Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Looks like the Italian Air Force has shown up for JRTC

Zoomed by the area airport and what am I seeing? An A-400 and a C-295.  Seems like the Italian Air Force is playing at this rotation at JRTC. The Airboys are acting an ass and JRTC ain't picking up the phone so no quality pics.

Open Comment Post. 12 Jan 2022


NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg warned that if negotiations with Russia fail, the Western military alliance "will be ready for a new armed conflict in Europe."

Brinkmanship is back in style. 

God save us all. 

A self contained conflict is being threatened to turn into a regional one all because...I really don't know...

The deer....My God, they're learning to fight back!

Let's see. 200 pound deer running at approx 30mph hits a 250 pound stationary hunter equals how much pain?

M1A1 Main Battle Tank during a simulated chemical weapon attack on Exercise Gauntlet Strike at Puckapunyal Training Area, Victoria. ... CPL Jarrod McAneney


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Are the Ukrainians trying to goad Russia into attacking them?


Rob is right!

I've been monitoring events and the Ukrainians are taking every opportunity to plink Russian artillery. 

This will not end well.

My opinion?  The best we can hope for is that Russia will at  "self moderate" and not decide to make an example of that nation.

PLA amphib exercises. CCTV7, Junshi Baodao, 2Jan

"Most of the armada would be civilian ships". You do realize that means that we'll have even less of a reaction time if the Chinese do it right don't you? Unless we have max coverage of their ports that means that Marine/Army vehicles could be loaded far from Taiwan and simply hover (I guess what I mean to say is sail in circles) until called into action without us even noticing.

Absolutely horrifying footage. Onboard video from a Ukrainian Mi-24P helicopter as it was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile near Lugansk on August 20, 2014.

Taiwan Navy showcases PGG-169 Ta Chiang

Australia's covid detention camps...