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    Post  Dima Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:54 am

    Militarov wrote:"Stratfor has detected an Emirati naval presence in the Eritrean port of Assab that may indicate Eritrea's support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Satellite imagery taken Sept. 16 appears to show three landing craft docked in the port that are not vessels known to exist within the Eritrean navy's inventory. Analysis of the detailed images provided by our partners at AllSource Analysis — and of naval vessels in the wider region — suggests that all three vessels belong to the United Arab Emirates. While there have been previous claims of Eritrea's support for the coalition conducting operations in Yemen, the naval activity in Eritrea's southern port reveals that Eritrean facilities and possibly even personnel are assisting the Saudi-led military effort.

    Eritrea's exact role in the coalition's operations remains unclear and cannot be derived from this imagery alone. However, the presence of Emirati naval vessels indicates, at the very least, that Eritrea has assumed a direct military or logistical responsibility within the campaign. One of the landing craft located at Assab port was likely either Al Quwaisat or Al Futaisi, the only two ships of that particular class that were delivered to the United Arab Emirates in 2012. One of these ships was also spotted dropping off Sudanese troops and equipment at Yemen's Aden port on Oct. 17. It is therefore clear that Emirati landing craft are ferrying troops and equipment into the port of Aden as ground forces continue to mass ahead of a potential offensive push into Sanaa. Still, Eritrea's position in this scheme is less apparent."


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    Or maybe due to this...?

    http://www.weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/cyclone-chapala-yemen-oman-arabian-peninsula

    Cyclone Chapala in the Arabian Sea Likely to Be Rare, Destructive Landfall in Yemen
    Published Oct 31 2015

    Cyclone Chapala became the strongest tropical system so far south in the Arabian Sea on record and may make an extremely rare landfall at hurricane strength along the coast of Yemen Monday or Tuesday.

    Chapaa remained a Category 4 equivalent storm Saturday night after rapidly intensifying to a high-end Category 4 early Friday.

    Satellite imagery Saturday showed a still-impressive eyewall with a tiny eye only about nine miles wide, roughly the size of Hurricane Patricia, which became the most intense hurricane of record in the western hemisphere roughly a week ago.

    While direct measurements from reconnaissance aircraft are not available over the Arabian Sea, Chapala's rate of intensification from a high-end tropical storm to a high-end Category 4 storm in 24 hours ending 2 a.m. EDT Friday morning was quite impressive for this part of the world.
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    Post  GarryB Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:05 am

    Whoa... what hit that tank... that looks like a Javelin hitting a pile of explosives called a T-72 in a marketing video... was it a tactical nuke?

    I thought only Soviet tanks exploded like that?

    On the plus side it would have been a quick death for the crew...
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    Post  Werewolf Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:31 am

    GarryB wrote:Whoa... what hit that tank... that looks like a Javelin hitting a pile of explosives called a T-72 in a marketing video... was it a tactical nuke?

    I thought only Soviet tanks exploded like that?

    On the plus side it would have been a quick death for the crew...

    Such explosion clouds are rather revealing to be different weapon as what russian weapons use since the last two decades.

    If this is suppossed to be a HEAT weapon and not HE, which i doubt then the shaped charge is of older design. Today most designs are highly angled to achieve the penetrator to form quicker and accelerate it more effeciently that creates a distinguishable ring form, small explosion fire ring with lot of bright smoke which we know from Kornet for instance. That explosion is quite big and most probably from HEAT charge like TOW or indeed maybe something like javelin which uses a monoblock with much "flatter" explosive filler. The latest generation overall of russian ATGM's seems to be quite effecient and using and directing explosive energy into the intented trajectory of the copper cone.


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    Post  whir Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:55 am

    Metis
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    Post  KoTeMoRe Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:21 pm

    GarryB wrote:Whoa... what hit that tank... that looks like a Javelin hitting a pile of explosives called a T-72 in a marketing video... was it a tactical nuke?

    I thought only Soviet tanks exploded like that?

    On the plus side it would have been a quick death for the crew...

    It's the Metis-M, I'm enclined to think Metis-M1 has been delivered recently, because there's almost no friction spills from the spinning on most videos and missile goes fast.

    That would be a definitive proof that Russia is talking back to Saudis. Something like Fvck you too.
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    Post  Guest Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:46 pm

    Dima wrote:
    Militarov wrote:"Stratfor has detected an Emirati naval presence in the Eritrean port of Assab that may indicate Eritrea's support of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Satellite imagery taken Sept. 16 appears to show three landing craft docked in the port that are not vessels known to exist within the Eritrean navy's inventory. Analysis of the detailed images provided by our partners at AllSource Analysis — and of naval vessels in the wider region — suggests that all three vessels belong to the United Arab Emirates. While there have been previous claims of Eritrea's support for the coalition conducting operations in Yemen, the naval activity in Eritrea's southern port reveals that Eritrean facilities and possibly even personnel are assisting the Saudi-led military effort.

    Eritrea's exact role in the coalition's operations remains unclear and cannot be derived from this imagery alone. However, the presence of Emirati naval vessels indicates, at the very least, that Eritrea has assumed a direct military or logistical responsibility within the campaign. One of the landing craft located at Assab port was likely either Al Quwaisat or Al Futaisi, the only two ships of that particular class that were delivered to the United Arab Emirates in 2012. One of these ships was also spotted dropping off Sudanese troops and equipment at Yemen's Aden port on Oct. 17. It is therefore clear that Emirati landing craft are ferrying troops and equipment into the port of Aden as ground forces continue to mass ahead of a potential offensive push into Sanaa. Still, Eritrea's position in this scheme is less apparent."


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    Or maybe due to this...?

    http://www.weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/cyclone-chapala-yemen-oman-arabian-peninsula

    Cyclone Chapala in the Arabian Sea Likely to Be Rare, Destructive Landfall in Yemen
    Published Oct 31 2015

    Cyclone Chapala became the strongest tropical system so far south in the Arabian Sea on record and may make an extremely rare landfall at hurricane strength along the coast of Yemen Monday or Tuesday.

    Chapaa remained a Category 4 equivalent storm Saturday night after rapidly intensifying to a high-end Category 4 early Friday.

    Satellite imagery Saturday showed a still-impressive eyewall with a tiny eye only about nine miles wide, roughly the size of Hurricane Patricia, which became the most intense hurricane of record in the western hemisphere roughly a week ago.

    While direct measurements from reconnaissance aircraft are not available over the Arabian Sea, Chapala's rate of intensification from a high-end tropical storm to a high-end Category 4 storm in 24 hours ending 2 a.m. EDT Friday morning was quite impressive for this part of the world.

    Could be too i suppose, question is why not in home port xD
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    Post  Zivo Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:48 pm

    Militarov wrote:Yemeni Conflict: News - Page 30 CSrB29GWcAAo5S6

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    "Photo believed to be a Saudi M1 Abrams destroyed by Yemeni Army & Popular Committees near Al-Khubah, Jizan"

    To me it looks rather like M60A3.

    Here's the video

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=034_1446387820
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    Post  Guest Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:19 pm

    Zivo wrote:
    Militarov wrote:

    Yemeni Conflict: News - Page 30 CSrB28QXIAA0npn

    "Photo believed to be a Saudi M1 Abrams destroyed by Yemeni Army & Popular Committees near Al-Khubah, Jizan"

    To me it looks rather like M60A3.

    Here's the video

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=034_1446387820

    Truly does look like Metis.
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    Post  JohninMK Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:11 pm

    More at link

    Hundreds of former Colombian soldiers have joined the Saudi-led coalition – not free of charge, of course – and have now taken up frontline positions in Aden, South American media reports.

    Colombian hirelings are all set to enter the fighting. They are paid by one of the Saudi-led coalition members – most likely, by Saudi Arabia itself or the United Arab States – recent reports in South American media claim.

    Up to 800 Colombian soldiers are taking “frontline positions” in Aden, the southern port city, where Sunni jihadists – mainly ISIL – have recently stepped into the fray with government forces and Saudi-led coalition units that captured this second most important city of Yemen from Shiite Houthi rebels just in August, the Spanish-language channel TeleSUR reported.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151102/1029449165/colombian-mercenaries-fighting-yemen.html#ixzz3qKqyyh6B
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    Post  Guest Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:19 am

    Saudi Abrams MBT, Bradley IFV and a arms depot hit in Najran.



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    Post  KoTeMoRe Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:46 am

    Again Metis. With longer range than normal Metis-M. But with same friction spilling (especially second shot). We can safely say there's some one handing presents.
    What we can see also, is that the Metis will penetrate and blow up Abroomz.
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    Post  PapaDragon Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13 am

    Militarov wrote:Saudi Abrams MBT, Bradley IFV and a arms depot hit in Najran.



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    Post  max steel Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:18 am

    M-60 getting all blown up isn't soothing . Would like to see M1 Abrams instead.
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:13 pm

    max steel wrote:M-60 getting all blown up isn't soothing . Would like to see M1 Abrams instead.
    One tank less is one tank less so enjoy. thumbsup
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    Post  Guest Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:21 pm

    "A major contingent of UAE armed forces is preparing to enter Yemen to relieve those soldiers that have been carrying the burden so far. Nearly seventy Emirati soldiers have been killed in the war which is understood to be entering its final phase. UAE armoured vehicles have also been sent to the front line of the battle for the city of Taez, which has been under attack from Houthi forces in recent months. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces on Monday said the first batch of "brave Emirati soldiers" will be replaced by the second batch as part of Operation Restoring Hope. The coalition has sent 30 military vehicles, including tanks, to forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in Taez, the southwestern gateway to the rebel-held capital, military sources there told AFP.

    Abu Dhabi-based The National paper said that "UAE-supplied military vehicles have arrived at the front line of the battle for the city of Taez," adding that "dozens" of armoured vehicles were delivered on Sunday to pro-government fighters in the city. Taez has remained in the hands of fighters loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. But the Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies have besieged it for months with clashes raging between rival forces. The Dubai government-owned daily Al-Bayan reported that "coalition forces, reinforced by vehicles and modern arms... have deployed in Taez." But The National and military sources said that the armoured vehicles were manned by Yemeni fighters.

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    UAE media reported that more reinforcements are expected to arrive in Taez from Lahj province in the south. The modern weapons provided by the coalition include US-made anti-tank TOW missiles, according to the Saudi Asharq Al-Awsat daily. Last week, the coalition dropped arms and ammunition to pro-government fighters in Taez, military sources said. The UAE is one of a number of countries battling Houthi rebels in Yemen in a bid to restore the legitimate government. Saudi Arabia is leading the coalition which also includes Qatar and Bahrain."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/november_2015_global_defense_security_news_uk/uae_prepares_to_rotate_troops_in_yemen_and_deploys_more_armoured_vehicles_on_the_front_line_20311151.html
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:05 pm

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bd3_1446487426

    Was it posted already? Seems to be a new one.
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    Post  JohninMK Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:11 pm

    Walther von Oldenburg wrote:http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bd3_1446487426

    Was it posted already? Seems to be a new one.
    Already posted. Yesterday I think.
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    Post  Dima Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:58 pm

    Yet again, its Russia that takes the burden of supplying the needy in Yemen with vital supplies. Shortage of naval assets is very much felt. I wish Russia deploy its newest four ships (11356 and 22350) in the middle east as soon as all enter active service. A military umbrella need to be present in the region to safegaurd the humanitarian assistance which are likely to increase in the future.

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 2h2 hours ago

    #Russia plane arrives in #Sanaa International Airport carrying 20 tons of humanitarian aid. #Yemen
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    Post  Dima Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:11 pm

    Hope the cyclone and the recent floods have taken a good toll on the Jihadis/ISIS/AQ/etc

    Iran is probably the only other nation who have been supplying Yemen with aid from the start and that too under the scrutiny of the Saudi/US Co. Iran's drawback is also the lack of good naval combatants to protect its supplies. Wish they make some deal with Russia for 11661 Gepard class.
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    Post  Dima Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:47 pm

    Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 17m17 minutes ago

    A Yemeni fighter in the #Saudi border near #Najran city. #Yemen
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    Post  George1 Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:48 pm

    Dima wrote:Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 17m17 minutes ago

    A Yemeni fighter in the #Saudi border near #Najran city. #Yemen
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    Post  KoTeMoRe Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:42 pm

    George1 wrote:
    Dima wrote:Tony Toh ‏@tonytohcy 17m17 minutes ago

    A Yemeni fighter in the #Saudi border near #Najran city. #Yemen
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    Post  iraqidabab Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:49 pm

    Should send some ATGW and manpads to the Yemeni military in Sana'a as well. Enables Russia to stop Saudi terror support in Syria.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:51 pm

    iraqidabab wrote:Should send some ATGW and manpads to the Yemeni military in Sana'a as well. Enables Russia to stop Saudi terror support in Syria.

    YA is in Al Raboa stomping SA to the curb.
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    Post  Dima Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:45 am

    This is from the official news agency of Republic of the Yemen.
    http://www.sabanews.net/en/news408655.htm

    Russian aid plane lands in Sana'a
    [05/November/2015]

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    SANA'A, Nov. 05 (Saba) - A Russian plane landed on Thursday in Sana'a International Airport carrying more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid.

    The plane which broke the no-fly zone imposed on Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen including food and relief aid.

    The last planes Russia sent to Yemen were in July, with almost 46 tons of aid aboard.

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    Strange that I can't find any report on the latest Russian humanitarian aircraft landing in Sanaa in English language Russian media.



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