UCAV, A New Way of War?


Every day, somewhere, in some office, there is a discussion on the use of UCAVs.

Meanwhile the public opinion keep raising doubts on the use of these tactical systems (good both for surveillance and attack), all nations are running on the development of new and better UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle)  and UCTV (Unmanned Combat Terrestrial Vehicle) systems’.  

There is no doubt that they are for several reason better than any other past and actual systems:  it is, in fact, enough to affirm that UCAVs has the only limitation in their real autonomy (fuel consumption etc) and not in Human limitations’.  Since are remotely controlled (also by the use of satellites, which expand their use to a worldwide area), pilots, have no problem of sleep deprivation, or fear or any other “Human concerns” etc., therefore are considered “better soldiers”.

As Former Special Forces, I have some doubts on their future use and developments… we Human know that the war is not only shooting here or there, launching bombs etc, war is matter of killing people, create devastations, defend innocents, etc. … but the idea behind the future development of these UCAV and UCTV (Unmanned Combat Terrestrial Vehicle) stand in the research and development of system able to operate in the complete absence of Human control… in the future (not far in my opinion) we will probably have to just set the target or task in the computer and lunch the system… it will accomplish the mission, no matter what, when, where etc etc … very good if considering only the tactical and strategical tasks… but what about when Human are victim of failure systems?

what about in the hand of terroristic groups'?

My other big concern stand in the fact that, if we can create, develop and use such systems, also our enemies can!  this means that terroristic groups, weak nations etc (that before needed anyway a huge effort in oder to create a real treat) tomorrow (or already today) could need a small effort to gain a huge result…

we always need to remember that what can be achieved by the “good guys” with a huge effort, can be achieved by the “bad guys” with half of the same effort. In fact, meanwhile we are wondering whether these systems should be used or not, and how and when etc. , the bad guys have only the problem to gain some!

I leave you with the following article, which explain in short how UACVs gain power on the tactical scene, and what concerns are now showing up!

A New Way of War | Remote Control Project.

Drones & Autonomous Weapons FAQS

In the linked article three easy and common questions about Drones: What, Why, and Concerns.

Enjoy your read.

Drones & Autonomous Weapons | Remote Control Project.

A new Way of War … Remote Control Project

Nowadays the discussion on the use of Drone and any “remote-controlled tools” is undergoing in many groups, such as Political, civilian or “Pacifists”.

If in one hand, drones are seen as an effective and valuable tool to control and even attack possible “enemies”, in the other hand are seen as the “devil”.

One thing is sure; This technology is designed to excel in all actual and future conflict.

Moreover, the “apparent” low cost, the easier friendliness, and the real effectiveness,  make it easy and suitable for the use not only of Law Enforcement forces during the daily territorial control activities’, but also by whom wants to use this technology as “instrument of mass control”!

If you are interested in such discussion, please leave a comment. I will use them in order to better develop the subject in my future Articles.

READ MORE Remote Control Project.

Ukrainian soldiers claim to have wrested control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russian rebels. | euronews, world news

Ukrainian soldiers claim to have wrested control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russian rebels. | euronews, world news

Meanwhile EU is now focussing on internal Terrorism matters, the Ukrainian situation don’t change.

the latest news in the following article …

After heavy fighting over the weekend the Ukrainian government claims its soldiers have retaken control of large parts of the airport in Donetsk, the eastern city at the centre of the pro-Russian rebellion. 

Video claimed to have been filmed inside the terminal at the weekend showed what appeared to be organised and well-equipped pro-Russian rebels. The airport has been been closed since early last year when they took control of the site.

via Ukrainian soldiers claim to have wrested control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russian rebels. | euronews, world news.

Mossad said helping Brussels seek terror mastermind | The Times of Israel

The news about “the seeking of terror mastermind” keep flowing on the net.

Of course many agency are now working together in order to capture the responsible for the recent terroristic attack happened in paris.

But Again, I am wondering whether the dislocation of Military forces in our territory is something necessary or in any case Helpful!

Live a comment!

Mossad said helping Brussels seek terror mastermind | The Times of Israel.

Belgium puts military in place amid terror threats in Europe – NY Daily News

Soldier down the streets In EU

And meanwhile In some Eu countries (i.e. Italy, Belgium and France) Soldiers in full war setting are sent down the streets, somewhere else  in the world Terrorist are celebrating their “other” victory! Yes because the needs felt by these nations to raise their security standards and control by the enforce of soldiers in the streets, is a clear sign that fear is now among the european people!!!

In whole Europe we have dozens of police forces and security agencies, all of them designated to control the territory;  but after the recent event, some nations decided to send “also” Military.

To this point my questions are: Is it really necessary?  or maybe, should we only trust our police forces?

I will look forward for your comments!

Belgium puts military in place amid terror threats in Europe – NY Daily News.

Primo a Gibuti un incursore della Marina a una competizione per sniper

Primo a Gibuti un incursore della Marina a una competizione per sniper

15/01/2015 – Un sottufficiale del Gruppo Operativo Incursori (G.O.I.) del Raggruppamento Subacquei ed Incursori della Marina Militare si è classificato al primo posto alla competizione ICASD (International Concentration for Advanced Sniping), tenutasi nello scorso mese di ottobre nella città di Artà (Djibouti).

L’attività, organizzata dal C.O.F.S. (Comando interforze per le Operazioni delle Forze Speciali) di concerto con le forze armate francesi di stanza a Djibouti, nasce come una esercitazione volta a testare le capacità degli sniper delle diverse forze speciali invitate (Commando Hubert, Commando Mont Fort, CPA 10, 1° RPIMA, GIGN, Navy Seals, G.O.I. e 9^ Rgt. Col Moschin), ma, dato il contesto internazionale in cui si sviluppa, si trasforma fin dai primi istanti in una competizione di altissimo livello, con una vera e propria graduatoria finale.

Nello scenario desertico e roccioso della città di Artà, i 26 operatori sniper, suddivisi in 13 coppie, hanno avuto la possibilità di misurarsi per 15 giorni, con ritmi molto serrati (dall’alba fino a notte inoltrata), in molteplici attività: tiri di interdizione, tiri di soppressione su lunghe distanze, tiri da elicottero, percorso di assalto, tiro a distanze sconosciute (unknown distance game), tiro angolato a lunga distanza con tutti i calibri dotazione (5,56 ; 308; 338; 50BMG; 9mm).

Tutto ciò rispecchia esattamente le situazioni operative in cui gli sniper sono chiamati ad intervenire, senza contare le condizioni spartane in cui hanno operato ed il caldo torrido che contribuivano ad elevare il livello di stress.

Al termine della competizione sono state redatte due classifiche, una di squadra (ovvero di coppia) e una individuale. Nella classifica di squadra per gli italiani il miglior risultato è stato ottenuto dal Gruppo Operativo Incursori con il 7° posto, mentre nella classifica individuale il gradino più alto del podio è stato calcato da un sottufficiale del G.O.I. arrivato davanti ai Navy Seals (2° posto) e al GIGN (3° posto).

Tale risultato, frutto dell’altissimo livello addestrativo a cui si sottopongono gli Arditi Incursori di Comsubin, inorgoglisce la Marina Militare e porta l’eccellenza italiana a livello internazionale anche in questo ambito.

via Primo a Gibuti un incursore della Marina a una competizione per sniper.

Primo a Gibuti un incursore della Marina a una competizione per sniper


15 January 2015 – A warrant Officer from the Italian SPECOPs NAVY (GOI) ranked the first place in the competition ICASD (International Concentration for Advanced Sniping) held in the town of Artà (Djibouti).

The event, organised by the COFS (Italian JSOC) in cooperation with the French Forces based in Djibouti, was primary organised in order to test the effectiveness and abilities of all invited Special Forces (Commando Hubert, Commando Mont Fort, CPA 10, 1° RPIMA, GIGN, Navy Seals, G.O.I. e 9^ Rgt. Col Moschin).

Given the international context in which it develops, the event becomes at the very early stage a high level competition, ending with a real final ranking.

The 26 Sniper operator, divided in 13 sniper teams, have been challenged in harsh conditions similar to those that they would face in any real operation, therefore competing in a demanding deserted and rocky environment, and with a very tight schedule (from dawn until late at night).

During the exercise/competition, the sniper teams have been challenged in several activities such us Interdiction fire, long distance suppression fire, Heli-sniping, unknown distance shooting, assault path, and long distance high angle shooting, using all diverse supplied calibers (5,56; 308; 338; 50BMG; 9mm).

The competition ended with two separate ranking:

Team ranking, where the Italian best result was the 7th place ranked by the GOI.

Individual Ranking, where the Italian Navy SPECOP warrant officer ranked 1st (Navy Seal 2nd and CIGN 3rd)

Such result is not only reason for pride for the Italian Navy, but also for all Italian armed forces.




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Pentagon tests

first network hub

WASHINGTON — Tests of the first hub in the Pentagon’s network consolidation effort, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, have thus far been successful, Acting DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said. This amounts to a step forward as the Pentagon collapses its sprawling, disparate networks into a more streamlined, standardized, defendable and cost-effective structure. Each network hub, called a joint regional security stack (JRSS), is essentially a collection of servers, switches and software tools to provide better network traffic visibility and analysis. “It has some sensors, which will give us a better tip-off to what’s going on on the network, so we can take more responsive action [against anomalous activity],” Halvorsen said in a call with reporters. Citing security concerns, he declined to discuss the specifics of the test or the protective software — and declined to discuss costs ahead of Congress approving the Defense Department’s budget. The consolidated structure would also be visible to the National Security Agency, for intelligence sharing and collaborating on network defense, officials say.  Starting next year and culminating in 2016 and 2017, the rolling effort will see 11 JRSS nodes in the continental U.S., and 23 locations around the world. The first JRSS is at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been set up to handle both Army and Air Force network traffic. “There’s an enormous push behind the thing, this is happening now, it’s not some future pipe dream type stuff,” Hari Bezwada, the chief information officer for the Army’s Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems. An Army battalion, which has been installing bulk buys of networking gear, has completed work at nine bases, Bezwada said. The Army and Air Force are converting to JRSS nodes, ahead of the Navy and Marine Corps. The consolidation is meant to reduce the attack surface for hackers, and DoD’s finite number of defenders, Rezwada said. DoD plans to wrap the whole thing in “best-of-breed” security software.  “You don’t want people to come in through the back door and attack, now we can defend these locations a lot better, with sophisticated, trained people,” Bezwada said. The Army and the NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate are also collaborating on a laboratory that allows experimentation with new cybersecurity technology. Among other cloud-based applications, the consolidated networks will host “big data” analytics apps that would sniff out intrusions in real time, Bezwada said. What’s more, network overseers will be able to “see” 4 million users simultaneously, Rezwada said.  The transition will also enable the Army to seek cloud-based “unified capabilities,” a package of IP-based services including chat, video and voice communications. The Pentagon plans to issue a request for proposals in early 2015.



Army plans to shift 3,000 troops to Europe | TheHill

Army plans to shift 3,000 troops to Europe | TheHill.