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Mit zwölf schwer bewaffneten Fallschirmjägern und acht Militärpolizisten an Bord flogen am 26. Februar 2011 zwei Transall-Maschinen der #Luftwaffe in die libysche Wüste. Doch die Mission galt als kein bewaffneter Einsatz der Bundeswehr. +Thomas Wiegold erklärt, warum die Antwort nach der Grundlage eines Auslandseinsatz der +Bundeswehr nicht so einfach ist wie es scheint. 
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> Mit zwölf schwer bewaffneten Fallschirmjägern und acht Militärpolizisten […] beachliches Waffenarsenal […]:
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>  * 14 Sturmgewehre […]
> * Zwei Maschinengewehre MG3 […]
> * Zwei Sturmgewehre G3 mit Zielfernrohr […]
> * 19 Pistolen P8 […]

12 Fallschirmjäger = eine Gruppe

Normale Aufteilung einer FschJgGruppe

* 9 x G36-Schützen
* 1 x MG3 + 1 x G36 MG-Trupp, alternativ 2 x MG4
* 1 x G3-ZF-Schütze

Je nach Szenario haben die MG-Schützen selbst auch ein G36 dabei, halte ich hier aber für unwahrscheinlich, da die MGs wahrscheinlich ja nicht als Bordlast abgeworfen wurden.

Bleiben noch 4 G36 für die 8 Feldjäger übrig. Wie genau die Verteilung der Pistolen erfolgt, muss man jetzt raten. Da es zwanzig Soldaten sind, hat dementsprechend einer keine Pistole.

2100 Schuss G36 / 14 Waffen = 150 Schuss/Schütze = 5 Magazine/Schütze, ist für eine Fallschirmjägergruppe meiner Erfahrung nach die normale Beladung

960 Schuss MG3 = 8 Kästen => 4 Kästen pro MG

200 Schuss G3 / 2 Waffen = 100 Schuss/Schütze

750 Schuss P8 / 19 Waffen ~~ 40 Schuss / Schütze => wahrscheinlich 30 (2 Magazine) für die Fallschirmjäger und 45 (3 Magazine) für die Feldjäger?

Man könnte jetzt über das zweite MG diskutieren, aber ich denke (ohne einen Lageplan zu haben) dass die MGs jeweils in unterschiedliche Richtungen absichern sollten.

Zusammenfassen:

Eine durch ein MG verstärke Fallschirmjägergruppe, 4 Feldjäger mit Sturmgewehr, 4 Feldjäger ohne.
Ich weiss jetzt nicht, ob man hier über "schwer bewaffnet" und "beachtliches Waffenarsenal" reden sollte.
Unbewaffnete Fallschirmjäger mitzuschicken macht wahrschenlich wenig Sinn. Vielleicht sollte man den Schwerpunkt daher er darauf legen, warum sie überhaupt mitgeschickt wurden.
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For those following the hardware aspect of intl' coalition air strikes vs. IS/ISIS/ISIL in Iraq & Syria: British Tornado GR4 jets which took off today for missions over Iraq were armed with Paveway IV laser guided bombs. (Mentioning this as this info is not in the British MoD story, but only in the caption of pics published by MoD; can't add link to this pic from MoD library)
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Just FYI, there's a pic circulating on the web allegedly showing a German Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank in Ukraine. This pic was taken from a video shot @ an exercise in Germany in 2012. Debunking this in my story (in German) - even the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine used this pic in his tweets... Story contains link to the original vid (also embedded).
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Thomas Wiegold schreibt über Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitspolitik, über die Bundeswehr, ihre Struktur, ihre Technik und ihre Einsätze. Die Truppe hat er seit 1993 im Blick und beobachtet sie von der Heimatfront bis zum Hindukusch.
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Russian "Zvezda" TV channel's FB page has published one of those images as a proof of "German tanks entering Ukraine". They removed the image 1-2 days later, though.
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Anybody seen this vid? Clearly "anti-maidan" propaganda, but wondering if this guy has shown up before?
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Haven't noticed him before - clearly a soft 'g' there suggesting he's Ukrainian. 
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Has anyone seen the original of this tweet, which allegedly was sent out by Israel's embassy in Ireland & been deleted afterwards?

https://twitter.com/hahellyer/status/492822172671700992/photo/1
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Hm. This Telegraph story contains neither confirmation nor denial from the embassy's side...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10992936/Israel-condemned-over-European-terror-propaganda-tweets.html
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For future reference, English transcript of Russian presser re MH 17 w/ slides can be found here
After the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 accident on July 17, following the international airway Amsterdam — Kuala Lumpur, we can find quantity of conflicted information. In this case the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense considers necessary to submit information having at the General Staff ...
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+Brown Moses +James Miller (for the first comment!)
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Does anyone have a quick identification of the weapon the first jihadi in this vid is holding? obviously modern assault rifle (partially obscured by the subtitles).
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Thank you!
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Does anyone know different/better version of this Rudaw Kurdish video, possibly w/o the watermark? Trying to identify the armoured truck shown after 01:40, seems to be a German-delivered Dingo APC but not sure as quality not that good, shots of possible Dingo only short & blurred by watermark...
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Hi Thomas, we have seen no other versions of this footage. It appears to be exclusive Rudaw footage.
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Does anyone know the Russian news site newtimes.ru and can say something about its reputation? Besides Guardian and Telegraph, it's another report of Russian APCs & other military stuff crossing the border into Ukraine. Never heard of this site, so no idea how trustworthy it is...
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Российские пограничники опровергли сообщения СМИ о том, что колонна бронетехники пересекла границу с Украиной, однако, корреспондент The New Times видел это своими глазами и сумел сделать, несмотря на темень, фотографии<br />
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The New Times is an independent and highly respected news outlet in Russia, though it's circulation is certainly much smaller than some of its state-run competitors.
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Need help with a basically intra-German questions (apologies!): German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel, a social democrat and very restrictive on German arms exports, tells German TV ARD in an interview that French forces e.g. in Mali face Touareg (and al-qaida) rebels armed with German weapons.

Methinks there's no proof yet of Touareg and other armed groups in Africa with German weapons (with the exception of G3 assault rifles produced in Pakistan under decade old licences), so if any one has seen info in this regard, pls let me know.

No transcript of Gabriel interview yet, news story with quotes (in German) in the link.
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Trotz schlechter Umfragewerte zeigt sich Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel über die Rolle der SPD in der Großen Koalition selbstbewusst: "Die SPD ist die beste Seite von Angela Merkel", sagte er im ARD-Sommerinterview. Zentrales Thema waren auch Waffenlieferungen.
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As the Gaddafi regime fell, a significant number of Gaddafi regime soldiers, many of them Touareg, fled south into Niger and Mali with their units and armour. I know Gaddafi bought German weapons at some point, so these guns could have made their way to Mali with the returning Touareg
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ICYMI, Dutch Safety Board has set up a web site in English dedicated to the MH17 investigation.
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Just in case... made a screenshot of ITAR-TASS story dated June 29, 2014, in which separatists claim they have a Buk missile defence system. Before the link  http://en.itar-tass.com/world/738262 might disappear...
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