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Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

Washington: The Pentagon on Wednesday confirmed the presence of five Chinese naval vessels in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska, which US President Barack Obama is currently visiting. It was believed to be the first time Chinese military ships have been spotted in the area and is another sign of China’s global presence expanding

Pakistan air strikes kill 31 militants in tribal areas: military

Pakistan’s military on Wednesday said it had killed at least 31 militants in air strikes in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghan border. It said in a brief statement that militant hideouts were targeted in the Kyber and Shawal tribal districts, with 14 “terrorists” killed in Khyber and 17 killed in Shawal. The death toll could

China celebrates 70 years since victory over Japan

BEIJING: China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II on Thursday (Sep 3), as major Western leaders stayed away. President Xi Jinping oversaw the event, riding in a black car past thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles ahead of a parade through

China’s WWII military parade a show of strength

Soldiers will march, gleaming hardware will roll, and warplanes will fly above Tiananmen Square at China’s WWII anniversary parade, but major Western leaders are shunning the show as Beijing assumes an increasingly assertive role on the global stage. Chinese authorities are pulling out all the stops for Thursday’s commemoration, mobilising hundreds of thousands of Beijing

NASA Funds Plasma Rocket Technology for Superfast Space Travel

Superfast journeys to Mars may be one big step closer for humanity, as NASA has sponsored a private company to develop a high-tech, plasma engine. Ad Astra Rocket Company, specializing in the development of plasma rocket propulsion technology, has finished contract negotiations with NASA. As part of the Next Space Technology Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) award,

Gremlins could enable cheaper, more effective, distributed air operations

For decades, U.S. military air operations have relied on increasingly capable multi-function manned aircraft to execute critical combat and non-combat missions. Adversaries’ abilities to detect and engage those aircraft from longer ranges have improved over time as well, however, driving up the costs for vehicle design, operation and replacement. An ability to send large numbers

Russia’s Newest Grom Smart Bombs Unveiled at MAKS 2015

Grom, a next-generation high-precision bomb was unveiled at MAKS-2015 International Air Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Tactical Missile Corporation, which developed the new piece of deadly equipment, presented an export version of the bomb. The Grom (Russian “Thunder”) family comprises of two versions of the bomb – the Grom-1 and the Grom-2. The Grom-1 is

Russia, US, China Returning to Battleships Era

Maybe it’s time to build new big battleships, American scholar Robert Farley suggests, adding that he expects the return of the era of big warships. Although big ships went out of style decades ago maybe it’s time to bring back legendary battleships, Professor Robert Farley of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce notes,

NATO activates six command units on eastern flank with Russia

NATO on Tuesday activated command units in six central and eastern European members to boost defence amid regional tensions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Lithuania’s defence ministry said. “NATO today officially activated NATO force...Show More Summary

France submits Rafale purchase proposal to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: France has submitted a proposal to Malaysia for the purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets, its defence minister said during a visit to Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. “We provided a full offer to the Malaysian authorities,” Jean-Yves Le Drian said at a news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein. “This offer will

CIA, US Special Ops Launch Drone Campaign In Syria

The CIA and US special operations forces are carrying out a secret campaign using armed drones to target and kill Islamic State leaders in Syria, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The clandestine program is separate from America’s wider military operations against IS fighters, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed US officials. Among those so far killed

US Navy Lab Reaches Its Ultimate Goal of 50 Autonomous UAVs in Flight

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Assistant Professor Timothy Chung met with members of NPS’ Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) during a field exercise at Camp Roberts, Aug. 27. Members of ARSENL flew 50 autonomous UAVs breaking their previous record of 30, set just five weeks ago. “I’m very proud of reaching our goal of successfully

China Reveals Deadliest ‘Guam Killer’ Missile for First Time

The People’s Liberation Army has for the first time publicly displayed some of the most modern and deadliest missiles in its possession. During rehearsals for the military parade due to be held on September 3, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese victory over Japan in World War II, glimpses of a number of new

MQ-1s Test Deployment Capability In Latvia

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Two MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) and approximately 70 Airmen deployed to Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia to test the unit’s ability to forward deploy, and to conduct air operations while assuring NATO allies of our commitment to regional security and stability. Airmen and aircraft from the 147th Reconnaissance Wing

Two US F-22 jets land in Poland amid Ukraine tensions

Two US F-22 Raptor stealth fighters landed in Poland on Monday, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. The arrival of the two planes was aired on TVP Info public television channel. They flew in from their German base of Spangdahlem into the Lask air base in central Poland. Poland

US Army prepares systems, partner nations for network exercise

Several unit command posts and a full fleet of tactical vehicles are built and ready to be equipped with the most advanced technology the Army has to offer. The rush of activity is in preparation for Network Integration Evaluation 16.1/Army Warfighter Assessment, also known as NIE/AWA 16.1, which is set to begin in late September.

Raytheon and US Navy Collaborate to Optimize Minehunting Sonar

Raytheon Company (RTN) is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Division Newport to enhance the features of the company’s AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar. Together, the team is analyzing the system’s synthetic aperture sonar to fully optimize its ability to capture and process high- and low-resolution images of mine threats undersea. “Extending our

US Approves Upgrades for UK AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion. Show More Summary

US Navy Orders Additional P-8A Aircraft, First Royal Australian Air Force Planes

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine planes will join the U.S. fleet and four will join the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), who has been a cooperative partner in the

USS Seawolf SSN-21 Completes Six-Month Arctic Deployment

The fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Aug. 21, following a six-month deployment. During the deployment, Seawolf conducted routine submarine operations, which included scheduled under-ice transits and under-ice operations. Show More Summary

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