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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 am 

Replies: 27
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US Navy to Deploy Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy has ordered its Undersea Rescue Command (URC) based in San Diego to deploy to Argentina Nov. 18, to support the South American nation's ongoing search for the Argentinean Navy submarine A....

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:50 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 101


Don't really know anough about this to answer any question but here's a direct link to the actual article if that helps:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10. ... 17.1384269

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Orville Episode 7

 Post subject: Re: Orville Episode 7
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:56 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 820


Episode 9 was a bit so and so but I'm more in line with Stuart's opinions here than what seems to be the prevailing ones. I think one thing is being missed with the sex-craze inducing alien. I think MacFarlane is actually pointing the finger at and making fun of the actor playing said alien, likely ...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:54 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 101


Interesting that there's still new findings regarding such a well known event. I seem to recall that Johnnie Lyle was looking for Chernobyl information a while back? New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster Date: November 17, 2017 Source: Taylor & Francis Group Summary: A brand-...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:58 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 605


The search area appears to be right at the transition from ”not that deep” to ”very deep”. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO5NUYEXUAEwWxO.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO2762iUEAAfWor?format=jpg&name=medium USN P-8As are joining the SAR effort. Must be a real needle in the haystack situation thou...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:38 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 605


A tidbit that appears to have come from Argentine media says that the depth where the last contact was is 350 meters and the maximum dive depth of the submarine is 300 meters. Depending on what the safety margin is I suppose there’s a chance that it could stay intact.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:33 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 605


... and just as I had posted from above I got word from a Swedish submarine officer that ISMERLO ( http://www.ismerlo.org ) has been activated. So the Swedish submarine rescue system is being mobilized to active standby awaiting potential deployment.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:29 pm 

Replies: 27
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The USN submarine rescue system is being mobilized in case it is requested. I suspect a few other countries are taking similar actions. NASA Aircraft Joins in Search for Missing Argentine Submarine, 44 Sailors; U.S. Navy Submarine Rescue Crews, Equipment Mobilizing Sam LaGrone November 17, 2017 3:09...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: 2S4 Tulpan 240mm heavy SP mortars being modernized

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:49 pm 

Replies: 1
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The remaining, roughly 500, Tulpan mortars in Russian mothballs are being reactivated and modernized. Interesting choice, though there had been some rumors that they had been found useful for niche roles in the Ukraine war. Mainly pulverizing dugged in positions. Of course it is also interesting tha...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Tu-160M2 roll-out

 Post subject: Tu-160M2 roll-out
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:31 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 225


Hit by some delays but it appears that the project is proceeding. Russia Unveils New Tu-160M2 Strategic Super Bomber Update https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/TU_160M2_roll-out.jpg The Newest Version of the Massive Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack Was Rolled-Out This Week. Russia has roll...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: My week

 Post subject: Re: My week
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:09 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 153


Nathan45 wrote:
Congrats, looks like both a lot of fun and a valuable learning experience...

Thanks man! :D

 Forum: Bar   Topic: My week

 Post subject: My week
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:03 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 153


To my great joy I got the honor of spending last week in uniform. Especially as I needed a break from work. It was a fruitful week regardless of that though. A number of skills were exercised by different parts of the company, such as mining, use of support weapons, comms systems. Nice photo. https:...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: G. von Döbeln's speech on October 8th 1809

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:42 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 601


Jeremy wrote:
Micael wrote:
In 1809 the perhaps greatest tragedy that has ever befallen Sweden struck as Finland was lost to Russia.
snort
Johnnie Lyle wrote:
That's what you get being allied to the Brits!

something something perfidious something

Cough.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: King Tut's glass beads in bronze age Denmark

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 224


Any surprise comes more from our prejudices towards what the Ancients could do that is ultimately where the "Ancient Alien" crap comes from. Another one of these fonts of export is Afghanistan which was the main source of Old World Lapis Lazuli and still is one of the main producers. One ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Patriot PAC-3 vs. SAMP-T(Aster-30)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:05 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 590


...Is it possible that the Patriot that whacked the Yemeni and/or Iranian SCUD the other night might have made an impression on the purchasing team? After all, nothing like a little live fire to show what you can do. Mike Probably a bit too close in time to have made a real impact. The armed forces...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Patriot PAC-3 vs. SAMP-T(Aster-30)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:54 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 590


I should add that it is the PAC-3 MSE (Missile Segment Enhancement) that will be bought, that is the most advanced Patriot version. This is interesting as the needed capability has apparently been revised during the selection process, initially there was talk of acquiring second hand Patriot systems...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Patriot PAC-3 vs. SAMP-T(Aster-30)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:34 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 590


Aaaand Patriot is the winner. Following a meeting today with the Swedish defense minister and Mattis cabinet has decided to issue a letter of request to the US for Patriot systems. A contract suggestion is expected this spring, initial deliveries in 2020 and completed in 2025. The initial contract ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The Center of Norse religion(?) - recent finds

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 369


Asatru is an anglicised form, not English which properly would be 'Esatrow'. 'Esa' being the plural for one half of the gods. Uppsala is very interesting and referenced in Danish recordings of what maybe Anglish and Jutish stories. Hoc (Haki) ruled there so it's said during the events concerning a ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Patriot PAC-3 vs. SAMP-T(Aster-30)

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:48 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 590


Aaaand Patriot is the winner. Following a meeting today with the Swedish defense minister and Mattis cabinet has decided to issue a letter of request to the US for Patriot systems. A contract suggestion is expected this spring, initial deliveries in 2020 and completed in 2025. The initial contract w...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The Center of Norse religion(?) - recent finds

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:22 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 369


Micael-- On a linguistic tangent, re: "the Norse religion, the Asathru" Is the meaning of the suffix transparent to a speaker of a modern Scandinavian language? (I take it the first part of the word refers to the Aesir (singular: As or Aes), the Norse deities.) The people in the U.S. who ...
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