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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:21 pm

https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/15 ... 9236112406

German supplied Gepard in action shooting down a Cruise missile

Equipment like this will be vital in combating drones and Cruise missiles going forward

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:21 pm

Claretnick wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:04 pm
A Soviet made drone from the 70's according to this tweet
https://twitter.com/Tendar/status/15998 ... snmT84jEwg
Yeah, I don't know quite what to say

As the tweeter says, if something that old can get through Russian defences..........

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by NewClaret » Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:38 pm

Does that suggest recon accident?

I didn’t even know they had drones in the 70’s/80’s!
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by bfcjg » Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:07 pm

Bit more detail regarding the drone attack.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/strikes-deep- ... 54442.html

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:24 pm

NEXTA: Maria Pirogova, a deputy of the "DPR parliament," died after shelling in Donetsk.

https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/160 ... Dtwe14Ry3g

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:25 pm

REUTERS: Russian state-owned bank VTB hit by largest DDoS attack in its history

https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1600 ... Dtwe14Ry3g

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:11 pm

KYIV INDEPENDENT: Intelligence: Russia has enough missiles left for several new waves of mass strikes on Ukraine.

Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine's Intelligence Directorate, said that Russia continues to produce new missiles but the number of new weapons is incompatible with how many they use.

https://twitter.com/kyivindependent/sta ... Dtwe14Ry3g

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:16 pm

https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/16 ... 5246632960

Who wants to see a sexy M1089A1P2 recovery wrecker from the US in service with the AFU?

Everyone!

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:22 pm

NEW VOICE OF UKRAINE: Ukraine has conducted a special operation to extract two members of the Ukrainian Marine Corps from Russia-occupied territory.

https://twitter.com/newvoiceukraine/sta ... Dtwe14Ry3g

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:42 pm

Interesting anniversary of a failed dream…

History Today:
After writing ‘The Revolution Betrayed’, in which he contrasted the ideals of 1917 with the tyranny Stalin had created, Trotsky was formally condemned to death in Moscow.

The Mexican government offered Trotsky refuge.OnThisDay in 1936

https://twitter.com/historytoday/status ... Dtwe14Ry3g

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:57 pm

https://www.rusi.org/explore-our-resear ... zine-depth

Good article on the pressures on the Western ammunition and production system

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by tarkys_ears » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:15 pm

NewClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:38 pm
Does that suggest recon accident?

I didn’t even know they had drones in the 70’s/80’s!
Check this out - only found out myself a few weeks ago. Thought drones were 90s stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by No Ney Never » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:19 pm

tarkys_ears wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:15 pm
Check this out - only found out myself a few weeks ago. Thought drones were 90s stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_D-21
Equally, there are people who think computers were invented in the 80's!

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Volvoclaret » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:29 pm

And sex was invented in the 60s.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Nonayforever » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:37 pm

elwaclaret wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:25 pm
REUTERS: Russian state-owned bank VTB hit by largest DDoS attack in its history

https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1600 ... Dtwe14Ry3g
What's a DDoS attack ?

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Nori1958 » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:09 pm

Nonayforever wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:37 pm
What's a DDoS attack ?
Denial of service attack on computer systems
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by jos » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:13 pm

Nonayforever wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:37 pm
What's a DDoS attack ?
https://www.cloudflare.com/en-gb/learni ... os-attack/

How are your IT security skills?
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Tribesmen » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:14 pm

elwaclaret wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:42 pm
Interesting anniversary of a failed dream…

History Today:
After writing ‘The Revolution Betrayed’, in which he contrasted the ideals of 1917 with the tyranny Stalin had created, Trotsky was formally condemned to death in Moscow.

The Mexican government offered Trotsky refuge.OnThisDay in 1936

https://twitter.com/historytoday/status ... Dtwe14Ry3g
The Irish Free State was born today also 1922 .
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Re: Russia Invades

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:07 am

https://twitter.com/HoansSolo/status/16 ... 2958812160

US to increase 155 mm shell production

As per tweet, still won't be making nearly enough for an actual long conventional war based on artillery usage in the Russian-Ukrainian war

*though NATO/US armies use a lot more guided rounds, so less need for as much unguided ammo, as well as much more emphasis on air power

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by bfcjg » Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:08 am

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/pope-compares ... 35988.html
Pope comparing Russian actions to yesterday of the Nazis.
Rumours of Putin preparing a bolt holen the story.
, not sure there's much credence.
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/putin-prepari ... 03585.html

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Corky » Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:46 am

A follow on from what Lancaster posted on Tuesday, I think about the need to replenish weapons stocks.

“A £229 million deal has been agreed with Swedish manufacturer Saab for Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) systems, which are assembled at Thales’ facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The UK has provided thousands of NLAWs to Ukraine to support the defence of their nation following Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion. With NLAW, a single soldier can take out a heavily protected modern main battle tank from 20 to 800 metres away.”
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:

“These next generation light anti-tank weapons have played a decisive role in supporting Ukraine’s army to drive back Russia’s illegal invading forces. Working with our first-class industry partners, we are continuing to fulfil our commitment to NATO by ensuring our Armed Forces will receive a steady supply of these weapons over the coming years, whilst supporting UK jobs across the length and breadth of the country.”

Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson said:

“Demand is increasing for anti-tank systems such as NLAW. We look forward to further strengthening our close relationship with the UK and are proud to continue delivering our proven and trusted anti-tank capability.”

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:23 am

Corky wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:46 am
A follow on from what Lancaster posted on Tuesday, I think about the need to replenish weapons stocks.

“A £229 million deal has been agreed with Swedish manufacturer Saab for Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) systems, which are assembled at Thales’ facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The UK has provided thousands of NLAWs to Ukraine to support the defence of their nation following Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion. With NLAW, a single soldier can take out a heavily protected modern main battle tank from 20 to 800 metres away.”
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:

“These next generation light anti-tank weapons have played a decisive role in supporting Ukraine’s army to drive back Russia’s illegal invading forces. Working with our first-class industry partners, we are continuing to fulfil our commitment to NATO by ensuring our Armed Forces will receive a steady supply of these weapons over the coming years, whilst supporting UK jobs across the length and breadth of the country.”

Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson said:

“Demand is increasing for anti-tank systems such as NLAW. We look forward to further strengthening our close relationship with the UK and are proud to continue delivering our proven and trusted anti-tank capability.”
You'd hope that increased armaments production is factoring in continued support for Ukraine

I think its safe to say that Russia will be switching its economy over to a war footing over the coming months (and indeed years) and the West would be able to match that quite easily without the huge change in peoples cost of living and quality of life that Russia will have to go through, but only if the plans are put in place now

It does seem that we are thankfully
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by KateR » Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:42 pm

It's been a great test case for many of these armaments' for the West to get through real life testing, consequently Russia have also learned a lot, but not what you'd call great, they must be looking at this and changing their war game planning against NATO in terms of how it would work out. I think Russia will be shifting more of their GPD to building new weapons, particularly missiles and other forms of warfare other than masses of battle tanks.

The West will also looking at the data and figuring ways out to improve existing weapons, plus addressing the need for battle tanks and coming up with new ideas for stopping said tanks.

I would think development of an electric warfare type weapon would be high on the list.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:49 pm

KateR wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:42 pm
It's been a great test case for many of these armaments' for the West to get through real life testing, consequently Russia have also learned a lot, but not what you'd call great, they must be looking at this and changing their war game planning against NATO in terms of how it would work out. I think Russia will be shifting more of their GPD to building new weapons, particularly missiles and other forms of warfare other than masses of battle tanks.

The West will also looking at the data and figuring ways out to improve existing weapons, plus addressing the need for battle tanks and coming up with new ideas for stopping said tanks.

I would think development of an electric warfare type weapon would be high on the list.
In all honesty, if Russia still thinks it can challenge NATO, then if its serious, it needs to be putting the entire economy on a war economy, and even then they would be miles behind

They are a middle sized power with nukes, and their famed army, air force and navy has taken a battering that will take decades to fix

And that is even assuming they are willing to accept that their army, navy and air force have taken the lessons to heart (not guaranteed)

Essentially the rebuilding after the cold war hasn't turned out to be mission capable, and a lot of that is down to how Russia is run under Putin, and that is unlikely to change so you have to question just what they can do?

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by KateR » Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:17 pm

It's the nature of the beast, if anyone thinks they won't rebuild............ Yes long and problematic, particularly where they go for materials, etc. will hurt them in this present guise but I'm sure even now they are planning after learning some very hard facts. For me the more interesting fact is around those who have learnt and realized that it all comes back to Putin and what do we do with that situation first.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:19 pm

KateR wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:17 pm
It's the nature of the beast, if anyone thinks they won't rebuild............ Yes long and problematic, particularly where they go for materials, etc. will hurt them in this present guise but I'm sure even now they are planning after learning some very hard facts. For me the more interesting fact is around those who have learnt and realized that it all comes back to Putin and what do we do with that situation first.
Oh, they will rebuild, but can they absorb the lessons with the way that Putin runs things?

I'm not so sure

End of the day, the first serious army they have come across, they haven't been able to defeat, and that will be almost impossible for the Russian psyche to take in

Beaten by Ukraine?

Nyet

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:14 pm

REUTERS: Who is Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer the U.S. swapped for imprisoned basketball star Brittney Griner?
… cannot help thinking someone likes basketball too much. This man should never have been allowed to taste fresh air again.

https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1600 ... FAjygo4ygA

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:19 pm

Bloomberg: Two-thirds of crude loaded onto tankers at Russian ports is now heading to Asia.

https://twitter.com/business/status/159 ... FAjygo4ygA

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:28 pm

KYIV Independent: The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported on Dec. 8 that it had found Russian passports, anti-Ukrainian propaganda, and a stolen collection of icons during searches at the premises of the Russian Orthodox Church's Ukrainian branch.

https://twitter.com/kyivindependent/sta ... FAjygo4ygA

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:49 pm

https://twitter.com/IuliiaMendel/status ... 4182030336

Slovakia to resume production of 120mm and 155mm artillery shells for Ukraine

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lowbankclaret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:58 pm

Couple of pints to add, which are based on Ukraines numbers.

Russia has lost over 50% of its tanks including in storage. It has learnt its T80 tanks powered by turbines are next to useless. Too fuel heavy and high maintenance.
30 % of its air assets to a country with just about no airforce.

Lost Several warships to a country with no navy.

Russia was being paid around 1 billion a week (I think) prior to the war.

Whilst Russia is still getting a lot of money it’s going to reduce over time as the west withdraws from Russian gas and oil.

Russias ability to rebuild will be severely impacted by a lack of money and sanctions which will not be lifted.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Colburn_Claret » Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:35 pm

Russia, hopefully, could also suffer through the technology required to update their weaponry.
They've imported most of their recent gear, but I should imagine the current climate, and deterioration in daily life would lead to a brain drain. There isn't a lot in Russia for anyone of intelligence.

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Re: Russia Invades

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Chobulous » Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:31 pm

BBC’s report on same incident
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63933132

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:41 pm

NEXTA: France hands over six 155mm TRF1 towed howitzers to Ukraine

This was stated by the head of the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France Sébastien Lecornu.

https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/160 ... ow_qXLN9xw

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:22 pm

https://twitter.com/Tendar/status/1602382524436697091

(Presumed) HIMARS strikes on a bridge at Melitopol

The erosion of the Russian supply chain continues

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by NewClaret » Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:46 pm

Looks a bit wobbly. Not sure I’d be risking it!
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:02 pm

https://twitter.com/walter_report/statu ... 6962172928

Ukrainian propaganda video of captured villages around Svatove? (spelling)
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:00 pm

Peter Caddick-Addams: 'Highly unlikely' Russian military can generate effective striking force, MOD intelligence says

https://twitter.com/militaryhistori/sta ... GfMziHVeVA

Same Source…

Iran's support for Russian military likely to grow, MOD says

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:47 pm

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/ ... 4064671747

Ukraine has released details of the successful attack on the Moskva

Abnormal weather conditions greatly helped Ukrainian radar spot it and then sink it
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:50 pm

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/13/poli ... index.html

Potentially huge news

US to send Patriots to Ukraine

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by NewClaret » Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:12 pm

Great news Lancaster.

Read this morning that 7 MLRS were destroyed by Ukraine yesterday (according to them). That’s a staggering number in one day and big news in terms of impeding the Russians.

Any other news on what’s happening on the front line? All I’ve heard about recently is that bridge getting destroyed. Seems they’re otherwise just holding positions and not making much ground?

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by elwaclaret » Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:13 am

NEXTA: This is how tracked vehicles move at the frontline now.

https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/160 ... 0UD2YW0XIg

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:31 am

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:12 pm
Great news Lancaster.

Read this morning that 7 MLRS were destroyed by Ukraine yesterday (according to them). That’s a staggering number in one day and big news in terms of impeding the Russians.

Any other news on what’s happening on the front line? All I’ve heard about recently is that bridge getting destroyed. Seems they’re otherwise just holding positions and not making much ground?
Not a lot going on, lot of shelling but both sides reorganising after the recent Ukrainian offensives

I would imagine that when the mud hardens then you will see a Ukrainian attempt for Melitipol

Only issue is that its far too obvious but its the logical target

Take that, plus the damage to the Kerch bridge and Crimea is cut off from supply
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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lancasterclaret » Wed Dec 14, 2022 3:43 pm

https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/16 ... 4401739776

Russian SU-25 landing without landing gear (damage or malfunction)

Ballsy to put it mildly

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Lowbankclaret » Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:29 pm

Now I have not fact checked this, but Rob on speak the truth is saying Putin has passed a law to spend 33% of Russias GDP on the war next year.

America have spent 5% of this years military budget helping Ukraine. Russian has lost just about 50% of its army and not one American has died.

In financial terms for America that’s a good investment. Sad for Ukraines soldiers.

Said early on Putin had gone in, he is now doubling down.

At this rate in 9 months time Russia will be down to 25% of its army and the country will be skint.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by NewClaret » Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:53 pm

Lancasterclaret wrote:
Wed Dec 14, 2022 3:43 pm
https://twitter.com/UAWeapons/status/16 ... 4401739776

Russian SU-25 landing without landing gear (damage or malfunction)

Ballsy to put it mildly
Amazingly skilful landing. Plane useless in the short term, you’d imagine.

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Re: Russia Invades

Post by Goalposts » Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:18 pm

It would appear that the champion of free speech is now not allowing UKR to report on twitter having removed the UKR phone code from the dual authentication, twitter reports are now de prioritising UKR reports , also seem to have blocked all the accounts that reported aircraft traffic and flights..

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