March 31, 2018

Israeli Hermes 450 UAV crashes in Lebanon, wreckage destroyed by another Israeli UAV

Israel's new tear gas drone

Kim Jong in latest visit to China

ST Engineering - Singapore Terrex 2 IFV, NGAFV, Bronco 3 ATTV & Spider LSV

Run-in of new technology in the US Army

Russian Night tactical and tactical exercises with motorized rifle guns at the Pogonovo range

Training of coastal Russian anti-ship system belonging to Black Sea Fleet at the Iron Horn test site

Air Assault Trainees Rappel from UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

Military exercises in Germany

March 30, 2018

Indian Submariners Part 4- Harman Inside a Submarine Torpedo Tube

Indian Army lights for guarding the border with terrorist sneaking Pakistan.

JF-17 to get Chinese KLJ-7A AESA radar

A researcher from China’s Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology says the JF-17 in service with Pakistan will be upgraded with the institute’s KLJ-7A Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

Croatia selects Israeli second-hand F-16C/Ds

Croatia’s Defense Council has recommended that the country accept an offer from Israel to sell 10 F-16Cs and 2 F-16Ds.

Uzbekistan orders Mi-35 attack helicopters

TASS reported on Mar. 29 that Uzbekistan has signed a contract to buy more than 10 Mi-35 attack helicopters.

Tests of Sarmat heavy-lift ICBMs at the Plesetsk space center

Norway's First Female Tank Commander

Flight-tactical exercise "Ladoga-2018"

Exercise Rattlesnake | 2 PARA | British Army

Pakistan conducted successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile

March 28, 2018

Afghan A-29 dropping the GBU-58 in combat for the first time

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strip searched at JFK airport in New York

Houthi Rebels Released FLIR Video Of Attempted Shoot Down Of UAE Air Force F-16E/F Block 60 Jets Over Yemen

Farmer times his cows to line up for a picture from a @planetlabs satellite

Satellite photo dated March 26, 2018 shows Chinese ships south of Hainan, China

PLAN aircraft carrier can be seen a little to the left of the cloud blob.

Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show.

The images, provided by Planet Labs Inc, confirm a Chinese carrier group has entered the vital trade waterway as part of what the Chinese navy earlier described as combat drills that were part of routine annual exercises.

The Liaoning carrier group last week traversed the Taiwan Strait, according to the Taiwanese defense ministry.

The photos, taken on Monday, show what appear to be at least 40 ships and submarines flanking the carrier Liaoning in what some analysts described as an unusually large display of the Chinese military's growing naval might.

Sailing in a line formation more suited to visual propaganda than hard military maneuvers, the flotilla was headed by what appeared to be submarines, with aircraft above.

Philippine Navy took delivery of three TC-90s from Japan

The Philippine Navy has taken delivery of the remaining three TC-95 donated by Japan. The arrival and transfer ceremony took place at the headquarters of the Naval Air Group (NAG), Sangley Pt., Cavite City on Mar. 26.

China’s second aircraft carrier ready for sea trials

Global Times is reporting that China’s second aircraft carrier is about to go for its first sea trials.

India buying four Mi-24s from Belarus and donate them to Afghanistan

The Afghan Ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, disclosed that India is paying for four refurbished Mi-24 attack helicopters from Belarus and donate them to Afghanistan.

Dutch Charlie battery trains in Norway

Boeing's EcoDemonstrator Sees the Skies Ahead

Special appearance of the B-2 Spirit at the Melbourne Air & Space Show 2018

Training of Russian naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet to repel an air attack of a conventional enemy in the Arctic

HMNZS Canterbury goes to Kermadec Islands

March 27, 2018

Chinese J-7s training missions

The Philippines Not Keen to Buy More Frigates, Opts for Smaller Vessels

The Philippines is not interested in buying more frigates after the delivery of two 107-meter-long vessels from South Korea. The small archipelagic country will instead acquire smaller vessels, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

"I think the two frigates from Hyundai will be the last in the near future. We are not keen on ordering more capital ships or the big ones," Lorenzana told an audience of economists last week, March 21, during a forum hosted by the Foundation for Economic Freedom.

"We are going to have to buy more small vessels, the fast boats," he said.

Lorenzana responded to a question from former National Economic and Development Authority director general Romulo Neri who asked if it's smart to buy expensive ships that, he said, enemies can sink with a single shot.

Neri, who served during the Arroyo administration, said it might be wiser to buy smaller vessels manufactured locally.

Lorenzana agreed with Neri, citing how "one torpedo can sink an P8-billion frigate."

But this position is expected to raise questions from camps that want the Philippine Navy to acquire more ships to patrol the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Smaller vessels are generally suitable only for coastal patrols and don't have the endurance for long deployments, according to a retired Navy officer.

The country needs a minimum of 6 frigates or long-range patrol vessels, based on pronouncements made during the previous administration, to be able to monitor the country's waters. The Navy ideally should also have about a dozen corvettes or smaller warships, based on discussions in the Navy.The Aquino administration had embarked on modest modernization as it identified China's aggressiveness in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as the biggest security threat.

The Philippine Navy, which until recently had a World War II relic for a warship, acquired 3 weather high- endurance cutters from the US Coast Guard.

It also funded the acquisition of two frigates which are expected to arrive under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The frigates became controversial after ousted Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado and the Department of National Defense had a disagreement over how shipbuilder Heavy Hyundai Industries planned to equip the warships. Mercado was removed for insubordination.

President Rodrigo Duterte has warmed ties with China and his administration is counting on Beijing's promise that it will not occupy or build more features in the West Philippine Sea.

Tapping local manufacturers

Lorenzana said the government is already talking to local manufacturers of fast boats.

"If we’re buying something, we first should go to local manufacturers," he said.

Lorenzana said he's talking to members of Congress about amending the procurement law, which he said, is biased against local manufacturers.

"Local manufacturers are slapped 12% VAT whereas the foreign suppliers are not. That is one of the complaints of the local manufacturers. I’m talking to some senators," he said.

Burevestnik – the name chosen for Russia’s nuclear-powered cruise missile

A contest to choose names for three of Russia’s newest weapons has concluded and Burevestnik or Stormbringer is the new moniker for the nuclear-powered cruise missile.

Turkey’s amphibious assault ship to be ready in February 2019

The first amphibious assault ship (LHD) for the Turkish Navy, TCG Anadolu (L-408), is expected to start sea trials in February 2019.

Russia deploys two Su-35s to disputed Kuril Islands

Russia has deployed two Su-35 fighters to disputed Kuril Islands recently. The islands was Japanese territory but was occupied by Soviet Union since the end of World War II.

Chief of Air Staff PAF leading Bakistan Day Flypast

USS Sampson Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Weapon & Sensor Systems

RAAF Display at the 2018 Australian F1 Grand Prix

Operation Cabrit | Estonia and Poland | British Army

Speculation is that Kim Jong PUnG could be in Beijing

CH-47 Chinook Training Mission Afghanistan

Franco-Canadian Winter Exercises

T-38 Freedom Flyer Formation Flight

March 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia intercepts 7 missiles fired from Yemen

Samurai Jet Packs

Maiden bilateral Ex (INMEX-18) with Union of Myanmar Navy Ships UMS King Sin Phyu Shin (Frigate) & UMS Inlay (OPV) commences at Vizag.

Military Jet Aircraft Panavia Tornado of Italian Air Force at INIOCHOS 2018 Andravida Greece 4K UHD

Chinese Navy's 28th escort formation conduct live firing training

China Air Force H-6K and other fighter jets patrol the South China Sea

6th Gen Hypersonic Stealth Fighter, Stealth UCAVs & Swarm UAVs Concept Unveiled

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