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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caribbean Task Force has been re-directed to help with emergency aid and medical service to islands in the Caribbean. Working with the US Navy for food stuff and medicine will be organized Supply flights will fly into Gitmo as well as supply ships to build a logistics base.
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The Med-Pac task force has supported the mandate by firing on ISIS positions. Paticipating are Type 45 destroyer and 2 Type 23 frigates. This task force was joined by a Fire Support Monitor (FSM-2), armed with 6 twin 5-inch turrets. Along with this were two logistics ships, a Burke Class DDG and Perry Class frigate. About 400 rounds were fired into ISIS and Syrian positions.
There is a report that some Russians were hit with causalities. An investigation has been initiated.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Med-Pac Task Force after providing fire support against ISIS and some other targets has split into two group. To return home to Americus Island in the western Med is the FSM-2 escorted by the burke Class DDG, after replenishment. The FSM-2 fired 6,200 rounds of 5-inch ordinance at targets in Syria. These two may visit Chicovia Republic, then Italy for Port of Call.
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The Med-Pac Task force with 2 Type 23 frigates and a Perry Class FFG, led by the Type 45 Destroyer has passed through the Red Sea, being able to view the Pyramids from a distance. The task force is accompanied by two logistics support vessels. The 2 Log-sup ships and the Perry will take a trek further to the north east to avoid the Somalian Pirates. The Ty 45 and the 2 Ty 23 will go closer to the Somalia coast line to patrol and act as a deterrence to pirating on the high seas.
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Only about a dozen Naval Infantry personnel are reported to be on each ship in the task force. There is not a report on the 24 Nav. Inf. personnel on the two ships returning to Americus Island. The Log-Sup ships were ferrying a couple of extra helos, a few Tigers. Each of the 3 ships approaching the Somalia coast has a Sea Hawk and a Tiger on board along with the proper UAV drone allocation for the mission. The UAV drones were effective in the targeting and damage assessment for the task force in Syria.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Med-Pac cruise that has split into 2 groups has had a varied level of activity. The Naval Police Group with the Type 45 destroyer and the 2 Type 23 frigates is now identified as Patrol Group 17 Somalia. It has encounter several boat of pirates on the high seas. First several small boats where encountered initially by helo and then by a frigate. Sometime the people on board fired their AK-47s at the helo and or the frigate, A short burst or two from a Tiger gun ship from the 20mm is usually enough to quiet the pirates down if any are alive. They are appended and processed, to be transferred to UN constable located in the Sinai.
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There was a rescue of the MV Sailing Malian freighter that had been captured by the pirates. It did not have a 'merc' crew on board. They threatened to kill the crew members if the MV Sailing Malian, although none where harmed. The 2 Tiger helos, the 2 helos with assault teams on board along with the 4 assault team approaching inflatables seemed to be enough to calm the pirates after some discussion.
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It appears that this task force will not visit the Gator State since it is a land-locked country. But will plan to continue the cruise in the Pacific.

The industrial complex of the Commonwealth of Chrisdom is looking forward to the Trade and Expo Expo in October 2017. Many have signed up to participate as vendors along with many also going as visitors to the Balzac Defense Expo 2017 event.
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The Commonwealth, many of its businesses and corporations along with Defense Divisions are getting ready for the trade show and defense exhibit & Convention. Several have signed up for a booth for display and the meet and greet area. There will be a larger cocktail social that all military are invited along with defense representatives and political leaders.
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The 'New Panther' based upon the design of the WW2 Panther Tank will be display at the convention. Of course it is a new vehicle, with 120mm Rein-metal smooth-bore cannon, thermal sight, hydraulic suspension system, with a 1500 hp gas-turbine engine. The armor package can be modified to meet the needs of your military, and thus the weight of the vehicle may increase or decrease based upon the armor package selected. Standard features are GPS, laser range-finder, wind gauge with a reliable auto-loader. List Price is $3,000,000 with standard features, a real bargain as compared to the M1A1 or M1A2 Abrams, Leopard 2A6, LeClerc, Challenger 2. It has enhance surviviability features including ECM detection/jamming, ADS. Crew of 3 or 4 for the Panther. The Russians shudder to think of this when they see it, ask Putin.
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In western Africa, it is rumored that General Fatsua has been wounded from a bomb or grenade. It appears that there is someone else who is wanting to take over the leadership position. It has been reported that about a dozen people where killed in the attack either from the blast or small arms fire. More info will be revealed when possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ROD has a cruiser battle group entering the Straits of Malacca in search of pirates. Maybe we can try to squeeze some pirates between them and Patrol Group 17 Somalia ad then pick them off at our leisure!

Where is your expo being held? I'm sure the ROD Ministry of Defense would like to send a delegation to this event.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROD, elint, message sent.....secure channel
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Wonderful idea to work together to do some training then pursue, squeeze the pirates, so the seas are free for the people of the world, for leisure, for commerce. The Type 45 is our task force flag ship, Capt. Sterling-Sharp, in command. He is expecting communication with your command for coordination. Hope to work with you in about 10 - 14 days, depending upon the hunting here off Somalia.
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The Expo is being sponsored by the Balzac Republic, being held there. The Commonwealth will have some booths directly and indirectly from some of our defense contractors.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Military of the Commonwealth of Chrisdom was on a 3 week internal lock down. Reducing communication even on protected and scrambled encode messages. It was also a time to evaluate all equipment, ammo, procedures, ship engines, communications, supply & logistics, purchasing, training and facilities. This was an extensive internal evaluation process. Counter-intel operations and evaluation were conducted on ships, planes, vehicles and all bases, offices, and quasi-military facilities. Found sensors a few weeks ago, their frequency and freqeuency hopping sensors, evaluated the type, scale and scope of the sensors. This led to identification of manufacturer, origin and user in most cases. Used as tool to transmit false info at times and accurate info. Counter tracking of some other military and government operations was determined. Some of this info was leaked out to a reporter in a circuitous manner, which did make the public press.

Most of the ships were brought back in to a port in the Med or off the Atlantic for their top to bottom - stem to stern maintenance and counter0intel sweep. The ships in the task-force in the Med-Pac cruise in the Indian Ocean did have a few engagements with Somali Pirates. Drone identified the boats and some yachts being run by the pirates. In cases where there was a potential target a helo or two and another drone were flown out and the pirates engaged with ATGM missiles, which was beyond visual range of the pirates to detect the CC assets. In other cases prisoners were taken with two or 3 of the ships, 2 Type 23 frigates and a Type 45 destroyer. The drone overhead would assist with info to close and capture along with the attack helos. In one engagement, all the pirates were eliminated in a fire fight...well they fired the RPGs and AKs at the drone that had buzzed them and the cannons of two Tigers opened fire on the small boat, killing at 6 pirates on board. In another case all the pirates surrendered. They were questioned, fed, identified (finger and foot print, retina scan, blood type, and pictures, etc.) then they sent to a transfer point in the Red Sea. There more extensive identification was conducted to determine if they had been apprehended previously. If they were, they were transferred to a facility in the southern Sinai peninsular. Those not previously identified are to be returned to Somalia. 31 pirates are being detained for an extended period of time while 83 are to be transferred back and released to Somalia.
The engagement task force met up with the supply ships and the Perry Class frigate for re-supply. The Perry, a Type 23 and the Type 45 are returning to the 'Horn of Africa' and Somalia to patrol for a few more weeks.

3. The Military Supply and Surplus has announced the customization order for 36 F-35 for India upon final approval by the US Congress. Planes will be transferred to Americus Island at the re-work facility then to be customized for India, then transferred. This is a $1.2b agreement.

4. The Navy of the Commonwealth conducted a strategic Tradoc evaluation of the strategic assets of the navy. It was determined that of the two boats of the the Florida Class, bother will have ICBM and cruise missile and be SOC. The Vanguard and Le Triomphant will be primarily as boomers with ICBM. These two ship while in British and French service in 2012 bumped into each other, causing some embarrassment for both navies. The two former US subs, the Florida and Georgia will have work performed to change-out the weapon load to be conducted at the JTF Navy base for the Commonwealth. The Georgia SSBN is currently being facilitated. Most of the support equipment is already in place on the subs.

5. In southern Algeria the land-force had pulled back as part of the strategic effectiveness evaluation process. The M47, are having issues with reliability, but not as much as the AMX-30B2 that have been acquired.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A significant naval-air engagement near the Horn of Africa has commenced. In the context of the Somali Warlords it is large. 6 larger yachts armed with small cannons and rockets sortied out along with a Kilo sub. This was not initially detected near the Horn. It fired a pattern of 4 torpedoes at a Type 23 frigate, the Birmingham. It detonated just aft of the FFG since the Birmingham accelerated and dropped decoys. The Birmingham did suffer extensive damage, including two rudders, two props, flooding in the machinery room with loss of 12 lives, with several injured. Those injured are receiving medical care on the Type 45 destroyer, the Manchester, or the other Type 23 or the FFG Perry Frigate. Some where flow by helo to the support ships over 200 miles away.
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After the torpedoes exploded, the other Type 23 and 45 prosecuted the sub and engage the 'Gun boats. 2 ASW helos approached the target dropping Mk 46, with 2 hitting the sub. It appears to have sunk, oil and secondary explosions. Sonar buoys ** CENSORED ** sounds and only the death of a submarine was detected, from both active and passive systems.
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The gun boats fired some surface to surface missiles/rockets, seemed to lack targeting and control. The guns of the two ship engaged the gun boats firing over 40 rounds each at the gun boats. Two boats are determined to have been hit, one sunk and the other caught fire, with many crew members jumping to safety in the Indian Ocean. Some of the pirates missiles were detected and engage with the decoy systems and the goal-keeper CIWS, with one missile exploding few hundred meters away from the ship. Last seen, 4 remaining yachts heading back towards Somalia with several smaller skiffs also heading west.
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Some of our sensors being detected since there was a change in operational tempo in Yer Bouti. Detected AFV from both Yer Bouti and Balzac. Leopard 2s were observed in some numbers, indicating a significant operation is to be conducted. Also identified similar numbers of CV90 vehicles, probably 40mm weapon system, AA and twin Arty vehicles.
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This is alarming, is an arms race to be initiated by Balzac and Yer Bouti? In the south of Morrocodom, the M47E2 and the AMX30B2 will not be able to handle the heavy armor of the Balzac Republic. A SWOT assessment is being conducted. The ocean and air lines-of-communication are being observed and evaluated.
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The rail lines to the southern area of Morrocodom are being used to ferry some equipment south, Included are 2 more companies of M47E2, 2 of AMX30B2, along with a battalion of Oliphant 1B with M113 and M901. Helo scouts, OH 58s, OH1, Tigers, Cobra are also scouting the area around the tracks and forward assembly areas. Several fighter wings of F-4, A-7, F-8s, A-4s along with F-1 and Marage III are being deployed in central Morrocodom. Sorties are flying out to the Azores and Canary Island groups for patrol.
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Several subs have slipped their moorings along with a few other ships. No report as to their direction. The WFAKE News Network commentary is that some have headed west into the Atlantic and others headed east to the Horn of Africa. Naval Aid Sidgeon Smyth was quoted as saying, "with both the build up of the Balzac State in Yer Bouti and at the same time the most bold and daring attack by pirates from Somalia is of grave concern. Is it a coincidence? We do not believe if random acts as this. Security has been tightened at all military installations and government agencies and facilities." Being asked, Sidgeon Smyth said "that no call-up of reserves is contemplated, has not even been discussed."
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It is reported on CNNN that several ships including a mobile dry dock is heading towards the eastern Med, expecting to be able to reach the Birmingham in 5 days time. The Birmingham is being toad by member ot the Med-Pac cruise. Power is restored for essential systems.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Balzac Foreign Minister and a military delegation was dispatched to the CofC this week.
It seems there was an urgent need to reassure the CofC of the assistance being offered to the Yer Bouti Government in the region.

In a public statement after several meetings, the Balzac F/M reiterated that the BSDF was solely helping Yer Bouti at their request in securing their boarders and maintaining control of key locations..
He also pointed out that there was no territorial ambitions by either Yer Bouti or Balzac and that the rebel groups such as Al Kabab had pushed YB to the edge of collapse.

The North of YB and the boarder area with Southern Morrocodom was still in a state of anarchy. The YB governments mistrust of the UIN had prompted a request to Balzac for more assistance and the situation on the ground had warranted the deployment of heavier armoured equipment. Still the numbers deployed remain very moderate.

There has been low key relations between Balzac and Yer Bouti for almost 60 years. In the cold war Yer Bouti was courted by the USSR but was always a small backwater lacking oil or favor.

The minister was asked about seabed sensors but refused to be drawn merely saying it was "a fake news story by hostile actors regarding a Balzac sea mammal research and monitoring program."
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful visit with the Foreign Minister from Balzac Republic.
First we confirmed our commitment to peace and economic growth by working together. Continuing our trade and expanding our joint trade with other partners when possible. For example, the MV Horton may pick exports from Yer Bouti and Morrocdom, then proceed to the Commonwealth, then carry goods to Balzac, then return in route. May expand with other shipping include CamaStan, Sweden, etc.
2. Peace without the clandestine operations upon the Commonwealth. May establish a joint intelligence center in the Balzac Republic and then one in Morrocodom. These would be under joint command with staff from both military groups. This will be an opportunity to work together, learn from each other, then to improve our trust upon each other.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62,

Now that you are working with CofC, if you haven't done it already, you should add the "NoForn" classification (No foreign dissemination) to your classified information system, or you may find yourself PART of CofC instead of allied with it. CofC has been somewhat acquisitive in the past, and a leopard does not change its spots nor a nation its national interests.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, the Balzac Foreign Minister will be making a trip to Yer Bouti soon.
The Sheikh and most of the population still have a long held distrust of Morrocodom.
There is a belief that the failure of the Morrocodom Forces to control the Southern Rebels of Mr Fatusa is not an accident.
There is some talk of collusion between elements of the Morrocodom Government, the rebels and even Al-Kabab.

Yer Bouti has lost control over large areas of its Northern countryside, maybe as much as 40%.

The small number of Balzac Forces of BATTY (Balzac Army Training Team Yer Bouti) was all that stopped Al-Kabab from driving all the way to the capital.
Yer Bouti Forces are reorganizing and are becoming more effective. Their main fight at the moment is to just make the capital area safe.
The National Guard has been purged but it will take time before their Northern boarder will be secured again.
Cooperation will be needed on both sides of the boarder to effectively stamp out the Morrocodom rebels and Al-Kabab in Yer Bouti.

Adding to the mistrust is an apparently leaked set of e-mails from a geo seismic team working in Southern Morrocodom to a major CofC energy company.
If true, it shows a good portion of one oil field extending South into Yer Bouti.

Panzer, The CofC and Balzac have a long history of cooperation both economically and military. A good amount of the BSDF's new equipment as come from the CofC.
Trade I am sure will continue to grow.
While it is unlikely there will be any joint units formed, there will be an increase in the military attachés staff at both embassies.
Balzac is an ocean away from the CofC and we are a very small player in terms of size.
In fact they probably spent more on one Naval vessel this year then Balzac spent on it's new corvette and sub program combined.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62,

It's your call, of course. From your description, you appear to be a bite-sized forward base for CofC's navy, just the thing Chris would like to gobble up when he gets bored with interfering in sovereignty or manipulating the world through his puppet UIN. Wish you well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our Minister is glad you made comment about the situation in Yer Bouti. The Yer Bouti leadership is concerned with. They should be concerned with General Fatusa, who had a coup to take over the state in North Africa that are members of the Commonwealth. He has been running around in Western Sahara some trying to get back into the Commonwealth. He has mostly been jumping around and leading the military leadership Mauritania, and Senegal. Western Sahara has been a protectorate of Morocco. The Western Sahara is concerned about General Fatusa infiltrating and inflicting violence and destruction. They are asking for help: Military aid and supplies for some of the civilian population.
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Mauritania is also concerned about General Fatusa. Some events have taken place where some small towns and members of local tribal communities have been kidnapped and killed by General Fatusa and his band of thugs. the UIN has even discussed that. Although, since PanzerGator State.is not a member of the UIN, Thus, they would not be expected to know this, since not on the dissemination list nor working on the committees.
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As an act of friendship to Mauritania and Western Sahara, we are sending convoys of food and medical supplies into the area. The Commonwealth Red Cross will be assisting in this en devour and hope the International Red Cross will participate.

**** 7.62 **** (Is yer Bouti adjanct to Senegal? North or South?).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

panzergator wrote:
7.62,

It's your call, of course. From your description, you appear to be a bite-sized forward base for CofC's navy, just the thing Chris would like to gobble up when he gets bored. Wish you well.


Panzer, Do not worry about Balzac. It has many advantages.
Commercially it punches well above its weight. Also having a long tradition of total defence means many of it's civilian agencies and assets are of dual use.

We know how to keep our powder dry.

Time for an update from the Gator Nation, geographically how are you placed?
Land locked IIRC, how is the World treating the nation?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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**** 7.62 **** (Is yer Bouti adjanct to Senegal? North or South?).


Errrrrr.....has a Boris Johnson moment, has to google a map.

Yer Bouti is way North of Senegal and Mauritania for that matter.

A leftover enclave on the Atlantic coast in the Western Sahara.
The general area is disputed by Morrocdom,Mauritania and Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
The enclave was never seen as having that much to offer and was overlooked by Spain and most others
Some mid east influence and surprisingly British from the late 1700's.
The Duke of Southend-on-sea sailing to the new World with many women on-bored got lost and was shipwrecked. Many survived the harsh environment and stayed but they effected the local dialect, this hindered trade with the rest of region.
Displaced Sheikh's from the East and girls from Southend with their wisdom left it's mark on the area.
Some say this held back development of Yer Bouti for hundreds of years.

Small coastal plain with marginal land and most of the population, rugged highlands to the North. East = sand, Moroccan Western Sahara Wall
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