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    OUTLAW 09, how about a translation of that in basic English?

    I *think* I know what I just read.
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    AdamG,

    If your question refers to Russian Air Force use of short wave radio there is this post that explains (historically):http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=21372
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    Default Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

    Taken from a German-authored story repeated on a Swiss blog:http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=18618

    Partly speculative the author admits, in particular whether China would want to join in such an exercise.
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    Default Help! There's a (Russian) sub out there

    The British government acknowledged today that a submarine periscope had been sighted in waters near a main U.K. base, (off west Scotland), touching off a massive NATO hunt in November.....A pair of U.S. Navy P-3 Orions, as well as Canadian and French planes and two British warships, scoured the waters for days when the periscope was seen in November.
    Link:http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...-in-uk-waters/
    More detail:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...sh-waters.html

    Embarassing as the UK has no maritime patrol aircraft. Even more as the only 'main' UK base in western Scotland are the Trident SSBN facilities in the Clyde. Taken alongside the current higher level of Russian flights and probing it is to say the least interesting.
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    A useful collection, with a visual emphasis, on Russian actions in the Baltic 1999-2914 by the McCain Institute:http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/storym...R2M/draft.json
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    Default Bears go south to get warm and fish to the north

    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe....Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers....Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska ADIZ on Dec. 8
    Link:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz3MSBvhwVn
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    Default Help! There's a (Russian) 2nd sub out there

    Oh dear, once again a suspected Russian submarine periscope appears near the transit route for the UK's nuclear missile submarines, based in the Firth of Clyde. This time a RN frigate was on station and needed two USN maritime patrol aircraft's help:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...submarine.html
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    MOSCOW, January12 (Sputnik) — Browsing through military internet forums many were surprised to see in the Russian edition of Top Gear automobile magazine a snapshot of a super-secret Russian deep-diving sub.

    The photo, covering a test run of a Mercedes-Benz GL 450 to Arkhangelsk, shows a deep-water nuclear-powered AS-12 Project 10830 submarine, better known as Losharik. The photo was taken from the White Sea shore where the car was undergoing an off-road test.

    Experts say this is the first good quality image of Losharik, one of this country’s top secret subs.
    http://sputniknews.com/military/2015...016805883.html
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    A detachment of about 800 servicemen from Russia’s Northern Fleet has been stationed in the Russian town of Alakurtti, Murmansk region, just 50km from the Finnish border, part of a large-scale expansion of Russian military facilities in the country’s northwest according to a press statement issued by the unit’s commanding admiral Vladimir Korolev on Tuesday.

    The rest of the fleet are expected to be stationed there “soon” according to Korolev. The base will be one of the key strongholds in Russia’s northernmost territories, designed to strengthen the country’s defence capabilities from the west, and improve their territorial claims over areas in the Arctic.

    At full force, Russia’s Northern Fleet consists of about 3,000 ground troops trained for combat in Arctic conditions, along with 39 ships and 45 submarines. Its arrival in Murmansk follows Russia’s decision last year to create a united command for all of its units designated with protecting Russia’s interests in the country’s northern regions.
    http://www.newsweek.com/3000-russian...-arctic-299129
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    Default Bears over the sea or inland?

    Earlier today the MoD issued a statement about two TU-95 Bear long-range recce / bombers being intercepted off Cornwall and that they were escorted away by the RAF.

    BBC:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31530840
    The Guardian's first report:http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...cornwall-coast

    Later The Guardian reported two witnesses familiar with aircraft spotted two aircraft spotted over North Cornwall, near an old RAF / USN base:http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...space-witness?

    This could become interesting! Needless to say officially there were no Bears over Cornwall.
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    How to spot a Russian bomber
    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31537705



    Five Points to the BBC. Meanwhile,
    Sue Bamford, from Bodmin, said she witnessed at least one of the bombers flying inland, over Cornwall, while she was having a driving lesson on Wednesday afternoon.
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...rspace-witness
    nb: Per reports, I can only imagine the female witness looked something like this -
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    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows.

    President Vladimir Putin called the Navy's Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in Russia's Arctic North apparently aimed at dwarfing military drills in neighboring Norway, a NATO member.

    "New challenges and threats to military security require the armed forces to further boost their military capabilities. Special attention must be paid to newly created strategic formations in the north," Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by RIA news agency.

    Shoigu said the order came from Putin, who has promised to spend more than 21 trillion rubles ($340 billion) by the end of the decade to overhaul Russia's fighting forces.
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/putin-orde...073059816.html
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    Lithuanian MoD says NATO QRA intercepted 11 RU aircraft in total, 2x An-26, 1x An-12, 8x Su-34/Su-27, all were flying dark

    @Spy_Stations See following for info and frequency table. https://planesandstuff.wordpress.com.../bear-hunting/
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    Russia is developing a long-range cruise missile that poses a new threat to the United States, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command warned this week.

    “Russia is progressing toward its goal of deploying long-range, conventionally-armed cruise missiles with ever increasing stand-off launch distances on its heavy bombers, submarines, and surface combatants, augmenting the Kremlin’s toolkit of flexible deterrent options short of the nuclear threshold,” Adm. William Gortney, Northcom chief who heads the U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said Thursday.
    http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...-to-u-s-grows/
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    I know, DailyWail but...
    Revealed: Russia's new supersonic bomber can outrun Britain's best fighter jet... and Vladimir Putin could soon send them our way

    Russian President Putin is about to unleash a new supersonic bomber
    The Blackjack will be able to outrun the RAF's fastest fighter jets
    Last month Russian Bear aircraft were spotted on sorties near Cornwall
    But Blackjack is three times faster than the Bear and can fly four times further than the fighters that make up UK's Quick Reaction Alert squadrons
    The Russian aircraft has a range of 7,600 miles without refuelling
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3VFSblLzB
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    The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot about 50 miles west across the Bering Strait.

    "That's the mainland there," he shouts above the gusts.

    It's Siberia, part of Russia, on the Asian mainland.

    Named for an old mining camp, Tin City is a tiny Air Force installation atop an ice-shrouded coastal mountain 50 miles below the Arctic Circle, far from any road or even trees. The Pentagon took over the remote site decades ago and built a long-range radar station to help detect a surprise attack from the Soviet Union.

    At least from this frozen perch, America's closest point to Vladimir Putin's Russia, the Cold War is turning warm again. U.S. F-22 fighter jets scrambled about 10 times last year — twice as often as in 2013 — to monitor and photograph Russian Tu-95 "Bear" bombers and MiG-31 fighter jets that flew over the Bering Sea without communicating with U.S. air controllers or turning on radio transponders, which emit identifying signals.

    The Russian flights are in international airspace, and it's unclear whether they are testing U.S. defenses, patrolling the area or simply projecting a newly assertive Moscow's global power.
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...ry.html#page=1
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    Default Brinkmanship

    Via a Bill Gertz column:
    A Russia Su-27 jet fighter flew dangerously close and nearly collided with a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft this week in the latest aerial provocation by Moscow, defense officials revealed to the Washington Free Beacon. The Su-27 conducted the close-in intercept of an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday,
    Link:http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...t-over-europe/

    I recall a Russian plane approached a RC-135 in late 2014, which to "escape" flew into Swedish airspace uninvited, probaly posted here.
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    Default Inspecting not spying or intruding

    Someone in Moscow appears to have a sense of humour:
    Russian military inspectors are attending massive naval war games off the coast of Scotland it has been disclosed. The Ministry of Defence has been forced to accept a four-day visit of military experts from Moscow under a European arms control treaty.
    Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-Scotland.html
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    London (AFP) - British fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday in response to the sighting of two Russian military aircraft near UK airspace, hours after three Russian ships were monitored as they entered the English Channel.

    "Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon fighter aircraft were launched today after Russian aircraft were identified flying close to UK airspace," said a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman.
    http://news.yahoo.com/three-russian-...000348261.html

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's air force said on Wednesday said jet fighter scrambles have reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space.

    In the year ending March 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 944 times, 16 percent more than the same period the previous year, the country's Self Defence Force said.
    http://news.yahoo.com/japan-jets-scr...084627854.html
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    Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said.

    The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, no U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the latest U.S.-Russian aerial encounter.

    Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), declined to confirm the incursion. But he said no jets were dispatched last week to intercept intruding aircraft.
    http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...t-near-alaska/
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