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    Post  Guest Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:05 pm

    Not exactly new equipment but Ethiopians are mounting Nevas on T55s same as Cubans did, probably with limited Russian aid:

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    Cuban ones:

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    Post  George1 Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:48 am

    Ethiopia received an anti-aircraft missile-gun complex "Pantsir-S1"

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    More reporting on Ethiopian Su-27



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3571550.html
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    Post  George1 Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:04 am

    The first photographs of Chinese 300-mm MLRS PHL03 (copies of "Smerch") in Ethiopia. Previously, the supply of multiple launch rocket systems of this type to Ethiopia was not reported. The 12-barreled combat vehicle MLRS PHL03 developed by NORINCO is made on the chassis of the TAS5380 vehicle, the firing range is 20-150 km. It is a copy of the Russian Smerch system.

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    Post  George1 Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:43 pm

    Rare images of 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S19 "Msta-S" of the Ethiopian ground forces, taken in 2020. Ethiopia acquired 12 2S19 self-propelled howitzers from the presence of the Russian armed forces in 1999 during the armed conflict with Eritrea. This was the first export delivery of 2S19 abroad.

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    Post  George1 Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:26 pm

    Prospects for military development in Ethiopia

    Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Abebau Thaddese (ሌ/ጀ አበባው ታደሰ) gave an interview on January 21, 2022 to the Ethiopian television company Fana Television , in which he highlighted the results of military construction in the period after the start of political reforms in Ethiopia in the spring of 2018, the course and outcome of the armed confrontation with the Tigray rebels and outlined the tasks of the Ethiopian military department for the near future.


    Below are the main points of his speech.

    Until 2018, the Ethiopian military was more of a political tool of a one-party, one-ethnic dictatorship; the army was more focused on domestic policy issues (for 27 years from 1991 to 2018, 113 conflicts on interethnic and interfaith grounds occurred on the territory of the country; the ruling clique implemented the principle of "divide and rule"), rather than on protection from threats from outside. In the central bodies of military administration, in particular, in the Ministry of National Defense, in the main departments of the General Staff (operational, intelligence, communications, rear), in the leadership of military educational institutions, the dominance of the same ethnic group was observed. Representatives of the most numerous ethnic groups (Oromo and Amhara) were forced to leave military service, because they did not see service prospects: such for the mentioned 27 years, there were from 15 to 20 thousand in all levels of management from senior officers to junior commanders. The monopoly of one ethnic group in government and law enforcement agencies paved the way for the misuse of budgetary funds, including through the Ministry of National Defense. At the same time, the air force was chronically underfunded, which ultimately affected the course of the counter-terrorist operation in Tigray and subsequent hostilities. In general, the armed forces were numerically “optimized” to a level that did not allow them to effectively fend off any significant external threat. The monopoly of one ethnic group in government and law enforcement agencies paved the way for the misuse of budgetary funds, including through the Ministry of National Defense. At the same time, the air force was chronically underfunded, which ultimately affected the course of the counter-terrorist operation in Tigray and subsequent hostilities. In general, the armed forces were numerically “optimized” to a level that did not allow them to effectively fend off any significant external threat. The monopoly of one ethnic group in government and law enforcement agencies paved the way for the misuse of budgetary funds, including through the Ministry of National Defense. At the same time, the air force was chronically underfunded, which ultimately affected the course of the counter-terrorist operation in Tigray and subsequent hostilities. In general, the armed forces were numerically “optimized” to a level that did not allow them to effectively fend off any significant external threat.

    Prime Minister Abbiy Ahmed, who came to power in the spring of 2018, knew all this and experienced it for himself, since he was in his former incarnation a career military intelligence officer. That is why one of his first steps in power was military reform. The New Deal was not to everyone's taste; that is why, at the first opportunity (November 4, 2020, the beginning of the armed rebellion in Tigray), supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray deserted from the armed forces in large numbers. At the same time, the number of regional Tigray security forces was exorbitantly inflated (according to the Ethiopian constitution, each national district has the right to create special forces under the regional departments of internal affairs). Eventually,

    Since the rebels for many years illegally stockpiled weapons, ammunition and other materiel, including spare parts and components for military and special equipment, they managed to relatively quickly put into operation the heavy weapons they captured, including those that are long-term time (again, not by chance) were waiting for scheduled repairs. By the beginning of the invasion of the national districts of Amara and Afar, the rebels had three to four dozen main tanks, the same number of field and anti-aircraft artillery guns. The high quality of communications equipment purchased by the rebels in the commercial segment of the world market for high-tech products was especially noted.

    The Tigray rebels set their triune goal in the course of a series of successive operations and battles to defeat the armed forces of Ethiopia, block the main export-import highway in the Mille region (Afar national district) and through this bring down the country's foreign trade, occupy the central regions of the country (the historical region of Shoa) and through this undermine the stability of the mechanism of public administration. Their strategy was based on overwhelming numerical superiority in manpower and the experience of conducting psychological warfare. In turn, the federals from the very beginning viewed this conflict as a people's war for the salvation of the Ethiopian statehood. Their strategy was based on the implementation of four tasks: keeping the corridors of Addis Ababa - Humera in the west (in order to block the cross-border flow of human and material resources of the rebels from Sudan) and Addis Ababa - Mille in the east (in order to ensure communications with the outside world through Djibouti), maneuverable defense in the center with the task of systematic exhaustion a numerically superior enemy until the moment when reserves are prepared to go on a counteroffensive with decisive goals, nationwide and nationwide mobilization, restructuring of the armed forces in conditions of active hostilities (building up combat and numerical strength, purchasing weapons, military and special equipment, increasing the efficiency combat training measures, improvement of the command and control system of troops (forces), carrying out organizational and staff measures). The western sector of the front became paramount in importance: in the event of the success of the rebels, advancing simultaneously from the east, along the B22 road in the direction of Woldiya, Debre-Tabor through Gashena and from the north, along the B30 road from Mai-Tsebri through Addi-Arkay to Debark and further to Dabat, the federals lost control of the western corridor and possibly over the entire line of the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, which would make it easier for the rebels to supply from abroad. The second most important was the eastern sector of the front, where the retention of Mille on the A1 motorway guaranteed the relatively normal functioning of the national economy in the difficult conditions of an acute internal political crisis. Finally, the third most important was the central section, where the feds gradually retreated from one defensive line to another, from Woldya through Desse and Kombolcha on Atay, Shoa-Robit, until they stopped the enemy on the outskirts of Debre-Sina, exhausting the numerically superior enemy and inflicting significant losses on him over and over again, which had its cumulative result and paved the way for a counteroffensive. As a result of the latter, the enemy, who advanced 500 km from north to south in 4.5-5 months, was forced to roll back to their original positions within 12 days, while suffering irreparable losses in manpower (especially in terms of command personnel) and heavy weapons (lost all tanks, artillery and anti-aircraft guns).

    To date, the first stage of the operation has been completed, there has been an operational pause. At the same time, separate clashes take place along the entire front of the confrontation. The second stage is next, which will begin no earlier than when the troops make up for losses in personnel, weapons, military and special equipment, replenish stocks of materiel, regroup and carry out the minimum necessary cycle of combat training events, upon completion of a full-fledged reconnaissance cycle. The task of the second stage is the final elimination of the illegal armed groups of the TPLF, the so-called Tigray Defense Forces. The second stage will definitely be! Tigray is an integral part of Ethiopia.

    The war brought forward a galaxy of new commanders, whom we encouraged through promotion in military rank and awarding state and departmental awards.

    The armed forces have increased numerically from 44 thousand people in November 2020 to 120 thousand people at present. The numbering of the newly formed divisions has exceeded one hundred (here it is very difficult to estimate how many new formations were actually formed in the summer and autumn of last year; at least their number tripled). The number of operational formations (commands) has grown to nine to ten. The hull control link has been restored. In the development of a nationwide line to strengthen the Ethiopian federation in the armed forces, emphasis was placed on overcoming all manifestations of nationalism and ethnic hatred. In military development, priority will be given to the ground forces (mechanized and light infantry), the air force and special operations forces (not a word is said about the naval forces, but it is understandable).



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    Post  walle83 Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:16 am

    Ethiopia replaces its old MiG-23 fighters with the new lightweight Chinese L-15 (JL-10). Maybe more poor nations will follow.

    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/l15-replace-mig23s-ethiopia

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    Post  George1 Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:47 pm

    Ethiopia received Su-30 fighters

    The Ethiopian Armed Forces reported that the ceremony of introducing two “first generation” Su-30 fighters into the Ethiopian Air Force took place on January 16, 2024 (7 Terra 2016 in Ethiopian calendar). It is stated that this is the “first batch” of Su-30 aircraft being received. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff (Commander-in-Chief) of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Field Marshal Birhanu Yula.

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    Judging by the circulated photographs, the two Su-30 aircraft received by the Ethiopian Air Force have Ethiopian tail numbers “2401” and “2402”.

    According to bmpd, these aircraft are former Su-30K fighters of the Indian Air Force, which apparently indicates that the Russian side was able to sell the last six of the 18 Su-30K fighters returned by India to Ethiopia.

    Su-30K (T-10PK) fighters are “transitional” aircraft, built as the first 18 aircraft at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant of Irkut Corporation JSC (now United Aircraft Corporation JSC) for delivery to India under the Su-30MKI program agreements of 1996 and 1998. Su-30K aircraft (serial numbers from 04-01 to 04-10 and from 05-01 to 05-08) were delivered to the Indian Air Force in 1997-1999, but were returned under the agreement of December 2005 by the Indian side of the Irkut Corporation in exchange for the supply to India of 18 new full-fledged Su-30MKI fighters produced in Irkutsk in 2007.

    In July 2011, all 18 Su-30Ks returned by the Indian side were transported from India to the 558th Aviation Repair Plant OJSC in Baranovichi (Belarus), where they were stored for the purpose of subsequent resale, remaining the property of the Irkut corporation (then UAC). The aircraft were not returned to the Russian Federation in order to avoid tax payments.

    In October 2013, Rosoboronexport JSC signed a contract for Angola to purchase 12 of these 18 former Indian Su-30K fighters against a Russian loan. It was reported that all 12 aircraft were initially expected to be delivered by early 2017. In fact, the purchased 12 Su-30K aircraft were delivered to Angola only from October 2017 to May 2019 after they were repaired and modified at the 558th ARZ.

    The remaining six Su-30K aircraft remained in storage at the 558th ARZ in Baranovichi, and their fate was uncertain. At the end of the 2010s, reports repeatedly appeared about negotiations between the Russian and Angolan sides regarding their sale to Angola, but this was not implemented. It is now clear that the eventual buyer was Ethiopia. Ceremony of the commissioning of the Ethiopian Air Force of the first two Su-30K fighters received (tail numbers “2401” and “2402”), 01/16/2024 (c) Ethiopian Armed Forces

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    Ethiopia Armed Forces Empty Ethiopian Air Force also received two Russian made Su-30

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    Post  Gomig-21 Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:07 am

    Belisarius wrote:The Ethiopian Air Force also received two Russian made Su-30 multirole fighter jets.

    Love the camo colors and scheme on that Su-30.  Sort of reminds me of Pugachev's Su-37 I think it was when he performed his world-renowned cobra.

    Killer colors.

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    Post  Gomig-21 Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:04 pm

    George1 wrote:Ethiopia received Su-30 fighters

    The Ethiopian Armed Forces reported that the ceremony of introducing two “first generation” Su-30 fighters into the Ethiopian Air Force took place on January 16, 2024 (7 Terra 2016 in Ethiopian calendar). It is stated that this is the “first batch” of Su-30 aircraft being received. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff (Commander-in-Chief) of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, Field Marshal Birhanu Yula.

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    Very cool, George.  Got a few other cool pics of these beautiful machines.  Any idea why India had returned those 18 Ks in the first place?  Just curious to the back-story.  Awesome camo colors, especially throwing in a pastel-looking green.

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    Post  Hole Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:01 pm

    They were the first Su-30s to be delivered to India.
    As stepping stone to the intended version, the Su-30MKI.
    Today India has 240+ Su-30MKIs so they don´t need the "old" version anymore.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:48 am

    Yes, these planes were the first ones they received while developing their MKI version... once they received their MKI models they returned the first aircraft because it was cheaper to buy new MKI models than to upgrade older types to that level.

    Sukhoi did it as a buyback scheme so they could sell those older Flankers to countries that didn't want or couldn't afford anything better.

    In comparison EU countries that bought early model Typhoons are now scrapping them because that is cheaper than upgrading them.

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