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Indian Army deploys T-90 & T-72 tanks along with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles that can operate at temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius
#WATCH Indian Army deploys T-90 & T-72 tanks along with BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles that can operate at temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius, near Line of Actual Control in Chumar-Demchok area in Eastern Ladakh.— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2020
Note: All visuals cleared by competent authority on ground pic.twitter.com/RiRBv4sMud
🇯🇵 Kaga & 🇮🇳 Chennai at JIMEX 2020 earlier today. pic.twitter.com/1WJldNaOAh— Livefist (@livefist) September 27, 2020
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That’s the spirit! 90yo Russian veteran made his NINTH jump from a height of over 200 meters pic.twitter.com/VMOsrvf62i— RT (@RT_com) September 23, 2020
September 22, 2020
Taiwan has redefined its rules of engagement with mainland Chinese forces, allowing its military to fire back in self-defence.
The announcement comes after People’s Liberation Army warplanes crossed a median line in the Taiwan Strait last week – apparently ignoring a tacit understanding between the two sides.
“In the face of high-frequency harassment and threats from the enemy’s warships and warplanes recently … the military clearly redefined the contingency handling regulations concerning the first strike as our right to self-defence and counter attack,” the island’s defence ministry said on Monday.
It said the island’s navy and the air force must follow guidelines that state there can be “no escalation of conflict and no triggering incidents” as well as “no provocation and no fear of the enemy” and the principle that “the closer [the enemy] approaches the island, the more active [the military must be] in dealing with it”.
From the discussion reserved the amendments of the Act The 2021 budget for Agenda 2 contains data from discussion showing the procurement of 10 more Stryker wheeled vehicles from the United States in fiscal year 2021 worth 900 million baht.
The procurement of Stryker vehicles was carried out in fiscal year 2019 with 70 vehicles (47 supplied and the United States assisted by giving 23 more free), totaling 3,720 million baht. In FY2020, another 50 Stryker vehicles worth 4,515 million baht, a project that has not been postponed or budgeted due to COVID-19 and continued procurement in this fiscal year
Thus, procurement of 10 more Stryker vehicles in the fiscal year around 2021 will provide the Army with a total of 130 Stryker vehicles, or approximately 3 Panzer Infantry Battalions, based on the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) rating. So, if the Army wants to form a complete Stryker Brigade at the actual rate, at least 192 additional Strykers will be required. It will complete the arrangement of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team rate of approximately 17,280 million baht, calculated from the Stryker price of 90 million baht per vehicle.
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) might experience hickups on its Maharajalela class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) but still packed with lots of lethal punches against hostile external threats especially when pitted against a Navy from neighbouring country.
Initially planned to be replaced by the Keris class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS), the four Laksamana class corvettes will continue to serve the RMN albeit as Fast Attack Craft.A plan to fit locally develop mini Combat Management System (CMS) for all of the FAC squadrons is also in the pipeline.Nevertheless, while all six Otomat anti ship missile (AShM) launchers have been removed, each Laksamana FACs still sports 40mm aft gun as well as Aspide Surface to Air Missile (SAM) launcher.
A refit program for all ships of the class has been completed. They are slated to be equipped with Gem Electronicca Electro Optic Fire Control System (EOFCS) which manage the 76mm Oto Melara main naval gun. When the Laksamanas were armed with the Otomat missiles, they could work together with the AgustaWestland Super Lynx Mk 300 naval helicopter for Over The Horizon (OTH) targeting thanks to Teleguidance telemetric system fitted on the latter.Malaysia received 20 units of Aspide SAM in 1997 with effective range 25 km (photo : Selenia)
Following the above mentioned refit, the RMN has quickly mobilised these Italian made ships under the Naval Region Command 1 (Markas Wilayah Laut 1 – MAWILLA 1) to patrol the Straits of Melaka.All four Laksamanas were deployed to Eks Perang Pangkor last May while KD Laksamana Tun Abdul Jamil was recently involved in a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Indonesian Navy’s KRI Sutanto, a Kapitan Patimura class corvette on August 2020.
Anti-sub helicopters' torpedoes, missiles now in PH: Navy chief
MANILA – Munitions for the major weapons system of the Philippine Navy (PN)'s two AugustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 "Wildcat" anti-submarine helicopters are now in the country."Both the Spike-NLOS (non-line of sight) missiles and the BlueShark anti-submarine torpedoes are already 'in-country'," Navy chief, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said in an interview on Thursday, when asked on the status of the weapon systems of the two AW-159 helicopters.
Bacordo said deliveries of the weapons were completed in the fourth quarter last year.Israel's Rafael Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd made Spike NLOS missile will give the AW-159s a capability to engage hostile vessels beyond visual range.
While the South Korean-made LIG Nex1 "Blue Shark" lightweight torpedoes will serve as the helicopters' anti-submarine weapon and are capable of shallow and deepwater operations and can run off to a speed of 45 knots.Once the pilots and aircrew of the AW-159s are fully trained, Bacordo said he expects these personnel to train on the use of these weapons to gain proficiency in their handling.The PN's two AW-159s were acquired to complement the Jose Rizal-class frigates' ASW capabilities.
The helicopters arrived in May 2019 and were commissioned in June of the same year.The contract for the helicopters' munition, mission essential equipment, and integrated logistic support is worth PHP5.4 billion.
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Keel laid for first Offshore Patrol Vessel built in WA
The Morrison Government’s National Shipbuilding Program has reached another milestone with the keel laying for the first Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) under construction in WA.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the keel laying is an important naval tradition that brings good luck to the build of the ship and the life of the vessel by placing a coin under the keel.“This milestone marks the start of the consolidation phase for the third Arafura Class ship to be built in Australia, named Pilbara by the Chief of Navy,” Minister Reynolds said.
“It demonstrates the success of this Government’s Naval Shipbuilding plan, with eight vessels already built and another 10 vessels currently under construction at Henderson and Osborne.“Western Australia is playing a key role in the development of our national naval shipbuilding enterprise, and the Government’s $4.7 billion OPV program is spearheading the implementation of this plan and connecting with Australian industry.
“Since construction commenced ahead of schedule in March, the Luerssen and Civmec teams in WA have continued to make significant progress on building the blocks that, when complete, will form a 1,600 tonne 80 metre long OPV.“Made with Australian steel, cut locally in WA, the OPVs will offer greater endurance to undertake maritime patrol and response duties, as well as support specialist missions.”Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the keel laying was of extra significance for her given the Pilbara was in her electorate of Durack.
“I have no doubt that people in my electorate and the wider WA community will be as proud as I am of the fact that this ship will be known as Pilbara, particularly given the region’s remarkable contribution to this country,” Minister Price said.“I am very pleased that Luerssen and Civmec have been able to reach this milestone in such a timely manner, and I have no doubt that is due in part to the practices they put in place to deal with COVID-19.
“This project has created about 400 jobs here in Perth and involved more than 300 businesses across the Australian supply chain.“It is on track to achieve more than 60 per cent local industry content.”The OPVs are based on the Lürssen PV80 design.The first two vessels are under construction at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, and will be followed by 10 ships to be built at the Henderson shipyard.
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Sie wollen noch mehr von der Luftwaffenreise sehen? Hier unsere Highlights der Woche im Video. @Team_Luftwaffe @bundeswehrInfo #Führungsakademie #LGAN #Bundeswehr #Ausbildung https://t.co/h4WbXgeGAA pic.twitter.com/b6MZ5MwQJH— Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (@FueAkBwHH) September 11, 2020
September 10, 2020
Multiple Chinese PLA aircraft have violated Taiwan's ADIZ over the past 2 days -Taiwan Foreign Ministry
Multiple #PLA aircraft have violated #Taiwan's ADIZ over the past 2 days. This is a threat against the country & regional peace. We condemn #China & call on the international community to remain alert. Make no mistake: We'll stand tall & not be intimidated. JW https://t.co/pZZigCLCbA— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) September 10, 2020
September 9, 2020
The Philippine Air Force is asking the House of Representatives to approve the “unfunded priority project” to buy five C-130Js.
Taiwan’s bid to upgrade the electronic warfare (EW) pod for its upgraded F-16V fleet has attracted the interest of European and Israeli companies.
September 8, 2020
GOONS of Chinese PLA with stick machetes photographed near Indian side of LAC in South of Pangong in Eastern Ladakh
Second photograph with a closer look of Chinese PLA trying to illegally enter Indian Territory near LAC in South of Pangong in Eastern Ladakh. Look at the kind of weapons in their hands. India yet again thwarted the move of Chinese aggression and provocation. pic.twitter.com/wB0yLIMvoV— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) September 8, 2020
🇦🇱Our Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from #Albania eliminates the risk that comes from ammunitions & explosives that threaten military personnel, civilians, military installations, operations & properties. The team keeps us safe. #StrongerTogether #WeAreNATO pic.twitter.com/WGcX5B1Yfa— NATO eFP Battle Group Latvia (@eFPBGLatvia) September 8, 2020
PLA's Eastern Theater Command air force recently conducted flight training drills involving climbing up and rolling over at multiple altitudes
Take a look: A 3D perspective of a 720-degree spin! The #PLA's Eastern Theater Command air force recently conducted flight training drills involving climbing up and rolling over at multiple altitudes, with their tactical movements dazzling many #Chinese netizens. pic.twitter.com/06wuDyxwAl— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) September 8, 2020
September 7, 2020
The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) conducted a Field Training Exercise (FTX) KADAGATAN 2020 from August 26 to 28.
According to NAVFORCEN, FTX KADAGATAN 2020 aimed to evaluate, enhance interoperability between ships and aircraft through the conduct of Naval operations at sea, Maritime Surveillance/Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Operations and Division Tactics.The exercise was led by Captain Emmanuel Eugenio C. Bello (GSC), Commander, NTF50; together with CDR Maynard S. Cabungcal (GSC), Commander, Naval Task Group 50.1 (Stingray), and also the Exercise Director.
“The FTX was participated by NTF50 naval assets PC371, PC372, PB356, PB358, and naval air asset NH431,” NAVFORCEN said.
It noted that exercise KADAGATAN 2020 is a local unit training purposely conducted to enhance capability and maintain the operational readiness of NFC naval assets as it continues its voyage protecting the maritime domain of the Central Region moreover in this time of the pandemic.
On August 5, 2020, the Royal Thai Army Ordnance Department has published a document on the procurement plan of 12 light artillery calibre 105mm type 1 towed guns with automatic directional systems, gun equipment and tools, basic parts and spares parts and field-level maintenance equipment. Also factory-level maintenance parts, equipment and automatic shooting and control systems, amount 2 items, budget commitments over the year 2020-2022 amount 834,400,000 baht ($ 26,722,194) medium price source United Defense Technology Co., Ltd.
At present, the Thai Army has 22 units 105mm towed artillery such as the BAE Systems M119 patented by BAE Systems. Weapons Building Command Center National Defense Industry and Military Energy Center, NSEEP has been assembling in Thailand since the year 2006.
Before that, the Royal Thai Army had procured a 105mm towed, such as the LG1 MkII from GIAT Industries (now Nexter group), France, a total of 24 units that have been ian service since the year 1996-2012 and LG1 MkI has been in service since 2011.
Including the M101A1 number 285 units that have been updated by the NSO, but have been stationed since the year 1952 also 12 units M425 and 32 units M618A2, which the NESDB created by itself in Thailand. It has been used for a long time as well.
September 6, 2020
U.S. Third Army troops lie low in a barge while crossing the Rhine. Germany, 1945.— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) September 5, 2020
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#WATCH: Aerial survey of Sri Lankan oil tanker MT New Diamond, after the fire brought under control. Aerial reconnaissance is being undertaken to assess the present situation. It will be followed by boarding of the ship. (Video Source: Indian Navy) pic.twitter.com/fmv9KkH8if— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2020
September 5, 2020
Change detection satellite images via social media in China seem to have spotted India's new positions on the hilltops south of Pangong Tso
Change detection satellite images via social media in #China seem to have spotted #India's new positions on the hilltops south of #PangongTso looking directly at the PLA camp at #Moldo— d-atis☠️ (@detresfa_) September 5, 2020
Location :- https://t.co/LuhAX7C0im pic.twitter.com/szgAmlWJxD