Bayraktar Drones Destroy Two Russian Patrol Boats

Two Russian Raptor patrol boats were destroyed at dawn today near Snake Island according to the Ukrainian military. “The Bayraktars [Turkish made drones] are working,” Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the commander in chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Raptor patrol boats can carry up to three crew and 20 personnel. They are usually equipped with machine guns …

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SpaceX Starlink Rapid Software Updates Beat Russian Jamming Attacks

SpaceX Starlink was able to rapidly upgrade whenever a new Russian jamming threat appeared. This enabled Starlink to maintain Ukraine’s communications. Dave Tremper, the Pentagon’s director of electronic warfare said that the US military has to adopt the speed of SpaceX response. “We have to be able to change our electromagnetic posture, to be able …

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Effective and Cheap Drones Should Force Tank Evolution

Turkey’s TB2 drone is getting a lot of attention for destroying Russian tanks in the Russia-Ukraine war. Combat drones have been used extensively by the USA in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Turkish TB2 drone only costs about $2 million versus over $20 million for similar US combat drones. The US Army is developing anti-drone and …

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Weapons Shortages Will Cause Less Active Russia-Ukraine War This Summer

The US, Poland, UK and western allies have provided all of the weapons that they can spare to Ukraine. There will be a lag for many weapons like Stingers while missile factories are ramped up. American stockpiles of key weapons are small because of production constraints and because most of the Pentagon’s roughly $750 billion …

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Finland and Sweden Moving Ahead Towards NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden are moving ahead on separate tracks to quickly move ahead to join NATO. Finland had indicated it would prefer a solution that would see the two Nordic unaligned states “jump together” into NATO. Sweden is looking at a range of enhanced security-related options, including deepening Nordic defense cooperation and urging the European …

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Russian Planes Are Second Rate and China Copied Them

Russian fighter jets are being shot down in Ukraine by US Stinger missiles and Ukraine’s soviet era air defences. The Ukrainian defense ministry claims its forces have destroyed about 100 Russian fixed-wing aircraft. Independent observers have confirmed at least a dozen of those kills. Verified losses include five Su-25 attack planes, two Su-30 and four …

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