Abe has described the recent weapons tests performed by Pyongyang as a ballistic missile launch, stating that this threatens Japan and other neighbouring countries.
The footage shows a helicopter going down in flames and leaving a thick plume of smoke behind it. Then the helicopter disappears behind some cliffs, but the distant sound of a crash can be heard during the last moments in the clip.
The Islamic Republic is modernising its military despite restrictions imposed on arms sales to the country by the UN and the EU between 2007 and 2010 due to a nuclear programme row. While the UN arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted in October 2020, the European sanctions expire in October 2023.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The Serbian Security Intelligence Agency (BIA) said on Friday that it had handed over a case to the prosecutor's office on two individuals suspected of spying for Croatia.
Aircraft carriers are one of the key weapons in the US arsenal and which it often uses in strike groups deployed to regions where Washington wants to project its military might. They are frequent guests in the Persian Gulf and South China Sea, despite some local countries calling such deployments "provocations".
According to a study, cyborg technology will also be used by civilians in the next 30 years or so. The benefits of connecting humans with robots will positively affect humanity, as people will be able to live a full life after sustaining an injury or being exposed to disease.
Earlier, Sergei Karakaev said that Russia’s strategic missile forces have more than 200 mobile and stationary missile systems. Speaking with the Russian Armed Forces’ official newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, Karakaev said that Russia’s military is now replacing the last missile systems that were made in the Soviet Union.
While UK cops haven’t received a formal request asking for assistance in the FBI investigation, Alex Murray, Metropolitan Police Commander for Specialist Crime, said the force has “liaised with other law enforcement organisations”.
Russia has recently redoubled its efforts to develop closer ties with the African continent, including in the military sphere. Moscow even organised the first-ever Russia-Africa forum in October 2019 and sent some of its military advisers to the Central African Republic to train the country’s soldiers, at the behest of the nation’s government.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Israeli manufacturer Rafael faced a major setback in 2018 after the Indian Defence Ministry cancelled a $500 million Spike deal in favour of a domestically manufactured anti-tank guided missile. New Delhi previously bailed on a Spike purchase in 2011, and again in 2017 – both times under the DRDO’s pressure.
The summit comes as NATO member countries are mired in a spending row. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged other states to raise their expenditures on security issues, stressing that numerous allies must meet the current target of 2 percent of GDP.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan have been engaged in a serious border escalation since a cross border aerial strike by the Indian Air Force in February. The two arch-rivals have deployed their troops and military equipment at forward bases to retaliate in case of a misadventure by either side.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - NATO increases military and political tensions in the Arctic region through encouraging extra-regional nations to engage in military activities there, the Russian Foreign Ministry's ambassador-at-large for international Arctic cooperation, Nikolai Korchunov, said.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Navy had originally asked for 10 P-8I aircraft in a bid to deploy more spy planes to crucial points in the Indian Ocean region under “Mission Based Deployment”. However, the Defence Ministry has now decided to cut the request in half due to budget constraints.
Tehran continues to boost its military amid a standoff with the US in the wake of Washington establishing a maritime coalition patrolling the waters near Iran's borders.
Ankara has recently stated there is no need to continue the offensive in northern Syria, stressing, however, that the operation will continue until all its goals are achieved.
After returning from a major refit, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy destroyer Shenzhen showcased its air defence firepower by displaying its new vertical missile launch system on Monday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian has tested a supersonic missile with a greater number of domestic components including its propulsion system, airframe, and power supply. The test was conducted against the backdrop of a growing escalation in tension between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The requirement of more spy planes comes against a backdrop of a mounting number of Chinese warships, including submarines, in the Indian Ocean.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia successfully test-fired the Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Kapustin Yar firing range in the Astrakhan region, the warhead hit the simulated target in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement Thursday.