Esper concerned over federal agents dressed like military troops in U.S. cities

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has raised concerns within the administration about federal agents patrolling the streets of U.S. cities in camouflage uniforms similar to those worn by troops in war zones, his spokesperson said Tuesday… More about this in the link below… https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/21/esper-federal-agents-military-protests-376381

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U.S. Air Force F-15EXs Flying From Okinawa Could Fire Hypersonic Missiles At Targets 2,000 Miles Away

We don’t know where the U.S. Air Force plans to base its new F-15EX Eagle fighters. But we know where the flying branch should put at least some of the upgraded F-15s. Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. Armed with the new AGM-183 hypersonic missile, the new F-15s could be the most powerful strike aircraft in the […]

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Defence News | Why doesn’t anyone want to buy ‘cheap’ Chinese Fighter Jets?

The high-tech wannabees of Asia are going through a bit of a rough patch lately. India has to postpone its Chandrayaan-2 moon mission just an hour before launch, due to a “technical snag.” Japan is imposing controls on the transfer of certain technologies to South Korea, which could impair the latter’s smartphone and semiconductor sectors. […]

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If China Invades, Taiwan Could Target Shanghai And Beijing With Cruise Missiles

If Beijing pulls the trigger and sends its forces streaming across the Taiwan Strait, the war could end quickly. Chinese rockets could pummel Taiwanese forces into submission, clearing the way for tens of thousands of Chinese marines to rush ashore on the plains of southwestern Taiwan… More about this article in the link below… https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2020/07/17/if-china-invades-taiwan-could-target-shanghai-and-beijing-with-cruise-missiles/

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Japan Develops ‘Stealth’ Missiles That Can Outgun China’s Defense Systems, Annihilate Warships

As the threat of war looms over Asia between China and its neighbours including India, Japan, Taiwan, ASEAN or the US, Japan has got its deadly, anti-ship ASM-3 missile ready. The ASM-3 is supersonic missile could prove to be the game-changer for Japan to counter the Chinese (PLAAF) warships. https://eurasiantimes.com/japan-develops-stealth-missiles-that-can-outgun-chinas-defense-systems-annihilate-warships/

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Israel Moves to Tighten, Improve Special Ops, by Establishing a SOF Wing – Defense Update:

Israel’s Air Force (IAF) today officially inaugurated the special operations wing, a combat formation that groups the air-force operated elite units under one wing. Based in Palmachim Air Force Base south of Tel Aviv, the 7th Special Operations Wing includes the 669 combat rescue squadron, 5101 Shaldag Special Tactics Squadron, and the Tactical Air Operations […]

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DARPA awards contract to retrofit L-39 Albatros jets for AI dogfighting tests | News | Flight Global

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Calspan Corporation a $14.1 million, four-year contract to retrofit up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers for artificial intelligence-controlled flight experiments. The jets are to be used in DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) programme, which aims to improve, as well as measure, human trust […]

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Chinese state media says US aircraft carrier deployment to South China Sea is ‘at their pleasure’

In a tweet The Global Times warned: ‘China has a wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons like DF-21D and DF-26 “aircraft carrier killer” #missiles’  The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday; China also carried out military drills   Chinese state media said Saturday the US deployment […]

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Pentagon report: Russia working with Taliban, others to ‘expedite a US military withdrawal’ | TheHill

Russia is working with the Taliban, Afghan government and others with interests in Afghanistan to hasten a U.S. military withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon said in a report released Wednesday. “Russia very likely continues to support U.S.-Taliban reconciliation efforts in the hope that reconciliation will prevent a long-term U.S. military presence,” the semiannual report to […]

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‘Regrettable’: Germany reacts to Trump plan to withdraw US troops | Germany | The Guardian

Reduction of 9,500 personnel criticised by the German right and welcomed by the left Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw roughly a third of the US troops stationed in Germany have been criticised in the country by conservatives and welcomed by leftwing politicians. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/06/regrettable-germany-reacts-to-trump-plan-to-withdraw-us-troops

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Russian fighter jets intercepts U.S. Air Force long-range heavy bombers | Defence Blog

Russia’s Eastern Military District fighter jets have been scrambled to intercept the U.S. Air Force B-52H long-range, heavy bombers, the Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center reported on Friday… More about this article in the link… https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-fighter-jets-intercepts-u-s-air-force-long-range-heavy-bombers.html

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