In March, 2017, Israel launched a series of air assaults on Syria. One attack near the ancient city of Palmyra brought about a series of events we will deal with today.
Editor’s note: This Jerusalem Post story is highly suspect and we currently have teams looking at every aspect of it.
Jim W. Dean – Well, it looks like the grownups have won another one with the new White House staff, with its backing off putting the terrorist tag on Iran’s Republican Guard BEFORE seeking feedback from the professionals.
MOSCOW,/TASS/. Russia and Turkey have not registered any instance of delivering strikes against the positions of the Syrian opposition in the Syrian province of Idlib with the use of Tochka-U tactical ballistic missiles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday. READ ALSO Russian defense ministry: Syrians need real help, not empty […]
Jim W. Dean – Trump bails out during his first week in office on his first foreign policy plank by having General Mattis reassure Germany and France not to worry about any major NATO changes. This act puts all of Trump’s other foreign policy statements “in play”.
Sputnik: The Russian task force in Syria has created a unified air defense network using advanced S-300 and S-400 “Triumf” surface-to-air missile systems, which can reliably defend the nation against aerial attacks both on land and at sea, commander of the Russian military group in the country Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said on Friday. “A […]
South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message.
[Editor’s note: This is a textbook example of the use of fake news to further a political agenda. In this case, it is Israel who is using the technique via the website AWD News, a Shin Bet run fake news outlet. The goal of this operation was to ‘test run’ a threat against Pakistan in […]
Cuba and Russia signed a new defense technology agreement Thursday evening which will increase cooperation and help modernize Cuba’s armed forces until 2020.
Turkey’s domestically developed medium-altitude air defense system passes first test with full success
The Hisar-O medium altitude air defense system developed by Turkish defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan completed its first test launch with 100 percent success in the central province of Aksaray.
Jim W. Dean – With Russia and Iran being “friends” with Turkey, the political dynamics there can also undermine their own military efforts in terms of what is really going to be the end game for them security-wise with a defacto Balkanization of Syria.
While the Russian defense industry demonstrates its wares around the world at a variety of international arms exhibitions, the largest single event is the annual Armiya event, held this year on September 6-11 at a variety of locations
..from SouthFront One crucial difference setting aside Russia and its historical and potential military adversaries is the territorial size and, as the saying goes, size matters. The territorial extent of the Russian state, the fact of it frequently being ringed by states pursuing hostile policies, has evolved a certain unique brand of strategic thinking which […]
The Tu-214R electronic surveillance aircraft is a major component of the Russian “reconnaissance-strike complex”, and has played an important role in the recent fighting around Aleppo.
Throughout the week, the city of Boston has been hosting Homeland Security training exercises that include helicopters flying extremely close to buildings, but police refuse to inform residents about the particulars of the drills. Social media users have posted videos and questions about low-flying helicopters weaving through buildings, but have not received many answers. — Addison Hoover (@addisonhoover) […]
A music video style presentation of the latest Soviet Air Force hardware. What is significant is the appearance for the first time of the new 5th generation stealth fighter the Sukhoi PAK-FA T-50. The new Russian fighter is slated to replace both the Mig-29 and Su-27 families in Russian service and be a direct rival to the American F-22.
Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister
The Russian navy has undergone quite a transformation since the ‘bad old days’ on the 1990s and early 2000s when ships were left to rot at anchor. While the navy is a far smaller force than it’s Soviet predecessor, it remains a potent and capable force equipped with modern ships and systems. Relatively few Soviet-era […]
Jim W. Dean – It is unusual that a high-level corruption battle like this one in Iraq would go public in such a major way, but it gives us a rare view into the belly of the beast.
One of the stars of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ air campaign in support of Syrian government forces has been the Su-30SM twin-seat multi-role heavy fighter which, although designed primarily for the air combat role, proved equally effective in the fighter-bomber role.
The Motorized Rifle Troops represent the third tier of Russia’s ground combat capability. Special operations troops, or spetsnaz of various types, are used for covert or irregular warfare.
Jim W. Dean – Shock jock presidential candidate Trump continues to show his allegiance to his media god of “there is no such thing as bad publicity”.
One of the dogmas of US foreign policy is the so-called Monroe Doctrine dating back to, surprisingly enough, President James Monroe who in 1823 said, in an address before US Congress, that outside powers’ efforts to colonize or exploit Latin American countries would be viewed as acts of aggression by the United States.
While this weapon system is still currently “under the radar” (no pun intended…) of the Western media, one can rest assured that once it starts flight tests in earnest, it will be paraded as Exhibit A in the propaganda indictment of “Russian aggression.”
YEREVAN, June 30. /TASS/. The Armenian parliament has ratified an agreement with Russia on establishing a united air defense system in the post-Soviet security bloc’s Caucasian region. The agreement on joint air defense in the Caucasian region of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was supported by 102 Armenian MPs with eight votes against it […]
Russia’s air defense system manufacturer Almaz-Antey has conducted successful testing of the newest Buk-M3 air defense missile system. The tests took place at the Kapustin Yar range near Astrakhan, Southern Russia, the company reported Friday.
Kuril Islands represent one of Russia’s many outer defensive outposts either outside its contiguous borders (as in the case of Kaliningrad), national borders (Armenia, Tajikistan, for example), and even the Eurasian continental landmass (Novaya Zemlya and, of course the Kurils).
Russian media reported in recent weeks two new developments concerning the PAK-FA, or the Future Aviation System–Frontal Aviation.
China has forgotten the 19th century when Western powers humiliated and dominated China, and will not allow that to ever happen again and are very well armed and equipped to resist forcibly.
…from SouthFront The Tank Biathlon is one of the several military competitions that are held every year, alongside Aviadarts (for aircraft and combat helicopters), Suvorov’s Push (motorized rifle troops), and others. Pioneered in 2013, it became an instant TV hit, one of the most interesting “reality TV” shows anywhere in the world, given that the […]
Aircraft carriers have assumed the role of naval capital ships during World War 2 and have not relinquished it since.