BAD COPY: China’s Carrier Fighter Is a Reverse-Engineered Russian Sukhoi — And It’s Ridden With Problems

With China’s first indigenously designed aircraft carrier, the as-yet-unnamed Type 001A, set to join the country’s first carrier, the Liaoning, in active service in the coming months, the People’s Liberation Army-Navy is confronting an interesting problem: it doesn’t have enough fighter jets to fill both ships. The Liaoning can carry 40 aircraft, but operating with a short …

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‘Are We in for a Nightmare?’ – Israeli Media on S-300 Deliveries to Syria

In light of the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane in Syria last week, the Russian Defense Ministry stated Monday that Moscow would deliver advanced S-300 air defense missile systems to the Syrian army within two weeks in order to increase the security of Russian servicemen stationed in the country. A number of Israeli media outlets …

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White House Authorises ‘Offensive Cyber Operations’ to Deter Foreign Adversaries

The White House has “authorised offensive cyber operations” against US adversaries, in line with a new policy that eases the rules on the use of digital weapons to protect the nation, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Thursday. “Our hands are not tied as they were in the Obama administration,” Bolton said during a …

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Vostok 2018 Strategic Maneuvers: Exercise Plan

It seems this year’s annual strategic command-staff exercise has been replaced by Strategic Maneuvers, which depending on your perspective is actually a higher level of exercise in the TVD (theater of military operations). Rather than having a OSK take charge of combat operations in a specific strategic direction, supported by units from other military districts, …

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US 2nd Fleet Reactivated, Preparing for Arctic Warfare with “Bad Actors”

Following a sharp increase in Russian naval activity in the arctic and North Atlantic, the Trump administration has reactivated Navy's 2nd Fleet to deal with "bad actors on the world's stage," according to Vice Adm. Andrew "Woody" Lewis, who took command of the reestablished forces. In a Friday ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, Lewis warned …

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Chinese Naval Expansion Hits High Gear: China’s Navy Acquires 15 Warships in 7 Months

While there was much fanfare and attention given to the July 3rd launch of two Type 055 guided missile destroyers at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DISC) shipyard in Dalian, very little mention has been made of the many other warships that the PLAN has launched or commissioned since the beginning of the year. Although …

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US Offers India Its THAAD Air Defenses to Try to Scuttle S-400 Deal with Russia

In an effort to persuade Delhi to downgrade its defence ties with Russia, the United States has exerted significant pressure on on India targeting the country’s plan to acquire the S-400 long range air defence platform. Aside from threatening the country with economic sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the U.S. …

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Battle for Al-Hudaydah, Turning Point in Yemen War?

The Saudi-led coalition and its proxies are developing their military operation to capture the western Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah from the Houthis. This very advance started on June 13 after a series of failed attempts of the coalition-led forces to reach the city along the western Yemeni coast. Over 25,000 of coalition-backed fighters and …

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Brain Hacking, Freezing Time & Weaponized Insects: Meet US Military’s Dystopian Plans

DARPA, the US Military’s research arm, has revealed it’s one step closer to achieving its goal of an implantable human memory prosthesis – just one of several dystopian-sounding projects in the pipeline. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is part of the Pentagon, was set up 60 years ago in response to the …

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