June 24, 2020

After Russian Victory day parade 2020





Large secondary explosion in al-Salamiyah, in the Hama province, following suspected Israeli strikes last night Syria




Victory Day Parades have begun across Russia starting with 900 servicemen in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky







Chinese spy plane enters S. Korea's air defense zone



A Chinese military plane entered South Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ) earlier this week, prompting Seoul to scramble a fighter jet in response, military sources said Wednesday.

The Chinese plane, presumed to be a Y-9 aircraft, entered the zone Monday morning in the area south of South Korea's southern island of Jeju and south of the easternmost islets of Dokdo before moving into the Japanese air defense identification zone, according to the sources.

As the Chinese plane approached the zone, South Korea scrambled a fighter jet and raised the issue with China via a military communication line. In response, China said it was carrying out a regular exercise with the surveillance plane, the sources said.

Air defense identification zones are not territorial airspace and are not bound by international law. But a foreign warplane is supposed to make prior notification before approaching them in line with international customs to prevent accidental clashes.

June 23, 2020

EU criticizes China's planned security law for Hong Kong





F-35A from the 302nd Fighter Squadron joined “Elephant Walk,” held by the U.S. Air Force 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa AB






First CMV-22B Osprey assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM)







Brawl Between Chinese & Indian Soldiers During Border Dispute






Tu-22M3 flight tactical exercises in the Kaluga region





The last BeiDou-3 satellite launch










Rogue Chinese General Zhao Zongqi, head of the Western Theater Command ordered the attack on Indian soldiers


Zhao wants 
  • Elevation to Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC)
  • China to not appear "weak" before neighbors


Last week a brutal skirmish erupted between Chinese and Indian forces along the contested border region of northern India and southwestern China. The clash killed dozens of people and dramatically escalated tensions between the two states. Now, it has emerged a leading Chinese general authorised the operation.

General Zhao Zongqi, head of the Western Theater Command, is understood to have approved the operation, US intelligence agencies claim.

A source said the General has overseen previous standoffs with India and is keen to ensure China does not appear weak.

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short Bio

General Zhao Zongqi is an ambitious man. He has been heading the newly created Western Theatre Command since 2016 and has led an almost perfect career, something most of his peers can only dream of. His stint of 20 years in the Tibetan Military District led him to believe that he had a clear shot for the top prize, an admission into the Central Military Commission (CMC), the Chinese Communist Party’s highest military decision making body.

He perfected the art of mass ambushes during the Sino-Vietnam war of 1979 and has survived the ups and downs of the Party’s fortunes till now. In fact, he is one of the few lucky ones to have escaped Xi’s purge of the military’s top leadership. Purges have become a staple for communist regimes worldwide. Stalin anyone? Zhao however is a departure from the generals that populate the Party’s ranks. Ruthless and ambitious, he is banking on his current profile and the standoff with India to reach the hallowed ranks of the CMC. The style of ambush of 16 Bihar troops and the use of primitive weapons fit his profile perfectly.

Just before the reorganisation of the PLA’s seven military regions into five theatre commands, he was in-charge of the Jinan Military Region but had gone on a tour of garrisons in Gansu, Xinjiang and Ningxia with General Fan Changlong, the previous Vice Chairman (VC) of CMC. This was a sure shot indicator that something big was being planned for him, in the next couple of months, he was crowned King of the West.

The former Xinjiang and Tibetan Military Commands were integrated into the Western Theatre Command in 2016 and its reins handed over to General Zongqi. Interesting point to note: Western Theatre Command looks after China’s borders with India and is the largest amongst the five. For Zhao, this was the perfect posting. An apparently low lying fruit in the form of armed confrontation with India would have ensured his elevation.

Zhao was also made the member of the 19th Central Committee in 2017. But having been given the look over for the position of the Vice Chairman of CMC after the retirement of General Fan Chonglong, he started looking for ways to make the Party realise his potential. His plan to intrude into peace-loving Bhutan would have fetched him immediate affection from his party superiors, had it succeeded. He was also banking on the fact that India’s friendship treaty with Bhutan was a paper tiger. In case things went south, he could always say that India was the aggressor and he was just maintaining the status quo. Under this charade, he planned to grab some more territory.

Destiny had different plans for him. India intervened in strength and did not respond to Zhao’s provocations, which were made through the crude Party mouthpiece Global Times. The 72-day long standoff threatened to submerge the Indian subcontinent under the clouds of war. The international opinion also turned against China for invading a peaceful country. As a result, Zhao had to back off. Seething with humiliation, especially after Indian PM Narendra Modi’s firm demand to Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Wuhan Summit that China pull its troops back, Zhao felt the Vice-Chairmanship slipping away from his fingers. It was also decided during the same summit and the one at Mamallapuram later that the delicate regional balance in the region will not be disturbed at any cost.

Zhao is one of Xi’s rare handpicked choicesand both he and Xi are children of CPC revolutionary heroes from Shaanxi province and hence are very close. The ambitious Zhao Zongqi desperately wants his ploy to work- if he could avenge Doklam and show the party that he had the determination to force his will on his adversaries. As a result, the current standoff with India was planned in the early months of 2020. The intrusion was supposed to be so shamefacedly aggressive that India would be forced to capitulate and surrender its positions. He also calculated that going into a previously settled place like GalwanValleywould be advantageous as India would not be expecting any action there.

Zhao tasked units of Xinjiang Military District to harass Indian patrols on the northern bank of Pangong Tso Lake and removed all restrictions on their actions. Similarly, units of Tibet Military District were told to move into Galwan, Hot Springs and Depsang plains and try and rake up hostilities deliberately with the Indians. Again he has been sorely proven wrong. Not only has India not capitulated, but the massive buildup of troops and the two incidents of violence in May and June also threaten to push the region into a devastating no-holds-barred war.

Despite the understanding at the political level of not letting differences turn into disputes, General Zhao Zongqi’s grandstanding and megalomaniacal behaviour is not only destroying whatever little chance that he has of the VC position in the CMC, but he has also put his President in a very difficult position.

With half of the world breathing down Xi’s neck over his mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis, Hong Kong and the South China Sea, the least he could have expected out of his General was sane military advice and not an unwarranted action that will attract the attention of other

Bushehr nuclear power plant has been connected to the electrical grid of Iran







June 22, 2020

Troublemaker Zhao Lijian from Information Department, Foreign Ministry, China


China reserves the right to respond to a Japanese city's administrative bill regarding China’s Diaoyu Islands




The Taliban now have artillery guns





South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 Flight






New Zealand - Seasprite helicopter









F-15's of the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons Training • KADENA AIR BASE, OKINAWA, JP





Cyberattacks have to be tied to a ‘pattern of behaviour’ on Australia - from China


Trade related issues with China lead to a cyber attack to destabilize  Australia



Finnish Army - Battlefield 2020

Video gives you a very ominous feeling




The Battlefield (2020) is an educational film specifically for conscript training. The film is part of the combat training material provided in the beginner period and in the non-commissioned and reserve officer courses. In addition, the video is used in the training of reservists and also staff. The purpose of the video is to give trainees a realistic picture of the Defense Forces as a whole, the circumstances and operating environment of exceptional circumstances, as well as threat models and preparedness regulation. The Defense Forces Service Center has produced an educational film commissioned by the General Staff Training Department during 2016-2020. The film replaces the previous Battlefield film released in 1998.

Why is China at war with its neighbors


Civil unrest in China is increasing after factory closures as the world stops purchases of Made in China products


Protesters in Wuhan are met with brutal force. June 18,2020



June 21, 2020

F-35B Lightning II - Ready Combat on South China Sea





Behind the Great Firewall of China


Democratic speech gets deleted from Chinese social networking sites but Communist party of China can keep spreading propaganda on Twitter Facebook and other sites.

Ted Talks video from 8 years ago.


June 21 1900 - Coalition sent in response to Boxers in China : Britain, US, Australia, India, Germany, France, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Japan




Execution of a Chinese Boxer by the French, Tientsin

Boxers beheaded in front of a group of Chinese and Japanese officials

Execution of Boxers after the rebellion

Chinese submarine enters Japanese waters - Japan dispatches JS Kaga and P-1 to look for Chinese submarine


China has opened up multiple fronts with its neighbors as factories close and civil unrest grows in  China


Hong Kong, India , Japan

Next in the line are Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei

A foreign submarine, believed to be from China, was discovered near Amami Oshima Island, Japan on Jun. 18.






Chinese mainland civil unrest 















Turkey starts testing of TEI-TJ300 turbojet engine for medium-range missile

Turkey has started testing its indigenous TEI-TJ300 turbojet engine that will power a medium-range anti-ship missile.



Terror group leaders in Syria were killed in this strike


High unemployment and factory closure fighting Beijing now claims Japanese Senkakus island as theirs

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/20/asia/china-japan-islands-dispute-hnk-intl/index.html





June 19, 2020

Why Xi Jin ping Pong and Chinese communist party behaving cranky lately


Civil unrest in China is increasing.

Watch how the police run when the Chinese mob attacks.


Chinese Swat teams equipment

BJC16 and LS7 submachine guns with silencers and a 38mm explosion-proof gun







Iran announces it's successfully completed tests of its new, home-made cruise missile





Red Arrows With PAF • Paris Flyover


The USAF Flying Fortress AC-130U Spookys Retires


Norwegian Soldiers Train On American Machine Guns - M240B


Very Lynn, has died, 103 years old


Exercise Dynamic Front

U.S. Marines with 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, support exercise Dynamic Front 19 at Adazi Training Area, Latvia. The Marine Corps Reserve relies on exercises such as this to maintain its mission of providing forces focused on combat operations, crisis prevention, crisis response, and theater security cooperation.



China 'striking out' at India to cover COVID-19 'anxiety'




June 18, 2020

So World Economic Forum is pushing for a " The Great RESET"

What is a Reset ?  Go find out and be informed.

Keep your money diversified and distributed in multiple banks and across physical assets and some 3-4 month working cash at home at all times.

Prepare yourself for organized chaos.

It was not a conspiracy after all




One aspect of this "Great RESET" is increase in Taxes and mass surveillance 













Chinese troops used nail-studded weapons in Galwan on the Ladakh Border on Monday night

Chinese Director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department when asked about Chinese PLA casualties in Galwan








Boeing delivers F/A-18E and F to U.S. Navy

A single-seat F/A-18 E model and a two-seat F model have been delivered by Boeing to the U.S. Navy for flight testing.



US Marines Live Fire Field Training | Military ASMR


Canada loses bid for UN Security Council seat






UN Yoga Day (19 June 2020)



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jets Intercept Russian TU-95 "Bear" Bombers Near Alaska


Unconfirmed reports of dead 40+ Chinese soldiers killed in clashes with Indian Army

Rumors are that publishing the casualties will cause a big embarrassment to the PLA and the CPC



Rumor list of dead



Norwegian submarine crew









June 17, 2020

Suspected India-China clash point






Xi and China unhinged - headlines for past 8 days



The "Peaceful" rise of China

Senkaku, Japan


Taiwan

Indonesia and Malaysia

PLA Tibet military command conducts live-fire drill at an elevation of 4,700 meters in Tanggula Mountains


Iran's #IRGC allegedly launches rare attack along Iraqi border


Fuel storage facility explosion in China


Communist North Korea's state newspaper released pictures of its demolition of inter-Korean liaison office


PLA 75th Army received several new ZTL-11s


June 15, 2020

Graduation Ceremonies and Passing out parades

India




US



The US Army at 245: A Tribute to America





South Korea using KC-330 to rotate Akh special forces unit in UAE

South Korea will be dispatching its KC-330 for its first overseas mission this month when one aircraft will be used to rotate the 707th Special Mission Group contingent in United Arab Emirates.



How I Boarded a US NAVY NUCLEAR SUBMARINE in the Arctic (ICEX 2020)





E-3G Sentry Aerial Refueling




Estonia - Defense Forces received new container trucks


Belarus has inducted two Rosa-RB radars into service


The Belarus Ministry of Defense has inducted two Rosa-RB active phased array radars into service.



VIDEO shows a number of Taliban fighters in Baba Khel area


Kurds out in the streets in Makhmour to protest against the Turkish campaign


June 14, 2020

Surge • Yokota Air Base in Japan (May 2020)






Pakistan Army Major Raja Faheen dies by COVID19


Philippine Air Force Acquiring 3 More Medium Tactical Transport Aircraft




The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is “embarking on the acquisition of additional medium tactical transport aircraft for the 220th Airlift Wing,” MaxDefense Philippines said in an article June 10.

This acquisition is under Horizon 2 of the current Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program.

According to MaxDefense, this acquisition project eyes to acquire 3 more medium tactical transport aircraft. It added that among the platforms being considered are Airbus’ C-295 aircraft and Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI)’s CN-235-220.

The Philippine Air Force is already operating C-295 aircraft from Airbus. Three as medium tactical transport aircraft acquired during Horizon 1, and one acquired through the Command and Control Fixed-Wing Turbo Prop Acquisition Project.

SSMS inaugural flight on Vega


KAI to Finalize Assembly of KF-X Fighter Jet in Second Half 2020



Korea Aerospace Industries said Wednesday it will finalize the assembly of its next-generation KF-X fighter jet in the second half of this year.

South Korea’s sole aircraft manufacturer is currently assembling each of the top, middle and bottom parts of the fuselage of its fifth-generation fighter and the final assembly is scheduled for the second half of the year.

"To introduce a prototype next year, KAI is looking forward to a final assembly of the jet in the period,” a company official said.

“Also, we have received 15 engines from General Electric to power six prototypes, with each requiring two engines. The remaining three are spares.”

KAI selected GE Aviation in May 2016 to supply the F414-GE-400K engines for the KF-X fighter. The multirole KF-X jet, a $7.4 billion project, is being designed and built by KAI.

The KF-X aircraft will replace Korea’s F-4D/E Phantom II and F-5E/F Tiger II fleet. The development program is scheduled to be completed in 2026, while flight testing will occur in 2023. A total of 120 KF-X aircrafts are scheduled for production for the Air Force. GE Aviation will provide 240 F414 engines plus spares.

GE has partnered with Korea many times to power aircrafts in their inventory. GE’s F404 engines currently power the country’s T-50 Golden Eagle, a high-performance supersonic trainer developed with KAI for the Korean Air Force. GE’s T700 turboshaft engines power the Korean utility helicopter Surion. Additionally, GE’s F110 engines power the Air Force’s F-15K aircraft.

F-22 Return to Flight: The F-22 Raptor Fleet Resumed Flight Operations Today







Belarus military news




Israel Air Force | 190






RAFAEL's DRONE DOME with LASER Intercepts Multiple Targets







Two F-35C pilots graduate from TOPGUN

Maj. Derek Heinz and Lt. William Goodwin are the first two F-35C pilots to graduate from the 13-week Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) course.

Japan has deployed PAC-3 MSE interceptors at four bases

Japan has finished the deployment of the PAC-3 MSE interceptors at four of its bases between March and June this year.

Saab JAS39C Gripen Waiting for Show




B-1B Lancers Refueling • Incirlik Air Base


All Israeli F-16s damaged during flooding at Hatzor airbase have been repaired

Eight Israeli F-16s were damaged in a flood this January, while five were quickly brought back to service, repairs to 3 aircraft took longer. On Jun. 12, the Israeli Air Force declared that all three aircraft are now serviceable.

June 12, 2020

Mysterious flying object

2.5 min onwards


Battlesight Zero Exercise



Airborne Drone control proof of concept trial

Interesting concept.


Chinese PLA in Tibet








Pakistan military analyst describes BrassTacks Survival Series



Gun carrying analyst in dairy farm adds 
  • Pakistani milk is laced with formalin/Formaldehyde and steroids 
  • Corona virus vaccine will contain satanical bio molecules and electronic chips



Ka-52M to enter state trials and test new long-range cruise missile



The modernized Ka-52M will enter state trials from Dec. 1 and the testing is expected to wrap up by last week of September 2022.

VMFA-323 is executing the final F/A-18C deployment of 3rd MAW



USS Nimitz deployed on Jun. 8 from San Diego and VMFA-322 is on board the aircraft carrier, it is the last F/A-18C deployment for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).

C-17s tested updated dynamic re-tasking capability



Two U.S. Air Force C-17s tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability (DRC) system during a weapons instructor course joint force exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range last week.

PLAAF fighter pilot with 5290 flight hours retires


A PLAAF fighter pilot who had amassed 5290 flight hours during his career has retired recently.






Russian military in the area of ​​the city of Kobani, Eastern Syria









Chinese Navy's 34th Escort Force returned to Sanya, Hainan 10 June after a 171-day anti-piracy cruise to the Gulf of Aden











Children of jihad







June 11, 2020

Four KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers of the 97th Air Mobility Wing






Pakistan Army propping up Islamic State in Afghanistan





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Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint • RAF Mildenhall








F-35A "quick climb" • Lightning II Demonstration Team






June 10, 2020

First Sea Lion accepted by German Navy





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French Armed Forces are using Airbus A400M and A330 MRTT








Russian Su-34 bombers in the Chelyabinsk region







This is Army Futures Command







Awesome Footage of F-16 Fighting Falcons over Aviano Air Base, Italy








40mm Ring of FIRE! The Beehive








Will a M31 blow through a Railroad Track?





Marines Machine Guns • B52 Bomber • F/A-18E Escort For B-1B








Beijing makes ‘another attempt to punish Australia’







Eurofighter Typhoon - 2 Min Airshow







RC-135 Flight Operations Over Afghanistan (2017)







June 8, 2020

The first training of the mechanized parade for the 75th anniversary of the Victory took place in Yekaterinburg







INS Shardul at Bandar Abbas, Iran, all ready to get Indian citizens back home.






Hellenic Armed Forces just published a new video of live fire exercise, held on the border with Turkey







MV-22B Osprey Test Fire Using the GAU-16 50. Caliber Machine Gun and the GAU-17 Gatling Gun







Red Devils of the Italian Air Force







PHL Navy Eyes Air Defense Missile System to Protect Planned SBASMS, Bases



The Philippine Navy’s planned Shore-Based Air Defense Missile System (SBADMS) Acquisition Project and Shore-Based Anti-Ship Missile System (SBASMS) Acquisition Project are two related projects, MaxDefense Philippines said June 5.

According to MaxDefense, the primary role of the SBADMS is “to protect the Philippine Navy’s planned shore-based anti-ship missile systems / coastal defense systems, while also protecting Philippine Navy installations and naval bases.”

For the SBASMS, the Philippine Navy is eyeing BrahMos cruise missile system, MaxDefense previously said.

For the SBADMS, “Rafael’s SPYDER air defense system is the current front-runner although the PN is still looking at other systems, including the Raythoen-Kongsberg NASAMS and LIGNex1 KM-SAM Cheolmae II,” MaxDefense said.

Aside from the Navy, the Philippine Army is also eyeing to acquire BrahMos cruise missile system under its Land-Based Missile System Acquisition Project.

In December 2019, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said contract for Army’s BrahMos could possibly be signed first half of 2020.

However, COVID-19 pandemic affected many of the projects under the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program.

“The Philippine Army is interested in acquiring this type of missile as it will strengthen our coastal defense operations,” the Philippine Army said in October 2019.

Moreover, the Philippine Air Force has selected SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) air defense system developed by Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for its Ground-Based Air Defense System (GBADS) Acquisition Project.

Thai Army Purchase 500 Rounds HEAT Ammos



According to the Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department, the Royal Thai Army announced the plan to purchase HEAT: High-Explosive Anti-Tank ammunition for 500 rounds for the SAAB Carl Gustaf M3 calibre 84mm have been used in the Thai Army for a long time.

Which is the normal procurement of the army that is necessary to have ammunition sufficient for the weapons of the tanks and infantry and special combat units etc. In addition, the ammunition price is averaged at a normal price when compared to the same ammunition procurement for the FRC Carl Gustaf overseas. 

However, the plan for the purchase of HEAT ammunition for the FRC Carl Gustaf M3 is cheap.
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