Ukraine Revolt/Civil War News, Reports, Data, etc.

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  1. nicky
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    first american casualty in ukraine seems to pass unnoticed - unfaire
    need to pay tribute to the airman


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    The U.S. Air Force has identified the American pilot who died during a routine training flight in Ukraine as Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, the service said in a press release.

    • Nehring, a pilot with the California Air National Guard’s 194th Fighter Squadron, and Ukrainian Col. Ivan Petrenko were killed during a “routine familiarization” flight while in a Ukrainian Su-27B roughly 175 miles southwest of Kiev on Oct. 16.
    • “We are a close-knit family and when a tragedy like this occurs, every member of the 144th Fighter Wing feels it,” U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Kelly, commander of Nehring’s parent unit, the 144th Fighter Wing, said in a statement.
    • “We share in the sorrow felt by Jethro’s loved ones and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends as well as those of the Ukrainian aviator.”
    • Nehring had been with the 144th Fighter Wing for more than 20 years, beginning his career as an enlisted crew chief before becoming a pilot of F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft, the service said.
    • He was taking part in the Clear Sky exercise, a multinational training event involving the U.S., Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, the Netherlands, Romania, and the United Kingdom.
    • The cause of the crash is being investigated by the U.S. and Ukrainian governments.
     
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    Today at 4:01 PM
    and now I read
    Ukraine swaps detainees with Russia
    Xinhua| 2019-09-07 23:18:04 http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/07/c_138374190.htm

     
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    Are they still fighting are still under a cease fire?
     
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    my disbelief toward any news from that region has become rather total, but why on Earth did you post a blurred picture instead
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    (https://twitter.com/pmakela1/status/1177330823646842895/photo/2)

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    It’s what I got off a twitter feed. I consider the whole thing with a grain of salt though.
     
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    anything Ukraine-related it's faking faked fakes
     
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    UKRAINE UNVEILS NEW SUPERSONIC AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILE PROGRAM

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    Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye Design Office revealed that it is developing a new supersonic-cruising air-to-surface missile (ASM) called the ‘Bliskavka’ (Lightning). It presented a scaled mock-up of the Bliskavka at Ukraine’s annual defence exhibition, Arms and Security.

    Yuzhnoye did not reveal the range, total mass, or warhead mass of the Bliskavka. However, it did disclose to the media that the Bliskavka will be able to cruise at a speed of Mach 3.5, and have a longer range than the Russian Kh-31, which can reach up to 110 km according to Rosoboronexport.

    One of Yuzhnoye’s core design objectives with the Bliskavka is to ensure that Ukraine’s existing aircraft – notably its Su-24s and Su-27s – require minimal modifications to carry the new missile. Thus, it would not be surprising if the Bliskavka’s total mass is in the range of 1,000 to 1,500 kg, which would enable the Su-24 to carry at least one of these missiles alongside other equipment (e.g., fuel tanks).

    According to IHS Jane’s, Yuzhnoye is developing three variants of the Bliskavka:
    An anti-ship variant with an active radar-homing (ARH) seeker;
    An anti-air defence version with a passive anti-radiation seeker;
    And a precision air-to-surface version with an electro-optical (EO) seeker.

    Notes & Comments:

    The Bliskavka ASM is the result of the Ukraine’s commitment in 2017 to develop a new and wide range of armaments, including cruise missiles.

    In 2018, the State Kyiv Design Bureau (DKBB) “Lunch” test-fired its “Neptune ” subsonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM), which it cleared for induction in April 2019.

    Ukraine is also developing a new generation short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) designated the Hrim-2, which is though to be analogous solution to the Russian Iskander SRBM.

    In terms of its weapons development programs, one of Ukraine’s goals has been to secure as many foreign partners to help fund and develop its projects.

    In 2018, for example, UkrOboronProm and Pakistan agreed to discuss “terms and conditions for launching joint Ukrainian-Pakistani production of precision rockets of different classes,” with an intent to “begin joint research and development work in the coming months.”

    With Pakistan developing a supersonic missile for its navy, it reaching out to Ukraine for support with ramjet and other critical inputs for such a system would not be surprising. Moreover, the Bliskavka could also draw interest from the Pakistan Air Force for both its supersonic-cruising capability and its versatility as an anti-ship, anti-air defence, and ground attack missile.


    https://www.facebook.com/Pakistan.D...5464520249673/537536747042447/?type=3&theater
     
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