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Bright Star Light: Tankfest 2018
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chrisswim
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Air Defense units positioned in West Sahara's northern sector saw and radar detected F-14 flying north out of YB. After the previous encounter, immediate authorization to defend the skies of West Sahara was received. Fired 3 heat seeking Chaparral missiles, from different locations, flares popped off. A SA-6 Battery and a SA-15 battery fired a missile each, hitting and destroying an aircraft. Landed in West Sahara territory, two chutes opened. Two were captured. One in serious condition. Helicopter flight to the BrightStar 2018 location, to the St Gandi Medical Center. The other is being questioned at this time.
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3 attack subs have entered the general area west of Moroccodom to join the existing fleet and ships on patrol.
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Message to NDA fleet and to the NDA Government and through the UIN. We have the right to attack the fleet and sink it. In the event that entering Moroccodom and West Sahara air space was a mistake, an accident by the flight leader, we have not. Please do not enter air space of a member of the Commonwealth of Chrisdom. We will monitor your fleet at a distance of two nautical miles by ship, sub, fixed wing and VF units. Please do not make the same mistake again.
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The tanks are on the evaluation grounds by platoon, firing at static targets in daylight. Evaluating command and control functions for safety. Yellow and red flags on flying on each vehicle during competition. Platoons of Abrams, Centurions, AMX-30, Leopards, Oliphants, T-80s are running the course. A few tank destroyers are involved: AMX-10RC, Rooikat 105 and 76, Centauro, along with ATGM vehicles as BRDM-2-AT5, BTR-Terminator, M901, Jadg-Abrams, Jadg-Kanone 105.
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In the infantry factility, a make-shift town, AIFV, APCs, are attacking specific objectives, having started this morning. These are unopposed evaluation cycles. M113, BMPs, Bradleys, AMX-10P, VBCI, M765, Ratels, Dardo, etc.
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During the competition, air raid warnings were sounded twice. This is becoming a difficult TankFest, said General Petray of Italian contingent. "This is alarming that an active member of the world community would wish to send in two flights of aircraft, threatening to attack the participants. Because the Commonwealth is a member of NATO, the NATO leadership has been kept informed. Our government is sending a dozen tornado aircraft, plus support and perhaps others to help protect a member of NATO and the participants of Tankfest: Bright Star 2018."
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pilot of CF-14 that entered West Sahara has lost his way as its flight path was to head out to sea then to fly around West Sahara without entering its airspace, we request that you return the pilots and the wreckage of the CF-14 to the NDA immediately, as for our Navy's presence, where here under orders to assist the Yer Bouti government, and there military in protecting the country from any hostile moves made by the CofC and Moroccodom during the Bright Star Tank Fest 2018 event, any move made aginest Yer Bouti will result in full military action by both the NDA and YB.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The YB government would like to ease tensions between the NDA and the CofC during this tank fest.

We are unaware of any foreign soldiers or aircraft on or operating from our Country.
Maybe the vast area of this region has lead to some confusion. There are disused airfields out there in W.Sahara.

We again thank the NDA for their concerns regarding regional safety but please rest assured that the Sheik now has a robust defence in place.
Our ground forces may well exceed that of the NDA.

We continue to engage in positive talks with the CofC that have seen real agreements coming to fruition.
The only air missions departing YB to the Brightstar area are the F4's of the YBAF which for the first time ever have been prearranged and flight planed.

Now on with the games.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well once we pick up the pilots and the CF-14 wreckage the NDA will leave Yer Bouti, And be traveling North to Halifax the capital of the Maritimes Federation in order to help them get there Aircraft carrier MFNS Halifax back in operation.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YB will work to encourage trade and tourism with the NDA.
We need wealthy Canadian sun seekers in the winter and a North American aviation supply source.
We are always on the lookout for spare Bell/Boeing helicopter parts for our extensive traffic helicopter fleet which now includes CH-47's.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NDA does locally produce CH-47F Chinook helicopters and its parts from our Bell NA plant in Grande Prairie.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today the guns continue to bang away, firing smoke missions in all of their many variations. Firefighting equipment is on stand-by in the event that the chem smoke and the white phosphorous start a fire on the range. As it begins to get dark tonight, we will shift to firing illumination. Basic illum missions at first, but then we will fire multi-gun illum missions with range and lateral spread. Finally, we will fire coordinated illum missions with both illum and high explosive rounds.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NDA County class Cruiser Saddle Hills has plotted a course to Spain to retrieve the CF-14 pilots, while CH-47s from the Escort Carrier Mallard has taken off to the West Sahara to recover the aircraft wreckage before it gets looted.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We shot coordinated illum missions into the wee hours of the morning, and now that it is light we are transitioning to FASCAM minefield missions and hip shoots. FASCAM is more fire direction intensive, so we will employ a single simulated minefield, and then all of our firing units will conduct hip shoot training.

Hip shoots are when a unit is moving and then it receives a fire mission. The firing unit must quickly stop and establish firing capability this means putting the gun into firing configuration, establishing radio and/or digital communication with the FDC, establishing accurate location, establishing accurate directional control, and ensuring the proper projectile/fuze/propellant is on hand. Then the unit fires the mission and rapidly begins to move again.

Hip shoots are much easier for units like the Paladin, but can be very stressful affairs for the crews of large towed howitzers, like the back-breaking M198!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the last day of range week on the artillery range. This morning we will be firing rockets and missiles, to include RAP (rocket assisted projectiles). This will last for most of the morning, and then after a barbecue we will wrap up artillery range week with the expenditure of all ammunition. Seriously, who wants to turn in live ammo at the end of a live-fire exercise? All 3 fire support teams from 5th Tank Battalion are on the hill to send calls for fire. Observers are standing by!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

West Sahara: Public announcement.. there is not to be any foriegn flights by fixed wing and.or variable wing craft, or land excursions into our territory unless approved. If approved for that specific flight plan without deviation. If a commercial airline, it is file electronically and updated, and verified. Evaluation crews are working on the F-14. They are also removing parts of the AA missiles.
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At Tankfest, the platoons of armor are firing away and finishing, tonight will be the final platoon firing competition utilizing night vision systems. Looking forward to the final tabulation of the results for the platoons.
The AIFVs are planning to work on their night combat operations,& tactics. This will include CAV and Recon units.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redleg,

Your sand camo looks pinkish. Can't tell if that's on purpose, lighting, or some other reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NDA wishes to have the CF-14 wreckage transported to the Escort Carrier Mallard for the trip home.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We appreciate that. The US Navy has sent technical ** CENSORED ** over to evaluate the aircraft.
An museum has requested the remains for a display. Iran has also offered to buy the plane.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcement from Bright Star: Tankfest 2018:
Despite security of our computer and database operating systems, it was hack several days ago. We have been unable to enter and retrieve data. The Cyber Attacks were traced to NDA servers of their military intel Group. Several Virus attacks occurred, spyware and malware issues continue in the Bright Star Tankfest system.
. "This is of grave concern", said Col Rogera of the Data Team, "it is embarrassing. It is not to be taken lightly. Certainly when we allow the NDA to retrieve their F-14 or most of it. It was missing the crew compartment forward and most of the starboard wing." When he was asked what the response would be by CoC, he replied, "I do not know except to increase our cyber security, anything beyond that would be up to others above my grade level."
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