Author Archives: epamuodikkaitaajatuksia

About epamuodikkaitaajatuksia

Viisikymppinen jannu, joka on huolissaan siitä miten maanpuolustus ja turvallisuus makaa Lapissa, Suomessa ja Euroopassa. Harrastuksina Amerikkalainen jalkapallo ja SRA ammunta, Defendo ja Krav Maga. A guy about 45, who has a "thang" for military current issues, defense and shooting. Not to forget American football. Also Krav maga and Saario Defendo is done for the kicks.

The Walz in Karelia

For the last few weeks I have been working on Offensive counter air/deep strike scenario in Kannas Eastern Karelia region. This would be one of scenarios HX candidates would have to show their suitability. Again the premise comes from RAND … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

HX-bids are in, How do things look right now?

The HX bids were in by the end of April, and there were no big bangs fired in the media. SAAB’s and Boeing’s bids were generally known. Lockheed Martins foreign military sales permit allows also for 64 fighters, but it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winter Defensive Counter Air in Lapland: What can we deduct?

AS I have pointed out quite many times, Command Modern Operations is COMMERCIAL software, ie a game, a very simulation oriented, very realistic but still a game. So the scenarios done here will not be 100% accurate representation of actual … Continue reading

Posted in HX-ohjelma, in English, simulaatio, sotapelit, Sotapelit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gripens in the Wild

DISCLAIMERS First: I do not have ANY knowledge of the “official” scenarios of the HX program, but I have tried to make educated guess what kind of situations these might be. DCA scenario is definately there as defensive and offensive … Continue reading

Posted in HX-ohjelma, in English, simulaatio, Skenaariot, Sotapelit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhinos of Winter Night

DISCLAIMERS First: I do not have ANY knowledge of the “official” scenarios of the HX program, but I have tried to make educated guess what kind of situations these might be. DCA scenario is definately there as defensive and offensive … Continue reading

Posted in in English, simulaatio, Skenaariot, sotapelit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rafale’s very good showing

The basic scenario is introduced HERE. and as a side note: I do not know if HX scenarios really have a DCA scenario in Lapland and Northern Finland. You can rest assured there IS a DCA scenario, as that is … Continue reading

Posted in HX-ohjelma, ilmavoimat, in English, simulaatio, sotapelit, Sotapelit, Tilanne päällä | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

F-35 A hard pressed, but mostly getting it done

This scenario is introduced in post Scenario 3 Defensive counter air in Arctic. It is not a secret that F-35 A is not and Air Superiority Fighter: It is a Joint Strike Fighter. This Defensive Counter Air scenario brings the … Continue reading

Posted in HX-ohjelma, ilmavoimat, in English, simulaatio, Sotapelit | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Typhoons in Arctic evening

This scenario is introduced in post Scenario 3 Defensive counter air in Arctic. Typhoon is the clearest Air Superiority platform of the HX-hopefulls, and has speed, agility and altitude advantage to all other candidates in Finnish fighter replacement program. THe … Continue reading

Posted in Buildup to war, HX-ohjelma, in English, simulaatio, Skenaariot, sotapelit, Sotapelit, War in Baltic Region | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

HX scenario number 3: Winter in the North

Disclaimer. I do not have any knowledge of what the scenarios used as a base for HX program fighter evaluation are, but I have tried to make an educated guess what these might be. Also the suftware used for simulation … Continue reading

Posted in Buildup to war, HX-ohjelma, hypoteesitilanne, ilmavoimat, in English, simulaatio, Sotapelit, Tilanne päällä, War in Baltic Region | Tagged , | 4 Comments

The Lay of the Land in HX Program in January 2021

The air force and ministry of defense are getting ready to send final request for tender by the end of this month. We got some inkling what the bid entails from Foreign Military Sales permit from US Congress in October … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment