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    Post  JohninMK on 04/05/20, 07:53 pm

    franco wrote:Could be just an unit rotation although have seen other sources saying there has been an increase in forces.

    Looks to be from mid April

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – On April 12th, the Russian Federation sent a large amount of military equipment to Syria, including tanks and other armored vehicles.

    According to the maritime observer Yoruk Isik, the Russian Federation’s Project 1171 ЧФ Black Sea Fleet 197th Assault Ship Brigade Tapir (NATO:Alligator) class LST Saratov transited on April 10th, the Bosphorus Strait that links the Black and Mediterranean seas.

    The Russian ship would later arrive to Syria’s Port of Tartous, where the cargo on the ship was later unloaded and transported to the Syrian and Russian armed forces inside the country.

    Now, nearly a month later, a photo of the Russian’s ship cargo has been released and shared on several social media platforms.

    In the photo, several soldiers can be seen at the dock for the Port of Tartous, while the Saratov’s cargo is being prepared to be unloaded.

    The arrival of these armored vehicles came a month after the Turkish Air Force launched a powerful attack in the Idlib Governorate, which resulted in the death of several soldiers and the destruction of a number of mechanisms, including tanks and armored personnel carriers (APC).
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    Post  JohninMK on 04/05/20, 07:56 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:More photos from the same incident:
    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14 - Page 7 EXC7FE8UYAA1zQe?format=jpg&name=large

    The two guys on the right could be in my photo

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    Post  ahmedfire on 05/05/20, 06:58 pm

    I saw posts on Twitter which claim some Photos from of a Russian officer with an Orion (index 14Ts8009) satellite navigation system capable of working with GLONASS or GPS during a recent patrol in Idlib. It appears to show 0 GLONASS satellites were available but 6 GPS satellites were.

    Any confirmations ? did Russia used a SAT guided munitions in Syria ?

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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on 05/05/20, 08:11 pm

    yes they have been for years, the KAB-500S for example has been used in Syria since like 2014-2015 (Testing purposes)
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    Post  ahmedfire on 05/05/20, 08:52 pm

    SeigSoloyvov wrote:yes they have been for years, the KAB-500S for example has been used in Syria since like 2014-2015 (Testing purposes)

    Great but why it's showing 0 for Glonass ?
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov on 05/05/20, 09:49 pm

    ahmedfire wrote:
    SeigSoloyvov wrote:yes they have been for years, the KAB-500S for example has been used in Syria since like 2014-2015 (Testing purposes)

    Great but why it's showing 0 for Glonass ?

    Russia doesn't have 24/7 GLONASS coverage
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    Post  miketheterrible on 05/05/20, 10:18 pm

    For some reason Russia hasnt bothered to build a glonass repeater in Syria yet. If they did then they would be using glonass far more often then. Glonass has 24 sats so it has worldwide coverage for most part but not as accessible 24/7. Repeaters would suffice.
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    Post  GarryB on 06/05/20, 04:36 am

    GLONASS coverage is global... in fact in places with mountains like Afghanistan GLONASS is actually better than GPS... and that includes cities with big tall buildings and inside buildings.

    Countries near the north pole also get rather better coverage from GLONASS than from GPS which is why countries you would think were anti Russian are still quite interested in GLONASS.

    I remember an article about emergency services in the US where they were creating a management system and they chose GLONASS over GPS because in big cities the signal from the GLONASS satellites made the signal more reliable on the ground between large buildings and also inside some buildings.

    That obviously created a patriotic shitstorm with politicians complaining that it might compromise the system with Russian input, but the officials stuck to their guns simply because the difference could save lives as they said. I believe the compromise was eventually to make it a fully dual system but to have no indication on the equipment as to which satellite network was being used at any given time.

    For the Russian military in Syria GPS would be useless because as they found in Georgia in 2008 the Americans can turn off areas when they please... and they did. They left the military signal on for the georgians to continue murdering south ossetians of course, but they turned off the civilian system in the area.

    GLONASS has the full compliment of satellites it is supposed to have to function properly.
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    Post  JohninMK on 06/05/20, 11:37 pm

    Interesting move by Russia. Israel won't like it at all.

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – In a rare move, the Russian Federation gave Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in the western part of the country, a flight tracking app revealed this week.

    According to the reports, a Syrian IL-76 cargo aircraft was tracked flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh in Syria’s Latakia Governorate. The plane, which mostly travels from Tehran to Damascus, is under the watchful eye of the Israeli military, who has on several occasions attacked the cargo unloaded from the aircraft.

    “Israel, with varying success, nevertheless destroyed several military facilities of the Iranian military forces on the territory of Syria and damaged the infrastructure of a number of military bases in order to prevent Iranian aircraft with weapons from landing here; however, Russia provided the Iranian military with the opportunity to use its military airfield in the province of Latakia, thereby challenging Netanyahu, who promised to strike at the Iranian military at any time,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.

    “By allowing Iran to use the Khmeimim (var. Hmeimim) airbase, Russia challenged Netanyahu, literally pointing out that just one attempt to attack the Russian military airbase in Syria, regardless of the circumstances, would lead not only to the destruction of Israeli aircraft, but also to strike in Israel itself,” an Avia.Pro expert said.
    ALSO READ Iran releases 100,000 prisoners, including 1,000 foreign nationals: report

    Most recently, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has vowed to intensify strikes against the Iranian forces in Syria, as Israeli seeks to expel the Islamic Republic from the Arab Republic.
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    Post  ahmedfire on 07/05/20, 12:35 am

    I guess it's more easy for Russia to jam GPS .

    GPS uses CDMA which means if we used a narrowband interferer to jam a satellite ,we automatically jam all the other satellites since they are on the same carrier.

    But Glonass uses FDMA which uses the same code for all satellites but different frequencies ,means if we jammed one satellite , the other satellites would be unaffected .

    Also CDMA receivers are more susceptible to Jamming .

    I remember an article about emergency services in the US where they were creating a management system and they chose GLONASS over GPS because in big cities the signal from the GLONASS satellites made the signal more reliable on the ground between large buildings and also inside some buildings.

    I remember Obama and several congressional members said that Glonass is a threat to national security Twisted Evil

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    Post  ahmedfire on 07/05/20, 12:40 am

    JohninMK wrote:Interesting move by Russia. Israel won't like it at all.

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – In a rare move, the Russian Federation gave Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in the western part of the country, a flight tracking app revealed this week.

    According to the reports, a Syrian IL-76 cargo aircraft was tracked flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh in Syria’s Latakia Governorate. The plane, which mostly travels from Tehran to Damascus, is under the watchful eye of the Israeli military, who has on several occasions attacked the cargo unloaded from the aircraft.

    “Israel, with varying success, nevertheless destroyed several military facilities of the Iranian military forces on the territory of Syria and damaged the infrastructure of a number of military bases in order to prevent Iranian aircraft with weapons from landing here; however, Russia provided the Iranian military with the opportunity to use its military airfield in the province of Latakia, thereby challenging Netanyahu, who promised to strike at the Iranian military at any time,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.

    “By allowing Iran to use the Khmeimim (var. Hmeimim) airbase, Russia challenged Netanyahu, literally pointing out that just one attempt to attack the Russian military airbase in Syria, regardless of the circumstances, would lead not only to the destruction of Israeli aircraft, but also to strike in Israel itself,” an Avia.Pro expert said.
    ALSO READ  Iran releases 100,000 prisoners, including 1,000 foreign nationals: report

    Most recently, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has vowed to intensify strikes against the Iranian forces in Syria, as Israeli seeks to expel the Islamic Republic from the Arab Republic.

    Also Russia gave access to Iran to use Glonass during the last attack on U.S bases , the accuracy was pretty good .
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    Post  kvs on 07/05/20, 01:30 am

    ahmedfire wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Interesting move by Russia. Israel won't like it at all.

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – In a rare move, the Russian Federation gave Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in the western part of the country, a flight tracking app revealed this week.

    According to the reports, a Syrian IL-76 cargo aircraft was tracked flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh in Syria’s Latakia Governorate. The plane, which mostly travels from Tehran to Damascus, is under the watchful eye of the Israeli military, who has on several occasions attacked the cargo unloaded from the aircraft.

    “Israel, with varying success, nevertheless destroyed several military facilities of the Iranian military forces on the territory of Syria and damaged the infrastructure of a number of military bases in order to prevent Iranian aircraft with weapons from landing here; however, Russia provided the Iranian military with the opportunity to use its military airfield in the province of Latakia, thereby challenging Netanyahu, who promised to strike at the Iranian military at any time,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.

    “By allowing Iran to use the Khmeimim (var. Hmeimim) airbase, Russia challenged Netanyahu, literally pointing out that just one attempt to attack the Russian military airbase in Syria, regardless of the circumstances, would lead not only to the destruction of Israeli aircraft, but also to strike in Israel itself,” an Avia.Pro expert said.
    ALSO READ  Iran releases 100,000 prisoners, including 1,000 foreign nationals: report

    Most recently, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has vowed to intensify strikes against the Iranian forces in Syria, as Israeli seeks to expel the Islamic Republic from the Arab Republic.

    Also Russia gave access to Iran to use Glonass during the last attack on U.S bases , the accuracy was pretty good .

    Why would it be worse than GPS? Because Russians cannot into tech? The only possible reason for less accuracy is the total
    number of Glonass satellites compared to the GPS number. And given the number of Glonass satellites deployed this is not much
    of an issue.



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    Post  ahmedfire on 07/05/20, 02:03 am

    Why would it be worse than GPS? Because Russians cannot into tech? The only possible reason for less accuracy is the total
    number of Glonass satellites compared to the GPS number. And given the number of Glonass satellites deployed this is not much
    of an issue.

    No i didn't mean that , i mean it's comparable to the US system Embarassed

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on 07/05/20, 02:32 am

    kvs wrote:
    ahmedfire wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Interesting move by Russia. Israel won't like it at all.

    BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – In a rare move, the Russian Federation gave Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in the western part of the country, a flight tracking app revealed this week.

    According to the reports, a Syrian IL-76 cargo aircraft was tracked flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh in Syria’s Latakia Governorate. The plane, which mostly travels from Tehran to Damascus, is under the watchful eye of the Israeli military, who has on several occasions attacked the cargo unloaded from the aircraft.

    “Israel, with varying success, nevertheless destroyed several military facilities of the Iranian military forces on the territory of Syria and damaged the infrastructure of a number of military bases in order to prevent Iranian aircraft with weapons from landing here; however, Russia provided the Iranian military with the opportunity to use its military airfield in the province of Latakia, thereby challenging Netanyahu, who promised to strike at the Iranian military at any time,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.

    “By allowing Iran to use the Khmeimim (var. Hmeimim) airbase, Russia challenged Netanyahu, literally pointing out that just one attempt to attack the Russian military airbase in Syria, regardless of the circumstances, would lead not only to the destruction of Israeli aircraft, but also to strike in Israel itself,” an Avia.Pro expert said.
    ALSO READ  Iran releases 100,000 prisoners, including 1,000 foreign nationals: report

    Most recently, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has vowed to intensify strikes against the Iranian forces in Syria, as Israeli seeks to expel the Islamic Republic from the Arab Republic.

    Also Russia gave access to Iran to use Glonass during the last attack on U.S bases , the accuracy was pretty good .

    Why would it be worse than GPS?   Because Russians cannot into tech?    The only possible reason for less accuracy is the total
    number of Glonass satellites compared to the GPS number.   And given the number of Glonass satellites deployed this is not much
    of an issue.  




    Ahmedfire did say that GLONASS is better protected against ECM than GPS. So he gave them their just due.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on 07/05/20, 03:04 am

    JohninMK wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:More photos from the same incident:
    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14 - Page 7 EXC7FE8UYAA1zQe?format=jpg&name=large

    The two guys on the right could be in my photo

    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14 - Page 7 EXHpJH3XgAAfWFn?format=jpg&name=large

    Video:

    https://twitter.com/Cyberspec1/status/1256720225212366848
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    Post  George1 on 17/05/20, 05:05 am

    The Russians are coming: Two large cargo ships carrying tanks, vehicles heads to Syria

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    BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Two Russian cargo ships are currently on the way to Syria’s Tartous to deliver weapons and supplies, several images revealed on Saturday.

    In two separate posts on Twitter, maritime observer Yoruk Isik photographed the two Russian ships as they cross the Bosphorus Strait.

    According to Isik, the first Russian ship, the Project 1171 Black Sea Fleet 197th Landing Ship Brigade Tapir LST Saratov, is currently on the way to the Port of Tartous after transiting the Bosphorus Strait that links the Mediterranean and Black seas.

    A second Russian cargo ship was also photographed on Saturday as it made its way through the Bosphorus Strait.

    According to Isik, the Russian Navy’s Project 775 Black Sea Fleet 197th Landing Shop Brigade’s Ropucha class LSTM Novocherkassk 142 is currently on the way to the Port of Tartous.

    This new supply convoy from the Russian military comes just two months after the Turkish Armed Forces badly damaged and destroyed several armored vehicles belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo governorates.

    The Turkish military’s devastating attack was carried out in retaliation for a strike on a building in eastern Idlib that had several of their soldiers inside.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/the-russians-are-coming-two-large-cargo-ships-carrying-tanks-vehicles-heads-to-syria/
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    Post  JohninMK on 18/05/20, 12:21 am

    With a payload of around 500 tons or 10 tanks these are hardly large ships, they are the smallest that Russia uses on the Syrian Express and no-one knows what their cargo is. Apart from the one occasion when Russian units were photographed disembarking from one.

    I don't know what the rules are re carrying munitions on merchant ships but I would have thought that the main cargoes for these military ships would be munitions for the Syrians. Trucks and armoured vehicles of all types mainly going on the merchant RO-RO the Russians use.
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    Post  JohninMK on 18/05/20, 12:53 am

    Last weel a couple of Tu-154? flew from Russia to Syria stopping in Iran. They normally do the trip in one hop when escorting fighters so it looked like this time they were escorting something with a shorter range but they were going too fast/high for Su-25.

    The latest report is that there are now 6 Mig-29 in Syria, so question answered.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on 18/05/20, 01:24 am

    JohninMK wrote:Last weel a couple of Tu-154? flew from Russia to Syria stopping in Iran. They normally do the trip in one hop when escorting fighters so it looked like this time they were escorting something with a shorter range  but they were going too fast/high for Su-25.

    The latest report is that there are now 6 Mig-29 in Syria, so question answered.

    Russia allegedly transports 6 Syrian jets to Iran after Israeli attack

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-allegedly-transports-6-syrian-jets-to-iran-after-israeli-attack-media/
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    Post  JohninMK on 22/05/20, 06:58 pm

    As heavily loaded as we have seen her so far. Unusually level in the water. Full of food of course   Laughing

    Food for guns that is Smile


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    Post  GarryB on 23/05/20, 05:55 am

    Food for guns is certainly food for thought for Terrorists... Very Happy

    Thanks for posting that image... I forgot the main user of 57mm gun ammo is currently the navy, though that will change soon...

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