Categorie
China Defense Military Russia

Chinese, Russian warships’ 1st joint patrol sails through Tsugaru Strait in line with intl law, ‘could feature encirclement of Japan or approach US’ (Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun, Global Times)

Right after China and Russia wrapped up a joint naval exercise in the Sea of Japan on Sunday, 10 powerful warships from the two countries switched to the next mission and sailed through the Tsugaru Strait into the Pacific Ocean on Monday in their first joint maritime patrol, which experts said on Tuesday could see the joint task force encircle Japan or approach the US. The joint patrol displays a high level of political and military mutual trust that exists between China and Russia in terms of safeguarding regional peace and stability, at a time when the US is ganging up with its allies like Japan and Australia and interfering in and destabilizing Asia-Pacific affairs.

Chinese, Russian warships’ 1st joint patrol sails through Tsugaru Strait in line with intl law, ‘could feature encirclement of Japan or approach US’ – Global Times

Categorie
Defense Defense News Military North Korea South Korea

South Korea says North Korea fired projectile to sea (Associated Press, Defense News)

South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile to its eastern waters as it continued a recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over a stalled nuclear diplomacy.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday did not immediately say what the North fired or how far the weapon flew.

South Korea says North Korea fired projectile to sea (defensenews.com)

Categorie
Defense Military Space

Want innovation in space? Support arms control (Jessica West, ORF)

Arms control and innovation seem like odd bedfellows. But maybe not as much as you’d think. Instead of seeing emerging technology as a challenge to arms control, and arms control as a means of inhibiting innovation, we need to consider the ways in which arms control can and does support technical innovation, as well as the ways in which new tech can enable and facilitate arms control agreements.

Want innovation in space? Support arms control | ORF (orfonline.org)

Categorie
Defense Military Turkey USA

Erdogan says US, not Turkey, proposed F-16 sale (Al Monitor)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that the United States had offered to sell dozens of F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to Ankara as compensation for Turkey’s costly expulsion from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Erdogan says US, not Turkey, proposed F-16 sale – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Categorie
Military North Korea

N Korea test fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile (Al Jazeera)

North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine launched ballistic missile towards the sea off its eastern coast, South Korea said, with Japan saying two missiles were launched.

One ballistic missile was launched at about 10:17am (01:17 GMT) on Tuesday from the vicinity of Sinpo, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

N Korea test fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile | Military News | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Defense Digital Transformation Military USA

Army Gets Strategic About Going Digital (Brandi Vincent, Defense One)

The newly crafted Army Digital Transformation Strategy, or ADTS, marks a key component of the branch’s overarching modernization efforts that is meant to reform policies, advance technical capabilities and prepare personnel for the next era of conflict, senior defense officials confirmed.

Army Chief Information Officer Dr. Raj Iyer announced the creation and impending release of the multi-year plan at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington on Wednesday. The strategy aligns with a broader culture and mindset shift, according to him, and is intended to transform the Army into a technology-driven, multi-domain operations force by 2028.

Army Gets Strategic About Going Digital – Defense One

Categorie
Defense Military Space USA

Air Force research lab signs agreement with ‘gas-stations-in-space’ company (Nathan Strout, Defense News)

The Air Force Research Laboratory signed a research agreement with a company pioneering orbital refueling stations for spacecraft, signaling the military’s interest in using the technology to keep satellites on orbit longer.

While satellites frequently outlive their anticipated service lives, the finite amount of fuel they can carry often brings their orbital careers to an end. In recent years, companies have begun piloting and offering on-orbit services to provide supplemental fuel or towing services to further extend the lives of satellites. The most high-profile example is SpaceLogistics, a Northrop Grumman company that is currently using Mission Extension Vehicles that attach to satellites and act as a supplemental fuel source to maneuver through orbit.

Air Force research lab signs agreement with ‘gas-stations-in-space’ company (defensenews.com)

Categorie
China Defense Military

FC-31 stealth fighter, GJ-11 stealth attack drone that belong to China’s “20” aircraft family on display at Airshow (Global Times)

A model of a J-20 stealth fighter jet is on display at the exhibition stand of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), as the China Airshow 2021 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, opened to media on Sunday. Models of other AVIC aircrafts of

A model of a J-20 stealth fighter jet is on display at the exhibition stand of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), as the China Airshow 2021 in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province, opened to media on Sunday. Models of other AVIC aircrafts of “20 family” including GJ-11 drone, Y-20 transport plane, FC-31 stealth fighter jet and Z-20 helicopter are also on display. Photo: Yang Sheng/GT

After a year’s postponement due to COVID-19, the long-awaited Airshow China in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province will display some of the country’s latest weaponry and equipment not only in the air, but also on land and sea. A particular highlight will be dazzling flight performances by the most advanced fighter jet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, the J-20, the Global Times learned on Sunday in a visit to the exhibition shortly prior to its planned opening on Tuesday.

FC-31 stealth fighter, GJ-11 stealth attack drone that belong to China’s “20” aircraft family on display at Airshow – Global Times