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  • timba
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    Robot dog in ninja kit (that wouldn’t be to disguise it’s toy-origin, would it?)
    https://uk.pcmag.com/news/142089/russian-army-expo-shows-off-robot-dog-carrying-rocket-launcher
    Various aerial and undersea drones on offer, but none seem to have hit production yet 🤔

    thols2
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    kimbers
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    Holiday season is definitely over in Crimea

    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 destroyed

    funkrodent
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    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..

    piemonster
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    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 Google

    scruffywelder
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    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.

    martinhutch
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    Whoever filmed that is well within the line of fire

    Whole new meaning to instabanger.

    kimbers
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    That ammo dump hit also set off a fire at an electricity substation

    dissonance
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    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.
    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.

    thols2
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    Is this a new attack on a different airfield?

    futonrivercrossing
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    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 🤷‍♂️

    slowoldman
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    TASS reporting sabotage. Nobody was seriously hurt Yeah, right.

    thols2
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    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.

    kimbers
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    That new airbase hit, if true (no videos or pictures yet)

    is very far from Ukranian positions

    thisisnotaspoon
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    but what’s going on in occupied Crimea

    thols2
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    Quick work by Russia, let’s see if there’s a quick confession and prosecution.

    dissonance
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    Quick work by Russia, let’s see if there’s a quick confession and prosecution.

    Any copies of the sims computer game this time?
    Or are the Wagner group going to be annoyed about their house getting trashed?

    thols2
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    How do I nominate this for documentary of the year?

    https://twitter.com/na_intel/status/1559519991120232449

    piemonster
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    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.

    swamp_boy
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    The Russian robot dog makes a change from using real ones to blow up tanks
    Potentially disturbing content

    thols2
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    Christ, swamp_boys link is both horrific and hilarious.

    timba
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    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.
    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

    timba
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    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 April

    timba
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    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”

    piemonster
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62564122

    If accurate, thats 1 in 8 of the Russian Jewish community having already left Russia since March

    timba
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    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-invasion
    The head of the Black Sea Fleet rolled yesterday after the attacks on the Crimea

    thols2
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    If even a fraction of that Russian’s story is true, it’s pretty grim.

    futonrivercrossing
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    Another ammo dump in Belgorod bites the the dust.

    futonrivercrossing
    Free Member

    Another Crimean airbase too and another ammo dump inside Russia – busy night 👍

    funkrodent
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    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..

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PhillipsPOBrien/status/1560710544734228482?cxt=HHwWhMC4gZb-4KgrAAAA

    nixie
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    Link is dead but A10?

    kimbers
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    As I understand it A10s don’t fly fast enough to evade modern manpads ?

    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.

    kimbers
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    kimbers
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    shermer75
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    What are we looking at in that 1st video? Surface to air missiles? Shooting at Ukraine air force?

    Poopscoop
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    ^^ Was going to ask the same question?
    UA helicopter being fired upon from the ground?

    Incredibly bold of Ukraine if so.

    nixie
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    More likely a drone isn’t it.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    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 Russians

    ElShalimo
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    Those poor Russian travel agents having to give our refunds…

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