Tag Archives: A2/AD

Startēģiskie baltie lāči


vara bungas: VB pamatoti pārmet apsēstību ar jūras šaurumiem un  stratēģiskām salām, kā arī biežu bungošanu par Arktikas militarizāciju. Tā tas ir un tā tas paliks, jo notikumi par un ap reģionālās nozīmes atslēgas punktiem nedaudz izgaismo kaimiņvalstu valdību patiesos un tādēļ slepenos nodomus.  Novērotājam atliek tikai pareizi identificēt “key terrain” un gaidīt.

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Aurora 17 – To aid a brother


Proud to mention that Latvian HG platoon takes part in A-17

Corporal Frisk

Upon thy glimmering thresholds, when the steam
Floats up from those dim fields about the homes
Of happy men that have the power to die

Tithonus cries out to Aurora, the goddess of dawn

Alfred, Lord Tennyson – “Tithonus”

Perhaps the final sign to show that Sweden has now moved out of the notorious ‘strategic blackout’ is the major exercise Aurora 17 currently underway in the southern parts of the country. In absolute numbers this is the largest Swedish exercise in over twenty years, while in relative numbers this is the largest share of the country’s defence forces ever to simultaneously take part in a single exercise.

20170913_astamt01_AURORA_mediadag008 Source: Astrid Amtén Skage/Forsvarsmakten The scenario should not be unheard of to readers of the blog: Country A situated in Kaliningrad and on the Russian mainland gets into a conflict with Country B situated in Russian Karelia. To cut off Country B…

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Aktīvā fāze (papildināts 27.09.)


VB: Šeit  tiks apkopota informācija par “Zapad-2017” mācību sērijas kulmināciju. Sākuma fāzi skatīties šeit.

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Strategic depth and Alliances


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“American newspaper – the concept of strategic depth: Finland could withdraw to Sweden if attacked”

That is the headline chosen by Finnish news source Verkkouutiset when retelling Jane’s Defence Weekly’s recent story that the Swedish Air Force has been working on a concept of enabling Finnish fighters to operate from Swedish bases in times of crises. The idea is both extremely radical, and blatantly obvious, a combination uncomfortably common in Finnish national security.

In short, the interviewed officer was colonel Magnus Liljegren, responsible for the production of Swedish air units and equipment at the Swedish Defence Forces’ general staff (designated C PROD FLYG in the Swedish Defence Forces). The colonel stated that “Finland is absolutely our top priority partner right now […] they are looking to us in order to increase their operational depth. If they need to withdraw they can move into our country and use our bases.” (full…

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Dienas grauds


[..] Senator Perdue: Russia in the last five years has dramatically increased its global footprint. They have Mirmansk, Kaliningrad, Crimea, and now, Tartus and Latakia on the coast of Syria. What does our intelligence say that Russia intends to do having encircled that part of the world with those major bases?

Lt. Gen. Stewart: The “encirclement” as you describe it—the Western anti-axis barrier—runs from the Arctic through Mirmansk, through Kaliningrad, Crimea, and down. [Russia’s military buildup] is to break out of the “encirclement”—their words—caused by NATO countries in their near abroad. So again, the Anti-Access Area Denial (A2AD) capability is to increase the cost of any U.S./NATO action against Russia, and to protect and give them buffer space. I don’t think they’re done. I think they’d like to extend that barrier down through the Mediterranean. I’m worried about actions that they might take in Libya to increase that barrier. But that is about breaking out of the NATO encirclement. [..]

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vara bungas: jā, Lībija… btw ģenerālis Stjuarts ir Defence Intelligence Agency direktors – galvenais US armijas izlūks.

Kursa


… ko viņi darīja, kam viņi ticēja, kas viņus darīja spēcīgus un no kā viņi krita.

 

Vēji Baltijas jūras reģionā


[..] Broadly speaking, two scenarios for a Russian campaign in the BSR (Baltic Sea Reģion) appear possible:

  1. A low-key, possibly opportunistic, campaign that exploits real or manufactured discontent among Russian compatriots to destabilize one or more of the Baltic States, creating a “frozen conflict” that undermines NATO’s credibility; or

  2. A more structured, high-tempo campaign to achieve the same objectives against NATO power in the BSR and also render Nordic defense cooperation redundant.

It is reasonable to assume that the Baltic Sea Fleet and other organs of Russian maritime power will play supporting rather than leading roles in any such conflict. [..]

vara bungas:  Labs ieskats RU hibridkara spējās  Baltijas jūras reģiona griezumā. Var piekrist autoriem par RU Baltijas flotes sekundāro nozīmi eventuālās hibrīdās agresijas gadījumā.  Jūras ceļu blokāde tas ir maksimums.

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Reportedly


[..] Sweden is reportedly preparing hundreds of nuclear war shelters to prepare for a potential attack from Russia amid growing concerns in the Baltics. [..] 350 civilian bunkers on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland [..]

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Barometrs


vara bungas: Avots atklāti prokremlisks, bet par Karalaučiem izklāsta pareizi. Sekojot izmaiņām Kaļiņingradas grupējuma order of battle, iespējams nojaust RU gatavību karam, bet novērojot mūsu neitrālo kaimiņu militāro uzvedību Gotlandē un Olandes salās var uzminēt to, ko viņi zina, bet nevienam nestāsta. Pagaidām trends ir vērsts uz konflikta situācijas eskalāciju, bet līdz reālām ziepēm vēl tālu… 7 no 10,  kā nesen tica viens ģenerālis.

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1990.gads Gotlande


Gotlandes artilērijas pulka (1881-2000)  mācības

vara bungas: Kadrā darbojas zviedru 1990. gada OMD  karavīri, bet ļoti atgādina mūsu ZS šodien 🙂 Izņemot protams savā ziņā unikālas velkamās Bofors 105 mm haubices Haubits M/4140, kas tika saražotas nelielā daudzumā un netika eksportētas.

Jāatzīmē, ka Aukstā kara laikā SE krasta apsardzes vienības  skaitījās pildot kaujas uzdevumu un tādēļ tika uzturētas augstā kaujas gatavībā un regulāri pārbaudītas mācībās. Jā, arī ziemā…

SE krasta apsardzības  sistēmā Gotlande bija viens no galvenajiem elementiem, kāds paliek arī šodien neskatoties uz īslaicīgu “prātu aptumsumu” pēc Aukstā kara beigām, kad Gotlande tika pilnībā demilitarizēta.

vēl par Gotlandes aizsardzības spēku vēsturi