‘News Snapshots’ is the new fortnightly news podcast from The OSINT Bunker team.

The latest episode discusses Operation Prosperity Guardian in the Red Sea, the future of the Israel-Gaza war, developments in the Ukraine-Russia war and the upcoming NATO exercises!

Featuring @geoallison, @osinttechnical and @DefenceGeek.

The OSINT Bunker Podcast team, renowned for their in-depth analysis of international affairs, has launched a new series, the ‘News Snapshots’ podcast.

This latest endeavour offers listeners a concise yet thorough overview of current global events, coupled with expert commentary and insights.

The podcast also delves into regional conflicts and shifting geopolitical dynamics, underscoring the OSINT Bunker team’s commitment to offering a holistic view of global events. ‘News Snapshots Podcast’ promises to be an invaluable resource for those seeking a quick yet comprehensive update on world affairs.

This new series is sponsored by the UK Defence Journal.

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Lisa has a degree in Media & Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University and works with industry news, sifting through press releases in addition to moderating website comments.
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David Barry
David Barry (@guest_793851)
4 months ago

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/15/uk-europe-nuclear-shield-donald-trump-germany-nato-deterrent

Should you ever be lost for words again George, this would be interesting.

The signposting of Brexit renegotion should get some of your readers choking on their cornflakes.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_793853)
4 months ago

This video gives us some idea of how escorts and the POW carrier flight deck will look ( a very busy place to be) during the up-and-coming war games and what the QE carriers can expect if and when either of them transits to the Red Sea. This should be a good workup for the crew of HMS POW. 👍🇬🇧 Navy destroyer crew has only seconds to respond to incoming missiles. See them in action “The US Navy has been maintaining a visible and active presence in the Red Sea to protect international shipping from the constant threat of missiles… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Nigel Collins
Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_794310)
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

If there is only seconds to respond then a fully automated solution through to launching is surely required.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_794350)
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

Phalanx has a fully automated mode.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_794404)
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Yep. Might be an idea if it was not just the CIWS that was fully automated. Humans can’t usually make complex decisions, 100% correctly, in seconds.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_793873)
4 months ago

OT. RIP Navalny. No doubt murdered by his bastard Russian overlords while in prison in the arctic for daring to stand for a better Russia.

Frank62
Frank62 (@guest_793881)
4 months ago

Sad indeed, not only obviously for his family but for Russia with a tyrant so insecure & evil that he can’t cope with any dissent, brainwashing his people with lies & anyone outside Russia who’ll listen.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_793913)
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank62

I followed him on Twitter and also watched the documentary about his political life and decision, after his poisoning, to go back to Moscow.
What a mistake.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_793943)
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank62

👍Anything is possible with this lunatic in charge. I wonder who the second customer is?

Two international customers so far have signed on to buy Northrop’s Integrated Viper Electronic Warfare Suite, and the company hopes more could be in the works.
https://

breakingdefense.com/2024/02/as-us-funding-remains-in-limbo-northrop-chases-exports-for-f-16-ew-suite/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20Defense%20Air%20&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=294460424&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8cPpWoNI4366TLJyTWaN6bNiMpel8qGEjknTn326kW7YN-ClRA0hHEsXw-A03ToybuLqANvXqbOLnDDfntSlFF1HlmLQ&utm_content=294460424&utm_source=hs_email

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_793991)
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Apologies Frank62, I’ve just realised I posted the wrong information and link. It was meant for another topic on here! “Ukraine withdraws troops from part of ‘hell’ city AvdiivkaUkraine insists the withdrawal from the southeastern part of the city provides no strategic advantage for Russia – but capturing it is viewed as key to Moscow’s aim of securing more control of the Donbas region. Earlier this week, the United States Senate approved a $95bn foreign aid package which included $60bn in support for Ukraine. White House spokesperson John Kirby said at the time that Avdiivka was at risk of falling… Read more »

monkey spanker
monkey spanker (@guest_793999)
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

I saw a video interview with a Czech made artillery truck in Ukraine and the guy was like I’ve 2 shells and no powder bags. Not any all week. I think that was in avdiivka region. He was saying our guys are needing to fight with assault rifles mostly. It’s devastating to watch. Ukraine it’s literally losing good soldiers cause the supporters of Ukraine haven’t up their game. It’s Russia they are fighting ffs. We know how much russia can produce and there hasn’t been much attempt to match it never mind surpass it. The U.K. and other supporters should… Read more »

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_794008)
4 months ago
Reply to  monkey spanker

I totally agree with your sentiments, look how long it has taken to get Ukraine the F-16s they so desperately need.

All talk, slow action, hence the reason for my posts regarding Tomakawk and other missile defence systems to protect the UK this side of the 2030s.

It’s pointless wasting time and money on fantasy fleets when the potential for war appears to be just around the corner.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_794234)
4 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

US Senate has approved the package, but the other House has not done so yet.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_794284)
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

🙏

Frank
Frank (@guest_793902)
4 months ago

The Depths of his Evilness have no bounds….. We live in dangerous times.

AlbertStarburst
AlbertStarburst (@guest_793934)
4 months ago

…use it now to as a direct response to give Ukraine longer-range weapons, so Putin feels a bit of cause and effect.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins (@guest_793955)
4 months ago

Correct.

The KN-23 might be the cause

“A giant crater in a Ukrainian forest was caused by a misfiring North Korean missile, according to experts.‌

Detailed images show how the 32ft wide hole, 26ft deep, was caused by a Russian use of the missile in the Bucha district of Kyiv region. Trees in a radius more than 130ft were completely destroyed in a scorched earth blast wave.

The ballistic missile is reported by Defence Express in Ukraine to be Kim Jong-Un’s version of the Russian Iskander, known as the KN-23″

https://

en.defence-ua.com/news/is_it_possible_to_identify_a_missile_by_the_crater_it_left_or_why_its_important_to_look_into_sources-9535.html

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_794233)
4 months ago

I echo your RIP comment. A very brave and principled man, no doubt murdered by Putin’s prison officials. What will the West do? Little to nothing, I would guess.

farouk
farouk (@guest_793931)
4 months ago

So listened to the show and was surprised to hear that MV Behshad the Iranian spy ship in the Red sea has sought shelter inside the Chinese enclave in the port of Djibouti. a little digging from me to find exactly which port unearthed the fact that, the US carried out a cyber attack on the ship. I quote: “”The US officials said the attack was carried out to sabotage the ship’s ability to transfer intel to the Houthi rebels, who were utilising the information to attack vessels in the Red Sea more effectively The ship was reportedly operating near… Read more »

Frank
Frank (@guest_793933)
4 months ago
Reply to  farouk

“whilst the 4.5 inch main gun fitted to the type 26” ? Huh ?

farouk
farouk (@guest_793952)
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Page 13, from 7th line:
The 4.5-inch MK 8 Main gun that Diamond and other UK warships have is now is only useful in the Naval Gunfire Support (NGS) role and in relative benign environments. The software support for its original limited air-air capability was withdrawn some time ago as a cost saving measure.

If you found something incorrect, google them on
Warship International Fleet Review and at the bottom of their webpage there is a contact link.

farouk
farouk (@guest_793995)
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Ah, I see where i f’d up. apologies,

monkey spanker
monkey spanker (@guest_794000)
4 months ago
Reply to  farouk

Maybe someone needs to rewrite the software for the mk8 gun to give it the ability back. I presume it was an air burst shell it would use?
Main thing would be cost and how useful is it actually when used.
I wondered how hard it would be to take the package on proper anti air shells like the 76mm and pop it onto a mk8 shell.

ABCRodney
ABCRodney (@guest_794328)
4 months ago
Reply to  monkey spanker

The only reason the T45 doesn’t have the 5” was down to cost cutting pre build. The idea of our sole dedicated AAW warship carrying a gun with zero AAW capability until it goes out of service in the late 2030’s is just plain nuts. Even if the software could be reinvented how long would it take / cost, do they still have air burst shells and when does the ammunition expire ? And as for the 76mm it has a vast array of options, but why spend god knows how much money and years to develop a Sabot sub… Read more »

AlexS
AlexS (@guest_794524)
4 months ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

The idea of our sole dedicated AAW warship carrying a gun with zero AAW capability until it goes out of service in the late 2030’s is just plain nuts.

Lots of stuff in British defence do not make sense, that is one of many.

Frank
Frank (@guest_794016)
4 months ago
Reply to  farouk

👌

ABCRodney
ABCRodney (@guest_794315)
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank

So they must have used their CIWS or 30mm unless they have an old 32lb firing canister 🥴

Last edited 4 months ago by ABCRodney
Fen Tiger
Fen Tiger (@guest_794371)
4 months ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

32 lb Canister, perhaps a wee bit heavy at 56 cwt. No doubt a few left in stores in Pompey?!