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Balzac Self Defence Force v. People's Republic of Camastan
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chrisswim
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.62,
Peaceful consumer and industrial products.... sure,... you gonna attack Camastan, aren't you? It is nice looking, especially for an assault ship... errr cargo carrier.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no! They're only going for refurbishment! And they aren't hidden under those sacks of sugar, it's the only place they could fit!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PRC wishes to announce that with the sale of equipment surplus to needs, forthcoming acquisitions, particularly those designed to protect sovereign waters, will be increased. The BSDF can expect prolonged, protracted, and intensive searches of any ships found in PRC sovereign waters.

PRC Hip-8 can be used for both anti-shipping and boarding actions. Hip-8 currently being fitted for such actions, expect further announcements this week.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel Assessment:
The Balzac DF has received new equipment from the factory, There are reported Leopard 2A6 or 2A7, CV9040, logistic vehicles, recon, command wheeled & tracked vehicles. Assessment is confirmed on the shipping and at point of delivery, demarcation.
It is additionally reported that Balzac civilians were elated upon the arrival. It is additionally reported that soldiers are happy that they do not have to run with a holding a large stick for tactical training.
Camastan soldiers are delighted at seeing the news reports on CNN & FOX about the equipment. Also about the ability of the Mi-8 HIP helo, it flexibility and lethality causes elation among the military of Camastan.

All questions should be directed to the public relations or propaganda officer, respectively.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Information Office of the BSDF.

The BSDF would just like to clarify some of the news reports of the last few days.
The MV Tim Horton (on lease to the BSDF) did dock in Balzac yesterday on returning from Europe on a routine logistics rotation.
The cargo did include MBT and IFV as part of the long planed and ongoing replacement of BSDF equipment.
This was not an unusual or large arms increase as had been report by some media.
The BSDF has owned CV90's for over 10 years, they are in the process of being replaced by newer 'C' models from Sweden. The Leopard 2's are second hand and are part of the ongoing effort to update the old 2A4 fleet and standardize on the 2A6 model to save money.

This is the normal day to day operation of the BSDF and is in no way linked to the problems we are seeing in some areas of our region.
The Balzac government today passed the latest defence bill before retiring for the Summer. This will naturally be open to the public and it shows only a very minor increase in defence spending.
The BSDF wanted more but most of the defence review on which the bill was based is about the realignment of existing forces.

As for the statements from the PRC this is not something new and we continue to monitor the situation.
The right of free passage in international waters is backed by maritime law and the UN.
The BSDF will ensure that this right is available to all.

The BSDF training with sticks? Well you can't believe everything you read!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paris Air Show News.

A quick updated from Paris last week.
Air Balzac signed a deal with Boeing for 2 x B777 and 2x more B737-800.
The deal will allow Air Balzac to retire the DC-10 and 747 from service along with the last of the 727's. On a side note Marshall of Cambridge will refit a number of old Air Balzac 727 cargo aircraft for Air to air refueling (they did the original cargo mod).
Air Balzac also said it will acquire more Bombardier Q 400's after excellent customer review of the type introduced last Dec.

A large deal was also rumored to be signed with Saab but details are hard to come by at this time. Said to include aircraft (more Gripen? Saab 2000 MPA?) , radars, missiles, ASV/CMD 10x10 LAV's?

Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) again showed the Tiger HAP in BSDF colours but no known deal has been signed. One has been flying at the trials unit in Balzac for almost a year now.
Not seen by many was the display (late in the day) of the Naval AS565 Panther of 'M' flight BSDF.
The NH90 program was again committed to with a renewed focus to have the Naval versions deliver on time and budget.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defence review BALZAC 2020- A stronger defence for uncertain times.

The most important priority of this review is to increase the operational war fighting capability of the BSDF.

As a nonaligned Nation, Balzac's defence and security policy ultimately aims at preserving Balzac's independence and autonomy. This policy must protect our sovereignty, territorial integrity and allow freedom from political, military or any other pressure.
A modern well trained and equipped force will be maintained for the total defence of the nation. Co-operation with other nations is an advantage and will be expanded as required.

It is recognized that the cutbacks of the last years have pushed the BSDF to the limit. Renewal is required to keep core assets viable.

At this time Balzac does not share a common boarder with any hostile nation. However events in Europe have shown that conditions may change very quickly and it is possible that we may have to face a land boarder scenario with little time or warning.

Through it's geographical position in the regional sea, the Island of Goatland is of vital strategic importance for Balzac as well as the region as a whole.
Goatland is important for sea lanes and air routes within the region.
It is a Balzac strategic interest to have a permanent military presence on the Island.
A Balzac military presence in and around Goatland will have a stabilizing effect for the entire region.
The need to meet and conduct hybrid and cyber warfare will be increased.
The deterioration of the security situation highlights the strong need to collect, process, understand and produce intelligence, this will be reinforced.

The land force will consist 2 Brig HQ, 2 Recce Comp, 5 mek battalions, 2 motorised battalions, 1 light (air mobile) Battalion, 1 SOG and units in the support group ( Eng, Art, AD, CBRN, transport, logistics etc) plus a Mek Bat Goatland by end of 2015.
Home guard will be increased and re-equipped.

Air and sea review to follow.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News from the Glorious People's Republic of Camastan:

In anticipation of a bumper crop this year, construction of a new elevator facility housing grains, and the railway system, is in initial planning and design stages. Naturally, the people will flock to this region with its promise of excellent work, top-notch party facilities, and a new factory region building tractors for peaceful farming, and implements factories. Camagrad, as the city is to be called will be built on the banks of the Victory River.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rearward most section of silo completed.



More pics and details here https://cama4.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/stalingrad-grain-elevator-1285ish-scale-work-in-progress/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cama
big project. From a cost point of view how compare with Timecast model at 70?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAMMY wrote:
Cama
big project. From a cost point of view how compare with Timecast model at 70?


Really big project. Well... I'm not sure yet. The TC one comes in at $200 for me - including a whopping $50ish in shipping. I imagine it weighs a ton.

I'm actually tracking what I've spent. I'll get back to you on this one Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress on the Glorious Silo of PRC, Camagrad:

Interior of silo area, with "conveyor" system.


Some debris, and wrecked piping. Windows will be painted black.


Roof on.



And roof on, ready to place Russian defenders!


Blog for progress:
https://cama4.wordpress.com
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balzac State News.
An Air Balzac flight from Erlton/Stampede to Goatland was forced to take evasive action this afternoon off the coast of Camastan when a Mig fighter passed within 500 feet of the airliner.
The Dash 8 with 57 people on board was flying on a normal scheduled flight within a standard airway. The crew reported that the Mig had passed on the port side at several miles away then turned on to a head on coarse at the same altitude.
The crew was forced to pull up, out of their flight level with the Mig passing less then 500 feel below them. One Cabin crew was treated for minor injuries upon landing in Goatland.

The Overseas Office has called in the Camastan Ambassador to explain today's actions since this is not the first time a civil aircraft has had problems off the Camastan coast this year.
Offshore Island disputes between Camastan and Stampede are effecting a major international air route.
"They just can't change the lines on a map when the Great leader gets out off bed on the wrong side in the morning" said the leader of the opposition.
"This is an accident just wanting to happen, the government needs to take action"
The Overseas Office would not comment at this time, Air Balzac said it is to review the route before the next flight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Glorious People's Republic of Camastan cannot confirm or deny the incident cited by the lying and insidious press of Balzac. We can say the PRC will vigorously defend its airspace from any spying or nefarious incursions by other states, whether intentional or not, and will not accept the presence of foreign aircraft in PRC airspace. Foreign entities are advised to avail themselves of the territorial boundaries of the PRC and respect that space.

- official statement released by the Glorious People's Republic of Camastan.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is awful, just terrible!
- As the buying agent for several clients: commercial, government and military I do hope that the MV Tim Horton will still be able to make the week deliveries of Fresh Goat Milk and the 4000 tonnes of Goat Meat delivered in Denmark, Netherlands, France and at Scapa Flow and London.

- Would some 'training flights' be suitable in the Baltic region as the MV Tim Horton sails for observation. My military supply officer said that Balzac Rep had purchases new planes for maritime patrol.

- There is the desire to expand/initiate economic trade with Camastan if possible. We can offer design plans for Adobe mud houses, can even provide built, 1 and 2 story Adobe homes. We deny any hint of the suggestion that small arms ammunition has been or will ever be sold or traded.
Just keep the Goat milk and Goat meat deliveries.
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