Russia Today: A Russian warship in the Mediterranean Sea has fired a salvo of Kalibr cruise missiles at a group of jihadists stationed near the city of Deir ez-Zor in western Syria, the Russian military reported. The targeted militants were mainly from Russia and countries of the CIS. The frigate ‘Admiral Essen’ of the Russian […]
Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defence has said.
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Qalamoun Shield Forces are working to liberate the ISIS-held area of Uqayribat which was encircled by government forces earlier this month. The SAA and its allies have recently liberated Kherbet Bil’as, Mushrifat Huwaysis, Kherbet, Kherbet Tawil Bil’as, and Jub Abyad, closing […]
Russian and Syrian military experts have established “a unified integrated air defense system” on Syrian territory amid the ongoing Damascus-Moscow cooperation against the terrorist groups operating in the Arab state.
Jim W. Dean – The hidden story in Iran’s careful response to new US sanctions was its stepping out front and center with charging the US with supporting state-sponsored terrorism, something long overdue.
Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said.
Earlier, North Korea revealed a plan to launch a missile towards Guam by mid-August
Talks with Russia on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey are at final stages, but Ankara still aims to manufacture its own components for such systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Wednesday. Purchase of S-400 From Russia ‘Might Signal Turkey’s Estrangement From NATO’ ANKARA (Sputnik) — Russia and Turkey have been engaged in talks […]
Sputnik/Moscow: Russian engineers are designing new advanced airships which may become a potent element of the country’s anti-ballistic missile defenses. A Blimp on the Radar: NSA’s ‘Hover Hammer’ Spied on ‘International’ New York Shipping Data On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenburg crashed in the US during a docking attempt, dealing a critical blow to the […]
Editor’s note: As Trump takes the gloves off and scraps existing missile treaties, Russia is putting into service a heavy missile capable to carrying up to 20 warheads with far higher accuracy and reliability than anything the US has in the pipeline.
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.