October 17, 2019
#Footage Within #Grom2019 strategic command & control exercise, a #Yars system unit have performed an intercontinental ballistic missile launch at the #Plesetsk cosmodrome hitting a land target at #Kura test site in Kamchatka #RussianSMF #MissileLaunch pic.twitter.com/HWuGIZGgg8— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) October 17, 2019
#Footage While performing the tasks of the #Grom2019 exercise, #Tu95MS aircraft of the Russian long-range aviation carried out air-based cruise missile launches targeting land marks at #Pemboy and #Kura test sites #CruiseMissiles #MissileLaunch #RussianASF pic.twitter.com/AOnZZQFj15— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) October 17, 2019
India kicked off a 10-day joint air combat exercise called Eastern Bridge with Oman at its Masirah air force base
Ex #EasternBridge19: IAF contingent arrived at Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) base at Masirah Island, Oman, today.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) October 17, 2019
Station Commander RAFO base Masirah, Air Commodore Hussain Al Zadjal, received & welcomed the IAF contingent for the bilateral exercise. pic.twitter.com/vPS9eDgMMP
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October 14, 2019
Old FSA forces wearing brand new Turkish knickers come to Sajur area for imminent Manbij operation in Syria
FSA forces' massive military convoy come to Sajur area for imminent Manbij operation. pic.twitter.com/ofa1EBpGWY— Levent Kemal (@leventkemaI) October 13, 2019
Assad still lives
Assad soldiers came to Tabqa airbase after agreement with YPG/PKK. pic.twitter.com/pb55DTtK9p— Levent Kemal (@leventkemaI) October 14, 2019
Syria's Assad sent troops to the northeast of the country to confront a Turkish offensive, raising risks of an escalation https://t.co/yO8qS7hYIH via @bpolitics— Manus Cranny (@ManusCranny) October 14, 2019
October 13, 2019
Turkey backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya Islamic terrorist group consisted of Al Qaeda fighters is executing these civilians who were captured in M4 highway near Hasakah
#BREAKING: Tonight, the #Turkey backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya Islamic terrorist group consisted of #AlQaeda fighters is executing these civilians who were captured in M4 highway near #Hasakah today. Their crimes are to be Kurd, #Syriac Christian or even being None-Salafi Muslim! pic.twitter.com/pgUznQh423— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) October 12, 2019
October 12, 2019
US troops back in Mistenur Kobani. After they temporarily evacuated. Video @WehbeRomi3 pic.twitter.com/kSxUVmHRve— Wladimir (@vvanwilgenburg) October 12, 2019
Am American patrol this morning right outside of #Qamishli . Turkish forces are reported to have mistakenly shelled a group of US special forces troops in northern Syria. Now the US is showing presence #Nordsyrien pic.twitter.com/4sJkvyep8o— Alexandra Rojkov (@aRojki) October 12, 2019
Clown Sultan wants to re-build Ottoman Empire
Royal Norwegian Air Force chief Brig. Gen. Tonje Skinnarland said in an exclusive interview with Defense News that his F-35 fleet has an issue with its unique drag chute.
October 10, 2019
Corruption Money thrown around Pakistan Major-General, EME during inauguration newly constructed house.
Today three F-35 Lightnings departed RAF Marham to return to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in the USA
Today three F-35 Lightnings departed RAF Marham to return to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in the USA. This is in preparation for their upcoming operational testing on board the aircraft carrier @HMSQNLZ in the waters off the East Coast of America. pic.twitter.com/4JeNUt3L07— RAF Marham (@RAF_Marham) October 9, 2019
Iran launched an unannounced large military exercise near the #Turkish border on Wednesday, soon after Ankara invaded Syria
The 'Duet' is a double AK-630 M2 mount with a stealthy, low RCS turret.🇷🇺🇷🇺@200_zoka @saptak__mondal @rose_k01 @Ninja998998 @JarritaLT @PutinDaGreat1 @SEEKINGTHETRU17 @johnhand9 @LostWeapons @peterpobjecky @AishHariharan95 @Chopsyturvey @hamza_780 pic.twitter.com/1nnfsPF7C2— Sukhoi Su-57 frazor🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) October 8, 2019
October 9, 2019
Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion 178th Infantry Regiment were taught how to counter commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) drones in a course conducted by the 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West.
San Francisco's #FleetWeek is displaying a number of interesting #ships, including #destroyer #ZUMWALT DDG1000, #cruiser #PRINCETON CG59, #littoral combat ship #CHARLESTON LCS18 and #amphibious ships #PEARL HARBOR LSD52 and #SOMERSET LPD25, all this week https://t.co/15ud8Qyavl pic.twitter.com/ZnnjrNIBsg— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) October 9, 2019
October 8, 2019
(#Indonesian Army #TNIAD Mi-35P during #TNI 74th anniversary parade in, allegedly, Natuna, Riau Islands)@200_zoka @Chopsyturvey @VinodDX9 @saptak__mondal @peterpobjecky @SEEKINGTHETRU17 @PutinDaGreat1 @johnhand9 @jiks @Russ_Warrior @ConflictTeam pic.twitter.com/eXij3HHCqn— Sukhoi Su-57 frazor🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) October 8, 2019
Excellent missile for Land and sea based attack
While still busy dealing with the country’s internal security threats, the Philippine Army (PA) is also gradually shifting from internal to territorial and external defense with its programmed acquisition of Indian-Russian designed land-based BraHmos supersonic missiles.
“Talks are now ongoing for Philippine Army’s BraHmos missile acquisition project with India,” a senior military official bared, adding that BraHmos supersonic missiles are ideal for the Army’s land-based territorial defense operations.
The BraHMos was developed in 1998 in a joint venture between the Defense Research and Development Organization of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia in an inter-government agreement.
The missile system can be launched from land-based mobile vertical launchers, while its variants can also be fired from warships, as well fighter aircraft.
It can attack and disable targets from as far as 290 kilometers when launched, by flying as low as five meters in altitude or at 1,400 altitude as the maximum with a speed of Mach 2.8.
“Once these BraHmos are finally procured and delivered, the Army will have the capability of defending the country from foreign aggressors and other territorial threats in the open seas,” a highly placed military source said.
On top of this, the Army has already created the 1st Brigade Combat Team to be its national quick reaction maneuver force against any land-based aggression of foreign forces anywhere in the country.
Meanwhile, the Department of National Defense (DND) is looking forward to a smooth and increased transfer of defense equipment and technology needed by the Philippines in its ongoing modernization program from Japan following the recent launching of Philippines-Japan Defense Industry Forum in Manila this week.
“We, at the DND, fully support the recent amendment of Japan’s Self-Defense Force Act that would allow the Japanese government and its Ministry of Defense ‘the needed flexibilities’ for the Japanese military force ‘to play a greater role’ in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region by exporting quality defense equipment to foreign countries like the Philippines,” declared Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna at the inaugural launching of defense industry forum.
Japan has already handed over for free five maritime patrol trainer aircraft to the Philippine Navy.
These aircraft, converted into surveillance planes, are being used to conduct patrols over the country’s maritime and territorial domain in the West Philippine Sea and at the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise) in the Pacific.
Tokyo also passed on to the Philippine Air Force excess spare parts for UH-1H helicopters in its inventory.
New air defense, missile units operational
The Philippine Army has activated three new aerial defense units in a bid to bolster defense capabilities against threats and better array of aviation operations to support ground forces.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the Aviation “Bagwis” Regiment, 2nd Multiple Launch Rocket System Battery and 1st Land-based Missile System Battery, are now operational.
“These units will play a vital role in the Army’s fight against terrorism and the communist insurgency,” he explained.
On the other hand, the Rocket and Missile units under the Army Artillery Regiment will help augment the troop’s firepower in large scale armed confrontation for internal defense and security engagements.
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a report presented to the National Assembly for a parliamentary audit that the country will launch the second phase of the F-X project in 2021.