Friday, September 21, 2018

UK: BAE Challenger tank concept to be fitted with Israeli Iron Fist APS

(London)  Last January the British government handed 24-month Assessment Phase (AP) contracts to BAE and Rhinemetal for them to come up with Life Extension Programmes for the  British Challenger 2 Main Battle tank in which to address mission system obsolescence and ensure that the vehicle remains supportable until 2035.

Well this week BAE  revealed their Black Night, Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP) technology demonstrator.

In a nutshell, they have kept the main gun , armour and engine, but replaced everything else , with the internal electronics being ported over from the the new Ajax armoured vehicle which has a 20 Gbit/s Ethernet intelligent open architecture, which enables it to capture, process and store six TBs of information gathered by the sensors. It can then share this data, be it images or other information with other vehicles. The enhancements are designed to provide a 24-hour hunter-killer capability with the provision of thermal imagers for the gunner, commander, and driver.

For defence they have fitted the Challenger with the Israeli Iron fist active protection system, (as a costed option) which funny enough BAE has been contracted to fit to the Dutch armys APCs.

My opinion:
This is an upgrade on the cheap by the British government which would rather hand over £14 billion a year to third world countries which hate us, rather than spend that money on our own. Yes the Challenger 2 is still an effective tank, but to keep it in service until 2035 is a pound foolish, penny shy attempt to say, look we are spending money on the military. Don't even get me started on the standard infantry weapon the British army uses (A weapon I have been familiar with since the early 90s)

And liberals wonder why Islamic wedding parties get hit by air strikes

Watch for the woman on her phone:

India: 3 Policemen kidnapped and murdered by Islamic terrorists

(Jammu and Kashmir)  Islamic terrorists in India have kidnapped 3 policemen from their homes and then aired video of them shooting them dead. 

Special Police Officers Firdous Ahmad Kuchey, Kulwant Singh and Nisar Ahmad Dhobi were abducted from their homes at Batgund and Kapran villages in Shopian district on Thursday night They were then taken to nearby Lamni-Wangam village where they were shot dead. Their bullet riddled bodies were recovered by locals on Friday morning.

Israel: Responds to PA's payments to Ari Fuld's killer pledge.

(Jerusalem)  Over the weekend American Ari Fuld was fatally wounded by 17 year old Youssef Ali Jabarin, Fuld managed to shoot his attacker before succumbing to his wounds. <

Within hours the Palestinian authority made a pledge that they would pay his attacker a stipend. Today Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon responded by saying Israel will act to counter the Palestinian Authority's planned payments to the family of a terrorist who murdered an Israeli citizen last Sunday by cutting the same amount from the tax dividends Israel transfers to Ramallah.
"Every shekel the Palestinian Authority transfers to the depraved terrorist's family will be deducted immediately,"
The liberal world is up in arms over how the US has cut funding to UNRWA , despite the fact that the US has been handing over much more than anybody else for years. One of the charges that the US has made regards cutting that funding is how Aid money is being used to fund terrorists who have been locked up. Here we have a perfect example of that. Yet to the liberals the US is simply being mean. Really?

Interlude:Take That - Rule The World

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

C,A,R: Up to 42 Christians murdered by Islamic rebels

(Bria) Reports are coming in that Islamist rebels who used to belong to the now-disbanded Séléka rebel group the Popular Front for the Central African Renaissance (FPRC) murdered up to 42 people at the start of this month in the Central African Republic town of Bria.

The victims were mainly women, who were hacked to death while returning from their farms to the predominantly Christian quarter of Bria, in the centre of the country.

The Central African Republic which is 90% Christian and around 10% Islamic started suffering from an Islamic rebel problem from around 2001.In 2012 the rebels signed a peace agreement with the government, however within days the rebels (all Islamic) decided that control of the country was within their grasp and they achieved this aim a year later with the rebel leader proclaiming himself leader on the 28th March 2013. He disbanded the rebels on the 13th September 2013 and they not happy with being out of a job have been running riot ever since. However in taking control of the country by the use of the bullet and the bomb, the Islamic rebels woke up the 90% Christian majority and they formed anti-rebel groups and have been using sheer weight of numbers to address the balance. For example the Islamic population of Bangui which numbered 138,000 in 2013 had fallen to 900 a year later.

Into the fray entered the French and the UN, however by using so called human rights in which to communicate with the rebels and the anti-rebel groups they have allowed the fires of distrust to continue to burn resulting in many deaths the latest being 42 Christian women.

Turkey: Whilst his country starves, Venezuelan president enjoys eating out at an upscale steak restaurant

(Istanbul)  As a child one of the books we had to read at school was 'Animal farm' by George Orwell . Its a story about how the animals on a farm rebel and kick out out the Human farmer and decide to run it themselves. The pigs take charge under the matra "All animals are equal"  and "4 legs good , 2 legs bad" however by the end off the book that matra is amended to read: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." and the pigs start to walk around on 2 legs.

Which brings me to Venezuela, which under the good intentions of socialism where everybody is equal, the country has seen a huge drop in living standards. The current president Nicolás Maduro who has no problem blaming everybody else for the sorry state of the country (primarily the US and Columbia) is currently in Turkey trying to secure cash loans based on oil security (Of which Venezuela is supposed to have the worlds largest holdings) anyway whilst the people of Venezuela are leaving in their millions due to a lack of food (90% of the population have reported to have lost weight due to hunger)  El Presidento and his wife had no problem living it large at a celebrity Turkish restaurant and it hasn't gone down well with the people back home:
It appears Maduro has no problem subscribing to the mantra:
""All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." 

Syria shoots down jet during Israeli attack. problem is, Its Russian.

(Damascus)  Last night at around 2300hrs hours somebody decided to launch a missile attack on the Syrian city of Latakia.

Whilst the Syrian defence force issued their usual proclamation, that the attack had been muted by their air defence system, places in the city did spontaneously combust.
Also the Syrians never got round to mentioning that they also managed to shoot down a plane. something they do every-time there is a missile attack. The problem here is, the plane they shot down was a Russian Il-20 (Nato code name: Coot) a strategic electronic intelligence and radar reconnaissance aircraft.

Initially the Russians blamed the French:

But this has been denied by the French , and now the Russians have blamed the Israelis for the loss of their plane.
The thing I can't understand is how a Russian Jet flying over Syria was taken down by a Syrian S200 missile, I mean what is Identification friend or foe (IFF) for?

Monday, September 17, 2018

IOS 12 update out today.

So IOS 12 gets rolled out today, if you wish to be an early updater, here is a list of local times around the world when the update should become available:

Here a video of what to expect:

And here's what Ipad users should expect:

UK: Mass Brawl in Luton, 21 men injured,

(Luton) On Sunday just to the north of London a huge mass brawl took place in public at around 5pm.

For some very strange reason groups of men armed with knives, baseball bats, iron bars , hammers and cleavers decided to have a very uncivilised conversation , resulting in 21 men sustaining injuries requiring hospital admission with several of them in a serious condition. Video coverage of the mass brawl reveals that all the idiots concerned belong to the same demographic, who it appears don't subscribe to civilised discourse and are only too happy to recreate the very conditions in the Uk which they claim forced them to leave their home lands in search of sanctuary.
As per usual the  Police, media and authorities who are so quick to play the race card on anybody who speaks out about the ingrained intolerance found within a certain imported ideology (A certain Tommy Robinson is from Luton)  have not only remained tight-lipped on the above it appears they don't have a clue about who participated in the above bunfight, which is strange as the above video clip not only shows where the brawl took place, it very clearly shows the faces of local people watching, including a local taxis driver stopping and getting out of his taxis.

Belgium: Police shoot knife attacker.

(Brussels) Early this morning two policemen on patrol in the centre of Brussels came across a migrant sleeping in a public park. Telling him to move on, the migrant instead pulled out a knife and attacked them injuring one policeman. Unfortunately for the assailant the policemen were armed with hand guns and for his troubles he was shot twice leaving him in a serious condition.