Don't Look Up: China's Big American Humiliation

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Don't Look Up: China's Big American Humiliation
Chinese probe in the American stratosphere. Source: molva33.ru


Xi Jinping's response


It turns out that two people can play the game of trampled sovereignties. Last August, old Nasni Pelosi pointedly spat in the direction of Beijing and landed in Taiwan. American tabloid headlines mockingly broadcast the words of the State Department:



"Pelosi's visit does not violate China's sovereignty."

The only question was how and when Xi Jinping would respond.

And now, on February 3, 2023, American diplomacy declared its own sovereignty, which the Chinese balloon so boldly trampled. As it turns out, not the first. The response of the Chinese Foreign Ministry makes you stand up and applaud:

"PRC has always respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and has never intentionally violated anyone's airspace."


One of the best images of the probe so far. Source: telegarm

And what actually happened?

A giant balloon filled with helium entered the airspace of the United States in late January at an altitude of 25 to 37 kilometers. The balloon moved along with the air currents of the western transfer, crossed the Pacific Ocean, slipped through Alaska and Canada and came to visit from the northwest. The first time civilians saw the balloon was in Billing, Montana.

Official photos of the facility came from the US National Weather Service (NWS) in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. At the same time, the military probably led the violator of airspace at the very moment of crossing the US border. But the height of the balloon was prohibitive, and it was impossible to do anything with it. Therefore, it is better to remain silent, perhaps on the ground they will not notice. But American taxpayers turned out to be big-eyed, and pictures of the Chinese weather balloon went around the world.

After the fact, the Pentagon admitted that the balloon entered US airspace in Alaska on January 27, it appeared over Canada on January 30 and in the US mainland northern Idaho on January 31. And only on February 1, Joe Biden gave the order to destroy the objects.

The helium scout was not alone in the Western Hemisphere - balloons were watching over Costa Rica and Venezuela. Balloons carry a solid set of equipment - solar panels and compartments for special equipment are visible in common photos. The Americans complain that the Chinese can place cameras, highly sensitive sensors and other intelligence equipment under the balls. How relevant such a technique is for meteorological research, according to the PRC, is an open question.

The representative of the Chinese diplomatic department Mao Ning described the balloon as harmless

"far off course civil airship used for research, mainly meteorological purposes, with limited ability to self-control."

The helium balloon ended up over the United States solely due to force majeure.


Of greatest concern is the apparatus under the helium balloon. Potentially, both reconnaissance equipment and nuclear warheads can be suspended here. Source: Telegram

But the Americans are in a very nervous situation. Just think about it - a helium balloon, stuffed with equipment, floats calmly over the "power No. 1", and the famous Air Force cannot do anything. A KC-135 Stratotanker tanker aircraft, F-22 Raptors fighters, a P-8A Poseidon patrol and a US Coast Guard HC-130 search and rescue aircraft were lifted into the air for the sake of a harmless weather balloon.

For four days they could do nothing. Reasons were invented to justify impotence. At a special briefing, Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said that the military deliberately refuses to shoot down the ball. According to him, the fragments of the product can do a lot of trouble on earth.

Wonderful logic, and if it really works, then nothing can be shot down over the territory of America. You never know where, for example, the strategic Tu-160 can fall? And if he also has missiles, then in general he will have a “green corridor” through all the states.

At the same time, on the route of the balloon movement there were huge spaces with a low population density, and sometimes completely deserted. A downed scout could fall completely without consequences.

The military points to the ability of the balloon to actively maneuver and change its height - pumps and cylinders with compressed helium are probably installed in the suspended compartment. At the briefing, soothing words were also heard:

"North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD] continues to closely monitor the balloon."

The height of the balloon is sufficient, and it does not pose any danger to air traffic. The representative of the Pentagon tried to convince the listeners that the reconnaissance balloon would not bring anything new to the Chinese - Beijing has enough satellites, and they provide comprehensive information. However, this is deceit.

Stratospheric reconnaissance from balloons opens up unique opportunities.

Firstly, there is only 20–40 km of atmosphere under the cameras, which means less distortion and more detail in all spectra.

Secondly, modern helium balloons can not only approach the object of interest, but also hover over it, as well as move against the wind. Satellites are not capable of this.

In the end, the balloon in terms of "cost-effectiveness" completely surpasses all space surveillance systems. The Americans understand this very well and have been working on such equipment for a long time. The Raven Aerostar company at one time tested Loon stratospheric balloons as repeaters. The Pentagon conducted several exercises with balloons equipped with reconnaissance equipment.

Among the indisputable advantages of such products is an impressive battery life - up to 30 days or more, as well as the actual inaccessibility to the enemy. Until the probe drops below 20 kilometers, no air defense system can do anything with it. Our protagonist from China found himself within range of air-to-air missiles just off the east coast of the United States. For which he was shot down with pomp.




Hangar in northwest China. Perhaps "weather probes" for the United States are being assembled here. Source: thedrive.com

China, judging by open data, has become the world leader in the global aerostat industry. In 2021, the Americans published satellite images showing a huge hangar in which "you can hide a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier." The structure was discovered in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in northwest China near a classified air force test base.

Observers rightly believe that such a large hangar is redundant for winged equipment, but is ideal for the construction of balloons. Perhaps the same one that plied the stratosphere in the strategic depths of the United States.

Biden's impotence


The two main questions troubling the American public are what to do with the Chinese balloons, and why has no one warned about them before? The Pentagon said that this is not the first time that Chinese balloons have worked over the territory of the country, but only now the object has become visible to mere mortals. Most likely, no one would have known about this ball, but China sent a very healthy copy to its potential adversary.

One can clearly see the demonstrative behavior of Beijing, which actually lowers the White House into a puddle. The boomerang launched in August by Nancy Pelosi has returned to Washington.

By the way, the intelligence officer paved his route over the American bases of the strategic aviation deep within the United States. One of the first was Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, where the B-2 Spirit and tactical nuclear weapons are based. weapon.

Biden, until the moment of the defeat of the balloon, flew in from ill-wishers. US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green accused the presidential administration of sexual impotence against the backdrop of impunity for Chinese balloons. Speaker of the House and Republican Kevin McCarthy:

"China's brazen disregard for US sovereignty is a destabilizing act that must be fought, and President Biden cannot remain silent."

Donald Trump, in his own manner, spoke simply and loudly:

"Shoot the balls!"

Apparently, the American air defense heeds the advice of the ex-president - the inhabitants in the state of Montana filmed the consequences of the explosion over the town of Billings. The footage shows a contrail, most likely from a rocket engine. For the first time since World War II, air defenses are operating in the continental United States.

The missiles of the air defense missile system worked unsuccessfully - the balloon "lost its course" continued its movement towards the strategic objects of the Americans. As soon as the appearance of a foreign aircraft in the sky of America became public knowledge, its destruction became a matter of US prestige. But it is very difficult to bring him down, if not impossible. The balloon, although large, practically does not reflect radio waves, which does not allow a classic air defense missile to be aimed at it.

But even if the ground systems manage to orient the anti-aircraft missile to the balloon, the object is at the limit of reach in height. For example, the Patriot air defense system is not capable of shooting down objects above 25 kilometers. This is according to the passport. In fact, the effective height does not exceed 20 km. Do not get balloons from fighters, which also do not rise above 20 km.


Only U-2 can get closest to the balls

Only the U-2 scout with a practical ceiling of 22 km is able to get close. But he is absolutely toothless in front of the balloon and is able to harm him only by ramming, and then only if the balloon descends to the required height.

A number of experts from the Russian aviation community believe that only missiles with thermal homing heads have a chance of hitting a balloon. To do this, you must wait until the polymer shell of the ball heats up from the sun.

In theory, the wait is not long - a little heating is enough. The target will be quite thermally contrasting - at altitudes of 25–30 km, the temperature drops to 42–54 degrees below zero. It’s just not clear to the end what kind of missile with a seeker is capable of reaching a balloon at such a height. All that remained was to wait.

The Americans very carefully followed the trajectory of the object, and at a certain moment it began a critical descent for itself. The simplest extrapolation showed that the probe would be in range off the east coast of the United States, and was immediately thrown out story about the "safe" destruction of a balloon over the sea.

There is nothing surprising in the decline of the balloon - it inevitably loses helium over time and eventually lands. Or splashed.

Below 20 km, the probe descended on Saturday, and was immediately destroyed by a Sidewinder AIM-9X missile fired from an F-22. As predicted by Russian experts, in particular, the author of the Fighterbomber telegram channel, a missile with a thermal imaging homing head was used. They shot down beautifully, under the cameras. The wreckage of the "meteorological" equipment lies at a depth of 14 meters and will be studied by the FBI in the very near future.

The Pentagon later opened up about early incursions by Chinese probes into US airspace. At least three balloons have been recorded that have passed over America in recent years. Two of them happened during the Trump administration, and the third happened at the beginning of the Biden administration. And here is the fourth, as the military assures, the longest of all.

In the wake of triumph, the Pentagon reported that they had done everything to

"stop and mitigate data collection from the balloon by neutralizing its intelligence value and preventing data from being sent back to China when it flew over classified sites."

Naturally, without any specifics, how this can be done at altitudes of more than 20 km.


The moment of the defeat of the Chinese probe over the east coast of the United States. Source: youtube.com

Despite the euphoria associated with the destruction of the balloon, Americans can no longer sleep peacefully. And the point here is not even in reconnaissance equipment suspended under a helium balloon. The question is the potential ability to bring nuclear weapons to the very heart of America. As can be seen from the latest story, none of the existing missile defense systems in the world will save this threat.

The F-22 shot down the probe only after it calmly circled all the planned objects and transmitted the information received.

Ordinary Americans can only be sympathized and advised to look up less often.

Perhaps Xi Jinping had an outstanding response to Taiwan's humiliation last year. Loud and unrelenting applause.
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  1. +26
    February 7 2023
    he calmly circled all the planned objects and transmitted the information received
    1. -6
      February 7 2023
      China - "may". Russia - "can't". Strange, right?
      1. +1
        February 7 2023
        Well, a nice asymmetric answer. It's a matter of ingenuity here. Simple solutions are not always obvious. They figured it out, we didn't. Happens
      2. +1
        February 8 2023
        Well, for example, Russia can shoot down such a ball, instant 31, practical ceiling - 30 km
  2. +10
    February 7 2023
    Perhaps Xi Jinping had an outstanding response to Taiwan's humiliation last year. Loud and unrelenting applause.
    Deep, thoughtful, analytical conclusion.
  3. +18
    February 7 2023
    The Chinese created a problem for the United States. But the USSR had exactly the same problem. When exactly the same balls were watching our territory. Knowing the level of science in China and the peculiarity of Chinese thinking, we can assume that this is not the last attack on the United States.
    1. 0
      February 14 2023
      Quote: Nikolay Malyugin
      The Chinese created a problem for the United States. But the USSR had exactly the same problem. When exactly the same balls were watching our territory.

      What about high-altitude balloons? How much did the Americans mock the leadership of the USSR by launching their reconnaissance aircraft over us in the 50s, and until Powers was shot down, even then in the depths of the country?
  4. +10
    February 7 2023
    I don’t understand what is the problem with rlgsn?
    Judging by the photo there is a metal farm several meters long.
    Even if it is composite, then the solar panels should also "glow" perfectly.
    Maybe a rocket with a thermal seeker is just cheaper? Since I still went down into the reach zone.
    And the rocket was clamped down? laughing very expensive?
    1. +5
      February 7 2023
      Quote: VicktorVR
      Judging by the photo there is a metal farm several meters long.
      Even if it is composite, then the solar panels should also "glow" perfectly.

      Shhh, don't spook the air defense experts! laughing
    2. +12
      February 7 2023
      I don’t understand what is the problem with rlgsn?

      There, on a string 150 m below, a corner reflector can hang ... And where will the rocket fly?
      1. +5
        February 7 2023
        Quote: VIK1711
        There, on a string 150 m below, a corner reflector can hang ...

        Or maybe not hang, but the idea is interesting! hi
      2. 0
        February 16 2023
        Quote: VIK1711
        I don’t understand what is the problem with rlgsn?

        There, on a string 150 m below, a corner reflector can hang ... And where will the rocket fly?

        Wherever the video guidance leads it) It seems that the "air defense experts" are at least a hundred years old)) On the other hand, the problems of all armies are standard. Apparently, the attack of high-altitude balls is not spelled out in the instructions, so it is not possible to quickly use video-guided missiles.
  5. +7
    February 7 2023
    It turns out that you can safely stick a tactical nuclear charge on such a balloon and calmly drop it right into the center of America
    1. +15
      February 7 2023
      Rarely raise. Besides, what's the point of that? Well, bah. At the level of a terrorist attack. Purely, it is practically easier to cock a knapsack warhead on the coast, take it to the right place by car, activate it - and no one will find the ends.
      In general, of course, they washed the mattresses to the fullest ... Ahead of the whole planet, they did it simply enchantingly, it was China that played their media game with the mattresses and explained on the fingers that they are sons
      1. +1
        February 7 2023
        drive to where you need to go

        Why such difficulties? You pack the charge in a standard shipping container, which is unloaded in incredible quantities every day in America, and send it to the right address .. They will take it themselves, without any hassle.
        1. +2
          February 7 2023
          Quote: paul3390
          Why such difficulties? Pack the charge in a standard shipping container

          Tails will remain. Documentation. Again - customs clearance. And this option is not caught at all.
      2. 0
        February 16 2023
        Quote from Bingo
        Rarely raise. Besides, what's the point of that?

        This question has already been asked. And so America has already been attacked. In World War II, the Japanese launched thousands of balls with thermal charges. These balloons simply sprinkled the USA with lighters, causing either forest fires, or just zilch, or even quite real fires in cities and factories. Then the United States used a truly terrible weapon of their air defense systems, namely, they tightly blocked all information about the damage caused by thermal bombs. The Japanese, having no data on the results, abandoned the attacks ...
        That's just modern balls can be controlled, and aim, and transmit video data on the results. The weapon is quite formidable. And yes, the solution you suggested won't work. By car in the United States, a nuclear charge is not very tricky. The former first economy of the world took care of highly sensitive radiometers on its territory, in considerable quantity. There are also X-ray units there, and much more. Of course, how all this is now workable, we will not know ...
    2. +3
      February 7 2023
      It turns out that you can safely stick a tactical nuclear charge on such a balloon and calmly drop it right into the center of America

      Back in the 80s of the 20th century, the USSR Air Force included a "Strong Regiment" ... Maybe for such a "retaliatory strike" ...
    3. +1
      February 7 2023
      Quote: HaByxoDaBHocep
      you can safely stick a tactical nuclear charge and safely drop it right into the center of America

      Uhh... darling... why should you throw... yourself subyut... I swear by my mother... yes
    4. +3
      February 7 2023
      Not necessarily a charge, you can send radioactive isotopes of the echelon, especially in response to shells with uranium.
    5. +4
      February 7 2023
      Quote: HaByxoDaBHocep
      It turns out that you can safely stick a tactical nuclear charge on such a balloon and calmly drop it right into the center of America
      Worse, you can attach and drop all the containers, test tubes and vials from the Wuhan biolab. The invisible enemy is even more terrible.
  6. +7
    February 7 2023
    Mig 31 to 30 km rises, as far as I know. But he will not be able to do anything if the probe rises 40-45 km.
    1. -4
      February 7 2023
      Quote: Mixweb
      Mig 31 to 30 km rises, as far as I know. But he will not be able to do anything if the probe rises 40-45 km.

      Hell, the US would have shot down this probe if it had not dropped below 20 km. Biden gave the order on February 1st. The US Army waited for three days - lucky, but it might not lead. In general, China showed all Americans that they will not sit out behind a puddle. Even such a primitive device can spray terrible rubbish on their heads with, say, anthrax spores or something else. Be afraid of minke whales, be afraid. It's your time to get under the baseboard.

      By the way, the illuminated US satellites seem to be knocking down, but what about our S-500?
    2. +8
      February 7 2023
      64 IAP in the eighties they were shot down from MiG-31 ... and we also had a plane, m-17 "Stratosphere" specifically for such purposes ...
    3. +2
      February 7 2023
      One thing, the speed of the MiG and the speed of the probe, the ratio of the cost of operating the aircraft and the use of weapons with a piece of plastic and a little metal, which is called effective expediency.
  7. +3
    February 7 2023
    "A rare bird will fly to the middle of the Dnieper. Not everyone will even try." (c)
    Only one "bird" is able to decide on such a flight. Her name is the Chinese probe. smile
  8. +6
    February 7 2023

    I'm interested here. Would something like this bring him down?
  9. +12
    February 7 2023
    I would not call this balloon a meteorological probe. Because this is not true.
    To observe the weather, there is no need to make the flight of the probe controlled, and even exactly passing over significant American military bases. lol
    This is, so to speak, "the last Chinese" that has resulted in a kind of trolling.
    Very, very successful.
    Pin do sy in the fifties and sixties bothered both the Union and the Chinese with their "meteorological" probes.
    So this is a response from Comrade Xi, showing that China's opinion must now be reckoned with.
  10. Eug
    +9
    February 7 2023
    I thought about it ... in our MiG-25PDS regiment at the end of the 80s, pilots quite confidently hit at altitudes of 12-14 km during firing. the target of the "nuclear charge simulator" type is a thermocontrast body descending by parachute, although this was not considered a simple matter, but on the contrary, it was considered easier to shoot down a low-flying target (La-17). With a suspension of 4x R-40, ours rose,
    to the "platform" at 18200-18500, higher only on the "dynamic hill" (the same maneuver,
    from which VKS helicopters most often launch missiles at maximum range and which for some reason is called "cabration"), I don’t remember the time, and with what excess of the target over the interceptor (combined with the range) it was possible to launch the R-40TD - alas. .. I don’t remember ... and it was not customary to ask the pilots then, although they told us a lot of interesting things on the simulator.
  11. -4
    February 7 2023
    And how about us; can we shoot down the balls? And then soon the balloons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will fly to Moscow with a cargo of radioactive waste.
    1. +4
      February 7 2023
      the balloon flies where the wind blows, we have something to shoot down ...
    2. +4
      February 7 2023
      "Geophysics" Myasishchev Design Bureau for example. laughing
      She had a gun with special shells, anti-shell.
      1. +3
        February 7 2023
        yeah, the fuse reacts to contact with a sheet of paper :)
  12. +5
    February 7 2023
    IMHO, sucked from the finger.

    1) What is this height for 20 km? yes nothing. Air-to-air missiles now have a range of 40-150 km.
    2) The equipment and the ball should glow in many ranges
    3) Weather balloons should be registered in theory, and be available to all countries.
    4) The Chinese also stated that they had warned in advance. Nobody denied this.
    5) There are no Visible Engines, and the winds, it seems, reach up to 60 km / h at the top
  13. +4
    February 7 2023
    Quote: Boris55
    Quote: Mixweb
    Mig 31 to 30 km rises, as far as I know. But he will not be able to do anything if the probe rises 40-45 km.

    Hell, the US would have shot down this probe if it had not dropped below 20 km. Biden gave the order on February 1st. The US Army waited for three days - lucky, but it might not lead. In general, China showed all Americans that they will not sit out behind a puddle. Even such a primitive device can spray terrible rubbish on their heads with, say, anthrax spores or something else. Be afraid of minke whales, be afraid. It's your time to get under the baseboard.
    By the way, the illuminated US satellites seem to be knocking down, but what about our S-500?

    expensive pleasure to get ...
  14. +8
    February 7 2023
    The article is extremely amateurish, at the level of a comic book, it’s even somehow inconvenient to see something like this on a seemingly serious site that positions itself as a military and professional one. As a person, one of many in our country, who at one time had practical experience in this field of activity, I will try to explain everything on my fingers. Based on the flight parameters of a given aerial target, the choice of means of destruction is very limited, taking into account the real danger, the priority of such a target. For air defense systems, this target is extremely inconvenient, low flight speed (Doppler effect), low RCS, despite its huge size, i.e. a semblance of stealth, and most importantly, economic efficiency and practical meaning, the cost of the rocket and the operation of the complex compared to a plastic shell and an insignificant load that does not pose any threat. The question of intelligence is meaningless, because. the satellite constellation copes with this more efficiently and in a wider range, and no one has canceled the good old agents, also taking into account the number of southeastern diasporas, etc. and so on. Therefore, all these dances with tambourines, squeals and screams are only for internal use, it is not clear that all our media "blew up to admire" and cackle, flap their wings.
    We have had this phenomenon for more than a decade in the border areas, it has long become a routine, to which they react only by stating another fact, the bill goes to hundreds a year.
    1. +3
      February 7 2023
      Thank you for your kind comment, I don't understand all the hype.
    2. +4
      February 7 2023
      As for me, this is just custom-made hype ... Anti-satellite missiles have already existed for a long time, and satellite flight altitudes are 100+ km, the target is no less (in all ranges) than a spy satellite, plus the possibility of "finishing" from the ground or Awax .. .Just "Storm in a teacup".
    3. +2
      February 7 2023
      What is incomprehensible here?
      Any news item is dragged here, which “talented” authors like Fedorov, Staver, Ryabov process with typical sets of phrases and sculpt a mutant article from the series “Evil Empire can’t oppose anything to iron scrap”
      And the branch happily gurgled with kvass
      Any sane person understands that the Americans flew this balloon for a long time and could shoot down at any moment ... this is not our air defense, which once again .... I suspected something was wrong only near Kaluga
    4. 0
      February 8 2023
      And if the satellite constellation is so effective, why are they launching hundreds?
    5. 0
      February 11 2023
      The question of intelligence is meaningless,


      Well, only if the atmospheric samples in the book Skunk Works describe that when the Americans flew over the territory of the USSR and China (if I'm not mistaken), they received very valuable information based on samples from the atmosphere, capturing isotopes.
  15. +2
    February 7 2023
    Hooray! The F-22 scored its first aerial victory over a totalitarian adversary. Despite stubborn resistance, the balloon from China was defeated in an unequal battle. laughing
  16. 0
    February 7 2023
    Quote: seacap
    We have had this phenomenon for more than a decade in the border areas, it has long become a routine, to which they react only by stating another fact, the bill goes to hundreds a year.


    So it is in the border areas. And then the ball flew diagonally across the country.
    Satellites are satellites, but aerial reconnaissance also rules. Especially if the received data is transmitted online through the same satellites to those who are supposed to.
  17. +2
    February 7 2023
    "He flew away. But he promised to return... Honey! Honey!" [Baby and Carlson].
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  19. +1
    February 7 2023
    It is very reminiscent of the story of Rust's landing on Red Square, the slap in the face of the USSR air defense was notable. I hope this is a sign of the imminent Perestroika, now in the USA. It's a good idea to start launching similar balloons from our territory to fly over the USA. Just something tells me that the decisiveness of our leadership ends with the drawing of red lines.
  20. +2
    February 7 2023
    Who said there, after the attack on Engels, that it was impossible to build such large hangars? Here, look, learn
  21. +3
    February 7 2023
    Don't Look Up: China's Big American Humiliation
    The joy of the author is understandable, but not entirely appropriate. Firstly, the thought about nuclear charges is still nothing more than a hypothesis, and if not, then our air defense / missile defense systems will not help ...
    The question is the potential ability to bring nuclear weapons to the very heart of America. As can be seen from the latest story, none of the existing missile defense systems in the world will save this threat.

    F-22 shot down the probe only after it calmly flew around all the planned objects and transmitted the information received
    Where such confidence?! In general, it's understandable. As reasonable people rightly noted here, all the hype is nothing more than to raise the spirits and joyful comments ...
    1. 0
      February 8 2023
      Quote: WFP-1
      Where such confidence?! In general, it's understandable. As reasonable people rightly noted here, all the hype is nothing more than to raise the spirits and joyful comments ...

      That is, for the prestige of US air defense, this is "a trifle, an everyday matter .." (c) ????
      And in my opinion, this is an event of the same level (and maybe even higher) with the arrival of M. Rust, namely:
      - the population's loss of confidence in their defense and the demolition of the formula "The border is locked!".
  22. +3
    February 7 2023
    Friends who know.
    And what is a "partially controlled ball" (it seems so)? I did not see any screws or planes in the photo. How to manage?
  23. +1
    February 8 2023
    https://t.me/sanya_florida/7026
    Here's how it's managed.
    1. 0
      February 8 2023
      Thank you, of course, but this is, like, humor, and I'm serious ...
  24. +1
    February 8 2023
    Quote: seacap
    it is not clear that all our media "blew up to admire" and cackle, flap their wings.

    Can our media give out something else? Their Europeans are enthusiastic, then Asians are delighted with our successes.
    Well, of course, except for the news about the Ukrainian whore in the Italian subway with reference to the Canadian media for the Italian community. It's generally top
  25. -1
    February 8 2023
    In the NVO, a reconnaissance balloon may turn out to be the most popular type of military equipment. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have a sufficient number of long-range weapons of destruction of the KR, MLRS, aviation (in the event of suppression of air defense), but there is a catastrophic lack of reconnaissance capabilities. Because The Armed Forces of Ukraine have nothing to oppose to balloons at an altitude of more than 27 km (the height of the defeat of the S-300), balloons would become that ultimate military equipment, together with the KR, MLRS and artillery, which would turn the tide of the NWO. With the help of balloons and long-range weapons, it is possible to isolate combat areas, destroy columns and echelons, knock out air defenses and other military equipment. Well, after the destruction of the air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the course of the SVO will be a foregone conclusion.
  26. 0
    February 9 2023
    Quote: WFP-1
    Where such confidence?! In general, it's understandable. As reasonable people rightly noted here, all the hype is nothing more than to raise the spirits and joyful comments ...


    And what did "reasonable people" in the United States say? Type, little things unworthy of attention?
    True, why, for the sake of trifles, organize a hunt for a ball, attracting a 5th generation fighter and spending an expensive rocket on it? And then present it as a success at the national level and broadcast it on federal TV channels?

    "It is not intentions that count, but opportunities."
    Is it possible to conduct reconnaissance activities with the help of such a ball?
    Definitely - YES!
    And it doesn't matter if there was spy equipment on board or not. It is clearly shown that such a thing can be done. And this is the main point. Who needs it, he will draw the appropriate conclusions.
  27. 0
    February 13 2023
    Quote: Boris55
    terrifying rubbish on their heads, let's say with spores of anthrax or something else.

    What was in Colin Powell's test tube.
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