Category Archives: weapons

Ray Guns At Sea.

Hits: 0 "The amphibious transport dock Portland blasted the vehicle with a “Solid State Laser” prototype on May 16, the first at-sea test of the system, the Navy said in a Friday press release. The Navy has been developing lasers and … Continue reading

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“Not good at the ‘vision thing.'” George Bush ’41

Hits: 4 "Between 1995 and 2009, $32 billion was expended on programs such as the Future Combat System[220] (2003-2009), with no harvestable content by the time of its cancellation.[221] The Army has not fielded a new combat system in decades.[222][93][223][224][35] Secretary of the … Continue reading

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OPCW members denounce report on Syria. thegrayzone

Hits: 0 "On April 8, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released a report by its newly formed Investigation and Identification Team, a unit ostensibly established to identify alleged perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The IIT investigation examined … Continue reading

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“Iran’s IRGC to receive new stealth drone with 2,000km range” AMN

Hits: 0 "The drone is said to have a 7,600 meter flight ceiling, and the ability to be armed with precision-guided air-to-surface missiles or anti-tank missiles. The drone’s outward appearance seems to be in line with design concepts found in … Continue reading

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First, it was “wild bat meat.” Now, it was “an accident!” Stay tuned!

Hits: 1 One of the basic principles involved in concealing a covert politico/military action is to wrap the whole thing in multiple layers of cover so that when exposure occurs you can say, well, OK, it wasn't that.  It was … Continue reading

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Would counter-battery attacks in Syria or Turkey trigger NATO Article Five? -revision 1

Hits: 0   "This map provides a general look at the recent gains by Turkish-led forces in southern Idlib. The Turkish Army and its al-Qaeda-linked allies have retaken several villages from the Syrian army and beiseged the town of Kafr … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Policy, Russia, Syria, weapons | 36 Comments

Meet the Quds1 cruise missile. Made in Yemen?

Hits: 0 "On September 14, several explosions rocked the Khurais oilfield as well as the Abqaiq refinery, one of Saudi Arabia’s most vital petrochemical installations. Several hours later, the Houthis claimed that they had targeted both facilities with ten drones … Continue reading

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Houthi UAVs set big Saudi refinery alight. al-jazeere, etc.

Hits: 0 "Saudi Arabia is shutting down half of its oil production after drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in the kingdom, The Wall Street Journal reported. The closure will impact almost five million barrels of crude production … Continue reading

Posted in Saudi Arabia, weapons, Yemen | 118 Comments

SF video on Ansarallah recent attacks in SA

Hits: 0 This SF video provides description of recent Ansarallah missile and UAV attacks in Saudi Arabia.  It does not mention the UAV attack on the Shaibah oil and gas field out in the Rub al-Khali just south of … Continue reading

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Riyadh was struck in a Houthi drone attack?

Hits: 0  "On August 26, Ansar Allah (the Houthis) for the first time used a squadron of Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones to strike an “important military target” in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh. A spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, … Continue reading

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