US Air Force (USAF) leaders have warned that Congress’ budget woes may have an adverse effect on plans to continue development of the B-21 Raider, the stealth aircraft meant to eventually become the Air Force’s nuclear bomber of choice.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A number of auxiliary components for S-400 air defense systems that had been sent from Russia to China under the 2014 contract were damaged during the shipment by sea, the Russian defense industry cooperation service (FSMTC) said Friday.
The submarines have already been withdrawn from operational status in the Russian Navy as their further use is unprofitable.
Wary of the recent spate of terror attacks in Europe and the ongoing violence in the Middle East, US authorities have toughened controls on the country’s borders.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Norwegian citizen Frode Berg detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage could have been used as a carrier of classified documents by intelligence officers without being aware of it, Berg’s lawyer Ilya Novikov said on Thursday.
Uganda’s president chastised the United Nations for “preserving terrorism” in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a comment made during the investigation of a clash between UN peacekeepers and Congolese rebels that left dozens dead.
The New Zealand Defense Ministry accepted delivery of a fleet of new special operations vehicles this week that will enter service early this year, according to a Supacat company announcement.
As part of preparations to fight against near-peer enemies, the US Army is testing secure Wi-Fi networks in battlefield exercises, the service said in a recent announcement.
The US Coast Guard is seeking to equip icebreaker vessels operating near the Arctic Ocean with cruise missiles for the first time as Washington hopes to gain a leg up in the “Cold War” brewing in the world’s coldest waters.
US Democratic congressmen have warned the White House that even a “limited strike” against North Korea would in all likelihood lead to all-out war and massive casualties. This comes after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned of just such a limited strike if Pyongyang doesn’t relinquish their nuclear weapons.
If a target person strays 300 meters from his/her home or work, the system alerts authorities.
The Agni-V inter-continental ballistic missile, which has a range of 5000-km, can hit targets anywhere in Asia, and parts of Africa and Europe. The 17-meter long, 2-meter wide, three-stage, solid-fuelled missile can carry a payload of 1.5 tons and weighs around 50 tons.
A thaw in relations between North and South Koreas began earlier this month, with the two nations reopening a hotline to discuss the participation of DPRK athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has arrived in Tokyo for a Thursday state visit with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. The two leaders are to discuss deepening security ties, including a potential permanent security partnership.
A member of the British Parliament berated the nation’s military for relying on France, Germany, Norway, Canada and the United States to monitor Russian submarines that crept into Scottish waters between November and January.
A recent study reveals that US Army recruits from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas “are significantly less fit, and consequently are more likely to encounter training-related injuries than recruits from other US states.”
New satellite imagery has revealed that China is building an enormous military complex just miles from the site of their 10-week standoff with the Indian military along the Doklam Plateau over the summer of 2017.
The Indian Navy is looking to bolster its fleet of P-8I submarine-killing aircraft, the nation’s naval chief said in a recent interview.
A recent presentation by a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works executive has defense observers speculating in a frenzy about the possibility that the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane’s successor has been built.
The US Defense Department and the White House are contemplating whether to solidify a new policy in the coming weeks that would authorize the use of nuclear weapons in response to crippling cyberattacks.
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