Four people have been killed by raging forest fires in Oregon state and dozens are reported missing. Half a million residents have been told to evacuate from threatened areas by authorities, and state Governor Kate Brown said almost a million acres have been scorched.
The Washington Post on Wednesday published outtakes from Trump's interview with Bob Woodward, the author of the book "Rage" that is dedicated to the president's remarks and stories, in which Trump boasted of a nuclear weapon that "you haven’t even seen or heard about".
Massive new war games later this month will feature a US aircraft carrier, amphibious assault ship and dock landing ship, as well as more than 100 aircraft, the US Pacific Fleet announced on Friday.
A US Navy veteran has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the failure to return his HIV-positive test results from a November 1995 checkup ultimately left him, and possibly past sexual partners, with HIV that went untreated for the past 25 years and developed into AIDS.
During a recent symposium, a US Army slide showing a bevy of “integrated capabilities” for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) included a mysterious device labeled only as “Blasphemy.”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Su-27 plane intercepted two US planes over the Black Sea, the Russian national defence control centre said Friday.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government will develop a new plan for its missile defence systems by the end of the current year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday, in the wake of Tokyo's decision in June to abandon the deployment of two US-made Aegis Ashore systems.
The US Navy is looking to hold massive war games in the Pacific next year that will focus primarily on using air, surface and subsurface drones.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian fighter MiG-29 was scrambled to intercept two Royal Norwegian Air Force planes over the Barents Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defence Control Center (NDCC) said.
The Russian Defence Ministry has reported a major uptick in NATO activity on its borders in recent months, with Aerospace Forces jets scrambled repeatedly to intercept and track NATO jets, spy planes, bombers, and drones from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Sea of Okhotsk in the east.
According to the military, the manoeuvres involve the navy, air force and ground forces, including a domestically-made submarine, fighter jets and air defences.
Amid border tensions with China, India has urged France to ramp up the delivery of five Dassault Rafale jets in June, when it was expected to be delayed due to COVID-19. However, France fulfilled its commitment and provided three single-seater and two twin-seater fighter jets by 29 July.
Excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book “Rage” include comments by US President Donald Trump about the Pentagon having a nuclear weapons system “you haven’t even seen or heard about.”
A vice president at US defense contractor Lockheed Martin recently revealed Warsaw’s interest in the company’s futuristic drones to complement the nearly three dozen F-35 stealth aircraft Poland signed a deal to buy earlier this year.
In the third such incident in a week, a US spy plane has been caught changing its transponder code to a civilian aircraft to disguise itself and spy on China - this time, peeking in on a Chinese missile test in the Yellow Sea.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The Indian Air Force will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday for its new French-made Rafale fighter jets, the country’s Defense Ministry said in a press release.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military will hold a competition between human pilots and artificial intelligence in computer-simulated dogfights in 2024, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper announced on Wednesday.
Iran increased its military activity in waters off its shores in the wake of a major escalation of tensions with Washington after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. Since then, the region has witnessed a series of tanker sabotage attacks and seizures, drone shootdowns, and the alleged ‘harassment’ of US warships by Iranian gunboats.
A latest variation of China's KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), equipped with a probe that can allow the plane to receive aerial refueling and greatly extend its range and endurance, was recently spotted at a naval aviation regiment base under the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command.
The Eastern Front of World War II was the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, with Nazi Germany mobilising virtually the entire economic and industrial might of occupied Europe for the war against the Soviet Union.