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by Singha
21 Sep 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

the "tribal forces" thing in SyRaq is amazing. rural areas are settled in contiguous zones by close-knit tribes and then groupings of allied tribes with histories stretching back long time. all of them are armed to the HMG, technical, RPG and 81mm mortar level. they have charismatic Sheiks...
by Singha
21 Sep 2017 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

from TomthebasedCat it seems the peshmerga, selfish as usual will sit out the hawija battle safely in their lines unless baghdad gives them some unknown carrots 12 villages liberated so far, lot of hard terrain and fighting to go. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJKcgtdXoAAX8uv.jpg:large
by Singha
21 Sep 2017 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

iranian convoy with 1000t of aid has also reached dez.

but most of dez urban colony or half of it is still under ISIS rule.

SDF not interested in fighting ISIS in dez just trying to grab some oil wells.
by Singha
21 Sep 2017 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 80941

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

unless Soko plans a sea based deterrent or a clash with china, n-subs are not going to help them much.
by Singha
21 Sep 2017 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 954
Views: 78325

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

https://twitter.com/miladvisor/status/910520796229095424 rare video - zapad - vetr veliky fires a Granit missile - 7tons and 10m long. seems to be inclined inside vls due to its length. warhead is a meaty 750kg. and wolfpack datalinking & target allocation and mid course updates. I am sure these...
by Singha
21 Sep 2017 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

the vortex thing was last seen in the movie adaptation of Firefox novel by Craig Thomas as the stolen thought guided Mig31 piloted by michael gant increases speed at sea level to evade the SAM radars from the missile cruiser Riga, it overflies rear of the ship, first taking out one hind (!) with a a...
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://twitter.com/michaelh992/status/910456442066472960 Saa has landed a force by helicopter at gas field 15km east of dez. Its not wasting time in urban fighting but is looking to block sdf routes of march and take the oilfields east and south of dez could be fakenews. some claim america underto...
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.rt.com/news/403980-syria-jihadists-idlib-russia/ new jihadi offensive in north hama tried to take out a russian mil police unit which was later rescued. in exchange the ruaf have killed some 850 jihadis and is currently bombing every stripe of jihadis there, even those factions not part ...
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

Al masdar BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, Coalition and Kurdish-led forces are assisting ISIS terrorists in eastern Deir Ezzor through a variety of means in what appears to be an attempt to prevent the Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries from liberating ...
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://twitter.com/michaelh992/status/ ... 2066472960

Saa has landed a force by helicopter at gas field 15km east of dez. Its not wasting time in urban fighting but is looking to block sdf routes of march and take the oilfields east and south of dez
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 954
Views: 78325

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

DPSA or CAS is a mission profile and Jags can do both. even the Su25 is doing dpsa flying from as far out as hymenium into the eastern deserts for a 400km combat radius - but type of targets is CASy tactical ones like huts, technicals, trenches . its latest upgrades bring it on par with the darin ja...
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

3 russians killed in khassam village east bank
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

Per some pix the ruaf has moved forward some attack helis to dez

Saa seems to have beaten off the isis from bridgehead and is consolidating they are 20km north of mayadeen
But might go directly east to block sdf first before turning south to al bushayrah and mayadeen
by Singha
20 Sep 2017 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 954
Views: 78325

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Our upgraded jaguars are like the upgraded su25 above
Both are twin engine , fast and stable at low level and
We have rsdar and derby now plus two powerful defa cannons

I say we reengine and zero hour the whole lot and we have our own frogfoot
by Singha
19 Sep 2017 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 1870
Views: 148740

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

ndtv snippet: Bihar May Lose Biggest Make In India Project, Nitish Kumar Seeks A Meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he would meet Union Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss the proposed diesel locomotive project Chhapra Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said he would meet Railways Minister Piyush...
by Singha
19 Sep 2017 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

Heavy fighting in east bank as isis hits the govt beacheads with svbieds picture unclear

They need to put in pontoon bridges and roll in more artillery onsite to enlarge these crossings and fan out
by Singha
19 Sep 2017 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

Turkey is pulling out all its proxies from idlib in prep for war with nusra unless they stand down which is unlikely Saa has crossed the euphrates at two points first into saker island and then to opposite shore . Not yet pontoon bridge but using large barges and boats to ship across men and small n...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 22:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 3978
Views: 225026

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

well then is the J20 or Y20 indigenous?
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

Col Wael Ismandar the head of the dez airport garrison finally visits his family in aleppo

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by Singha
18 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

i hope the syrians arrange for doctors and good psychiatric counselling for all these besieged men to rejoin normal life. a section will suffer from stress disorders for sure after years living day to day for survival.
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

made possible by the sacrifices of men like these Ivan Sidorenko‏ @IvanSidorenko1 Sep 16 #Syria Yazen Roumi Did not want to go home after 3 years besieged @ the airport & stayed on the frontlines until he ascended a martyr Today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJ3NCYSXkAAXx1B.jpg
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

video - two transport planes landed in DEZ airport today

https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/stat ... 1607736321
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1122
Views: 80941

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

for reference, cutaway of a Ohio class sub with trident .. note its not wholly contained in the spherical hull but is covered by that hump thing. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/db/97/ad/db97add0e245207241756ac7663a243b.jpg http://images05.military.com/media/equipment/ships-and-submarines/ohio-class-guide...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

i think it was a LGB but you are right . rare thing because he was probably just experimenting and per SOP should have used a missile or cannon.
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1156
Views: 200873

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I have seen the wing undersides of Su25 in syria are blackened from the exhaust residue of rockets probably.

this is from a shopworn veteran flying near deir azzor last week
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by Singha
18 Sep 2017 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

a few iraqi helis were shot down by fighters in ODS. none that i read of for heli vs heli. a typical low end subsonic fighter like L39 or Hawk will still release its AAM at a speed 300-500km faster than a heli and from a greater height. even the same AAM will perform much better from a fighter. it w...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Singha sir, that may be right (for some more time anyway) but a helicopter can anyway turn very quickly right ? do what you wish but a heli is really no match for even a armed hawk with a radar and aam combo. the heli will usually not even see the inbound fighter working in look down shoot down mod...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

But its the older aim9L than aim9x i think
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2450
Views: 219913

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the Cobra which Pakis operate comes with AAM or this could give our helicopters the ability to take them down along with UAV's pretty easily. at present no. they might buy some wz or aw129 helis soon which might have. note these are mostly self defence weapons which must be launched LOBL becau...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

agathocle de syracuse map.

around 30 villages left to clear in east hama
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by Singha
18 Sep 2017 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

the monkey trap has finally clanged shut and war looms in Idlib. video of 100s of nusra bikes and trucks heading to bab al hawa crossing with nusrats shouting AoA AoA https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/videos-huge-war-al-qaeda-turkish-army-looms-idlib/ Nusrats have thrashed and hammered pro-turkiy...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 397
Views: 22153

Re: The Rohingya Menace

thats why I am busy putting in roots into bluru kerala :roll:
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 397
Views: 22153

Re: The Rohingya Menace

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column ... am-2546370

rohingyas are a stalking horse use to shadow the real target - assam !!
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

enroute toward golaghat, in a forested area (in mid 80s) a NH itself has consumed such a old runway and is arrow straight for around 2km.
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3061
Views: 199525

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

how stable and durable will it be with a huge gun and 18t weight? the last attempt to do that by massa himself was quite unseemly the sherdian - a similar concept to Sprut - air portable and heavy gun with light weight https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M551_Sheridan it will likely need a very low veloci...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3061
Views: 199525

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

thats why i was speaking of the tata kestrel types above - cheaper and 4X the patrol range - much lighter - can be provided with a cannon or gun like BMP - much less maint than tracked vehicles - no special russi tank engines needed, these puppies run on large truck engines the russis whom the IA ba...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.google.co.in/maps/@34.226331,41.3323854,1435m/data=!3m1!1e3 the T1 station east of al qaim. tracing its pipeline east seems to go via haditha, crosses the euphrates there and then moves NE toward oil rich kirkuk. so the british were extracting iraqi oil and shipping them via lebanon way ...
by Singha
18 Sep 2017 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9458
Views: 420893

Re: Levant crisis - III

after a short visit to DEZ onboard his trademark gazelle helicopter the tiger has vanished for the last 1 week. either on pto or probably planning for the T2 offensive that is all set to kick off toward al bukamal. some claim the network of pipelines T1 (east of al qaim in iraq), T2, T3(near sukhnah...

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