October 31, 2014

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Tu-95 'Bear' bombers on on Oct 29th

over the Baltic Sea

US Army RDECOM - Army Evaluates DARPA's Futuristic Lightweight & Soft Robotic Exosuit

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani sitting on a Badr improvised fighting vehicle near Samara front

Iran has supplied unspecified number of Badr improvised fighting vehicles to Shia militia.

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani seems to be all over the place assisting Iraqi militias fighting ISIS.
His demeanor seems to be calm and relaxed with a sense of victory.

General Qassem Soleimani was seen on 25-26th October in the batttle of Jurf al-Sakhar

U-2 Spy Plane Flight - Cockpit Video

Cockpit video and piot view from a U-2 Spy Plane on takeoff, flying at high altitude, and landing with chase car support.

Film Credits: A1C Benjamin Bugenig

Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan's $350M presidential palace with 1,000 rooms

Neighboring countries Iraq and Syria are still fighting militants whom Sultan Erdogan sent as guests.

The Turkish president has unveiled his new presidential palace amidst huge controversy.Turkish Environmental activists say complex has been built on one of the city’s best preserved green spaces by cutting down hundreds of trees.

It was originally planned as a palace for the prime minister but once Erdogan stepped down as prime minister and was voted in as president, the plans changed.

Russia delivers all 63 Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan

Representative Photo - Wikimedia commons

Russia has completed delivery of 63 Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopter gunships to Afghanistan's army.

Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan for an overall contract is worth $1.2 billion. The helicopters supplied assist with the successful formation of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) 

Iran Oil Revenues Drop by 30 Percent due to drop in global prices

90% of Saudi Budget also dependent on oil prices.

Iran oil revenues dropped by 30 percent because of the recent decline in global oil prices, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“International conditions are such that the country’s main source of income, i.e. oil revenues, has been cut by some 30 percent,” Rouhani told Majlis. “We have to deal with the new conditions and the global economic conditions.”The benchmark Brent crude has plunged nearly 25 percent since peaking in June at about $115 a barrel, as supply boosted by U.S. shale production outpaced demand. Brent traded at $86.52 today.

Meanwhile, the Joint Organization Data Initiative reported that Iranian oil exports fell to the lowest level on record in August, mainly due to slowdown of the economy and energy demand in China, Iran’s biggest customer.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye during operational deployment of South Korea's FA-50 aircraft

at an air force base in Wonju, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul

Photos - chosun

Earlier in the month South Korean Air Force said that its indigenously developed FA-50 fighter jet had succeeded in firing a guided missile that reached its intended target in the sea. The live firing exercise took place on Wednesday over the East Sea, the Air Force said. During the drill, an FA-50 fighter jet fired a guided missile, an AGM-65G Maverick, from an altitude of 1.2 kilometers (0.7 miles) and hit its target about 7 kilometers away. The target was a retired ship.

Keels of two more Improved Kilo-class submarines laid at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg

In keeping up with Russian navy's ambitious rearmament plans, the keels of two more "Improved Kilo-class" diesel-electric submarines -Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino- were laid at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

Diesel-electric submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino are the last of six submarines of project 636 being built for Russian Navy. Novorossiysk, the lead submarine of the series, was delivered to RF Navy on August 22, 2014. The second serial submarine, The Rostov-on-Don, is undergoing the manufacturer’s sea trials. The Stary Oskol, the third submarine of the series, is undergoing the mooring tests. The forth submarine, The Krasnodar, was launched on February 20, 2014.

Photo - Video grab - Channel 5 TV

A glimpse into Vietnam navy's Cam Ranh Naval base

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force awards $205 million Phalanx upgrade contract to Raytheon

Raytheon press release

Raytheon Company was awarded a multi-year bulk buy contract totaling over $200 million to provide Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The CIWS is an integral element of Japan's Ship Self-Defense Program. "Phalanx provides the critical inner-layer of protection to sailors around the globe against threats that are continually evolving," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Thanks to its array of sensors, Phalanx brings a proven solution against threats launched from land, sea or air."

Close-in Defense Solutions

Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and deployed in navies around the world.

Intended to enlarge Phalanx's keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems use advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide. SeaRAM is aboard the Independence-class of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships.

Haqqani commander among dead in US drone strike in South Waziristan

A vehicle loaded with arms and ammunition was also destroyed in the attack.

A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in South Waziristan on Thursday, including an important commander of the Pakistan Army supported Haqqani network, security officials said.The attack happened early Thursday in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border.

Officials and a militant source said four foreigners and an important commander from the ruthless Haqqani network, which is blamed for numerous bloody attacks in Afghanistan, were among those killed.

Bad October for Haqqani network

Earlier in mid-October 2014, Afghanistan intelligence had captured two Haqqani commanders

The Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS), the detained Haqqani terrorist network leaders included Anis Haqani, the brother of Sirajudin Haqqani and Hafiz Rashid the military commander of Haqqani network.

Their Photos:

Russo-Japanese maritime rescue exercise

Russian-Japanese maritime rescue exercise near Peter The Great gulf

Launch of GPS IIF-8 on Atlas V Rocket from Cape

An American Atlas V 401 rocket successfully launched today, October 29th 2014, at 17:21 UTC carrying the GPS IIF-8 satellite into orbit for the US Air Force. The Atlas V 401 rocket was the 50th launch of an Atlas V vehicle.

October 30, 2014

Egypt starts setting up a buffer zone with Gaza

The move came following two of the most violent anti-state attacks killed more than 33 security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday.

Egyptian soldier entering a smuggling tunnel

Egypt’s security forces started evacuating resident living along the border with the Gaza Strip, in order to create a buffer zone with neighboring Palestine.

Many in the area already packed their belongings and began to leave, just one day after the announcement from Cairo made the eviction official.

Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine. The missile was launched from the submerged submarine at a location in the Barents Sea and hit a designated target at the Kura test range on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula.

The three-stage Bulava SLBM carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).

Ukraine War - An Ukrainian S-300 convoy passed Odessa today 29.10.2014

South Korea may take legal action against BAE Systems for KF-16 upgrade as locally made FA-50 aircraft get deployed

South Korea government may take legal action against BAE Systems for its failure to implement a KF-16 upgrade at an already agreed upon price.BAE has demanded an additional 203.1 billion won ($193 million), but DAPA(Defense Acquisition Program Administration) refused to pay.

BAE Systems was chosen over Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-16 jets, in August 2012 as the primary contractor for the upgrade of 130 KF-16C and D Block aircraft because it offered a lower price than nearest competitor Lockheed Martin.If BAE fails to deliver on the contract, it would force DAPA to turn to Lockheed Martin at an additional cost.The delay in the program and extra costs should be shouldered by the party that reneges on the deal, according to DAPA.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called on the military Thursday to remain in full readiness as she hailed the operational deployment of South Korea's FA-50 aircraft at an air force base in Wonju, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

Last month, South Korea's Air Force deployed a squadron of 20 FA-50 aircraft and there are further plans to deploy 40 more FA-50 fighter jets in coming years.The FA-50 is a light attack variant of the T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer that was co-developed by KAI and U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin. It is the most advanced variant of the T-50 family operated by the South Korean Air Force.

After the speech, Park watched as two FA-50 jets executed an aerial maneuver.

Pakistan DG ISPR General Asim Bajwa says Pakistan will not allow terrorists to use its soil

This press conference comes in the backdrop of latest Ayman Al-Zawahiri video for the subcontinent was shot in Pakistan , mastermind of Mumbai blasts in in Karachi along with Hafiz Saeed are being protected by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.

Afghanistan not cooperating with Pakistan Army... by etribune

Kim Jong Un climbs into a Mig 29 cockpit

Photos of first public visit to military faculty after after surgery.

Former US Area 51 engineer -Boyd Bushman - said he spoke with aliens

Believe or disbelieve - up to you

Shortly before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he was video recorded candidly speaking about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas.

Boyd was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin. His career spanned over forty years, was awarded many patents, and included work with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments, and Lockheed Martin.

They say - Men always speak truth before dying

Chinese Army Aviation WZ-10 woman pilots

Photos - Weibo

AeroMobil 3.0 Flying Car Flight Testing

8 Pakistan Army soldiers killed in Khyber clash

Pakistan Army

At least 21 terrorists and eight soldiers have been killed during a major clearance operation in a restive part of Khyber Agency, where an operation Khyber-I, has been under way since early October.

“Twenty-one terrorists were killed and several others injured during a major clearance operation in the Spin Qamar area of Khyber Agency by security forces on Wednesday,” the Inter-Services Public Relations said. DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa told reporters that more than 1,100 terrorists were killed during Zarb-i-Azb and 44 others during Khyber-I operation. However, he once again declined to give a timeframe for the end of the operations underway in North Waziristan and Khyber, saying these would continue in the two tribal regions until the areas were cleared.

Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif attended the funeral of the deceased soldiers held in Peshawar garrison. 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...