Military equipment & technology used in the war

mountainaire

Woodpecker
Orthodox Inquirer
Meanwhile over in the western MIC:

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Iran making combat effective drones from AliExpress parts just goes to underline how bloated and inefficient everything is here, especially the military. MIC is like one giant boomer enrichment project, and they haven't demonstrated the will to actually win a war in a very long time.

Famously, the Afghanistan war was intentionally dragged out and prolonged because people were getting filthy rich off the war. Military Intelligence, and contractors were giving false info to generals so that they would stay just a little longer. The occupation lasted what, 20 years?

Anyway, my point is, the rest of the world is showing a great ability to make a lot out of a little, while the US and its western cohorts cant get anything done with everything at their disposal. To many parasitic classes draining things every step of the way.
 
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budoslavic

Eagle
Orthodox
Gold Member

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Ukraine Confirms Receipt Of Longer-Range Missiles It's Long Sought From US​

Despite this past week which has seen US officials echo growing concerns over Moscow's ratcheting nuclear rhetoric - which Ukraine too has said it is taking seriously - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is now boasting his country has received a new, advanced US missile system.

He confirmed in a fresh interview with CBS’s "Face the Nation" that the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) has been long sought after by Kyiv, but previously in the war repeatedly denied:

Zelensky thanked the U.S. for the system as well as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems it’s received, but added that his troops "absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine" additional air defense systems it has requested.

Ukraine began urgently asking for transfer of the NASAMS by early summer, but the Biden administration as reluctant to provide missile systems with longer range, concerned they would be used to strike inside Russian territory and thus drag Washington and Moscow into direct cofronation.

According to a CNN report in June, "Ukrainian officials have asked for the missile defense system, known as a NASAMS system, given the weapons can hit targets more than 100 miles away, though the Ukrainian forces will likely need to be trained on the systems, a source said."

But that's apparently no longer enough of a concern to halt these longer range systems, despite the Kremlin repeatedly warning that attacks on its territory with foreign weapons are a severe red line.

According to The Hill:

The Biden administration approved the shipment of six of the missile systems late last month as part of a nearly $3 billion lethal aid package to bolster Kyiv as it battles the Kremlin invasion.

The NASAMS are considered "medium-range" systems, but are considered an improvement over prior missiles sent to Ukraine, which typically had a max range of 30 to 50 miles. The NASAMS are capable of defending against aircraft, cruise missiles, as well as drones and were designed by the US and Norway.

But Zelensky in the CBS interview didn't waist time asking for more, as has been typical, saying that amid his forces achieving success in the ongoing eastern counteroffensive they urgently need more tanks, artillery, and more missiles.
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
"Korean weapons for American money through the Czech Republic to Ukraine
The Czech edition "iDNES" published the terms of the "deal of four" for the supply of weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the magazine, the United States is behind a new scheme for supplying Ukraine with weapons. An unnamed Czech arms company will soon receive the Shingung air defense system with ammunition for transfer to Ukraine. The $2.9 billion deal was paid for by the US budget.
"iDNES" reporters claim that the deal has not yet materialized due to the Korean government's official "military non-intervention" policy - however, Korean air defense systems may already be on their way to Ukraine: on September 27, a suspicious transport Boeing-747-45E 5Y9444 flew from Polish Rzeszow to Seoul.

The Shingung (Chiron) air defense system is designed to destroy low-flying targets - that is, to combat Russian drones and attack aircraft that bypass Ukrainian air defense."

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911

Owl
Catholic
Gold Member
They're going to use a $175k missile to shoot down swarms of $6k Shaheds. As well these missiles have infrared homing, and will have trouble hitting a drone diving in their direction, they will have to be positioned well in front of the drone path, behind its tail, to score a hit.

This is however a good move for the GAE, as they are using their one partner who is reasonably good at lower cost high volume high quality manufacturing. It will help some, but it won't stop the Iranian drones.

A good Russian strategy would be to send several swarms of Shaheds to sponge up all local Manpads, then sweep the area with attack helicopters afterwards...
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
They're going to use a $175k missile to shoot down swarms of $6k Shaheds. As well these missiles have infrared homing, and will have trouble hitting a drone diving in their direction, they will have to be positioned well in front of the drone path, behind its tail, to score a hit.

This is however a good move for the GAE, as they are using their one partner who is reasonably good at lower cost high volume high quality manufacturing. It will help some, but it won't stop the Iranian drones.

A good Russian strategy would be to send several swarms of Shaheds to sponge up all local Manpads, then sweep the area with attack helicopters afterwards...
Why is the U.S buying weapons in Korea in the first place ? Ukraine already received thousands of MANPADS from the west: stingers, starstreaks, pioruns, etc.
Did we run out of stock already ?
 

Pointy Elbows

Pelican
Orthodox
North Korea test launched a missile upgrade. Top speed was Mach 17 (13,000 mph or 20,900 kph).


What do we know about the missile?​

Tuesday’s missile flew a distance of about 4,600 kilometers (2,858 miles), with an altitude of some 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) and a top speed reaching Mach 17 – meaning 17 times the speed of sound, according to Japanese officials.

By way of comparison, the US island territory of Guam is just 3,380 kilometers (2,100 miles) from North Korea.

Two experts told CNN these flight details suggest the missile fired was likely a Hwasong-12 – an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) last tested in January.
 
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