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August 19, 2019

So many hot spots

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:36 am
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It is hard to keep track of them all.  Here it seems that Syrian and Russian a/c are attacking either Turkish units inside Syria or Turkish surrogates with Turkish supplied armor.  Great.  Just frikkin’ great.

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July 1, 2019

Oops

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:05 pm
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Looks like one of the Syrian SAMs might have gotten a little lost.  Luckily no one got hurt.  I can easily see one of these either hitting an airliner or impacting in a populated area.

February 27, 2019

USMC F-35s in combat

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Looks like the USMC’s F-35s have been used in combat off of one of the LHA “baby carriers”. This is a good demonstration of the value of the B version of the F-35s, allowing lower intensity missions using the small carriers instead of a CVBG.

September 18, 2018

Own goal

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:20 am
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Looks like the Syrians might have some explaining to do to the Russians.

July 25, 2018

Middle East air combat

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:43 am
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Looks like the Israelis just shot down a Syrian warplane.  The article doesn’t say it but I am guessing it was an Su-25.

June 26, 2018

Russia’s drone AFV

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:23 pm
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I was unaware that Russia was fielding one of these.  Syria looks more and more like 1936-1939 Spain to me, with Russia using it as an opportunity to test their new weapons in combat.

May 27, 2018

More Russian casualties in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:41 pm
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Story here.

May 3, 2018

Russians lose another plane in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:39 pm
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Story here.  Looks like a bird or FOD ingestion, not combat related, but still expensive.

April 30, 2018

Big explosion in Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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I wonder what this is all about.  I suspect the story is correct and it WASN’T an Israeli IRBM.  But, what was it?

April 15, 2018

Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:17 pm
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Interesting report on the weapons used in the recent strikes on Syria.  Will see if it deters Assad from using such weapons.

 

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