Thursday, August 17, 2017

Electricity I.

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From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom an item by Elliott Abrams portions extracted most pertinent.

Israel exceedingly susceptible [?] to attack by Hezbollah precision guided missiles? The targets vital infrastructure electrical power production perhaps foremost.

Abrams relying heavily [?] on an original article co-authored by Ron Tira  and Gideon Sa'ar!

Concerning Ron Tira and his specific expertise in such matters:

"Tira is a strategist ‎who was a longtime Israeli Air Force officer and pilot"

"The next Israel-Hezbollah conflict"

"Regarding electricity generation in Israel, for example, out of a capacity to generate about ‎‎17,600 MW of electricity, 28% is installed in only two sites (with 10 cumulative ‎production units -- turbines, for example). The six largest electricity generating sites in ‎Israel (including private ones) account for 51% of the national capacity for electricity ‎generation (using only 26 production units). Thus the threat represented by even a small ‎number of precision missiles that breach Israel's countermeasures and strike critical ‎systems, such as electricity generation, could be unprecedented"

HIT THAT ONE OR SEVERAL KEY POINTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND YOU SIGNIFICANTLY CRIPPLE YOUR ADVERSARY DURING A TIME OF WAR. ELECTRICITY IN PARTICULAR AS BEING ESSENTIAL TO MODERN HUMAN LIFE NO FURTHER ELABORATION REQUIRED!

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Fingers.

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First Doklam now Ladakh.

Now rocks. Tomorrow AK?

From The Times of India as seen at Freeper:

"Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled"

PLA = People's Liberation Army. [China].

"Highlights. PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning. Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting. The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate."


See previous blog entries the topic was Ladakh:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/05/ladakh.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/08/ladakh.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/07/ladakh.html

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A-35.

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Galosh!

Before there was A-135 there was A-35!

I find I am part right and part wrong in this matter.

Soviet/Russian anti-ballistic missile defense [ABM] from the era of the Cold War but not exactly as I thought it was.

The A-35 system, radar components and missile. The latter code-named Galosh!

"The ABM-1 Galosh (Soviet designation A-350) was a Soviet, nuclear-tipped surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile. The Galosh (NATO reporting name, formerly SH-01) was a component of the A-35 anti-ballistic missile system. Its primary mission was to destroy U.S. Minuteman and Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles targeting Moscow"

"The ABM-1 was introduced during the 1960s with mechanically steered semi-active radar guidance. It contained a high-yield nuclear warhead [two to three megaton thermonuclear.]"

"The ABM-1B (Soviet designation A-350R) was introduced with the advanced A-35M missile system and became operational during 1978. This system was tested at the Sary Shagan Launch Facility with five test flights during 1971, 1976, and 1977, with two more tests during 1993 and 1999."

A-35 as with A-135 intended ONLY to protect Moscow and immediate environs!

Also with regard to effectiveness of the A-35 system consider this from the wiki:

"A memo from the archives of Vitalii Leonidovich Kataev, written circa 1985, had envisaged that the system 'will be completed in 1987 to provide protection from a strike of 1-2 modern and prospective ICBMs and up to 35 Pershing 2-type intermediate-range missiles.'"

THESE ABM SYSTEMS SUCH AS A-35 OR A-135 WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST A MASSIVE MISSILE ATTACK!

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A-135.

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I was vaguely aware such a system existed during the Cold War but might have thought all missiles and radar by now in the scrap heap. But not so!

Soviet/Russian anti-ballistic missile system! ABM!

As seen at the Russian Times [RT] Internet web site and extracted from same.

"Russia tests nuclear-tipped missile interceptor (VIDEO)"

"The Russian military has successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile interceptor designed to destroy incoming nuclear warheads with a nuclear explosion in the air. These missiles are used in Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile system."

"The A-135 ABM system protects Russia’s capital and its surroundings from a possible nuclear missile attack. It consists of phased-array radar, a command center, and launchers that release two types of interceptor missiles, the long-range 51T6 and the short-range 53T6."

A-135 that combination of radar and missiles!

Gorgon long-range. Gazelle short-range. A-135 limited to the protection of Moscow proper and surrounding environs.

In the operational ABM mode Gorgon carrying a one-megaton thermonuclear warhead. Gazelle a much smaller ten-kiloton atomic warhead [fission bomb]. Gazelle too a mobile system as can be seen in the video!

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GOOD.

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Consider this blog entry to be borderline relevant but in light of the continuing crisis involving North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons pertinent.

GOOD = Get Out Of Dodge.

That article by Ned Barnett and Dianne Bilderback courtesy of American Thinker.

"Surviving the North Korean Nuclear Threat"

"If you have to Get Out Of Dodge (GOOD), you’ll need the following items"

*   "A 72-hour survival kit"
*   " A reliable car"
*    "An evacuation destination --"
*    "Self-defense weapons --"

Further considerations in addition to the GOOD kit:

a. "Self-defense."
b. "a source of potable water"
d. "Batteries, solar cells, or other sources of electricity"
e. "A first-aid kit"
f. "Sanitary supplies"

Solar-powered landscape light and excellent source for indoor lighting. Charge outside during daylight, take inside for illumination during hours of darkness.

Those of you interested further in the subject see these Internet web sites that sell kits and supplies for DOOMSDAY:

"Doomsday Prep: Prepper Gear, Bug Out Bags, and Prepper Supplies"

"Survival Gear | Emergency Survival Supplies ... - US Prepper Gear"

"US Prepper Gear: Survival Gear - Medical Supplies - Bug Out Bag"

"What's New · ‎US Military · ‎Stoves/Cookware · ‎Food
Doomsday Preppers - Survival Supplies"

At a minimum prepare and have ready what is called a "bug-out" bag!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Little Bird.

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Deja vu all over again. Thirty years later?

From the War is Boring Internet web site as extracted from the article by ROBERT BECKHUSEN.

"A-10 Pilots Train to Attack Swarms of Small Boats"

Brrrt!! USA 1. Boghanners 0.

"It doesn’t necessarily take the resources of a major nation-state to challenge U.S. Navy warships. China for instance is building up a large navy and invests in long-range, ship-killing missiles. Iran can’t build a large navy but it does invest in swarms of small missile boats. Like a swarm of insects, a swarm of boats can pose a threat as a larger, far more expensive warship might not be able to swat them all and a single missile with enough punch can be devastating."

TACTICS AS BEING PRACTICED NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN! THINK OPERATION PRIME CHANCE FROM THIRTY YEARS AGO!!

"Operation Prime Chance (August 1987 – June 1989) was a United States Special Operations Command operation intended to protect U.S.-flagged oil tankers from Iranian attack during the Iran–Iraq War"

"Prime Chance was secret. The army helicopters flew at night, slipping to and from navy flight decks under cover of darkness. The helicopter pilots often flew some 30 feet (9.1 m) above the water, and became the first to use night vision goggles [NOD] and forward looking infrared [FLIR] devices in combat. Tactics included using MH-6 Little Birds as spotters for the more heavily armed AH-6s (for barge-launched missions), and using the warship's radar and that of their SH-60 Seahawk helicopters for the same purpose (on ship-launched efforts)."

U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment [SOAR] hunter/killer units their role in great measure allowing for American success during Prime Chance.

THIRTY YEARS AGO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FOUGHT AN UNDECLARED AND UNREPORTED WAR WITH IRAN! DEVOTED READERS TO THE BLOG ARE AWARE OF THIS?

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Bekaa.

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Bekaa sometimes spelled Beqaa.

Daesh = Islamic State.

From Sputnik more on the topic of the Islamic State combatants moving into Lebanon. Invading the traditional strong-point of Hezbollah. Opposed by a multi-national force of Lebanon, Syria, the United States and of course the fighters of Hezbollah.

The Syrian and Hezbollah both aided and abetted by the Russian and Iranian?

"Lebanon: Hezbollah vs. Daesh"

"The international media is abuzz about an impending anti-Daesh offensive along the mountainous Lebanese-Syrian border which will interestingly see the participation of both US special forces and Hezbollah."

WE ARE ALL ABUZZ!

See previous blog entries as applicable:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/08/beqaa.html

https://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/08/demarche.html

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