LE BOURGET, France (Sputnik) – Russia will start delivering the Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft to US Seaplane Global Air Services company in 2020-2021, Yuri Grudinin, the CEO of Ilyushin aircraft manufacturer, said.
Ecuadorian authorities claim the airport will not officially become a US military base and will be used on a periodic basis. US officials deny any negotiations regarding using Ecuadorian territory for military purposes.
The unarmed missile was flown strapped under a B-52 strategic bomber, in order to determine its aerodynamic qualities. The missile, intended to become the American response to Russian and Chinese hypersonic systems, cannot yet fly by itself.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US lawmakers on Monday introduced new legislation - the NATO Defence Financing Act - to help upgrade the military forces of NATO members who joined the alliance after 1999 while reducing their dependence on Russian equipment.
Just as Turkey lost access to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Turkish Aerospace Industries unveiled a model of its indigenously designed fifth-generation fighter jet, dubbed the TF-X, at the Paris Air Show on Monday.
In front of a full-size, veiled mock-up of the Future Combat Air System, French, Spanish and German defense ministers signed an accord Monday on the development of the sixth-generation aircraft before dramatically unveiling the model. The FCAS is expected to become their mainstay fighter jet by 2040.
Last week, two oil tankers, the Kokuka Courageous and the Front Altair, were attacked in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz. While the causes of the incident remain unknown, the United States has claimed that Iran sabotaged the vessels.
A recently published report reveals that although there has been a decrease in the world’s overall number of nuclear warheads in 2019, nuclear-armed states are currently modernizing their arsenals.
The German Defense Ministry is currently investigating an incident involving an unidentified US military officer who allegedly took his teenage son to a German military range to fire sniper rifles in October 2016.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Around 286 terrorists are still believed to be active in the Kashmir valley. The Kashmiri insurrection commenced in 1989 with a section of pro-independence youths launching an armed struggle in the Indian-administered part of the region.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Aerospace Forces have received two modern MiG-35 fighters and will receive four more before the end of the year, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Director General Ilya Tarasenko said.
The former servicewoman claims that an Army private spiked her drink in order to have sex with her when they were based in Gibraltar in 2012. She gave birth to a girl and later reported the alleged rape to naval superiors, but no action was taken. Her legal team believes that the British Ministry of Defence is potentially liable.
Aerial refuelling allows multipurpose jets and strategic aircraft to perform lengthier flights over longer ranges to conduct missions far away from the air bases where they are stationed.
The NYT report comes a year after President Trump handed over the digital offence and defence domain to a narrowly specialised Pentagon arm called US Cyber Command.
The Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS is among the few military assets directly owned by NATO and has widely been considered the alliance's "eyes in the sky" for the last four decades.
Last year, US President Donald Trump pressured other NATO members to pump up their military spending to a voluntary goal of 2% GDP set in 2014, arguing that the US is bearing the brunt of the burden in the alliance, while others underperform.
The news comes after earlier this month an AN-32 military plane went missing in Arunachal Pradesh near the border with China. The wreckage of the aircraft was finally found this week, with the rescue team finding no survivors in the crash.
Amid an ongoing row between Huawei and the US, evolving around Washington’s allegations that the Chinese tech giant poses a security threat because of its ties with Beijing, it turns out that a UK-based subsidiary of a Chinese company is part of the supply chain for Lockheed Martin’s fighters, flown by the Americans and its allies.
The US Army has resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a facility in southern Colorado after a leak of liquid hazardous waste caused a recent shutdown of the plant.
The secret base in the US state of Nevada, which is reported to have undergone quite a few technical changes, continues to be on everyone’s lips, despite the government’s revelation in 2013 that it is indeed a secret intelligence-related hub. However, it is the frequent sightings of weird objects in the area that generates the most speculation.