Saturday, November 30, 2013
Russia has launched its new state-of-the-art Novorossiysk submarine, which set sail from a St Petersburg shipyard to become the first of six diesel-electric stealth subs delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet in the next two years.
The Novorossiysk belongs to the Varshavyanka-class (Project 636), which is characterized by advanced stealth technology, making it virtually undetectable when submerged.
"Our potential opponents call it the 'Black Hole' due to the very low noise emission and visibility of the submarine," Konstantin Tabachny, captain of the Novorossiysk, told Channel One TV. "To be undetectable is the main quality for a submarine. And this whole project really fits its purpose."
The construction of the Novorossiysk at St Petersburg's Admiralty Shipyards took over three years, beginning in August 2010.
Construction was also started on two other Varshavyanka-class vessels -- the Rostov-on-Don sub in November 2011 and the Stary Oskol in August 2012.
Project-636 submarines are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine missions in relatively shallow waters.
Armed with 18 torpedoes and eight surface-to-air missiles, they have an extended combat range and can strike land, surface and underwater targets.
The Novorossiysk and other subs of its class can reach a speed of 20 knots (37 kilometers per hour).
With a cruising range of 400 miles on electric propulsion and max submission of 300 meters, the vessels have the ability to patrol for up to 45 days with a crew of 52 people onboard.
The Varshavyanka-class subs will be tasked with patrolling Russia's maritime borders and protecting Black Sea coastal territories.
The Novorossiysk will be deployed in its namesake port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea.
The sub will make the two-month journey to its home port under its own power, said Rear Admiral Victor Bursuk, the deputy commander of the Russian Navy.
LiveLeak.com - Russia Launches New Stealth Submarine
Friday, November 29, 2013
Heavy metal tank during moment of explosion captured by citizen journalist sharpfilmer
LiveLeak.com - Moment of Assad tank explosion near citizens on public road
SAO PAULO • A safety engineer at the World Cup stadium where a giant crane collapse killed two workers allegedly warnedhis supervisor of possible problems with the operation, only to have his concerns brushed aside, a labor union leader charged Thursday, as sniping over the accident heated up.
The incident has fed worries about Brazil’s capacity to host next year’s showcase tournament, as well as the 2016 Olympics, though authorities insist they will be ready for both.Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians was slated to be completed by the end of December, and workers have suggested that speed was a top priority on the construction site, with many working 12-hour shifts and skipping vacations.
The stadium was initially scheduled to be part of the Confederations Cup earlier this year, but world football’s governing body FIFA scrapped the venue from the warm-up tournament because of financing problems before construction even started.
Antonio de Sousa Ramalho, president of Sao Paulo’s civil industry workers’ association, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that supervisors pressed ahead with the operation to finish the roof despite several rainy days that soaked the soil. He said the engineer warned his supervisor that the ground was not stable enough to support the 500-ton piece of roofing.
“To his surprise, he was told by the supervisor that nothing was wrong and work should continue,” said Ramalho, who declined to provide the worker’s name for fear of possible reprisals. “They discussed the matter for a while but in the end the supervisor’s decision stood.”
Odebrecht, the powerful Brazilian construction company behind the stadium project and three other World Cup venues, strongly denied the claims, and a civil defense official said an initialinspection of the construction site a day after the accident showed no evidence the ground was unstable.
“Odebrecht and Sport Club Corinthians clarify that there was no warning previous to the accident,” the statement said.The company added that Ramalho’s union does not represent most of the
workers involved in the crane operation.
A video released on Thursday by Globo television network shows how quickly the accident took place. The video,which Globo said was shot by architect Marcio Antonio Campos during a
visit to the site Wednesday, shows the giant crane falter and tumble heavily to the ground.
After the crash, dozens of hard-hatted workers are seen streaming toward the accident site.
Following a visit to the site Thursday, the civil defense official in charge of the inspection said there were no obvious signs that the ground was unstable.
“When we looked at it, it didn’t seem like the ground shifted, maybe just a few millimeters,” Jair Paca de Lima said ina television interview. “Maybe after an analysis with the equipment we
will know more.”According to Brazilian media reports, investigators are also looking into human or mechanical error as possible reasons for the collapse.
Lima said only the area where the accident happened will remain closed, but work can resume at most of the stadium as soon as Monday, when a three-day mourning period ends. Constructors
will be allowed to clear the crane and the metal structure after getting clearance from civil defense authorities.
Ramalho, the union leader, said workers had been pulling long hours for quite some time in an effort to get the stadium completed on time, a point confirmed Thursday by loader Sergio Almeida, who told The Associated Press typical shifts were 12 to 13 hours long.
Besides the Sao Paulo stadium, Odebrecht was involved in construction of the new Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador and the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, both of which were delivered for this
year’s Confederations Cup. It also renovated Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium, which will host the World Cup final.
A small part of the roof at Arena Fonte Nova collapsed in May from weight of accumulated water from heavy rainstorm. At the time, officials denied any structural problems with the project
and blamed a mistake by a worker who inspected the roof.
World soccer governing body FIFA said earlier Thursday it was waiting to learn more about the extent of the damage from Wednesday’s accident. FIFA officials and other global soccer
personalities are due in Brazil next week for the high-profile World Cupdraw in the resort city of Costa do Sauipe.
FIFA leaders have said repeatedly that there is no Plan B for next year’s tournament — particularly since nearly 1 million tickets to the matches have already been sold.
“It is too premature to make any detailed assessment on the situation of the Corinthians Arena as we are still awaiting the technical report to be able to evaluate the scale of the damage,” FIFA said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. “We willbe able to provide an update earliest next week following the FIFA Organizing Committee of the FIFA World Cup.”
LiveLeak.com - Footage of the Collapse of a Crane at Brazilian World Cup Stadium, Killing Two Workers
Thursday, November 28, 2013
SAA Mi-8 chopper survive ton an FSA (islamic front) Manpad over East Ghouta in Damascus aera
LiveLeak.com - Syria: Lucky SAA Helicopter Survive to an FSA Manpad - Clear View
Same lady as yesterday video and she survive and gave this interview
from her bed . this view you can clearly see how hard she was slammed
LiveLeak.com - Lady survives hit by a taxi in Brazil in - different angle
Here's a picture of the weapon and a "spent" shell after firing: http://i.imgur.com/qEPFktU.jpg. Yes, it's still fully functional. It disappears in the footage because it flew about six feet backwards from the recoil. I didn't anticipate NEARLY that much recoil, so I didn't anchor it down adequately.
All materials required to build this weapon were purchased in an airport AFTER the security screening.
Learn more at: http://www.terminalcornucopia.com
All Terminal Cornucopia weapons were constructed in a lab. At no point were any weapons built, handled, or transported in or near an airport.
Because the findings of this research (thus far) are arguably common sense, it is in this researcher's opinion that they fall outside of the purview of Responsible Disclosure. That said, all findings have been reported to the proper authorities, whom were granted the option of establishing a timeline for remediation and/or disclosure. No instructions have been given to that end.
Don't break the law. Don't build weapons if you don't know how to do it safely. Don't be stupid.
Monday, November 25, 2013
a training with many flaws, ended up in tragedy, the incident happened in 2008, during an approach simulation, the corporal was told to react, to teach how the cops should act in that situation, but his partner's pistol was loaded, the bullet entered the shoulder blade pierced the spine and lodged in the marrow of Saul. The lieutenant responsible for the training was held accountable for the incident, since he didnt checked the weapons to make sure they were safe, but the case is in the hands of the justice.
corporal saul had 19 years of career.
LiveLeak.com - Policeman is shot in the back during training, starts bleeding bad
Sunday, November 24, 2013
World War II colour clips of fighters and bombers.
Fighters gun camera footage, dogfights, fighters attacking bombers and land targets.
Bombers bombing runs and being under fire n shot down.
Bombers bombing runs and explosions 1:05
Bombing of Berlin 1:45
AA gun direct hit at bomber B-24 1:58
Fighter shot down and Fighters 2:27
Fighters attacking land targets and dogfights 4:50
Huge explosion 5:18
Fighters attacking bomber 5:36
Bombers under AA gun flak fire 6:13
LiveLeak.com - World War 2 Air War Combat Footage in Color
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Iran has unveiled an advanced air defence system that looks like the US military Patriot missile system that will be used against air attack by the Israeli air force.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced the successful test-firing of the country's new air defense system capable of destroying different types of modern fighter jets and drones.
"Talash (Struggle) is a mid-range and high-altitude air defense system used to confront the flying targets, including fighter jets and bombers, and is also capable of destroying different helicopters and drones," Dehqan said in Tehran on Saturday.
"Talash defense system was designed and built to detect and intercept the targets of Sayyad (Hunter) 2 missile (the country's latest home-made missile system with high precision, range and destruction power) to protect the country's vital and sensitive points against surprise air threats of hi-tech combat fighters," he added.
"Now that it has had successful tests, God willing, its production line will be launched in the near future," Dehqan said.
In relevant remarks in September, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran is mulling plans to develop its air defense systems based on the possible threats which might be posed to the country in the next five years.
"Today, the air defense is moving forward concurrently with new threats and what is going on around us shows that we should make the air defense ready to confront the threats not only of the present time but of the next five years," Esmayeeli said in a ceremony in Tehran at the time.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האוויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as חיל האוויר, Kheil HaAvir, "Air Corps") is the aerial warfare branch of the Israel Defense Forces. It was founded on May 28, 1948, shortly after the Israeli Declaration of Independence. As of May 2012, the Air Force Commander is Aluf Amir Eshel.
The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations. It is manufactured by the Raytheon Company of the United States, and derives its name from the Radar component of the weapon system. The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the "Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept On Target" or the bacronym PATRIOT. The Patriot System replaced the Nike Hercules system as the U.S. Army's primary High to Medium Air Defense (HIMAD) system, and replaced the MIM-23 Hawk system as the U.S. Army's medium tactical air defense system. In addition to these roles, Patriot has been given the function of the U.S. Army's anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, which is now Patriot's primary mission.
Patriot uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high performance radar systems. Patriot was developed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, which had previously developed the Safeguard ABM system and its component Spartan and Sprint missiles. The symbol for Patriot is a drawing of a Revolutionary War-era Minuteman.
The United States Armed Forces[N 1] are the military forces of the United States of America. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The U.S. has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military. The President of the United States is the military's overall head, and helps form military policy with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), a federal executive department, acting as the principal organ by which military policy is carried out. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who is a civilian and Cabinet member. The Defense Secretary is second in the military's chain of command, just below the President, and serves as the principal assistant to the President in all DoD-related matters. To coordinate military action with diplomacy, the President has an advisory National Security Council headed by a National Security Advisor. Both the President and Secretary of Defense are advised by a seven-member Joint Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of the Defense Department's service branches as well as the chief of the National Guard Bureau. Leadership is provided by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Commandant of the Coast Guard is not a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران) include the IRIA (ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران) and the IRGC (سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی) and the Law Enforcement Force (نيروی انتظامی جمهوری اسلامی ایران).
These forces total about 545,000 active personnel (not including the Law Enforcement Force).
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Press TV has been able to reach the heart of al-Qaboun district where fighting is going on for months. It is one of the most complicated battlefields of Damascus because the area harbors huge factories. The huge buildings are considered by militants, as strong castles during the battles. Here, Syrian army tanks and artillery target the militants’ bastions.