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China’s Maritime Strategic Realignment

China’s Maritime Strategic Realignment

…from SouthFront China has begun construction of the first Type 075 Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Construction most likely started in January or February of this year, with some satellite imagery and digital photos appearing online of at least one pre-fabricated hull cell. The Type 075 will be the largest amphibious warfare vessel in the […]

Syrian War Report – August 3, 2017: Govt Forces Enter Strategic Sukhna Town In Homs Province

Syrian War Report – August 3, 2017: Govt Forces Enter Strategic Sukhna Town In Homs Province

…from SouthFront On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) began a direct storm of the ISIS—held town of Sukhna at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. Government forces captured the ISIS fortifications south and west of the town, stormed the southwestern entrance of the town, and captured several buildings. Syrian and Russian […]

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

…from SouthFront USSR’s first genuinely intercontinental bomber, the Tu-95 is practically a contemporary of the US B-52 Stratofortress, having entered operational service in 1956 at which time it acquired its iconic NATO reporting name of “Bear”. However, since the Tu-95 production continued until 1992, the Russian Bear fleet is considerably younger than the US B-52 […]

Must Read: China Prepares To Expand Its Sphere Of Influence

Must Read: China Prepares To Expand Its Sphere Of Influence

…from SouthFront Although combat aircraft such as the J-31 stealth fighter and J-15 aircraft carrier strike aircraft have made most of the headlines, China has made significant accomplishments in the realm of military transport, long range maritime patrol and carrier borne AEW&C aircraft over the past year. First operational in 2016, the Y-20 military transport […]

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction

Sputnik/Moscow: President Donald Trump may modify the US nuclear doctrine, Russian military analyst Alexander Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti. The Obama administration’s nuclear strategy could be supplemented with new provisions on nuclear arms modernization. The expert believes that Trump will also seek to involve Beijing into strategic nuclear arms reduction. Farewell, ‘Legend’! US Decommissions Its First […]

Syrian War Report – January 24, 2017: Russian Strategic Bombers In Action Against ISIS

Syrian War Report – January 24, 2017: Russian Strategic Bombers In Action Against ISIS

…from SouthFront Russian and Turkish warplanes conducted joint strikes against ISIS terrorists near al-Bab in the Aleppo province on January 21, the Russian Defense Ministry said. 3 Russian attack aircraft [two Su-24M and one Su-34] and 4 Turkish warplanes were involved in hitting 22 targets. It’s important to note that the operation was coordinated with […]

Russia Defense Report: Kavkaz-2016 Strategic Exercise

Russia Defense Report: Kavkaz-2016 Strategic Exercise

..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 […]

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. The upgraded configuration of Russia’s Tupolev-160 strategic bomber may make its maiden flight in 2019, Aerospace Force commander Viktor Bondarev told the media on Wednesday. “I believe that in 2019 this plane, upgraded and manufactured, will make its maiden flight,” he said, when asked about the outlook for resuming the production […]

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