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Defensie Nieuws & Media (Internationaal) / Griekse Marine
« Laatste bericht door Thijs84 Gepost op 06/12/2017 | 13:25 uur »
Film van de Griekse marine met een hoofdrol voor Nederlands historisch varend erfgoed  ;)
An Argentine submarine disappeared and a rescue operation was deployed

Wednesday morning was the last time that the ship ARA San Juan sent its position;  I would have suffered an energy problem on board

Thursday November 16, 2017

The submarine of the Argentine Navy ARA San Juan is searched in the area of ​​the San Jorge Gulf, in Chubut , where its last position was registered in the early hours of November 15.  At more than 48 hours, it is believed that the submarine, a TR-1700 with diesel-electric propulsion and capacity for 37 crew, could have had a problem in the power supply.

 Yesterday morning, the Navy ordered an operation to reestablish the link: as LA NACION could have known, two corvettes and an airplane participated, which flew over the estimated area where the vessel could be found.

"The last reliable and official information is that the submarine has not yet been found, it is not that it is lost, to be lost you have to look for it and not find it," said Enrique Balbi, head of the Institutional Communication Department of the Navy.

In dialogue with the TN channel, Balbi assured that the submarine "was heading from the Ushuaia naval base to the Mar del Plata naval base, its usual station, on a very open road" and that "at some point there was no communication" .

The head of the Department of Institutional Communication of the Navy explained that "a protocol was initiated, an internationally approved plan, that when a submarine has ceased to have a link, some procedures are initiated to force the link".

The "half life repair" of ARA San Juan

 The submarine ARA San Juan had been subjected in 2008 to a "half life repair", a difficult and complex work for which it was necessary a preparation of two years of engineering work in the facilities of the Argentine Industrial Naval Complex (Cinar) for to be able to carry it out.  A statement from that time stated that the arrangements would extend the life of the vessel for 30 years.

 The submarine entered the Cinar in December 2008. To replace the engines it was necessary to cut the hull of the vessel in half with oxygen-acetylene and separate it into two parts because it was not possible to remove or enter equipment through the small hatches.

 The four MTU diesel engines of 16 cylinders in V and 1200 Kw of power were replaced, which move an equal quantities of alternators of 4000 amperes.  Likewise, the electric motors responsible for the movement of the propeller received an integral maintenance -which included its complete dismantling, cleaning, measuring, calibrating and subsequent reassembly- with a replacement of the assemblies that dampen the vibration of the engine.

We also made a replacado and comprehensive repair of each of the 960 batteries that operate the submarine and repaired valves and other mechanisms.

The task of reconnecting the submarine, which took place at the end of 2011, involved complexities from a technical point of view: there could be no mistake that compromised the life and safety of the ship's crew.
Defensie Nieuws & Media (Internationaal) / ’Mogelijk nucleair incident Rusland’
« Laatste bericht door Ace1 Gepost op 10/11/2017 | 12:41 uur »
LONDEN - Volgens een Franse toezichthouder is er mogelijk een ongeval geweest in een nucleair complex in Rusland of Kazachstan. De organisatie komt tot die conclusie omdat er de afgelopen weken radioactieve vervuiling in de lucht boven Europa is aangetroffen. Er is geen gevaar voor de volksgezondheid.

Het gaat om verhoogde concentraties van de stof ruthenium 106. Volgens de Franse IRSN gaat het zeker niet om een ongeval in een kernreactor, omdat er dan andere stoffen in de wolk zouden zitten. Gedacht wordt eerder aan een incident in bijvoorbeeld een centrum voor isotopen voor de gezondheidszorg, zei de organisatie vrijdag in de Britse krant The Guardian.

De organisatie kon niet precies zeggen waar de wolk is ontstaan. Gezien de weersomstandigheden en windrichtingen kan dat in een zone tussen de Oeral en de Wolga zijn.
Midden Oosten / Spanningen in Lebanon
« Laatste bericht door Thomasen Gepost op 06/11/2017 | 22:55 uur »
Gelijk een linkje met dit topic:

Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war against it
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi‘ite group Hezbollah.

Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan, in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, said the Lebanese government would “be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia”.

Sabhan said this message had been delivered to the Saudi-allied Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri, who declared his resignation as the country’s prime minister on Saturday in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Hezbollah acts of “aggression” on the Kingdom “were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil”, he added.
Defensie Nieuws & Media (Internationaal) / AgustaWestland AH-249
« Laatste bericht door Jooop Gepost op 05/11/2017 | 01:40 uur »

Although it shares the same general aspect as its predecessor, the Italian army’s future AH-249 scout and escort helicopter is about 50% bigger, and will be powered by the same powerpack as the AW149 battlefield utility helicopter. (IT Army image)

The Italian army’s future scout and escort helicopter was unveiled during the Combat Helicopters 2017 conference in Krakow, Poland.

 Last year, the mysterious AgustaWestland AW249 was unveiled almost by accident last year by Leonardo's then-CEO, Mauro Moretti. Since then, months of silence, with no official or unofficial news.

 Well, the AW249 is no longer mysterious. It exists and will soon be real, as the new-generation military helicopter that, with the new designation AH-249A, will replace the Italian army’s AH-129D (AW129) Mangusta.
Defensie Nieuws & Media (Nationaal) / Ongewenst gedrag bij Defensie
« Laatste bericht door Zeewier Gepost op 02/11/2017 | 16:54 uur »
Word je stil van.  :(

Allan droomt ervan commando te worden, maar hij belandt in een hel
In de kazerne in Schaarsbergen wordt commando in opleiding Allan stelselmatig slachtoffer van vernedering, aanranding, mishandeling en bedreiging. En hij is niet de enige.
Defensie Nieuws & Media (Internationaal) / SEA 5000: Nieuwe MP/ASW fregatten voor Australië
« Laatste bericht door Thomasen Gepost op 24/10/2017 | 17:29 uur »
The heart of the matter—choosing a combat management system for the future frigates
When the government sits down to deliberate, one of the most important things for it to inquire about is the relative efficacy of the 9LV/CEAFAR and Aegis in the areas of electronic warfare and short- to medium-range air defence. The Australian combination has been demonstrated in trials to be effective against sea skimming supersonic missiles, one of the most challenging air defence threats a vessel can face. All are indications are that the CEAFAR/9LV-equipped Anzacs currently have the world’s best air defence on surface combatants over short to medium ranges. We don’t have the classified data to confirm that, but the government should ask to see a direct comparison. Similarly, it should ask about the ability of the two competing CMS solutions to fully exploit the sophisticated capabilities of the CEAFAR radar.

Aegis also comes with some significant advantages. Unlike the Anzac air defence solution, which is currently limited to the approximately 50 km range of the evolved sea sparrow missile (ESSM), Aegis has an established layered defence capability out to the significantly longer range of the SM-2 weapon (upwards of 150 km), improving the vessel’s survivability against complex threats. At shorter ranges it uses the same ESSM weapons as the Anzacs, but it can select long-range weapons when appropriate.

The latest Aegis baseline 9 is a more modular system than previous versions, with much-improved hardware and software architectures, making it easier for a user to pick and choose among various capabilities. (The RAN is nonetheless getting baseline 8 in its brand-new AWDs, but that’s another story.) Among the modules are two that bring functionality not currently found on Australian vessels—cooperative engagement capability (CEC) and ballistic missile defence (BMD). There was no requirement for the Anzacs to have either of those, so they are not features of 9LV, though both could be included as part of a future growth path for the system. CEC and BMD are not requirements for the current SEA 5000 competition, but the government might reasonably want to know about future options to include them.
KL / Training amo
« Laatste bericht door mikevth Gepost op 19/10/2017 | 00:02 uur »
Goedendag allemaal,

Vorige week ben ik officieel goed geerd op all onderdelen waar ze mij op wouden keuring, heb ik gehoord waar en wanneer ik mag opkomen voor mijn AMO. 8 januari in Oirschot. Ik ben aangenomen als Soldaat Genie (cluster 5) , nu wil ik daar natuurlijk een beetje goed voor de dag komen alleen heb ik geen trainigsschema gekregen en zijn deze eigenlijk ook niet te vinden op het web. Mijn vraag is of iemand mss een schema heeft of voor mij een beetje globaal uit weet te stippelen wat erg belangenrijk is om te trainen.


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