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Post  Risasi on Mon Jan 25 2016, 15:24

@cyclon  W-3PL Głuszec. was an option at one time but now it falls in the same catagory as the ZW-9

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  Risasi on Mon Jan 25 2016, 18:09

i have some free time on my hand so  let me englight you on what happened and post the KDF mode of operation at AMISOM sectors so that you can individual evaluate ,judge(in hind sight  Very Happy  ) and discus the matter at the same level. sio mambo ya ku sema send  APCs tanks etc at those area.  
and yes it was one of those day that events ran out of control. 
 
KDF MODE OF OPS AT THE  AMISON CHAPTER . 
 
From main FOBs, like EL ADDE  and the like KDF usually sends out a provoking company (P-COY) in the name of a patrol , for non other reasons then to provoke  and lure the enemy out for a fight. The P-COY  also acts as a show of force and  deterrence force to the area of the sector that they are sent to
 
 From our doctrine of doing things and our assessment on our enemy,s  strength the patrol should be nothing more than a Motorized infantry Company COY. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorized_infantry
 (The lightest force our defense for can ever field) nothing more.
 
At times when you field a force too strong for your enemy you are simply postponing the war/fight for another day or diverting it to your soft sports, the urban areas. we don’t want that to happen.
our Motorized infantry patrols are of similar configurations 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlKQxV1mKv0 
 
 1. trucks carrying the main fighting body. why truck? Because all eyes can fall as far as the horizon i.e for better scouting and sporting pack of enemies.
2.  light fire support team  , Technical (vehicle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_(vehicle)
     Heavy fire support team light tanks or + light field artillery. Hakuna MLRS (BM21https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BM-21_Grad or Main battle tanks  )
3. Comm Radios landies for the obvious 
4. medic trucks
5. Recce platoon with hand held UAV RQ-11B Raven on Hamvees
 http://www.forecastinternational.com/news/index.cfm?l3=30102&recno=204471
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcerPCn3MlA
6. Sniper team
7. Combat engineering squadron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_engineer
 
these provoking ops are carried out and ran antonymous from the sector HQs along the sector areas.
 
at times provoked areas are +100KM for main  FOBs. so during such instance the P-COY doesn’t return back to the mother base after ops , but looks of remote and isolated areas to camp and launch several ops before returning back to the main FOBs. bare in mind that this areas are not dedicated base with perimeter walls fences or mined flanks these are just open air camps loaded with supply and extra ammo. P-COY will stay here atleast for a period of 3-7 days depending on the ops.
 
on the ill fated day , a similar out post/camp was created and several ops conducted, but unfortunately a group of cattle herders bumped into their location. a brief verbal interrogation was done and the herders we let go.  at this point it is believed that, the herders were sympatric to the enemy  and tipped off or passed that location to the enemy. it is also believed that , at that time the enemy was preparing to launch suicide bombing on an urban area( Lido beach bombing http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/22/somalia-lido-beach-mogadishu-tweetlidopictures-alshabaab ) and therefor opt to send that Bomb laden truck to the KDF camp.
 
The confrontation.
at dawn the enemy, sent a first party consisting of a truck loaden with explosive meant for the  urban attack bombing to the KDF camp. usually KDF has look out scouts several KMs from their camps. yes they did sport the truck and radio it to the camp but were not sure of its destination. when the truck reached camp it was challenged to stop . the story  is history at this point.  a second wave of AS were 15min behind and used the burning smoke as a beacon  to follow and  surround the camp and attack it from all side. a second suicide truck run in which unfortunately disabled the comm. system.
 
Withdrawal
the Commanding office order a tactical retreat and were located and rescued during the day.  
as for the enemy they had civilian country buses and trucks which had women and children (to disguise them as traveling families) , all they had to do was de-mask ,drop their camo-uniforms and guns in a truck and escape or blend in with the civilian population. they didn,t wait or comfort KDFs reinforcements.
 
 
i hope we are together

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We were Challenged...........

Post  Mkenya on Tue Jan 26 2016, 01:14

Risasi wrote:i have some free time on my hand so  let me englight you on what happened and post the KDF mode of operation at AMISOM sectors so that you can individual evaluate ,judge(in hind sight  Very Happy  ) and discus the matter at the same level. sio mambo ya ku sema send  APCs tanks etc at those area.  
and yes it was one of those day that events ran out of control. 
 
KDF MODE OF OPS AT THE  AMISON CHAPTER . 
 
From main FOBs, like EL ADDE  and the like KDF usually sends out a provoking company (P-COY) in the name of a patrol , for non other reasons then to provoke  and lure the enemy out for a fight. The P-COY  also acts as a show of force and  deterrence force to the area of the sector that they are sent to
 
 From our doctrine of doing things and our assessment on our enemy,s  strength the patrol should be nothing more than a Motorized infantry Company COY. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorized_infantry
 (The lightest force our defense for can ever field) nothing more.
 
At times when you field a force too strong for your enemy you are simply postponing the war/fight for another day or diverting it to your soft sports, the urban areas. we don’t want that to happen.
our Motorized infantry patrols are of similar configurations 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlKQxV1mKv0 
 
 1. trucks carrying the main fighting body. why truck? Because all eyes can fall as far as the horizon i.e for better scouting and sporting pack of enemies.
2.  light fire support team  , Technical (vehicle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_(vehicle)
     Heavy fire support team light tanks or + light field artillery. Hakuna MLRS (BM21https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BM-21_Grad or Main battle tanks  )
3. Comm Radios landies for the obvious 
4. medic trucks
5. Recce platoon with hand held UAV RQ-11B Raven on Hamvees
 http://www.forecastinternational.com/news/index.cfm?l3=30102&recno=204471
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcerPCn3MlA
6. Sniper team
7. Combat engineering squadron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_engineer
 
these provoking ops are carried out and ran antonymous from the sector HQs along the sector areas.
 
at times provoked areas are +100KM for main  FOBs. so during such instance the P-COY doesn’t return back to the mother base after ops , but looks of remote and isolated areas to camp and launch several ops before returning back to the main FOBs. bare in mind that this areas are not dedicated base with perimeter walls fences or mined flanks these are just open air camps loaded with supply and extra ammo. P-COY will stay here atleast for a period of 3-7 days depending on the ops.
 
on the ill fated day , a similar out post/camp was created and several ops conducted, but unfortunately a group of cattle herders bumped into their location. a brief verbal interrogation was done and the herders we let go.  at this point it is believed that, the herders were sympatric to the enemy  and tipped off or passed that location to the enemy. it is also believed that , at that time the enemy was preparing to launch suicide bombing on an urban area( Lido beach bombing http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/22/somalia-lido-beach-mogadishu-tweetlidopictures-alshabaab ) and therefor opt to send that Bomb laden truck to the KDF camp.
 
The confrontation.
at dawn the enemy, sent a first party consisting of a truck loaden with explosive meant for the  urban attack bombing to the KDF camp. usually KDF has look out scouts several KMs from their camps. yes they did sport the truck and radio it to the camp but were not sure of its destination. when the truck reached camp it was challenged to stop . the story  is history at this point.  a second wave of AS were 15min behind and used the burning smoke as a beacon  to follow and  surround the camp and attack it from all side. a second suicide truck run in which unfortunately disabled the comm. system.
 
Withdrawal
the Commanding office order a tactical retreat and were located and rescued during the day.  
as for the enemy they had civilian country buses and trucks which had women and children (to disguise them as traveling families) , all they had to do was de-mask ,drop their camo-uniforms and guns in a truck and escape or blend in with the civilian population. they didn,t wait or comfort KDFs reinforcements.
 
 
i hope we are together
Many theories abound,one i heard Ethiopia is sleeping with the enemy assisting them with weapons and how AS after sorting out the KDF camp passed by ENDF camp abt 10 kms away and didn't engage them.Ethiopia's motive, Kenya to pullout of Sector II so they can have a free port unto themselves and also they want to retain their regional status quo.......
Pointers 
Arrow Kenya rolled into Som by Land,Sea and Air while our brothers to the North don't have CAS in Som despite having a formidable AF. 
Arrow AS doesn't carryout attacks in ETH like they have done in Kenya and UG.However its worth noting they too have had major casualties in Som.

http://www.raxanreeb.com/2015/09/how-ethiopia-intelligence-inflitrated-and-took-control-of-alshabaab-by-najib-gardad%E2%80%8B/  

Frm AS photos,our troops combat alertness and readiness was challenged BIG TIME its my hope Engineers Corps will do more in securing our bases however large or small,more trenches,mines,boobytraps,ground surveillance radars etc. 
To the future cultivation of better relationships our major western arms suppliers needs to be activated so we can revamp especially our AF to its former glory,new airframes are overdue whether Jaguars,Gripens or Falcons,attack choppers,armed drones.AF is unable to provide efficient CAS & logistical tasks due to lack of airframes,15-35yrs and cost considerations accepted... replacement & modernization of our air-fleets has been quite slow-paced ...... If we cant afford we can try a few cheaper options: 
Iraqi AF Cessna dropping Hellfire missles,used against ISIS before their F-16s arrived.

Brazilian AF Super Tucanos A-29

USAF is planing to purchase 100 turboprops and the US Navy currently evaluating the Super Tucano.Running cost for turboprops is in the range of $400-500 while the jets are $10,000 per hour.

Air Tractor firm that makes cropdusters, branched out into warplanes last year. One reason was that a fleet of 16 unarmed versions of its aircraft had been used by America's State Department to dust South American drug plantations with herbicide—an activity that tends to provoke a hostile response from the ground. Despite the planes' having been hit by more than 200 rounds, though, neither an aircraft nor a pilot has been lost.



Lastly..... this airborne fortress, it packs AA missles,2.75mm rockets,30mm canon.Other systems integrated on the aircraft include electro-optical targeting systems, a laser designator, AAR-47/ALE-47 aircraft self-protection equipment, and a synthetic aperture radar & has ISR capability.  - US and Jordanian collabo.......

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US-Kenyan Ties

Post  Kobooz on Wed Jan 27 2016, 08:49

If the beautiful old lady takes the US presidency as seems will happen don't you think she will turn against .KE to the benefit of .RW? Her and hubby are very close friends with one PK (Thin tall one) and are rumored to jointly run business ventures in "GOMA" drc! What will become of the anticipated KAF upgrade in such a case? I actually suspect someone is intentionally interfering with the issue of resumption of the long awaited US-Kenya direct flights

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  cylon on Wed Jan 27 2016, 18:24

Risasi wrote:@cyclon  W-3PL Głuszec. was an option at one time but now it falls in the same catagory as the ZW-9

It's more heavily armed than a ZW-9.... Any options to bring it back to the table?

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  Risasi on Fri Jan 29 2016, 07:39

cylon wrote:
Risasi wrote:@cyclon  W-3PL Głuszec. was an option at one time but now it falls in the same catagory as the ZW-9

It's more heavily armed than a ZW-9.... Any options to bring it back to the table?
its a Mi35 clone

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  Ole Sidai on Fri Jan 29 2016, 16:31



Risasi wrote:@cyclon  W-3PL Głuszec. was an option at one time but now it falls in the same catagory as the ZW-9

It's more heavily armed than a ZW-9.... Any options to bring it back to the table?
its a Mi35 clone

Mi24 was remodeled to that air tank called Mi35. @Risasi, it is time those Mi28 go hunting. Those MDs need a bigger brother.

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Mi-28

Post  Mkenya on Sun Jan 31 2016, 23:36

Ole Sidai wrote:


Risasi wrote:@cyclon  W-3PL Głuszec. was an option at one time but now it falls in the same catagory as the ZW-9

It's more heavily armed than a ZW-9.... Any options to bring it back to the table?
its a Mi35 clone

Mi24 was remodeled to that air tank called Mi35. @Risasi, it is time those Mi28 go hunting. Those MDs need a bigger brother.
My serious doubts about KE owning Mi28s Mad .........it would seen action in SOM by now lyk the YYs and Zee9ers......... one of the 50s bird was hit by groundfire at El Adde but managed to scamper away

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Kenya acquires armoured vehicles to fight terror

Post  Olekoima on Mon Feb 01 2016, 17:38

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/01/31/kenya-acquires-armoured-vehicles-to-fight-terror_c1286344

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Tue Feb 02 2016, 07:22


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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  Olekoima on Tue Feb 02 2016, 17:11

@mashaa, what did you plan to post? I only see a blank page here.

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Tue Feb 02 2016, 19:49


Olekoima wrote:@mashaa, what did you plan to post? I only see a blank page here.

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Eagles trained to take down drones

Post  mogen on Thu Feb 04 2016, 15:32


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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Thu Feb 11 2016, 07:34


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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  obienga on Mon Feb 15 2016, 00:54

The seriousness of the threat from the Taliban’s use of captured or abandoned equipment first came to the fore when the insurgents briefly seized control of Kunduz in the fall. Videos surfaced of Taliban fighters driving Humvees, and some tanks, out of Afghan Army and police bases in the city.
More than 40 heavy-duty vehicles were taken by the Taliban, according to Hamdullah Danishi, who until recently was the acting governor of Kunduz. Mr. Danishi, who like many Afghan officials used the word “tank” to describe Humvees and other heavy-duty vehicles, has repeatedly warned that the seized vehicles still pose a major threat to the province.
“If the Taliban managed to take the city with motorcycles once already, now that they have such tanks they can easily take Kunduz again if they decide to,” Mr. Danishi said. “The planes have not yet hit a single one of the tanks that are with the Taliban.” 
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/world/asia/taliban-humvee-attack-afghanistan.html?_r=0

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  Ole Sidai on Mon Feb 15 2016, 04:51

obienga wrote:
The seriousness of the threat from the Taliban’s use of captured or abandoned equipment first came to the fore when the insurgents briefly seized control of Kunduz in the fall. Videos surfaced of Taliban fighters driving Humvees, and some tanks, out of Afghan Army and police bases in the city.
More than 40 heavy-duty vehicles were taken by the Taliban, according to Hamdullah Danishi, who until recently was the acting governor of Kunduz. Mr. Danishi, who like many Afghan officials used the word “tank” to describe Humvees and other heavy-duty vehicles, has repeatedly warned that the seized vehicles still pose a major threat to the province.
“If the Taliban managed to take the city with motorcycles once already, now that they have such tanks they can easily take Kunduz again if they decide to,” Mr. Danishi said. “The planes have not yet hit a single one of the tanks that are with the Taliban.” 
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/world/asia/taliban-humvee-attack-afghanistan.html?_r=0

That is proven tact. Reliably, the hunt has effectively taken off all of the looted mobile protection except less than 4 as of a week ago...thanks to @Risasi and brothers. These guys are getting cynical.....pows driving those pieces! Crazy!!

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Mon Feb 15 2016, 06:44


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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Mon Feb 15 2016, 06:49


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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mashaa on Mon Feb 15 2016, 06:57


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Kenya boosts China ties with Sh7.9bn arms purchase deal

Post  Olekoima on Mon Feb 15 2016, 13:31

In Summary

  • The purchases signal Kenya’s growing appetite for Chinese arms in addition to infrastructure projects and import of machinery, electronics and household goods.
  • The government has been under pressure to boost security following a string of violent attacks by Somalia-based Al Shabaab militants who are demanding the removal of Kenyan troops from the war-torn nation.

http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Kenya-boosts-China-ties-with-Sh7-9bn-arms-purchase-deal/-/539546/3076738/-/pisutkz/-/index.html

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Drone crash

Post  timoh on Tue Feb 16 2016, 13:56

So alkebabs claim to have a captured a crashed drone with 6 missiles and Uncle SAM says he can account for all their hardware. begs the question who else could it belong to? Question Neutral

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New Anti Terror Coalition

Post  Mbaine on Wed Feb 17 2016, 11:57

Seems like very broad coalition here? How did we miss this party?

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/14/middleeast/islamic-coalition-isis-saudi-arabia/

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Mambo ya 2014-15 kutoka SIPRI

Post  mambotupu on Mon Feb 22 2016, 17:03

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KAF Ground Attack

Post  timoh on Tue Mar 01 2016, 00:20

if you look at the two birds closely, you will notice the second has a twin-tail. possible eagle sighting? Risasi were you in on this one? (attack on a makeshift camp)

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mchoraji on Tue Mar 01 2016, 12:01

Hi fellow members, how can I upload a video to this site? Do I follow the same procedure as when uploading an image? The video is not on youtube

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  mchoraji on Tue Mar 01 2016, 12:05

timoh wrote:if you look at the two birds closely, you will notice the second has a twin-tail. possible eagle sighting? Risasi were you in on this one? (attack on a makeshift camp)
I don't think this was an actual photo of the bombing. That said, I believe we have twin tails at LAB.....evidence on Google Earth........

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  timoh on Tue Mar 01 2016, 13:00

mchoraji wrote:
timoh wrote:if you look at the two birds closely, you will notice the second has a twin-tail. possible eagle sighting? Risasi were you in on this one? (attack on a makeshift camp)
I don't think this was an actual photo of the bombing. That said, I believe we have twin tails at LAB.....evidence on Google Earth........
is it possible to do some image resolution enhancement, pixels, checking for the roundel or flag on these birds? lets demystify this eagle maneno once and for all

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Re: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF)

Post  MWAURA on Fri Mar 04 2016, 12:56

risasi wrote:Withdrawal
the Commanding office order a tactical retreat and were located and rescued during the day.  

@risasi,I thought the Kisii CO,the major was MIA last I heard? Do you have any idea on the final tally?

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Procurement and Delivery of five (5) baseline Bell UH-1H II (Huey II) Helicopters

Post  mambotupu on Sun Mar 20 2016, 15:46

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=623700acffa19febc1b5a84026debd2e&tab=core&_cview=0

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To pre-empt potential "junk helicopters" claims

Post  mambotupu on Mon Mar 21 2016, 11:34

mambotupu wrote:https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=623700acffa19febc1b5a84026debd2e&tab=core&_cview=0
https://youtu.be/rJ6xmXyhDtE

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