But to use weapon systems and destroy targets I can hardly believe. Dumb bombs, unguided rockets - they would be ineffective in the hands of cadets. You would hardly be able to make out targets, navigate accurately - much less aim.
As they seem to be getting shot down before arriving at their target areas the precision of their weapon delivery is not really important as it isn't being tested.
But it's a lot of workload for one pilot not even out of the academy - to simultaneously fly the aircraft, distinguish friendly from enemy forces, and manage a guided weapons system at the same time.
Why are you assuming inexperienced conscript pilots?
The Ukraine had an air force... much of which was destroyed on the ground. They planes they have now probably had half a dozen pilots flying each one on and off plus all the other planes they have lost which never got airborne so their pilots are safe and alive.
Odds are pretty good they have more pilots than planes, though as they get each one in the air and it gets shot down they will lose them as fast as they get them airborne.
As a Russian, if you are a Russian, I will repeat again that I can't stand your liberal wiews. I have never heard from Hole or Big Gazza, or Garry B , that Putin is a "war criminal", because those are your words. **** that "we are brothers" because " at least half of today's Ukraine doesn't see you or any other Russian as a brother. Russian language is forbidden, they want to destroy all Russian churches.... Those are "brothers" ? FP, go FYS !
I agree with what you are saying, but Russians should act with culture and be civilised like the Germans and Japanese now the Ukrainians (and EU and US) have not. If Russia lowers itself to brutalising prisoners, then what are you fighting for... one brand of criminality over another... if that is the case who cares who wins because you are all bastards.
Lol, do you know how absurd this sounds for someone who actually been to Ukraine? 20 years ago or so people barely spoke Ukrainian.
You just sound like Ukrainian extremist who are breaking their backs trying to prove that Ukraine and Russia are not connected in any way.
Or is he a realist and is recognising the facts on the ground have changed. Does Russia need to invade and bully the population into loving Russia the way the US and EU overthrew Kiev and imposed their nazi hatred for Russia so easily?
Ukraine has, like the west been poisoned against Russia... not all of course, but a lot of it is gone and out of reach... why reach for it when they are just going to cut off your fingers.
Save the ones who want to be saved and discard the rest and then turn your back on the west who created this whole situation in the first place and get on with getting one with the rest of the world.
Very good example. But West does like to change their toys often. We will see, Chechens were much more hostile than Ukrainians not long ago, and look at them now.
Can't really say changing their minds was very easy... two very costly conflicts and probably a lot of money too... Is the Ukraine worth that... don't think the western Ukraine is... the Baltic states aren't...
But brilliant step - through bicycle design . No risk of bruising the bollocks and totally functional ! Unisex . Probably the best thing out of Holland !
As long as you don't get shot because they think there is a missile in there...
Smart people, not traitors, but realists.
If Zelensky objects he can always take up arms himself.
Mist of the oligarchs didn't become rich because they are good in business.
I know that some smaller level businessmen provided help.
You can't get super rich if you are the sort of person that helps out friends and family and the community around you...
Starovoit in particular could sell his presumably luxurious cars or dachas to fund more Shorads to protect belgorod villages for example.
They would not be rich and you would not know their names if they had such a generous nature....
I have to agree that Russian oligarchs, with few exceptions, are one despicable lot. Unfortunately, there's a lot of rot in the government structures. Russia needs awakening. But that's another story.
When they are Rooskies then we call them Oligarchs... a derogatory term... in the west such people are called the Business elite and are revered... no one demands this or that rich western person forks out their own money to fix this or that, but when one decides to spend money they get fawned over like they are not the total
that they had to be to get that rich in the first place.
^ there's nothing proprietary about Turkish drones. Russia has its own versions and could copy the design if they're so great. Maybe they should just for the troll factor.
They just happen to be the cornerstone of Turkeys arms industry so they get hyped.
Ironically against an enemy like Russia their vulnerabilities make them pretty ordinary in terms of effectiveness, but against a western power or a country that uses western based air defences like Saudi Arabia they can be devastating because they are not seen...
So Russia developing drones and also defences against drones is making Russia stronger and rather more dangerous for the west... Russia might be a little behind in murder bot drones... but the west is arse backwards in air defence and showing no signs of fixing that...
The west is air power based which is terrible for defending against drones.
Even russian defense ministry released own videos shows the lack of precision of their drones..
You do understand that this drone footage is just to record the results so the location of its crosshairs means nothing at all in terms of "accuracy" .
It would be like telling someone to look through binoculars while you shoot a rifle... what they are looking at has nothing to do with where you are aiming... your crosshair might be right on the target while the person with the binoculars is looking at something else... when you fire and hit your target from the video from the binoculars you appear to miss what they are looking at, but you were never aiming at what the guy with the binos was looking at anyway.
The video shows a group of guns being towed along a road... the drone watches them and then the trucks park and the guns are deployed and you can see a round released from a drone drop down and it explodes on the ground and the troops scatter... the then hitch up the guns and move into a forested area for cover and the last few seconds of that video shows what appears to be an artillery barrage land on part of that forested area... likely to be followed up by several more because hiding in trees can be fun but shrapnel can go through trees... they will have watched the video of their first volley of shells and where they landed... corrections will be made and another volley fired that will be rather more deadly.
It is likely these M777 haven't fired a shot yet and they are getting hit by drones and Russian artillery...
I am sure you think it is Putins fault.
Even russian defense ministry released own videos shows the lack of precision of their drones..
that completely missed the artillery , at best wounded 1 soldier at the far right , because everyone else ran away after the bomb explode ,running in the opposite direction away of the explosion.
They are not going to wipe out the entire unit with hand grenade sized bombs from a drone... the Orc artillery force was on the move and when it stopped to take some shots they got attacked by the drones that were monitoring them... they pack up and move to a forested area where they think they are safe from drone attack because they are under trees... but the drones remain and at the end of the video volleys of Russian counter battery fire arrive... the drones will supply video of the impacts to the artillery battery who will look at it and correct their fire for the next volley.
What is wrong with this?
No one's kamikaze drones have been really impressive so far, switchblade included
Every fan boy bollocks on about kamikazi drones... tell me... how many guns and men would a kamikazi drone take out?
This drone is able to disrupt the fire of the entire unit and perhaps does some damage, but most importantly it sees where they run to and remains there while the first volley of counter battery fire arrives which means the force that fired those shells can correct and get right on target with their next volley.
A hell of a lot more useful than some kamikazi drone could have achieved.
Target wasn't hit. I don't care if Russia has to steal technology from their adversaries but they have to improve the accuracy of their weapon systems.
How can you tell? Look at the image at about 11 seconds... those puffs of dirt around the impact explosion point are large fragments ripping into the ground... how many can't we see?
That single bomb dropped was not to take the unit it... it was to stop it from firing and get it to move... which is seems to have achieved.
How did Ukraine get the M777s all the way to the front lines undetected?
They were tracking them with drones... hardly undetected...
I heard there will be NASAMs deliveries to Ukraine. Probably Aster 15 and Aster 30s too.
Would be useful for Russia to get some practise in dealing with such systems... and it sets a precedent that if the west starts getting shooty with any other country on the planet the options for Russia to assist that country are expanding now are they not?
For an unguided round it was very precise. The shrapnels probably killed plenty of operators there if they were around. They probably finished it with some other hits.
We have seen in the videos that each underwing pod there are two bombs so one under each wing means up to four bombs carried and only one is dropped... suggesting it was intended to get the unit the to pack up and move... which we see later in the video... which stops after the first volley of counter battery fire arrives... a few calculations and the next volley will be closer to the target... the scatter of the rounds meaning they are after the entire group rather than individual vehicles or guns... they are trying to kill the men and destroy the trucks.
- ukraine sinked the best russian destroyer in black sea with drones support likely and or antiship missiles? if they could do it with mosca, they can do it with every other warships in russian black sea.
There is no evidence the Orcs had anything to do with the fire and sinking of the Moskva cruiser, and in terms of air defence it was as ancient as the Orcs... OSA, S-300F, and 30mm gatling guns is the equivalent of OSA, S-300P, and Shilka... its main feature was a large radar antenna array that was useful at the time for the job at hand.
The lack of blast damage suggests nothing hit it at all... as Big Gazza mentioned a failed S-300 missile might have fallen onto the deck and burned and started a fire... there is no obvious blast damage like there would be with an Anti ship missile hit (let alone two as they claim). It looks more like a fire.
The west can send anything it likes to its nazi allies... it wont change the outcome but will change the way Russia responds to the west in the future... this is going to cost a lot of western lives when their enemies suddenly have MANPADS and ATGMs in enormous numbers... except these will be effective ones and the users will be properly trained first.