January 31, 2020

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China has restricted countries from using military aircraft to evacuate citizens

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told reporters on Jan. 29 that Bangkok will send a commercial aircraft to China to evacuate its citizens. Earlier, the Royal Thai Air Force said four C-130s are on standby to perform the task.

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Philippines to shop for two more naval helicopters

The Philippines is keen to acquire another two naval helicopters that its navy intends to deploy on its future corvettes.

Norway to deploy F-35 to Iceland

Norway will send its new F-35 fighter to Iceland for the first time in March. The detachment will be part of the Iceland Air Policing mission.

The first F-35 pilot to clock 1,000 hours on the jet

Lt. Col. Brian W. Bann, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B pilot, is the first person to clock more than 1,000 hours on the jet.

Fights break out on site as the race against time to build the first corona virus hospital in Wuhan continues

IDF conducts retaliatory airstrikes after rocket fire in the Gaza Strip this evening

January 29, 2020

Vietnam buys Yak-130

Vedomosti is reporting that Vietnam has placed an order for at least 12 Yak-130 jet trainers. The contract is reported to be worth $350 million.

January 28, 2020

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Royal Thai army showcases its latest armored vehicle and military equipment parade Bangkok Thailand

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January 27, 2020

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Corona virus deaths rises to 80 and there are 2,744 confirmed cases, China’s National Health Commission

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January 26, 2020

U.S. Army leaders to view SB-1 flight demo on Feb. 20

The U.S. Army secretary along with senior Army officials are expected to visit Sikorsky’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida on Feb. 20 to view a flight demonstration of the SB-1.

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January 25, 2020

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January 24, 2020

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January 22, 2020

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January 21, 2020

Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched LCS 23, the future USS Cooperstown

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January 20, 2020

New Indonesian Defence Minister Interested in Rafale, Scorpene and Gowind

What if Indonesia had Rafale and Scorpene submarines?

The Indonesian Minister of Defense explained to France that his country wanted to arm itself to counter the Chinese threat. Jakarta is interested in 48 Rafale, up to 4 Scorpene and 2 Gowind.

According to concordant sources, Indonesia is interested in purchasing Rafale fighter planes (Dassault Aviation), Scorpene submarines and Gowind corvettes (Naval Group). The visit to Paris on Monday of the  Minister of Defense of Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general reputed to be Francophile,  was deemed constructive even if we must remain very cautious at this stage. Thus, the Indonesian minister was expected in stride in Hamburg at TKMS. Tensions with China are leading to rearmament of the countries bordering the China Sea. This is the case of Indonesia, which  has deployed combat aircraft and warships around the Natuna Islands near the South China Sea.

According to sources interviewed by La Tribune, Jakarta is interested in 48 Rafale, up to 4 Scorpene submarines armed with Exocet SM39 missile and by two 2,500-ton Gowind corvettes. These purchases could be made through an intergovernmental agreement between France and Indonesia, which wishes to go quickly.

In 10 years, Paris has sold 1.36 billion euros in military equipment to Jakarta, with a peak in 2013 (480 million euros). That year, the missile MBDA had sold for more than 200 million euros a very short range surface-to-air weapon system (Mistral 3) and Nexter had placed 37 Caesar systems (115 million euros). T he three-color groups can rely on the strategic partnership signed in 2011 between France and Indonesia.

Between two and four Scorpene

In 2015, the Indonesian Air Force bought 16 Sukhoi Su-35s to renew a squadron of old F-5E Tiger IIs, at the expense of the Rafale and the Eurofighter. Regarding the Scorpene submarines already sold in India and Malaysia, Indonesia has two French proposals: one relating to the sale of two submarines off the shelf and the other to the acquisition of four copies carried out as part of a technology transfer (ToT) with the Indonesian group PT PAL. A working group has already been set up between Naval Group and the Indonesian Navy.

Why does Indonesia still want to buy new submarines? The Indonesian navy has reportedly encountered serious problems with its Chang Bogo-class  submarines produced by South Korea. It will cancel a contract signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and  estimated at $ 1 billion for the construction of three additional submarines. French submarine technology is appreciated in Asia-Pacific, a region where Naval Group already has three customers in the submarine field (Malaysia, India and Australia).

Thailand is Sending Submarine Crew to Train in China

The Royal Thai Navy on Thursday said the first group of Thai submariners would receive their training in China, where Thailand’s first submarine fleet in nearly 70 years are being built.

Navy spokesman Prachachat Sirisawat said the navy will select a group of sailors to take training courses in China within this year. Their training would be completed just in time when the first of the three submarines is expected to be delivered to Thailand in 2023.

“Candidates must be able to communicate in English and Chinese, as well as physically and metally fit to work within the confined body of submarines,” Vice Adm. Prachachat said in an interview.

He would not say how many submariners would be trained, but said the training program would take two years to complete for each batch of crews.

The spokesman also confirmed the 22-billion baht deal to buy three brand-new submarines from China is sailing forward as planned. The acquisition was inked in 2017, or 65 years after Thai navy last had submarines under its command.

Three S26T submarines in total were commissioned at the price of two subs, according to the navy.

“The 3-for-2 deal is still on,” he added. “We proposed only two submarines under the agreement, but they gave us three in the price of two.”

Malaysian Army Issues Tenders for Special Forces Vehicles

The Malaysian Army has issued requests for bids from locally registered companies for the supply of vehicles for its special forces regiment.

The two tenders, which were issued on 9 January, are for 16 special operations vehicles (SOVs) and four rapid intervention vehicles (RIVs) for the service’s Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) or Special Forces Group.

According to the documents, the SOVs must enable the GGK to conduct special operations deep in enemy-held territory, and also to “manoeuvre in hostile terrain with great emphasis towards stealth, speed, and fire power”.

The vehicles will need to be delivered to the 11th Special Forces Regiment camp in Malacca: the counter-terrorism unit of the GGK.

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Russian motorized riflemen of the Kemerovo region are training in military operations in impassable snows

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India's test launch of the 3,500 km range nuclear capable submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile

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Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched LCS 23, the future USS Cooperstown

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January 18, 2020

Boeing - SB1 Defiant Reaches Beyond 100 kts

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76th Guards Air Assault Division received a battalion set (+) of ~50 BMD-4M and BTR-MDM Rakushkas

Maiden flight of Falco Xplorer

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer has made its maiden flight from Trapani Air Force Base on Jan. 15. The flight time was approximately 60 minutes.

Israeli Air Force reactivates 116 Squadron as second F-35 unit

The Israeli Air Force has reactivated 116 Squadron as the second unit to fly the F-35 on Jan. 16.

Greece could deploy Patriot unit to Saudi Arabia

A news report says Greece has agreed to deploy a Patriot air defense missile unit to Saudi Arabia.

January 17, 2020

Chinese made Saudi Arabian Air Force CH-4B shot down

Islamic State’s ‘very own Jabba the Hutt’ captured in Mosul

An Iraqi SWAT team this week captured a hefty high-ranking Islamic State official who is pictured crammed into the bed of a police pickup truck after his arrest in Mosul.

The arrest of ISIS mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was announced by the Iraqi government’s security media cell in a statement Thursday.

Bari, a preacher known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” is considered one of the top leaders of “ISIS gangs,” the statement said.

Considered by ISIS to be an authority in Quranic law, Bari issued religious rulings, or fatwas, ordering the execution of scholars and clerics who refused to pledge allegiance to the terrorist group when it occupied Mosul, the statement said. He also ordered the July 2014 destruction of a mosque built at the site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Jonah, who once had a notable encounter with a whale.

The mosque was one of several cultural sites the extremist group destroyed as it swept across Syria and Iraq, claiming large swaths of territory for its self-styled caliphate. The group has been ousted from all the territory it once held but remains an insurgent threat in the region.

Memes including “He puts the fat in fatwa” spread on social media after photos were posted of Bari seated on cushions inside his apparent hideout in one image and loaded into the back of a pickup truck in another.

The images of his arrest would strike a psychological blow against ISIS, Maajid Nawaz, founder of the London-based counter-extremist organization Quilliam, wrote on Facebook.

“Gluttony is frowned upon by jihadists. But also, ISIS branded themselves as fighters possessing rare courage & discipline ... meanwhile this walrus was their top religious cleric,” he said.

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Grand Solar minimum (2018-32) avalanche kills 5 Pakistani soldiers

Names of those killed -

  • Lance Naik Banaras Iqbal, 
  • Lance Naik Abdul Razzaq, 
  • SPR Mohammad Rafiq, 
  • SPR Shahzad Akram and 
  • SPR Ammar Ali

An avalanche destroyed a house in the Thali area of Qamri town, killing four-year-old Rehmatullah and 19-year-old Zeenat, the local police said. Two other members of their family, Mohammad Sultan and Amir Hayat, were injured in the incident, the officials added.

However, according to the complaints received from locals, the injured couldn’t be shifted to hospitals as some roads had been blocked for the past several days.

According a press release issued by the authorities on Wednesday, Gilgit-Baltistan disaster management authority and district administrations have started clearing roads and rehabilitating telecommunication, electricity and other basic infrastructures across the region.

The Gilgit-Rawalpindi section of the Karakorum Highway has been fully restored, while the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) cleared road at four points by removing debris in Patton, Matta Banda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tatta Pani in Diamer.

BAE Systems’ CV90 testing SPIKE LR anti tank guided missile

Indonesian Navy Requests Anti-Submarine, Surface Kits for Five More Panthers

The Indonesian Navy has submitted requests to equip five more Panther helicopters with anti-submarine, surface warfare capabilities. The service has thus far received 10 of the 11 helicopters it ordered in 2014 (photo : Francesco Andrae)

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia: TNI-AL) has submitted a formal request to refit five more of its Airbus Helicopters AS 565MBe Panther helicopters with initial anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities.

The request has been submitted by the TNI-AL’s office of planning and budget allocation to the country’s Ministry of Defence for consideration.

According to a copy of the request that has been forwarded to Jane’s , the service is requesting IDR384 million (USD30,000) to upgrade two airframes with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fittings and IDR216 million to install anti-surface equipment on three helicopters.

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January 16, 2020

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