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#5241 Josh

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1049 AM

It is worth noting that the existence of SOSUS was classified. It became an open secret by the mid 80's, but it wasn't popularly known until then.

There is no reason to assume that any USN underwater detection method would be open source now.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1109 AM

I dont think SOSUS was widely known about till 'Hunt for Red October' about 1984. SURTASS probably wasnt much discussed till Red Storm Rising in 1986. Clancy was clearly a Commie. :)


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1113 AM

Case in point, there are a lot of rumors that the first island chain has been bottle up all the way to the Adaman Sea:

http://gentleseas.bl...on-seawebs.html

https://defence.pk/p...network.448398/

https://www.thesatur.../14293190401772
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1317 PM

 
MAY 15: JASDF Fighters scrambled to intercept 1x RuNavy IL-38 over the Sea of Japan pic.twitter.com/7Cam5ayNuC

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1346 PM

US journalism in action

 

https://www.washingt...s-crimea-bridge

Ukraine should blow up Putin's Crimea bridge


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1505 PM

It is an opinion piece, Roman. It was probably published specifically to be sensational, not to be informed. Plus that's hardly a mainstream paper; I've not even heard of it before.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 1829 PM

It is an opinion piece, Roman. It was probably published specifically to be sensational, not to be informed. Plus that's hardly a mainstream paper; I've not even heard of it before.

 

I have read its news stories before, and most them are decent.  But this particular opinion piece is clearly what Josh said it is: Inflammatory clickbait.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 2246 PM

https://mobile.twitt...7945344/photo/1
MAY 15: JASDF Fighters scrambled to intercept 1x RuNavy IL-38 over the Sea of Japan pic.twitter.com/7Cam5ayNuC

12:40 PM - 15 May 2018


That IL-38 was zig zagging like mad. Makes one wonder if it was shadowing something or what. Here is that May 15th report: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180515_01.pdf

There was another scamble in the SoJ responding to two Russian TU-142s on May 11th, less zig zaggy but a circlng: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180511_05.pdf
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 0235 AM

 

https://mobile.twitt...7945344/photo/1
MAY 15: JASDF Fighters scrambled to intercept 1x RuNavy IL-38 over the Sea of Japan pic.twitter.com/7Cam5ayNuC

12:40 PM - 15 May 2018


That IL-38 was zig zagging like mad. Makes one wonder if it was shadowing something or what. Here is that May 15th report: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180515_01.pdf

There was another scamble in the SoJ responding to two Russian TU-142s on May 11th, less zig zaggy but a circlng: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180511_05.pdf

 

 

Beer can stuck in the rudder pedal I expect. :)


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 0251 AM

 

It is an opinion piece, Roman. It was probably published specifically to be sensational, not to be informed. Plus that's hardly a mainstream paper; I've not even heard of it before.

 

I have read its news stories before, and most them are decent.  But this particular opinion piece is clearly what Josh said it is: Inflammatory clickbait.

 

Imagine Russian media learning best international practices and starting using "clickbaits"of this type, encouraging potential wrongdoers  on targeting infrastructure  in Western countries...


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 0253 AM

https://mobile.twitt...7945344/photo/1
MAY 15: JASDF Fighters scrambled to intercept 1x RuNavy IL-38 over the Sea of Japan pic.twitter.com/7Cam5ayNuC12:40 PM - 15 May 2018

That IL-38 was zig zagging like mad. Makes one wonder if it was shadowing something or what. Here is that May 15th report: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180515_01.pdf
There was another scamble in the SoJ responding to two Russian TU-142s on May 11th, less zig zaggy but a circlng: http://www.mod.go.jp...20180511_05.pdf
 
Beer can stuck in the rudder pedal I expect. :)

Not beer can, vodka bottle ;)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 0709 AM

Grey zone conflict, has a lot of interesting stuff from the perspective of Iran, China and Russia.

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 0313 AM

https://sputniknews....eployed-arctic/

 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military will fly Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers to the Arctic this year to protect the country's eastern maritime borders, Aerospace Forces’ long-range aviation commander Sergei Kobylash said Friday.

"This year, we plan to fly Tu-160s to Anadyr. The Arctic is of strategic importance to us and we have been exploring new airfields and other ways of beefing up security on the maritime border," he said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper.

 
Anadyr is Russia’s easternmost Arctic town. Last year, Russian Tu-22M strategic strike bombers flew for the first time to Anadyr and the town of Vorkuta in Russia’s northwest.

Earlier, the Izvestiya newspaper reported, citing sources at Russia’s naval command, that the military had established a unit within the Russian Northern Fleet which featured miniature nuclear deep-water stations, nuclear-powered submarines and a large number of robotic underwater units.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 1707 PM

According to this DW article (in Rus), Russia is more trusted (or, to be correct, less not trusted) than Trump's USA.  82% Germans view USA as unreliable partner (vs. 18% who trust USA). 36% see Russia as reliable partner (vs. 58% of opposing opinion).  43% trust China (with the same % do not trust)
http://www.dw.com/ru...ша/a-43837132


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Posted Yesterday, 02:07 AM

It's a bit longer than a tweet but bear with it.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:41 AM

According to this DW article (in Rus), Russia is more trusted (or, to be correct, less not trusted) than Trump's USA.  82% Germans view USA as unreliable partner (vs. 18% who trust USA). 36% see Russia as reliable partner (vs. 58% of opposing opinion).  43% trust China (with the same % do not trust)
http://www.dw.com/ru...ша/a-43837132

 

That's from ZDF's current Politbarometer. It also shows 45 percent of those polled thinking that sanctions against Russia should stay at the current level (+ 16 compared to June 2016), 36 that they should be relaxed (- 4), and 14 that they should be tightened (- 10).

 

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The ARD's Deutschlandtrend shows broadly similar numbers for trust in partners.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:03 AM

https://ukdefencejou...antry-division/

A Joint Warfighting Assessment has taken place in Germany, with the UK’s 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade exercising within the US 1st Infantry Division as part of a multinational exercise say the British Army.

The exercise also sees the British Army work alongside German, French, and Canadian forces. Danish troops were also taking part and they provided a Battle Group working within the British brigade. The UK collaborates extensively with the US in concept development and experimentation. The designation of 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade as the experimentation brigade serves to reinforce this relationship and commitment.

“All of the countries taking part were NATO allies and this demonstrates that the UK stands by its collective defence agreement with NATO and its ambition to work more closely with our international partners to provide flexibility and capability when and where it needs it most. It also provides opportunity for all members of the Army to meet every challenge by training in all environments with all partner nations with the same strong bond and shared values.   

Maintaining security is no longer purely a national matter and events over recent years have shown that threats take no account of national boundaries but are interconnected and interrelated. Exercises such as Joint Warfighting Assessment 18 sees staff from many nations working together to practise command and control of an operation within a fictional scenario. As a forward-looking and technologically advanced Army, it helps us to be ready for the challenges of the future, both at home and overseas.”

Brigadier Zac Stenning OBE, Commander of 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade, said:

“This is a hugely efficient exercise because it brings five countries together and really starts to determine what are the human, procedural and technical issues that we can overcome. Having so much collective wisdom, thought and technical capacity means that we’re achieving wins far quicker.

What this means is not being insular, not just relying on our own technology but looking globally, understanding who we can fight alongside and whose technology we wish to be compatible with to continue to deter and if necessary defeat those threats to UK security. We were given the task around a year ago to redefine the way the British Army fights in the future. That has enabled all of us in the Brigade to think differently and to try and understand how we are going to harness AJAX (a new armoured fighting vehicle), MIV (the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle) and the new communications systems MORPHEUS to deliver us a more decisive future Strike Brigade effect.”


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Posted Yesterday, 07:06 AM

The French train on the USS GW Bush. Oh the Irony. :)

https://ukdefencejou...n-with-us-navy/

 

7th and final Astute class submarine has been funded.

https://ukdefencejou...t-to-be-funded/


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Posted Yesterday, 10:09 AM

The French train on the USS GW Bush. Oh the Irony. :)

https://ukdefencejou...n-with-us-navy/

 

7th and final Astute class submarine has been funded.

https://ukdefencejou...t-to-be-funded/

 

I wonder how the French feel about a name that commemorates a great French defeat, though I for one like the name HMS Agincourt.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:29 AM

Well technically Henry V was already King of France, so its really honouring a great French victory over traitors and backsliders. :D

 

Be nice to see 8 of the class, but at least its leaving room for any future developments. I cant see us leaving it 10 years again before building a new SSN, or we might end up losing the capability.


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