Tunguska anti-aircraft weapon system jammed machine. Footage from different point of views.
The following videos show a 9K22 Tunguska anti aircraft weapon system going out of control during live firing activity. Although some sources say footage was shot during the recent invasion of Crimea, it’s unclear when and where it was actually filmed.
Designed to provide all weather, day and night protection for infantry and tank regiments against low-flying aircraft, helicopters, and cruise missiles, it is armed with a surface-to-air gun and missiles.
Here’s the footage allegedly filmed from the inside:
H/T to “nohandsnick” for the heads-up
On Dec. 13, the Hellenic Air Force conducted the LIVEX “White Eagle” at the NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) in Crete, during which shots of the S-300PMU-1 air defence system were fired for the first time since it was bought 14 years earlier.
The S-300 is a Soviet (then Russian) long range SAM (Surface to Air Missile) developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles with variants developed to intercept ballistic missiles.
The S-300 PMU1 system was procured by Athens after the Cyprus Missile Crisis and deployed on Crete island where 2 Batteries consisting of 12 launchers (96 missiles) are operated.
The Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus Fotis Fotiou and several foreign military attachés in Greece attended the exercise.
H/T to Strategy Reports for the link to the video.
Here’s an interesting recruitment video for the Iraqi Army SOF (Special Operation Force).
Among the other things, it shows some Mi-25 Hind attack helicopters and some Mi-8/17 Hip choppers used to transport Special Teams.
According to some recent news reports, Iraq expects to receive around 40 Mi-35 and Mi-28NE attack helicopters from Russia (the first 13 Russian“Night Hunter” helicopters have already arrived in Iraq), mainly for border patrol and antiterrorist operations.
Furthermore, under the framework of a deal which includes 48 Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile gun systems, Russia would also supply Iraq with Ka-52 single-seat attack helicopters.
H/T to Sobchak Security
The following video and audio were recorded by the U.S. Air Force F-16CG #88-0550 belonging to the 31th Fighter Wing from Aviano airbase, Italy, which was shot down during a combat mission over Serbia during Allied Force.
The F-16, callsign “Hammer 34″ was egressing from the target area located near Novi Sad, at 02.00 AM LT on May 2, 1999, when a Serbian surface-to-air missile exploded close to the plane, causing heavy damage to its engine.
Pilot Lt. Col. David Goldfein was eventually able to eject safely from the plane that lost the engine thrust and began to glide towards the ground and was later rescued by a Combat SAR team (on two MH-53J Pave Low and a MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter) who picked him up before dawn. But this video will let you hear and feel those last few minutes of a fighter pilot on a damaged plane who knows is about to eject behind the enemy lines.
By the way, another detail worth noticing is that the Hammer flight, made of 4 F-16s was talking interplane on a low VHF frequency, 123.450 MHz that is commonly used by General Aviation planes (because it’s easy to remember 1-2-3-4-5), and did not use encrypted comms, something that made their conversation easily intercepted by the Serbians (as occurred also more than a decade later in Libya proving that COMSEC doesn’t imply the use of Have Quick radios in war).
Footage from the Syrian Air War, showing a Syrian Mi-8 helicopter hit by a surface to air missile was turned into a commercial by a Ukrainian company.
In order to showcase the resilience of their products, Motor Sich, a large aircraft and helicopter engine manufacturer has created a controversial advertising campaign based on the scene of a Hip helicopter (one those aircraft equipped with their engines) surving the direct hit of an IR guided missile in Syria.
Not all Assad’s choppers were so lucky.
The slogan at the end of the commercial is related to the Syrian war: the “Motorsich Akbar” (with Akbar meaning Great in Arabic) hits off the “Allah Akbar” that can be heard repeated endlessly by the rebels in most, if not all, war videos coming from Syria.
H/T to Andriy Pryymachenko for the heads-up