Yugoslavia bombing: “Merciful Angel” turns child killer (with commentary)

http://english.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/69258968/ On March 24, 1999 the NATO launched a 78-day bombing campaign in Yugoslavia, dubbed “Merciful Angel”, which killed 2,000 civilians and wounded 7,000. As much as 30 percent of all victims were children. The bombings left many Albanian children with their sculls crashed and faces disfigured by ghastly wounds and terrible pain. Why aren’t…

Number of Croatian soldiers in Afghanistan to be reduced

———————————————————————TRANSLATION——————————————————————- Number of members of Armed Forces of Republic of Croatia participating in ISAF mission in Afghanistan will be reduced during next year from 350 to 300 in period from January to April, whereas in May – December period there will be 250 members of Croatian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. (…) Other NATO partners, such…

PIRATE IRST

PIRATE IRST is IRST sensor used by Eurofighter Typhoon. It is FLIR, which means that it can use IR radiation to assemble a video image, similar to night vision devices and infrared cameras. Technological data is as following: Detection range against typical subsonic fighter target: 90 km from front (head-on), 150 km from rear* Identification…

USAF force proposal

Current USAF plan is to keep 187 F-22s, 254 F-15 C and 221 F-15E in service, replacing 716 A-10s and 2 154 F-16s with 1 763 F-35As. Problem with that is multifold; first, large unit and maintenance costs. Per-unit cost of 304 million USD per aircraft, 197 million USD flyaway, and operating cost that will…

F-22 fact spinning on USAF website

I was browsing http://www.af.mil, when I have found this page. While most, possibly all, of claims there have been addressed in my F-22 Analysis, I am aware that it is very long read, and as such I will examine claims here. First claim is that “The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track,…

Cleaning up Red Flag Alaska F-22 vs Typhoon debate

Since Eurofighter Typhoons defeated F-22s at Red Flag Alaska in June 2012, discussion has produced many claims. I will address some of them here: 1) WVR combat is only small spectrum of air combat. Yes, and no – it mainly depends on numbers, and who you are shooting at. As enemy numbers, as well as quality of…

Saab Gripen NG

Two months ago, I have contacted SAAB about Gripen NG and changes it will have when compared to earlier versions of Gripen (A, B, C, D – Gripen NG encompasses versions E and F). I got following answers: 1) Gripen NG will be equipped with imaging IRST (imaging IRST works similar to IR camera and…