February 19, 2020
Footage by #ISPR— Amiruddin Mughal (@MughalAmiruddin) February 18, 2020
Show #Pakistan conducted flight test of Air Launched #CruiseMissile “Ra’ad-II range of 600 Km, which significantly enhances air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea. The weapon system is equipped with state of the art guidance pic.twitter.com/d35sbTMBGF
February 17, 2020
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.
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
Houthi Movement published a video of a Saudi Arabian Air Force fighter-bomber Tornado Shot down in Jauf province
The #Yemeni #Houthi Movement published a video of a #Saudi Arabian Air Force fighter-bomber Tornado Shot down in Jauf province. @AsianDef @IndoPac_Info @200_zoka @Chopsyturvey @Aryanwarlord @AirForceReviews @kad_ghani @Sunkway_China @need_history @peterpobjecky @su35thunder2 pic.twitter.com/QnAauXBs7P— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) February 16, 2020
February 15, 2020
Turkish ACV-15 transferred to the Hayat Tahrir Sham jihadists in the area of Kafr Aleppo in Aleppo Province destroyed
Consequences of a failed Terrorist attack by Hayat Tahrir Sham in the area of Kafr Aleppo in Aleppo Province.— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) February 15, 2020
In the 1st photo, the destroyed #Turkish ACV-15, which was transferred to the jihadists. According to Anna News, today militants have lost 3-4 such vehicles.@AsianDef pic.twitter.com/aqRA42KR0c
February 14, 2020
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
The 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. The bridge is located on one of the sections of the M5 road, which came under the control of the #Syrian government forces. fell due to crew error. pic.twitter.com/ffHhT0d5GN— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) February 14, 2020
In #Russian armed forces too, #ValentinesDay2020 arrived.— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) February 14, 2020
The lieutenant-guard in the suburbs made an offer to his girlfriend when they were surrounded by a heart of 16 tanks.
What the girl answered is easy to guess. A romantic video was shot by the Western Military District. pic.twitter.com/o6Qy6cJIQQ
February 13, 2020
Russia’s stealthy Su-57 is the only fighter in the world that features Directed Infrared Countermeasures system
Russia’s stealthy Su-57 is the only fighter in the world that features Directed Infrared Countermeasures system, or #DIRCM to protect the fighter from infrared-guided missiles@I30mki @fighterpics @DPRKJones @Sunkway_China @DFI_Sancho @aemres78 @zone5aviation @200_zoka @hvtiaf pic.twitter.com/dxE9zMzYOb— Air Force Reviews (@AirForceReviews) February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020
We're just going to leave this here for you. This is Fire Support Group of X-Ray Company @45CdoGp out in the Arctic on anti-tank training.— Royal Marines (@RoyalMarines) February 12, 2020
Read more about what the commandos are up to in the Arctic here: https://t.co/AceLEod2RZ pic.twitter.com/LinOSFUFWq
PAF trainer jet (reportedly T-37C) crashes in Mardan district. Both pilots ejected.— The Wolfpack🔎 (@TheWolfpack71) February 12, 2020
3rd crash of a PAF jet in 2020.pic.twitter.com/wflWpiJJ8n
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.
1100+ death so far
Syrian media published footage depicting the consequences of an artillery attack by the SAA on a convoy of TAF on Feb 3
#Syrian forces destroyed #Turkish military convoy.— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) February 12, 2020
Syrian media published footage depicting the consequences of an artillery attack by the SAA on a convoy of TAF on Feb 3 near city of Serakib, #Syria.
Recall that as a result of shelling on Feb 3, 8 Turkish soldiers were killed. pic.twitter.com/ONZnAaww2L
February 11, 2020
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.
Chinese Government is hiding information about Corona virus counts
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.”
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.
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 TiSPACE (Taiwan Innovative Space) is scheduled to launch its HAPITH-I rocket on Feb. 13 between 0600-0700 from Taitung.
February 10, 2020
Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 #Howitzer during exercise #NorthernViper2020
.@PacificMarines from Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 #Howitzer during exercise #NorthernViper2020 on Yausubetsu Training Area, Japan. #SemperFidelis #BOOM #Lethality #FreeandOpenIndoPacific. pic.twitter.com/7SEKqHZNOz— U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (@INDOPACOM) February 10, 2020
Two Finnish F-35A fighters arrived at the Satakunta Air Force Base at Pirkkala on the evening of February 9th
February 9, 2020
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
Chinese Goverment is hiding the truth about #coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases are way more then 600000 they say..— Corona Virus (@coronavirusInd) February 9, 2020
Chinese Goverment is hiding the truth about #coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases are way more then they say..— Coronavirus Live Updates (@Rntk____) February 9, 2020
If this true then its biggest theat to every human being on earth...#coronavirus #wuhan #Corona #ChinaVirus #China pic.twitter.com/sXMMXTRwjG
ICYMI: Panic buying reached Singapore as the city-state raised its alert level over #CoronavirusOutbreak— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) February 9, 2020
Anxious shoppers formed long lines at grocery stores to stock up on food and essential items including toilet paper #coronavirus #新型肺炎 pic.twitter.com/z868e2zRhz
LOOK: Drone footage shows the empty streets of #Wuhan, China under its #coronavirus quarantine pic.twitter.com/6JN2IfOY77— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) February 8, 2020
The first batch of four Indian Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020
Majestic #Rafale is extremely powerful, superbly agile and very discrete. It not only integrate the largest and most modern range of sensors, it also multiplies their efficiency with a technological breakthrough, the “multi-sensor data fusion”.#DefExpo2020@I30mki @hvtiaf pic.twitter.com/WNl9Vvli80— Air Force Reviews (@AirForceReviews) February 8, 2020
February 8, 2020
Indian Air Force fighters, transport & helicopters, are mesmerising audiences at Lucknow Def Expo India 2020
#DefExpo2020 - Indian Air Force fighters, transport & helicopters, are mesmerising the audience at Lucknow in the 11th edition of @DefExpoIndia.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) February 8, 2020
The atmosphere illuminated with enthusiasm as these beautiful machines flew over the exhibition area.
Glimpses from the show. pic.twitter.com/VMRmxEgXwo