Wednesday, November 22, 2017

San Juan III.

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Sub missing! No longer missing? P-3 Orion to the rescue?

As seen at Freeper courtesy of same. Latest on the effort to locate the missing Argentine submarine.

"Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race"

From the (UK) Daily Mail thanks to the article by Sara Malm.

"Missing Argentine submarine [ARA San Juan] 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race to the spot with oxygen due to run out imminently Search for missing Argentine submarine intensifies as the crew said to run out of oxygen today US Navy aircraft reportedly detected a 'heat stain from a metallic object' at a depth of about 230ft [70 meters]. Separately, a rescue vessel allegedly reported hearing an infra-sound sonar signal late Tuesday night"

ALL OXYGEN GONE BY THIS MORNING [WEDNESDAY]!

We hope for the best but fear the worst.

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UC-69.

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Submarine missing! Submarine found!

More Sharkhunters extracts hot mail courtesy of Harry. Thanks also to WIZARD.

"WW I GERMAN U-BOAT FOUND"

Search for a missing submarine successful but only partially. NOT the boat as was being looked for!

"A Royal Netherlands Navy mine hunter has discovered the wreck of the German Imperial Navy mine-laying submarine UC-69, 8.5 miles off the coast of Barfleur, northern France.Tripartite-class mine hunter HNLMS MAKKUM made the discovery in late October but the wreck was identified in November."

"UC-69 sank in 1917 after colliding with another German submarine, the U-96. U-96 accidentally rammed UC-69 which was mining waterways to and from the French port city of Cherbourg. UC-69 sank within 10 minutes of the collision, taking 11 of its crew to the depths."

"While the discovery is incidental, the Dutch remain on the lookout for their own submarine HNLMS O-13 which has been missing since World War II. The submarine disappeared in the North Sea in June 1940."

That Great War [WW1] combat record of the UC-69 most impressive. With a minimum amount [??] of effort and danger the results most satisfying from the German perspective. The naval sea mine an unappreciated weapon of war?

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AE1.

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Submarine missing! The Great War!

Continuing with extracts from Sharkhunters hot mail. AUD = Australian dollars.

"LOOKING FOR AUSTRALIA’S 1st SUB"

Continuing with extracts from Sharkhunters hot mail courtesy the tip from WIZARD.

"Australia allocates AUD$500,000 to help find Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1. The Australian government is giving out AUD $500,000 to support an expedition aiming to find HMAS AE1, the first submarine to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy . . . the government would match a private investment which would allow Find AE1 Limited to proceed in its attempt to find the submarine and its crew."

“'HMAS AE1 is one of the world’s great maritime mysteries and this expedition will be one of the most comprehensive searches for the submarine,' minister Payne [Australian Defense Minister] said. AE1 was lost without a trace on September 14, 1914 while patrolling waters off then German New Guinea. The cause of the disappearance is not known."

OVER A HUNDRED YEARS LATER THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING SUBMARINE CONTINUES AND INTENSIFIES.

Read further that combat in the Pacific theater during the Great War. A backwater of a backwater as would be deemed but still deadly under all circumstances.

Good luck Find AE1!

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PCS.

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Here with extracts hot mail courtesy of Harry at Sharkhunters the topics all naval and submarine related.

From WIZARD.

"GRIM OUTLOOK FOR ROYAL NAVY BASES"

19 November.

"Security concerns have already been raised by the union Public and Commercial Services (PCS) surrounding the MoD [Ministry of Defense] bases at Faslane and Coulport, on the west coast of Scotland,after plans were revealed in March to privatize the guard service."

"Defense chiefs admitted looking at ways to sell off thousands of jobs in a bid to save£18 million (US$23.7 million) over five years. Union officials described the proposal as 'extremely dangerous', warning any dilution of the guard service could cause serious security lapses at the nuclear sites."

FORCE PROTECTION AS CURRENTLY IS THE CASE TO BE DONE AWAY WITH? 42 COMMANDO NO LONGER NEEDED?

Nuclear submarines even when docked or taken out of service and awaiting decommissioning greatly susceptible to sabotage or terrorist incidents. Read here of the America Red Cell missions the purpose of which was to determine the vulnerability of nuclear vessels when moored.

THESE VARIOUS "NUCLEAR SITES" LOCATED AT DEVONPORT? THIS IS NOT SPECIFIED.

Good luck English!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

San Juan II.

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ARA San Juan missing! Sub down!

ARA = Armada de la Rep├║blica Argentina. Argentine navy.

More on the situation with the missing Argentine submarine San Juan thanks to Harry at Sharkhunters:

"ARGENTINE SUB STILL MISSING"

19 November.

As reported by HECTOR.  [Click on image to see a larger view.]

“Seven satellite calls that would have been made from the submarine ARA SAN JUAN but did not connect with the bases of the Argentina Navy were detected Saturday (yesterday, 18 November), it was reported in a statement from the Ministry of Defense. The defense portfolio pointed out that these signals would indicate that the crew is trying to reestablish contact, so work is being done to determine its precise location."

"The calls, with a duration of between 4 and 36 seconds, were received between 1052 and 1532 hours in different bases of the Navy although they did not establish contact. With the collaboration of a US company specializing in satellite communication, work is now being done to determine the precise location of the signal sender on the presumption that it is the submarine that is carrying 44 crew members aboard."

The San Juan as of at least 18 November on the surface and able to send satellite radio communications but without two-way contact? We hope so. Otherwise at this point the outlook for the vessel appears to be grim.

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San Juan I.

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ARA San Juan missing! Sub down!

ARA = Armada de la Rep├║blica Argentina. Argentine navy.

As reported in various media and followed closely also by Sharkhunters the ARA submarine San Juan missing! Thanks to Harry!

"ARGENTINE SUB MISSING"

18 November.

"The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days . . . all national and international resources were being deployed to help find the SAN JUAN as quickly as possible. A Nasa [National Aeronautic and Space Administration, American] research plane has joined the search for the vessel. Britain and countries in the region have offered help after it disappeared 430km off the coast."

"The German-built submarine was inaugurated in 1983, the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy's fleet."

"ARA San Juan (S-42) is a TR-1700-class diesel-electric submarine in active service with the Argentine Navy. The submarine was constructed in Germany and entered service on 19 November 1985. San Juan underwent a mid-life update from 2008 to 2013. . ."

This submarine relatively old but having recently undergone a refurbishment and "mid-life update".

We hope for the best but fear the worst. Extensive resources not being applied in the search for what is apparently a stricken naval vessel. More to follow as is available.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Micro AI.

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Rise of the Machines! Closer than we think?

Drones, mini-drones, micro-drones. Even a B-52 bomber dropping a swarm of micro-drones a number of them beyond counting, prodigious!

Who needs an atomic bomb when you got these? If and when only hope humans will still exert some sort of control. You will become the target if you do not!

"Video: It’s confirmed. The killer robots are coming"

Thanks to the tip from Freeper.

"There was a short film scheduled to be shown today at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons. It was produced and presented by a group named the Campaign to Stop Killer Robot . . . This slickly produced short was pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting, which was some sort of technical analysis of future scenarios involving artificial intelligence, drones and robots. It’s actually a docu-drama about future terrorist attack scenarios using tiny drones equipped with facial recognition, social media interfaces and… shaped explosive charges"

Most importantly go see the embedded video! This stuff is not yet, but probably not far off in the future.

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