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Friday, January 12, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
|Russia reported that the latest Tupolev TU-160 heavy strategic bomber, called "Black Swan" by Russia and "Blackjack" by NATO, would make its first flight in February 2018. The latest inception of the massive nuclear-capable warplane was designated TU-160M2.|
The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
|The drones, named gremlins, are expected to be ready for field demonstrations early next year.
America's Gremlins drone programme dates back to 2015, and was named after the mythical flying imps that British Spitfire pilots in the Second World War blamed for mechanical problems on combat missions.|
Flocks of the pilotless drones could be launched from modified fighter jets, bombers, and transport planes, and will be able to return to 'the mothership' after smashing their targets. Experts believe each gremlin would cost about $700,000
Monday, January 1, 2018
|The United States has cut both military and economic aid to Pakistan sharply in recent years, reflecting mounting frustration with the nuclear-armed country's support for the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. That frustration has dogged U.S.-Pakistan relations for more than a decade, but has spiked anew as the militant Islamic group has advanced in parts of Afghanistan that U.S. and allied forces once helped to secure.|
Coupled with warming U.S. military and business relations with India, Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington has fallen off the map. American civilian and military aid to Pakistan, once the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid, totaled less than $1 billion in 2016, down from a peak of more than $3.5 billion in 2011.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
|More than 1.3 million serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. |
Add in civilian employees from the US Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
|Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said that it hit its 2017 target to deliver 66 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. and its allies last week, despite production problems. In September and October, the U.S. Defense Department halted shipments of F-35s for 30 days after a production error allowed corrosion to form around fasteners attaching body panels to the airframe. It was the latest of several production issues that have arisen in the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program. The F-35 is key for Lockheed, accounting for about a quarter of its total revenue.|
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
|The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces arrived in northern Hama this week with a big surprise from their previous operations. Units from the Tiger Forces were seen armed with US made weapons that were seized from the Islamic State (ISIS) during the two month long battle in Deir Ezzor.|
Among the weapons are a large number of TOW missiles that were previously supplied by Washington to the rebel forces in Syria before they were later sold to the Islamic State.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
| The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as African peacekeepers start to withdraw this month. African Union (AU) troops landed in Mogadishu a decade ago to fight al Shabaab Islamist militants and Somali forces are supposed to eventually take over their duties.|
But the United States, which also funds the 22,000-strong peacekeeping force, has grown frustrated that successive governments have failed to build a viable national army. U.S. officials are increasingly frustrated that the military is unable to account for its aid. The documents paint a stark picture of a military hollowed out by corruption, unable to feed, pay or arm its soldiers - despite hundreds of millions of dollars of support.
|Between May and June, a team of U.S. and Somali officials visited nine army bases to assess whether the men were receiving food the United States provides for 5,000 soldiers. “We did not find the expected large quantities of food at any location".|
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
|Production of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet will begin in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East in 2018. The fighter is said to have supercruise, stealth, supermaneuverability and advanced avionics. |
The Russian fifth-generation Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA, also known as the T-50) fighter jet took to the skies for the first time in 2010. The cutting-edge fighter performed its first flight with a new engine on December 5.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
|Earlier in September, the U.S. Senate approved a US$700 billion dollar military-spending bill for 2018. The defense bill will pump nearly US$634 billion into the fiscal year 2018 for key Pentagon operations, with about US$66 billion alone for the war operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries. |
Sales of arms and military services world over increased by 38 percent since SIPRI started its analysis in 2002. The researchers also noted that China's military spending "increased almost threefold between 2002 and 2016,"