November 11, 2019

Hong Kong police shoots protester in the chest

Shame !!! They are not even afraid of cameras

JCG Muzuki (PS-11) & JCG Nobaru (PS-16) ramming Chinese boat piloted by activists who had placed a Chinese flag on Uotsuri Island

Kungas - the latest family of reconnaissance and combat robots

Siege of Bastogne

Super Stallion External Sling-Loads

Another Pakistan Army soldier from 6th Batallion Northern Light Infantry killed in Kashmir

SpaceX - Starship Interplanetary Spacecraft & Rockets Launch Simulation

Operation Nighthawk Landing: Skunk Works F-117 Restoration for Reagan Library

Turkish Army kicking helpless Syrian civilians

November 8, 2019

Syrian locals' throwing stones at the armored Turkish vehicles illegally entered their lands

1944. Cromwell ARV (armoured recovery vehicle) in action

Indian Mechanised Infantry Regiment Short Story

Search still ongoing for airman that fell out of USAF C-130

A search has been ongoing for an airman assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing who fell out of a C-130 on Nov. 5.

New section at PAF Museum Faisal opened, devoted to Operation Swift Retort

Narcissism has no limits

USMC's Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Counter-UAS system with RADA RPS-42 S-band radar

Pakistan Army soldier Tanveer killed in Kashmir

83+ killed 56+ unacknowledged since August 2019

Sikorsky-Boeing SB1 DEFIANT Test Flight

Boeing Test Aircraft Completes Low Altitude High Speed Flight Test for T-7A Program

Go Inside the Starliner Pad Abort Test with the Boeing Team

Marines F-35B Refueling from Hercules Tanker

Slain Islamic Caliphate Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s inner circle trying to enter Turkey

How the Saudi government may have used Twitter to target dissidents in the U.S.

F-16 Vipers landing in South Korea

Two Algerian su-30mka take-off

2019 Marine Corps Birthday Message

F-15E Strike Eagle • Cockpit GoPro View Of WSO

November 7, 2019

India to test nuclear capable 3,500km range ballistic missile from an underwater platform

To further strengthen its capabilities of hitting enemy targets from submarines, India is planning to test-fire the 3,500 kilometre strike-range K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

The missile system is being developed by the DRDO for the Arihant class nuclear submarines which are being built by India. These submarines would be the mainstay of India's nuclear triad.

"As per plans, the DRDO will carry out test-firing of the K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the Vishakhapatnam coast on Friday. During the trial, the DRDO will test the advanced systems in the missile system," government sources said in Bhubaneswar.

K-4 is one of the two underwater missiles that are being developed. The other one is the over 700 kilometre strike range BO-5 missile.

Video of the combat operation of the Buk and Tor air defense missile systems during exercises in Egypt

YPG - Village of Bir Issa after liberation

Live Ammunition air defense drill of Chinese Army PLA in Tibet

Japan launches 2nd lithium-ion Soryu Class submarine

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) equipped with lithium-ion batteries.

The 84 m-long boat, which has been named Toryu (with pennant number SS 512), entered the water on 6 November in a ceremony held at KHI's facilities in Kobe.

Toryu is also the 12th and final submarine of the Soryu class and the sixth to be built by KHI, with the other six having been built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). The boat was laid down in January 2017 and is expected to enter service with the JMSDF in March 2021.

The launch comes after GS Yuasa, a Kyoto-based developer and manufacturer of battery systems, announced in February 2017 that Japan would become the first country in the world to equip SSKs with lithium-ion batteries in place of lead-acid batteries.

At the time the company said the batteries, which store considerably more energy than the lead-acid batteries, would be mounted on the final two Soryu-class boats for the JMSDF: SS 511 ( Oryu ), and SS 512 ( Toryu ).

AW101 Helicopter Crashes on top of Italian Battleship Deck

Turkey successfully fires local-made maritime missile ATMACA from TCG Kinaliada Ada-class corvette

Norwegian F 35 Initially operational

US Navy Hides Area 51 Secrets

Marines Let-It-Rip At Pohakuloa Training Area Hawaii

The e-2C Hawkeye's wings fold out before it takes off

GDOTS - Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IF-LD) Active Protection System

Electronic Attack EA-18G Growlers in Japan

Pakistan Air Force demonstrates Fire Power Demonstration at Sonmiani Range

November 6, 2019

Afghanistan deployed more soldiers To kunar province near to the border with Pakistan

How Pakistan Army raped Bangladeshi women in 1970

The First Wheeled Eitan APC with a Turret-Mounted Gun

November 5, 2019

Step onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. The supercarrier is worth $4.5 billion and costs $1 million a day to operate

Why did Turkish intelligence fail at finding Baghdadi?

When US special forces disembarked from eight helicopters to raid a compound where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was holed up, they had good intelligence from various sources in Iraq and Syria that confirmed the terror leader’s location. They were also just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. They were so close that their flight path took them into Turkish airspace and they had to tell Turkey and Russia about their request to raid the area. They didn’t tell them all the details of the operation.

How did Turkish intelligence not know what was going on within shouting distance of its border? How did a NATO ally as sophisticated as Turkey – with UAVs, signals intelligence and observation posts throughout Idlib where Baghdadi was living – not know he was there? Turkish media, which is almost all pro-government and often rabidly nationalist, has claimed that Baghdadi was only able to get to Idlib by crossing areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces.

But Turkish intelligence monitors the YPG’s presence because Turkey claims that it is linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Ankara demanded to take over part of eastern Syria to remove the YPG from the border. Turkey says this is a serious security concern.

Turkey says it is also fighting ISIS, invading Afrin, another Kurdish area, in January 2018, also under the pretense of “security concerns.” Yet, its intelligence agencies could not find Baghdadi, even though Turkey asserts that he had “YPG-Daesh ties.” Turkey claims that its intelligence “played a key role in the death of Daesh terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” because it detained and extradited a local aid to Iraq. Turkey claims it found him in Sakarya province on February 8, 2018. It says that he “entered Turkey through a PKK-linked controlled area.” But wait: He entered Turkey – so shouldn’t Turkey have stopped him when he entered? If his passage through a PKK-controlled area is evidence of PKK not being vigilant, then his ability to enter a NATO country would also reveal the same evidence of an intelligence failure.

Eventually, Turkey did find him and interrogate him, The Daily Sabah says. He was extradited quickly, on February 14, after only six days in Turkish hands. Turkey doesn’t say its interrogation led to actionable intelligence. Instead, it insists that his subsequent interrogation at the hands of the Iraqis and the CIA “enabled a series of operations targeting the terrorist group.” But why didn’t Turkish intelligence obtain the same important information?

ACCORDING TO Martin Chulov in an October 27 piece in The Guardian, the break in the Baghdadi case was helped along by a Syrian man, “who had been used to smuggle the wives of two of Baghdadi’s brothers, Ahmad and Jumah, to Idlib province via Turkey.” They had also brought Baghdadi’s children from Iraq. Turkish intelligence didn’t notice the smuggling of Baghdadi’s relatives apparently.

But the Iraqi intelligence officers did co-opt this man and a woman who was his wife, “as well as one of Baghdadi’s nephews.” It was a “break like no other,” Chulov writes, and the Iraqis gave this gold to the CIA. “By mid-October, a plan to catch or kill Baghdadi was in full swing.”

Baghdadi was paying protection money to a local al-Qaeda affiliate named Hurras al-Din, noted Rukmini Callimachi at The New York Times. Yet here again, Turkey missed what was going on in Idlib among jihadist networks that it should be paying attention to. From the hideout, he was apparently guiding ISIS to pay Hurras al-Din to help smuggle people from areas around Deir Ezzor, according to receipts found in Syria that Callimachi documented.

Baghdadi arrived in Idlib in July. He settled in Barisha, the place he was found by the raiders in October. A man in Baghdadi’s inner circle apparently also betrayed him and gave up information to the SDF. That man was able to help the US confirm Baghdadi’s identity by taking a pair of underwear prior to the raid.

When Baghdadi was finally hunted down by the US on October 26, it was not with Turkey’s participation or apparent knowledge. France 24 says this exposes “distrust of NATO ally Turkey.” The New Republic also notes that the Turkish National Intelligence Office “isn’t among those taking credit for tracking down Baghdadi.”

In the murky world of intelligence one won’t likely ever know the full story. Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani compared the search for Baghdadi to a puzzle. “All intelligence services contributed somehow to find a piece of the puzzle, which eventually put everything together that led to this final operation.”

Life On A U.S. Navy Destroyer (2019) • Full Documentary

Sea Hawk refilling with load

Syrian Arab Army deployed in the Um Harmal region north-east of the city of Abu Rosen in the north-east of the country of Tal Tamr near the Syrian-Turkish border

Armenia to take delivery of Su-30SM by February 2020

Armenia will take delivery of its Su-30SM fighters by February 2020, Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan has disclosed.

Watch Roketsan’s ATMACA carry out mid-course correction during live-fire testing

Roketsan’s ATMACA anti-ship missile has been test-fired from an indigenous warship for the first time.

4th Fighter Squadron returns home from first F-35A combat deployment

Algerian Naval base (Mers-el-Kébir) 5 kilo class submarine, 2 meko AN200 frigates , 1 Lerici-class minehunter and EL Mellah training ship

November 4, 2019

ISIS releases images showing Pakistan Army sponsored ISIS fighters apparently somewhere in the Waziristan mountains in Pakistan pledging allegiance to new ISIS emir

Egypt- Wilayat Sinai became the first Wilaya to pledge allegiance to the new Caliph of ISIS Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi

NASA’s WFIRST Space Telescope Will Offer an Unprecedented Look at the Universe

USAF B-52H Stratofortress from the Bombers Task Force operating out of RAF Fairford, England

1 Pakistan Army soldier killed 6 injured in freak accident at Mir Ali in Waziristan

82+ killed 55+ unacknowledged since August

Another Pak soldier Imran khan killed in Kashmir around 25 september 2019

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