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  1. If you haven't seen this movie already, I recommend it for the adrenaline and nostaglia rush alone. Put your technical knowledge in park, of course, and enjoy the ride. ** Spoilers ** For the F-14 lovers out there -- our own TonyE included -- you won't be disappointed. 😁
  2. A Brutal Examination: Russian Military Capability in Light of the Ukraine War (Survival, 30 May 2022)
  3. Command Investigation of the Apparent Striking of a Submerged Object by USS Connecticut (SSN 22) While Underway in the U.S. Seventh Fleet Area of Operations on 2 October 2021 (Commander, Pacific Fleet)
  4. A battleset that centers on the Strait of Malacca would need a significantly better and more focused map than we have presently, imho. The Strait is relatively long, but it is quite narrow and chock full of islands at its eastern entrance, all of which would potentially come into play in a naval warfare scenario.
  5. First Artwork of Hypersonic Missiles on Zumwalt-class Destroyers (Naval News)
  6. Road to Damascus : The Russian Air Campaign in Syria, 2015 to 2018 (RAND)
  7. The Most Serious Russian Violation of the New START Treaty Yet (RCD, 16 May 2022)
  8. Antiship Missile Lessons from Sinking of the Moskva (Proceedings, May 2022)
  9. Russia Likely has Local Air Superiority in Donbas, but it May Not Matter (RUSI)
  10. Russian submarine rescue ship Kommuna reportedly headed to the site of the Moskva sinking.
  11. A similar modeling: Neptunes, the MOSKVA, and How Not to Sink a Cruiser (Real Clear Defense)
  12. Eight New Points on the Porcupine: More Ukrainian Lessons for Taiwan (War on the Rocks)
  13. Notable for me in the photo above: 1. The 3R41 Volna (NATO Top Dome) fire control radar for the S-300F Fort (NATO SA-N-6a Grumble) air defence system in its usual, standby position, rather than appearing to have been in the process of engaging anything. 2. The Osa-2M (NATO SA-N-4b Gecko) air defence systems, on either side of the hangar, are still in their retracted positions inside their cylindrical enclosures, rather than appearing to have been in the process of engaging anything. This seems to be strongly suggestive of a ship that was caught entirely by surprise. The area of the apparent damage/fire -- just aft of the P-1000 Vulkan (NATO SS-N-12 Sandbox mod 2) antiship missile launchers, and just ahead of the funnels -- makes sense for a missile(s) hit. Given that active radar guided antiship missiles (like Neptun) would ordinarily home on the centroid of the radar return. Notably, there are a pair of AK-630M CIWS in this area, lending more credence to the idea that the air defences of Moskva were completely surprised.
  14. A tremendous amount of work went into the HCWW database but it only managed to attract a handful of scenarios. Part of the reason might be the fact that the code is not particularly suited for gunnery warfare.
  15. 2022 WWIII Video Game Tournament Championship (Third World War 1987)
  16. Re Moskva: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/04/analysis-chain-of-negligence-caused-the-loss-of-the-moskva-cruiser/
  17. Good reading. https://rockymountainnavy.com/2022/04/14/moskva-burning-using-the-wargame-harpoon-v-from-admiraltytrilogy-com-to-assess-the-story/
  18. Yet another twist ... she has sunk while under tow, according to Moscow.
  19. Yes, I see a US defence official has stated she is still afloat and moving east. Possibly under tow. There are a congregation of Russian search & rescue and support vessels in the area, and Russian warships in the Black Sea appear to have moved generally away from the Ukrainian coast (and thus away from the potential missile threat.) The presence of an orbiting Global Hawk (callsign Forte10) southwest of Crimea is probably providing superb and timely intel.
  20. There appears to be a strong possibility that Moskva has been sunk.
  21. Reuters is reporting the Russians have admitted serious damage and a complete evacuation of the crew due to an ammunition explosion and fire. Ukraine claims hits from two Neptun coastal defence antiship missiles. This is big.
  22. Its now been a month since the war in Ukraine began, and although I am sure many of you have been watching closely, there hasn't been much chatter about it here. Some of the Twitter feeds that I have been following, and which you might also find useful: H.I. Sutton Modern War Institute ISW (Institute for the Study of War) Calibre Obscura Russian Defense Policy Christo Grozev, Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat ELINT News Rob Lee Jomini of the West Intel Crab Ukraine Weapons Tracker Michael Kofman OSINTtechnical MilitaryLand.net Not an exhaustive list but lots of useful material here.
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