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Old 09-12-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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Really interesting stuff for naval historians

https://twitter.com/CIA/status/90584...57%26page%3D28


There's a 60 page document attached that goes through the Stalin period right to the Gorbachev period, it discusses the changes in naval strategy, the failure of the Soviet Navy due to mission design, and the realization that they couldn't keep up with Western Naval construction programs.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:25 PM   #2
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I decided to change the title of this, we have all things Canadian Military, so now I think an all things general military would be good.

Anyways, why does the USS Jimmy Carter fly the Jolly Rogers when it returns to port?

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone...ling-into-port
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I think it's safe to say Hockey_Ninja will not frequent this thread.
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Surprised undercover brother has not checked in yet.

NoR really military, but it seems like the fall tv season will start with several shows about SEALS or other elite military forces
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NoR really military, but it seems like the fall tv season will start with several shows about SEALS or other elite military forces
3 I think, on top of Six which did Season 1 last year on History.
I just can't get into these cuz in inevitable throw in some random drama at home (The CW one will be the worse!). Couldn't watch the Unit for the same reason.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:49 PM   #6
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Russian Navy gets the go ahead to start laying down keels for their new Lider Class Nuclear Destroyers.

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/se...red-destroyers

These ships are faster and more heavily armed then the Russians Nuclear Powered Cruiser carrying about 200 anti ship missiles.

Flaws turn up in the new Russian SU-57 from engine problems to not being all that stealthy

http://www.businessinsider.com/russi...intment-2017-8
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Russian KA-52 Attack Helicopter hits civillian observers during war game

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...ple-spectators

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Lockheed Martin test of the Athena laser system



Now this weapon designed by the prestigious Doctor Parsons used a 30 kwt



"laser"

We will be calling this weapon the Alan Parson's project.

The next step is to mount it on the heads of sharks

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Interesting story on the future of US Airpower concerning the F-22 and F-35

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/politi...des/index.html
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Syria has fallen out of the media's interest it seems. Lots going on, especially with Deir ez-Zor (DeZ).

But I thought I'd take this opportunity to post an interesting article on the Turkish employment of Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank in Syria.

https://misterxanlisis.wordpress.com...a4tr-in-syria/



The Oryx Blog is an excellent resource for armoured vehicles in battle zones. This particular article discusses a Daesh repair facility in Syria.

http://spioenkop.blogspot.ca/2017/08...ry-of.html?m=1

They have a Facebook page, too.
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US Navy awards $5.2 billion dollar contract for the design of the Columbia class Ballistic missile submarine to replace the Ohio Class Missile Boat.

https://thediplomat.com/2017/09/us-n...-missile-subs/

Interesting article looking at the future of AIP submarines.

http://scout.com/military/warrior/Ar...rier-107958207

First US Marine Female to finish Combat Infantry Course

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/un...fantry-officer
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http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/...cher-discovers

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The U.S. Army secretly dumped a carcinogen on unknowing Canadians in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving radioactive components meant to attack the Soviet Union, according to classified documents revealed in a new book.

Between July 9, 1953 and Aug 1, 1953, six kilograms of zinc cadmium sulfide was sprayed onto unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg from U.S. Army planes. The Army returned 11 years later and repeated the experiments in Suffield, Alta. and Medicine Hat, Alta., according to Lisa Martino-Taylor.

Local governments had no knowledge of these experiments, according to documents obtained by Martino-Taylor, a professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College and author of “Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans.” Instead, they were fed a cover story by the Pentagon.

“In Winnipeg, they said they were testing what they characterized as a chemical fog to protect Winnipeg in the event of a Russian attack,” Martino-Taylor said. “They characterized it as a defensive study when it was actually an offensive study.”
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China’s biggest arms manufacturer has tested a new instrument to detect stealth aircraft, technology that could be a military “game changer” if mounted on a satellite or plane, scientists say.

China North Industries Group Corporation tested a device capable of generating terahertz radiation with unprecedented power at a military research facility in Chengdu, Sichuan province, last week, Science and Technology Daily reported on Monday.
Terahertz radiation, or T-rays, can penetrate composite materials to reach underlying metallic layers and is widely used in industrial plants to spot product defects.
Terahertz radars are already capable of finding a concealed weapon in a crowd from hundreds of metres away, and a more powerful version is under development to put on an early warning aircraft or satellite to identify and track military aircraft, including the US’ F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters.
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You'd probably need to mount it on something like an Awacs aircraft with steerable radar for it to be effective.

Its been theoretically talked about for a while, using overpowering power to basically overwhelm the stealth on an aircraft.

Its great in practice, however the problem with it is first you have to locate the aircraft, and if you do, your radiating which makes you a very large target.

the first planes or sites that are hit in any kind of conflict are radar sites and you pressure aircraft mounted radars into either shutting down to evade and survive or you kill it.
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More Chinese move as the J-20 goes operational

https://www.defensenews.com/global/2...is-in-service/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_J-20

There are some concerns around the engine, originally the Chinese wanted to but the engine from the Russian Su-35, but Russia refused as they want to sell those jets whole, so the Chinese have purchased about 35 of the SU-35 and its expected they just want those planes of the parts.

This is the Chinese expected competition for the Raptor with twin engines, a supercruise ability and integrated sensor and communications package.

There might be three issues with this plane that make it dirty.

Its not a fighter, just reading some breakdowns, this plane is designed to be interceptor and a striker. Its not a dog fighter, but it is designed to go after high value targets such as air refueling platforms and AWACs early warning aircraft. The strategy with this plane in a battle against he American's is to peal back their battlefield support for their planes reducing the range of US aircraft and their ability to see over the horizon.

However some industry insiders that I've read about have stated the other two issues.

China's industry might be lagging behind the US in terms of advanced composite materials which when combined with what some observers have called a attempt that might not understand how to design a low observable or stealth plane might make this design dirty or not stealthy.

The interesting design is the Chinese J-31 which is based on information stolen from the F-35 program. This jet is more likely to be made to market to countries that can't afford the F-35.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_J-20



However its still believed that the J-31 is going to be hampered by inferior Composites technology and will lag far behind the more advanced F-35 in terms of avionics and integration.

Why this is alarming is that these two planes represent a leap forward for the Chinese as their first generation stealth aircraft, and like the American's with the F-117 for example the next generational leap is usually massive.
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More Chinese move as the J-20 goes operational

https://www.defensenews.com/global/2...is-in-service/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_J-20

There are some concerns around the engine, originally the Chinese wanted to but the engine from the Russian Su-35, but Russia refused as they want to sell those jets whole, so the Chinese have purchased about 35 of the SU-35 and its expected they just want those planes of the parts.

This is the Chinese expected competition for the Raptor with twin engines, a supercruise ability and integrated sensor and communications package.

There might be three issues with this plane that make it dirty.

Its not a fighter, just reading some breakdowns, this plane is designed to be interceptor and a striker. Its not a dog fighter, but it is designed to go after high value targets such as air refueling platforms and AWACs early warning aircraft. The strategy with this plane in a battle against he American's is to peal back their battlefield support for their planes reducing the range of US aircraft and their ability to see over the horizon.

However some industry insiders that I've read about have stated the other two issues.

China's industry might be lagging behind the US in terms of advanced composite materials which when combined with what some observers have called a attempt that might not understand how to design a low observable or stealth plane might make this design dirty or not stealthy.

The interesting design is the Chinese J-31 which is based on information stolen from the F-35 program. This jet is more likely to be made to market to countries that can't afford the F-35.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_J-20



However its still believed that the J-31 is going to be hampered by inferior Composites technology and will lag far behind the more advanced F-35 in terms of avionics and integration.

Why this is alarming is that these two planes represent a leap forward for the Chinese as their first generation stealth aircraft, and like the American's with the F-117 for example the next generational leap is usually massive.
There’s a pretty nasty radar cross section at the engine exhaust, they’d still have a pretty substantial radar footprint I think.
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One guy speaking to Business insider stated that the Chinese really are inexperienced in terms of stealth and low observable design, but they're learning. These are probably V1 or a pretty complex design.
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Frightening article on the USS Siloh and the moral problems caused by a bad skipper.

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...ruiser-shiloh/
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Frightening article on the USS Siloh and the moral problems caused by a bad skipper.

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...ruiser-shiloh/
Pfffft the navy is getting soft.
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60 US Navy Admirals and hundreds of other navy personal under investigation for the Fat Leonard scandal. This could be a historically huge military corruption case

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/11/6/...d-navy-scandal

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As the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports, the admirals caught up in the so-called “Fat Leonard” scandal allegedly attended fancy meals — and post-dinner romps that sometimes included prostitutes and lots of alcohol — throughout Asia, paid for by a defense contractornamed Leonard Glenn Francis. Francis is already in jail in San Diego because he pleaded guilty in January 2015 to charges of bribery and fraud; his bribes and fraudulent invoices helped him overcharge the Navy for his services by around $35 million. He’s now cooperating with authorities.
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As the Washington Post reports, the Singapore-based Francis bribed officers of the Navy’s Seventh Fleet — the service’s largest fleet that operates in Asia — with gifts like prostitutes, money, and vacations while they docked in his ports from Russia to Australia. In exchange, Francis received classified information — including warship and submarine movements — and sensitive contracting developments.
Francis would use that privileged information to get US ships to dock in ports his company controlled. Once there, he would overcharge for “fuel, tugboats, barges, food, water, and sewage removal,” the Washington Post reported last year.
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