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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Zivo on Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:48 pm

    IIRC the F-15's did have problems with structural fatigue cracks, and there was at least one crash caused by the problem. So it's not unheard of to have older F-15's break apart in flight.

    That being said, when I saw the first images of the CFT and pylon from this crash, it looked to me like there was some damage that looked consistent with high velocity shrapnel impacts.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:51 pm

    Militarov wrote: ... However i dont know what could have been used, F15E/S mostly fly on fairly secure altitudes, Saudis do not care about warload price. Almost everything they carry is guided.

    Especially now that we are talking about the situation in Yemen, it is useful to mention something about weapons' performance figures.

    Even Russian export-legal weapon systems would have performance figures way beyond their quoted figures. A possible case in point is a highly publicized shoot-down in 1970's of an Iranian airforce F-4 by an Strela fired, of all places, in Yemen.

    "This is during the times of the Shah of Iran who was a "US" vassal."

    The reports have consistently claimed that the shoot-down occurred at an altitude of 3500 m, and the Strela was fired from 10 km away.


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Siempre_Leal on Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:53 pm

    Houthis & Pro Saleh troops assault on saudi border post south of Najran city.



    Jizan province

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Ivan the Colorado on Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:56 am

    Militarov wrote:
    Ivan the Colorado wrote:
    Militarov wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:That F15 is in bits, looks like the technical failure was due to Soviet era mis-management of surface to air missile. clown  Bad Russia.

    What is on pic is only its warload and  Conformal Fuel Tanks, apparently it droped them while flying over Yemen to...improve chances of leaving enemy airspace? And then crashed into sea apparently.
    I wasn't aware that the F-15E and variants could even drop their CFTs midflight. I personally know a F-15E who I could ask yet I don't know if he will answer that.

    They cant be normally dropped like hardpoint attached external tanks, i was abit sarcastic there Very Happy
    Hah, the pilot told me that too. Either way, I wasn't very awake when I wrote that post too.
    Siempre_Leal wrote:Houthis & Pro Saleh troops assault on saudi border post south of Najran city.



    Jizan province

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT5qMzgxuXQ
    *Posted the link only due to Thumbnail being graphic

    Remember when the Saudis were considered the dominant military power in the Middle East and how badly Iran would fare against Saudi Arabia in a war? Funny to see how great of a paper tiger the Saudis turned out to be.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Militarov on Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:18 am

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:
    Militarov wrote: ... However i dont know what could have been used, F15E/S mostly fly on fairly secure altitudes, Saudis do not care about warload price. Almost everything they carry is guided.

    Especially now that we are talking about the situation in Yemen, it is useful to mention something about weapons' performance figures.

    Even Russian export-legal weapon systems would have performance figures way beyond their quoted figures. A possible case in point is a highly publicized shoot-down in 1970's of an Iranian airforce F-4 by an Strela fired, of all places, in Yemen.

    "This is during the times of the Shah of Iran who was a "US" vassal."

    The reports have consistently claimed that the shoot-down occurred at an altitude of 3500 m, and the Strela was fired from 10 km away.

    Well we had here clear specs for every system, use out of parameters was forbidden...well...not that we used them much, especially guys that served directly on SAM launchers, since we dont have adequate training facilities for them.

    I mean i suppose its plausible, wierder things than that happened. Tho i really wonder what happened with that F15S/E whatever it was.

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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:00 am

    Militarov wrote:Tho i really wonder what happened with that F15S/E whatever it was.

    Same here, I would very much like to find out about what happened to that F-15.

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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:03 am

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:
    Militarov wrote: ... However i dont know what could have been used, F15E/S mostly fly on fairly secure altitudes, Saudis do not care about warload price. Almost everything they carry is guided.

    Especially now that we are talking about the situation in Yemen, it is useful to mention something about weapons' performance figures.

    Even Russian export-legal weapon systems would have performance figures way beyond their quoted figures. A possible case in point is a highly publicized shoot-down in 1970's of an Iranian airforce F-4 by an Strela fired, of all places, in Yemen.

    "This is during the times of the Shah of Iran who was a "US" vassal."

    The reports have consistently claimed that the shoot-down occurred at an altitude of 3500 m, and the Strela was fired from 10 km away.

    Sorry, I meant to say Strela-2, the sans suffixe, not Strela-2M.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:55 am

    Flipflops-R-Us Very Happy

    The Yemenis are like the Gauls in an Asterix cartoon.

    A backward, illiterate and undernourished bunch, chewing their Qat (magic potion) and kicking ass.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Solncepek on Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:04 am

    Governor of Yemen city of Aden killed in attack

    The governor of Yemen's southern port city of Aden has been killed in a large explosion, officials say.

    Jaafar Mohammed Saad and several aides died when their convoy was hit. Some sources say the blast was caused by a rocket propelled grenade.

    Islamic State militants later claimed the attack. The group has a presence in Yemen, amid an ongoing civil war.

    Houthi rebels based in northern Yemen have seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

    Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35019302



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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:38 am

    TheArmenian wrote:Flipflops-R-Us Very Happy

    The Yemenis are like the Gauls in an Asterix cartoon.

    A backward, illiterate and undernourished bunch, chewing their Qat (magic potion) and kicking ass.

    Worse, Yemenis actually took control of small chunks of SA.

    Even Gauls from Asterix never invaded Roman Empire!!!

    I have seen some crazy stuff back in my days but this Yemen thing takes the cake. lol1

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:37 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:Flipflops-R-Us Very Happy

    The Yemenis are like the Gauls in an Asterix cartoon.

    A backward, illiterate and undernourished bunch, chewing their Qat (magic potion) and kicking ass.

    Worse, Yemenis actually took control of small chunks of SA.

    Even Gauls from Asterix never invaded Roman Empire!!!

    I have seen some crazy stuff back in my days but this Yemen thing takes the cake. lol1
    Asterix and his mates did go around the Empire causing mayhem tho'. Great books, author was a genius.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  max steel on Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:22 pm

    You are not even reporting Saudi backed team progress at all.

    Saudi Coalition Claims Progress in Taking Yemeni City of Taez


    In the battle for the strategic Yemeni city of Taez, the Saudi-led coalition has gained nearly complete control, according to coalition commanders and analysts.

    Operations began to capture the city on Nov. 15 with United Arab Emirates forces and Saudi-Emirati trained Yemeni Popular Resistance Committee forces advancing.

    According to Mahmood Sharief Mahmood, head of research and constancy, and adviser at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, obtaining control of the city is key to the Arab coalition forces' campaign in Yemen.

    "Taez is the closest southern gate to Sanaa, it is approximately 200 kilometers away from Sanaa. Advanced armored vehicles can reach it in less than three hours," he said.

    Taez will serve as the military base for the coalition in which the UAE plays a primary role in the advance to the north, Mahmood added.

    "Taez is an important gateway to control the entire coastal area of Yemen and all the maritime facilities and ports located within it, such as the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and Bab Al Mandab," he said

    Furthermore, control of the coastal corridor will prevent the supply of ammunition to the Houthis from the coastal facilities.

    "Control of the coastal corridor reignites the aspiration for the Djibouti -Taez Transcontinental Bridge that will link Asia with Africa. This will have a strong geo-economic impact on international maritime [operations] which has strong political, economic, military and security implications," Mahmood said.

    Since October, the Arab coalition has been boosted by the arrival of Sudanese forces.

    According to a commander of the pro-government forces, more than 1,350 Sudanese soldiers have arrived in Yemen since October. Some were deployed in the strategic Al Anad airbase adjacent Lahj province, the source said.

    Sudanese Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Awad Bin Awf had earlier stated that the Sudan is ready to commit up to 6,000 troops to the operations in Yemen. A first group who arrived in mid-October consisted of a commando battalion, according to military sources in Khartoum.

    "The forces that initially arrived in Yemen were tasked with securing and policing Aden, a number of them [moved] from the National Intelligence Service's commando brigades," a Sudanese military source told Defense News.

    Battle Plan To Control Taez


    In the build-up to gain full control, the UAE sent more Emirati military vehicles manned by pro-government fighters

    "We are not far from the truth if we state that 75 percent of the province of Taez is under the control of the coalition forces," Mahmood said.

    Mahmood added that the UAE has deployed soldiers accompanied by advanced armored vehicles via the strategic southern Nejid supply route.

    "It is not an over statement to say that the UAE land forces are the most effective military operators in the south of Yemen. However, minefields laid down by the pro-Huthi [forces] are causing serious damage to the efforts of the coalition," he said

    The battle to control the western part of the city is underway.

    "It seems that the operation to control the western part of the Taez has begun. It aims to cut off the Houthi supply and logistics line and to lift the siege. It is believed that the operation will move to the eastern front of the province of Taez. The liberation of Taez will be complete If the coalition won those two fronts," Mahmood said.

    Yemeni government troops and their supporters have reportedly recaptured the strategic town of Jaar in southern Abyan province from al-Qaida.

    Jaar is considered a key link between Aden, where the internationally recognized government has its temporary headquarters, and Al Mukalla, the al-Qaida-held capital of southeastern Hadramout province, according to coalition military sources.

    Also, the first Sudanese soldier was killed in fighting to liberate Al Sharija area in Lahj province from al-Houthi control.

    "In this battle, units of the Sudanese Army are participating [for the first time] with the members of the Popular Resistance with an air cover provided by the [Arab] coalition against al-Houthi militants and forces [loyal] to [former Yemen President Ali Abdullah] Saleh," press reports quoted Qaid Nasr, a spokesperson for the Popular Resistance, as saying.

    Al Sharija's recapture is important for the military advance towards Taez, and the attempts to wrest control of the city from al-Houthi militants, reports said.

    Political Windfall From Taez Operation

    According to Mahmood, a victory in Taez will strengthen the negotiating position of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Dec. 7 Geneva talks.

    "The preliminary talks are currently being held in the Sultanate of Oman under the disguise of the UN Representative to Yemen. It appears that the Ansar Allah party will join the preliminary talks," he said.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:36 pm

    Taiz was never taken by Houthis, they stalled in taking the city since October. The ones who tool Taiz however was...AQAP who turned out to be Pro-HAdi forces. Then they were pushed back.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:42 pm

    Siempre_Leal wrote:Houthis & Pro Saleh troops assault on saudi border post south of Najran city.



    Jizan province

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT5qMzgxuXQ
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    3rd video beggining of the clip= PKP with houthis...Crime is signed.

    2nd video, they fire an RPG-27/RGsh-1 at an M113. Yes you heard well.

    God only knows what operation is Russia running in Yemen. So maybe Turkey should buckle up and play nice or indeed they'll have NovoKordestan on their chops.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Militarov on Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:23 am

    "The Saudi Arabia Kingdom-led coalition has destroyed a Scud missile carrier near the Yemeni-Saudi border, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The carrier, belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia and its ally deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s forces, was destroyed by the coalition after studying their movements, the channel said. It said the carrier was heading toward the Kingdom but did not specify where.

    Meanwhile, Yemeni Popular Resistance forces and those loyal to the internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi made advances in Sirwah west of Maarib city after heavy clashes with Houthi and Saleh militias. Armed forces supporting border patrol guards along the border in Jazan have blocked a number of infiltration attempts by the rebels into Saudi territory last week. According to military sources, hostile groups suffered a major defeat at the hands of Saudi forces and border patrol guards. According the Military Balance 2014, the Yemen would have six Scub-B launcher units and 33 missiles. Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/december_2015_global_defense_security_news_uk/the_saudi_arabia_kingdom-led_coalition_has_destroyed_scud_missile_near_yemeni-saudi_border_10712151.html

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  Dima on Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:04 pm

    Hassan Ridha ‏@sayed_ridha 2 hours ago
    Brig. Gen. Tareq Mohamad Abdallah Saleh has reportedly met with Russian military attaché in Russia's embassy in Sanaa Yemen

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:24 pm

    UAE has established a secret base in Eritrea for raids on positions of Huthis

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1616828.html


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    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:56 pm

    Dima wrote:Hassan Ridha ‏@sayed_ridha 2 hours ago
    Brig. Gen. Tareq Mohamad Abdallah Saleh has reportedly met with Russian military attaché in Russia's embassy in Sanaa Yemen

    That means that Russia recognizes Huthis government as the legitimate?


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:20 am

    George1 wrote:
    Dima wrote:Hassan Ridha ‏@sayed_ridha 2 hours ago
    Brig. Gen. Tareq Mohamad Abdallah Saleh has reportedly met with Russian military attaché in Russia's embassy in Sanaa Yemen

    That means that Russia recognizes Huthis government as the legitimate?

    have you been following the recent details of the videos?

    You see Houthis sporting PKP's, RGSH-1's, high end optics, OSV's, Russian-made kamelbaks etc etc etc...what does that tell you?

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    Post  iraqidabab on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:44 am

    George1 wrote:
    Dima wrote:Hassan Ridha ‏@sayed_ridha 2 hours ago
    Brig. Gen. Tareq Mohamad Abdallah Saleh has reportedly met with Russian military attaché in Russia's embassy in Sanaa Yemen

    That means that Russia recognizes Huthis government as the legitimate?

    Yemeni military is largely functional and operating, they're not all Houthis. Saleh is not Houthi either.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:04 am

    Looks like an Australian who was leading the newly arrived Colombians has been killed in Yemen together with 6 Colombians

    Breaking: Columbian and Australian Mercenaries Killed in Southern Yemen
    http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-columbian-and-australian-mercenaries-killed-in-yemen/


    Australian mercenary reportedly killed in Yemen
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/12/09/australian-mercenary-reportedly-killed-yemen

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News

    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:20 pm

    iraqidabab wrote:

    Yemeni military is largely functional and operating, they're not all Houthis. Saleh is not Houthi either.

    yes but he is shiite and has talen the side of Houthis in yemen civil war


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    Post  Solncepek on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:13 pm

    BREAKING: Blackwater mercenary commander, Masyas Bakenbah from Mexico, killed in clashes with Houthi forces near Omari area.

    A total of 15 "Blackwater" mercenaries were killed in Yemen. That includes: Mexico - 1 UK - 2 France - 1 Australia - 1 Colombia - 10

    BREAKING: Abu Ali Hakim al-Houthi is appointed as commander of 4th Military Region and Brigade 35 in Taiz

    Abu Ali Hakim is the most popular Houthi military commander. He's currently under UN sanction, falsely reportedly killed on Saudi media.

    Abu Ali Hakim played a big role in battling regime forces in Sadah during 2011 and Salafis in Dammaj. He's now in charge of Taiz battle.

    BREAKING: US transport plane bearing "Blackwater" logo has reportedly transferred dead bodies of UK & Colombia mercenaries out of Yemen.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:50 pm

    Solncepek wrote:BREAKING: Blackwater mercenary commander, Masyas Bakenbah from Mexico, killed in clashes with Houthi forces near Omari area.

    A total of 15 "Blackwater" mercenaries were killed in Yemen. That includes: Mexico - 1 UK - 2 France - 1 Australia - 1 Colombia - 10

    BREAKING: Abu Ali Hakim al-Houthi is appointed as commander of 4th Military Region and Brigade 35 in Taiz

    Abu Ali Hakim is the most popular Houthi military commander. He's currently under UN sanction, falsely reportedly killed on Saudi media.

    Abu Ali Hakim played a big role in battling regime forces in Sadah during 2011 and Salafis in Dammaj. He's now in charge of Taiz battle.

    BREAKING: US transport plane bearing "Blackwater" logo has reportedly transferred dead bodies of UK & Colombia mercenaries out of Yemen.

    A lot of mercenaries in middle east wars this era. No relation with somewhat "ideological" wars in cold war era between arab states and israel


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    Post  Solncepek on Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:43 pm

    French mercenary killed in Yemen. His name is reportedly called Philip Fordan.

    At least 20 foreign mercenaries killed & injured while trying to advance towards Houthi-held Omari Camp (Brigade 17) in Dhubab. Taiz Yemen

    BREAKING: Another mercenary, Ferdinand Lamos of Argentina, died after sustained his wound clashing with Houthis near Omari. Taiz Yemen

    An American ship was later reportedly sent to save Ferdinand's life, but he died after sustaining injuries when he was on board.

    Report says Ferdinand Lamos previously worked in a French group called "Foreign Legion" which has links to Blackwater.

    BREAKING: Local media reports Yemen army captured 8 Sudanese & 4 Bangladeshis after clashing with Coalition forces in Sharija near Lahj.


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