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  1. Azeri 2S31 Vena. Combat premiere of the system I guess?
  2. Both of the helmets are 30 years old. I would say it is impressive considering their age. Anyway out of curiosity did US military or SWAT units use any sort of heavy ballistic helmets similar to these Soviet/Russian ones? Also a genuine question. Which helmets can withstand more than SS190?
  3. IMHO the heavy helmets still make perfect sense with the close combat assault teams and anti-terror squads, just like they were mostly used.
  4. Old photos of IRIAF F-14A armed with R-27.
  5. Destroyed Azeri T-72 Aslan with a soldier who doesn't know that it's their own tank. The wind sensor is not present on Armenian T-72AV.
  6. Prague aircraft museum Kbely finished restoration of Avia Av-14 (Czechoslovak built Il-14). When I was there two months ago I have noticed that since my last visit three years ago they restored C-47, Phantom FGR.2 and Su-25K. Next one to restore is probably going to be Il-18 (and I really really hope they'll restore the Tu-104 which is standing there too!).
  7. Just out of curiosity, how is it nowadays being done with localization and acquisition of the carrier task force on the opened ocean?
  8. More details about the Ukrainean Dana M2 deal. https://www.armadninoviny.cz/houfnice-dana-m2-pro-ukrajinu-puvodni-objednavka-znela-66-houfnic.html In short: - the contract was signed in 2018 and originally was for 66 units however it was reduced to 26 (possibly for financial reasons) - the contract contains 5000 HE-Frag and 1000 long range DN1CZ rounds - the price of the contract is 40 million USD The article discusses the controversy going around it especially due to the fact that the SPH uses the same old 152 mm old gun as the original vz.77 Dana,
  9. Possible game changer in the Czech IFV tender. Rheinmetall yesterday signed creation of a joint venture with Tatra defence (in Czech presidential palace) for production and development of tactical combat vehicles in Tatra facilities in Kopřivnice (not limited to Lynx). If nothing else it means that both ASCOD and Lynx would be produced in Tatra. https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/nato/czg-strand-rheinmetall-vozidla-obrana-armada-koprivnice-tatra-czechoslovak-group.A201126_163750_zpr_nato_inc
  10. Actually none of these three weapons was ever used by ČSLA. We had our own weapons used in their roles. As a light AA weapon we had the 30 mm PLDvK vz.53 (you know for sure the self propelled version of armoured Praga V3S used a lot in Yugoslav wars). And as a recoilles rifle we had the 84 mm BZK vz.59A. Both weapons are already phased out.
  11. Dana M2 being produced for Ukraine. More photos: https://thedeaddistrict.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-czech-dana-m2-sphs-are-already.html Catalog of artillery Excalibur artillery products with some photos of the FCS etc. https://www.excaliburarmy.cz/download/product/6/ea-artillery-program-howitzers-mlrs.pdf
  12. We already had some of those in the past (used by SOG in Iraq and Afghanistan) Check this link with jihadomobile development in Czech army. https://www.valka.cz/CZE-JPN-Toyota-Hilux-SCV-vozidlo-specialnich-sil-t103322
  13. Czech army decided to go full Hilux. All old UAZ and Land Rovers will be replaced by Hiluxes.
  14. Hungarian Air Force is buying two KC-390. https://www.armadninoviny.cz/madarsko-kupuje-strategicka-dopravni-a-tankovaci-letadla-kc-390.html
  15. Ukraine developed modernised Uragan heavy MLRS called Bureviy. It's placed on Tatra 815-7 chassis instead of usual Ukrainean KrAZ as it looks like KrAZ is no more a functional manufacturer.
  16. On 17th November Hungarian AF evaluated L-39NG in flight with their pilots trying both seats. http://www.aero.cz/cz/o-nas/media/tiskove-zpravy/l-39ng-na-hodnoticich-letech-v-madarsku/
  17. Azeri Dana-M1 damaged possibly by counter battery fire. Source: https://vk.com/milinfolive?z=photo-123538639_457499285%2Falbum-123538639_00%2Frev
  18. Houthis hit Saudi Aramco oil storage facility in Jeddah, allegedly by two cruise missiles.
  19. Armenian double Iskander launch. However they claim to use two of them on Shushi on 7th November. I don't see why to use SRBM on a target which is so close that it can be easily hit by basically anything including mortars or even AGS...
  20. Polish border guard took two new L-410 patrol planes equiped with 360° radar and optical EO/IR gimball. Photos here: https://www.idnes.cz/technet/technika/l-410-polska-pohranicni-straz-letoun-kunovice-pzl-m-20-mewa.A201118_122125_vojenstvi_erp/foto/ERP877e8a_01_L410_Polsko.jpg
  21. Azeri T-72 damaged by a landmine (most likely).
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