For the first time, joint crews of #Russia and #Egypt in the framework of the exercise #ArrowOfFriendship-2019 fulfilled the norms for charging and discharging anti-aircraft guided missiles complexes "Buk-M2E" and "Tor-M2E" on the territory of the African continent pic.twitter.com/tVmV8Fu8aO— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019
Mexican authorities released footage of the dramatic arrest of Ovidio Guzmun Lopez, son of "El Chapo,"
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October 27, 2019
It is rumoured that Turkey gave information about Abu Bakr's whereabouts
The whole US leaving Syria was a drama to force the rat out of his hole.
A "high value ISIS target" believed to be Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has been killed by U.S.-led forces in Idlib, Syria, a well-placed military source told on Saturday night.
The U.S. military cannot yet confirm the identity of the deceased target.
But at 9:23 p.m. Saturday, President Trump posted a Twitter message hinting at "very big" news.
Double gaming Turkey is supposed to have helped in getting the Caliph
According to some reports, 12 helicopters participated in the raid, 2 of them landed. It is still unknown who is carrying out the operation: the forces of the #American coalition or the #Turkish military. Perhaps it is about capturing the leaders of al-Qaeda in the area.@200_zoka pic.twitter.com/VVTd86iZ3X— Sukhoi Su-57 frazor🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) October 27, 2019
October 26, 2019
October 25, 2019
The U.S. Air Force has warned Congress that extending the current continuing resolution (CR) will delay the production of the F-15EX.
Russian S-400 and Pantsir-S air defense systems will take part in a foreign training exercise as part of the Slavic Shield 2019 exercise in Serbia
For the 1st time, Russian S-400 and Pantsir-S air defense systems will take part in a foreign training exercise as part of the Slavic Shield 2019 exercise in Serbia. The video shows S-400 TELs being unloaded from an An-124 and a Pantsir-S from an Il-76.https://t.co/CiUYn0Lw6K pic.twitter.com/wYrU0lpXqZ— Rob Lee (@RALee85) October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019
video showing Jihadists of Turkey backed SNA from Dar al-Izzah regiment cheering & chanting "Allah Akba" before beheading a female YPG/SDF fighter
#BREAKING: I just received this horrific video showing Jihadists of #Turkey backed #SNA from Dar al-Izzah regiment cheering & chanting "Allah Akba" before beheading a female #YPG/#SDF fighter. There is another video showing them mutilating body of the captive after killing her. pic.twitter.com/EcOQRQaOak— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) October 24, 2019
October 23, 2019
#DharmaGuardian2019 ,The second edition of bilateral annual military exercise between #India and #Japan on Counter-insurgency / Counter-Terrorism is going on at CIJWS ,Mizoram .— MEGHDOOT ⚔🇮🇳 2.0 (@meghdootindia) October 23, 2019
The exercise is a total success and JGSDF & Dogras are Fired up ... pic.twitter.com/gkqR8dmdGK
World needs some serious discussions on Boobie traps
“It’s an ideal weapon for a checkpoint approach.” - Say Islamic state
Distract the soldier by the cleavage and explode the bomb when he comes to check it out.
ISIS plan to attack SAS troops in Syria with suicide bombs in bras.
The fanatics are wiring the garments with plastic explosives in a bid to kill coalition troops.
The tactic means women suicide bombers can show their midriffs if searched without revealing the bombs.
It is understood one was found in Afrin, northern Syria, in April. It is now believed the bras are being produced by highly skilled operatives.
A security source said: “It’s just another example of the inventiveness and determination these people possess to kill.
“It’s a close proximity weapon. They are a small, lightweight device but can be lined with enough plastic explosive to kill everything standing within a 10-metre radius.
Islamic state fighters escape from jail
SAS troops almost blown up after ISIS booby-trap dead children's bodies
A short while ago, during routine security activity, an IDF drone fell adjacent to Israel's border with Lebanon, within Lebanese territory.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 23, 2019
Sergeant Noa wasn't just the only female soldier in the Infantry Sniper Course...— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 22, 2019
She was also the #1 soldier in the course!
Let’s show some ❤ to Noa and all the women who protect the State of Israel! pic.twitter.com/PQ66xc1Udt
Highlights of a number if Saudi armed vehicles being destroyed by Houthi-led Yemeni army with guided missiles
#Yemen 💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥— Eastern Lion 东方军事爱好者 🇨🇳🇸🇾🇾🇪🇮🇷🇷🇺 (@Sunkway_China) October 23, 2019
Watch: highlights of a number if #Saudi armed vehicles being destroyed by Houthi-led #Yemeni army with guided missiles during the offensive in northern Sada'a.😎😎😎 Heavy losses on personnel and equipment.
Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kiltan arrived in Manila on 23 October 2019 for a three day Goodwill Visit
Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kiltan arrived in Manila on 23 October 2019 for a three day Goodwill Visit. The ships will undertake several operational and social interactions and exercise at with the Philippines Navy before they depart on 26 October 2019.#IndianDiplomacy pic.twitter.com/5rdnhg5o1E— IndiainPhilippines (@indembmanila) October 23, 2019
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Italian Army GMLRS, Ariete MBTs, PZH 2000 self-propelled howitzers, Dardo IFVs...etc live fire during “NASR 2019” exercise in Qatar desert
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the government will purchase more Czech-made surveillance aircraft and weapons in a move to strengthen the Kingdom’s defence and national security.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Monday, Mr Hun Sen said the purchase includes Czech-made Aero L-39 Albatros surveillance aircraft.
“I wish to say that in the past Cambodia already purchased six L-39 surveillance aircrafts. Now, I request for a discussion to purchase three or four more and import other light weapons to strengthen the Kingdom’s defence and national security,” Mr Hun Sen said.
Mr Babiš said that both countries discussed the matter.
“Cambodia has already had Aero L-39 Albatros. We will cooperate in the aviation sector,” Mr Babiš said. “Our arms producers will supply weapons to police and soldiers.”
In the press conference, Mr Hun Sen also expressed his gratitude to the Czech government for cancelling the debt Cambodia previously owed to the Czech Republic and also for turning the debt into development aid.
He also thanked the Czech government for providing scholarships to Cambodian students to pursue their study in the Czech Republic.
Mr Hun Sen said that between 1981 and 2019, the Czech government offered scholarships to 362 Cambodian students.
“Some of them, who used to study in the Czech Republic, are now working at various government’s ministries and institutions,” he said.
“I also wish to thank the Czech government for providing $1.5 million assistance each year to the Kingdom for six years, which began in 2018 until 2023 to support development projects in Cambodia,” Mr Hun Sen added.
Two Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessels, HMNZS Pukaki and HMNZS Rotoiti, were decommissioned today at a formal ceremony at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.
The decommissioning of the two Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) was signalled in the Defence Capability Plan that was publicly released earlier this year.
In the plan, the intention to remove two of the four Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) IPVs from service and dispose of them was explained.
Chief of Navy Rear Admiral David Proctor said operational experience with the IPVs had shown that specific tasks required of the naval patrol force were better conducted by the RNZN’s larger Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).
“At the time of their entry into service, the IPVs provided operational capability around our coastline. But now we have a far greater need to project a presence further afield and that’s something these ships simply weren’t built to do,” Rear Admiral Proctor said.
Constructed in Whangarei and commissioned in 2009, the four IPVs, HMNZ ships Hawea, Taupo, Rotoiti and Pukaki, have been deployed on fishery monitoring, search and rescue, border security and maritime surveillance around New Zealand’s coastline and, occasionally, further afield.
Regulatory changes in 2012 resulted in operating restrictions around speed and sea states being imposed on them, although the RNZN sometimes granted a waiver.
Subsequently the RNZN assessed them as no longer being suited to the heavy seas typically encountered off New Zealand and further afield.
“The Navy identified that a better capability outcome would be achieved using the current OPVs, HMNZS Otago and Wellington, supplemented with a planned Southern Ocean Patrol Vessel in the mid-2020s,” Rear Admiral Proctor said.
The two remaining IPVs would continue to play a role in providing local fishery monitoring and border protection patrols, as well as providing important Officer of the Watch training and command opportunities for junior officers, he said.
A project team has been set up to investigate disposal options for the two IPVs and to manage the process.
A final decision is expected next year on the best method of disposal.
Rear Admiral Proctor was joined at the decommissioning ceremony by former Commanding Officers and crew of the two IPVs.
Army sends delegates to Seoul ADEX 2019
FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army sent a delegation to attend the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) in Korea that runs from Oct.14-20, 2019.
ADEX is a biannual event where the latest aerospace and defense innovation and technology is being showcased by about 400 exhibitors from at least 30 countries. The delegation is led by the Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Macairog S. Alberto.
The Army is set to acquire more air assets in the future after the upgrade of its Army Aviation Battalion into the Army Aviation Regiment early this month. It aims to equip the regiment with attack helicopters, reconnaissance helicopters, and multi-purpose medium lift helicopters. Its engagement in ADEX and similar events is a step towards strengthening its aviation and air defense capabilities.
The highlights of the show are the indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Part of the indoor exhibitions are aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, space material, weapon systems mock-up and full scale, simulator, weapon systems equipment, ground and naval weapons and equipment, and others related to airport facilities. While the outdoor exhibitions include new fighter, military transport aircraft, cargo aircraft, helicopter and civil aircraft, ground equipment such as self-propelled/mobile artillery, armoured fighting vehicle and unarmored vehicle.
Like other exhibitions in the defense industries, the ADEX also holds seminars, conferences, and symposiums aligned with the event.
“The Philippine Army is geared towards enhancing its aviation and air defense capability to address the fast evolving threats faced by the country as well as to put an end to insurgency,” Alberto said.
HMNZS Te Kaha's new superstructure. Te Kaha, sitting beside HMNZS TeMana, was the first of the two frigates to start her Frigate System Upgrade in Canada. The new fore & aft masts boast a modern suite of electronic warfare equipment (photo : RNZN)
The Royal New Zealand Navy has shared first photos of the upgraded Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha.
The most notable change following the upgrade was the ship’s new fore & aft masts which house a suite of electronic warfare equipment necessary for the Lockheed Martin Canada-developed CMS 330 combat management system.
Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330 combat management system was initially developed for Canada’s Department of National Defence and then modified for the Royal New Zealand Navy with Canada’s support.
HMNZS Te Kaha was the first of two NZ Navy frigates to undergo the extensive modernization, arriving at Seaspan’s shipyard in Victoria, British Columbia, in March 2018.
Under a contract signed between the New Zealand government and Lockheed Martin Canada in 2014, HMNZS Te Kaha was fitted with updated equipment and systems including the combat management system, radar and underwater sonar.
Te Kaha’s sister ship, HMNZS Te Mana, arrived in Canada for the same treatment in March 2019.
In addition CMS upgrades, the frigates are also receiving MBDA’s Sea Ceptor vertical launched, active Common Anti-Air Modular Missile (Maritime) – CAMM(M) which will replace the current RIM7P NATO Seasparrow missile system.
Hanwha Defense is developing a new version of its Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle (KAAV) (photo : Jane's)
South Korean company Hanwha Defense has unveiled a scale model of its next-generation tracked amphibious assault vehicle at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX).
The Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle II (KAAV II) is currently being developed for the Republic of Korea (RoK) Marine Corps, said YoungHo Koo, team leader of propulsion and suspension in the Hanwha Defense KAAV II programme group.
The new platform is intended to replace around 200 of the first version of the KAAV currently in operation with the RoK Marine Corps, he said. The KAAV is based on the AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicle.
Koo said initial development of the KAAV II, which is supported by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development (ADD), is scheduled to be completed by 2022. At that stage Hanwha Defense will hand over to the ADD two prototypes for trials - one for land trials and one for sea trials.
Koo added that second-stage development of the KAAV II will take place between 2023 and 2028, leading to the start of mass production in 2029. Hanwha Defense plans to build the platform at its production facilities in Changwon.
Koo added that the majority of the vehicle will be built by local industry, although the engine and transmission will be imported, at least initially. The engine will be sourced from Germany's MTU, while Canadian company Kinetics Drive Solutions - a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering - will provide the transmission.
The contract with Indonesia for the supply of Su-35 fighters is valid, Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) of Russia, told reporters in Belgrade. According to him, Russia expects to begin its implementation in the foreseeable future.
“Su-35 is not a closed topic, we will talk about development,” said Mr. Shugaev (quoted by Interfax). The head of the FSMTC expressed hope for a decision on the implementation of this contract.
At the end of 2018, Indonesian Air Force spokesman Novyan Samega did not rule out that the supply of the Su-35 could be in jeopardy due to U.S. sanctions. Then it was reported that in case of refusal of Russian fighters, Indonesia will choose the American F-16 Viper. According to Mr. Samega, Jakarta "needs to use a combination of fighters of both eastern and western production."
Before that, Kommersant learned that the shipments planned for October of this year to Indonesia, the Su-35, are being delayed, since the authorities of this country are waiting for guarantees from the United States that they will not apply sanctions due to cooperation with Rosoboronexport.
Air Force Col. David Smith, commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, Air Force Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager of the F-35 program, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Patrick Leahy, senator for Vermont, Phil Scott, governor of Vermont and Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, adjutant general of Vermont, attend a welcome ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II to the wing, South Burlington Air National Guard Base, Vt., Oct. 19, 2019. The 158th FW is the first Air National Guard unit to receive the Air Force’s most recent fifth generation aircraft, having received two in September out of a total of 20 that will arrive over the following several months. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Campbell)
October 20, 2019
India Begins Using Satellite Guided Artillery Shells against rogue Pakistan Army terrorist training camps
#MissionKashmir:-— Ibn Sina (@Ibne_Sena) October 20, 2019
Around 10 people killed in #NeelumValley including Pakistani rangers.
We Indians are not happy with the killings of civilians, Our fight is with Pakistan Sponsor Terrorists, ISI and Pakistan Army. pic.twitter.com/23cdCqTz5H
Live: Indian Army celebrating #Diwali in Advance.— Rupesh Shrivastava™ (@iRupeshS) October 20, 2019
India Strikes in POK #NeelumValley pic.twitter.com/uhKydvmfSZ
October 19, 2019
A Pakistan Army Aviation Mushak trainer aircraft crash-landed in the Wazirabad area of Gujranwala district on Saturday.The two pilots remained safe in the incident.
According to sources, an Army captain and an instructor were on board the aircraft. The plane reportedly developed a technical fault and the crew had to put down the aircraft in a paddy field.
Earlier in July, a small military plane went down in a populated area on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, killing all five crew members on board and at least 13 people on the ground.
The aircraft – belonging to Pakistan Army Aviation – was on a routine training flight when it crashed in a ‘built-up’ area near Mora Kalu.
Two days ago, Turkey paid OPCW €30,000 bribe to cover-up use of M110 155mm WP shells containing White Phosphorous against civilians
#BREAKING: Two days ago, #Turkey paid #OPCW €30,000 bribe to cover-up use of M110 155mm WP shells containing White Phosphorous against civilians by #Turkish Army T-155 Howitzers in Tell Abyad & #Serekaniye between 9 & 12 October. Video shows use of these shells on 12 October!👇 pic.twitter.com/6kfTqlprdD— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) October 19, 2019
October 18, 2019
80+ killed 53+ unacknowledged since August
Sepoy Asim Nawaz 10 Punjab Regiment
Pakistan Army Maj Zulfiqar in Wana died by hashish drug overdose yesterday
Sepoy Asim Nawaz 10 Punjab Regiment
Really sad today as we lost two gems yesterday in shawal valley, they are definitely in a better place but we will always miss them. May Allah swt grant them highest place in jannah and give sabr to their families! #PTM walon daikh lo real heroes ko,#thread #PakistanArmy pic.twitter.com/3KARLWF5mJ— Rogue Aviator 🇵🇰 (@HusaynZ) October 16, 2019
Pakistan Army Maj Zulfiqar in Wana died by hashish drug overdose yesterday
Turkey MOD that a S-70A-28D helicopter of Turkish Army had a hard landing in South of Gre Spi, NE Syria
#BREAKING: It is now confirmed by #Turkey MOD that a S-70A-28D helicopter of #Turkish Army had a hard landing in South of Gre Spi, NE #Syria while was evacuating wounded Soldiers. An ex-Turkish F-16 pilot told me that 181 Filo's F-16Cs bombed it to not be captured by #SDF/ #YPG! pic.twitter.com/16KM4l8asF— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) October 18, 2019
14th edition of #Indo – #Mongolian joint military training, Exercise #Nomadic #Elephant-XIV, being conducted over a period of 14 days, will commence from 05 Oct 2019. The exercise will be conducted from 05 Oct 19 to 18 Oct 19 at Bakloh. @adgpi @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/2U9NGtomlp— Manish Prasad (@manishindiatv) October 18, 2019
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