The Russian military mocked Britain’s new aircraft carrier on Thursday, saying the HMS Queen Elizabeth presented “a large convenient target” and would be wise to keep its distance from Moscow’s warships.
Amid rising tensions over alleged Syrian preparations for chemical attack, three of the U.S.’s most important spy planes were spotted snooping off Syria’s coast
Jim W. Dean – This endless game of fortunes being put into weapons systems where, by the time they are deployed, after the delays and endless fixes to get them operational, the targets have deployed an effective counter.
São Paulo was meant to replace the carrier Minas Gerais, which was formerly the British Navy’s HMS Vengeance and served that country from 1957 to 2001.
For a rare couple of months, there will be no US Navy aircraft carrier in the Middle East.
Iran’s Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination, Admiral Peiman Jafari Tehrani, admitted his country needs better military equipment, including but not limited to the building of a new aircraft carrier, as cited by semi-official Fars news agency.
The United States on Thursday has approved a series of deals worth more than $7 billion to supply military helicopters, planes and missiles to four of its Arab allies.
US-led Coalition Aircraft Commit Massacre in Aleppo Countryside, Killing Dozens Civilians Aircrafts of US-led Coalition have committed a new massacre against the Syrians, killing and injuring more than 60 civilians in the village of Thelthanh in the countryside of al-Bab area to the north of Aleppo city. Local and media sources said that the village, […]
As tensions continue to mount over disputed territories of the South China Sea, Beijing’s Navy is undergoing a renaissance of enhanced capability that may soon rival the maritime might of the West.
This huge flying gas bag is really a surveillance platform, it can loiter for days rather than the hours endurance of a drone or aeroplane and can carry just about any sensor package you care to bolt onto it as it has a massive payload capability.
Jim W. Dean – Every big contract like this can subsidize Russia’s military by keeping production at a capacity beyond its affordable home defense means. The excess capacity becomes a foreign exchange earner and keeps the parts supply line well-lubricated, also.
US surveillance Boeing OC-135B aircraft (file photo) The Pentagon says a US military aircraft has had an emergency landing in a Russian airstrip near the Chinese border because of landing gear malfunction. The incident occurred on Wednesday when the landing gear of OC-135B observation aircraft did not retract after it took off from a […]
…from SouthFront July 14 began with rebel claims of casualties within the pro-Assad contingent operating in Khalidiyah, Aleppo. Clashes that began in the night, remained fierce throughout the day. By evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), reported that it had secured the al-Kornia factory on the Layramoun-Khalidiya axis in Aleppo. This victory is important because […]
A combined engine for aircraft to perform flights in the atmosphere and the near-Earth space has been developed in Russia and will be demonstrated at the Army-2016 Forum, Strategic Missile Force Commander Sergei Karakayev said on Wednesday.
…from SouthFront The flagships of the American Navy are ready to disappear from the oceans. This is the the perspective drawn for these monsters of the American Navy by senior analyst Ben Ho Wan Beng of the prestigious School of International Affairs in Singapore. His report was published by the American naval academy. Firstly, this […]
…from SouthFront Russia will send more advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations. According to the Defense Ministry, Russia’s sole aircraft carrier of Admiral Kuznetsov will in October carry Ka-52 helicopters to Syrian waters to participate in combat missions across […]
Aircraft carriers have assumed the role of naval capital ships during World War 2 and have not relinquished it since.
Today I reported that the Russians are sending their aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, to the Mediterranean to intervene in the Syrian conflict.
Russian military forces deployed to Syria reportedly fired upon Israeli aircraft on at least two occasions over the past six months leading to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking to enhance coordination mechanisms.
…from SouthFront The United Arab Emirates is a member of the Saudi-led coalition which intervened in Yemen. In May 2015, the UAE military deployed 3 Light Attack Aircraft, AT-802U, on the al-Anad air base in Yemen in order to train the Hadi government’s pilots. It’s should be noted that the Houthi alliance have attacked this […]
…from SouthFront People’s Liberation Army Navy officials acknowledged the existence of the first indigenously built aircraft carrier for the PLAN on December 31st, 2015. The carrier is based on the same Soviet era template as the Liaoning currently in service, and is being built in the same Dalian shipyard as its predecessor. The Liaoning was […]
A Syrian Air Force MiG-21US went down near an airfield in Hama province on Saturday. Conflicting reports have emerged over whether the aircraft crashed due to a technical failure, or was downed by jihadist militants; Russian analysts are questioning whether the terrorists now possess anti-aircraft missiles, and whether Russian planes are safe. © SPUTNIK/ DMITRIY […]
If worst comes to worst, Russia’s latest hypersonic missiles could make the America’s newest aircraft carrier design, the Ford class, a ‘floating graveyard’, says journalist and military analyst Sergei Ischenko. Later this year, the US Navy plans to accept the USS Gerald R. Ford, the most expensive and advanced warship ever put to sea, into service. Eventually, Ford-class […]
by Ian Greenhalgh A small twin turboprop aircraft came down in a field in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq this morning, as reported by Rudaw.com: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/050320163 US coalition passenger plane makes crash landing in open field near Erbil ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A US passenger plane made a crashing landing near Erbil Saturday morning which according […]
It’s clear that the recently adopted ceasefire threatens the Turkish and Saudi interests in Syria significantly.
The heavy nuclear-powered GM cruiser ‘Peter the Great’ © Vitaliy Ankov / Sputnik Russia’s nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great) is to be armed with hypersonic cruise missiles by 2022. Ultra-secret Zircon missiles are rumored to be passing final tests before being considered for introduction. “[GM heavy cruiser] Pyotr Velikiy will go into […]