Militarov wrote:Actually yes, i have seen more than one Russian military manuals that are 100% made of data taken from Wikipedia, and no i am not joking. M1A1 Abrams manual i saw made by RuMOD was 100/100 translated Wikipedia article about it.
So ye, there is no really Russian James Bond hanging on elastic cables in some hangar in Area 51 spying on SM-6.
Wow, quite the conclusion. You've seen a "manual" on the M1A1 that took ver batim info off Wikipedia, therefore Russia can't have a James Bond in the rafters at Area 51... Oh, and you've seen MoD people on forums.
Weapons and counter-weapons development is usually carried out by smart people in research complexes with simulations, physical and digital, on small and grand scale, using theoretical and applied knowledge... Espionage is usually conducted through the digital world these days, from my understanding.
Militarov wrote:However they are not interested in tell-told things on the forums, they are interested in scans of the manuals, pictures, graphs... alot of which sooner or later appears on forums. That is giving less results, but costs almost nothing in terms of obtaining.
Yes, very good. Refer back to my previous statement, the words you're looking for are in block font.
Militarov wrote:You are aware that is how we in Serbia knew when US aircraft were taking off the Aviano? Via one italian aircraft spotter forum.
This has everything to do with weapons development I'm sure, I just haven't seen it yet. You're talking early versions of what we see today all the time, real-time data gathering via the internet, whoopdeedoo? Wouldn't plan a battle on it... or a weapon. As far as I know, Serbia didn't exactly have many options did it?
Russia = Superpower, their options available are sort of more extensive, if there was a list of preferences as to how they acquire their intel, internet forums would be somewhere near the bottom I imagine.
Militarov wrote:Real life is not James Bond shit... get used to it.
James Bond was a bit before my time sorry. He's not as iconic among my generation, try Jason Bourne.