Our story on #LondonBridgeAttack has been updated with new information:— ITCT (@ITCTofficial) November 30, 2019
- Terrorist identified as 28 year old Pakistan-origin Usman Khan from Staffordshire.
- Convicted with his terror accomplices for a previous terror plot.
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November 30, 2019
November 29, 2019
An #Iranian P-3F #Orion surveillance aircraft makes a low pass over supply ship USNS ALAN SHEPARD TAKE3 & #cruiser USS #NORMANDY CG60 in the Gulf of Oman 11 Nov. Such passes are a regular occurence in the Persian Gulf region. The US-built aircraft was delivered in the mid-1970s pic.twitter.com/uRbiuVI9MV— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) November 29, 2019
November 28, 2019
#WATCH 🍿As #YourADF's third Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney successfully completes sea trials, keeping her on track for delivery in February 2020 as one of the most potent warships to date. #AusNavy— Defence Australia (@DeptDefence) November 28, 2019
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Naval Infantry cadets from the Far Eastern Higher Combined-Arms Command School conducted a VBSS exercise on the Zeya River with BTR-82A
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said that the Philippine government hopes to finish by December this year its negotiations with the South Korean government to start the building of two more Pohang-class corvettes worth P25 billion which will added to the Philippine Navy’s fleet.
Lorenzana noted that once the contract has been signed, the building of the corvettes could start by January 2020.
“We are still working on the financing. I want the negotiations to be finish this December so the contract can be signed already so that we can start making or building the corvettes by January,” said Lorenzana.
“We are still working on the financing because we don’t have the money to pay for it immediately. They can give us generous financing and we could pay them in three to five years later on. Maybe they will make our corvettes,” he added.
The Defense chief noted that just like the two frigates set to be acquired by the country from South Korea next year, Hyundai Heavy Industries Col., Ltd. will also be the one to build it if the plan pushes through.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. is the world’s largest shipbuilding company. Its headquarters are in Ulsan, South Korea. HHI was founded in 1972 by Chung Ju-yung as a division of the Hyundai Group, and in 1974, completed building its first ships.
Lorenzana said once the country acquires the two corvettes, the ships will be deployed in the south.
The Philippine Navy recently acquired from South Korea BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) which arrived in the country on 18 August. Lorenzana said that the Philippines is also set to acquire two frigates from South Korea next year.
He said BRP Rizal is set to arrive in the country by April of May of 2020 while BRP Luna is expected to be delivered by December next year.
The two Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters donated by Jordan are arriving tuesday, November 26 transported by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy strategic airlifter at Clark International Airport, MaxDefense Philippines said in a post in its social networking page.
“The “goodies” arriving today for the Philippine Air Force came from Jordan. Its no other than the Bell AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters. 2 units, both donated by the Kingdom of Jordan to the Philippines,” MaxDefense said after a couple of posts that hinted a delivery for Philippine Air Force (PAF).
“And yes, it comes in light gray almost similar to the PAF’s AgustaWestland AW109E Power armed helicopters,” MaxDefense added.
Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that the Kingdom of Jordan is donating 2 Cobra attack helicopters.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the transfer of AH-1S Cobra Attack helicopters donated by the Kingdom of Jordan on June 3.
The SARO has an amount of PHP 158,204,428.00 “to cover the requirements for the transfer and acceptance of two (2) units AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan under the Revised AFP Modernization Program.”
November 27, 2019
Tu95MS strategic missile carriers performed scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan, Yellow and East China Sea
#Footage #RussianASF #Tu95MS strategic missile carriers performed scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan, Yellow and East China Seas, having been escorted by fighter jets of the Air Forces of #SouthKorea and #Japan https://t.co/BxFqJSFEvD #RussianAirForce pic.twitter.com/Yy2Is7N63l— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) November 27, 2019
The Iskander-M systems received an obligatory blessing from an Orthodox priest to increase their accuracy.
Video shows #IRGC's #Basij militias shooting at unarmed protesters in #Shiraz at night of 17 November 2019. Security forces of #Iran's Islamic Regime have killed almost 50 protesters in City of #Shiraz during the recent #IranProtests. pic.twitter.com/zTJ5zrdND2— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) November 27, 2019
Rheinmetall has received an order to supply the German Army with the MELLS antitank guided missiles.
November 26, 2019
At least 10 Pakistan navy's personnel killed in bus accident at Buzi top on Murkan coastal highway in Gwadar City
اپڈیٹ:— RegionalTelegraph (@RegnlTelegraph) November 26, 2019
حب: مکران کوسٹل ہائی کے بزی ٹاپ کے قریب اوڑماڑہ سے کراچی سے جانے والی مسافر کوچ کھائی جاگری
حادثے میں نیوی کے 9جوان شہید، 31 زخمی،اسٹنٹ کمشنر بیلہ اسٹنٹ کمشنر بیلہ
مسافر کوچ نیوی کے جوان سوار تھے ہوکر چھٹیوں پر گھروں کو جارہے تھے، اسٹنٹ کمشنر بیلہ pic.twitter.com/o0UT6uxp2a
At least nine security personnel of Pakistan Navy were martyred and 29 others were injured in Balochistan on Tuesday when their bus plunged into a ditch.
According to details, the bus was en route to Karachi from Ormara area of Gwadar district. The soldiers were going to their homes for the holidays.
A preliminary investigation showed the accident took place when the bus’s brakes failed.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed interest in South Korea’s indigenous fighter jet programme.
He made his intent known during a visit to the Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI), here, today, and said he was eager to look at the advancement of the local aircraft industry.
Dr Mahathir spent more than an hour at the KAI facility, located some two-hour drive from Busan.
Dr Mahathir, who is in South Korea to attend Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan, arrived at the KAI facility by helicopter.
He was met on arrival by the South Korean Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) Minister, Wang Jung-Hong and KAI chief executive officer, Ahn Hyun-Ho.
The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking.
Korea Aerospace Industries, commonly referred to as KAI, is a South Korean aerospace and defence company.
During his visit to the facility, the prime minister was especially fascinated with the KAI made FA-50 light combat aircraft.
The KAI FA-50 is the combat variant of the T-50, South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the world's few supersonic trainers.
KAI is also developing a 4.5 generation half stealth fighter jet KAI KF-X, a joint South Korean and Indonesian effort. The programme is spearheaded by South Korea, which holds 80 per cent of the shares. Indonesia joined in 2010 and has the remaining 20 per cent shares in the project.
Dr Mahathir during his visit also remarked that South Korea had advanced greatly since he last visited the country in 2002.
On the international military sites, a picture of a modern T-72B1MS main battle tank has just been brought to Tien Sa port in Vietnam.
It is known that these are the main battle tanks (MBT) T-72B1MS "White Eagles" provided by Russia to the Lao People's Army, they are taken to Tien Sa port to carry out transit procedures through Vietnam because Laos does not have a seaport.
The contract for the supply of T-72B1MS tanks signed between Russia and Laos has a total volume of about 30 units, the size of a battalion, the Russian side usually hand over 10 units at a time, before that, similar shipments to Tien Sa port.
After arriving at Vietnam ports, these MBTs will be transported to Laos via roads by specialized trucks, with the latest shipment, it is likely that Laos has received a sufficient number of tanks under a commercial contract, marking a new step in the armed forces.
The "White Eagle" T-72B1MS is an upgraded version of Russian-made T-72Bs manufactured from the Soviet Union, the "White Eagle" is a quick fire upgrade package that helps tanks meet better than the requirements of modern warfare.
Basically, the "White Eagle" tank has a poor T-90S defense system when it is not equipped with the new Kontakt 5 explosive reactor but still has to use Kontakt-1 and is not equipped with Shtora-1 soft defense system, but firepower is better.
The "White Eagle" Tank is equipped with a multi-channel optical image viewfinder system for the gunner and head of Sosna-U, manufactured by Belarus company Peleng, customers can choose a few more electronic devices western origin.
In addition, the car is also equipped with a ballistic computer and automatic target tracking system, integrated 12.7 mm remote control turret with cruise camera. Its electronic system and fire control are significantly superior when placed next to the T-90S.
According to military experts, this is because the chassis is almost unused and integrated with the new generation electronic weapons that the T-72B "White Eagle" is capable of facing any battle the most advanced far right now.
With an estimated price of only US $ 1.5-2 million per vehicle, the T-72B1MS proved to be a wise choice for the Lao Army in the context of their defense budget.
The U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark is asking the country to buy more F-35s and that Denmark should fulfill three-year-old promises to strengthen defense and surveillance in the Arctic.
November 25, 2019
Part 3 pic.twitter.com/JR9tf3zKFu— FJ (@Natsecjeff) November 23, 2019
Part 4 pic.twitter.com/HTkYs5J5K7— FJ (@Natsecjeff) November 24, 2019
Part 5 pic.twitter.com/USgaBO8iTB— FJ (@Natsecjeff) November 24, 2019
OTD in 1941, battleship HMS Barham (off the coast of Egypt) was hit by three torpedoes from U-331, capsized and exploded
On Saturday 23 November 2019, the final three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Pilatus PC-21s touched down on Australian soil at RAAF Darwin (NT). All three, serial A54-047, A54-048 and A54-049, were in an overall grey colour scheme with 4sq markings.
The first PC-21 (A54-001/HB-HWA) arrived on 18 February 2017 at RAAF Darwin. The last three, out of an order for 49 aircraft, arrived a little over 33 months after the first one. Each delivery flight took the pilots 30+ hours flying time to complete, covering more than 19,000 km through 10 countries.
The Pilatus PC-21s replaced the Pacific Aerospace Corporation (PAC) CT/4B Airtrainer and the Pilatus PC-9/A training aircraft. All aircraft were flown to RAAF East Sale (Vic.) for acceptance. Of the 49 aircraft, 42 (including the Roulettes display team) are based at RAAF East Sale and RAAF Pearce (WA). Three PC-21s (one in a grey scheme) are based with ARDU at RAAF Edinburgh (SA) and the last four in the grey scheme are with 4sq at RAAF Williamtown (NSW).
November 24, 2019
This look like a scene from Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men”—but it’s the real unrest taking place in Iran.— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 23, 2019
The country’s youth is protesting the regime’s hault in subsidies which will lead to higher fuel prices. Pay attention.pic.twitter.com/Ry4qHNz9ef
November 23, 2019
India’s Strategic Forces Command test-fired two rounds of the surface to surface Nuke capable SRBM Prithvi-II from ITR Chandipur
India’s Strategic Forces Command test-fired two rounds of the surface to surface Nuke capable SRBM #Prithvi-II from ITR Chandipur off #Odisha test. The indigenous missile capable of carrying 500-1000 Kgs of warhead was inducted into armed forces in 2003. pic.twitter.com/q4vuzxeQ8U— Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) November 20, 2019