Category: Strategic and Tactical Developments

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Indian Air Force to equip 40 Su-30 MKIs with BrahMos cruise missile in next 3 years

“As for the plans, the serial production has been launched and rearmament will be carried out, as our Indian colleagues have promised on many occasions. About 40 planes as the first batch will be...

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KMW Set to Modernise 101 German Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has been awarded a contract to modernise 101 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks.   The contract in question was signed on 28 March 2019 at the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr...

USAF test launches 2nd unarmed ICBM this month from Vandenberg 0

US Air Force test launches 2nd unarmed ICBM this month from Vandenberg

The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California in the second such test this month. A Minutemen 3 missile roared out of a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base...

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North Korea test fires ‘missiles’ again

South Korean military says Pyongyang fired ‘projectiles’ from northwestern area of Kusong into East Sea North Korea fired two “short-range missiles” Thursday for the second time in less than a week, South Korean media...

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Satellite Images show construction on China’s third and largest aircraft carrier – analysts

Construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank. The images from April, provided to Reuters by the Center for...

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People’s Liberation Army-Navy Declares Chinese Carrier Liaoning a ‘Combat Ship

Following a six-month retrofit, China’s sole active aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has been declared a “combat ship” by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy. “The Liaoning is shifting from a training and test ship to a combat ship,”...

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Russian Spy Plane Flies Over Nuclear Bases in US Southwest, Radar Data Shows

The flight was carried out by a Tu-214ON observation plane packed with airborne surveillance tools, panoramic and topographic cameras, airborne radar, and other equipment. A Russian military aircraft flying under the Open Skies Treaty...

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America’s Air Force is too small

The Air Force goes to war with squadrons. Operational squadrons represent the core fighting unit while service support, sustainment and agile combat support squadrons provide support. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson described...

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Air Weapons (Smart Bombs and Missiles): Customized For F-35A

Japan has ordered AGM-158B JASSM ER (extended range of 900 kilometers) gliding smart bombs for its F-15 fighter-bombers. These cost $1.15 million each and will be delivered by 2020. Since it entered production in...

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US Experts Dub Russian T-90 Best Tank Performing in Middle East Conflicts

The Russian T-90 tanks outperform US and German combat vehicles in the Middle East conflicts, experts of the US National Interest magazine said.   According to an article written by Sebastien Roblin, an expert in security and...