Tuesday, September 9, 2008

LTTE aircraft intercepted over Mullaithiv

LTTE launched artillery an air attacks on security forces HQ and adjoining airbase in Vavuniya early morning today (09th) at around 3.15AM. LTTE artillery began hitting the the area surrounding the base just before two incoming aircrafts were detected on SLAF radar. 10 soldiers have been killed and 18 more have been wounded in the incident. 3 policemen and 5 civilians have also been wounded. Injuries and deaths are said to be caused by exploding artillery shells. The Indian donated Indra2 radar which detected LTTE craft also sustained minor damages from one of the shells or bombs that fell near it.

More than 25 artillery shells and more than 40 mortars fell in and around base premises and the artillery duel continued for nearly two hours after the air attack. SLA have been countering LTTE artillery fire with Multi Barreled Rocket Launchers and other long range artillery guns stationed in multiple locations in Vavuniya. Special Forces (SF) units of the Sri Lanka Army have now been deployed in the are to hunt down any remaining tigers who managed to infiltrate the FDL last night.

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Image: Some of the weapons captured from LTTE during Vavuniya attack. Source www.army.lk 

The LTTE had coordinated the attack so their aircraft would commence bombing just after the artillery strike diverted the attention of the base personnel. Several LTTE cadres including artillery spotters and suicide cadres had managed to infiltrate the FDL and sneak close to the base. Ground troops, amidst heavy artillery fire, have successfully engaged these cadres and around 10 LTTE bodies could be observed scattered near the base premises. SLA sources suggest that the LTTE death figure could be well above 20.

Two F-7G interceptors of the 5th Jet Squadron were airborne from Katunayake Air Base immediately after the LTTE planes were detected on radar. According to SLAF pilots , they have managed to shoot down an LTTE aircraft over Mullaithiv while it was returning from the aforementioned raid. The plane, after being shot down, had crashed into LTTE held territory in Mullaithiv district to an area some 20km away from Mullaithiv town.

154 comments:

  1. A great day in SLAF history!

    Well done SLAF!

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  2. Cry LTTE Die-Ass-Pora cry!

    Your money is wasted by your dream-maker Vezapizza!

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  3. this is what army.lk says

    Initial report said that two LTTE craft had come for the mission. Air Force confirmed one of the LTTE air craft was grounded after firing at it.

    One soldier has died and nine soldiers were admitted to hospital after injuries.

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  4. Why are you leing DN? The two pilots (Sharp and Shayam) just confirmed they landed sfely after firing a missile to F7.

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  5. Sri Lanka Air Force has shot down one of the aircraft belonged to LTTE terrorists this morning (Sept 9).

    Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara speaking to defence.lk said, the aircraft has been shot down in the Mualaithiuvu skies while running away following a failed mission.

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  6. Wow.. wow... wow..

    Great Job by SLAF.....!

    "Oba Samata Thrividha Rathnaye Pihitai"

    Nija, (re: posts in previous thread)

    Good catch.... well done!. LTTE is very lucky since they don't have a blog like this to answer your question. Go ahead.

    :::Tamilnet is under attack by Ninja:::

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  7. Ninja,
    Put your comment about Tamil Nut in this thread too. So everyone can see it.

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  8. Defencenet if you can, can you tell us how the LTTE plane was downed? Was it through cannon fire from the F-7s or air to air missiles?

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  9. Hate to be a buzz kill... but it is a fact that Fighter Pilots often tend to exaggerate claims of kills. Even the greatest ace of them all, Eric Hartman was known to have exaggerate at least few kills.

    Unless we are told just how the F-7s managed to shoot down this plane, i find it hard to accept. With Missiles, there is a chance. With guns, its a remote chance.

    However if i am wrong, and our fighter jocks did shoot down 1 plane, Congratulations to them. On winning the 1st Arial Victory by a Sri Lankan born pilot since the 2nd World War. And the 1st of the Jet era.

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  10. "Was it through cannon fire from the F-7s or air to air missiles?"

    According to pilots they fired both the cannons and the missiles.

    We don't know what hit them and will post when we get info (the tigers wouldn't know either, that's for sure).

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  11. Typical LTTE Supporter's thinking

    * No LTTE cadre can be killed by SLA

    * No Tin Cans (Zlins) can be shot down by SLAF

    * No LTTE camp can be attacked by SLAF or SLA

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  12. SLA suspects that suicide cadres were among the 10 or so LTTE killed.

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  13. Ninja said...

    //..but their was no indication of any aircraft coming down, according to civilian sources.//

    There are civilians looking the sky, sleeping under every tree in wanni. So without noting to civilians in wanni how come 1000 feet long TAF plane can come down in the mid night? Since civilians didn't see it and one didn't come back LTTE officials (Rasaiah Illantherian, Sharp, Shyam, Puli, etc) all wondering WT# happened to remaining one.

    BTW, I heard there are grand parties in UK and Canada to celebrate SLAF NOT bringing down the second plane.

    September 9, 2008 8:25 AM

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  14. their was no indication of any aircraft coming down, according to civilian sources.

    - Tamilnut

    Is "civilian sources" is a well organized news agency or does Tamilnut have interviewed all the civilians in the region?

    What if all the civilians were sleeping at that time and the tin came down to a deep jungle?

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  15. good news from SLDF early in da morning. so far two aircraft's wer destroyed..

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  16. Sri Lanka Military Says Jets Shot Down Rebel Plane ??

    Sri Lankan fighter jets shot down a small plane used by the Tamil Tigers' air wing Tuesday during a rebel attack on a northern military base, the military said. Though the rebel aircraft have rarely caused major damage, their repeated attacks -- and the military's inability to stop them -- have been a source of deep frustration and embarrassment for government forces. The fighting began early Tuesday when the rebels launched an artillery barrage at the military base in the northern town of Vavuniya for more than one hour, military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said. The attack caused damages and injuries, but the extent of the destruction was not immediately known. Amid the attack, two rebel aircraft flew over the base and dropped bombs on the airfield, he said. The air force sent MiG interceptors into the skies to chase them back over rebel-held territory and shot one plane down over the rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu, Nanayakkara said. "The pilot confirmed they destroyed one," he said. Reporters from Vavuniya speculated that the reports of Tiger Plane shot down was a story build up by defense official to boost the moral of the SLA and to escape the continuing embarrassment.
    TamilNewsWorld.com

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  17. Great Job! One gone! How many left ???

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  18. DN,

    the F-7 have only one 30mm cannon.. with a not many rounds in the feed system, so may be it was the missile.. Though I would be over thrilled to find out it was the cannons..it would have been hard to place the pipper on the target unless the F-7 was within less than 400~800m. so to shoot one down with cannon at night is a real feat!!

    And yes, it would have been lights out for the tiger air crew/pilot before he knew what hit him. Because a 30mm HEDP would have shredded his canopy in flash or even the missile would have a 2~4kg blast fragment warhead which would have ripped the Zlins anodized aluminum fuselage easily.

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  19. First air-to-air kill for the SLAF!!

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  20. NoLTTE, B#1, Hiru, Santhush, Suwaganak

    Thanks for reading. I (fortunately) copy pasted tamilnut report (first lead) in the earlier thread and then noted some cheating in the third lead. [Usually tamilnut is 'proffesional' enough to write 'correction' in the heading withing brackets when they admmit it.] You can see the full first lead in the previous thread. Tamilnut writer now writes like some one has hit his head. ________________________________________________
    This is what I wrote earlier.

    Attention diaspora: Tamilnut has a corrcteion.
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    I wrote-

    //..but their was no indication of any aircraft coming down in Vavuniyaa, sources in the town said.//

    //..Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara speaking to defence.lk said, the aircraft has been shot down in the Mualaithiuvu skies..//

    If it was shot down in Mulathiv skies even I who passed grade 11can say it will not fell down to Vavnia.
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    Tamilnut first lead-

    //The Sri Lankan military officials in Colombo claimed that their forces counter-attacked the Tiger aircraft, but their was no indication of any aircraft coming down in Vavuniyaa, sources in the town said. //

    Tamilnut third lead-

    //The Sri Lankan military officials in Colombo claimed that their forces counter-attacked the Tiger aircrafts, but their was no indication of any aircraft coming down, according to civilian sources.//
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    //..but their was no indication of any aircraft coming down, according to civilian sources.//

    There are civilians looking the sky, sleeping under every tree in wanni. So without noting to civilians in wanni how come 1000 feet long TAF plane can come down in the mid night? Since civilians didn't see it and one didn't come back LTTE officials (Rasaiah Illantherian, Sharp, Shyam, Puli, etc) all wondering WT# happened to the remaining one.

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  21. LTTE mentions civilian sources whenever they are in a spot of bother;

    Ex-
    "Residents reported that the sound of a helicopter that took off from Palaly airbase, ceased after a loud explosion Wednesday midnight."
    Link:
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=19260

    "Sri Lanka Air Force's (SLAF's) aircraft on a bombing raid south of Ira'naimadu in Vannai around 2:45 p.m. spewed large cloud of smoke after a explosion and the jet suspended the bombing raid struggling to maintain height, traders in Kilinochchi who saw the troubled aircraft said."
    Link:
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22028

    Both stories were BS by the way.

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  22. It is now reliably learnt that the Zlin 143s that attacked the SLAF base at Vavuniya had targeted the Indra II Radar system at the airbase, which had successfully detected them on three separate occasions to date.

    Reports indicated that the radar system was slightly damaged after a bomb fell close to it. Two Indian nationals operating the radar system were injured in the blast.

    Late last night a team of Tigers who had infiltrated Vavuniya government held area to the south of the SLAF and Army base at Vavuniya from jungles in the Irattaperiyakulam area were engaged by the Army. The SLAF base and the Vavuniya SF HQ lay side by side and is divided only by a fence.

    9 dead bodies of Tigers have been recovered so far. The team had given arti-correction coordinates for LTTE 120mm canons before being detected and attacked.

    Two Zlin 143 planes that came to attack the Vavuniya Air Force Headquarters, having managed to avoid anti-aircraft guns unloaded its cargo of gravity bombs mostly outside the base around 3.45am today. A 2D Radar system in Vavuniya picked up their approach and had conveyed it to SLAF fighter jets by this time.

    F-7 Fighters and others on standby scrambled into the morning sky immediately. The SLAF aircraft managed to track down one of the Zlins over Mulaitivu District, and engaged it with gun fire and missiles. The aircraft caught fire and went down in a ball of fire into an area ahead of the SLDF 59 Division FDL.

    The Army knows this location and Air Force sources indicated there could be some actual footage of the crash. It was too early to verify these claims.

    The Tigers had thought they had set the stage for a surprise aerial attack but had given it away in a sudden unexpected 120mm attack on the Vavuniya FDL last night. 6 soldiers were killed and another 6 were inured in the attack.

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  23. ninja,

    great pick mate!!


    defencenet,

    please tell us from where did tigers shell the camp/base? was it from the landstrip north of OMANTHAI?

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  24. Violated

    Spot on mate on 'modayas' propaganda.
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    The Boss

    Please say it from DW.

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    MD

    Thanks. And ofcourse attack is from some where close to Omanthei. I don't think LTTE moved the guns alone A9. Probably via jungle east of A9. But I guess they came clsoe to A9. So you are right LTTE used the oppertunity.

    As per DW:

    LTTE real target is indra 2D radars and it was slightly damaged. 10 dead LTTE recovered as they were engaged by SLA. They have given tips to fire artilary. I think by next day we get full story.

    Diaspora, Enjoy the tamilnut crap.

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  25. What a great great great news is this……..

    Well-done SLAF!!! Well-done….

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  26. BRAVO!!!1
    what a way to start the day :)
    well done SLAF :) :)

    one thing though...
    what if the radar system was damaged beyond repair???
    what if the tiger attack succeeded???
    we really have to bring the game up now cos i'm sure tigers will give their best since it simply doesn't have an alternative.
    The worrying factor is that we can't seem to give adequate protection for our high profile assets enough. The AA fire alone wasn't enough to deter the Zlins..
    what's the possibility of having at least MANPADS close to these high profile assets. Since zlins do tend to operate at lower altitudes, is there a way to light up the sky really fast so the AA gunners can spot the intruder faster???
    If the F7g's didn't shoot down a Zlin we won't have anything celebrate about.

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  27. Despite the artillery attack, ground based AA guns continued firing at LTTE aircraft. However LTTE craft escaped harmless grom ground based AA fire yet again, a facts that should be taken seriously as we cannot always afford to wait for F-7s to do the job 'after' LTTE raided the target.

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  28. LTTE casualties seem to be much higher than 10 KIA.

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  29. Folks SLA has lost 10 soldiers and another 18 more have been injured. Due to artillery fire and ground attack.

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  30. Security Forces crush major terror attack at Vavuniya
    Latest military reports received from Vavuniya reveal that a major attack launched by LTTE terrorists at the security forces headquarters Wanni and Air Force Base Vavuniya early this morning (Sept 9) was completely foiled.

    According to the reports, the terrorists launched a pre-dawn ground assault coordinated with artillery fire and an air raid with the intention of causing severe damage to the Air Force assets in the Vavuniya air base.

    Defence sources in Vavuniya state, the terrorists launched artillery fire to the Army camp in order to prevent counter attack and directed their ground assault at the airbase. However, valiant soldiers moved forward amid heavy enemy artillery fire and crushed the terror ground assault completely. According to the available information 10 bodies of slain LTTE cadres have been found so far.

    Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets intercepted two LTTE light aircraft fleeing after failed mission at Vavuniya Air force base and shot down one of the aircraft in the Mullaittivu skies.

    10 soldiers laid down their lives and 15 others suffered injuries. One police constable was killed and 8 others sustained injuries due to the enemy artillery fire. Five Air Force personnel also suffered injuries.

    More information will follow..

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  31. DefNet
    exactly my point.
    shooting down the plane was great...SUPER!! but we gotta a find a way to deal with zlins before they even get to their intended target.
    at least shoot the bastards down whole they are on approach to bomb

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  32. Special Forces have been deployed in the area to hunt down any remaining cadres who managed to infiltrate the FDL last night.

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  33. Thanks for the updates as always, DN.

    This is great news. I am glad we are swatting these annoying mosquitoes.

    But a few points of concern:

    How did a relatively large group of Tiger spotters and suicide bombers manage to infiltrate Vavuniya and avoid detection to get so close to carrying out a Katunayake Airport-style attack?

    Thankfully most of them were exterminated before they could cause any significant damage.

    But if i recall correctly Vavuniya is a heavily fortified Army garrison town with a heavy para/military intelligence presence.

    The other thing is, like Moshe asked, where are they firing artillery from and if Vavuniya is still within range how come they have not pounded are positions more often? Or has this been happening on a regular basis in the past but without any major harm to our side?

    All in all, a close shave with a sweet ending.

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  34. //However LTTE craft escaped harmless grom ground based AA fire yet again, a facts that should be taken seriously as we cannot always afford to wait for F-7s to do the job 'after' LTTE raided the target.//

    Exactly.

    IF radar system is in trouble we need to expect another tincan show. I hope SLDF is working on every thing from right now. If any fool said Akkarayankulam was a turning point it is reversed now. SLA/SLAF now need to capitalize on this both military and propaganda wise.

    This is the first air to air attack and also the first foil of KAB?AAB type attack. Saliute for fallen heros.

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  35. Looks like it was a mojor one.
    TamilnewsWorld.com reporting as Black Tigers were involved. Is it a Black Tiger on Air or what?
    Also looks like India Army Men also injured. So its a new twist.

    What ever comes.. Lets liberate vanni !

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  36. 30 LTTE bodies seen scattered around. - Lankadeepa

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  37. Having said all that i just realised our casualty figures. I don't mean to belittle their sacrifices by saying "no significant/major harm/damage" in the previous comment.

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  38. Suren
    if i'm not wrong... black tigers are the suicide squad fellas

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  39. The long awaited good news!
    cheers for brave soldiers...!

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  40. TODAY SLAF HQ will have a good party. for attacking the tincan one and only success (not Confirmed yet) air raid so far.

    Well Done

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  42. here's an animation of the SLAF attack on tin-craft of ltte..
    http://www.cyberlk.com/defencemap/

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  43. CW
    this is the first Air-to-air kill.
    SLAF destroyed one Zlin before when it was parked on a runway i think

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  44. Lankaenews says LTTE fired two artilary shots to Vavnia even at 8.10 am. !!

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  45. Ninja,
    Yes the LTTE have been firing arty for nearly two hours. SLA are now retaliating with MBRL.

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  46. @ ranil in that case LTTE has only one zlin by now ya

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  47. Props to whoever created that interactive defence map. Linked to that from our sidebar.

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  48. DN

    Some (see AT) says radar detected three planes quating SLAF. Is that true? How many planes and pilots remain with LTTE? Usually it says two 'pilots' come in one zlin. So now such TWO are dead? Any comments?

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  49. What we need are the Russian made ZSU-23 "Shilka" self propelled anti-aircraft guns. And place then around Strategic Targets.

    The Shilka being radar guided will tear those LTTE planes to shreds. And they are mobile to boot.

    The shilka has showed its worth in several wars against both jets and other types of aircraft in several wars.

    Would be the best asnwer to our long term anti-aircraft needs. Another good weapon against those LTTE places would be having a few turbo prop fighters of our own armed with machine guns and cannon.

    Like in the World War 2 days, going back to good old fashioned Dog Fighting.

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  50. CW
    don't think anyone really know how many Zlins they have...
    some say it might be upto 6-8...

    DefNet
    on ltte arti fire... don't we have firefinder radars in vavuniya???
    since they were firing that late...can it be to lure our gunships???
    though tigers would fire a few volleys and move the gun to avoid being targetted by SLAF

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  51. Tamil net news article is updated for the 6th time. But they haven't claimed:

    1. success of the attack
    2. damage to the radar system
    3. successful return of the tincans

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  52. The black tiger squad that acted as spotters would have also had in mind to penetrate close to the radar and take it out, army.lk has pics of them with Bangalore torpedoes (tiger made out of 25mm PVC pipes) which means that they were planning to breach a wire perimeter... luckily our lads had taken them out fast, but not before they had corrected fire from arty which had done some damage, they might have fired illuminating rounds around the radar or set up strobes to guide the two tiger zlins in for the bombing run. The gravity bombs had fallen very close proximity to the radar unit. some had exploded but most had not, arty had also fallen close by.

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  53. Looks like SHARP has done a runner!

    bwahahahahahaha!!!

    From talking tough here and putting up post after post to SILENCE!

    "Aney huke" is all I can say :)

    bwahahahahahahah!!!

    What a typical Tamil twat he is!

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  54. This is very serious and we should not celebrate.the idea here was to knockout the radar alone which should be replaced and several others installed in the area immediately.the other interesting point is how easily these cadres managed to infiltrate.We have to expect another attack on a much larger scale very soon as this was only a trial run.Theruwan saranai to our heroes and may God guide them to victory-may our heroes attend nibbana.

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  55. DefenceNet,
    Were the LTTE artillary and MORTARS fired from INSIDE the liberated area and it is possible to know how many guns fired?

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  56. This attack also has another purpose.that is for these LTTE buffons to penetrate the FDL and act as spotters for the LTTE artillary to target the MBRL's and mech units within their range.I am sure they were given instructions not to engage any SLA units.they have to be found at all costs and persuaded to surrender ideally because some of them are just children under the command of a "TIGER BULL".

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  57. DefenceNet..as far as you know what was the exact damage to the base & army camp.

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  58. INDRA radar is destroyed and two Indian Tech also wounded by the TAF air raid ... 11 forces Killed and 15 wounded due to Arti fire by LTTE MOD says ) ...and the SLF says that they don't have any any record in their radars of shot down TAF aircraft.....

    so keep on dreaming till wake you with another bombing ....

    LTTE's primary objective - destroying INDRA radar and the objective successfully completed

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  59. well done boys...
    good analysis Ninja ...if LTTE returned to the base Tamilnet does not hesitate to publish the pictures…so called LTTE black tigers fu** up this time …well done…boys..
    great work..SLAF must investigate why AA guns are not managing to shoot them down…

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  60. Shyam,

    Operation success: patient died

    lolz... :P

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  61. lankaputhra said...
    [if LTTE returned to the base Tamilnet does not hesitate to publish the pictures…]

    New on TamilNut
    The Air Tigers launched the attack first, targeting the Sri Lankan airbase. After the Tiger bombers returned, their artillery bombs targeted the military facility, prompting the military personnel to seek bunkers.
    - TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 September 2008, 07:25 GMT -

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  62. Tamilnut is making this look like the AAB attack?

    @DN: What are the damages and the casualties?

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=26873

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  63. My million doller question is How did they manage to infiltrate....? From where, when, How many came, how many stayed away, how many escaped...?

    One takaran is down, radar slightly damaged, 10 rats dead, 10 brave soilders sacrificed their lives and the investigations...

    send our killer squads and kill all the infiltrators !

    if this trend continious, its going to be a real problem. my suggestion is to put up a secondary defence line and place ambush parties and spotters in strategical places. we can use newly trained personal for these types of operations and they will get a chance to know the terrain as well.

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  64. "LTTE aircraft intercepted over Mullaithiv" - should hint at what is going to be revealed...

    Some points to ponder:

    1. Hurray for the SLA if they believe they have brought down the Tiger aircraft.
    - Firstly this can be expected everytime the TAF took to the air. However, "given" the technological capaiblity after much begging, Sinhala SLA is pathetic at skill, intelligence and execution. Something to be ashamed really…no…really…think about it…. given all the fancy toys around the world cannot compete against the Re-Hand-Built aircraft and Tamil Tiger Engineering.

    Bicycle vs. a Car where the Car is expected to win the race, but loses to the person riding the bicycle continuosuly until one day the car driver manages to win, barely. And the Car team celebrates with champagne and food while orgasming at the thought they have won the race while instant replay is being watched to see who actually won the race.

    However, stay tuned to the news/contacts to find out more about the "downing" of the TAF aircraft.


    2. Radar operated by Indians
    -Not by Sinhalas SLA who are technologically and mentally challenged due to the racist cancer throbbing through them.
    - Another humiliating shame. Better replace those radars and the Indian couples.



    Shyam said...
    INDRA radar is destroyed and two Indian Tech also wounded by the TAF air raid ... 11 forces Killed and 15 wounded due to Arti fire by LTTE MOD says ) ...and the SLF says that they don't have any any record in their radars of shot down TAF aircraft.....

    so keep on dreaming till wake you with another bombing ....

    LTTE's primary objective - destroying INDRA radar and the objective successfully completed
    -Dude, you are reading from the Tamil sites, but the truth is there are even more severe damages to the SLA base and a highly valuable prized item they had kept there besides the Radars… It will come out in time, let them find out and panic. Also, the deaths are a lot higher in the base than they are letting out. One of the Indians are critically wounded. It also seems the BlackTigers engaged the SLA instead of staying un-detected(something was complete) – there is reason for this. However, when one bullet hit one Sinhala Dumb F**K SLA in the head, they finally detect the Tigers are there with their extreme intelligence!


    “great work..SLAF must investigate why AA guns are not managing to shoot them down…”

    - It’s not the guns that are defective. LOL. ; )



    Anyways, even in the dreamland of theirs it is sadly

    1 TAF aircraft down (in seven missions giving SLA mark of 1/7 lol) VS XX highly prized and expensive new technology loaded Jets/Gunships/Spy Planes destroyed…

    Let the monkeys climax eachother befor they find out the credibility of the TAF craft downing.


    "Mohammed said...

    Tamilnut is making this look like the AAB attack?

    @DN: What are the damages and the casualties?"

    - Mohammed , it will come out soon. Stay tuned. In a few more days SLA will accept the 75% of the damages as fact.

    But in no waym is this AAB attack. That is yet to be repeated. Please don't think the Sinhala Racists world is going to END everytime a cadre fires a bullet.

    take care ; )
    SHARP >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  65. // After the Tiger bombers returned, their artillery bombs targeted the military facility..//

    So finally they have returned, though kind of late this time. Probably they have gone for some long scenic tour in day time.

    Firing artilary after air raid is contrary to every report. Plan was to target radar by artilary, destroy it and then sending the tincans.

    Anyway, beleive me tamilnut will never say "hey diaspora, this time we got f#$ed up, one plane down, other half down, all black, brown tigers dead, send some money".

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  66. OH finally the two pilots gave finalised detailed report. Thanks a lot. It seems they have totally destroyed whole SLAF/SLA assets in Vavunia.

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  67. TamilNut lying again as usual

    The Air Tigers launched the attack first, targeting the Sri Lankan airbase. After the Tiger bombers returned, their artillery bombs targeted the military facility, prompting the military personnel to seek bunkers.
    - TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 September 2008, 07:25 GMT -


    LTTE first launched an artillery barrage targeting defense area in Vavuniya around 3.15 AM. Over 30 artillery shells fell into the Sri Lanka Air Force camp, 211 Brigade Headquarters and Police Complex alongside Vavuniya - Kandy road. The radar center of the Army camp was damaged due to the attack.

    Around 3.40, two LTTE airplanes dropped two bombs in the camp area amidst artillery barrage. When the airplanes entered into the camp area, security forces emanated a massive firing towards them. With that the LTTE airplanes dropped the bombs, changed the directions and fled towards Vanni.
    - Lanka E-News -

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  68. [After the Tiger bombers returned, their artillery bombs targeted the military facility..]

    Achilles,

    This is a good evidence that the Tamilnet Team is well aware of Defencenet posts.... lol

    We can imagine what they going to say next by reading DN..

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  69. "At the moment it's only a claim by the air force. We're going to see how they prove it. If they did it, then the air force will have regained their capabilities," said Iqbal Athas, a Colombo-based analyst for Jane's Defence Weekly

    Sri Lanka says shoots down rebel plane after raid


    Could we (air) drop this guy into the Mullaithiv jungle to verify the story?

    DN – thanks for the updates

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  70. Blogger NOLTTE=Peace said...

    A great day in SLAF history!

    B#1 said...

    Wow.. wow... wow..

    Great Job by SLAF.....!

    Blogger Firerain said...

    First air-to-air kill for the SLAF!!

    HAMMIE's BLOG said...

    What a great great great news is this……..

    Well-done SLAF!!! Well-done….

    September 9, 2008 9:47 AM
    Blogger Ranil said...

    BRAVO!!!1
    what a way to start the day :)
    well done SLAF :) :)

    ....
    ...
    ...
    ....... and other orgasmic behaviour by Sinhala Racist patients...


    SLA destroyed TAF aircraft = 0
    LTTE destroyed SLAF aircraft = XX (ouch double digits)
    SLA speculated claims of intercepting TAF aircraft = 1?

    SLA Technology > LTTE Technology
    SLA money > LTTE money
    SLA weapons > LTTE Weapons
    SLA Help > LTTE Help
    SLA advantage > LTTE Advantage

    However, the balance still tilts in LTTE favour for the simple reason:

    SLA intelligence/wisdom < LTTE Intelligence/wisom



    LTTE TAF Attacks 6 == SLA Misses, 6 X embarrasment

    1 speculative interception == climaxing happines.


    LOL... you are all funny , honestly.

    SHARP >>>>>>>>>>

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  71. These tigear guys are really intelligent. send the planes first and after they have "returned" (no one is disputing that they "returned" to Mulaitivu) hit arty to the destroy radar !!

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  72. Few weeks back, there were rumours that a special group of LTTE caders are going on a special training.
    Those who came for the attacke today can be some of them.
    We should hunt down the rest ASAP.

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  73. Tiger attack devastates Vanni SF HQ

    - Tamilnut

    SF HQ devastated, but only 10 SLA killed. Military facilities targeted, but no details released. Is this how they devastate?

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  74. SLA intelligence/wisdom < LTTE Intelligence/wisom

    Animals continue to prove how intelligent they are.

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  75. ..You sinhalas are very lucky detect the black tigers early.. Otherwise this could have been the 'Ellan II'.

    Don't forget that we have much more Zlins with us.. and also the enough pilots..

    Shooting down of one Zlin does not mean TAF is finished.. wait and see.. real war has just started ..

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  76. Ninja,
    What actually happened was all the bombs explosed and destroyed all assets including troops in both bases.These boms that are intact are actually neutron bombs that emit lethal radiaton on impact..VP's brain shild.you were right according to my canadian sources.

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  77. http://www.lankaenews.com/Sinhala/news.php?id=6447

    Pilot sanjaya adhikari explains...

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  78. Wow. According to the Tamil idiots the "real war" starts every day :)

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  79. Ninja,
    We have to be patient and prepare for the real attack.this was only a trial run the actual attack will be far more organised.These LTTE buffoons want the war effort to collapse by increasing the number of SLDF casualties or by goading us into attacking this LTTE FD L in order to increase our casualties..we should do neither but but find an alternative..due to good intl.However we have to understand that these LTTE buffoons are doing exactly what we want them to do..that is:engage in conventional attacks so that we can kill as many TIGER BULL bastards as possible..but we have to do our very best to persuade the kids to surrender...this is not their war..

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  80. shayam,
    yr right..the entire base including the army camp is destroyed and still burning..we did not detect any tigers..those displayed on defence.lk are from previous engagements

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  81. Defence.lk publishes a unexploded bomb dropped by the TAF and one exploded atri shell what happened to the exploded bombs why don't they publish the pictures of the destroyed locations ..

    LTTE's weapons seems to be emptied 2 of them blown themselves and others killed in SLA gunfire ....and the pic shows some kind of GPS locater and the devic which use to give coordinates to atri fire or the air raid.....

    Looks like the brave black tigers have sneeked in to the HQ and gave out the coordinates to the air raid and arti fire ... well done guys ....

    the Island is not safe at the movement ..TAF can spread the wings and fly in to south with out being detected

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  82. Airstrike targeted SLN Eastern HQ - LTTE

    The aircrafts safely returned to their base after carrying out their mission, the LTTE said.
    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 19:52 GMT]


    Air Tigers attack 2 targets in Colombo - LTTE

    Mr. Ilanthirayan said adding that the Tiger bombers had safely returned to their airbase in Vanni.
    [TamilNet, Saturday, 28 April 2007, 22:33 GMT]


    Tiger aircrafts bomb Palaali military base

    The two Tamileealm Air Force (TAF) aircraft struck at 1.20 am and returned to their base in LTTE controlled Vanni, Mr. Ilanthirayan told TamilNet.
    [TamilNet, Monday, 23 April 2007, 22:09 GMT]



    Air-Tigers attack Katunayake military airbase

    Two attack air-crafts belonging to Liberation Tigers carried out bombing raids at the Sri Lanka Air Force airbase at Katunayake at 12:45 a.m. early morning Monday and returned safely to Vanni, military spokesperson of the LTTE, Irasaiah Ilanthiraiyan told TamilNet.

    [TamilNet, Sunday, 25 March 2007, 20:06 GMT]



    Tigers claim Anuradhapura air base attack success, say 8 aircrafts destroyed

    Tiger aircrafts joined the attack at 4:30 a.m., providing support in the destruction of the SLAF base, and safely returned to their bases in Vanni, the Tigers said.
    [TamilNet, Monday, 22 October 2007, 05:55 GMT]


    But today,

    After the Tiger bombers returned, their artillery bombs targeted the military facility, prompting the military personnel to seek bunkers

    Did the returned safely or not? Mr. Ilanthiraiyan, where are u?

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  83. The Tamil Tigers are under siege in their last bases in Wanni in northern Sri Lanka after losing control of the east to the army in July last year, the worst defeat in their 25-year struggle for a separate homeland. It is the first time the military has said it destroyed an aircraft from the LTTE's air wing, which the army estimates consisted of five planes.

    about trillion$ worth money lost... = 1 Takarang

    Slipers and the takarang manage to destroy (almost) 32aircrafts and the base + Katunayake Airport + Planes (240KM from LTTE stronghold) So what the fk after all a takarang Drop. these M's Jumping up and down. then the LTTE MF'ers...


    Who is strong? LTTE have shot down several Bombers in vanni in past years..

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  84. Tigers claim Anuradhapura air base attack success, say 8 aircrafts destroyed

    unfortunately its 32...

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  85. Blogger Shyam said...

    ..You sinhalas are very lucky detect the black tigers early.. Otherwise this could have been the 'Ellan II'.

    Don't forget that we have much more Zlins with us.. and also the enough pilots..

    Shooting down of one Zlin does not mean TAF is finished.. wait and see.. real war has just started...............................................is a FAKE

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  86. Well done SLAF!

    niether F-7 nor AA guns worked this time, not surprisingly Uthaya Nanayakara the 'mouth shooter' gunned down the tiger plane.

    Enjoy guys. But dont get heart attack when you come of out of these illusions.

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  87. oops all these celebration is to hide the damage of the base. Radar and the two idian operators are also screwed up. Black tigers entered the base and attacked while SLDF guards was on a sleep.shame

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  89. The end of the LTTE airforce? DW has suggested that the LTTE use foreign mercenaries as pilots. If so, they may well refuse to fly now. As long as the risk was very low and the pay high they would do it. Now the situation has changed.

    Interestingly a LTTE plane was almost hit during the Trincomalee raid. This raid against the Indra radar may have been a response to this near hit. After this LTTE fiasco the morale of the pilots must be very low.

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  90. The man who who watches crime said,

    oops all these celebration is to hide the damage of the base. Radar and the two idian operators are also screwed up. Black tigers entered the base and attacked while SLDF guards was on a sleep.shame

    I thought crocodiles are capable of dropping tears, not flooding blogs!

    It is very thoughtful of you to pinpoint the shortcomings of the SLDF - falling sleep.

    Only man who explained this form of satisfaction-extraction is late Sigman Freud. If I go into detail with that theroy, I have to bring your mom in as well; so, I will leave it to another day.

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  91. Infinity,

    Do you think LTTE employ forigners. They have suficient skills to fly and they are quick learners.

    Not like SLA, more than a year, Still you depend on Indian Coolies.

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  92. Hi puli, Indians are far more trustworthy and noble than Sri Lankan Tamils.

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  93. The Silliest Fall since Humpty Dumpty

    The air arm that Velupillai is so fond of showing off at every opportunity got what it is long overdue - a kiss from an air2air missile.

    The two pilots who used to grin with Velupillai may have bitten dust in the wee hours of Tuesday.

    These plane never posed a strategic threat: it was just a pain in the a*** that was hell bent on causing maximum embarassment to the defence establisment rather than any significant phyical damage.

    Six previous raids made sure it got the intended headlines in both local and international media. Tamil Diaspora was ectasic on hearing these brave acts. It became the biggest show-piece of the LTTE.

    With one gone, the the myth of so-called pilot invincibility is shattered. The news will make the rest of the pilots more cautious before embarkin on these stupid missions. As the army moving at a steady pace towards Killinochchi, the places where these planes take off may not be available to them any more.Before that, the Tigers have to do something no matter how hollow it is.

    The rise and fall of the aircraft symbolizes what lies ahead for Tigers; every attempt to raise the morale will experience undignified falls - the one experienced by legendary Humpty Dumbpty.

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  94. Shayam,
    LTTEs primary objective : milk diaspora cows.

    get a life man!

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  95. There could be an attack targeting BIA soon...PLS BE ON ALERT!!!

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  96. Janesh,
    Puli is insulting the indians who were mollycodding not to mention training the "saviours" of the tamil people-ie the LTTE by training them in the past.

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  97. srilankan, most Indians cannot stand Tamils. Just visit one of their forums and you will find out. Tamils are regarded as primitive, backward and chauvinistic people obsessed with claiming superiority over all others. They are derisively called "madrasis" or "kaalaa bandars" (black monkeys). Dumb Sri Lankan Tamils think that injuring two Indian nationals in a bombing raid will help their cause. LOL! That's the "Tamil brain" for you.

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  98. IF tigers had managed to put the vavuniya radar out of work even for a few days, they may try their luck tonight as well.

    SLAF has carried out at least 4 air raids today.

    TAF crap may try soon. they also have to tell the diaspora that they didn't lose a plane.

    so vigilence is needed tonight, tommorrow night, etc. until 13 september.

    TAF has alomost always had their trips when the moon wasn't around at the time except on the trinco attack. that day was cloudy anyway.

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  99. Janesh,
    Many thanks.Yes i know about this attitude.Even though the indians treat the tamils as "black monkeys" we must NOT do the same with the tamils currently in SLanka.The LTTE and these di-ass-phora LTTE tamils are another matter.

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  100. Janesh,
    I dont know your age.Dont ever forget that it is this indira gandhi bitch who trained the LTTE in the first place and i suspect she was not a tamil.the indian problem is the LTTE right now because of TNadu and they dont want the chinese to get a foothold in SLanka as well.

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  102. Guys,


    Well done SLDF..I am over the moon.

    This is me yeasterday...

    http://tinyurl.com/653rf9

    Date and time of my last two postings was
    [September 8, 2008 5:32 PM,

    Now it is September 9, 2008 4:25 PM. You guys got the point]



    It is less than 24 hours ago, I gave the warning...

    I am humble by the turn of events, that I was able to predict this.

    Hope I can repeat major attacks by LTTE like this in the future.


    May those brave souls we lost yesterday never
    face an untimely death like this ever.

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  103. i think ltte are using web satellite services like google maps to great effect to identify best places for artillery and bombing routes etc for this type of attack. one of the suicide cadres had a gps set with him, note sla installations aren't actually marked on any maps according to geographic coordinates. but if you want exact coordinates, they r freely available with high resolution imagery.

    there is thick virgin jungle connecting the puliyankulam/nedunkerni area to outskirts of vavuniya town, this is the most likely route of the infiltrators.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=trincomalee&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=49.57764,79.101563&ie=UTF8&ll=8.789065,80.572701&spn=0.121806,0.219727&t=h&z=13

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  104. hi srilankan, yes Indira Gandhi was a fucking cunt. But she got shot to bits by her Sikh bodyguards. And her dumbfuck son got blown to bits by the LTTE which he aided and abetted. A fitting ending to those retards. But we should not confuse the Indian politicians with the Indian people. Imagine if other countries judged Sri Lankans by our politicians!!! LOL :)

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  105. Interesting to read the comments of the LTTE supporters, and they are just as I expected. Either it's

    1) SLAF didn't shoot down a plane, it's all lies for propaganda.

    2) LTTE lost only one plane, they've got lots more.

    Trust them to find an excuse to say for anything.

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  106. Very well said janesh.We have to consider each person as an individual and not paint them all with the same brush.
    BTWay...
    I wonder why Mr Muralitharan was banned by the ICC.Was the ICC worried that he is going to be the best bowler in the world after beating that aussi fellow warne.

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  107. SLF loses 2 aircrafts which were stationed in Vavuniya HQ ...mostly it have to be Bell type or MI24 ...INDRA radar is completely destroyed by the TAF's air raid........

    hooo hooo hooo the truth is leaking will see whats the actual disaster the SLF have faced

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  108. guys

    qrious makes a very pertinennt point re: TAF

    These plane never posed a strategic threat: it was just a pain in the a*** that was hell bent on causing maximum embarassment to the defence establisment rather than any significant phyical damage.

    and goes on to sayAs the army moving at a steady pace towards Killinochchi, the places where these planes take off may not be available to them any more.Before that, the Tigers have to do something no matter how hollow it is...

    so in reality there is too much emphasis on these pain in the a*** because they will soon have no airstrip or paved road left to fly these. the ZLINS will soon be catapulted out of the hiding places by the SLA.

    the only other possibility is the ltee may try to use them on a suicide mission rather than let the SLA capture them, that is if the ltte's capable of flying them will do so. If these tincans are flown by mercenaries, the ltte may very well destroy them

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  109. WELL DONE SIRASA..
    SIRASA MANAGE TO CLOSE A GOVT DEPT... MINISTER HORU SAMAGA HELUWEN

    De Soyza women’s hospital blood bank facing closure


    In the wake of the controversy over the use of date expired blood plasmapheresis kits at the National Blood Transfusion Service at Narahenpita, the blood bank at the De Soyza Women’s Hospital in Colombo is facing closure due to shortage of doctors, a hospital source said.

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  110. [I have a feeling, LTTE will use these planes on the Jet liner on a suicide mission.
    It is important that SLAF give escort to the Jetliner..

    ]

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  111. well well well.... do we have good news about the trenches!!!!! deep and high they may be but the courage and morale of the troops is much bigger, commitment is much deeper than the trenches and moats and the courage bmuch taller than the earth bunds.

    courage and commitment conquers all.. so guys be patient and keeps your ears to the ground and the eyes and mnd focused on DW and DN...

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  112. Mr Qrious

    can we hear from you on courage and commitment and the valour of our men at the front.

    Ilanthirayan has been quite, may be in his grave, so could you use your medium to interview him on how he feels about the courage and commitment shown by SLA and the valour

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  113. My sources in the Sri Lankan Army and AirForce have both confirmed that the damage is more severe that we are lead to believe.

    The Radar suffered moderate damage and may be out of action for at least a few weeks. Which leaves the skies open for the LTTE aircraft.

    The base also took several arti rounds causing some damage to infrastructure and resulting in the deaths of at least 12 soldiers. With at least 2 dozzen more with moderate to seious injuries.

    AirForce source confirmed that no LTTE aircraft was shot down. The pilots did make contact with 1 LTTE aircraft for a brief moment but could not fly low enough to successfully engage it with cannon and missle fire.

    My souces are both high placed and reliable. Looks like we came off worse that we are lead to believe. Its about high time our Military planners took a fresh look into the problem of the LTTE airforce and come up with a realistic plan to combat them.

    MiG-29s is not at all a realistic solution. And it is obvious the ground based AA weapons we not currently have are ineffective. The time for action is now.

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  114. check the TN for the pics.... all tamils will salute the valiant Eelam forces... another brave mission by tigers.... bravooo guys

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  115. guys

    i am back to boost the morale and raise spirits.

    been down with a terible bout of chikungunya and still suffering with sore knees and swollen ankles, but still here i am....

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  116. sammy

    ...The pilots did make contact with 1 LTTE aircraft for a brief moment but could not fly low enough to successfully engage it with cannon and missle fire.

    who says jets need to fly low to fire missiles at a target, aw c'mon mate these birds have more sophisticated fire power.

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  117. Check the new article present in DW.

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  118. http://www.defence.lk/img/20080909_Wanni2.jpg

    what this could be?

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  119. Sammy,

    "The pilots did make contact with 1 LTTE aircraft for a brief moment but could not fly low enough to successfully engage it with cannon and missle fire."

    This was in the Trinco attack.

    "The Radar suffered moderate damage and may be out of action for at least a few weeks. Which leaves the skies open for the LTTE aircraft."

    Even if the radar was completely destroyed, it is not the only radar in the country. It may leave part of it vulnerable, but in no means 'open for LTTE aircraft'

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  120. VP with Black Tigers on
    TamilNewsWorld.com

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  121. New article in Tamilnut:

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=26876

    They are making it seem like a total success, and idiots like Shyam, Sharp etc. are buying it.

    Continous air raids today, keep it up.

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  122. after hearing that one of their takaran plane got hit, one hardcore LTTE sympathiser said

    "shit hit the fan"

    Ha Ha Ha.....

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  123. sammy, defencewire has an article up that is totally contrary to what you've said...(except the bit about the 12 soldiers dead)

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  124. This News item Reported by Aljazzera News Today.

    As part of its efforts to significantly upgrade
    Its offensive airpower capabilities the
    Sri Lanka Air Force will by the year end
    Begin receiving five RAC MIG build
    MIG 29SE Multi role combat aircraft
    And One MIG 29UBS Tandem seat
    Operational conversion trainer worth
    US $ 75 Million, plus three JSC Build
    Mi 35M attack Helicopters all from
    Russia.

    Defense Net Can you confirm this?

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  125. Noltte=peace,

    that is a Sight for a RPG.. not the complete kit..

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  126. Thanks Nemesis!

    BTW, did you see the RPG launcher with a broken mouth?

    Could it be result of an external force or they using old equipment?

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  127. ook as most of u i went thru Tamil net also..they claim that the radars were destroyed..and worst of all two indian radar operators were killed?? DN can u comment on this?? if this is in fact true..its quite bad for both countries rite??

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  128. realskulzero, are you lying? :) Because I found no report saying the Indians died. Could you please provide the link if you can.

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  129. Was the plane really shot down or just he said I said story? Fighter jet should have a video I suppose.

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  130. Well i just saw the radar station on the news it seems to be in good shape.

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  131. it is very funny to hear some comments. 'There is a serious damage to the SLAF facility. I got information from reliable sources in SLA and SLAF'. Actually I called them as traitors of the our nation. Keep your sources inside your Ass and please don't publish it. You must know we are with our forces. We trust them and we have very good confidence on them. So this kind of information is best suited for Ass.

    The good option is SLAF facility completely destroyed. That is published in Tamilnet. I watched TV tonight and it shown that Radar system in working status. Any way according to LTTE it is not working and planes are not destroyed. So we are expecting another attack within this week. It is your time LTTE, show your colors.

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  132. piyal,
    Check the most recent article on DefenceWire.
    Perein,
    Bro many thanks for drawing our attention to the most recent article.

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  133. Srilankan-
    Glad you have enjoyed the article.

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  134. Hmmmmm...He knows that his days are numbered...He knows that the death is not far away...first he tries everything he can to hold off...but when everything he does become failures...His mind becomes uncontrollable...sweat will start to pour...becomes an insomniac...He will start to ignore his closest associates...His normal calm head will give up...He will scream in rage...Horrible dreams starts haunting...this stage he will even hit his beloved wife madhi...His body guards get body blows whenever they come in contact with thalaivar...His body guards and associates try to escort him from one safe house to another...but for no avail...He sees bodies everywhere...He smells death...waving from a far...coming towards him slowly...everything becomes slowmotion...His associates meets death and he becomes isolated...The man who terrorized millions is seeing his final daylight...He is weak, The man without a face is here to meet him...excruciating pain wraps him...He gets to see all the Horrible things he did when he was alive...it...(oops, (he) tries to eat his capsule but soon he gets to know that his arms and his feet are unmovable...He is alone...shivering...Suddenly a stray dog comes trotting...It urinates on its face...ooooh oooooh ooooooh he breaths for the one last time before he rots in hell...The dog turn again and does the same thing again...that is, urinate on thalaivars dead face and trots to safety...

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  135. Shan... 'who says jets need to fly low to fire missiles at a target, aw c'mon mate these birds have more sophisticated fire power.'

    FYI... the IR signature of small turbo prop aircraft is far less than that of jet aircraft... ask any aeronotical engineer that.

    Flying close to the ground is one of 2 tactics to avoir IR Seeker missiles. The ground emits a lot of heat that can confuse any IR missile.

    If they were F-7Bs, they don't have the fire-control radars that are required for accurate gunnery. However the new F-7G does have a good fire-control radar.

    And looking at the approach speeds, a pilot will have no more than 2 seconds to line up, set up a defelction angle if required, then fire off a burst. Which is pretty hard to do even for the best polits given the time limitation.

    Bottom line... the maximum flying speed of the Zlin Z-143 is far less than the stall speed of an F-7. So there is no way a F-7 can stay with a Zlin for too long.

    The F-7 is limited to carrying 4 heat seaking Air to Air missiles. They are not equipped to fire Radar Guided Missiles. Chinese missiles are not as effective as the AIM-9 Sidewinder or R550 'Magic' missile.

    Like i said my information is from reliable sources. People i grew up with and who i trust. Thats why i cant give names or ranks.

    As much as i dislike the LTTE and wish them all dead, we have to be ojective and realistic. No vitcory is won without sacrifice. And one has to face defeat every once in a while. Learning from past mistakes and making up for shortcommings is the way to move to the future.

    Mi-35s... yeah get more of those birds. MiG-29s i still have my doubts. Keeping the MiGs is gonna cost us dearly.

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  136. Mongal looking monkey colored wild beasts with it's fat black ugly pig..

    http://www.vtunnel.com/index.php/1010110A/26930630e0c926b89a82657479fe748384603a5483421c7642d71697ded611d7fc941b94f1fc2d459a8bfdd592f1138f0859f01b37177d8486a34608738b15628938c5498c635142c23723c7b6de613a3563ddc31cf21b391fdbf9c6dd6c20638856016a235b9d5bced6ad3cc620e3c2366753dc504699f1030bab82df6a937bd7591d76878919c964664842ebca2786584726824bbd084331b2f03e42137c581e73720f6cb9aab7178d9f86ba795577154beda193ec6c522c8dd07de8b7de501d7f0458625cac4cb30f11ec2381659b6fee07ae564c241dfd01443e1582b93fb19e6f2b6c1c6c9b57d500c01c3b09c968de21fbe8cedb6edd34fe75122932eba953758d6daa9c6fc28424c704ffc50fafb40204a8e27a3c40ad5f674ef008fb67509da92b0c2ac3d50918276

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  137. oh i thought Radars are all destroyed in the attack..have a look at this

    http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20080909_02

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  138. Big joke!


    Mission on Vanni SF HQ successful, Tiger aircrafts safe - LTTE
    [TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 September 2008, 13:24 GMT]
    Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) has claimed that their Black Tigers destroyed the Radar installation inside Sri Lankan military's Vanni headquarters at 3:05 a.m. on 09 September, Tuesday. Thereafter, Tamileelam Air Force (TAF) aircrafts and Col. Kittu Artillery formation targeted the Sri Lankan Vanni HQ with the coordination of the Black Tigers, successfully carrying out the operation, the Tigers said, adding that the LTTE aircrafts safely returned to their bases after completing their mission. The communication facility with its tower, engineering facility, anti-aircraft weapon and the ammunition store at the Sri Lankan base were completely destroyed, the LTTE said.

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  139. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHGLay1HL04

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  140. What's disappointing is that teh LTTE has already shot down scores of SLAF aircraft including high speed jets as well, with less sophisticated systems. The SL Forces possess much greater capabilities when compared, and are unable to shoot down a couple of crop dusters.

    The issue here is not about weapons. It is definitely about training and deployment of assets to deal with each threat.

    It is true that the LTTE had the advantage of being able to watch and identify each flight before determining how to strike. And yet, the SL Forces who possess similar or even superior intelligence gathering capabilities are still falling by the way side.

    I am reluctant to accept the zlin shoot down story without some concrete proof. If it was a missile strike, at least we'd have some assurance that once fired, there would be little or no escape for a prop-kite.

    The SL forces have a lot of opportunity for improvement in this area.

    Speeches about what little harm the tiger tincan airforce did each time doesn't cut it. Neither is it ok to be talking abt their inaccuracy or the non-exploding bombs. The SL forces need to have counter-measures that work and people who know how to make them work. This is an issue of training and management capability and people must be held accountable for the failures so far.

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  141. There are at least 3 Mi-35s on the way. There's a rumor that the SLAF is also looking for a few more Mig27s, since our guys are very familiar with these machines and they perform really well in our environment.
    By the way, the Mig27 was a non-entity [though designed to be the match for the US F-111 Aadvark] for a long time. It never had any significant achievement in all of its life, until our guys put it to use.

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  142. This is my first post to defencenet.blogspot.com. I am a Sinhala research engineer living in the US who has worked for many years in defence & weapons R&D.

    Supersonic fighter jets are a costly overkill for defending against ultralight aircraft. They too fast, consume too much fuel, cannot fly low enough. For defending against ultralights we should deploy some long range propeller-driven WWII fighers (such as the P-51 Mustang) fitted with cannons, air-to-air and air-to-ground rockets. These planes are much cheaper and can be deployed in large numbers to maintain a 24 x 7 air defence umbrella over the Vanni and offshore along the coastline.

    Ape Rata Rakina Weerayanta Jayawewa!

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  143. This is my first post to defencenet.blogspot.com. I am a Sinhala research engineer living in the US who has worked for many years in defence & weapons R&D.

    Supersonic fighter jets are a costly overkill for defending against ultralight aircraft. They too fast, consume too much fuel, cannot fly low enough. For defending against ultralights we should deploy some long range propeller-driven WWII fighers (such as the P-51 Mustang) fitted with cannons, air-to-air and air-to-ground rockets. These planes are much cheaper and can be deployed in large numbers to maintain a 24 x 7 air defence umbrella over the Vanni and offshore along the coastline.

    Ape Rata Rakina Weerayanta Jayawewa!

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