SpaceX has a real projects and real rockets with plenty of contracts with US government and NASA. The company value is overestimated because of dumbasses following Musk on twitter but it's not an empty company.
SpaceX is corruption... it is a way for NASA to pretend there is competition in the market when there isn't, it is a way to hide money because a private company is not obliged to open its books to the public and it is allowed trade secrets et all that a branch of the government could only dream of.
It is also a place for the US military to throw enormous amounts of money that can be kept secret and involve weapons and all the sorts of things NASA is not allowed to do either... and we know if the military are involved then a lot of money is not being properly accounted for.
The slogan used to be... Join the Army, go new places, meet new people, and kill them.
Now it is lose lots of money... don't know where... never be held account... and yes they do pay for sex change ops... in fact there are more sex change ops than special ops these days...
But frankly Russia was dumb to stick with that useless island. Like I said from the begining, they should have put mines on it and in waters around it. If someone lands there they can just send a couple of su-34 to bomb them.
If the plan is to grind up enemy forces then that island included the loss of at least 4 Hips loaded with troops... that would be at least 120 VDV or naval infantry equivalent soldiers, who would be quite dangerous on the ground in other situations... and there were landing ships hit and sunk too so the Ukraine has lost more than just drones with that island.
Actually it could be another missile like this one :
Could just as easily be a suicide drone too.
Or it could be a Kh-59M.
That's why I have been writing the Buyanm class with TOR for a long time, before this operation. These ships are what NATO does with its frigates with the straps. Fleet protection!
Small ships should only be worried about defending themselves... patrol boats, corvettes and frigates... it is destroyers and cruisers and carriers that defend other ships too.
Yes, TOR is expensive to buy but reliably save! The rockets, on the other hand, are cheap but 100% killers. PanzirM has also been actively overwhelmed. Ships are still expensive and therefore you need the best protection! Even small ships!
Unfortunately you can't just snap your fingers and have things happen. the fact that a TOR system has been seen on the helicopter pad of a ship suggests they are looking at different ways of putting TOR on smaller ships... it is fitted to carriers and cruisers, the smallest ship with naval TOR is the Udaloy class Destroyers and they were at sea at least 3 years before the sensor mounts for these missiles was fitted... so it wasn't operational for the first 3 years of the ships operational life...
They have showed new alternative mounts and are working on a new system but I rather think it might be a while before it is ready to go operational.
Suicide drone can't attack building from the top... it's a missile.
Are you saying there is no way a drone can climb up into the air and attack from a steep angle.... where is that coming from?
These are the only ones that matter, destroying equipment officers is pointless because they will immediately be replaced
Destroying equipment and men is the name of the game because they use that equipment and those men to fight back... eliminating the equipment and the people using that equipment is solving the problems.
Besides I would say nazis with any sense of self preservation will be in HQs and meetings and also supply officers and support roles in the rear, because they want to encourage the conscripts coming through...
This IS the way Russian military should be fighting , not with retarded scorched earth tactics , missing 97% of their artillery attacks.
Vann... artillery shells do not require direct hits to be effective... near misses spray the target with fragments and kill things over a wide area... it is how they work.
Most targets in war are not moving most of the time...
A moving artillery piece is not firing.
about fucking time , Russian army fighting like a modern army. Using artillery and cruise missiles
for all is retarded slow and ineficient. Took 3 months for them to show this.. better late than never.
The key word there is SHOW.
Now they have revealed this the Orcs are going to be a lot more cautious, but then they have probably be using them for a month or more so they likely already know.
I certainly think the planners behind the Ukranian civil was should be rounded up and held to account for the murders they encouraged. Perhaps some witch burning for the Nuland etc. But seriously, theses people need to face court for their crimes against humanity.
Totally agree with you but of course they wont even admit to their crimes let alone find justice.
The really scary part of this whole history is how little time is needed to zombify a nation.
It took Hitler even less time to organize the first concentration camps.
The treatment of Germany by the western powers made Hitlers rise inevidable.... ironically the nazification of the Ukraine was because of their black rich soils and lots of industry etc... why were they so poor... can't be their own fault... for hitler it was jew bankers in the west and the communists were all jews too according to his BS, and for the US all of the Ukraines problems came from Russia.
The problem with Russia is that it really took a long time for them to learn, that they will never be accepted as a member of "civilized society".
No matter what that means, BTW
Realising that nazi germany was civilised society during WWII colours in the picture and explains that term... it means anti Russian.
So no loss there.
Those are the consequences.
Western propaganda is very strong... Putin and Medvedev have woken up now though...
Only winner of this decision and probably instigator is a paymaster from US as no sane politician would shot their own balls.
Sinister pattern... Europe got cheap energy... gas, oil, even coal from Russia but no more... the US will call it a win but how much damage will Europe take before they notice the US still buys Russian oil and gas and Uranium... as usual it is do as I say and not as I do...
They are stupid enough to serve themselves as a starter for Russian dinner, voluntarily and on the silver plate.
Nobody needs to provoke them
It applies to all of Europe really... you would think a multi pole planet where Europe could be independent and think for itself would be better than what they have now... but it seems Europe is afraid of its own shadow and perhaps its own divisions... is it really that fragile that it needs the US to hold it together with tales of the boogeyman Putin and Russia?