Operation: The BIG DAY

Preparations for the BIG DAY have completed. Reporting tomorrow at 0800 hours to the main Command. Tight security around the place where delegates of UN members & other high officials & ambassadors of various countries will attend the event. I assigned a new officer to the team and ranked him as a CAO. It’s gonna be a big day tomorrow as the first part of the Operation will end at 1800 hours.

Wish me luck…

Good night.

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I didn’t blog in a while. There is nothing to blog about these days. Same cycle-ous life pattern: Wake up, go to college, attend classes, take Docs about us needing to study harder, meeting 3ameed sho2on el 6alaba everyday to ask him about a certain issue that he has to check with the President of the University everyday, get back home, check mail, do homework – assignments – research – whatsoever Dear Docs come up with, play or watch TV – if there was enough time to do so – and go to sleep after a hard working day! Might seem simple but it’s harder to do than to be said!

Maybe the only difference is that I am working these days on AU-Students.com, a website dedicated & aimed at the students of our University, providing a blog-like homepage with the latest announcements about AU Students’ Council activities and Students’ affairs programs, a short description of the AUTLC team, online version of the coming ahead Ahlia Pulse (of which we may, or may not have to use another temporary name for a single issue, hoping not! 😛 ), polls, a link to our VBB Forum which will be used for discussions, exchanging Academic materials, previous exams papers, summaries, revisions, Q&As, assignments… etc, also a General & Entertainment sections for the pleasure of our dear students, all that for a small fee per year 😉

The site will officially be open by the end of this year – after the BETA testing period & finalizing the main sections!

Well, that’s all to say! Good night all!

Sukhoi Fighters

SU-17

Sukhoi (Сухой) is a major Russian military fighter aircraft manufacturer. Founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau (OKB-51, design office prefix Su), it is currently known as Sukhoi Corporation. It is comprised of the JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau located in Moscow, the Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO), the Komsomolsk-na-Amure Aviation Production Association (KnAAPO) and Irkutsk Aviation. Sukhoi is headquartered in Moscow.


Experimental SU-47

Currently, the Su-27, Su-30, Su-24, Su-25, Su-24M and Su-33 shipborne aircraft are in service of the Russian Air Force and Navy. Sukhoi fighter aircraft were supplied to India, China, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Syria, Algeria, North Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Angola, Ethiopia, and Peru. A total of more than 2000 Sukhoi aircraft were supplied to foreign countries on export contracts. With its Su-26, Su-29 and Su-31 models Sukhoi is also one of the leading manufacturers of aerobatics aircrafts.

Production aircrafts:
* Su-2 – light bomber
* Su-7 Fitter – attack plane
* Su-9 Fishpot – interceptor fighter
* Su-11 Fishpot – interceptor fighter
* Su-12(1947) -observation plane
* Su-15 Flagon – interceptor fighter
* Su-17 Fitter – attack plane
* Su-20 Fitter – attack plane
* Su-22 Fitter – attack plane
* Su-24 Fencer – jet bomber
* Su-25 Frogfoot – ground attack aircraft
* Su-26 single seat aerobatic aircraft (civil)
* Su-27 Flanker-A/B
* Su-29 double- seat aerobatic aircraft (civil)
* Su-30 Flanker-C
* Su-31 single seat aerobatic aircraft ( civil)
* Su-33 Naval Flanker (Flanker-D)
* Su-34 Platypus (Fullback)
* Su-35 Flanker-E
* Su-37 Super Flanker (Flanker-F)
* Su-39 Frogfoot – ground attack aircraft
* Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21 supersonic business jet
* S-80, a twin-turboprop STOL
* Russian Regional Jet

Experimental aircrafts:
* Su-5 – jet-cum-propeller fighter
* Su-6 – ground attack aircraft
* Su-8 – ground attack aircraft
* Su-9 – jet fighter
* S-47 Berkut – multirole fighter (also known by journalizm Su-47)
* T-4 – supersonic bomber

Note: The Sukhoi OKB has reused aircraft designations on occasion, for example: the Su-9 from 1946 and the later Su-9 from 1956, the former was not produced in quantity.

Also taken from www.TheFreeDictionary.com website. All rights reserved to TheFreeDictionary.com

Have a nice day!

Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov (Михаи́л Тимофе́евич Кала́шников, born November 10, 1919) is a famous Russian gun designer. Born in a poor peasant family he started his engineering career working at a train depot, where Kalashnikov was able to learn much about mechanics. In 1938 he was drafted into the Red Army and served as a tank commander during the first months of the Great Patriotic War. In October 1941 Kalashnikov was heavily wounded in combat and sent home from the frontlines. He started to create his first gun designs in a hospital and soon joined a depot’s workshop of the Moscow Aviation Institute. While working there Kalashnikov produced a number of innovations for tanks, including a mechanism that would count the number of shots fired. Within several years, he was promoted to the position of chief engineer and given far more resources to work with. In 1947, he designed the AK-47 (an acronym for “Avtomat Kalashnikov model 1947”). In 1949 the AK-47 assault rifle became operational in the Red Army; after this the design would become Kalashnikov’s most famous invention.
Kalashnikov who started as a self-taught-inventor ascended to the prominent position of General Designer of small arms for the Soviet Army. In his design engineering department, Hugo Schmeisser and Dr. Gruner (MG 42), a pioneer in the area of the sheet metal embossing technology, worked into the 1950s. In addition, a number of German laborers were enlisted or coerced to work in the USSR under the technical designer.

Later in his career he developed a squad automatic weapon variant of the AK-47, known as the RPK (Ruchnoi Pulemyot Kalashnikova – Kalashnikov’s Light Machinegun), and also the PK (Pulemyot Kalashnikova – Kalashnikov’s Machinegun), which used a much larger cartridge (the same full-powered rifle cartridge as employed in the Mosin-Nagant rifle). The cartridge was belt-fed rather than magazine-fed. In other respects, it was nearly the same design. These designs were not as popular as the AK series, which is still widely used.

Since 1949 Mikhail Kalashnikov has been living and working in his native town of Izhevsk.

Mikhail Kalashnikov was awarded twice the title of Hero of Socialist Labour. In 1998 he was awarded an Order of Saint Andrew the Protoclete (орден Святого Андрея Первозванного). His military rank is lieutenant-general. He is a Doctor of Technical Sciences.

His son later became a weapons designer, and lost in the recent “Abakan” design competition which saw the adoption of the AN-94 Nikonov rifle by the Russian army.

Inspired by the article copied from www.TheFreeDictionary.com. Another good page about him. His AK-47 site is linked here.

And don’t try to get yourself an AK, probably illegal in your country 😛

Nice evening

We lost :-(

Well, it wasn’t a good match after all. The Bahraini team didn’t show his full performance today while playing against Trinidad & Tobago. Each time our team plays on their ground they get things screw up! I was in Food Garden when I heard people screaming: GOOOOOAAAAAAL! But unfortunately the referee did not count it for a reason I don’t know till this moment. I didn’t get the chance to see T&T’s first goal, as I was in the toilet the moment they scored (good I was away from the TV screen that moment! 😛 )
Anyways, our team did not play well today, that’s for sure! We could’ve smashed those T&Ts, but hey, they won in the end…

I felt sad when we lost. It was a moment I dreamt of since I was a kid, looking at other teams like Germany’s, Brazil’s, England’s, Argentina’s, I always wondering whether we could do it like the rest… It seems that we’ll have to wait for 4 more years to have another chance like the one we had this evening… I walked away while people around were cursing & saying such words. I called a friend of mine who was in the stadium and he said that some of the spectators tried to attack the referee but they were stopped…

One sad night… But hey! The sun shall rise tomorrow, again! 😉

Nice night!

One deadly day…

I just came back home minutes ago. Changed clothes, had dinner and send a couple of e-mails… I feel terribly tierd! I was planning to study some Introduction to Networking but neither the body nor the spirit is allowing me to do so. I am intending to take my papers and study tommow in the University in my break. It’s been a deadly day, 11 hours spent on college & meeting for that BAH-MUN, whouf!

I arrived University by 10, started lectures at one, ended at four something, by six I was in Maddinat Essa Satdium for that MUN meeting, done at around eight, had to deliver a friend on my way home, had prayed, changed clothes, had dinner, wrote a couple of e-mails and here I am!

OK, it’s 10 something now. I’ll type another e-mail, might do something & then go to bed. End of my day!

Exhausting enough… But quit nice stuff happend today as well. Unfortunatly I don’t have the time or the will to type them now… All what I am thinking of now is a nice warm bed! 😛

Good night people and God’s care to you all!