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12th Aug 2022, 08:06
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UK to Test C4ISR Stratospheric Balloons

One of those things which comes back up every few years - Most of the advantages of a satellite or UAV but far greater on station time and footprint. Issue include how to get it to where you want it...
12th Aug 2022, 07:47
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Posted By ORAC

For those that want to play there is a calculator...

For those that want to play there is a calculator at the bottom.

Weight of an ATACMS is 3690lbs and drag coefficient is below 0.7. Have to guess at the cross section, I put in 3ft. Gave a terminal...
11th Aug 2022, 19:09
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Posted By ORAC

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/681x858/image_ffb8d50a39afcaeded8f82a4ad69afcaabc84e05.jpeg
11th Aug 2022, 11:53
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Posted By ORAC

DEVELOPING: Explosions have been reported at the...

DEVELOPING: Explosions have been reported at the Zyabrivka air base in Belarus.

Locals claim that at least 4 flashes were seen within 10 minutes.

Rochan Consulting has provided further detail...
11th Aug 2022, 11:10
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Posted By ORAC

Swedish co-founder leaves Amnesty due to...

Swedish co-founder leaves Amnesty due to controversial report on Ukraine.

“I have now been a member for almost sixty years. It is with a heavy heart that I, in view of Amnesty's statements on the...
11th Aug 2022, 09:55
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Posted By ORAC

About those S-300s around the airfield….

About those S-300s around the airfield….
11th Aug 2022, 04:45
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Views: 6,816
Posted By ORAC

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2022/08/10/canada-...

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2022/08/10/canada-unveils-planned-deadline-to-buy-four-airbus-tanker-aircraft/

Canada plans to buy four new Airbus tankers, requests proposal

VICTORIA, British...
10th Aug 2022, 22:53
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Posted By ORAC

A good thread. A few thoughts on the...

A good thread.



A few thoughts on the multiple impacts (pardon the pun) of this strike 1/14…
10th Aug 2022, 21:47
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Posted By ORAC

Dead_pan, Link is to a video of the blown...

Dead_pan,

Link is to a video of the blown out windows and wrecked buildings 1.6Km, giving an idea of the devastation closer to the airfield and chances of any equipment or aircraft surviving...
10th Aug 2022, 20:58
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Posted By ORAC

Everyone in the OSINT community is holding their...

Everyone in the OSINT community is holding their breath for new satellite imagery from yesterday that should show the extent of destruction of RU equipment at Novofedorovka. My guess is, based on...
10th Aug 2022, 20:49
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Posted By ORAC

Interesting background information - but all the...

Interesting background information - but all the information states the T-80 is supposed to be fitted with reactive armour…..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-80#Armour
...
10th Aug 2022, 19:55
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Posted By ORAC

What you pay for and what you get - whilst the...

What you pay for and what you get - whilst the general has a villa and Ferrari in Cyprus…

Reactive armour on captured T80 found to be blocks of rubber….
10th Aug 2022, 19:47
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Posted By ORAC

@the_ins_ru has obtained an archive of complaints...

@the_ins_ru has obtained an archive of complaints made to the Russian military prosecutor's office, which provides some very interesting insights from various perspectives into the experiences of...
10th Aug 2022, 18:46
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Posted By ORAC

Assuming it was a ballistic missile and slowed to...

Assuming it was a ballistic missile and slowed to zero vertical velocity at its apex and accelerated under gravity to M2.5 - then it would have peaked at just over 50,000ft and fallen for 60 seconds...
10th Aug 2022, 16:46
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Posted By ORAC

So the missile hit on the barrack block wasn’t an...

So the missile hit on the barrack block wasn’t an error but another DH on a target - perhaps the most important one of all….
10th Aug 2022, 14:02
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Posted By ORAC

SOF? classic signature of the sonic boom...

SOF?

classic signature of the sonic boom arriving after the impact of a supersonic missile (2 explosions, 2 missiles), which also eliminates the Neptune ASM theory…
10th Aug 2022, 08:12
Replies: 259
Views: 34,368
Posted By ORAC

https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-super-heavy-...

https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-super-heavy-first-static-fire

SpaceX fires up Starship and Super Heavy Booster 7 ahead of test flight

SpaceX fired up a Super Heavy booster on the launch...
10th Aug 2022, 06:52
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Posted By ORAC

https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-halts-oil-f...

https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-halts-oil-flows-through-ukrainian-pipeline/

Russia halts oil flows through Ukrainian pipeline

Russian oil deliveries through the southern Druzhba pipeline...
10th Aug 2022, 06:20
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Posted By ORAC

Your weekly reminder that production of MGM-140...

Your weekly reminder that production of MGM-140 ATACMS ended 15-yrs ago. Only 3,700 ever manufactured. Present inventory unk.

Its replacement, the "Precision Strike Missile," due to saturation...
9th Aug 2022, 21:58
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Posted By ORAC

The destroyed barracks might be just as crucial -...

The destroyed barracks might be just as crucial - if that was the accommodation block for the deployed SU-24 aircrew…
9th Aug 2022, 21:43
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Posted By ORAC

Teach them not to line them up neatly in a war...

Teach them not to line them up neatly in a war zone….

Probability that all these destroyed and reports elsewhere of 8 SU-24s destroyed so at least a couple of revetments/pans seem to have been...
9th Aug 2022, 20:40
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Posted By ORAC

We may have just witnessed the greatest single...

We may have just witnessed the greatest single day of losses for the Russian Air Force, ever.

From satellite 4 hours before the explosions, I count 37 jets and 6 helicopters.

The explosions...
9th Aug 2022, 20:37
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Posted By ORAC

It sends a message to the Ukrainian people they...

It sends a message to the Ukrainian people they are not alone.

It sends a message to Russia that the supplies will continue to be sent, and will continue to escalate in range and sophistication.
...
9th Aug 2022, 18:05
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Posted By ORAC

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/russian-airb...

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/russian-airbase-in-crimea-erupts-in-massive-explosions

Various reports that it Neptune ASMs in their land attack mode.

Russian Airbase In Crimea Erupts In...
9th Aug 2022, 18:01
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Posted By ORAC

US officials have clarified that targets in...

US officials have clarified that targets in Crimea are fair game, including the Kerch Strait Bridge, as they see it as Russian occupied territory of Ukraine. No escalation ceiling for US weapons use...
9th Aug 2022, 17:46
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Posted By ORAC

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reaction to...

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reaction to the Crimean blast….


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1186x978/image_278c3f2f8712df5198575e4e7977adf6e0925e37.jpeg
9th Aug 2022, 12:50
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Posted By ORAC

Ambassador: Turkey's Baykar to build drone...

Ambassador: Turkey's Baykar to build drone factory in Ukraine.

The Turkish company that produces Bayraktar combat drones is currently in the process of building a factory in Ukraine, said...
9th Aug 2022, 12:30
Replies: 8,039
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Posted By ORAC

Remember that not everything will be long range...

Remember that not everything will be long range artillery. Ukraine has long range groups operating behind enemy lines.

using the same vehicles and speaking the same language they’ll easily merge...
8th Aug 2022, 20:26
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Posted By ORAC

Rattman, Which would imply they have...

Rattman,

Which would imply they have already acquired and flying some F-16s…

https://mezha.media/en/2022/08/08/agm-88-harm/
8th Aug 2022, 20:23
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Views: 5,560,950
Posted By ORAC

Germany official pull out of Nordstream 2.

Germany official pull out of Nordstream 2.
8th Aug 2022, 11:12
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Posted By ORAC

Seems to be the origin -Energoatom, the z...

Seems to be the origin -Energoatom, the z Ukrainian nuclear power plant operating agency.



...
8th Aug 2022, 07:06
Replies: 8,039
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Posted By ORAC

An interview with Ruslan Pukhov, director of the...

An interview with Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. Pukhov is quite closely affiliated with the Russian MoD and is a member of the board of experts...
7th Aug 2022, 20:19
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Posted By ORAC

"LPR" blogger Murz on comms devices in the...

"LPR" blogger Murz on comms devices in the "republics'" armies - "everything is running out" 🧵

Text version:...
7th Aug 2022, 18:25
Replies: 8,039
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Posted By ORAC

Unadulterated fascism. "Journalist" Mardan...

Unadulterated fascism. "Journalist" Mardan encourages authorities to, "if not shoot [Ukrainian teachers who refuse to reach in Russian], then at least burn their homes and send them to Gulags, in our...
7th Aug 2022, 15:13
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Views: 5,560,950
Posted By ORAC

If accurate, and the US have supplied UKR with...

If accurate, and the US have supplied UKR with the AGM-88, it raises the question of which aircraft they’ve also supplied capable of carrying it, acquiring and targeting a hostile radar and firing...
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