May 10, 2022

Bin Laden's Hard Drive

Spies, informants and new enemies - Today’s intelligence agencies

April 17, 2022

Anka UCAV has a naval mine-hunting radar now

Turkey has equipped its Anka unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to detect naval mines.

Men great creative during Shanghai lock down - Check out the technique


Japanese Fighters Intercept Three Chinese Drones In As Many Days in South China Sea


Japan scrambled fighter jets against aircraft approaching its airspace 1,004 times in fiscal 2021, up from 725 a year earlier and hitting the second-highest level on record, amid increased Chinese intelligence activities, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

The figure for scrambles by Air Self-Defense Force jets in the year through March followed 1,168 in fiscal 2016, the record high since Japan began releasing comparable data in fiscal 1958.

There were 722 scrambles in response to Chinese aircraft, up from 458 in the previous year and also the second-highest number.

Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi cited Beijing's "intensified activities considered to be intelligence gathering" as a factor, adding such flights had become "diversified and sophisticated."

"In China, moves to rapidly develop unmanned aircraft have been seen," Kishi told a press conference.

By area, the Southwestern Air Defense Force was involved in 652 cases, the most among the ASDF's four divisions. The force is headquartered in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa and oversees areas including the Tokyo-controlled, Beijing-claimed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

China Coast Guard ships have repeatedly intruded into Japanese territorial waters around the uninhabited Senkakus, which Beijing calls Diaoyu.

The number of scrambles against Russian airplanes was second after China at 266, up from 258 in fiscal 2020.

Kishi said Moscow has maintained intense activities "even at a time when the international community is dealing with Russia's aggression in Ukraine" that began in late February.

Russian planes violated Japanese airspace in September and March, both times off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, according to the ministry.

The ministry said it had also confirmed a joint flight by Chinese and Russian bombers over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Pacific in November.

Scrambles are conducted to deter foreign aircraft from entering a nation's airspace.

AeroVironment delivering RQ-20s to Ukraine by end of May

The Pentagon has awarded AeroVironment a $19 million contract on Apr. 12 to deliver RQ-20 Puma AE systems to Ukraine.

Iron Beam: How Israel Will Fire Lasers To Kill Drones And Missiles

USS Harry S. Truman Flight Deck Ops • Ionian Sea (2022)

Russia warns US of 'unpredictable consequences' if it provides arms to Ukraine

Jarheads Fly In The Back Of The Bus

April 5, 2022

False Flag of Bucha (Buka) --- The event used to justify WW3 and 'reseting' of currency

The puppet comedian + MS Media is doing exactly what their masters want.

Preparing justification for NATO to enter war

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/05/russia-ukraine-live-updates.html

 

Same method was used in the Iraq "weapons of mass destruction" fabrication



March 24, 2022

Sri Lanka is bankrupt - Soverign debt crisis starting

Anti-ballistic missile systems park at Polish airport near Ukraine border

Russian Heros - #HeroesZ

QUAD as dangerous as NATO expansion, warns Chinese official

NATO must face unpredictable Russia, US general says, as alliance conducts Arctic exercises

NATO holds joint military exercise in Norway amid Ukraine invasion

Russia deploys nuclear-capable artillery guns in Ukraine amid fears of tactical nuke

Marine Corps F-35B Fighter Jets • Mountain Home Idaho 2022

Elephant Walk • Kadena Air Base 2022

China’s Military is Growing – Fast

Mass sighting on a Navy aircraft carrier

March 18, 2022

AMAZING - Russian MoD: First person view of Ka-52 and Mi-24 operations near Gostomel Airport near Kiev

Russian UAV records destruction of Ukrainian Army ammunition depot in Chernihiv

Russian Army in the Sumy region

🇺🇦 Ukraine Army Artillery firing from civilian infrastructure

Russians capture Ukrainian BTR-4 "Bucephalus"in Kharkiv region

Russian Helicopters stationed in Gomel , Belarus 16 -3-2022

 


 

Russian Smerch operating in Kharkiv

Ukrainian Communication equipment destroyed near Kiev 17 3 2022

South Africa - Gripen Support Contract Unaffordable

Ukraine war: Russian attacks on outskirts of Kyiv

Russia's drones destroy Ukrainian Army armoured hardware depots

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March 17, 2022

French 🇫🇷 troops from the NATO Response Force deploy to Romania 🇷🇴

Not far from Mariupol in Berdiansk, Russian forces have taken a base belonging to the Ukrainian Army


Think



Was the Ukraine war planned by CIA ?



https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-secret-cia-training-program-in-ukraine-helped-kyiv-prepare-for-russian-invasion-090052743.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr

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INDIA AIR FORCE Men Machines

March 8, 2022

February 24, 2022

Russian helicopters reportedly near Kiev, Ukraine - Capital KYIV likely to fall to Russia very soon


Video of the Ka-52 crash in Vyshegorod Kiev


Attack said to be near Trypilska thermal plant along Dnieper


Video of an aircraft shootdown over Kyiv Ukraine


🔴 Russian War In Ukraine - Russian MI-8 Helicopter Dodges Ukrainian Anti-Air Missile Near Kyiv

SAMSON RWS Family - Setting a new standard for Remote Weapon Systems

Belgorod region Russia - MBRLs probably


Russian military paratroopers land in Ukraine, near Kharkov


Video of aftermath of missile strike taking out Ukrainian air defense near Mariupol


Russian Cruise missile flying over Kherson


Russian troops crossing into Ukraine from Crimea


Bm-30 Smerch launch from Belgorod, Russia towards Ukraine


Ukraine - Footage of the airport bombing in Ivano-Frankivsk


Russian KA-52 flying over Crimea


Sirens going off in Kiev. Martial Law has been declared in Ukraine


Russian MLRS fire from Belgorod to Kharkiv


A Russian Iskander-K cruise missile being launched by Russia towards Ukraine


Ukranian frontline casualties

Russia's Defense Ministry says Ukrainian air defenses have been 'neutralized' - TASS


Ukraine's central military command reports Russia bombed several airports, including Kyiv Boryspil, Nikolaev, Kramatorsk, Kherson. Kharkiv military airport is burning


Russian VDV squads on parachute over Kharkov city, Ukraine


A cruise missile fired by the Russian army fell on Kiev Ukraine


LIVE: Full scale invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine declares state of emergency

Russian MLRS strikes impacting on the outskirts of Kharkiv in Ukraine


Map with some of the Russian attacks being reported across Ukraine

 


 

Breaking: Footage from Kyiv


Ukraine - Battle of Kyiv - Footage of Ukraine’s air defence system engaged over Kyiv right now


Attacks in Mariupol , Ukraine - 5 to 6 am local time


Indian Navy destroyer INS Visakhapatnam test-firing a BrahMos in the Bay of Bengal


February 10, 2022

First autonomous Black Hawk flight

DARPA, together with Sikorsky, has completed the first autonomous flight of the UH-60A Black Hawk on Feb. 5.

Argentina orders RBS 70 NG for Air Force and Army

The Argentinean government has ordered additional RBS 70 NG systems for its Air Force and Army, Saab reports.

Inside Ukraine's training camp for foreign fighters

WION ringside at Ukraine military drill

What Will Actually Happen if Russia Invades Ukraine

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird | New York to London in 1h 54 mins

24 hours in the French Alps with the Chasseurs Alpins 🏔🇫🇷

How America Launches Precision Air Strikes Around The World | Battlezone | War Stories

February 4, 2022

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Operations in the Philippine Sea

RAAF - New Super Hornet crews graduate

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Royal New Zealand Navy's HMNZS Aotearoa - resupplying Antarctica

Chinese Soldiers Panicked Into Retreat In Galwan, 38 Drowned - Report

 

 


 

The account of the Galwan violence in Australian newspaper "The Klaxon" -- pieced together by a group of social media researchers -- claims the Chinese soldiers who drowned in the Galwan river in June 2020, were in retreat after the clash with Indian troops. The report says China had lost 42 soldiers in the clash -- many more than the four it had claimed. The "PLA soldiers panicked into retreat" and at least 38 of them were washed away, the report said.

Anthony Klan, the Editor of The Klaxon, said that the Indian soldiers had come to ascertain whether the Chinese has removed their encampments in the buffer zone when the scuffle broke out. "In heading back across the river... the evidence is, the Chinese soldiers got washed away," he said, adding that much of this information was from "first-hand accounts deleted from the Chinese social media".In its report, The Klaxon said India's Colonel Santosh Babu and his troops had gone to the disputed area on June 15 to attempt to remove the Chinese encroachment, where People's Liberation Army Colonel Qi Fabao was present along with nearly 150 soldiers. But Qi Fabao "ordered his troops to form a battle formation, instead of discussing the issue on the lines of mutual consent made on June 6, 2021".

Colonel Fabao attacked the Indian troops and to allow him to escape, two other PLA officers -- battalion commander Chen Hongjun and soldier Chen Xiangrong -- started a physical scuffle with the Indian troops, using steel pipes, sticks and stones. Colonel Fabao was "hit in the head by an Indian army solider", and "rushed back with serious injuries", the report read.

Quoting the social media researchers' report titled "Galwan Decoded", The Klaxon then reported that Hongjun and Xiangrong were "immediately silenced by the Indian army".

It said that "after Col. Fabao left the arena", and watching the "bodies of Major Chen Hongrun, Junior Sargeant Xiao Siyan and Private Chen Xianrong," that "PLA soldiers panicked into retreat".He was feted as a hero by the Chinese state media, which reported his inclusion in the games.


Beijing went to "extreme lengths to silence discussion about the battle" and in particular, any "discussion about the true number Chinese casualties'', the Australian daily reported.

January 28, 2022

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RAF Pumas to replace Bell helicopters in Brunei

 


 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed plans to temporarily replace two Bell helicopter types operated in Brunei and Cyprus with part of the Puma fleet currently flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF).

In Brunei, five Bell 212s are operated by the Army Air Corps in support of jungle warfare training, while in Cyprus, the RAF uses a trio of search and rescue-roled Bell 412s, according to Cirium fleets data. In both cases, the helicopters are owned by Draken Europe.

The suggestion of a new role for the Puma first surfaced in late 2021 but was not verified by the MoD, which said at the time that no decision had been taken.

However, the ministry now confirms the initiative. “Under current plans we are looking at the Puma helicopter to temporarily replace the Bell 212 helicopter in Brunei from autumn 2022 and the Bell 412 helicopter in Cyprus from spring 2023.”British Forces Brunei (BFB)  is the only remaining British military base in the Far East, BFB is located at Seria and is centred on a light infantry battalion, which will be one of the two battalions of the Royal Gurkha Rifles (image : GoogleMaps)

But the move is likely to have implications for the Puma’s own retirement. In last year’s Command Paper defence review, the MoD said the veteran rotorcraft would be phased out over the 2023-2025 period, with suggestions that the milestone could happen sooner rather than later.

Assuming a like-for-like replacement of the Bell helicopters, plus several retained as cover, then as many as a dozen Pumas will be required – over half the current 23-strong fleet. These may also be needed beyond the type’s current 2025 out-of-service date.

But the MoD says it is too soon to provide a precise timeline for the Puma’s retirement. “We are working with all key stakeholders on this decision and cannot comment further at this time.”

The MoD intends to replace the Pumas – plus the two Bell models and army-operated Airbus Helicopters Dapuhins – with a single type to be procured under its New Medium Helicopter programme.

That competition is likely to kick off next month, Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, recently told the House of Commons.


Factory Acceptance Test of the First Canister Launchers for Australian Armys Nasams

 



Project LAND 19 Phase 7B is being delivered by prime contractor, Raytheon Australia, with the support of KONGSBERG and Kongsberg Defence Australia, and will deliver a new Short-Range Ground-Based Air Defence capability for the Australian Army.

NASAMS is a state-of-the-art Ground Based Air Defence weapon system produced by KONGSBERG and Raytheon Technologies that is in service with, or under delivery to, 12 nations. The system will enable the Australian Army to quickly detect, engage, and destroy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and cruise missile threats. The Mk 2 Canister Launcher represents the latest launcher build standard, and includes a new common ground launch rail to enable the employment of multiple missile types.

Taking place in Kongsberg Norway, KONGSBERG conducted the First of Type FAT on the first Mk 2 Canister Launcher, before completing FAT on the second Launcher. Representatives from Raytheon Australia were present to witness this occasion.

Prior to the 2022 delivery to Raytheon Australia’s Centre for Joint Integration in Mawson Lakes, the Canister Launchers will be painted by a local South Australian supplier, before being used as part of the Fire Distribution Centre First of Type Factory Acceptance Test in Q1 and Q2 of this year. Formal delivery of the first two launchers to Raytheon Australia is scheduled for July 2022.

“Army’s NASAMS Mark 2 Canister Launchers will allow them to employ a mixture of different AMRAAM missile variants, as well as the AIM-9X Block 2 missile. This mix of missiles is highly effective against advanced aircraft, just like they are on the F-35A and Super Hornet, as well as being highly effective against air-delivered threats such as cruise missiles”, says John Fry, General Manager of Kongsberg Defence Australia. “Importantly, the Mk 2 Canister Launcher that will be provided to the Australian Army under NASAMS is the most modern launcher configuration. Successfully completing the first live-fire tests last year, this latest launcher also provides options for additional missile types.”

Indonesia, TKMS Discuss HDW Class 209, 214 Submarines for Navy's Requirements

 


 Officials from the Indonesian Navy and the Ministry of Defence have held another meeting with German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).

This time, it was to discuss the HDW Class 209/1400mod submarine for Jakarta's underwater warfare requirements. The meeting was held virtually on 12 January, a source close to the discussions has informed Janes.

The matters that were discussed include the HDW Class 209/1400mod's mission profiles and if it can undertake missions required of the Indonesian Navy including conventional submarine warfare, and other operations such as intelligence gathering and special forces insertion.

The HDW Class 209/1400mod is the most recent version of TKMS' 209 family of diesel-electrically powered submarines. The vessel has an overall length of 62 m, a pressure hull diameter of 6.2 m, and it displaces about 1,450 tonnes when surfaced. The vessel is equipped with eight weapon tubes and can accommodate a crew of 30.

Also rediscussed during the meeting was TKMS' Class 214 family, which can be equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems.

This is the second known formal meeting held between Indonesian defence officials and TKMS. As reported by Janes in March 2021, a TKMS delegation was in Jakarta that month to brief Indonesian defence planners on the company's Class 214 offerings.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) operates one German-made Cakra (Type 2019/1300)-class submarine that has been in service since the 1980s, and three South Korean-made Nagapasa (DSME 2019/1400)-class SSKs that were commissioned between 2017 and 2021. The service lost one Cakra-class submarine in a mishap in April 2021 and the vessel and its crew were never recovered.

16 Regiment Royal Artillery retires its Rapier air defense missile system

The British Army’s 16 Regiment Royal Artillery has retired its Rapier air defense missile system and fully replace it with the new Sky Sabre.

January 24, 2022

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