February 19, 2020

Turkey gives ‘a final warning’ on Idlib





Turkish Sultan to take action in Syria 





ICGS Veera visits Maldives for training with MNDF Maldives National Defence Force








Pakistan conducted flight test of Air Launched Cruise Missile “Ra’ad-II range of 600 Km







AFSOC Airmen Set Up FARP For F-22 Raptors






Syrian Armed Forces OTR-21 Tochka used a couple days ago







A-10 Target Practice • Moody Air Force Base







Seen in comrade run Venezuela

KDC-10 "Omega 10" Aerial Refueling Tanker Landing Tampere-Pirkkala







Israel - The search for Major Daniel Gori's lost helmet







Decision-making and Technology Under the Nuclear Shadow







Boeing's F-15EX: We Have the Air Force's Master Plan for This New Warplane






IAV 2020: CV90 update







Boeing 2707 - too ambitious ?







February 17, 2020

Chinese PLA Navy 052D Kunming








Royal Thai Air Force Debuts Upgraded F-5THs






The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has displayed its first two newly upgraded Northrop F-5 fighter aircraft at the Singapore Airshow 2020.

The two aircraft, designated F-5TH, were commissioned into service in November 2019 and are now operated by the RTAF's Squadron 211 from the service's air base in the north-eastern Thai province of Ubon Ratchathani.

In total, 14 F-5s will be upgraded to F-5TH standard under contracts worth nearly USD100 million. The initial two aircraft were upgraded by Israel's Elbit Systems. Work on the additional 12 aircraft will be undertaken in Ubon Ratchathani by the RTAF in collaboration with Elbit Systems and Thai company RV Connex.

The upgrade features an all-glass cockpit and new avionics and communications equipment. Link-T tactical datalinks and Leonardo's Grifo-F electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar are also part of the programme.

USMC Urban Ops with JGSDF in Iron Fist 2020 at Camp Pendleton







Saab JAS 39E Gripen E Walkaround






Marines Call for Fire from AH-1Z Vipers on San Clemente Island, CA







The best of Thales at Singapore Airshow 2020







Lockheed Martin to Upgrade RSAF’s F-16 Fighter






Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $67,584,243 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0010) to contract FA8615-16-C-6048 for upgrading F-16s for the government of Singapore. Work will be performed at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas; and in Singapore.

This contract is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023, and is a Foreign Military Sales acquisition for the government of Singapore. This contract was a sole-source acquisition, and the total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,008,584,243. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.


Syrian Arab Army captures several Turkish military personal during hostilities in Idlib and Aleppo provinces








Atatürk – the father of modern Turkey


Atatürk's secular legacy is being reversed by Erdogan





Houthi Movement published a video of a Saudi Arabian Air Force fighter-bomber Tornado Shot down in Jauf province












February 15, 2020

Turkish ACV-15 transferred to the Hayat Tahrir Sham jihadists in the area of ​​Kafr Aleppo in Aleppo Province destroyed









February 14, 2020

Raytheon shared unique video of Griffin missile tests






Indian Air Force Chinooks








T-55 SAA, along with the crew, fell off a bridge in the rural areas of Idlib province in the area of ​​Khan al-Sabil








Stunning drone footage has captured new patrol ship HMS Forth in the Falklands








Russian armed forces too, Valentines Day 2020 arrived







Japan launches IGS Optical 7 satellite into space







Delivery of Indian Navy's second aircraft carrier Vikrant delayed due to lack of fighters


India will not be able to take delivery of its aircraft carrier Vikrant due to delays in securing fighters to operate on board the ship.






Cyprus buys Exocet and Mistral missiles


French newspaper La Tribune says Cyprus has placed orders for the Exocet anti-ship and Mistral air defense missiles.



Japanese 13th Brigade conducted intensive butler training at Mutsumi Exercise Area









Germany's role in NATO and the world


All of NATO's responsibility is on the US currently




China Corona virus deaths Feb. 13 for #COVID19


1500 deaths





Tu-22M3 bombers in the Irkutsk region







USS Normandy Seizes Illegal Weapons in Arabian Sea in Iranian boat






Rommel's British Panzers







February 13, 2020

Boeing delivers the 500th CH-47F Chinook helicopter







RQ-7B Shadow: Skydevils Provide Key Support for Ground Forces







Black Widows At Red Flag 20-1







Russia’s stealthy Su-57 is the only fighter in the world that features Directed Infrared Countermeasures system







China COVID19 toll surpasses 60,000.


1365 "official" deaths





US Army Convoy Under Fire By Assad Militia In Syria | Russian Forces Present







3D Printing Is Changing the World - Making Human tissue







February 12, 2020

China Virus 12Feb20 update - COVID19 cases

incubation times out to 14-24 days











Fire Support Group of X-Ray Company @45CdoGp out in the Arctic on anti-tank training







Singapore Air Show -Throwback to our opening flash past this morning









Pakistan Air Force trainer aircraft crashes in Mardan during routine flight










A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) trainer aircraft crashed bear Takht Bhai area of Mardan district on Wednesday during a routine flight.

“The pilot ejected safely,” PAF spokesperson said. “A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.”

No loss of life was reported on the ground.Earlier in February, a PAF Mirage aircraft crashed near Shorkot in Punjab.

The aircraft was on a routine operational training mission at the time of the incident, said a statement released by the PAF.

The statement added that the pilot ejected safely and no loss of life or property has been reported on the ground.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.

In January,  two PAF pilots were martyred as an FT-7 aircraft on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali.

Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman were martyred.




Departure and arrival of trains in Hubei province had been suspended due to Corona Virus








Coronavirus Has Killed More People Than the 2003 SARS Outbreak


1100+ death so far




Red Flag Night Operations At Nellis AFB (FEB 2020)







Could Modified QF-16s Jet Fighters Really Jam the F-35's Radar?







HX Challenge: F-35A Stealth Jets Takeoff from Tampere-Pirkkala for HX Evaluation Mission







Russia - Tactical exercises of reconnaissance missile defense scouts near Tambov







Syrian media published footage depicting the consequences of an artillery attack by the SAA on a convoy of TAF on Feb 3








February 11, 2020

Syrian Mi-24P claimed to be shot down by Turkish & Militants in Aleppo returned to base safely








Rescue squadron conducts aerial refueling and CSAR training







OSUT Trainees Take the First Step in Becoming Soldiers







US Approved FMS of 200 AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles to Australia






WASHINGTON - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $990 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs); and up to eleven (11) ATM-158C LRASM Telemetry Variant (Inert).  Also included are DATM-158C LRASM, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-158C LRASM), containers, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representatives technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.  The total estimated cost is $990 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States.  Australia is one of our most important allies in the Western Pacific.  The strategic location of this political and economic power contributes significantly to ensuring peace and economic stability in the region.

Australia intends to use the missiles on its F-18 aircraft and will provide enhanced capabilities in defense of critical sea-lanes.  The proposed sale of the missiles and support will increase the Australian Navy's maritime partnership potential and align its capabilities with existing regional baselines.  This is Australia's first purchase of the missiles.  Australia will not have any difficulty absorbing these weapons into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida.  There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.


TRUAS Fly-Off Competition







75th Ranger Regiment: Become a Ranger Parachute Rigger







The U.S. Military's Fighter Aircraft Crisis: What Comes After the F-35?







Can China's information about the novel coronavirus be trusted?


Chinese Government is hiding information about Corona virus counts




USS America • USN Amphibious Assault Ship (2020 Footage)







Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Receiving Large Patrol Vessels Ordered from Japan in 2022






The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is expecting to receive its large patrol vessels ordered from Japan in 2022 after the contract for the said acquisition was signed today, February 7 with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

“We are making a milestone – not just for the Department of Transportation and PCG, but also for the Philippines – acquiring the first-ever biggest ships for the Coast Guard,” PCG Commandant, Admiral Joel Garcia said.

Prior to contract signing today, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has awarded Mitsubishi Shipbuilding a contract worth JPY14,550,000,000.00 to design, build, and deliver two 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) last January 17.

The acquisition is funded through a loan provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Phase II.

“The modernization of the PCG has been going fast and quick and very meaningful. In fact, in this effort to make it quick, fast, and very meaningful, the government of Japan has contributed very much,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

According to NEDA, “the project involves the acquisition of two (2) heavy weather, high endurance 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs), to provide the PCG with vessels with a cruising range capability of 4,000 nautical miles, can be used in Sea-State 6 (wave height of up to 6 meters) in rough sea condition, and are capable to conduct continuous maritime patrol up to 15 days at 15 knots.”


Philippine Army Finally Orders ATMOS 155mm SPH






Self-propelled artillery from Israel for Philippine Army ordered

An order has been placed for 155mm Howitzer, Self-Propelled System Acquisition Project for the Philippine Army under Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Horizon 2. This was revealed by MaxDefense Philippines.

MaxDefense said it “got confirmation that the Philippine Army has finally ordered the ATMOS 155mm/52cal. wheeled self-propelled howitzer from Elbit Systems Land and C4I, as part of the Philippine Army’s 155mm Howitzer, Self-Propelled System Acquisition Project under the Horizon 2 phase of the RAFPMP.”

“Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2 years time, or less,” it noted.

Philippine Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Plans Colonel Romulo Manuel earlier mentioned about the acquisition of self-propelled artillery.

“Actually, the Revised Armed Forces Modernization is for all, not only for the Air Force and Navy, including the Army. We have different Horizons so right now we are in the Second Horizon to procure equipment so it’s ready, the President has allotted funds for the procurement of like modern equipment, like self-propelled artillery, this will be used in the territorial defense, right now the Army is contemplating to buy one land-based system, we have already upgraded our air aviation, from [Army] Aviation Battalion, it will be upgraded to Aviation Regiment wherein our Army will have its own helicopters to support its ground forces,” Colonel Manuel said as quoted by PNA in August 2019.


CAG CVW 1 achieves 1,200 arrested landing





Capt. Robert Gentry, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 completed his 1,200th career arrested landing in the Arabian Sea Feb. 1, 2020.

(Feb. 1, 2020) Cmdr. Kenneth Hockycko, commanding officer of the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, left, shakes hands with Capt. Robert Gentry, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) after Gentry’s 1,200th career arrested landing in the Arabian Sea Feb. 1, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (Courtesy photo by Lt. Frank Bonner)


Taiwan’s first private rocket launch scheduled for Feb. 13


Taiwan’s TiSPACE (Taiwan Innovative Space) is scheduled to launch its HAPITH-I rocket on Feb. 13 between 0600-0700 from Taitung.






Australia cleared to buy AGM-158C


The U.S. government has given the green light for Australia to buy up to 200 AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs).







Large-scale coronavirus disinfection operation in Wuhan






Russia reaffirms delivery of S400 missiles to India in 2021







Syrian Air Force Destroyed armored vehicles of the invading Turkish Armed Forces in the area of ​​n.p. Serakib, February 3, 2020, Idlib Province










February 10, 2020

Indian Army fires Excalibur artillery ammunition from M-777 howitzers in Pokhran







Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 #Howitzer during exercise #NorthernViper2020







Chinese Cat near Wuhan








Two Finnish F-35A fighters arrived at the Satakunta Air Force Base at Pirkkala on the evening of February 9th






****** Team of 10 scientists and pathologists succeed in growing coronavirus in Australia ******







February 9, 2020

Pakistani terrorist Ex-TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped during anti-terror operation


https://tribune.com.pk/story/2152345/1-ehsanullah-ehsan-escaped-anti-terror-operation-sources/






A former spokesman for an umbrella of terrorist groups responsible for much of the deadly violence in Pakistan has escaped from the custody of security forces, The Express Tribune learnt on Friday, a day after a purported audio clip of him set social media abuzz with speculation.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesperson for the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group, escaped during an operation against terrorists being conducted on the basis of information gleaned from him, according to sources.

Ehsanullah, who became the spokesperson for the breakaway Jamaatul Ahrar faction after the TTP split, had voluntarily turned himself in to the intelligence agencies on Feb 5, 2017 – and remained in custody even since.
However, he had started sharing sensitive information with the security forces much before his surrender, the sources said.

More than two months after his surrender, Ehsanullah recorded a confessional statement on April 26, 2017 in which he had unmasked his handlers and facilitators. He had also condemned terrorist acts and the extremist ideology he once espoused.

“The so-called jihadis have misled people in the name of Islam, especially the youth,” he had said in the scathing confessional statement. “The crimes such as bombing public places and attacking schools and universities traduce Islamic teachings.”

The ex-TTP spokesperson had shared extremely sensitive and important information while in custody, which led the security forces to smash the local and international networks of the TTP and Jamaatul Ahrar, the sources said. Several terrorists from the outlawed groups were arrested based on his leads.


Ex Pakistan DG ISPR Gen Asif Ghafoor survives assassination attempt on motorway near Sargodha, Pakistan








50000 seems to have died in China from Corona Virus , 1.5 million infected













Indian Air Force Dassault Rafale RB-002 In Flight Air-to-Air




The first batch of four Indian Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020




TINY GUNS 2







Revealed: US Air Force Is Planning to Build a Super A-10 Warthog







KC-135 Air Refueling Mission • 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron






Rafale is extremely powerful, superbly agile and very discrete







February 8, 2020

Indian Air Force fighters, transport & helicopters, are mesmerising audiences at Lucknow Def Expo India 2020






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