The US Air Force has decided not to go forward with its plan to buy 300 prop-driven light attack aircraft as long-term Pentagon strategy shifts increasingly toward great power confrontation with “near-peer” powers like Russia and China, and away from the counterterrorism fights for which the retro planes were intended.
The US Army has suspended a drill sergeant after a video surfaced online of the sergeant assaulting a service member who used racist language.
Washington has pressured Berlin and other allies to block the Chinese technological giant from participating in developing the infrastructure for the next-generation network, citing cybersecurity threats and espionage concerns. While some countries have given in to the US calls, Germany has hesitated to decide amid political disputes at home.
Tensions in northern Syria are escalating as Turkish and Syrian forces continue to clash in Idlib province – the last stronghold of jihadists in the war-torn country.
According to Norwegian Intelligence Service boss Morten Haga Lunde, the Kinzhal, one of Russia's new missiles, can potentially strike a target in Norway with 40 minutes' warning time.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - In the absence of arms control treaties with Russia and China, the United States will be creating the world's strongest nuclear force, President Donald Trump said at a White House Business Session with governors on Monday.
The Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) program has been killed by the US Air Force as the service looks to make budget cuts in the area of hypersonic prototyping in the coming year.
The US National Counterintelligence and Security Centre (NCSC) on Monday presented a new strategy envisaging the large-scale protection of the United States from foreign threats. The document contains issues ranging from domestic elections to commercial secrets.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Navy is aiming to have three aircraft carriers, keeping in mind the challenges posed by China and Pakistan as a combined strength. China, however, is projected to float five or six aircraft carriers within a decade and up to 10 carriers by 2049.
Twenty-four members of the US Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Division, based in California, have been dismissed after facing judicial or administrative action for their connection to a scheme involving moving undocumented immigrants across the US-Mexico border.
Within the past several months, US bases in Iraq have been targeted in a number of rocket attacks. The situation reportedly escalated after 3 January, after a US airstrike assassinated top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and several senior members of the Iraqi Shia militia near the Baghdad International Airport.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan has summoned an Indian diplomat in Islamabad three times in one week over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). The armies of the two nuclear-armed nations have been shelling each other along the border for the past few weeks and casualties are reported on both sides.
Five people who arrived at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, on chartered flights out of Wuhan, China, on Friday are showing symptoms of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus.
The Russian Defence Ministry recently announced that the planes, which have long been considered some of the best bombers in the world, will receive major upgrades to their avionics, engines, and on-board electronics.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's prospective S-500 air defence system will be able to intercept targets hundreds of kilometres above the Earth, Pavel Sozinov, general designer at the Almaz-Antey defence concern said.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israel has started serial production of the new Eitan armoured fighting vehicle, the country's Defence Ministry has announced.
The two countries were named the biggest potential challenges and possible "near-peer adversaries" in the Trump administration's defence documents in a contrast to years of focusing on countering the terrorist threat by previous administrations.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The timeframe for the next meeting on strategic stability between Russia and the United States is being worked out, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Saturday.
Last month, a Purdue University graduate student specializing in astrodynamics reported that Russia’s Kosmos-2542 satellite had begun shadowing USA-245, an American reconnaissance satellite. Kosmos-2542’s mystery mission quickly sparked hysteria among the US media, with some observers suggesting it could be preparing to “attack” its US counterpart.
Late last month, the Federation of American Scientists reported that a new type of nuclear warhead with a yield about one-third the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had been fitted aboard at least one Ohio-Class ballistic missile submarine.