MORE ON THE BEAR – S.E.I.G. Agent MARCONI informs us:
Good Afternoon Harry,
This just in from one of our England based monitors. Source: Russian HF intercepts and Russian Newsfeed:
Intercepts and Tass News Release:
Likely to be the joint drills in Tajikistan, March 27-30?
MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers will take
part in joint Russian-Tajik drills on March 27-30, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.
Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in Asia
“Crews of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers will take part in the practical part of the
joint Russian-Tajik exercises that will be held in Tajikistan,” the ministry said. The Russian warplanes will perform long-
hour flights to drop bombs and make simulated missile launchers at unfamiliar testing grounds in Kharbmaidon, Momirak
and Moskovsky in Tajikistan, the ministry said. Apart from that, according to the ministry, special parachute systems
Arbalet will be used to perform airdrop drop missions from Il-76 planes. The Joint drills will be held on March 27-30.
***** IRON COFFINS! – We have just been contacted by a person who has a lot of prints, artifacts
etc. from the estate of HERBERT WERNER, Member #18 and they are planning to sell it. This
included the original manuscript for his outstanding book “Iron Coffins”. We have no further
information than this but if more comes available, we will report it.
BIRD FARMS SITTING DUCKS – According to information from Dr. EDUARDO GERDING,
Member #6895 the Royal Navy’s new QUEEN ELIZABETH class aircraft carriers have no defense
against the hypersonic Russian ‘Zircon’ missile that can cruise at Mach 5 or Mach 6! The Royal Navy
claims it can defeat incoming missiles that cruise up to 2,300 mph with its Sea Ceptor anti-missile
missile but that is only about Mach 3. Mach 6 for instance, is about 4,500 mph. It is quite possible
that HMS QUEEN ELIBETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are already obsolete and they are not
expected to be operational until 2020…..at a cost of some 7 Billion Pounds Sterling. Remember, they
are already 1% to 2% over budget at present.
NAVY PROBLEMS IN OZ – We are advised by S.E.I.G. Agent WIZARD that Australia’s two
largest ships HMAS CANBERRA and HMAS ADELAIDE are lying dockside at Sydney’s Garden
Naval Base. The official word from the Australian Navy is that there is no problem but engineers are
working to repair a propulsion problem on HMAS CANBERRA while HMAS ADELAIDE is being
looked at to be sure similar problems are not affecting her. The head of the Australian Navy stated
that their capabilities are not at all diminished. Aren’t they supposed to say that?
WIZARD adds that to keep face, they are sending an old ship with a helicopter to Queensland to
assist with the typhoon relief.
According to Lt.Cdr EDUARD GERDING, Member #6895, China is
increasing the size of their Marine Corps by 500%! They will grow from 20,000 currently to 100,000.
This is meant to protect China’s ever increasing reach across oceans and elsewhere. Plans
are for some of their Marines to be stationed in Djibouti on the horn of Africa as well as Gwadar in
southwest Pakistan. This expansion is part of a wider push to reduce the world’s largest army away
from merely winning a land war based on overpowering an enemy with sheer force of numbers
towards meeting a range of security scenarios using highly specialized units. The People’s Liberation
Army or PLA is being reduced by nearly 300,000, mostly cutting land forces. They are now building a
new generation of large amphibious assault vessels to strengthen the Navy’s ability to project power
overseas. All you need is 100,000 Marines and a helicopter assault ship to be a global power and to
project land power ashore whenever you need to. Keep that in mind next time you buy something
that says “Made in China” on the box. The 075 Landing Helicopter Dock is now under construction by
a Shanghai shipbuilding company. They are 40,000 tons, 250 meters long, 30 meter beam, 81⁄2
meters draft, has four deck elevators and carries at least thirty armed helicopters and a lot of Marines.
Taiwan cannot be pleased to learn this………