It remains unclear, though, how a US fourth-generation fighter jet will be able to simulate all of the advanced capabilities of the Su-57, a Russian fifth-generation warplane, particularly given the fact that the aircraft is decked out with a special paint to avoid radar detection; the paint’s composition understandably has not been revealed.
Earlier this week, Turkey launched its largest naval exercise across the three seas it borders. The drills, dubbed Denizkurdu-2019 (Sea Wolf), feature 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara and Moscow might launch talks on joint production of Russian-made S-500 air defence systems after the S-400 deliveries.
ATHENS, (Sputnik) - The Greek navy received its first modernised P-3B maritime surveillance aircraft from Lockheed Martin, a US global aerospace, defence and advanced technology company, the Greek Defence Ministry said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A former CIA officer has received a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted of seeking to send classified defence information to China in contravention of the Espionage Act, the Department of Justice said in a press release.
Two active servicemembers stationed at Texas' Fort Hood were among multiple individuals recently arrested during a three-day human trafficking sting operation in the Lone Star State's Bell County.
ISTANBUL (Sputnik) - Turkey confirmed that, despite US pressure, there will be no changes in the agreement with Russia on the supply of Russian S-400 air defence missile systems, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko told reporters Friday after meeting with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Last November, Tehran accused US and Israeli hackers of creating a new version of the Stuxnet virus in an attempt to damage Iran's communication infrastructure, adding that the attack had been thwarted.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany will resume training Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers in northern Iraq, the German Defence Ministry was reported as saying on Friday, three days after Berlin halted training missions over tensions between Iran and the United States.
The test enables India to share sensor data on air targets, including incoming enemy aircraft and cruise missiles, in real time. The Barak-8 is a supersonic surface-to-air missile with a range of 70-100 km.
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Turkey is ready to receive the S-400 air defence complexes that it is buying from Russia as soon as Moscow implements the deliveries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.
Officials at Florida's MacDill Air Force Base came upon a startling discovery this week, finding themselves face to face with a curious gator lounging about on the base's flight line, the area of an airfield where aircraft are parked and serviced.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Confidential data on Russia's new spacecraft, including names of prospective satellites, production details and launch dates, has been illegally made publicly available on the Internet, Russian engine-maker NPO Saturn said.
The Russian Udaloy-class warship, Severomorsk, equipped with ship-to-air “Kinzhal” missile systems, is on its way back to its home port in northern Russia after a long voyage that started almost a year ago and included missions in the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The signing of new contracts on the supply of Russian weaponry to Venezuela is unlikely at this point due to the crisis in the Latin American country, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said in an interview with Sputnik.
The US Marine Corps is reportedly keeping tabs on a new drone system that can be deployed from the back of an Osprey MV-22 so as to provide advanced reconnaissance of potential threats to the tiltrotor aircraft.
India had plans to purchase 22 Sea Guardian drones for the navy, valued at around $2 billion. Instead, it will be around 12 such drones according to the new proposal, as the ministry wants to maximise the utilisation of the limited financial resources available to it, the source added.
Apart from Vietnam, several other South-East Asian countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia have evinced interest in purchasing BrahMos missiles.
MADRID (Sputnik) - The US Embassy hit out at Madrid for failing to notify it about Spain's decision to pull its frigate from a US Navy strike group heading for the Persian Gulf, Spanish diplomats told reporters on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Iraqi government has not made a decision on the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems yet, Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Haidar Hadi said on Wednesday.