Western (social) media circles just act like everything outside of the U.S and E.U does not exist.
trough my own social media Rheinmetall praised this gigantic remote unarmed and unarmoured toaster on tracks like it was the next leap in millitary drone technology.
I mean, do not mind the Uran-Series right?.
same for the NH-90 helicopter at the time. "the next flawless NATO ASW helicopter".
Turned out during trails its engines could not handle sea-conditions and wore its engines out during the trails itself.
"Israeli Spike/Gill, next thing in defeating russian armor in top-down attacks".
They just failed to mention the damn missiles can not re-aquire their targets on the way down in an enviroment when the target is colder than the surrounding environment, or go after the wrong targets if they are hotter than their original target.
We actually pulled the damn things from Afhanistan as we where afraid of hitting our own APC or Tanks that where in combat.
We intened to use them to attack urban buildings in pin-point attacks but they are just useless.
"JDAM's, turn your dumb bombs into smart weapons with these packages".
And they are notoriously sensitive to solar interference with their GPS targeting data.
They are more likely to miss their target than to hit.
My only good experience was with the company Krauss-maffei, and in another case Raytheon.
Krauss-Maffei: They dont boast and just want the weapon to work like it was designed.
In Afghanistan, they send their designer's themselves as we where the first to use the PZH-2000 to fix what was causing failures (at first) to the automated firing system and the firing/ballistic computer. Bringing loads of replacement parts and they updated the software continously until the weapon was exactly as advertised. They are not afraid to admit mistakes either. They stand behind their products.
Raytheon: Their bombs actually are safe to use and work as intended.
they manufacture primarily the Paveway-series. Laser-guided bombs, they got their own diagnostic software too. When an pilot preps the bomb for engagement on the wing the bomb runs trough its own software pre-release check. If it encounters anything that hinders it from striking its target it reports back.
An pilot has to over-ride the warning of the bomb to use it.
If it confirms its pre-check, its guidance system hits it dead-on target. every time.
But for the rest of Western Weapons?. over-promised and exceedingly expensive and not at all durable.
An "next-gen" Stinger system mounted on Fennek vehicles was promoted as the next generation in anti-air warfare.
I think we all know this was not "next gen", as short-range air defenses where since the cold war mounted on fast-light armoured vehicles.
Except, .....this "next gen" vehicles need to first set up in an BMS (Battlefield Management Network) to be able to acuire and air target and fire.
It has to stop, set up an strong stationary antenna to receive and transmit data on an network...
Congratulations NATO, how to turn an stand-alone short-range AA weapon of the cold war in an useless piece of hardware.
Its not like NATO personell are all retarded, there are often crew that point to russian equipment and point out the weakness from their position.
Arms manufacturers and Western Millitary's often write these opinions off as these soldiers are too pessimistic, lost their will to fight or be victims to russian propaganda.
yours truly here included
I think when i say here i have to explain to an NATO intell officer what an old ZSU-23-4 that was on the loose between KAF and TK is capable off says enough.
They assumed it could only attack C-130's that where fully loaded at close range that took-off from KAF. As their slow speed was the only oppertunity to attack. that it was not an threat to us as ground forces.
He was clueless as i explained it was able to depress its cannons low enough to engage our convoy if it was able to set up in an optimal firing position as we pressed our convoy to TK through their lines. It would out-gun and outrange us as the heaviest we had was .50 call. And as we brought munitions and fuel, and we had plenty of logistical soft-targets they just might try it. There was nowhere for us to go once this system opened up on us untill its munitions ran dry.
You really would think these people's jobs would be total-weapon freaks and learn everything to know there is about these weapons.
Fucking google-generation of idiots. nobody has passion anymore in their jobs in intelligence.
I consider myself an proffesional, and i know there are others out there in NATO too. but we are an very small minority.
Mostly we become Pariah's by Western media and governments because we voice our objections to the path chosen by millitary's and politicians.
We find an weapon unsuitable, we discover the deal has already been done by politicians.
Us testing it is just window-dressing to confirm it. Our opinion does not matter.
We find lowering recruitment demands is unnaceptable. that it will affect our combat effectiveness.
Government pushed the inclusive agenda and tells us to shut up.
Advertising over the social media our army is stronger because of "DIVERSITY!!!!".
We, the ones that actually read history books, visit our predecessors memorials and serve with an actual spine and with respect to the job tried to explain it.
As an Millitary, you have to adhere to an image. social standards as expected by any millitary.
Putting scrawny girls in front-line service is asking for trouble. So is putting an transgender in Command of an German infantry squad that does not share these woke-values. and send them to meet an Serbian elite combat unit for exercises.
Are you out of your freaking mind!?!. You know how absolutely humiliating this is to the German Troops?.
But sure, lets put the whole german airborne unit under the train because they dared to spray Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps Emblem on their vehicles in Afghanistan.
And just ignore they where the best combat troops you had out there that did not know the word "retreat".
They where "toxic" according to politicians.
Talk about not honoring your country's warriors.
Western Media?. They are pure propaganda tools of their governments. Nothing they say is the truth.
And sadly there are loads and loads of Western NATO-fanboys living in basements that like to regurgitate the propaganda without having any first hand experience or knowledge themselves on the matter.