Robot dog in ninja kit (that wouldn’t be to disguise it’s toy-origin, would it?)Posted 1 month ago
Various aerial and undersea drones on offer, but none seem to have hit production yet 🤔
Holiday season is definitely over in Crimea
Explosions at the ammunition depot – media in the occupied Crimea pic.twitter.com/6zowH6H6Nw
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) August 16, 2022
I wonder if this news reaches Russian troops on the front lines in South & East of Ukraine?
Must be demoralising to know that support & supplies in the rear are being destroyedPosted 1 month ago
Judging by the trajectory of the rockets cooking off, I don’t know if I’d want to be that close
You’re not wrong! Whoever filmed that is well within the line of fire. Then again, they say that if you can see the arc of flight then it’s not going to hit you..Posted 1 month ago
Small print in the T72 sales contract – “Explosive Reactive Armour, may not contain actual explosive – but may be replaced with rubber, at the vendors discretion”. Always read the small print 😉
NERA Non Explosive Reactive Armour is what you want to GooglePosted 1 month ago
That’s the key part. You can have all the tech in the world but if your biological element isn’t trained, motivated & disciplined then you’re on the backfoot.
Could be wrong but ISTR Norman Schwartzkopf saying much the same after Desert Storm ie that the Coalition forces could have swapped hardware with the Iraqi army and the outcome wouldn’t have changed because of the relative levels of training and morale.Posted 1 month ago
Whoever filmed that is well within the line of fire
Whole new meaning to instabanger.Posted 1 month ago
That ammo dump hit also set off a fire at an electricity substation
The transformer substation is on fire in Dzhankoy, law enforcement agencies told RIA Novosti.
The head of the Crimea, Aksyonov, said that he had left for the scene in the village of Maiskoye near Dzhankoy. He did not provide details. pic.twitter.com/LN4KFQEfnX
— ДражаМ (@DrazaM33) August 16, 2022
Im not really sure how much the invasion of Ukraine will really affect Russias arms sales beyond inability to supply because of the war in Ukraine.
They have been fairly successful at selling some of their air defence equipment.Posted 1 month ago
Turkey might be regretting its purchase considering it lost out on F-35s to get the S-400s which dont seem to be performing too well to date.
They were hoping to sell the T-14 tank as well although that has been forever slipping in due date. As a potential customer I would be asking why the handful of active ones werent deployed to show how good their defences against modern antitank weapons are.
Their aircraft arent performing too well either especially the modern attack helicopters.
If I was India for example I would be considering what other options are available.
Is this a new attack on a different airfield?
Russian media report of a new airbase fire in Crimea today, this time on the military air-field at Hvardeyskye (Gvardeyskoe). It housed 12 SU-24М and 12 SU-25СМ planes and was integrated with the Russian Navy. https://t.co/4R8gZG8oMK
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) August 16, 2022
The Wikipedia page for NERA – the description doesn’t really fit what was found on the Russian T72 in Ukraine. Namely a composite sandwich glued together. The filmed examples were loosely placed rubber sheets in metal boxes, and don’t look convincingly effective, judging by the 1000 or so tanks lost so far 🤷♂️Posted 1 month ago
TASS reporting sabotage. Nobody was seriously hurt Yeah, right.Posted 1 month ago
The Ukrainian government are saying it was a special forces operation, but I suspect that is just to mess with the Russians. Probably less embarrassing for Russia to say it was saboteurs than to admit that their air defense can’t protect them.Posted 1 month ago
That new airbase hit, if true (no videos or pictures yet)
is very far from Ukranian positions
Explosions and black smoke at #russian military airbase #Gvardeyskoe #Simferopol reported by russian news agencies. The info needed to be confirmed, but what's going on in occupied #Crimea🤨🙂 pic.twitter.com/jFVSEmBqco
— Save Ukrainian Souls (@galcpmedia) August 16, 2022
but what’s going on in occupied Crimea
Posted 1 month ago
Quick work by Russia, let’s see if there’s a quick confession and prosecution.
So Russia raided UA SOF safe house in Crimea where operators conveniently left important things for mission like
Nazi Germany flag
Svoboda party flags
Book titled "German soldier"
Framed picture of Bandera
KCNA got nothing on this shit https://t.co/8PVXTXepAk
— Nik0pol (@sichnikopol) August 16, 2022
Quick work by Russia, let’s see if there’s a quick confession and prosecution.
Any copies of the sims computer game this time?Posted 1 month ago
Or are the Wagner group going to be annoyed about their house getting trashed?
How do I nominate this for documentary of the year?
Its probably closer to the truth than undercover Nazis carrying a bunch of Nazi stuff on a mission.
Just replace the flying cigar for a drone/missile.Posted 1 month ago
The Russian robot dog makes a change from using real ones to blow up tanksPosted 1 month ago
Potentially disturbing content
Christ, swamp_boys link is both horrific and hilarious.Posted 1 month ago
Quick side-step, but dolphins may appear to clear mines from Ukraine’s ports. Both the US and Soviet Union have used them although the Soviet programme was cancelled when the Union dissolved.Posted 1 month ago
The US still has a mixed fleet of around 100 dolphins and sea lions
One of Russia’s trained Beluga whales went AWOL (AWHALE?) to Turkey in 1991 and again in 1992
As recently as January, Hamas alleged that Israel was using killer dolphins equipped with harpoons. Killer dolphins has been alleged, but never proven, against all of the cetacean nations at some point
Worryingly the UN seems to be getting battle-weary. Countries aren’t proposing additional moves that they might lose because of increasing numbers of abstentions, which is despite Russia having its power to veto removed in AprilPosted 1 month ago
Russia is moving away from the careless smoker narrative and is acknowledging that sabotage is a cause. It’s a significant admission that Ukrainian sympathisers (SF?) are operating in Russian-controlled Crimea and one that the UKR is neither admitting nor denying as “demilitarisation in action”Posted 1 month ago
If accurate, thats 1 in 8 of the Russian Jewish community having already left Russia since MarchPosted 1 month ago
A Russian soldier’s view… https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/17/i-dont-see-justice-in-this-war-russian-soldier-exposes-rot-at-core-of-ukraine-invasionPosted 1 month ago
The head of the Black Sea Fleet rolled yesterday after the attacks on the Crimea
If even a fraction of that Russian’s story is true, it’s pretty grim.Posted 1 month ago
Another ammo dump in Belgorod bites the the dust.Posted 1 month ago
Another Crimean airbase too and another ammo dump inside Russia – busy night 👍Posted 1 month ago
More explosions above/in/around Crimea again tonight too. Keeping the Russians on their toes.
Also a story from our favourite surname-for-a-first name war studies professor. Seems the US are training UA pilots on their planes, albeit not the ones most people would have thought..
Link is dead but A10?Posted 1 month ago
As I understand it A10s don’t fly fast enough to evade modern manpads ?Posted 1 month ago
As I understand it A10s don’t fly fast enough to evade modern manpads ?
Neither do helicopters, that’s where tactics and defensive aide suites come in.Posted 1 month ago
What are we looking at in that 1st video? Surface to air missiles? Shooting at Ukraine air force?Posted 1 month ago
^^ Was going to ask the same question?
UA helicopter being fired upon from the ground?
Incredibly bold of Ukraine if so.Posted 1 month ago
More likely a drone isn’t it.Posted 1 month ago
I’d guess drone, possibly himars
Either way residents of Crimea will now be b thinking war has come to them
Even if from a military perspective Ukraine currently could never retake Crimea, it’s destabilising and demoralising for RussiansPosted 1 month ago
Those poor Russian travel agents having to give our refunds…Posted 1 month ago
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