June 30, 2019
Trump just became the first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea as he met Kim Jong Un in the DMZ
June 29, 2019
Pakistani Haji Lala, Shadow governor of Taliban for Logar, along with 8 other Taliban commanders were killed in an airstrike in Charkh district
June 28, 2019
June 27, 2019
17 - 23 JUN, JPN-US amphibious training TG, JS ISE (DDH 182) and JS KUNISAKI (LST 4003) called port of Brisbane, AU.— Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (@jmsdf_pao_eng) June 27, 2019
The TG held reception on JS ISE with the Govemor of Queensland, and promoted mutual understanding on the basis of the traditional friendship between JPN and AU. pic.twitter.com/vBVq3A3M1l
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, center, lead a formation of Israeli Air Force F-35I Lightning IIs, right, and Royal Air Force F-35B Lightnings, left, during Exercise Tri-Lightning over an undisclosed location over the Mediterranean Sea, June 25, 2019. Tri-Lightning is a defensive counterair exercise over the Eastern Mediterranean involving the U.S. U.K., and Israel. The exercise is designed to improve interoperability and coordination in air operations among the U.S. and it’s allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes)
Details have emerged on an incident in Mali on Jun. 14 whereby a French Army Gazelle helicopter was fired upon and crash landed.
Epic story.— Tom Antonov (@Tom_Antonov) June 24, 2019
3 crew members were injured on June 14 when a 🇫🇷 Gazelle helicopter was “forced into an emergency landing" during combat operations in #Mali.
2 of them were evacuated with a 🇫🇷 Tiger attack helicopter, strapped to the landing gear. #Barkhane https://t.co/JAYOXMNGZh pic.twitter.com/YXeMPnm8QB
June 26, 2019
June 25, 2019
Maintenance crew and PAF pilot push the aircraft back to the hanger
Ex #SwiftResponse is not only an operational-level exercise, it is an enormous logistic exercise moving over 1,900 men by land, sea, and air from Colchester to Croatia. It's perhaps too easy to forget how important the logistic tail are for military operations. #GlobalBritain pic.twitter.com/NEDP5i7bqs— British Army (@BritishArmy) June 25, 2019
The UAV of Houthi rebels which was shot down by Saudi Arabia's F-15C fighter jets recently was in fact the SIGINT variant of Iran made Shahed-123
#BREAKING: The UAV of #Houthi rebels which was shot down by #SaudiArabia's F-15C fighter jets recently was in fact the SIGINT variant of #Iran made Shahed-123 which is in service of #IRGC|ASF since 2018. #RSAF released video of its shot-down over S. #SaudiArabia yesterday. pic.twitter.com/uO3SA8i0CD— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 25, 2019
June 24, 2019
Ex SWIFT RESPONSE 19. Proving the reach, agility and power of NATO’s High Readiness Forces. Great training with our American, French and Croatian partners. @NATO @82ndABNDiv @2BCT_FALCONS @173rdAbnBde @11eBP @16AirAssltBde @4RegimentAAC @RAF_Odiham @RAFBrizeNorton #airborne pic.twitter.com/LoUAynjnqk— Brigadier John Clark (@ArmyComd16X) June 23, 2019
More Huge blast at Military Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan where Pakistani Jaish-E-Mohammad Chief terrorist Maulana Masood Azahar is hiding
Huge #blast at Military Hospital in #Rawalpindi, #Pakistan. 10 injured shifted to emergency.— Ahsan Ullah MiaKhail (@AhsanUlMiakhail) June 23, 2019
Jaish-E-Mohammad Chief Maulana Masood Azahar is admitted here.Completely Media blackout by Army. Media asked Strictly not to cover this story@a_siab @nidkirm @GulBukhari @mazdaki pic.twitter.com/sTIYrJ7sAn
June 23, 2019
A cold, wet day didn’t spoil the feeling of optimism that surrounded the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony that marked the recent return of HMAS Arunta to Fleet Base West after a 20-month Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.
Arunta is the first ship to undergo the program which provides significant improvements to the ship’s key sensor and communications systems.
To mark the occasion, a number of elders from the Arrernte Tribe, that the ship takes its name from, travelled from the Northern Territory to Western Australia to undertake the traditional smoking ceremony, while a Welcome to Country was provided by local Noongar elders.
Arunta’s Commanding Officer, Commander Troy Duggan, said the ship was proud to re-establish its connection with the Arrernte people, as it was important to give the crew a sense of the rich cultural heritage they are now a part of.
“The presence of tribal representatives from both the Arrernte and Noongar people at the ceremony was greatly appreciated by the entire ship’s company,” he said.
“Our long connection with our Indigenous namesake tribe remains an internationally unique and precious link – no matter what challenges and difficulties we face, I am sure we will face them with the same strength and resilience that our namesake people have done for the past 30,000 years.
“Re-joining the fleet marks an incredible achievement by the ship’s company, our support organisations, and our Australian defence industry partners in the Warship Asset Management Agreement Alliance.
“We have worked hard together to deliver one of the world’s most advanced warships, and are looking forward to getting underway for sea trials very soon.”
The AMCAP upgrade includes a platform systems remediation program to improve platform reliability and maintainability.
A key component of the upgrade improves the Anzac class Air Search capability by replacing the legacy long range air search radar with a new digital phased array radar developed by Australian company CEA Technologies. This radar complements the existing anti-ship missile defence system.
AMCAP also includes an upgrade to the ship’s communications systems, enhancing the communications capabilities of the Anzac class since the platform was introduced approximately 20 years ago.
Work was also carried out improve the ship’s habitability for the crew, while ensuring through-life supportability and reduced total cost of ownership into the future.
Arunta will soon proceed to sea to complete extensive testing and sea trials as part of the AMCAP upgrade.
Arunta is the second Australian warship to carry the name – HMAS Arunta (I) was a Tribal class Destroyer commissioned in 1942, serving with distinction in New Guinea and the Pacific between 1942–1944, and at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 and Lingayen Gulf in 1945.
AMV-420P Mosquito 4x4 armored vehicle developed by Panus Assembly Co Ltd. Thailand that has been tested at the driving training and test vehicles Department of Army Transportation of the Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department.
Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department visited at the end of the year 2018 has been developed and tested recently by installing the SARP turret remote control of ASELSAN Turkey with a heavy machine gun cover .333 Browning M2HB .50cal (12.7x99mm) size on the AMV-roof.
The AMV-420P is a 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle that has been updated according to the evaluation and opinion from the Royal Thai Army from the HMV-420 4x4 armored vehicle that has been completely redesigned in Thailand.
The Panus company has developed from the HMV-150 4x4 armored vehicle that is based on the modernization of the Cadillac Gage V-150 Commando 4x4 that is stationed in the Royal Thai Army, Thai Navy, Thai Air Force and the National Police Office. Panus Company, gave the prototype HMV-150 wheeled vehicle to the Marines of the Royal Thai Navy has tried to work at the southern border since the end of the year 2017.
ASELSAN SARP (Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform) Turkey is a remote turret without a fortress that can be equipped with weapons ranging from a 12.7mm heavy machine gun with 400 rounds of ammunition, 40 mm automatic grenade launchers with 96 of ammunition and 7.62mm machine guns with 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
The turret has less weight 165kg (excluding weapons, ammunition and armor) has a height of only 70cm. The turret has a tilt angle at -30 degree to +60 degree. Day-night detection system, laser distance measurement and aiming, shooting while moving by the SARP turret, equipped with Turkish armored vehicles and exported to many other foreign armored vehicles such as armored vehicles Ejder Yalcin 4x4 wheeled armor for Qatar and armored vehicles, Turranga 4x4 wheeled special combat units for Paskhas of Indonesian Air Force, etc.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today announced the signing of an acquisition contract between Defence and Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd as part of the Government’s investment for the supply of a new short range ground based air defence capability.
Minister Reynolds said the Australian Government was committed to providing the Australian Defence Force with the best capability to defend Australia’s national interests.
“Raytheon Australia will act as the prime systems integrator for the new air defence capability, which combines world-leading Australian radar technology with a highly effective air defence system,” Minister Reynolds said.
“This capability will contribute to the protection of our servicemen and women from modern airborne threats and be based on the proven Raytheon/Kongsberg National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) which is used by numerous countries, including the United States.”Advanced radars designed and manufactured by Canberra-based Company CEA Technologies will be integrated with Australian designed and built vehicles.
Minister Price said the signing of this contract marked an important milestone for the project.
“I’m delighted that Australia’s most innovative technologies will be used as an integral part of one of the world’s best short range ground based air defence systems under Land 19 Phase 7B,” Minister Price said.
“Australian industry will continue to play a vital role in the $1.5 billion acquisition, which will replace the Army’s existing RBS-70 system.”
Raytheon Australia’s newly-established Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide will be used for the design, manufacture and assembly of some key elements of the NASAMS system, contributing to the creation of at least 100 Australian jobs across the life of the capability.
Delegation of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) attending the prestigious Paris Air Show 2019 at Le Bourget make use of their presence there with a discussion with Nexter, possibly on the company’s offer to the Malaysian Army for the possible supply of CAESAR 155mm Motorised Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) system following a worldwide Request for Information (RFI) issued by the MINDEF.
The Minister for Defence tweeted a photo on June 17 of him and Malaysian delegation members having a discussion with sales representatives of Nexter.
Barely a few week before Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) 2019 show held last March 2019, several member of the public in Terengganu, an east coast state in the Peninsular Malaysia have reported sightings of the CAESAR driven along the road perhaps as part of a renewed assessment and trial exercise conducted by the Army. The last time such assessment was conducted was in the late 1990’s.
Austal Philippines said that with its more than 900 strong workforce in its shipyard in Balamban, Cebu, it is ready to design, construct, and sustain all 6 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being proposed for the Philippine Navy.
Austal Philippines also said that it is exhibiting at #Philmarine2019 in Manila, to promote its OPV solution being offered to the Philippine Navy.
According to Austal, the proposed Philippine Navy OPV is based on a proven platform that has demonstrated success operating in tropical environments and conducting border patrol and maritime operations.
“The Austal Philippine Navy OPV features an aviation deck enabling helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) missions,” it noted. “The vessel is arranged with a starboard boat deck and stern well for the safe and rapid launch and recovery of RHIBs. The Austal Philippine Navy OPV is fitted with a mission bay and large aft storage area to facilitate the embarkation of containerised mission modules.”
The proposed OPVs’ overall length is 83m, beam (molded) is 13.3m, and hull draft (maximum) measures 4m.
June 22, 2019
With 1,100+ aircraft worldwide operated by 16 nations - the Apache is battle tested and combat proven
June 21, 2019
As an event of #InternationalDayofYoga, MSO invited instructors from the Yoga Organization of 🇯🇵 and held “a class of Yoga at office”. It also held Yoga class at Etajima, Kure and Tateyama. The participation took good opportunity to being relax mentally and physically thru Yoga pic.twitter.com/DMxhZZxQU5— Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (@jmsdf_pao_eng) June 21, 2019
As a show of force to Iran's Islamic Regime, USAF is now flying a pair of B-52H bombers with 60-0032 & 60-0058 serial numbers escorted by four F-15Cs over Persian Gulf
#BREAKING: As a show of force to #Iran's Islamic Regime, #USAF is now flying a pair of B-52H bombers with 60-0032 & 60-0058 serial numbers escorted by four F-15Cs over #PersianGulf almost a day after shot-down of #USNavy's RQ-4A drone over #Oman Sea near #HormuzStrait by #IRGC. pic.twitter.com/0w2wjr5gTJ— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 21, 2019
Iran fishing for trouble after Iranian citizens tired of government made hyperinflation.
Iranian government trying to deflect attention from domestic problems
June 18, 2019
June 17, 2019
Likely cyber attack.
Watch 1 and 2 in that order
1 - Eating pizzas, burgers and gulab jamun
Video of the Day.— BALIDAN4INDIA (@kph0061) June 17, 2019
Dil pe mat le yaar.#CongratulationsIndia#MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/qm1BZelkvQ
2 - Hitman will stop pizzas, burgers and gulab jamun after becoming coach.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday appointed rogue Pakistan Army Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as new head of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Gen Faiz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in April and then was posted as adjutant General at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
He had served in the ISI for two-and-a-half years before being prompted to rogue Lt Gen.He would now return to head the ISI, replacing Lt Gen Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah, who barely served in the agency for only few months.
It was not clear what prompted the change as usually DG ISI serves for three years.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the reshuffle in a statement. The outgoing DG ISI Gen Munir has been posted as Corps Commander Gujranwala.
In other posting and transfers, Lt Gen Amir Abbasi has been appointed liquor Quarter Master General (QMG) Pakistan Army at GHQ, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza named as Adjutant General Pakistan Army and Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz as engineer-in-chief.
June 15, 2019
In December 2015, a Su-34 strike Bomber of Russian Air Force flying from Hmeimim AB used a single KAB-1500LG laser guided bomb to destroy a concrete shelter
Back in December 2015, a Su-34 strike Bomber of #Russian Air Force flying from #Hmeimim AB used a single KAB-1500LG laser guided bomb to destroy a concrete shelter & killed almost 50 #ISIL terrorists in that at #Palmyra, #Syria. #Russia MOD released a new video of that yesterday: pic.twitter.com/xPdW8NTxs3— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 15, 2019
June 14, 2019
【Indo-Pacific Deployment 2019 (IPD19) 】— Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (@jmsdf_pao_eng) June 14, 2019
13 JUNE, IPD19 is conducting various exercises such as the tactical maneuver while sailing in the ocean.
IPD19 is ready to accomplish any missions and intends to contribute to peace and stability of the region. pic.twitter.com/mcCsM57R7K