can avoid those pesky SEAD attack planes. though) laugh.gif
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Peacekeeper Enhances Our Island Defence Operations

With the Peacekeeper Protected Response Vehicles (PRV) providing enhanced protection, accurate firepower and better manoeuvrability, it enhances our Island Defence operations, keeping us safe.

Peacekeeper PRV, capable of manoeuvering over undulating terrain with steep slopes.

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all 3 are non-citizens... thinking how foreigners can serve in the SAF? hehehe...

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MMEA installs high-tech IR camera onboard KM Marlin patrol vessel for night operations

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Human traffickers, used to operating under the cover of darkness, will soon discover that the night won't be a deterrent to those hunting them. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has been given a new tool in their fight against the people smugglers in the form of a highly-sophisticated Infra Red Camera System (IRCS).

The Japanese-made surveillance camera has been fitted onto MMEA vessel KM Marlin. The camera can zoom on objects as far as two nautical miles away. It can also detect body heat and human movements from suspicious boats at night.

MMEA director-general Admiral Datuk Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar was speaking after the handing over ceremony of the camera system which took place on KM Marlin at the National Hydrographic Centre, here today. The RM1.8 million camera system was a gift to the MMEA by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) with the cooperation of Tokyo-based KSK Corporation.

"We can detect movements on boats that we want to get closer to, stop or wish to inspect. We are also able to get a clear picture of a situation like how many people are on board and if they have anything in their hands. All this prepares us to face any threats."

"MMEA will evaluate the effectiveness of the camera system for six months. If helps in the our current operations, we will work towards getting the system to be incorporated in all our assets," said Puzi.


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Two-thirds of African countries now using Chinese military equipment, report reveals

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Using an analysis of the exports into 51 countries on the continent the IISS determined that 68 per cent of them currently use Chinese military equipment.
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Mr Dempsey, on the IISS report, said: “China has exported to Africa for decades. It’s not a phenomenon per se… but we’re seeing more advanced equipment being exported by China, maybe because they can’t get it elsewhere… armed UAV’s [unmanned aerial vehicles] to Nigeria for example…more types that affordable from elsewhere.” 
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“Chinese-manufactured weapons and ammunition have spread across the continent through illicit trade, and have been found in the hands of armed groups and government forces in places like South Sudan, Darfur and the Central African Republic.


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Analysis: A weakened Turkey seeks Israel's help to break growing isolation

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Turkey was a large and important market for Israel's security industries, which provided drones, intelligence systems, tank and planes upgrades, and more. For years, there was close cooperation between the Mossad and Turkey's intelligence agency, the MIT, which included meetings, an exchange of each countries' situational assessments and more.
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Instead, Turkey finds itself in a conflict with Russia and Iran over Syria, where Erdogan hoped to see President Bashar Assad ousted. Erdogan supported the Muslim Brothers in Egypt and now he finds himself at odds with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Because of Turkey's uncompromising fight against its Kurdish population, as well as in Syria and Iraq, Ankara is also losing its influence with NATO and with the US. Turkey is now more isolated than ever and is therefore interested in renewing ties with Israel, in the hope that the Jewish state can help Ankara improve its standing in Washington. Turkey also needs natural gas from Israel in order to diversify its sources of energy and to reduce its dependency on Russian gas.
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However, the bigger problem to be solved is connected to Hamas in Gaza. Turkey is looking for a foothold in the Strip. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is strongly opposed to this, with his main argument being, to use a schoolyard expression, "You started it." Meaning, Erdogan broke the rules, and therefore he bears the responsibility for rectifying the situation. Egypt's Sisi as well is not prepared to easily forgive and grant Erdogan a prize for his behavior, as if nothing happened.


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2 Israeli fighter jets said to nearly crash into Ryanair plane

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Two Israel Air Force fighter jets reportedly almost crashed into a passenger plane during training exercises in the Negev desert on Tuesday.

The Israel Air Force planes came “dangerously close” to the Ryanair passenger plane, which had 162 passengers on board, close to Ovda Airport, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of the southern resort town of Eilat, Army Radio reported.

The incident occurred at 27,000 feet. The Ryanair pilots prevented a crash by changing course at the last moment, Channel 2 reported, citing the speedy and effective reaction of the Ryanair cockpit to the danger.

But Ryanair denied the “false and invented” reports of a near-miss.

“This flight from Krakow to Eilat Ovda (1 Mar) was cruising at 27,000 ft in Israeli airspace when two military aircraft (over 3 miles away) were noticed by the crew ascending towards the Ryanair aircraft flight path. The crew notified local ATC and the military aircraft descended away from the Ryanair jet, which continued on to Eilat Ovda and landed without incident,” it said.

“These military aircraft were at all times over 3 miles away from the Ryanair aircraft, so the reports of a ‘nearly crash’ or ‘evasive manoeuvres’ are all false and invented. All passengers on board the Ryanair aircraft noticed nothing, since our aircraft never diverted from its cleared flight path to Ovda.”

No injures or damage were reported. The Transportation Ministry and air force launched an investigation into the incident.

The Ryanair plane was coming in to land at Ovda, having flown in from Krakow, Ynet reported, when two F-16s flew across its path.

Four fighter jets were engaged in the exercise; two of them flew from east to west across the civilian airliner’s path.


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all 3 are non-citizens... thinking how foreigners can serve in the SAF? hehehe...
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all 3 are non-citizens... thinking how foreigners can serve in the SAF? hehehe...
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Utah man charged with illegal export of F­-16 aircraft parts to Indonesia

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A Utah man who worked at Hill Air Force Base has been charged with illegally exporting F-­16 aircraft parts to Indonesia.

Scott A. Williams, 51, of Huntsville, is charged in U.S. District Court with two counts of unlawful exportation of goods from the United States, false statement in a document, and conversion of property of the United States.

Williams is a former civilian contract employee at Hill Air Force Base where he worked with the Foreign Military Sales Program with specific responsibility for F-­16 parts, according to federal prosecutors.

An indictment unsealed last week alleges Williams exported two F­-16 Aircraft brake assemblies, knowing it was a violation of federal law to export them.

The indictment also alleges Williams prepared a document falsely authorizing two F­-16 brake assemblies to be shipped to Indonesia in violation of federal law.

The indictment further alleges Williams exported several documents, identified in the indictment as U.S. Air Force technical orders for F-­16 aircraft. The final count of the indictment alleges Williams converted to his own use, and for the use of another, technical data of F-16 aircraft through the use of an external hard drive containing U.S. Air Force orders. The indictment alleges the items were in Williams' care and possession by virtue of his employment as a program and financial manager at Hill Air Force Base.

Williams, who was arrested on the charges in the indictment on Feb. 19, was arraigned Feb. 23 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead.

He entered pleas of not guilty to the four charges. Trial is set for May 2 before U.S. District Court Judge Jill Parrish.


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From Camopedia:
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These are the Pentagon’s ‘kinetic fireball incendiaries’ aimed at destroying WMD bunkers

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The Pentagon has been developing a weapon system of highly flammable and intensely hot rocket balls to help destroy weapon of mass destruction (WMD) bunkers.

These “kinetic fireball incendiaries” are specially designed to rocket randomly throughout an underground bunker while expelling super heated gases that rise over 1,000 degrees Farenheit.

These rocket balls are specifically designed for destroying potentially dangerous materials — such as chemical or biological weapons — without blowing them up, which would risk scattering the materials into the surrounding area, Wired notes.
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Instead, the fireballs function alongside a 2,000 pound BLU-109B bunker bomb, Flight Global reports. These bunker bombs are able to punch through six feet reinforced concrete. After punching into a bunker, the bomb would then release its internal kinetic incendiaries.

Once inside a bunker or structure, the rocket balls get to work. Essentially, the balls are hollowed out spheres comprised of rubberized rocket fuel that have a hole on the outside. As Technovelgy notes, this hole causes the balls, once ignited, to expel hot air in excess of 1,000 degrees Farenheit.

Additionally, the expulsion of air causes the incendiary balls to rocket wildly throughout a structure with enough force to break down doors. This allows the balls to randomly and fully reach the entirety of a bunker while incinerating everything inside.


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Report: Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Take Over Spratly Island Feature From Philippines

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Five China Coast Guard vessels have taken over Jackson Shoal, a disputed feature in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea some 140 nautical miles west of the Philippines’ Palawan Island, according to a report by the Philippines Star.
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The Philippines Star, citing sources, said that the Chinese vessels “chased” fishermen away as early as last week.

“These gray and white Chinese ships, around four of them inside the lagoon, prevented us from entering our traditional fishing ground,” one of the fisherman told the Star. If confirmed, this incident would represent an increase in Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.


http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/report-chin...om-philippines/
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Malaysian Army had accepted the offer of 24 units M109 A5/A6 SPH from the United States under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA) programme.

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Tanks, Choppers Discussed During Thai Def Min's Moscow Visit

Source : Our Bureau ~ Dated : Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 08:57 AM

Thailand is expected to procure more armaments from Russia majorly tanks and Mi-17 Choppers.

Thailand also wants to buy more Mi-17 helicopters in addition to the existing four aircraft bought previously to replace UH-1H helicopters, Bangkokpost news daily reported Monday.

Thailand is expected to hold talks regarding the purchase following Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon’s scheduled visit to Moscow, the news daily quoted an unnamed army source as saying.

"Although Gen Prawit did not make any deal on military armaments during his visit, the two counties have reached an agreement on military technical and technological cooperation which could lead to Thailand buying more weapons from Russia, particularly tanks," the source said.

The Royal Thai Army has set up a committee to consider buying tanks from Russia, China and Ukraine, the source said.

On Russia's proposal to set up an arms production plant in Thailand, Gen Prawit said the issue needs further discussion and he believes Thailand would benefit in terms of military technology from the proposal.

Gen Prawit said no talks were directly held about buying armaments from Russia.


http://www.defenseworld.net/news/15463/Tan...it#.Vtalu0DryKE
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Heavy clashes with suspected IS militants rock northern Jordanian town

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At least five people – including a captain in the Jordanian army – were killed in the fighting in Irbid, some 15 kilometres from the Syrian border and 80 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman.
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Unnamed military sources also told the Jordan Times “that anti-terror personnel carried out the operation to arrest a number of hard-line takfiris” a term for a Sunni Muslim who accuses others of being unbelievers. 
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Report: Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Take Over Spratly Island Feature From Philippines

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so china coast guard/military ship surround Jackson Shoal, and using towing ship to bring out the tranded ship。
I think it possible make china angry than take same chance towing out tranded ship at second Thomas Shoal.
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In The Syrian Ceasefire Shell Game, The Good Guys May Be Bad Guys

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A close look at Ahrar al-Sham, the so-called moderate Salafist militia, backed by U.S. allies, that’s actually allied with al Qaeda
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At midnight on Feb. 27, after months of negotiations and meetings in Geneva, New York, Moscow, Riyadh, and elsewhere, and after an intense day of Russian airstrikes, a partial ceasefire came into effect in Syria
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While many are quick to point out Russian and regime aggression is a threat to the truce (and rightly so), less attention is given to concerns about the opposition
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One rebel group in particular, Ahrar al-Sham, has made the situation extremely complicated and is an enormous threat to the ceasefire’s success
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On the one hand, the group has made real efforts to present itself as moderate and distinct from Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, which is excluded from the current ceasefire
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On the other hand, Ahrar al-Sham has worked closely with Nusra since the war began and has been in a formal alliance with it since early 2015
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Ahrar al-Sham may appear to be a group divided—teetering between moderation and extremism, between democracy and Salafism—but this is likely a charade
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Under its original leadership, Ahrar al-Sham was already clearly a radical Salafist militia. Though the group’s founder, Hassan Aboud, refused to pledge allegiance to al-Qaeda and claimed to have ideological disagreements with Nusra
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To Ahrar al-Sham’s credit, its forte was guerilla-style fighting and it steered away from the Nusra-style suicide bombings, but it committed its own war crimes against Syria’s civilians
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After a September 2014 explosion killed Hassan Aboud along with many of Ahrar al-Sham’s senior leadership, Hashem al-Sheikh (also known by his nom de guerre, Abu Jaber) took control of the group
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Off the op-ed pages and on the ground, the reality was entirely different. Over the course of 2015, Ahrar al-Sham’s new, “more moderate” leadership had dramatically expanded its cooperation with Nusra
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Ahrar al Sham’s actions contradicted its rhetoric, yet that was no accident. The group played both angles—boasting democratic values and fighting for Salafism—and it benefited from each
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Nusra could hardly afford to squabble with Ahrar al-Sham when the two groups were busy fighting an Assad reinforced by increased involvement from Iran and Russia
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In September, Hashem al-Sheikh stepped down as emir, making way for Abu Yahia al-Hamawi, who continued to push the notion that Ahrar al-Sham was mainstream and aligned with Western interests
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Al-Hamawi reportedly claimed that Nusra had withdrawn from the Army of Conquest—a rumor that would have been convenient for the umbrella group’s foreign backers, but nonetheless proved false
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In late February, Ahrar al-Sham entered into a new coalition with a handful of Islamist and FSA militias under the leadership of its former emir, Hashem al-Sheikh. The new umbrella group is called “Jaish al-Halab,”
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Why then form this confederation? Jaish al-Halab is a means by which Ahrar al-Sham can play both sides of the newly implemented ceasefire. If hostilities resume (beyond the small scale violations seen already), Ahrar al-Sham can of course continue its close cooperation with Nusra
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But if the ceasefire holds, Ahrar al-Sham can separate from Nusra; go dormant in the fight against the regime; stockpile weapons from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey; and exert significant control in northwest Syria—all legitimized by the international process


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016...e-bad-guys.html
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Tomorrow's Warplane Is a Mothership Packed With Expendable

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The same P-3 that NOAA's using for hurricane science has been a dedicated submarine-hunter for the U.S. Navy. For this job, the Orion carried a Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD), which is basically a giant metal detector for finding subs. The P-3's replacement, the P-8 Poseidon, does not have a MAD. This is something of a relief for the crew, as the MAD required them to fly uncomfortably at low altitudes. Instead, the P-8 will launch drones carrying MAD to dip down and scour the seas below.

Last year the defense company BAE Systems scored a Navy contract to make a MAD small enough for an air-launched drone—the awkwardly named High Altitude ASW Unmanned Targeting Air System (HAASW UTAS). We don't know all the details yet, but the new detector may be more sensitive than previous versions, possibly based on an Atomic Vapour Magnetometer that the Navy has been developing.

A flock of drones scouring the seas with MAD could overcome one of the traditional problems with this technology: A single aircraft searching a single swath gives it relatively short range compared to sonar. MAD drones, though, could hunt far and wide.


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uncle sam no support junta
now thai is buddy2 with putin
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Boeing and Northrop Grumman Team Up To Protect Airplanes From Missiles

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What is DIRCM?

Northrop's DIRCM system consists of several parts -- all working together to detect and track incoming anti-aircraft missiles, then defeat the threat by jamming and confusing the missile's infrared tracker, causing it to go off course.
Northrop produces DIRCM in various formats:

LAIRCM "is required to defeat the latest and future advanced IR threats" to Large military Aircraft.

CIRCM  is a more affordable "Common" system "built on open architecture to work with existing hardware" to protect a wide array of helicopters and medium fixed wing aircraft.

Northrop also offers a "pod-based" DIRCM system, dubbed Guardian , which incorporates "a multiband laser pointer/ tracker and an ultraviolet missile warning sensor." This all gets stuffed into a single, canoe-sized unit that can be bolted onto existing aircraft such as commercial airliners.
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Who wants missile protection?

Northrop Grumman has enjoyed some measure of success selling its DIRCM systems around the globe, including sales to the Canadian military and several other foreign governments in 2014, for example, and to the governments of Oman and Qatar the year before that. The U.S. military has also been investing billions of dollars in outfitting its aircraft with Northrop Grumman LAIRCM systems.

This month, Northrop landed a new client when, in a recent notification to Congress from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the government of the United Arab Emirates expressed its interest in buying a set of eight "AN/AAQ-24 (V)N LAIRCM" missile defense systems from Northrop. UAE hopes to install the systems to protect its fleet of seven (current) and one (on order ) Boeing (NYSE:BA) C-17 military transport aircraft.


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Russia's Sukhoi Developing Sixth-Generation Fighter

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Sukhoi aicraft manufacturer has begun the development of a sixth-generation jet fighter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.


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Aim Higher: Russia Working on Development of Seventh-Generation Fighter Jet

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"If we stop now, we will stop forever. Work is underway on a sixth and a seventh [generation]. I do not have the right to say much more," Bondarev said.


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RoCAF T-34 basic trainer suffered runway excursion during landing at KaoHsiung

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A RoCAF T-34 basic trainer involved in a runway excursion incident today. The T-34C trainer (No. 3433) plane was flown by a cadet performing a solo flight at 3:21pm today.

The plane veered off the end of the airstrip and come to a rest at about 152 meter from the runway. No major injury was reported.

Detailed cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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Great to hear the news regarding the SPH. I hope they would upgrade them to A5+ variant (which is less likely since we got this via EDA and I highly suspect that any upgrade programme must be done by US companies)

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Great to hear the news regarding the SPH. I hope they would upgrade them to A5+ variant (which is less likely since we got this via EDA and I highly suspect that any upgrade programme must be done by US companies)
I think it's high time for RMN personnel to be issued with working uniform.
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Pentagon Approves 'Bunker Buster' Smart Bombs Sale To Turkey For Fight Against Kurds

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The award of the unknown amount of munitions was given to the Ellwood National Forge and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, which both build BLU-109 "bunker buster" bombs. Their sale is the first to Turkey, and the contract will expire in 2020.
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The Foreign Military Sales system was criticized Tuesday by a prominent Air Force general and last week by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who both said the slow process to buy weapons was pushing potential overseas customers to buy from Russia instead. Not only does that mean less revenue for U.S. defense companies, it can mean that U.S. forces have to work with their allies using different weapons and communications systems on the battlefield.


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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed opens national service military school

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ABU DHABI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, opened the Seih Hafair Camp National Service School of the Presidential Guard on Wednesday.

The fully-equipped school is built specially for national service recruits.

“The UAE leadership’s keenness to modernise and upgrade capabilities of the armed forces is not limited to procurement of the latest equipment and arms technology, but also to preparing human resources that are capable of dealing with the different defence technologies,” the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said.


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Inside the U.S. Navy’s Iran Fiasco

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Setting off from Kuwait en route to Bahrain, the U.S. sailors had never navigated across the Persian Gulf in small patrol boats, and they were unaccustomed to traveling such a long distance in vessels designed for shorter missions in coastal waters or rivers
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Mechanical problems, communication breakdowns, and a lack of navigation training or preparation all played a role in the blunder, Foreign Policy has learned, based on interviews with officials and others familiar with the case
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The sailors in Kuwait who were captured by the Iranians were trained to operate riverine command boats, or RCBs — small, speedy craft about 50 feet long that are used to transport special operations forces, patrol coastal waters, or escort larger ships. The sailors, under the command of 27-year-old Lt. David Nartker, were ordered to Bahrain to take part in an exercise and had less than 24 hours to prepare. Only one of three boats at their disposal was in working order. The crew members had to cannibalize one of the broken vessels to get an engine part so they could have a second boat to sail
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The trip required the crews to travel about 240 nautical miles, more than twice the usual distance they were accustomed to
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The U.S. sailors were using a GPS device to navigate, but Farsi Island is so small that it did not appear on their screen when it was zoomed out to a wider view. As they drifted within sight of land, the Americans did not even know that it was Farsi Island
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Throughout the cruise, the positions and direction of the two boats were automatically relayed to the operations center every 30 minutes via an electronic tracking device, the U.S. official said. But for reasons that remain unclear, commanding officers or others at the operations center did not inform the boat crews that they were headed in the wrong direction
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As the Iranians encircled the boats, the U.S. sailors managed to repair the faulty engine. Now the Americans had a choice. With 50-caliber machine guns and GAU-19 miniguns on their boats, they outarmed the Iranians. And their RCBs were bigger than the Iranian patrol craft. But escaping would mean opening fire on the Iranian forces or ramming their vessels — actions that could lead to a wider conflagration
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The case has raised a litany of unanswered questions for the military: Did the Navy properly maintain the riverine boats? Did commanding officers ensure the sailors were properly trained in advance? Did the boat crews receive a briefing on how to navigate the Persian Gulf? Who was watching out for the boats as they made their way from Kuwait and began to veer into Iranian waters?


http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/01/inside...o-persian-gulf/
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TOW-2A VS. T-90: DETAILED ANALYSIS

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What do we see on the video? We see a T-90 model 1992 with a cast turret. This much is obvious from the presence of Shtora and the shape of the gunner’s hatch. Model 2004 tanks have a welded turret with a higher level of protection.
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The tank is protected by Kontakt-5 reactive armor, and its forward aspects are protected by layered armor. We can see that the missile hit the left front turret face, triggering Kontakt-5, but apparently failed to penetrate the main armor.
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The tank’s crew neglected its battlefield duties: the hatches were open, Shtora was not switched on. It suggests the crew was not very well trained. We have information suggesting Syrian crews are not trained in Russia but on the spot. There are Russian tankers in Syria but they work as instructors at the Ithriyah base.
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The explosion of a 6kg warhead naturally caused considerable blast over-presssure which penetrated into the open hatch, which prompted the stunned gunner to jump out of the tank. If the hatch were closed, he’d not have suffered from the over-pressure. The tank’s frontal protection is several times greater than side protection. Soviet and Russian tanks are designed to withstand hits by most munitions from the frontal aspect, in other words, within the forward 60 degree arc.
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The tank’s crew was poorly trained, and the way the tank was being used leaves a lot to be desired. Tanks ought to be part of combined arms teams and operate with close infantry support. As one can see, the crew did not detect the missile’s launch. If at least three tanks, or a platoon, were operating together with mutually interlocking fields of vision and fire, and if infantry were scouting ahead of the tanks, the missile crew would have been destroyed immediately after launch. The tank also makes no attempt to maneuver, and a single, isolated tank that’s sitting still is an ideal target.
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The video was filmed in Sheikh-Akil north-west of Aleppo where the Zaviya Mountain Falcons is operating as part of the Free Syrian Army 5th Corps. It was a reconnaissance in force by Khazara and Afghan Shia fighters. They tried to capture Sheikh-Akil but were repulsed. Later videos from the same town do not show a T-90 wreck, though there are videos showing the withdrawal of troops and equipment. It means that the tank either left the battlefield on its own or was evacuated.
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Shtora-1 is standard equipment on a T-90. The two turret-mounted projectors emit modulated radiation in the optical and infra-red parts of the spectrum. The system suppresses optronic ATGM coordinators out to a distance of 2-2.5km. ATGM tracking systems receive false signals from the Shtora emitters so the missiles receive improper course corrections leading to them flying off to the side or crashing.
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Shtora has a probability of success of about 80-90% against an ATGM. It is very effective against older Milan, HOT, TOW, Fagot, Konkurs, and others. But the TOW-2A has not only a xenon lamp but also an infra-red emitter which emits a coded signal, making the Shtora less effective against the missile. Which is why Shtora is not part of more recent Russian designs, for example the modernized T-90SM or the T-72B3.
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Modern missile launch detection system which operate in the UV spectrum can be installed on UAVs and ground vehicles, but so far they are experimental. Such systems detect the rocket motor plume. They can issue launch warnings, allowing the crew to aim the tank’s weapons against the source of the launch and to eject an aerosol screen which conceals the tank from optical and IR detection systems.


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While Syria fighting has seen model 1992 T-90s, there’s also the model 2004 T-90A. But T-72s are more vulnerable against ATGMs with tandem warheads.  They can be modernized using Uralvagon-developed applique kits which increases their survivability.
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One should add that SAA tanks and other armored vehicles are sometimes equipped with “dazzlers”, or domestically developed systems with function in a way similar to the Shtora, except that they provide all-round field of protection. Since Syrians now have TOW-2A in their possession, they can develop jammers capable of operating against these missiles. As long as one knows the frequencies and spectrum ranges which the ATGM tracker senses.

Using T-90s or Su-35s will not bring about a breakthrough in the fighting, however, if tanks are used with skill, in close cooperation with other arms and in a concentrated, mass fashion, the effectiveness of their operations will increase.


http://m.gazeta.ru/army/2016/02/29/8101481.shtml
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Cambridge Pixel Supplies Radar Simulator Software to OSI Maritime for Malaysian Navy Contract

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Cambridge Pixel to demonstrate radar capability on booth 35 at Maritime Security East, Norfolk, Virginia, USA on 21-23 March 2016
Cambridge Pixel (http://www.cambridgepixel.com), an award-winning developer of radar display, tracking and simulation subsystems, has supplied radar simulator software to OSI Maritime Systems (OSI), a world-leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions for the naval market.

OSI is supplying an Integrated Bridge System to the Royal Malaysian Navy for use in the soon-to-be commissioned Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The fully-functioning radar simulator supports OSI's need to perform integration activities in advance of installation and commissioning on the vessel, and includes comprehensive software emulation of the radar control interface.

The emulator is based upon Cambridge Pixel's established SPx Radar Simulator product. The simulator includes powerful multi-channel radar video generation with full modelling for realistic terrain and clutter returns. Multiple targets may be defined, each either located in a fixed position (such as a buoy or lighthouse) or moving along motion profiles defined as part of the simulator's scenario or under remote control from an external source.

Commenting for OSI, Ken Kirkpatrick, president & CEO, said, "We selected Cambridge Pixel because of their existing highly flexible and powerful radar simulation capability and their experience with the Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar. The company's engineers were able to respond quickly to the requirement to extend this capability to include full radar control and status emulation, providing us in a timely manner with an invaluable tool to support our own software development and significantly accelerate and de-risk our integration activities."

David Johnson, CEO of Cambridge Pixel, said, "We were delighted to work alongside OSI to support their activities on this significant programme. The modular approach which we bring to all our software products meant that enhancing our existing simulation capability to meet the customer's detailed requirements was a low-risk development and could be delivered on time and fully compliant.

"Our radar simulation software and hardware products have supported many customers needing a realistic radar source that can be used to fully exercise tracking and display functionality," added Mr Johnson. "We have been able to build on this capability to meet OSI's needs."

To enhance the realism of the generated video, the simulator can also take real-world recordings obtained from a radar installation and superimpose synthetic targets, each with specific characteristics such as dimensions and radar cross-section. Furthermore, movement of the simulated radar itself can be controlled either by an external navigation feed to the simulator or via a predefined motion profile. The simulator's local display includes a provision for tiled maps and world vector shoreline displays as an underlay to the primary radar video.

To provide a full emulation capability for OSI, Cambridge Pixel augmented the existing radar simulator by emulating the control and status interface of the Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar used on the Littoral Combat Ship. The resulting emulator can be used to fully exercise the radar control, tracking and display functions of OSI's application software.

Radar video using the ASTERIX network digital format is generated along with synthesised Automatic Identification System (AIS) reports which would normally be sent by a vessel's transponder. The emulated radar control interface allows the integrator to set radar mode and turning rate, define multiple blind sectors and mimic real radar alarm and fault conditions.

Cambridge Pixel's technology is used in naval, air traffic control, vessel traffic, commercial shipping, security, surveillance and airborne radar applications.

For more information about Cambridge Pixel's software or other products, please visit http://www.cambridgepixel.com or call: +44 (0) 1763 852749 or email: enquiries@cambridgepixel.com.

Cambridge Pixel will be demonstrating its radar display, tracking and simulation solutions on booth 35 at Maritime Security East (http://www.maritimesecurityeast.com/), Norfolk, Virginia, USA from 21-23 March 2016.

Media photo - showing OSI's integrated bridge system:

http://cambridgepixel.com/images/News/pr-osi.jpg

About OSI (http://www.osimaritime.com)

OSI Maritime Systems has been providing advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years. As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS), the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. The company develops and delivers integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft. OSI currently has 20 naval customers from around the world with over 500 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions.

About Cambridge Pixel (http://www.cambridgepixel.com)

Founded in 2007, Cambridge Pixel is an award winning developer of sensor processing and display solutions including primary and secondary radar interfacing, processing and display components for military and commercial radar applications. It is a world-leading supplier of software-based radar tracking and scan conversion solutions through its modular SPx software, and HPx hardware product range. Based near Cambridge in the UK, the company operates worldwide through a network of agents and distributors. In 2015, Cambridge Pixel received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 'outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years'.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ca...-570807901.html

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Western pilots who never had the plane capable in executing the maneuver would obviously marvel at the move. Russian pilots meanwhile would probably do a cobra maneuver every day before breakfast. laugh.gif
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hahaha lol western all goes virtual, only simulator for breakfast. lunch dinner and so on tapau by russian anytime. toilet break also can cobra. anytime anywhere cobra
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would cobra be effective in battle? how often is cobra being used?

western is superior in every way... its not about 1 on 1.. it is about fighting as a whole
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EXCLUSIVE: First Western journalist to visit ISIS says US wants to ‘divide’ Syria

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“There is a move now from the rebels to separate their brigades from those of the terrorists, and this gives an opportunity to attack Al Nusra and other Al Qaeda groups, without attacking the rebels,”
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“If the rebels would start to fight with the official government army, against ISIS, then we would have a chance to defeat ISIS, and to have peace in Syria. It is a dream, but a realistic dream,” said the journalist
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The US divided Iraq, they divided Libya, and now they could divide Syria into four or five parts. Divided countries are weak countries, and I have an impression that certain American politicians like weak countries in the Middle East.”
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Having witnesses IS operations during a 10-day assignment in Raqqa, the group’s unofficial capital in northern Syria, Todenhofer believes that it is sufficiently well-organized to exist indefinitely if it is not placed under pressure. He also says new attacks in Europe, like those carried out in Paris last year, are imminent, but little can be done to prevent them.


https://www.rt.com/news/334343-todenhofer-us-divides-syria/
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South Korean - Indonesian KF-X / IF-X Fighter Infographic.

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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Mar 3 2016, 10:38 AM)
would cobra be effective in battle? how often is cobra being used?

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F-22 and Saab Draken can also do Cobra

Cobra isn't an all-powerful maneuver, performed at the wrong time and wrong situation, it can backfire. The plane that does Cobra will nearly be stationary on air, a good target for cannon or IR missile, if the enemy has a wingman.
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would cobra be effective in battle? how often is cobra being used?
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While for now the maneuver is only done to look good in an airshow, there is definitively a lot of usefulness for a fighter plane that is able to pull of the maneuver in a dogfight.

A total BVR style of aerial fighting is not 100% foolproof, the longer the range of a missile, the longer the target has time to counter it. There are many instances where missile-armed fighters have lost out to less advanced, more maneuverable fighters. If the fighting devolves into a close-range aerial melee, the fighter with better maneuverability will have the advantage.


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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 3 2016, 01:26 PM)
While for now the maneuver is only done to look good in an airshow, there is definitively a lot of usefulness for a fighter plane that is able to pull of the maneuver in a dogfight.

A total BVR style of aerial fighting is not 100% foolproof, the longer the range of a missile, the longer the target has time to counter it. There are many instances where missile-armed fighters have lost out to less advanced, more maneuverable fighters. If the fighting devolves into a close-range aerial melee, the fighter with better maneuverability will have the advantage.
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in recent battles, i dont think a high % involves dogfights... am i right to say so? the aim of getting air superiority is to win and remove all air treats using whatever ways necessary... i doubt they would allow battles to even reach the stage of a dogfight... *from perspective of majors powers

close range? probably interceptors... 70s n 80s... now? i think its less significant
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 2 2016, 07:10 PM)
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New type of Russian rocket launcher, to be part of the Ratnik system. Looks very AT-4. laugh.gif
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Russia's Sukhoi Developing Sixth-Generation Fighter

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Aim Higher: Russia Working on Development of Seventh-Generation Fighter Jet

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QUOTE(MichaelJohn @ Mar 3 2016, 03:20 PM)
Disposable ones i guess?
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Sure looks like it, with that fibreglass-looking launcher.

Anyway I was hoping the Ratnik system would have some kind of light reloadable rocket launcher like the RPG-7 or a recoilless launcher tough. For organic infantry support, light anti-armor, those sort of roles. I find disposable rocket launchers rather cumbersome. Each infantryman can only bring one each and they are individually quite bulky.

Whereas reloadable launchers with one gunner and two assistants can carry a good amount of ammunition (an RPG-7 gunner carries the launcher tube, while each rifle-armed assistant carries 3-4 rockets each). That's a significant amount of firepower.

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The U.S. Army’s Warplane Recognition Guide Is Hilariously Wrong

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So … there’s a problem. In February 2016, the Army published its first updates to the manual since 2006. And this update adds some gross, even hilarious errors. Louis Gundlach, a retired fighter pilot, first pointed out the errors and aviation aggregator Alert 5 drew attention to Gundlach’s pointers.


http://warisboring.com/articles/the-u-s-ar...ariously-wrong/
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The Secret Service's 2010 Guide for Spotting Concealed Weapons

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The majority of Americans, about 88 percent, are right handed, so it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the right side of a suspect first—and check their waist band.

The majority of those righthanded people that carry handguns illegally carry them in the right front waist band, loose. 

WHY?

• They see it in the movies.
• It's the "cool" thing to do.
• That is where it is the most secure and accessible


http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a...cealed-weapons/
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U.S. military invites experts to 'Hack the Pentagon'

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One senior defense official said thousands of qualified participants were expected to join the initiative.

Details and rules were still being worked out but the competition could involve monetary awards, the Pentagon said.

The Pentagon has long tested its own networks using internal so-called 'red teams,' but this initiative would open at least some of the department's vast network of computer systems to cyber challenges from across industry and academia.

Participants must be U.S. citizens and will have to register and submit to a background check before being turned loose on a predetermined public-facing computer system, the Pentagon said.

It said other more sensitive networks or key weapons programs would not be included, at least initially.

'The goal is not to comprise any aspect of our critical systems, but to still challenge our cybersecurity in a new and innovative way,' said the official.


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A Russian Air Force drone reportedly crashed in Hama, Syria

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Syrian Daesh published a picture of an alleged "Russian UAV" that crashed in the eastern Hama countryside. However there is no confirmation from the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Like most unmanned drone incidents, the main cause of the the crash was most likely due to technical malfunction.

Observers believe that the developments in Syria, the use of surveillance aircraft and advanced military equipment has played a crucial role in the country.


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Crimea’s prosecutor provides evidence of Crimean Tatar Mejlis’ extremist activity

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The Mejlis leaders are accused of staging mass riots on February 26, 2014 near the Crimean parliament. Also, the Mejlis is suspected of organizing the blasts of electricity transmission towers in the Kherson Region in east Ukraine that led to a complete blackout of the Black Sea peninsula overnight to November 22, 2015.


http://tass.ru/en/politics/860362
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Two SANDF pilots hospitalised after crash landing

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JOHANNESBURG - A South African Air Force Caravan aircraft crash landed on a private farm early this morning at the Langebaanweg Air Force Base, Western Cape.

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said in a statement that the aircraft was conducting a routine night flight exercise.

The pilots were recovered by the Base Rescue Capability with both having sustained varying degrees of injuries and they are currently hospitalised.

It was further stated that Internal SANDF processes have been initiated to convene a Board of Inquiry to determine the cause of the accident.


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QUOTE(Fat & Fluffy @ Mar 3 2016, 10:38 AM)
would cobra be effective in battle? how often is cobra being used?

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Airbus Helicopters Introduces 'HForce' Weapons Package
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This chart shows the incredible cost of operating the Air Force’s most expensive planes


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For the Air Force’s 10 most expensive planes, operating costs per hour start at $58,059, and it only climbs from there.

The following graphic, based upon the Air Force’s cost per hour of flight estimations, lists the 10 most expensive planes to operate in descending order:


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Designed as a doomsday plane, the Nightwatch is so expensive to operate due to both its size and its technical abilities. The plane is specially designed to survive electromagnetic pulses, with additional thermal and nuclear shielding. It also can refuel aerially and can fit up to 112 passengers.

Surprisingly, the much maligned F-35 is actually only the seventh most expensive plane per hour that the Air Force flies. The F-35′s costs are partially due to the lack of an efficient supply-chain for the aircraft, something that should be sorted out over the coming years.

Among the cheapest aircraft that the Air Force operates are Predator Drones and the A-10. These aircraft cost an estimated $1,500 and $11,500 per hour to operate, respectively.


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One of the possible issues with operating these very,very expensive assets is what will happen if one of them actually goes down and gets destroyed for whatever reason.

Some theorists have suggested even the loss of one or two aircraft carriers in an actual combat scenario can spell catastrophe with the US Navy.

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China Closes In On Philippine Islands As Russia Did With Crimea

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ministry was deceptively benign. On Wednesday it announced that Chinese vessels had left the area around Jackson Atoll after freeing a grounded foreign boat.

In fact, Chinese vessels, both coast guard and navy, had swarmed around the uninhabited outcropping for weeks, preventing Philippine fishermen from reaching their traditional fishing grounds nearby.
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China, like Russia, is trying to redraw borders by force, taking down the world’s rules-based order in the process. As Antony Blinken, deputy secretary of State, said in a speech last year, well before this incident, “In both eastern Ukraine and the South China Sea, we’re witnessing efforts to unilaterally and coercively change the status quo—transgressions that the United States and our allies stand united against.”
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But Beijing believes China should be larger than it is at the moment. Its official maps draw a provocative dashed line around about 85 percent of the South China Sea. Beijing claims as Chinese all the islands, atolls, shoals, rocks, and other features inside that supposed boundary.
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To inhabitants of the surrounding area, Beijing’s plan looks threatening. “The Chinese are trying to choke us by putting an imaginary checkpoint there,” Mayor Bito-onon said. “It is a clear violation of our right to travel, impeding freedom of navigation.”

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After the attempt to take Jackson Atoll, it’s clear Beijing will continue employing rough tactics, using the slightest excuse to bring its overwhelming power to bear. Chinese leaders obviously intend to annex the South China Sea one reef, shoal, or rock at a time, by force or guile, whatever it takes.


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Ever wondered what it's like to be in the middle of a TANK battle? Dramatic GoPro footage shows Iraqi militia attacking ISIS in Ramadi

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It might be mistaken for footage from a new video game.

But recent footage of a tank in fact comes from a real armed tank combating ISIS in the town of Ramadi in Iraq.

GoPro footage attached to the gun turret films the tank firing at stone buildings with explosive shells and a machine gun.


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He said the boat had hampered navigation safety and the maritime environment, so the Ministry of Transport had cleared it from the reef and dealt with it "properly".
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Observers said Beijing had "foiled a trap" set by Manila to use stranded boats to infringe upon Chinese territory, a tactic that had been used on China's Ren'ai Reef in the late 1990s.

"The Wufang Reef incident reminds me of the Ren'ai Reef case. They are almost the same," said Chen Qinghong, a researcher of South China Sea issues at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.

Beijing says Manila deliberately grounded a warship near China's Ren'ai Reef in 1999. The Philippines refused to remove the vessel — despite repeated demands by China — and reinforced the rusting ship's hull and deck. It also sent troops to guard the reef and to occupy it illegally.

"Such actions violated the spirit and provisions of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea by changing the status quo unilaterally," Chen said, adding that the incidents also infringed upon China's sovereignty.


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One of the possible issues with operating these very,very expensive assets is what will happen if one of them actually goes down and gets destroyed for whatever reason.

Some theorists have suggested even the loss of one or two aircraft carriers in an actual combat scenario can spell catastrophe with the US Navy.
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it will be bad but not enough to cripple the whole armed forces of even power projection permanently... one or 2 out of? of course it depends on the circumstances it got destroyed, if those threats linger then it might be more problematic... aka anti carrier ballistic missiles etc..

pearl harbour got hit badly... but the their industrial might was under estimated
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March 3, 2016 Joel Dizon

Airbus Defence and Space has confirmed that will be offering a variant of its C-295 aircraft for Department of National Defense (DND)’s long range patrol aircraft project. The bid opening for the said project is scheduled on March 14, 10:00 a.m. at the DND Bids and Awards Committee Right Wing Basement, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

This project has an approved budget for the acquisition of two long range patrol aircraft for Philippine Air Force. These aircraft will provide the Air Force with capability to monitor and patrol Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

The reopening of this acquisition project is after a failed bidding mid-2015. Seven firms reportedly participated in the said failed bidding: Saab Asia Pacific, L3 Mission Integratio, IAI Elta Systems, Elbit Systems, Lockheed Martin, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace), CASA-Airbus Defense and Space.

Airbus Defence and Space Press Manager for Military Aircraft Kieran Daly confirmed today in an email to Update.PH that they will be offering the C-295 for this project.

The said aircraft has a variant equipped with integrated surveillance systems, including the Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS) to effectively act as maritime patrol aircraft.

The Philippine Air Force is currently operating three C-295M aircraft as medium lift aircraft.


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10:34 04.03.2016 (updated 10:42 04.03.2016)

A squadron of Russian 4++ generation supermaneuverable multirole jets will reinforce Indonesia's air force.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow and Jakarta will sign a contract in April for the deliveries of 10 Russian Su-35 Flanker multirole fighter jets to replace Indonesia’s fleet of F-5 Tigers, the Jakarta Globe reported Friday.

“We need a squadron of the jets, but for the first phase it will be 10 jets,” Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted by the Jakarta Globe as saying.

Indonesia currently has 16 F-5 fighter jets that entered service in 1980.

Four Su-35s have been deployed to Syria amid Moscow's counterterrorism campaign.

The 4++ generation Su-35 is characterized by supermaneuverability and has features of a 5-generation aircraft. The fighter has new avionics, a modern radar and advanced engines. It can accomplish incredible tricks without deceleration and can fly at a speed of 2400 kmph, outpacing all rivals in its class. The warplane is armed with 30mm guns, a huge number of missiles and rockets.


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it will be bad but not enough to cripple the whole armed forces of even power projection permanently... one or 2 out of? of course it depends on the circumstances it got destroyed, if those threats linger then it might be more problematic... aka anti carrier ballistic missiles etc..

pearl harbour got hit badly... but the their industrial might was under estimated
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US has about 20 operational CVs? provided mixed classes, not fully CV

i think losing one also they get farked up real bad

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Sure looks like it, with that fibreglass-looking launcher.

Anyway I was hoping the Ratnik system would have some kind of light reloadable rocket launcher like the RPG-7 or a recoilless launcher tough. For organic infantry support, light anti-armor, those sort of roles. I find disposable rocket launchers rather cumbersome. Each infantryman can only bring one each and they are individually quite bulky.

Whereas reloadable launchers with one gunner and two assistants can carry a good amount of ammunition (an RPG-7 gunner carries the launcher tube, while each rifle-armed assistant carries 3-4 rockets each). That's a significant amount of firepower.
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The reloadable rocket launcher is carried by specially designated unit, just like the GPMG section. Disposable rocket launcher was not intended to replace reloadable launcher, but to provide ordinary rifle infantry with some anti-tank capability. It's lightweight, easy to operate with very little training and can be carried and operated by a single soldier. Reloadable on the other hand require some training. The weapon was intended to be use repeatedly, and so the operator must be trained on how to maintain and repair the weapon. The weapon and it's munition is also heavier, thus anyone that carry this weapon must sacrifice other combat load like rifle munition, thus making them less effective as a rodinary riflemen.
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CHINA'S QUANTUM SATELLITE COULD CHANGE CRYPTOGRAPHY FOREVER

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The new Quantum Space Satellite (QUESS) program is no mere science experiment. China is already becoming a world leader in quantum communications technology; a satellite that delivers quantum communications will be a cornerstone for translating cutting-edge research into a strategic asset for Chinese power worldwide.
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Cryptography operates through the use of an encryption key (such as a numbers pad), which, when applied to an encryption algorithm, can be used to decrypt or encrypt a message. Quantum entanglement is the act of fusing two or more particles into complementary “quantum states.” In such states, no particle can be independently described, instead the particles exist in a hazy shared quantum state that “collapses” when observed.
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Quantum encryption thus takes advantage of this feature, using it to detect would-be eavesdroppers, whose presence causes quantum states to collapse and reveal their spying to legitimate parties. Additionally, the complexity of quantum mechanics makes it virtually impossible to reverse engineer the quantum key generated through quantum entanglement.
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Quantum keys are thus theoretically impossible to crack by even quantum computing -- a theoretical form of supercomputing that promises to defeat traditional forms of encryption. (It is important to note, however, that all is not perfectly secure. Quantum secured communications, like other forms of encryption, are vulnerable to denial of service, physically tampering of the quantum communications device, human failures in operational security and impersonation of sender).
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QUESS's function is to test the phenomena of quantum entanglement. Operated by the China Academy of Sciences, this 500kg satellite contains a quantum key communicator, quantum entanglement emitter, entanglement source, processing unit, and a laser communicator. QUESS will relay transmissions between two ground stations (one in China, and the other in Europe) transmitting quantum keys. Pan remarked that the distances involved (the QUESS orbits at an altitude of 1,000km) is ideal for testing quantum teleportation of photons. Additionally, the Austrian Academy of Sciences will provide the optical receivers for the European ground stations.
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QUESS fits into a broader series of experimental quantum encryption programs which may be intended to address concerns over China's information security, particularly in the post Snowden era. Government, military, and financial networks are juicy targets for espionage, and quantum encryption promises to provide a level of potentially unbreakable encryption for these systems, as well as a sure-fire method to detect any attempts at intrusion.


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This Shoulder-Mounted Launcher Will Take Out a UAV With a Net

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That device is the SkyWall, and it looks a whole lot like a shoulder mounted rocket launcher. Which is to say, it looks terrifying and deadly, and at close range, it probably is. But the point isn't destruction. It's to get the projectile up in the air, where it can trap a rogue drone in its net and bring it down, all without a pesky gun.

It has a range of about 328 feet, high enough to get most UAVs (which technically have a flight ceiling of 400 feet).  It uses compressed air to launch, and can reload in about eight seconds. Despite its huge size, it can be used by a single operator, and has a smart scope to help hit the drone just right. Once the net grabs the UAV, a parachute deploys to bring to the ground.


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hmmm....
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Inside China’s Plan for a Military That Can Counter U.S. Muscle

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The plan seeks to transform the 2.3-million-member People’s Liberation Army, which features 21st-century hardware but an outdated, Soviet-inspired command structure, into a fighting force capable of winning a modern war.
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The first piece of the overhaul — announced by Xi during a grand military parade through Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 — calls for eliminating 300,000 PLA personnel by 2017.
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Out are military cooks, hospital workers, journalists and some 10,000 members of the PLA’s famed troops of singers and dancers. Even so, China’s military will remain by far the world’s largest, with more than 600,000 more active service members than the U.S.
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Advanced military actions such as intercepting rival aircraft, carrying out drone strikes and using special forces to extract hostages, demand the sort of close collaboration China’s army-centric military has lacked. Xi intends to fix that by reorganizing the armed forces into five branches under a joint-command structure modeled after that of the U.S.
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PLA Air Force and PLA Navy, a new Rocket Force will be responsible for China’s nuclear arsenal and conventional missiles while a Strategic Support Force will oversee cyberwarfare and protect China’s financial system from attack
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Indonesia Eyes China-Made Air Defense System

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According to Air Vice Marshal M. Syaugi, the director general of defense planning at Indonesia’s defense ministry, the country is currently evaluating the purchase of the Chinese-made AF902 Radar/Twin 35 mm AA Gun/PL-9C Missile Integrated Air Defense System (AF902 FCS/35) to bolster its aerial defense capabilities.
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Syaugi also said that the system was “as good as the Oerlikon,” referring to the Swiss-made Oerlikon SkyShield MK2 air defense system which is currently being used by the Air Force Special Forces (Paskhas) in the air force base in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

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While Syaugi’s comments were quite positive, it is unclear whether Indonesia will eventually decide to go with the air defense system and, if so, when a deal might be struck and finalized. Sino-Indonesian defense relations have tended to move quite slowly with respect to new firsts for a variety of reasons. For example, talks for Indonesia to purchase Chinese-made C-705 surface to surface missiles went on for a while before the confirmation that Jakarta would actually begin deploying the missiles on vessels.


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History’s Most Software-Dependent Warplane Hasn’t Been Properly Cyber-Tested

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Dr. Keith Joiner, who spoke exclusively to Background Briefing about his concerns, says the JSF is a completely software-driven aircraft, but is yet to be properly tested.

“[The aircraft] hasn’t done any cybersecurity testing yet,” he says. “The only system that has done cybersecurity vulnerability and penetration testing is the logistics software, so ordering spares.

“And it didn’t go very well. The most software-driven aircraft ever built hasn’t yet been tested against cyber security and the modern cyber warfare threats.”


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US has about 20 operational CVs? provided mixed classes, not fully CV

i think losing one also they get farked up real bad
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10 CVNs (Nuclear) and 10+ other LPD/LPH which mainly operate helis and 4-6 Harriers

Just like in WW2, US can happily trade their CVNs with Russia, India or China's CVs 1 for 1 and still come out winner, even 2 for 1 also they won't cry, some more the Nimitz class is set to be replaced with Ford class soon.
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After looking into our Malaysian Army structure I am a little confused.

Kor Armor Diraja is said to have 5 regiments. Naturally 1 regiment operates our PT-91s. Other listed equipment are:
26 FV101 Alvis Scorpion 90 (Para Armd Sqdn)
184 Sibmas 90 IFV (160 90mm, 24 ARV?)
460 Condor APC
80 Bv206
103 K200 KIFV
211 ACV300 Adnan

In what way are they organised into the other 4 regts? At about 80+ vehicles per battalion I can make them fit, sort of. But as far as I can see these are 'empty' IFVs and APCs, except Sibmas 90. Are they intended to mate up with infantry battalions when deployed? And where will the 250 Deftech AV8s go?

Mintak ajar skit...

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Indonesia's new locally designed & built Light Strike Vehicle. Credit to OC Photography.

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F-22 and Saab Draken can also do Cobra

Cobra isn't an all-powerful maneuver, performed at the wrong time and wrong situation, it can backfire. The plane that does Cobra will nearly be stationary on air, a good target for cannon or IR missile, if the enemy has a wingman.
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Eliciting Trouble: US Navy Dispatched Several Ships to South China Sea

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The Navy Times reported Thursday that the US sent the USS John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet to the South China Sea.

Earlier, it was reported that China had sent fighter jets to the Woody Island, which is one of the disputed Paracel Islands (Xisha) in the South China Sea.


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Lugansk republic intelligence: US deployed two electronic intelligence

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MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. US Department of Defense has deployed two radio-electronic intelligence stations in the Kiev-controlled Markovo district of the Lugansk Region, the spokesman for the militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Yashchenko, has said.

"According to our intelligence sources, the US Department of Defense representatives have placed two Trailblazer radio-electronic intelligence stations in the village of Kuryachovka, the Markovo district," the LuganskInformCenter news agency quotes him as saying.


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North Korea Says They Have Deployed Nuclear Weapons For "Preemptive" Use

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The statement about North Korea readying its nuclear weapons came from the state-ran news and reported to have come from Kim himself while on a tour of an army artillery unit. The fear is that North Korea could use these weapons in preemptive attacks on South Korea. This terrifying possibility was underlined when the head U.S. military officer in South Korea stated that the Kim regime would use WMDs if they felt their power was endangered.


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The F-35's $400,000 Third-Generation "Magic" Helmet Is Here

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The Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) is a key part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The helmet incorporates LCD displays to take input from the aircraft's various sensors—radar, infra-red, and the electro-optical targeting system—and overlay them on the pilot's field of view.
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Navy’s 2 submarine hunter helicopters contract awarded soon

March 3, 2016 Ruben Santos

Aircraft manufacturer AgustaWestland was declared as the sole proponent of the Department of National Defense (DND)’s PHP5.4 billion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter project. The government also announced that the manufacturer is undergoing post-qualification checks.

Post-qualification refers to the background check to determine the capability of the manufacturer to deliver the equipment on time and comply with the specifications requested by the contracting party.

AgustaWestland was chosen as the possible supplier for two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters of Philippine Navy before 2015 ended. The firm offered its new AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopter.

In late February 2016, AgustaWestland official handling external relations and communications Alessandro Capocaccia told IHS Jane’s that their company is optimistic that contract will be awarded soon.

“2016 will be an important year for the programme”, Capocaccia said.


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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Mar 4 2016, 08:42 PM)
After looking into our Malaysian Army structure I am a little confused.

Kor Armor Diraja is said to have 5 regiments. Naturally 1 regiment operates our PT-91s. Other listed equipment are:
26 FV101 Alvis Scorpion 90 (Para Armd Sqdn)
184 Sibmas 90 IFV (160 90mm, 24 ARV?)
460 Condor APC
80 Bv206
103 K200 KIFV
211 ACV300 Adnan

In what way are they organised into the other 4 regts? At about 80+ vehicles per battalion I can make them fit, sort of. But as far as I can see these are 'empty' IFVs and APCs, except Sibmas 90. Are they intended to mate up with infantry battalions when deployed? And where will the 250 Deftech AV8s go?

Mintak ajar skit...
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more like 6, para got their own armor i think

dun take face value, most of the sibmas and some of the condor is ady retired,

the armor themselves is considered a "support" elements, so they are always deployed alongside other infantry battalion and other support elements under their corresponding division command

atreyuangel pls correct me if im wrong

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Source : Our Bureau ~ Dated : Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 08:49 AM

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Indonesia plans to buy a squadron of 18-20 Su-35 aircraft from Russia in a bid to replace its aging F-5 Tiger squadron, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said.

"We need a squadron of the jets, but for the first phase it will be 10 jets," Indonesia's Defense Minister Ryamiard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Jakarta Globe news daily.

"Ryamizard plans to attend the 13th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Russia senior officials meeting in Moscow on April 4th and 5th, and sought to sign the agreement in the sidelines of the meeting," the newspaper reported.

"Indonesia has increased defense spending over the past three years in an attempt to regenerate its aging military arsenal".

Indonesia’s Armed Forces currently use Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighters. Sukhoi Su-35 fighters will replace the U.S. F-5 Tiger, which the Indonesian Armed Forces have been exploiting since 1980.


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Turkish president plans huge 'refugee city' in northern Syria

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country's civil war
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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is ‘M*A*S*H’ on the Streets of Kabul



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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Mar 4 2016, 08:42 PM)
After looking into our Malaysian Army structure I am a little confused.

Kor Armor Diraja is said to have 5 regiments. Naturally 1 regiment operates our PT-91s. Other listed equipment are:
26 FV101 Alvis Scorpion 90 (Para Armd Sqdn)
184 Sibmas 90 IFV (160 90mm, 24 ARV?)
460 Condor APC
80 Bv206
103 K200 KIFV
211 ACV300 Adnan

In what way are they organised into the other 4 regts? At about 80+ vehicles per battalion I can make them fit, sort of. But as far as I can see these are 'empty' IFVs and APCs, except Sibmas 90. Are they intended to mate up with infantry battalions when deployed? And where will the 250 Deftech AV8s go?

Mintak ajar skit...
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KAD administrative bang bukan field formation.the other 4 are combined with infantry regiments forming mechanised brigades

Scorpion dengan stormer are with Para.
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Putin's weapon of mass destruction - migration: By blitzing Syria, Russia's leader is cynically stoking the migrant crisis in a bid to tear Europe apart. The response from the EU to the biggest crisis of our time is, frankly, pathetic

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At the heart of the migration crisis, explained General Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, is a ‘resurgent, aggressive Russia’ that has ‘chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat to the United States and to our European allies and partners’.
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Putin’s chosen weapon, according to the General, is the migration crisis itself.

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And in all this toxic mix, Islamic Fundamentalism is ‘spreading like a cancer, taking advantage of paths of least resistance and threatening European nations, and our own, with terrorist attacks’.


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As a former KGB man who yearns to rebuild Russia into a global superpower, President Putin sees the world in terms of ruthless, hard-headed realpolitik — in stark contrast, I have to say, with our own pusillanimous leaders.



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QUOTE(DDG_Ross @ Mar 5 2016, 01:11 AM)
more like 6, para got their own armor i think

dun take face value, most of the sibmas and some of the condor is ady retired,

the armor themselves is considered a "support" elements, so they are always deployed alongside other infantry battalion and other support elements under their corresponding division command

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not wrong though
the tank are usually refer as Cavalry.

yep Para have their own Armor made of Alvis ifv and Scorpion.

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This helicopter-plane hybrid aircraft could be a game changer for the US military



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The US military's research and development office announced on Thursday the next phase in a bid to build an unmanned vertical takeoff and landing "X-Plane," and it could be a game changer for soldiers on the ground.
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The X-Plane has similarities with the military's V-22 Osprey, which can takeoff and land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane, but the big difference this time is there's no pilot onboard. It would be flown remotely, much like the military's Predator and Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems.
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the X-Plane could be used in more diverse missions, like transporting troops, rescuing wounded soldiers during medical evacuations, dropping off supplies, and special operations
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If all goes well, it could reach a top speed of about 460 mph, all while being capable of carrying around 4,000 pounds of gear or troops.


http://www.techinsider.io/darpa-vtol-x-plane-2016-3
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QUOTE(DDG_Ross @ Mar 5 2016, 01:11 AM)
dun take face value, most of the sibmas and some of the condor is ady retired,

the armor themselves is considered a "support" elements, so they are always deployed alongside other infantry battalion and other support elements under their corresponding division command
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Yeah guessed as much, they are robust but also ancient biggrin.gif some sources say jsut about 200 Condor still running
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KAD administrative bang bukan field formation.the other 4 are combined with infantry regiments forming mechanised brigades

Scorpion dengan stormer are with Para.
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I understand, I am asking about how they organise for field deployment. Good idea that, a little armour goes a long way with Para. Wonder if we have the airdrop capability brows.gif

So when forming brigades the armour regiments mate with the infantry battalions to form mechanised battalions. At 14 APCs/IFVs per company and 6 companies (we still use square battalion? A, B, C, D Coys plus Support Coy some more?) I can imagine about 80+ vehicles per battalion. So with that, and looking at a force of about 200 Condors, 100 KIFVs, 200 Adnans, that's 5 mech inf battalions...?

What do we use the Bv206 for then?
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What do we use the Bv206 for then?
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the bv206 is under semboyan, they carry comm equipment
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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Mar 5 2016, 08:02 PM)
Yeah guessed as much, they are robust but also ancient biggrin.gif some sources say jsut about 200 Condor still running

I understand, I am asking about how they organise for field deployment. Good idea that, a little armour goes a long way with Para. Wonder if we have the airdrop capability brows.gif

So when forming brigades the armour regiments mate with the infantry battalions to form mechanised battalions. At 14 APCs/IFVs per company and 6 companies (we still use square battalion? A, B, C, D Coys plus Support Coy some more?) I can imagine about 80+ vehicles per battalion. So with that, and looking at a force of about 200 Condors, 100 KIFVs, 200 Adnans, that's 5 mech inf battalions...?

What do we use the Bv206 for then?
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4 mech battalions.19 RAMD,12 RAMD and 7RRD the other I forget.

The support Coy is oversized because that's where fire support, recce and engineers are



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QUOTE(KLboy92 @ Mar 5 2016, 08:02 PM)
Yeah guessed as much, they are robust but also ancient biggrin.gif some sources say jsut about 200 Condor still running

I understand, I am asking about how they organise for field deployment. Good idea that, a little armour goes a long way with Para. Wonder if we have the airdrop capability brows.gif

So when forming brigades the armour regiments mate with the infantry battalions to form mechanised battalions. At 14 APCs/IFVs per company and 6 companies (we still use square battalion? A, B, C, D Coys plus Support Coy some more?) I can imagine about 80+ vehicles per battalion. So with that, and looking at a force of about 200 Condors, 100 KIFVs, 200 Adnans, that's 5 mech inf battalions...?

What do we use the Bv206 for then?
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those alvis have air drop capabilities!
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US Army passenger plane makes crash landing in open field near Erbil, Iraq

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A US passenger plane made a crashing landing near Erbil Saturday morning which according to local officials was due to technical failure.

The plane N6351V registered by the US government under the army landed in an open field near the town of Kawrgosk 37 km west of the capital Erbil and 10 Km from the international airport.

Rudaw correspondent near the site said that US army helicopters evacuated four passengers who were aboard the plane.

Around 30 US soldiers arrived and sealed off the area.

An eye witness who saw the crash landing told Rudaw, “The plane was flying very low and its propellers were not working. When it landed American soldiers came soon afterwards and searched the area. They took away the passengers,”


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All Hands On Deck: Russian Military Sets Up High-Tech Radar System in Syria

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The Zoopark-1 missile and artillery ground reconnaissance complex is designed to automatically determine the coordinates of enemy artillery positions (mortars, field artillery, rocket volley fire systems and tactical missile launch positions) to provide target sighting information to its own countermeasure equipment, as well as to monitor its own firing results.
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The Zoopark-1 intelligence and radar complex is completely autonomous and it takes about five minutes to deploy. The complex can conduct reconnaissance of positions of up to 17 kilometers and target artillery with a minimum bore size of 82-120 millimeters.
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The complex is capable of detecting up to 70 firing positions in a minute, while tracking up to 12 targets.


http://sputniknews.com/military/20160304/1...ar-complex.html
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‘Efficient, accurate’: Russian air warfare in Syria praised in classified NATO report

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The document points out that Russia deployed 40 warplanes, performing some 75 sorties a day (until the ceasefire came into effect on February 27). The airstrikes, usually delivered on several targets during each combat flight, are “accurate and efficient,” the analysis reportedly says.
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The US-led counterterrorist coalition, deploying about 180 warplanes against Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), strikes only about 20 targets a day. The paper says the number of Russian fighter jets on the ground is “clearly inferior in number” to NATO’s group, but the higher frequency of the Russian air raids makes them more effective.
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The US-led counterterrorist coalition has been operating in Iraq and Syria for over a year, while Russia launched its offensive on terrorist groups on September 30, 2015.
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The Russian Air Force has turned the Syrian battlefield into a test ground for advanced military technologies, such as deploying ultra-modern Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to Syria’s Khmeimim airbase. The plane is believed by many experts to be superior to most existing warplanes, the report claims
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According to NATO experts, only 20 percent of Russian airstrikes are delivered on IS militants. The other raids have been allegedly directed against anti-Assad militias, some of which are supported by the West.


https://www.rt.com/news/334642-russia-efficient-syria-nato/
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The Stupidly Simple Spy Messages No Computer Could Decode

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When I was ten years old, I found a shortwave radio in a crumbling old leather trunk where we kept family photos and other memorabilia. As I spun the dial, tinny, modulating noises, like the song of an electronic slide whistle, emanated from the radio’s small speaker.
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“7…6…7…4…3.” Pause. “7…6…7…4…3.”
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Listen. Hear me now. 7…6…7…4…3. Did you get that? 7…6…7…4…3.
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But it would be another 25 years before I learned what I’d really heard on the shortwave radio. That man had been talking to someone. Not me. But someone in particular, who knew exactly what the Numbers Man was saying. I had intercepted a message to a spy.
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“Facilities with giant antenna farms…were positioned at strategic locations in the United States and abroad,” according to the 2008 book Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to Al Qaeda,
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For decades, numbers stations have been a favorite way for Cuban intelligence to make contact with their American agents. The practice didn’t fall out of fashion with the end of the Cold War. In the past 15 years, at least five Cuban spies who used numbers stations to communicate with their handlers in Havana have been sent to prison
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But today, the Russians operate a large numbers network, both to communicate with spies—in Ukraine, for example—and to send messages to military forces. Now, those transmissions can he beard online via shortwave radios connected to the Internet.
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The British are believed to have run a numbers station from a military base in Cyprus from the 1970s until 2008, probably to communicate with their spies in the Middle East and North Africa
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The numbers stations have been all around us for decades, equally disturbing whether in English, Polish, or Mandarin
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Even today, the most powerful supercomputers thrumming away in vast, refrigerated rooms at the National Security Agency couldn’t break the code that protected it. That computer the FBI wants to hook up to the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters to guess its password by “brute force?” Useless against the Numbers Man’s secret message
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CIA or whatever intelligence agency was running him. These numbers were the key. Going number by number, he’d subtract row two from row one and come up with a third row. And those numbers corresponded to letters, which spelled out a message
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But the numbers are just gibberish without that key, known in spycraft as a one-time pad. As its name suggests, it’s used only once. And that’s what makes it so secure.
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The intelligence officer told me that some of the pages were designed to dissolve in water. The agent could flush it down a toilet or even drop it in a glass of water at a cafe. The CIA reportedly made other pad pages that turned into gum on contact with saliva. I don’t know if they were mint flavored.
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Numbers stations have been located in Ukraine, transmitting in Russian and English. Poland operates a large number, in both Polish and English. Egypt has a network, in English and Arabic. Taiwan broadcasts in Mandarin into mainland China. China, in turn, runs its own numbers networks, and many of them are used for military purposes, such as communicating with deployed forces. South Korea and North Korea each run numbers stations, presumably to communicate with spies in each other’s countries, though it’ s possible that each is trying to convince the other that’s what it’s up to. Some numbers stations are believed to be set up only to confuse an adversary and give the appearance that his country must be crawling with spies, thus diverting time and money to hunting them.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016...uld-decode.html
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The secrets of Pine Gap: Huge high-tech spy facility in the remote Australian outback tracks terrorists and is the most important intelligence gathering unit outside the US

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It’s Australia’s top secret spy base that you may have heard of, but know nothing about.

Now in a series of reports, a group of determined researchers have studied the workings of Pine Gap, offering a closer look into what takes place at the most important western intelligence gathering unit outside the United States.

Pine Gap is a satellite tracking station 20 kilometers south-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in the centre of Australia and is operated by both the Australian and the United States military.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-34...outside-US.html
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INTERNATIONAL MILITARY REVIEW – SYRIA, MAR. 3, 2016



The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a military operation to liberate at the strategic village of Kabani controled by Al-Nusra and its allies. Thus, the SAA’s 103rd Brigade attacked the southern flank of Kabani and the Syrian Marines continued an advance along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4). If Kabani is captured, the SAA will be able to advance on the Jisr Al-Shughour’s southern countryside. This town is a mid-term goal of the ongoing advance.

The SAA stormed the ISIS positions at the village of Fah and forced the terrorist group to pull forces back from the village and nearby farms in the Aleppo province.

Heavy clashes between the Kurdish militias and ISIS have been observed in the area between the border town of Tal Abyadh and al-Kantari and near the Raqqa-Turkey highway.

Meanwhile, the Syrian troops reportedly deployed in Southeastern and Northeastern areas of Aleppo and Hama provinces respectively are preparing to launch a joint anti-terrorism operation to free more lands in the province of Raqqa.

On Mar.2, ceasefire agreements were signed with four commanders of moderate rebel units, which control Kafar, Shams and Gabagib in the Daraa province. Total number of signed agreements has reached 40, talks with 11 more are underway.

The Russian centre for reconciliation of opposing sides also delivered 6 tons of humanitarian aid to the settlements of Kineiba, Vali-Sheikhan and Hansjaus.

https://southfront.org/international-milita...ria-mar-3-2016/

SAUDI AIR FORCE DEPLOYS TO SUPPORT TURKEY’S MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA



Following the announcement by the Saudi Defense Ministry on Saturday February 14th that the kingdom intended to commit both air and ground forces to the fight against ISIS in Syria, the first four Royal Saudi Airforce F-15S strike fighters arrived at Incirlik air base on Friday February 26th. These jets were immediately proceeded by approximately thirty officers and men and supporting equipment aboard two C-130 transports. It is obvious that Saudi Arabia is sending air forces and possibly ground forces not to combat ISIS and Al- Nusrah Front, having funded them for years, but to ensure that the Syrian government is not able to regain sovereignty of the entirety of the nation.

Saudi Arabia has one of the most modern and well-equipped air forces in the region and has invested heavily in this military tool for over two decades and fields an impressive inventory of strike aircraft. The Saudi air force uses a mix of both U.S. and European aircraft, from the venerable F-15C and Tornado, to the relatively new Typhoon. The F-15Cs and Tornados have all recently been modernized and 48 units of the Typhoon have been delivered to the Kingdom from Britain. The F-15S is the Saudi version of the F-15E Strike Eagle strike fighter. It is planned to upgrade all of these units to the latest F-15SA standard over the next few years.

The Saudi Air Force has ordered a total of 72 Typhoon T-2 and T3A variants from BAE of the UK. Although this is a modern fighter with strike capabilities, it is rather unproven in combat compared to the F-15s and Tornados historically operated by the Saudis. Saudi aircraft will most likely only operate from Incirlik airbase, along with U.S. and other NATO air forces. This air base has the infrastructure and logistics in place to handle the aircraft of various NATO types. The base is also close to the proposed area of operations (Northern Syria) and is guarded by modern air defenses.

Any Saudi force would most likely only go into battle with the backing of a U.S. or NATO mandate, and the employment of U.S. and NATO aircraft in preliminary strikes. It remains to be seen if the United States and NATO will decide to support Turkey and Saudi Arabia in such an escalation of hostilities. Saudi Arabia’s threat of direct military intervention in Syria also signals the failure of their war by proxy. Their armed gangs of Islamic zealots and terrorists have largely collapsed as a viable threat on the battlefield and face a certain defeat. A failure in Syria along with a stalemate in Yemen may prove to be one failure too many for a Saudi monarchy that is suffering from internal division amongst itself and the hundreds of clans whose loyalty ensures their legitimacy.

It is very clear that any air campaign engaged upon by Turkey and Saudi Arabia alone will be met with a swift and effective Russian response with both ground and naval-based air defenses as well as the most modern and capable air superiority fighters in the region. Russia has made it extremely clear, in diplomatic yet unambiguous terms that it will not allow any outside forces to invade Syria to topple the government and secure their own aims in violation of Syrian sovereignty. Additionally, Russia has international law on its side in any dispute. It is carrying out military operations within Syria at the request of the legitimate government of that nation.

While the assets of the RSAF are modern and capable, they do not represent a technological or combat experience advantage over the forces that Russia can bring to bear in response. Russian air force and air defense forces based in Syria alone present a strong deterrent to any outside power seeking to violate the airspace of Syria without the expressed permission of the Syrian government. It is understood that any direct military confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Russia will further complicate and expand a costly regional conflict into a global one. The arrival of the first Saudi combat aircraft immediately prior to the start of the U.S.-Russia brokered ceasefire sends a clear message that neither Saudi Arabia nor Turkey desire a cessation of hostilities any time soon.

https://southfront.org/saudi-air-force-depl...ntion-in-syria/

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY REVIEW – SYRIA, MAR. 4, 2016



ISIS militants have launched an advance on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport controlled by the government’s forces. On Mar.3 the ISIS force reached the southern gates of the airport following a successful firefight against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). However, ISIS militants were unable to break the SAA’s defenses. The clashes are ongoing.

The SAA’s 555th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division is advancing in northeast Hama. The Zakiyah Crossroad, located west of the border between the provinces of Al-Raqqa and Hama, remains the goal of the loyalist forces. On Mar.3 the SAA seized Point 4, Point 5, Khirbat Al-Bayda, and several small hilltops on the way to it. Clashes were also observed at the Zakiyah village located located along the Salamiyah-Raqqa road.

Meanwhile, the SAA continued an advance towards the city of Palmyra securing the mountaintop of Jabal Jazal and its neighbouring oil fields. In South of Palmyra, the SAA moved to Wadi Al-Dhakara, seizing a part of the valley after a violent battle with ISIS.

We remember the pro-government group “Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra” have deployed in the Palmyra front to strengthen the SAA’s force seeking to liberate the city.

On Mar.3, ISIS and al Nusra made an attempt to cut the Aleppo-Khanaser-Ithria road one more time. However, the SAA and its allies repealed this attack.

Since the Khanaser-Aleppo road is now free of danger, the pro-government forces, wich have been concentrated in the area, are preparing for a large military operation in Southeastern Aleppo. According to reports, the Syrian Army’s Central Command decided to deploy a significant force to the town of Ithriya. Ithriya is located in the Hama province’s Northeastern countryside. The town borders the Aleppo province to the North and it is situated 15 km West of Raqqa axis.

https://southfront.org/international-milita...ria-mar-4-2016/

RUSSIA DEFENSE REPORT – MAR.3, 2016: RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES IN SYRIA AND BEYOND



If the Russian Aerospace Forces’ performance took NATO by surprise, it is because earlier Russian operations did not suggest that level of ability. Russian aviation took serious losses in the 2008 conflict with Georgia: 7 aircraft shot down including a Tu-22M bomber, 4 damaged, or one loss per each 17 combat missions. There was practically no new aircraft procurement since 1994. Russian aircrews flew far fewer hours than their NATO counterparts.

But the Georgia conflict served as a wake-up call and led to reforms which proved both crucial and successful.

Russian airpower was reduced in numbers, and reorganized into 8 air bases, each supporting several air groups based on individual airfields, which allowed individual pilots to get more flying time. In 2012, the air bases and air groups were renamed divisions and regiments.

Starting with 2012, new and modernized aircraft began to enter service in large numbers. By 2014 and 2015, Russian air forces were receiving 100 new or thoroughly modernized aircraft a year, and that pace is expected to continue in 2016. By 2020, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) are expected to have at their disposal about 1500 mostly modern combat aircraft, including 130 heavy bombers such as the Tu-160, Tu-95MS, and Tu-22M, over 800 fighters, and over 500 tactical bombers and attack aircraft.

These reforms led to the Russian VKS demonstrating a number of capabilities which seemed beyond its reach only seven years earlier:

The ability to deploy and sustain a force of 100 combat aircraft for several months in difficult conditions, and the ability to sustain a high rate of combat missions.

The ability to function in a “reconnaissance-strike complex” mode, which enables intelligence data obtained by a variety of sources, including aircraft, satellites, drones, and agents, to be converted into targeting data to allow even mobile targets, such as enemy mobile troop or supply columns to be quickly targeted.

The ability to conduct close air support as well as battlefield interdiction and suppression against an enemy practiced in concealment.

The ability to operate in any weather conditions, at any time of day.

The ability to use precision-guided munitions.

The ability to integrate long-range aerial early warning aircraft such as the A-50 and intelligence and ground surveillance aircraft, such as the Il-20 and Tu-214R, into the overall concept of operations.

The ability to use drones on a large scale and as part of an integrated aerial operation.

Granted, the picture is not perfect. Here is what Russian airpower has not demonstrated in Syria:

The ability to organize and operate large aerial “strike packages” against sophisticated aerial and anti-aircraft defenses. To be sure, while US and some NATO forces may have had that ability a decade ago, it has been degraded by NATO airpower being used in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The ability to use large numbers or a large variety of precision-guided munitions. Russian aircraft did use many satellite-guided KAB-500R bombs and Kh-29L laser-guided missiles. But most of the munitions dropped were unguided bombs and aerial rockets, aided by sophisticated on-board digital ballistic computers which allowed them to strike their targets with a fair degree of accuracy. Russia does not have tactical stand-off munitions like the SDB or AASM or the JASSM tactical cruise missile. Such weapons are in development and have been shown at MAKS-2015, but they will not be in service for years. On the other hand, perhaps there is a silver lining in this, because Russia is not over-reliant on satellite navigation systems to the same extent as NATO which might well experience a shock once it tries to use such weapons against opponents more sophisticated than the Taliban.

The maturity of some of the most modern aerial systems which entered service only very recently. The Su-30SM, Su-35S and Su-34 do appear to have at least minimum operational capabilities, as their performance in Syria did not give reason to doubt their performance. At the same time, the conflict did not push them to the edge of their performance, as most of the missions were performed equally well but much older though upgraded Su-24 bombers. Russian aircraft in Syria did not include the Mi-28N or Ka-52 attack helicopters, which raises questions about the degree of their operational maturity. However, nothing suggests these aircraft are failures in the same sense as the F-35, for example.

Everything suggests that the Russian VKS will not rest on their laurels but instead will continue to build on their strengths and eliminate weaknesses, so that it will be an even more capable force in the next conflict it has to fight.

https://southfront.org/russia-defense-repor...ria-and-beyond/
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All Hands On Deck: Russian Military Sets Up High-Tech Radar System in Syria

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More like field testing their equipment in real threat situation

Where else can russain test it other than at syria and ukraine

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‘Efficient, accurate’: Russian air warfare in Syria praised in classified NATO report

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Isis air strikes: Civilian death toll from western bombing 'set to reach 1,000 within days'

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The civilian death toll from Western air strikes against Islamic State fighters is set to pass the 1,000 mark “within days”, independent monitors told The Independent on Sunday.
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Britain has carried out 591 air strikes in Iraq and 36 in Syria – making up around a quarter of the 2,000 attacks carried out by countries other than the US in the international coalition against Isis. Russian air strikes are estimated to have killed up to 2,900 civilians.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/mi...s-a6914601.html
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It like licking your own butt clean and praising yourself for it.
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Which only makes sense...if you didn't read the article at all.
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Which only makes sense...if you didn't read the article at all.
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It says NATO report, but it also says RT.com.
Russia Today reporting on the success of Russia today is hardly an achievement tongue.gif
Unless we hear the BBC or at the very least CCTV talk about it the same light, take it with a bucket of salt
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Iran’s Basij Fighting Force Bolsters the Syrian Regime

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The most obvious clue as to their presence is the fact that Iranian troops have died in the conflict, including high-profile commanders such as Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps
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Iran’s Syrian military presence also heavily relies on the Basij — a paramilitary organization numbering between four to five million members
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“[The Basij] carries out military training and surveillance, supervises public behavior, runs businesses, educates members, and propagandizes through physical space and social media,”
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Officially, the Basij recruits fighters to defend the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Damascus


http://warisboring.com/articles/irans-basi...-syrian-regime/
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Watch And Hear This Impressive Stream Of F-35s Blast Off Into The Evening Sky



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Love it or hate it, these two facts that cannot be denied about the F-35—its F135 turbofan engine is very loud, and its afterburner plume is massive. Add in some twilight conditions and you have yourself quite the light and sound show, as can be seen in this video taken at Luke AFB as a bunch of F-35As take to the skies for a night training sortie.


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It says NATO report, but it also says RT.com.
Russia Today reporting on the success of Russia today is hardly an achievement tongue.gif
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Any news from rt or sputnik need to have a massive bucket of salt because like i say licking own butt and praising your self how clean it is.

Of course bbc and other western news outlet will hardly praise russian effort in syria. Again, is western opposition even praise them then it is really effective then

No argument then


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Ex Eagle Indopura: Singapore and Indonesian Navies Commemorate Over Four Decades of Bilateral Ties

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(Anti-clockwise from left, foreground) The TNI-AL's Diponegoro-class corvette, KRI Sultan Hasanuddin; RSN's Formidable-class frigate, RSS Tenacious; TNI-AL's Diponegoro-class corvette, KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda; and RSN's Fearless-class Patrol Vessel, RSS Gallant participating in the sea phase of Exercise Eagle Indopura 2016.


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Philippines: No involvement in joint patrols in disputed seas

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang declared yesterday that it has nothing to do with the planned joint naval exercises of allies US, Japan and India in the disputed West Philippine Sea.
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Beijing said the Chinese ships have left the area.


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Trailing the Knights

Screaming through the air at 400 knots or 740kmh, six red-and-white fighter jets curve gracefully over the showground, flying barely 3m apart. On cue, they break ranks, streaking out and up, painting a perfect bomb burst of smoke trails as their machines surge skyward.

“Smoke off… go!” commands the team leader. The billowing white abruptly ceases as they rendezvous for the next manoeuvre.

Vid: http://www.razor.tv/video/1304064/playerwi...video_m=1304064

These are the Black Knights – the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerobatics team.

First formed in 1973, the team pulls together some of the best fighter pilots in the service to perform at air shows, and this year in particular, at Singapore’s Jubilee weekend celebrations. Only flying instructors with at least 500 flying hours are eligible to make this year’s team, the 14th in the RSAF’s history.

Formed just six months ago, they train five days a week, practising over the Southern Islands.

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While on the ground, the aircraft are taken care of by flight line crew such as Corporal Sean Lim (left), 20, and Third Sergeant Koh Tiang Lip (right), 22, who are checking the exterior of the F-16, while Military Expert 2 Claire He (centre), 32, polishes the inside of the jet's air intake.

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Black Knight 6 Major Chang Haw Ning performs the Low & Slow, flying his F-16C so slowly (120 knots or 222kmh) that the leading edge flaps are fully extended to prevent the aircraft from stalling. During this manoeuvre, the nose of the aircraft pitches up so that the pilot can barely see out of the front of the cockpit

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Demonstrating the agility of the front-line fighter aircraft, Black Knight 4 Major Derek Chan (left) flies his aircraft in a straight line while Black Knight 3 Major Kevin Lim makes a break to the left.

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Black Knight 5 Major Eugene Lim and Black Knight 6 Major Chang Haw Ning, the Lead and Opposing Solos of the Republic of Singapore Air Force aerobatic team, execute a rolling manoeuvre close to each other.

Unlike many aerial display teams, such as the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and the Patrouille de France, the Black Knights are not a permanent or full-time show.

The eight aircraft (two spares), six pilots and 50 ground crew are drawn from combat-ready squadrons and can be returned to operational duties at a moment’s notice.

Because of this, the Black Knights fly unmodified front-line fighters, the F-16C Fighting Falcons, but painted in red-and-white livery featuring the crescent moon and five stars – symbols on Singapore’s flag.


To understand what these military aviators endure, I attended an aviation physiology training course (and passed the exam), experienced oxygen deprivation in a hypobaric chamber (solving maths questions took longer than usual), and attempted the Somatogyral Turntable – a rotating black box designed to make one lose all spatial perception when seated inside.

My biggest challenge, however, was riding the Human Training Centrifuge, a high-tech gondola whirled at speed to generate a continuous gravitational force.

For this, I wore a tight-fitting anti-G suit with air bladders that would automatically inflate during moments of high acceleration.

I also practised the anti-G straining manoeuvre – tensing all the muscles in my lower body and keeping my chest fully expanded while taking short breaths. Both of these would increase my overall blood pressure and maintain circulation to the brain, preventing the G-induced loss of consciousness that could lead to accidents.

I pulled on a control stick and was pressed into the seat as the gondola accelerated. In the background, I could hear an instructor calmly counting off the numbers. At 6.5Gs, I released the controls and was immediately overwhelmed by intense nausea as the machine decelerated.

In comparison, the Black Knights Lead and Opposing Solos endure up to 9Gs as they perform manoeuvres that will push the aircraft to their limits during the Jubilee weekend 25-minute display – one of the longest routines put up by the team.

After the final flypast come Aug 9, the aircraft will be returned to their grey paint scheme, and the crew will rejoin their operational squadrons. The Black Knights will once again disband, until the next big occasion.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/trai...?xtor=EREC-16-2[ST_Newsletter_PM]-20160305-[Video+of+the+year%3A+Trailing+the+Knights]&xts=538291
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The RSAF Black Knights fly in a modified Arrow Head formation (left) during a photo shoot over the South China Sea. The six-ship vertical stack (right) is a particularly difficult formation to maintain as the pilots have to continually adjust their positions relative to one another, with the amount of correction needed by each pilot increasing down the stack

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Black Knight 5 Major Eugene Lim (right) and Black Knight 6 Major Chang Haw Ning, the team Lead Solo and Opposing Solo, demonstrate a Needle Cross manoeuvre.

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Major Chang Haw Ning, call sign "Jerky", flies the Opposing Solo position in the Black Knights aerobatics team. The 35-year-old is a flying instructor with 145 Squadron, and has flown over 2,500 hours in his 14 years with the air force.

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Captain Devdutt Sasidharan, 29, call sign "Gambit", flies the Right Wingman, or No. 2 position in the Black Knights. An F-16 fighter flying instructor with 145 Squadron, he has over 1,500 hours of flight time in his nine years with the air force.

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North Korea threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US mainland if the two allies push ahead with joint military drills scheduled to begin on Monday.

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint military drills on Monday, prompting fresh warnings from North Korea of "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against Seoul and the US mainland.

The annual exercises always raise tensions on the divided Korean peninsula and the situation is particularly volatile this year, given the North's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch and its fury over the tough UN sanctions imposed by the international community in response.

Participation in the joint drills -- known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle -- has been bumped up this year to involve 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 US troops, as well as strategic US naval vessels and air force assets.

In a statement issued hours before the exercises began, North Korea's powerful National Defence Commission said it was prepared for an "all-out" military counter-offensive.

"As the joint military exercises to be staged by the enemies are regarded as the most undisguised nuclear war drills aimed to infringe upon the sovereignty of (North Korea), its military counteraction will be more preemptive and offensive nuclear strike to cope with them," the statement said.

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WEAPONS ON 'STAND-BY'

The threat came just days after leader Kim Jong-Un ordered the country's nuclear arsenal to be placed on standby for use "at any moment," in response to the sanctions resolution adopted last week by the UN Security Council.

Pyongyang has issued similar, dire warnings of nuclear attack in the past, usually during periods of elevated military tensions.

While the North is known to have a small stockpile of nuclear warheads, experts are divided about its ability to mount them on a working missile delivery system.

The National Defence Commission said plans for what it called a "pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice" had been drawn up by the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army and ratified by Kim Jong-Un.

The plans would come into operation in the event of "even the slightest military action" by the North's enemies, it said.

"The indiscriminate nuclear strike... will clearly show those keen on aggression and war, the military mettle of (North Korea)," said the statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency.

Targets would include operational theatres on the Korean peninsula, but also US bases on the mainland and in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

'FLAMES AND ASHES'

"If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment," the statement added.

Despite a pair of successful long-range rocket launches, most experts believe North Korea is years away from developing a genuine inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland.

Pyongyang has long condemned the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises, which stretch over nearly two months, as provocative rehearsals for invasion, while Seoul and Washington insist they are purely defensive in nature.

The size of this year's drills was ramped up as a show of strength in the face of the North's fourth nuclear test on January 6 and February's rocket launch, which was seen as a disguised ballistic missile test.

A UN Security Council resolution adopted last week laid out the toughest sanctions imposed on Pyongyang to date over its nuclear weapons programme and will, if implemented effectively, apply significant economic pressure on Kim's regime.

It breaks new ground by targeting specific sectors key to the North Korean economy and seeking to undermine the North's use of, and access to, international transport systems.

Pyongyang has rejected the sanctions as "unfair, illicit and immoral" and vowed to keep building its nuclear arsenal.

The National Defence Commission said the US and its allies had failed to realise how the "outrageous" sanctions made "this land boil like a crucible of battle."

South Korea is set to unveil tougher unilateral sanctions against the North on Tuesday -- a move that is likely to draw further threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.

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Lawmaker asking why Navy SEALs don't have enough rifles


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The tip of the spear may be losing its edge.
Navy SEAL teams don't have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

After SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out, said Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weapons carousel undercuts the "train like you fight" ethos of the U.S. special operations forces, they said.



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“REVOLT” AT RAQQA: ISIS ENDGAME ?

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There have been a number of reports, so far without any visual confirmation, that some 200 militants have switched sides and seized part of the city of Raqqa, which is usually referred to as the “ISIS capital.” One has to consider the distinctive possibility such reports represent an effort by local Sunni forces to establish a truce with at least one of the three forces marching in the general direction of Raqqa–the Syrian Arab Army, the Kurdish militias, and even the still more distant Iraqi forces which are currently aiming their offensive at Mosul. Given that ISIS has been declared beyond the pale by all the parties to the Syria peace process, it also means that the Sunni political actors in eastern Syria and western Iraq (and their foreign sponsors, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar) who have provided a considerable portion of both the expertise and manpower for ISIS have to shed their ISIS label if they are to have a place of their own at the negotiating table. Not unlike Austria which was a rather enthusiastic component of the Third Reich, and which contrived to be “liberated” rather than “occupied” by the victorious powers of World War II, here too the Sunni tribes have to make it look like they are being liberated.

We have seen a very similar process unfold less than a decade ago in Iraq. Alarmed by the growing power of the Shia militias and political parties in Iraq, and also by the 2006 success of the Hezbollah against the IDF, the US decided to make a separate peace with the Sunni insurgents. This became the “Sunni Awakening”. However, the Sunnis were hardly “asleep” for the previous three years–they were in fact the insurgents, with only a small smattering of foreign fighters. Once the US came around and sought out the Sunnis as allies, the foreign fighters were mostly evacuated, a few most odious ones were “promoted” (to martyrdom), and the story became how the brave Sunni tribes defeated al-Qaeda which supposedly held them captive for three full years! This led to a series of US-brokered power-sharing deals among Iraq’s major ethnic groups before the arrangement broke down and gave us the Iraqi component of ISIS.

Now it looks like the Sunnis might be poised to repeat that disappearing trick, except that now they will “defeat” ISIS just as they “defeated” al-Qaeda” in 2006. They really have no other choice: the tide of the war has turned against them decisively, they are rapidly losing their logistical lifelines and oil revenues, and the foreign fighter component is already being evacuated for redeployment in more promising theaters–perhaps Libya, perhaps Afghanistan and Central Asia… The only question is, with whom will the ISIS Sunnis strike their deal? There really are only two options: Assad and Russia on the one hand, or US and the Kurds on the other. Erdogan seems to have wanted to become the third option, because a Turkish land invasion down the ISIS-controlled corridor would have had the effect of “liberating” the Sunnis from ISIS as well, but that never came to pass for reasons well discussed elsewhere. Therefore the second (US-backed) option seems like a better deal to them since it would still allow them to salvage something of their original project, namely Sunni autonomies in the two countries so extensive as to make the national border between them irrelevant (which is what ISIS proclaimed a couple of years ago when it declared the Sykes-Picot Treaty moot), to the point of these two autonomies really representing two halves of a de-facto Sunni state. Since the US wants to create a Sunni state between Iran and Syria in order to isolate Hezbollah and create a “pipeline corridor” between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, it has refrained from genuinely fighting ISIS and now would likely jump at the opportunity to strike a deal with them. Assad and the Russians, on the other hand, would hardly agree to a deal like that which makes them less attractive as negotiating partners. And the more inroads the SAA makes into the pro-ISIS Sunni areas, the more likely are the Sunnis to “liberate” themselves and then prostrate themselves before their US “saviors.”

That is most likely the reason ISIS has been trying so hard to take Deir-ez-Zor in recent days, in spite of heavy fighting on other fronts, and to resist the SAA advance on Palmyra. The presence of the Syrian military right in the heart of ISIS territory endangers the idea of Sunni separatism. We can expect ISIS to continue these attacks and focus their defensive efforts against the SAA rather than against US-backed forces in the region, much as Nazi Germany did in the final months of World War 2. However, if the SAA manages to reach Deir-ez-Zor and Raqqa ahead of the competition, it will undo this last-ditch Sunni effort to snatch a victory out of jaws of defeat

https://southfront.org/revolt-raqqa-isis-endgame/
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Satellite Imagery: China Expands Land Filling at North Island in the Paracels

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Satellite imagery from March 2, 2016 shows a marked expansion of China’s dredging and land filling at North Island in the Paracels. The newly manufactured terrain links North Island with Middle Island, along a long and straight reef structure that could accommodate a runway and parallel taxiway with dimensions equivalent to those recently built by China at Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys. The new land fill at North Island is 12 kilometers north of Woody (Yongxing) Island, the site of a military base and China’s sole airport in the Paracels. Woody Island was also the site of the PLA’s deployment of HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles last month.


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The new land filling operations by China at North Island, first observed in satellite imagery from January 9, 2016, have in the past two months included dredging of the reef to create the beginnings of a harbor basin. The cutter suction dredger observed in January is absent in the current imagery, but the sediment pipe assembly for pumping dredged sand remains. The absence of the dredger in the most recent image probably does not represent any cessation of island building at this site, since the new terrain currently visible has yet to be fortified to survive storm action.


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The island-building activities at North Island are at too early a stage for their purpose to be discerned. Lying at the northern edge of the Paracel Islands, 300 kilometers southeast of China’s Yulin/Longpo naval base, North Island is well situated for sensors to monitor an area through which Yulin-based surface and submarine vessels must frequently pass.


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The reef complex that includes North and Middle islands has a favorable size and geometry for an airstrip, and it occupies a total area of approximately five square kilometers. The land fill area at Fiery Cross, for comparison, is just under three square kilometers, slightly smaller than Woody Island.


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North Island’s proximity to the air base at Woody Island would seem to make it an unlikely candidate for an airstrip. However, Woody is already crowded with military and civilian facilities, and there is little adjoining reef to support an expansion. Woody’s congestion is illustrated by the placement of the recently deployed HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles. Although reported to be positioned on “a beach,” satellite images (not displayed here) show that the site was not a beach but newly filled-in terrain that had been an area of shallow fringing reef waters as recently as December 2015, and was only filled in during January 2016, probably just days before the SAM mobile launchers rolled onto it.

With a single, potentially over-stretched, air base in the strategically important Paracels, and already three airstrips in the Spratlys (at Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs), it would not be surprising if China were to build another air base in the Paracels, even if located near Woody Island.


http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/satellite-i...n-the-paracels/
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Any news from rt or sputnik need to have a massive bucket of salt because like i say licking own butt and praising your self how clean it is.

Of course bbc and other western news outlet will hardly praise russian effort in syria. Again, is western opposition even praise them then it is really effective  then

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What Role Will Russia Play in the US-Chinese South China Sea Drama?

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The US-Chinese standoff in the South China Sea is heating up, with Washington dispatching a small armada to the area following reports that Beijing had reinforced a key island with fighters and air defenses. Much has been said and written about the dispute, with Russian analysts left pondering: if push comes to shove, what will Russia's role be?
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The groups of islands are contested by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei. The US, for its part, cannot directly contest China's claims with sovereignty counterclaims, but has involved itself in the dispute under the guise of protecting its allies
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"That the dispute between the two great powers is not just over the islands. China is fighting for global leadership, something which the US will not let go of so easily. After all, so long as Washington is recognized as the world's hegemonic power, US debt obligations can be exchanged for the fruits of the labor of countries all across the world."
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Subsequently, the analyst noted, "the Chinese took full advantage of the conflict between Russia and the West. American resources were diverted to the European direction, and to Syria, Turkey and Ukraine. There was even talk of the possibility of war in Europe. The Americans escalated the situation around the Baltic. [Subsequently] they overlooked the fact that China might be strengthened as a result."
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"What can the US do? Provoke a confrontation? Any collision with the Chinese would not be a cakewalk for the Americans. China now has enough strength to repel the attack of two or three [carrier-based US] aviation groups. Moscow could give the Chinese sea-based cruise missiles. So a US victory in a sea battle cannot be assured. And if the Americans lose, or even tie, US hegemony around the world would collapse like a house of cards. Therefore, Washington is taking a serious risk, and they know it."
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"Now, we will see the maneuvering of forces. China will continue to increase its power in the region. America will need to show that it is still the world's most powerful sea power. The arms race will continue until one party runs out of steam –most likely, that will be the US. They have an enormous budget deficit, and a colossal public debt. And Washington will not be able to shoulder the burden if it has to engage in an arms race against Russia as well."


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Ultimately, Alexandrov emphasized, "our goal is to create a polycentric system – that is, to push the US out of its position as global hegemon. Today, the US can dictate its terms and impose its decisions on others. In a multipolar world, it is possible to form tactical alliances in order to counter other players. That is, we are talking about a system promoting the balance of power –one that allows countries to maneuver, and does not allow any one power to hold a 'controlling stake' in world affairs."

"When this polycentric system is created, we will be able to judge whether continued cooperation with China is beneficial for Russia. At the current stage, it is advantageous."


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U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality

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The goal of the proposed implant is to "open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics" according to DARPA's program manager, Phillip Alvelda.

In January, DARPA announced it plans to spend up to $62 million on the project, which is part of its Neural Engineering System Design program.

The implant would be small -- no larger than one cubic centimeter, or roughly the size of two stacked nickels -- according to DARPA.

The implantable device aims to convert neurons in the brain into electronic signals and provide unprecedented "data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world," according to a DARPA statement announcing the new project.

DARPA sees the implant as providing a foundation for new therapies that could help people with deficits in sight or hearing by "feeding digital auditory or visual information into the brain."


http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/07/politics...plants-cyborgs/
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U.S. airstrike kills more than 150 at Somalia terrorist camp, military says

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The United States launched a series of airstrikes on an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia Saturday, killing 150 militants and averting what a Pentagon official described as an “imminent threat” posed by the group to both U.S. and African Union troops stationed in the war-torn country
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“The removal of these fighters degrades al-Shabab’s ability to meet the group’s objectives in Somalia, including recruiting new members, establishing bases, and planning attacks on U.S. and AMISOM forces,”


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Turkey shelling Syrian Kurdish militia in northern Aleppo - YPG

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Ankara continues to shell Kurdish forces in Syria, hampering their operations against Al-Nusra terrorists, and at the same time funneling supplies to militant-controlled areas around the border
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The militants aimed to provoke the Turkish military to return fire and bring troops into Syria, which will inevitably lead to disruption of the peace process in the country


https://www.rt.com/news/334811-turkey-shell-ypg-syria/
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IS forging migrant army in Libya

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TUNIS - The Islamic State group (IS) in Libya is boosting its numbers by people-smuggling new recruits across Libya’s porous Southern borders and kidnapping migrant workers, Middle East Eye has learnt.

According to military sources as well as a former IS recruit, IS has been busy boosting numbers in Libya by kidnapping migrant workers at gunpoint and forcing them to train to be fighters or suicide bombers.

This has allowed them to swell their ranks quickly, with US intelligence assessments in February saying IS now had an estimated 6,000 fighters in Libya, more than double what was previously thought.


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Week twenty-one of the Russian military intervention in Syria: the calm before the storm?

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The ceasefire in Syria (which is not really a ceasefire, but rather a “focusing of combat operations”) is holding surprisingly well
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This is primarily due to the brilliant tactic of forcing each fighting group in Syria to define itself either as a “good moderate”, and be guaranteed safety, or as as en “evil terrorist” and become an indisputably legitimate target which anybody can engage
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By forcing each group to self-define itself the Russians have completely taken away any credibility from the rather ludicrous accusation that they were bombing the “good terrorists”
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Ankara and Riyadh are giving all the signs of being up to no good. Not only does their rethoric remain bellicose, they are also playing all sorts of very dangerous military games: in a display of total irresponsibility and recklessness Saudi Arabia has reportedly engaged 150,000 troops in what the Saudis describe as “the 2nd largest military gathering since Desert Storm”. Other sources (here and here) speak of 350,000 troops (20 countries are now officially participating in these exercises). The Saudis have also moved 4 F-15S to the Incirlik air base in Turkey. This is not much, but this could be just a “tripwire force” which, if attacked, could justify the engagement of a much larger and reasonably modern Saudi Air Force (roughly 300 combat aircraft, 5 AWACS and 5 aerial refueling aircraft). Add in the Turkish Air Force (roughly 250 combat aircraft, 4 AWACS and 7 aerial refueling aircraft)
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even if this “Wahabi coalition” brings in a lot of airpower, their ground forces, while large, are far away from the conflict zone and do not have what it takes to take on the Syrian-Iranian-Hezbollah forces on the ground
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since the tiny Russian force in Syria cannot protect itself against such a large adversary, Russia would have no other option than to bring her long range strike capabilities (Aerospace Forces, cruise and ballistic missiles) into the fight
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in case of such a brazen Saudi-Turkish attack on Russian Forces I would fully expect Russian MiG-31s (possibly operating from Iran) to engage enemy aircraft. At the end of the day, neither Iran nor Russia will allow the Wahabis to overrun Syria and thus the Turks and Saudis need to ask themselves if they really want a war against Russia, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah
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On March 1, agents nabbed 44-year-old Erdal Kuyumcu of Woodside, New York—the CEO of Global Metallurgy, a self-described “provider of specialty metal products
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Iran’s armed forces—and the industries supporting them—are notoriously compartmentalized and prone to roguish behavior, even doing some initial work on weapons programs without official permission from the capital
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In October, Iran test-launched a new Emad rocket with a reported range of more than 1,000 miles, a modest improvement over most of Iran’s existing ballistic missiles


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Meet Captain Crunch, the Pentagon's Gun-Eating Machine

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Captain Crunch was put into operation in August 1993 as an efficient way to destroy unwanted firearms. Located at Anniston Army Depot in Alabama and operated by the Defense Logistics Agency, the Captain is an enormous shredder using intertwined blades that turns weapons made of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic into large pieces of junk.

Guns are fed onto a conveyor belt, which then dumps them into The Captain's gnashing maw. What's left is cut up with blowtorches to make sure it cannot be used to assemble a firearm and turned into scrap. The part with the serial number—the firearm's receiver—must be totally obliterated for the gun to be officially considered destroyed. The scrap in turn is sold to civilian buyers, which by 2007 was generating $12 million a year in sales.

Up to 2,500 weapons a day can be scrapped by Captain Crunch. Within just six months of commencing operation, Captain Crunch had ground up 300,000 firearms, including 110,000 M1911A1 semiautomatic pistols, 132,000 rifles, and 20,000 M3 "grease gun" submachine guns. The average cost of destroying each weapon was a mere $3.26. By 1995, the total was up to 600,000 guns.

Fox News reports that Captain Crunch has destroyed one million firearms, a number it could have achieved after just its third year of operation. The Captain is a hungry beast.


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How come overt carry of weapon?

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Because a reliable intel stated a high possibility on the Sultan's life. Hence everybody goes overt
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what's this guy carrying anyways? seems to long to be M4A1 or HK416 or he's just a very small guy ? laugh.gif
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Myanmar Military Plane Crashes At Nay Pyi Taw Airport

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YANGON, March 8 (Bernama) -- A Myanmar military plane, which was moving from Tounggoo air base to Nay Pyi Taw to prepare for group training flight, had crashed at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport, an official report confirmed Tuesday.

The aircraft ran out of the runway when landing due to technical failure Monday noon, the report said, according to China's Xinhua news agency.

A drag parachute, that controls the speed, was broken, making the plane run out of the runway and hitting some three lamp-poles to stop.

There were no casualties, but some wheels, fuel tank and the front part of the plane were destroyied, the report added.


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what's this guy carrying anyways? seems to long to be M4A1 or HK416 or he's just a very small guy ?  laugh.gif
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From the pic the guard looks quite tall, so I don't think that's an issue.

I think its just a regular (not short-barreled) M4A1 without a front sight. It does seem to be camo painted though, which is interesting in itself.

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Because got permit. Everyone can do the same if you have the money and you can convince the Police that you really need such a measure. This one is Sultan Kelantan bodyguard. But still can't challenge Johor bodyguard.

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what's this guy carrying anyways? seems to long to be M4A1 or HK416 or he's just a very small guy ?  laugh.gif
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cuz the kelantan royal family got "very interesting story"
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I've always wondered why some fighter planes always deploys parachutes during landing?

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I get it in if in war situation, you sometimes have to use shorter field runways than what is needed for the plane and to slow down as fast as possible to land there you use the parachute. It is a good system to have in some adverse war/forward base situations.

But why still use this system in peacetime where you always have all the runway you need to land? Kesian all the parachute packers, each time fighter land have to pack new parachute. laugh.gif
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I've always wondered why some fighter planes always deploys parachutes during landing?

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I get it in if in war situation, you sometimes have to use shorter field runways than what is needed for the plane and to slow down as fast as possible to land there you use the parachute. It is a good system to have in some adverse war/forward base situations.

But why still use this system in peacetime where you always have all the runway you need to land? Kesian all the parachute packers, each time fighter land have to pack new parachute. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 8 2016, 05:05 PM)
I've always wondered why some fighter planes always deploys parachutes during landing?

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I get it in if in war situation, you sometimes have to use shorter field runways than what is needed for the plane and to slow down as fast as possible to land there you use the parachute. It is a good system to have in some adverse war/forward base situations.

But why still use this system in peacetime where you always have all the runway you need to land? Kesian all the parachute packers, each time fighter land have to pack new parachute. laugh.gif
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ISIS Planned To Kidnap Malaysian Leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Says

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Islamic State militants have planned attacks in Malaysia including a plot to kidnap three of the country's top officials last year, a report said Tuesday, a week after Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed an unrelenting anti-terrorism fight
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"On Jan. 30, 2015, a total of 13 people with ties to Daesh [Islamic State group] had planned to kidnap the leaders, including the prime minister, home minister and defense minister," Zahid, who is also the home minister, said.
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The Islamic State group also planned to attack places of worship, as well as entertainment outlets in Malaysia
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And last year, a Malaysian bomb expert called Marwan, who was on the list of terrorists wanted by the United States, was killed by troops


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Secretive U.S. Spy Plane Crashes in Iraq

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However, an official Army contract document identifies the plane as an MC-12W Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System — a.k.a., EMARSS — based at Hunter Army Air Field in Georgia as of July 2015.

It’s not clear when the ground combat branch took charge of N6351V. The Air Force was clearly the original owner. Starting in 2009, the flying branch bought a fleet of more than 40 MC-12W spy planes to help meet ever-increasing demands for intelligence over battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It called the Beechcrafts after their project code name, “Liberty.” As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan wound down, the Air Force decided to give away the Liberty planes. Beginning in October 2015, the Army took a batch of eight of the MC-12Ws in order to convert them to the EMARSS standard, adding some additional surveillance equipment.

Somewhere along the line, some of the MC-12Ws apparently also adopted civilian guises. Aviation enthusiast Joe Baugher’s detailed database of U.S. military aircraft serial numbers notes that the particular aircraft that wound up in pieces in northern Iraq adopted its nebulous private registration on Aug. 8, 2012.

By 2019, the Army expects to have four different types of EMARSS planes, all with various types of surveillance gear, according to one unclassified briefing. Unless the plane has received additional modifications, this particular MC-12 sports — at the very least — gear that can scoop up enemy radio chatter and powerful video cameras for scanning down below.

The ex-Air Force MC-12Ws will get new Army-specific computer systems and other equipment. The spy systems will remain largely unchanged for the original. When the conversions are finished, the service plans to rename these particular aircraft “MC-12S-2.”

Still, we don’t know what unit owns the aerial spook or what it was doing near Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region. Hunter is home to both the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion and the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

A spokesman at the public affairs office for Fort Stewart and Hunter told War Is Boring that the aircraft does not belong to the 224th. They offered no additional information about the plane or its assignment.


http://warisboring.com/articles/secretive-...rashes-in-iraq/
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Thanks for the heads up about the overt carry.

Usually it is a no go with overt carry unless in war torn region.
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RMN To Receive First Littoral Combat Ships In 2019 - Hishammuddin

LUMUT, March 8 (Bernama) -- The efficiency of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will be further increased when it received the first batch of its Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in 2019, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein said.

He said with the presence of the locally made combat ships, which also the biggest in Malaysia, the RMN would increase the combat capability of its combatant ships to 10 from four previously.

"With the twofold increase in its capability, of course more operations can be carried out quickly and more effectively, and hence improve the efficiency of our team.

"The LCS have the capability to be fully operational for offshore and deep sea patrol for a period of 21 days without having to resupply," he said at the LCS1 Keel Laying ceremony at the RMN base here today.

LCS are built, integrated and tested at the Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) here.

Hishammuddin said the full construction of the combat ships at the BNS premises had also restored public confidence in the skills and capabilities of local companies.

He said the LCS would be stationed at several vital areas, including in the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) areas.

The defence minister also gave assurance that the government would not compromise in the aspects of national security and defence despite the global economic uncertainty.

In another development, Hishammuddin said two apartment blocks for military personnel and their families at the RMN base here would be upgraded involving an allocation of RM22.5 million.

"The upgrading work is expected to begin in May and completed by year's end," he said, adding that the government would also build 300 houses at Bandar Baru Segari here, which will only be sold to members of Armed Forces Veterans Association at a price of RM100,000 each.

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QUOTE(MrUbikeledek @ Mar 8 2016, 06:41 PM)
Because got permit. Everyone can do the same if you have the money and you can convince the Police that you really need such a measure. This one is Sultan Kelantan bodyguard. But still can't challenge Johor bodyguard.

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QUOTE(MilitaryMadness @ Mar 8 2016, 07:05 PM)
I've always wondered why some fighter planes always deploys parachutes during landing?

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I get it in if in war situation, you sometimes have to use shorter field runways than what is needed for the plane and to slow down as fast as possible to land there you use the parachute. It is a good system to have in some adverse war/forward base situations.

But why still use this system in peacetime where you always have all the runway you need to land? Kesian all the parachute packers, each time fighter land have to pack new parachute. laugh.gif
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Top Secret Area 6: Inside the Pentagon’s Drone Proving Ground

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Pike was referring to Area 6, a top secret military base in Yucca Flat. Located roughly a dozen miles southwest of the infamous Area 51, the site was once a testing ground for the US nuclear weapons program. While the base is operated by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), it is used jointly by both the US Defense Department and Homeland Security.

"They come here to test their own sensors," NNSA spokesman Darwin Morgan told the Las Vegas Review.

"We have controlled airspace and that gives them opportunities to test various types of platforms," he added. "We do a wide variety of work for others…supporting people with sensor development activities. It evolved from the nuclear testing program. We had to have very good sensors to collect data in a split second before they were obliterated."

Little is known about secretive location. Satellite imagery from Google Earth shows three separate hangars, as well as four small buildings. Stretching 5,000 feet into the desert is a runway.


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Syria would be fully under ISIS control if not for Russia – Serbian president

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Commenting on the breakthrough ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the US, he called it “a very encouraging sign” and urged both parties to curb Turkey’s posture in the region, which he said was “the master” while “staying in the shadow.”


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Interestingly, the guard on the right is using a Surefire 60-round extended capacity magazine on his HK-416.  thumbup.gif

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Djibouti: We Welcome the Establishment of a Saudi Military Base on Our Territory

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The Saudi Council of Ministers headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz entrusted the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence, or whoever he delegates, with discussions with the Djibouti government about a draft agreement on military cooperation between the two countries. On his part, Djibouti’s ambassador in Riyadh Ziauddin Bamakhrama said his country is looking forward to the signing of an agreement with Saudi Arabia to establish a Saudi military base on Djibouti territory.


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Hishammuddin: I’m not afraid of IS kidnap threat

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Ahmad Zahid revealed that apart from the prime minister, he himself and Hishammuddin had also been the targets.

The deputy prime minister said besides the plot to kidnap, the group also planned attacks on places of worship and public places, steal firearms from army camps, as well as robbing cash to finance their activities.

As such, Hishammuddin gave assurance that all military camps, especially those with firearms store, would be tightly controlled to prevent trespassing by the so-called militants.


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