martes, 10 de abril de 2018
Viene fea la mano, chicos. Varios indicios sugieren que se están ultimando los preparativos para algún hecho bélico en Medio Oriente, y tal vez en otros teatros de operaciones. Las primeras dos notas breves que posteamos hoy son del sitio web de noticias Al Masdar News:
Título: Breaking: Russian Black Sea fleet on high alert as US warship heads towards Syrian waters
Texto: BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Russian Navy’s Black Sea fleet has been placed on high alert after a U.S. ship reportedly left Cyprus for Syrian waters.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, their Black Sea fleet is currently on a high level combat alert in preparation for a potential attack by the U.S.
No further details have been released.
On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump stated that he is discussing a potential attack against the Syrian government with his country’s top military commanders.
Título: Breaking: Russian military blocks signals from US drones in Syria
Texto: The Russian military has been scrambling some US military drones performing in Syria, seriously disrupting American military operations, the channel NBC announced, citing anonymous US officials.
According to US officials, the Russians had started blocking some smaller US drones several weeks ago after a “series of alleged chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Eastern Ghouta.”
The NBC network’s sources stated that the Russian military was concerned that the US military would take revenge for the attacks and began jamming the GPS systems of the drones operating in the area.
“GPS receivers in most drones can be fairly easily jammed,” Dr. Todd Humphreys, the director of the Radionavigation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin said.
The Defense Department can’t certainly state whether the jamming is the cause of drones crashing, according to the operational security.
“The US military maintains sufficient countermeasures and protections to ensure the safety of our manned and unmanned aircraft, our forces and the missions they support,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.
La nota que sigue es del sitio web defense-blog.com:
Título: Russia suddenly puts troops on full combat alert
Texto: The Russian military command suddenly puts troops on full combat alert, movements of combat vehicles and missile systems observe almost all over the country.
An activity of Russian troops is most notable in the Western part of Russia, near the borders with Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, as well as in the Transbaikal region and the Far East. On April 8-9 active movements of a large number of military vehicles and tanks, also were seen moving of the Iskander missile systems with Air Defence support.
Some source reported about deploying command and control systems on main military naval bases and military airfields.
Russian defence officials refused to comment on any moving of troops.
Some experts attribute this to the fear of a possible US and NATO invasion of Syria after an alleged chemical attack on a Syrian rebel-held town.
It should be reminded that Ukraine’s Defenсe Minister Stepan Poltorak said in an interview that Russia has concentrated 19 battalion tactical groups of more than 77,000 troops near the Ukrainian. At the moment, the government in Kyiv is ramping up its fight to reclaim Ukraine’s restive eastern regions, at the same time Russia has deployed 77,000 troops along its border with Ukraine, included modern main battle tanks. missile systems and combat aircraft.