Thursday, 19 July 2012

Canadian Army - patrol competition with live fire element

This is what I would call, real training. A patrol competition, on foot with full-packs, plus a live-fire portion with rifle, shotgun, and pistol.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Russian missile comes disguised as a container

Quite masterful to offer such an option, although I suspect that many ISR assets will include containers in their future threat analysis.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Australian Navy considering submarines from Japan to replace Collins-class

Hat tip to Warship World for posting this update

Did a quick Google search and found the above newspaper article. Didn't know about this Japanese class of submarine. Actually, I didn't know Japan manufactured their own submarines, let alone one of this size.

Worth further studying. By the way, the Soryu that I remember was a aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle for Midway during World War 2.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Arms Trade Treaty - the horse trading begins

The United Nations is bringing member states together to try to hammer out a treaty that will regulate the business of buying and selling weapons.

At first glance, the time period allocated [2-27 July] seems quite lengthy. Then opswarfare begins to understand why...

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Rant on the $5B CAMO SNAFU story that's doing the rounds

Super hate it when local newspapers just mindlessly copy a trending article (e.g. via Facebook) and write a local version, without proper fact-checking.

Likely the RSIS staff interviewed was thinking "how to tell this journalist that the question is damn boliao", but "I want to be quoted in a newspaper", so decided not to explain the context. The context
  1. US Army already using Multicam in Afghanistan for a few years
  2. No official news from US Army that they are changing uniforms
  3. Camouflage pattern design is always a compromise
  4. The Daily is a internet news website recently formed in 2011
  5. No other major news channel has covered this story (for a good reason) 
Rant over.