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  1. Gotland igen

    https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/regeringsbeslut-idag-gotlands-far-eget-regemente Regeringsbeslut i dag: Gotland får eget regemente 171213 Regeringen beslutade i dag att Gotland får eget regemente. Regementet kommer till en början att omfatta ca 350 personer. Det blir det första nya regementet i Sverige sedan andra världskriget. Beslutet gäller från 1 januari 2018 enligt regeringen. Invigningen kommer att ske senare under året. Regementet kommer successivt att växa och kommer till en början att omfatta ca 350 personer (regementsledning och den 18:e stridsgruppen). Gotland är ett av de strategiska områden som pekas ut av regeringen i 2015 års försvarsbeslut. - Återetableringen sker mot bakgrund av det försämrade säkerhetsläget i närområdet och att det finns behov av en samlad militär ledning på Gotland. Etableringen på Gotland är den första nyetableringen sedan början av 1980-talet, säger Peter Hultqvist. – Senast Sverige inrättade nya regementen var under andra världskriget då ett antal nya flygflottiljer skapades, fortsätter han. Gotlands regemente (P18), lokaliseras i Visby. Det har tidigare funnits fyra regementen på Gotland. Det sista regementet, också benämnt P18, avvecklades 2005.
  2. Strf 90 - Stridsfordon 90 (CV90)

    Vad ersätter Nederländerna dessa CV9035 IFV med då? Något nytt eller ingenting?
  3. B-52 60 år

    B-52 Emergency Landing: Flight Without A Tail Fin - 1964 Educational Documentary On 10 January 1964 a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress was being used to test buffeting turbulence effects on aircraft when the entire vertical stabilizer fin and rudder were unexpectedly ripped off. Amazingly the aircraft was able continue in controlled flight and after five hours Pilot Charles "Chuck" Fisher landed the crippled plane safely at Blytheville AFB.
  4. http://www.aviation24.be/military-aircraft/u-s-navy/aircraft-carrying-eleven-crew-and-passengers-has-crashed-into-the-pacific-ocean/ A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying eleven crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean ByBart Noëth -22 November, 20170138 A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Okinawa while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Navy communicated. A search and rescue operation has been launched from the USS Ronald Reagan carrier, the ship was operating in the Philippine Sea when the crash occurred at 2:45 PM (GMT +9). The names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification. The cause of the crash is not known at this time. Lägger ämnet under Sjö eftersom det berör Sjö mer än Flyg.
  5. F-22 Raptor - Stealth Fighter

    https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/11/20/f-22s-conduct-first-airstrikes-in-afghanistan/ WASHINGTON — In a first use of expanded military authorities in Afghanistan, U.S. warplanes destroyed eight Taliban opium production facilities in Helmand Province Sunday, the top U.S. general there said Monday. U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander Gen. John Nicholson said U.S. and Afghan forces in total took out 10 facilities on the first day of Operation Jagged Knife, a combined air operation that involved Afghan A-29s and U.S. B-52s and F-22s to take out a series of factories that Nicholson said were used as a revenue source for the Taliban. The operation marked the first use of the F-22 to conduct airstrikes in Afghanistan. The highly advanced stealth fighter has capabilities that exceed what should have been necessary to destroy a Taliban target, raising questions as to why that platform was selected. On Monday, Nicholson said the F-22 was selected in a last-minute decision, based on what aircraft was available with the capability to carry a small diameter precision bomb. Nicholson showed a clip of a target hit by an F-22 that dropped 250-pound small diameter bombs inside a compound. The bombs destroyed two of the structures inside the compound, leaving one, “to avoid collateral damage,” Nicholson said. “It wasn’t because of some of the other capabilities of that aircraft,” that the F-22 was selected, Nicholson said. In a statement, U.S. Air Forces Central Command said the F-22 was used “for a variety of reasons, but primarily to mitigate collateral damage and civilian casualties by employing small diameter bombs carried by the aircraft.” Pickart said the F-22s took off from Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates and the B-52s were from the 69th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron assigned to Al Udeid Air Base’s 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, The airstrikes were supported by KC-10 and KC-135 refuelers, surveillance aircraft and command and control aircraft, Pickart said.
  6. Aktuella militära händelser 2017

    Niger defense minister asks U.S. to deploy armed drones against militants http://www.reuters.com/article/us-niger-security-usa/niger-defense-minister-asks-u-s-to-deploy-armed-drones-against-militants-idUSKBN1D14VA NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger has asked the United States to start using armed drones against jihadist groups operating on the Mali border, raising the stakes in a counter-insurgency campaign jolted by a deadly ambush of allied U.S.-Nigerien forces. On Oct. 4, Islamist militants with sniper rifles and rocket propelled grenades killed four U.S. soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien partners in an ambush that exposed the dangers of an expanding U.S. presence in the largely desert nation. What began as a small U.S. training operation has expanded to an 800-strong force that accompanies the Nigeriens on intelligence gathering and other missions. It includes a $100million drone base in the central Nigerien city of Agadez which, however, at present only deploys surveillance drones. “I asked them some weeks ago to arm them (the drones) and use them as needed,” Defence Minister Kalla Mountari told Reuters in an interview in his office. Asked if Washington had accepted the request, he said: “Our enemies will find out.” The deaths of the U.S. soldiers, at the hands of suspected insurgents with the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara group, shocked Americans, many of whom did not realize their country had such a large presence in Africa’s Sahel region. The incident also highlighted the “mission creep” that has set in and expanded the U.S. role in landlocked Niger, one of the world’s poorest and most insecure countries. Mountari said the team of 12 U.S. Special Forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops had been “right up to the Mali border and had neutralized some bandits” just before the ambush took place. He declined to give further details. The U.S. military has been adamant that the Oct. 3-4 mission was not intended to involve contact with enemy forces. Mountari said: “They (U.S.-Nigerien contingent) came back to Niger, they greeted the population, they gathered intelligence and it was inside the country, when they didn’t expect anything, that the attack happened.” U.S. forces do not have a direct combat mission in Niger, but their assistance to its military does include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in their efforts to target violent Islamist organizations. However, Mountari was clear he saw them as close partners.
  7. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/focusing-on-helicopter-contracts-in-india-at-platform-tier-i-level-adani-group-2425777.html Adani Defence and Swedish company, SAAB have partnered to make the Gripen fighter plane in India. In an exclusive conversation with CNBC-TV18's Rituparna Bhuyan, SAAB India Chairman said that 51 percent equity is a must in defence for foreign companies to transfer their technology to Indian partners. Mats Palmberg, VP, Industrial Partnerships at SAAB and Jan Widerstorm, Chairman of SAAB India shared their thoughts on the same. Ashish Rajvanshi, Head-Defence & Aerospace of Adani Group spoke about its defence plans. Mer på länken!
  8. Tyska U31-klassen

    Började detta förfall under Merkels styre eller tidigare?
  9. "Ingen" vill längre ha amfibiska hjulfordon

    Amerikanska marinkåren då?
  10. Brittiska flottans fartyg 'to be Left with Just Guns'

    Förnuftet segrade till slut!
  11. http://quwa.org/2017/09/18/saab-launches-arexis-electronic-warfare-suite-gripen-ef/ Saab launches Arexis electronic warfare suite for Gripen E/F At DSEI 2017, Saab launched the Arexis electronic warfare (EW) suite for fighter aircraft, including Saab’s own JAS-39E/F Gripen multi-role fighter. In its official press release, Saab says that the Arexis is in the final stages of development and will form a new family of EW solutions in Saab’s product portfolio. Saab claims that the Arexis “will be one of the most advanced EW systems installed in a fighter aircraft.” The Arexis comprises of gallium nitride (GaN)-based active electronically-scanned array (AESA) transceiver modules (TRM) that serve as ultra-wideband DRFM [Digital Radio Frequency Memory]-based jammers and “interferometric direction finding systems.” Saab added that the Arexis will also be available for electronic attack (EA), in which case the Arexis will be enclosed into an external pod. As an integrated solution, the Arexis functions other contemporary EW/ECM (electronic countermeasure) solutions. It comprises of a radar warning receiver (RWR), enabling the equipped fighter with situational awareness of enemy radar tracking activity. It also includes DRFM-based ECM systems for jamming against enemy radars, be it onboard enemy aircraft or air-to-air missiles (AAM). For dedicated EA roles, the Arexis can be packaged into a pod, which Saab states, “provides high output power” for dedicated EW/EA roles. Notes & Comments: Contemporary EW/ECM suites already utilize AESA-based TRMs – examples include the Italian vendor Elettronica and its Virgilius and EDGE, or Turkey’s Aselsan and its HEWS. However, Saab has advanced the approach further by incorporating GaN-based TRMs, thus leveraging recent advances in AESA TRM cooling and power-output (which it has implemented on the Erieye and Giraffe). Saab is offering the Arexis as both a standardized solution for fighter platforms and a dedicated solution for dedicated EW/EA roles. Saab’s messaging for the Arexis, particularly its use for intelligence, surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) may suggest an effort to achieve sensor fusion onboard the JAS-39E/F by having the Arexis and the Raven ES-05 AESA radar provide situational awareness of the combat environment. With Saab owning its own land and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) radar technologies, the sensor fusion element will feed the Gripen E/F from native off-board sensors.
  12. http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/2017-09/saab-explores-the-market-for-gripen-aggressor-to-meet-the-us-adair-requirement/ Saab explores the market for Gripen Aggressor to meet the US ADAIR requirement There is a growing segment within the adversary air combat training market for highly advanced aggressor capabilities to be able to perform more realistic combat training. Gripen Aggressor, recently unveiled at the DSEI exhibition in London, UK, provides an exceptionally capable, dissimilar opponent aircraft system. It is able to perform the advanced combat maneuvering and networking tactics needed to represent a realistic peer or near-peer adversary threat for current and future pilots The USAF solicitation for ADAIR indicates the need for a high performance, highly capable dissimilar aircraft platform to meet the Level C requirements as outlined in the solicitation document. Fighter pilots need to train advanced combat tactics against peer and near-peer opponents, which is exactly what Gripen Aggressor can provide. Based on the proven Gripen C-series, the Gripen Aggressor has all the renowned handling and flight characteristics associated with the Gripen Fighter System, including its advanced sensor and datalink capabilities, but is specifically tailored to the adversary role. It will not carry live armament. Unlike the legacy platforms or current fighter platforms in use by the USAF, Gripen Aggressor, brings a distinctly different appearance and set of capabilities to the training scenario that will further enhance the proficiency of USAF pilots.
  13. A-10 Thunderbolt II och dess ersättare

    Two A-10s crash during training mission at Nellis Air Force Base http://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/09/07/two-a-10s-crash-during-training-mission-at-nellis-air-force-base/ Two A-10C Warthogs from the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada crashed during a training flight Wednesday night. In a release Thursday, Nellis said both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at a medical center on base. The Warthogs were conducting what Nellis referred to as a routine training mission at the Nevada Test and Training Range at about 8 p.m. The release said that a board will be convened to investigate the crash, and that its cause is not yet known. It’s not yet known if the A-10s can be repaired or if they are lost, said Nellis spokesman Master Sgt. Sanjay Allen. Ingen information om de kolliderade med varandra eller om det var separata krascher.
  14. http://gcaptain.com/over-a-third-of-u-s-navy-ships-in-pacific-lack-training-certification-watchdog/ WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday that more than a third of U.S. Navy ships based out of Japan had expired warfare training certifications, as lawmakers raised concerns about readiness after a series of collisions involving the Navy this year. Speaking before a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee hearing, John Pendleton, from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), said that a report had found that 37 percent of U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers based out of Japan had expired warfare certifications as of June 2017. That was a five-fold increase from the number in May 2015. The certification is a measurement of whether a ship and its crew are well trained and ready for operations. The GAO report also found that a reduction in crew sizes was contributing to safety risks, with some sailors working over 100 hours a week and there was limited training because of an increased demand for operations. “The Navy has made plans to revise operational schedules to provide dedicated training time for overseas-based ships, but this schedule has not yet been implemented,” the report said. Admiral Bill Moran, deputy chief of naval operations, said that advanced technology was meaningless unless sailors were well trained. “All of the marvelous technology, the magnificent hardware that we put together in these ships, and the power of our weapons systems are meaningless without well-trained, skilled, patriotic and experienced sailors who are well lead,” Moran said at the hearing.