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by sunstersun
24 Jun 2022, 14:16
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine



I imagine it's like opening up a PS4 on Christmas.
by sunstersun
21 Jun 2022, 21:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5725
Views: 1570140
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/the-air-forces-new-ship-killing-smart-bomb-has-sunk-its-first-vessel https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/sm-6-missile-used-to-strike-frigate-during-massive-sinking-exercise-in-pacific No way any 4th gen plane could survive using a JDAM against a ship with a de...
by sunstersun
18 Jun 2022, 15:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 82
Views: 3872
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

https://breakingdefense.com/2022/06/arm ... nvergence/

I will be shocked if the UK doesn't go HIMARS. It seems very British to have such an expeditionary capability.
by sunstersun
05 Jun 2022, 10:29
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine



Cool Leo 2's for Ukraine from Spain.

So the last 2 weeks we got HIMARS, MLRS, armed drones, Western AA systems, MBT.

Now all that's left is to train Ukraine on Western jets.
by sunstersun
04 Jun 2022, 08:03
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1969
Views: 57339
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Ah the NGSW, one of the dumbest programs the USA has right now. The navy is basically half broken.

The optic is obviously worth the weight in the gold.

I'm totally salty true velocity and their plastic ammo didn't win.
by sunstersun
04 Jun 2022, 07:34
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

All warfare is based on deception is something the Ukrainians are apparently masters at.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6 ... sian-style

Did they really pull a rope a dope on everyone in Severodonetsk?
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 22:10
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

UK couldn't send MLRS before US agreed it (ITAR regs) But they did send NLAWs early, and Starstreak (much faster than Stingers). They were the first to send anti-ship missiles (still unspecified type). They also sent Brimstone and have reportedly had special forces in country training Ukranian army...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 19:36
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 115
Views: 3287
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

dmereifield wrote: 03 Jun 2022, 19:30 The integrity of the UK and peace in one of it's constituent parts is far more important than what the US and EU might say or do, if they were to turn against" us. It's an existential issue
Lol, pull out the nukes I guess /s
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 19:09
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 115
Views: 3287
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

https://www.ft.com/content/315346dc-e1bd-485c-865b-979297f3fcf5 https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2Fb175b76b-4f3c-4dff-afa8-e61518dbc93f Biden's native political instinct is centrism. He wants to hold the Western coalition together through this Ukraine crisis. But most impo...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 19:07
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

"All I can say you can’t be more proud how the U.K. and those we have sent have stepped up in support not only of Ukraine but of the Eastern European states we have stood by. It’s a stain on the political elite across all the west that Ukraine has had to endure this at all" Can't disagree...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 18:57
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Sholtz has been dealt a very poor hand. Nothing he can do about Merkel and Von Der Leyen's many failures. He has, however, made some partial corrections for those failings - substantive elevations of defence spending and announcements to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas, for example. Even w...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 18:45
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 115
Views: 3287
United States of America

Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

https://www.ft.com/content/315346dc-e1bd-485c-865b-979297f3fcf5 https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2Fb175b76b-4f3c-4dff-afa8-e61518dbc93f Biden's native political instinct is centrism. He wants to hold the Western coalition together through this Ukraine crisis. But most impo...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 18:30
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Better yet you tell me a weapon system that the UK led the USA on and I'll shut up for good. The decision to send 2,000+ NLAW in the weeks before the invasion sort of counts. Not the type but the quantity. Yes the US was already sending more sophisticated Javelins but so far as I know (may well be ...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 17:41
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 115
Views: 3287
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Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

https://www.ft.com/content/315346dc-e1bd-485c-865b-979297f3fcf5 https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2Fb175b76b-4f3c-4dff-afa8-e61518dbc93f Biden's native political instinct is centrism. He wants to hold the Western coalition together through this Ukraine crisis. But most impo...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 17:34
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
United States of America

Re: The war in Ukraine

Sholtz has been dealt a very poor hand. Nothing he can do about Merkel and Von Der Leyen's many failures. He has, however, made some partial corrections for those failings - substantive elevations of defence spending and announcements to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas, for example. Even w...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 15:05
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
United States of America

Re: The war in Ukraine

Sholtz has been dealt a very poor hand. You talk as if Scholtz had no part in the decision-making. He has been part of Merkel's government since 2007 (Vice Chancellor since 2018). He has been fully involved in German policy towards Russia for many years. As for German assistance for Ukraine, what h...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 09:06
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
United States of America

Re: The war in Ukraine

Sholtz has been dealt a very poor hand. Nothing he can do about Merkel and Von Der Leyen's many failures. He has, however, made some partial corrections for those failings - substantive elevations of defence spending and announcements to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas, for example. Even w...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 01:00
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Geopolitics and the global economy
Replies: 115
Views: 3287
United States of America

Re: Geopolitics and the global economy

https://www.ft.com/content/315346dc-e1bd-485c-865b-979297f3fcf5 https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcontent%2Fb175b76b-4f3c-4dff-afa8-e61518dbc93f Biden's native political instinct is centrism. He wants to hold the Western coalition together through this Ukraine crisis. But most impor...
by sunstersun
03 Jun 2022, 00:31
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
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Re: The war in Ukraine

People have issues with Germany because they have set themselves up as the leaders of Europe with the economy to match in many peoples eyes. What many people do not know is the terrible state the Bundeswehr is in as will be for at least the next decade. As for Leopards and Marders, I think this has...
by sunstersun
02 Jun 2022, 21:46
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
United States of America

Re: The war in Ukraine

Sholtz has been dealt a very poor hand. Nothing he can do about Merkel and Von Der Leyen's many failures. He has, however, made some partial corrections for those failings - substantive elevations of defence spending and announcements to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas, for example. Even w...
by sunstersun
02 Jun 2022, 15:20
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17383
United States of America

Re: The war in Ukraine

The Germans haven't been that bad really. Just really bad PR and speaking. Factually, no one has given Western MBT's or IFV's, an no one sends stuff ahead of the USA. The German army is broken completely, not Scholz fault, but Merkel. He's under a huge amount of economic pressure over gas, also not...
by sunstersun
01 Jun 2022, 18:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22105
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

One way to look at it is naval combat.

WW2 we still had gunner teams meant to sink ships.

Now its missiles vs missiles defense.
by sunstersun
01 Jun 2022, 18:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22105
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

The armour on even the latest Russian Tanks does not really compare to the latest composite armour that will be fitted to the Challenger 3 together with its add on applique armour package. And an APS and a fire direction sensor and any ATGW team could be in a world of hurt. Even looking at the Chal...
by sunstersun
01 Jun 2022, 17:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22105
United States of America

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I do think MBT tanks are done for. The bigger cannon and ever increasing armor is basically a lost proposition against ATGMs and APS. Is that based on the first month of the war in Ukraine with the battle for Kiev? Or based on the last month of the war in Ukraine with the battle for Donbass? It's b...
by sunstersun
01 Jun 2022, 17:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22105
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I do think MBT tanks are done for.

The bigger cannon and ever increasing armor is basically a lost proposition against ATGMs and APS.

A drone vehicle IFV with a 50mm and Spike is what I want working alone side SPA.