PS for all who've read the article, check the update added towards the bottom of the first section on the drone downing, I edited in some intriguing tidbits.
its about time, I've been wondering why they haven't done this sooner. They wanna be cute and wage a proxy war while sitting comfortable oceans away, then such "accidents" should be more frequent. Call it freedom of navigation.
Very nice work today by RAF. RAF stepping up in this new phase of the conflict. Russians moving at their own pace, but shaping battlefield for further, much larger attacks in coming month. Very good tempo to current Russian military activities. We are now entering the no bullshitting phase.
Also remember how the British pilots in Spitfires & Hurricanes would fly next to, and then tip the V-1 flying bombs?
Must have been a hell of a lot of fun!
Love your analysis, but FYI "Grom" (or hrom) in Russian means thunder, not lightning ;)
You can literally weld mounting points on an iron pipe and have it stick 10ft ahead of your wing and fly into the props of these drones if you wanted. Im sure the pilots had fun trying things and seeing what worked. The main thing is it cost $32 million and helps bleed nato dry a little more. I hope it landed somewhere the Russians could get it. Would look good in a town square somewhere.
I think you missed one association.
Few weeks ago USA with a lot of fanfares and in international space destroyed a *maybe* spy baloon.
Now Russia, with thinlyh veiled plausible deniability destroys in international space a *surely* spy drone.
Chinese should be mightily gloating now.
Would we soon hear Kosovo-like nonsense like "it did not create a presedent, because we said it did not" ?
P.S. and sorry, can not help my own little gloating.
Note that the Russian Defense Ministry denies contact with the UAV, which means the downing was probably the result of the Russians "playing music" for the UAV.
No doubt a modern "electronic" arrangement of Tchaikovsky.
ALL the lives lost and ruined. ALL the money that could have built housing and infrastructure and all the Minsk agreement was, was a Quebec situation. Some autonomy and language and social rights. If you haven't been to Quebec, you should come and see what a beautiful society it is inside Canada and all it took was some reasonable concessions from the rest of the country which were resisted for so many years until we almost lost the country. Peace and concessions are so much better...
All that "dumping the fuel" thing, with subsequent ramming, reminds me of the famous anecdote where Marshal Zhukov ordered for someone to be "beaten, peed on and thrown into a ditch". :)
The USA is the evil empire now.
Go Russia! Go!
All is fair in love and war. Samantha admitting we are at war w/Russia.
Poosh-Sah. Environmentally unsound and unprofessional? “Several times before the collision, the Su-27s dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound and unprofessional manner,” the US military complained, accusing the Russians of “a lack of competence.”
I do like the idea of recycling old train and subway cars as bunkers since it is important to be environmentally friendly, what are they doing for climate change in this war? Composting the dead bodies like in WA State? Whatever happened to the dead organ donors in the mine shaft story?
Good riddance to those 40 traitors.
Just a thought, but could the usa be lying about the downed drone as a reason to invade Crimea? They love their false flags
Various claims seen online:
The flight of the drone "was carried out with transponders turned off, violating the boundaries of the area of the temporary regime for the use of airspace, established for the purpose of conducting a special military operation, communicated to all users of international airspace and published in accordance with international standards," the MoD said.
"As a result of sharp maneuvers around 9:30am Moscow time, the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle went into uncontrolled flight, lost altitude, and collided with the water surface. The Russian fighters did not use weapons, did not come into contact with the UAV, and returned safely to their home base,” the defense ministry said in a statement."
"The drone was piloted by the Ghost Of Kiev!" Anon internet humorist