Saturday , 25 January 2020

Defense

China to deploy new class of strategic missile submarines next year

Washington, July 24 (ANI): The Chinese Navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols of a new class of strategic missile submarines next year. The development highlights a new and growing missile threat to the U.S. homeland, U.S. defense officials have said. According to the Washington Times, one official familiar with recent intelligence assessments of the Chinese strategic submarine …

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UAE buys two French surveillance satellites

AFP – The United Arab Emirates ordered two military surveillance satellites from France on Monday, in a deal worth more than 700 million euros ($913.2 million). The Falcon Eye deal, signed in Abu Dhabi over competition from Lockheed Martin of the United States, includes the supply and launch of two high-resolution Helios surveillance satellites, a control station and training for 20 …

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Israel Boosts Missile Defense in South

Israel has boosted its rocket defences near its southern border with Egypt to counter possible attacks from Islamist militants fighting security forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, Israeli officials said on Tuesday. Violence in Sinai has surged since the army ousted elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, with militants killing at least 20 people in almost daily assaults in …

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U.S. Expanding Military Drone Surveillance Operations all over the World

The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods. Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, filmed the charred wreckage on Sept. 18 and posted a video on YouTube. A narrator bragged unconvincingly that the …

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NATO helping Serbia dispose of stocks of surplus munitions

A government-owned demilitarization facility in central Serbia will be further developed to ensure the safe and environmentally responsible disposal of almost 2,000 tonnes of surplus munitions, reducing the risk of explosion from ageing ammunition as well as the risk of proliferation. Seven years ago, an explosion at the ammunition depot in Paracin in October 2006 clearly demonstrated the potential danger …

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#PLA building new #carrier base in Hainan

A new carrier base is being built by the PLA Navy in Hainan province with the ability to harbor four aircraft carriers, according to Kanwa Defense Review operated by Andrei Chang in Canada. A bridge 600 meters long and 120 meters wide has been spotted by satellite with similar capacity to harbor two aircraft carriers according to the satellite images. This bridge is as …

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Dracula’s Missile Defense

Things are beginning to move on the Pentagon’s plan to build a ground-based missile-defense system in Romania to protect U.S. allies in southern Europe – as well as American troops in the region – from attack by Iranian missiles (although it’s rarely stated so bluntly). The latest sign is this Pentagon solicitation seeking “100mb [megabit] direct access with internet routable IP addresses for MDA [Missile Defense Agency] …

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