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Egypt Takes Delivery Of Second French Mistral Warship

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 16, 2016

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Egypt took delivery of a second French Mistral helicopter carrier on Friday, part of a $1 billion deal signed last year.

Egypt took over the ship at a ceremony in the Atlantic coast port of Saint-Nazaire. It was the second of two France agreed last year to sell to Egypt.

The two ships were originally built for sale to Russia, but that sale was canceled after Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“It has been a very complicated, uncertain period to manage, but thanks to the French government’s support, we were able to find a navy that needed it,” a spokesman for the state-backed shipbuilder DCNS told Reuters.

The French naval contractor had to strip out all the ship’s information systems and instructions written in Cyrillic script and replace them with Arabic and English lettering.

The “Anwar El-Sadat” will sail from Saint-Nazaire early next week for joint exercises with the French navy before setting off for Alexandria.

The Mistral is known as the “Swiss army knife” of the French navy for its versatility. Capable of carrying vessels and tanks, the will serve as command centers for the Egyptian fleet.

Cairo has tried to boost its military power in the face of a two-year insurgency in northern Sinai and fears that civil war in neighboring Libya could spill over.

Egypt has also ordered four corvettes, 100-metres long, that will be built in two years, and negotiations are under way to order two more, the spokesman for DCNS told Reuters.

Cairo has tried to boost its military power in the face of a two-year insurgency in northern Sinai and fears that civil war in neighboring Libya could spill over.

My Note: Really? We know what the Egyptian snake needs these ships for. abune-tekel-haymanot7And the French, how could we forget, they first stole Djibouti from Ethiopia, and now they are arming her historical enemy (with a covert Russian concession to the ships – Russia, Egypt are in talks on equipment for Mistrals). According to the Book of Daniel those apostate western nations, like the French who betrayed Christianity are now creating temporary alliance of convenience with the Arab Muslim nations. These western nations are assisting anti-Christian Islamic movements everywhere. They were active provoking revolts and chaos in Ethiopia on the eve of September 11, New Year’s Day. The timing has always been very important for them. No! Our nation wouldn’t be fooled another time, but they still try to scare us with the French-made helicopter carrier – which is an important tool of power projection. But, in the end, these Luciferians will crumble big time.

Well, unless they immediately cease engaging in hostile activities directed against the Ethiopian nation and our Coptic brothers and sisters – the secret St. Teklehaymanot brigade will be ready to contaminate THE RIVER with very ancient radioactive material. Again, they’ll never learn, because of their hardened pharaoh heart and stubbornness, the world’s most populated Arab country will soon drop in stature to the lowliest of nations in the world. God Egziabher will surely bring judgment on His enemies.

It shall be the lowliest of kingdoms; it shall never again exalt itself above the nations, for I will diminish them so that they will not rule over the nations anymore.” [Ezekiel 29:15]

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Why Is Egypt Buying Two Orphaned Mistral Class Aircraft Carriers From France?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 12, 2015

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The Russian-French Mistral Class helicopter carrier saga has been a long and rocky one. Originally the two amphibious assault ships were built for Russia, with many Russian combat systems installed, but France denied delivery after Russia seized Crimea a year and a half ago. Since then, many potential customers have been identified for the ships, but Egypt appears to be where these powerful ships will call home in the not so distant future.

The Mistral Class are pretty amazing ships. Not because they offer any sort of new capabilities that other amphibious flattops don’t, but because they offer a lot of capability for their price, costing around $700 million each. They also have much lower their operating costs when compared with say an American Wasp Class LHD, which only enhances their reputation for value.

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With this in mind, many navies around the globe looked at buying the orphaned ships, many of which are not known for carrier operations or for large navies for that matter. Canada, NATO, Brazil, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore and even China and the U.S. have been floated or rumored as potential buyers. In the end it appears that France has brokered a deal with Egypt for both the ships.

France has become a more heavily favored nation for Egyptian trade and arms deals in recent years as it has been in the past. The el-Sisi government has pivoted away from the U.S. as its main strategic partner in the region as the Obama Administration has greatly chilled the Egypt-U.S. relationship because of the military backed el-Sisi coup that seized power from the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood. As a result, F-16 and other arms deliveries were temporarily embargoed to Egypt, which among other things, disrupted the once strong relationship between the two countries. In Washington’s absence, Egypt has turned to France and Russia for arms sales, with major orders being penned worth billions of dollars for Dassault Rafale and MiG-29 fighters recently.

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Meanwhile, Egypt has been engaged in a deepening counter-terror fight against extremist elements, namely those aligned with ISIS. Geographically speaking, threats are emanating primarily from around the Sinai Peninsula, which Egypt worries could one day endanger the Suez Canal, and from the western border with Libya, which is embroiled in a full-on civil war and teaming with Islamic militants.

Even with the rising spectre of Islamic extremism looming over Saharan and portions of sub-Saharan Africa, it is not exactly clear what Egypt plans on doing with two amphibious helicopter carriers. These powerful ships could be used as seabases of sorts, parking them off the coast of trouble spots on the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea, but that would signal a massive expeditionary shift in Egypt’s foreign policy. Although maybe this shift has been underway already, with Sunni Arab states openly fighting Iranian backed Houthi Rebels in Yemen. In fact, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have joined forces to a certain degree militarily to attempt to shape the region as they see fit. This is known as the Cairo Declaration, and it was signed with little western media attention this summer. The addition of a pair of aircraft carriers and amphibous assault ships could provide a counter-balance against increasing Iranian influene in the region.

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If anything else, the purchase is a major sign that Egypt plans on becoming much more active when it comes to regional military operations than it has in the past.

Also of interest is that these ships were originally meant to be delivered to what is becoming Egpyt’s prime global ally, Russia. Russia, who was denied purchase of the vessels, has stated that it will build its own ships of similar capability. But Russia doesn’t necessarily have the shipbuilding ability to do so. Even though Russia has in-depth knowledge of the Mistral Class and its systems, building an entire one alone, without even a working example to go off of may be troublesome. Additionally, Russian sub-systems were never gutted from these ships after the original deal was cancelled and they remain an integral part of these ships. These systems will need servicing and upgrades, and sailors will need to be trained on them throughout the ship’s life. In other words, Egypt will need some cooporation with Russia when it comes to operating these ships.

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Exposed: The Military’s Freakiest ‘Non-Lethal’ Weapon Ideas

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 10, 2012

Tasers that elicit excruciating spasms in one person at a time? Foam pellets that send an entire crowd fleeing in agony? Pfft. So 2011. Where non-lethal weapons are concerned, the future’s all about sonic microwaves that can make swimmers puke mid-stroke, and aircraft with laser beams that can redirect an entire enemy plane mid-flight.

Or, at least, those are the deepest, darkest wishes of the Pentagon agency responsible for non-lethal weapons.

The military’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate’s “Non-Lethal Weapons Reference Book,” leaked online last week by PublicIntelligence.org, is a terrifying treasure trove that describes dozens of ways — some already in-use, others in development or still mere fantasy — for military and law enforcement officials to make you wish they were using the real bullets.

A total of 14 weapons, according to the reference book, are currently being fielded. Some of ‘em, you’ve heard of. Good old tasers, which the guide helpfully reminds us “can penetrate 2 inches of clothing” in order to “totally disable an individual,” and guns that shoot 600 rubber pellets filled with pepper spray to keep rowdy crowds — already used by law enforcement officials, sometimes with very lethal results — subdued.

 

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Are We Prepared?

Have you ever made an electromagnetic weapon? To make one, what you need is simply a microwave oven. The magnetron in the oven, a simple electronic circuit and a small foldable antenna, would give the device a radiation level strong enough to up-set a number of electronic systems used in banking, security, military, medical and public service control operations. A more powerful weapon can be developed with a slightly expensive magnetron available in most of the super markets in former Soviet Union countries. This weapon, which can be mounted in a car, could generate enough power to destroy many electronics and also make control systems run mad, even when operated at a long distance. The USA and other NATO alliances have developed much more powerful weapons that can cause mass destruction without a single ‘bang’.


There are a number of ways a terrorist may use these electromagnetic weaponry to attack military and civil targets. A landing aircraft would typically be at a height of 100m at 2 km distance from the edge of the runway. For an example, in the case of an airport, with an adjacent road, free vehicular movement maybe well within this distance. An electromagnetic emitter fixed to the roof of an automobile can direct a strong dose of radiation towards the plane as it passes by, causing the internal electronic network to fibrillate resulting the collapse of the aircraft. The consequences maybe even severe if the intruder strike the control tower of the airport by electromagnetic means.


In the present context, an even graver scenario is the illumination of vulnerable positions at ground level with electromagnetic waves by a low flying light enemy air-craft. Such an air-craft may carry a sizable radiator and kill many electronics without arousing much alarm in the neighbourhood.


In 1967, the USS Forrestal was involved in one of the worst cases of electromagnetic interference ever documented. During a carrier landing, a military aircraft was exposed to the ship’s radar (electromagnetic radiation) and accidentally fired its munitions hitting a fully armed and fuelled aircraft on the deck. The explosions caused severe damage to the carrier and resulted in 134 deaths. These incidents were unintentional but the question is ‘why a similar incident cannot be carried out intentionally?’


When antilock braking systems (ABS) were first introduced, problems arose in Germany on the autobahn when brakes were self-applied as the autos passed a nearby radio transmitter. Not only the braking system but the engines and many other options of the modern automobiles are fully computer controlled, and vulnerable to electromagnetic attacks. A group of Swedish scientists conducted a test few years ago on how external electromagnetic sources can interfere with the automation system of vehicles. This group has reported that the engine of a Volvo Car in motion can be subjected to a dead standstill within a fraction of a second by directing an electromagnetic pulse emitted from a microwave generator installed a few hundreds metres away by the road side. Such a sudden stoppage in a highway may cause a terrible pileup of which the outcome is beyond imagination.


The medical care industry has also been affected by EMI. A heart attack victim in US died when the attached monitor and defibrillator shut down every time the radio transmitter was used in an ambulance.


At very close distance apparently harmless devices such as mobile phones, portable computers and radios may act as lethal electromagnetic emitters. These electronic devices emit a low power signal while they are in use. They may induce small voltages in the conductors in the close vicinity, which will traverse into critical systems. For an example when you use a cellular phone inside a plane the signals emitted by the transmitter of the phone may generate voltage pulses in the communication wires hidden inside the wall panel adjacent to the seat. These pulses may propagate into the electronics of the control panel.

 

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