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Media: The Pentagon plans to strengthen its grouping in Iraq with anti-aircraft artillery

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In the coming months, the Pentagon may deploy air defense artillery units to Iraq, which will cover the troops assaulting Mosul. And not from aviation, and from mines and missiles of the enemy. The newspaper writes about this. News.


Media: The Pentagon plans to strengthen its grouping in Iraq with anti-aircraft artillery


“The air defense units of the 101 Air Assault Division (VSD), which returned last weekend from Afghanistan, can be redirected to Iraq within two months to support the paratroopers involved in the operation to free Mosul from ISIL militants (banned in the Russian Federation). A month will be spent on rest and recovery, and another month will be needed for training before a new mission, ”the article says.

It is reported that two battalions of the 44 Artillery Regiment of the Artillery Regiment, which returned to Fort Campbell, are armed with anti-aircraft artillery complexes (ZAK) Centurion (“Centurion”) - Phalanx B X-ray guns, which are the land-based version of the same-name Phalanx B cannon fire gun, which are of the same type, are of the same name, Phalanx B firing guns, which represent the land-based version of the same-name Phalanx B cannon fire gun, which represent the land-based version of the same-name Phalanx B cannon fire gun, which are land-based version of the same name, with the same name, naval anti-aircraft gun, Phalanx B, representing the land-based version of the same-name Phalanx B cannon. The gun, along with the radar, is mounted on a truck or a trailer and is used to cover stationary objects (like the Russian "Pantsirey").

“Thanks to modern radar and a rate of fire of up to 4,5, thousands of shots per minute, these ZAKs are capable of destroying not only aircraft and helicopters, but also mines and missiles. It is this quality that came in handy in Iraq - where the Centurions, from 2004, defended key American bases and strategic facilities, including the famous "green zone" in Baghdad, from attack by militants, ”the newspaper writes.
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  1. The black
    The black 10 November 2016 09: 12
    +2
    Yes, what are the little things, immediately would have delivered 15-20 nuclear strikes on Mosul and u, a victory ... wassat
    1. DIMA45R
      DIMA45R 10 November 2016 09: 14
      +1
      To free Mosul from terrorists, mice, mosquitoes and other objectionable living creatures ... good not funny.
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 10 November 2016 09: 28
        +4
        Based on this message, we can conclude that the Pentagon does not hope to take Mosul even after two months, the operations are not prepared properly and scheduled for some date, like this one was timed to coincide with the US presidential election, as a rule, they are not entirely successful and involve with big losses.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 10 November 2016 09: 36
      0
      one is enough
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 10 November 2016 23: 16
        0
        Quote: Thought Giant
        it can be concluded that the Pentagon does not hope to take Mosul even after two months

        Do not rush to conclusions. It is possible that they do not set themselves the goal of quickly taking Mosul. It is simply a fact of building up military forces in the region. Once they have already transferred the 1st, but parts of the division were a little out of place where it was stated and discussed on the Internet .Although and close.
        1. Was mammoth
          Was mammoth 10 November 2016 23: 24
          0
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Once they already transferred the 1st, but the units of the division were a little out of place where it was announced ...

          Repeat the throw of our paratroopers in Pristina in the American version in Syria? A possible option for tearing up Syria.
  2. hirurg
    hirurg 10 November 2016 09: 12
    +2
    They will spend a month on rest and recovery, and another month will be needed for training before a new mission
    Fast American guys, they are even faster than the Balts.))))
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 10 November 2016 10: 49
      +5
      No, this is exactly what the Americans have in mind.

      Before each "business trip" they undergo retraining. In particular, exercises are conducted in conditions as close as possible to the upcoming hostilities. They will practice the war in the city.
      1. hirurg
        hirurg 10 November 2016 10: 54
        +1
        And before that they knew nothing.
        Or how to ... so look for a place? And then let their contingent wait ...)))
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 10 November 2016 11: 04
          +5
          They were able to.
          But additional classes in order to refresh skills do not hurt at all. A fighter is too expensive for an American taxpayer to use as a push. meat.
          1. hirurg
            hirurg 10 November 2016 11: 15
            +1
            Well, if they sway so for any operation, then I do not mind.)))
            Let KMB go through again, for example.
            And cannon fodder while their "warriors of light" who are in the combat zone will remain.)))
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 10 November 2016 11: 20
              +4
              Quote: hirurg
              Well, if they sway so for any operation, then I do not mind.)))

              Why "wobble"? They will go there to replace

              Quote: hirurg
              And cannon fodder while their "warriors of light" who are in the combat zone will remain.)))

              No. Since they were undergoing similar training before being sent to Iraq.
              1. hirurg
                hirurg 10 November 2016 11: 26
                0
                Who said replacement?
                At the moment, they suffer losses, including from shelling.
                1. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 10 November 2016 11: 38
                  +4
                  It is for a replacement.
                  Two months later, the paratroopers of the 101st Air Assault Division with reinforcement units will go to replace those who are fighting there.
                  The appearance of C-RAM complexes (Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar) among the assigned units, sharpened to ensure the security of advanced operational bases from harassing shelling, indicates a planned change in the strategy of using the US Armed Forces in Iraq.

                  It seems that they plan to take Mosul in two months. And start cleansing the territory from small groups of the enemy.
                  1. hirurg
                    hirurg 10 November 2016 11: 42
                    0
                    Well, well, wait and see.
                  2. Urfin
                    Urfin 10 November 2016 13: 23
                    +2
                    Quote: Spade
                    The appearance of C-RAM complexes (Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar) among the assigned units, sharpened to ensure the security of advanced operational bases from harassing shelling, indicates a planned change in the strategy of using the US Armed Forces in Iraq.


                    So we write: In case of unexpected and unplanned enemy actions, the reaction time of the US Armed Forces is 2 months))
                    No, I understand everything, training is cool, cannon fodder is bad. There is simply no need to justify the United States, they say, they have everything in mind. Here left soldiers are dying - the shelling is already underway. And when the "dear" soldiers come, then the necessary funds will be provided.
                    If they themselves were directly under the shelling, then no leave and retraining would go forward. And no cannon fodder.
                    1. Lopatov
                      Lopatov 10 November 2016 13: 25
                      +2
                      You can giggle as much as you like. As for the "reaction time" - I missed something, Mosul was taken and cleaned?
                      1. Urfin
                        Urfin 10 November 2016 13: 36
                        +2
                        Quote: Spade
                        You can giggle as much as you like. As for the "reaction time" - I missed something, Mosul was taken and cleaned?

                        Giggling is always useful when it's not your problem)
                        I do not understand what the question is.
                        The logic is this:
                        1) shelling is already taking place in Iraq (near Mosul, where else it doesn’t matter)
                        2) Americans have a means to prevent them, but they will provide it only after two months, because:
                        - vacation
                        - just returned from a combat (!) business trip requires training.
                        I was not much amused by the attempt to justify this by the fact that they have everything in their mind))
                        Now, if it was about recruits. Or shelling is only expected. All right, you can relax and learn. And when is the loss already - what is the training of combat units? There is only one reason for the shelling, but under them there is precisely cannon fodder.
    2. Amurets
      Amurets 10 November 2016 11: 54
      0
      Quote: hirurg
      They will spend a month on rest and recovery, and another month will be needed for training before a new mission
      Fast American guys, they are even faster than the Balts.))))

      Just the inauguration of the new president will be in time. And there, how God will help.
    3. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 10 November 2016 20: 34
      +2
      Fast American guys, they are even faster than the Balts.))))
      This is not interesting, but there is no one to send to the conflict zone of the largest and most powerful army! Have to juggle with other sites. belay
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 10 November 2016 09: 16
    +3
    I wonder how many shells were shot down with the help of Phalanxes during the entire existence of this system?
    1. The black
      The black 10 November 2016 09: 24
      +3
      Quote: Gray Brother
      I wonder how many shells were shot down with the help of Phalanxes during the entire existence of this system?

      It depends on the press secretary laughing ... if the spokesperson is good, then the opponent of the khan .... and his there are no losses. smile .
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 November 2016 11: 29
      0
      Reliably - a couple of cases. With mortar shelling of military bases.
  4. kapitan92
    kapitan92 10 November 2016 09: 24
    +3
    "........ these ZAKs are capable of destroying not only planes and helicopters, but also mines and rockets." ......
    ISIS members are armed with MLRS "Grad" from the arsenals of the Iraqi army. Curious how the American "centurions" will "work" on them?
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 10 November 2016 09: 28
      +1
      Quote: kapitan92
      how will the American "centurions" "work" on them?

      Probably in quantity.
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 10 November 2016 09: 39
    +2
    From a pack of 20 missiles, they will knock down 2-3, if you set a different height for detonation it will be interesting. But no one will allow the GRAD to drive up to the base, and the range and accuracy of even the Soviet 152mm howitzers is higher than that of the MLRS Grad, not to mention modern 155mm guns.
  6. Outlaw
    Outlaw 10 November 2016 10: 18
    +1

    A good system does not seem to complain. hi
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 10 November 2016 10: 34
      0
      Quote: Outlaw
      A good system does not seem to complain.

      It is initially imprisoned against anti-ship missiles, it will have problems with objects with high kinetic energy.

      Where are the world-unknown laser prodigies? laughing
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 10 November 2016 10: 41
        +2
        Quote: Gray Brother
        Where are the world-unknown laser prodigies?

        The Germans.
        But they still manage to "mow from the army"
        1. Operator
          Operator 10 November 2016 14: 35
          +2
          Phalanx is a stationary system designed to protect military bases. Short-range system - about one or two km. When you try to use it directly near the front line, it will be destroyed by a massive enemy fire attack.

          Two months of delay in placing the Phalanxes in Iraq is a pause taken by the Pentagon to determine the new US political line with respect to Iraq in connection with the change of president (exactly until Trump took office in January 2017).

          Frvzy about rest and retraining of personnel of the near air defense of military bases - a smoke screen. This function is exactly the same anywhere in the world.

          The bulky and ultra-expensive land installation of the Falanks is a typical weapon against slippers that are not able to produce massive fire raids and are not armed with guided ammunition flying up to low-altitude self-propelled guns.
  7. razved
    razved 10 November 2016 20: 29
    0
    And why do they need air defense? Barmalei do not have combat aircraft.