May 27, 2018

Ships parade New York

Chinese PLA unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in action

COMMANDO MERLIN MK4 Inducted into Royal Navy

British troops of 16 Air Assault Brigade and US troops of 173rd Airborne Brigade parachuting from a Chinook helicopter

10 Para SF Operatives with their Gypsy 550 Light Strike Vehicles

May 26, 2018

20 years of socialist revolution in Venezuela

Looting and Arson

Russian PKP being tested with a belt-feeding backpack

Shoigu instructed the Defense Ministry to develop a program for the implementation of the May presidential decree

How Chauchat light machine gun works

KADEX 2018 Day 3: Paramount Group/KPE & Kazakh Armed Forces Live Demonstration

French Mirage2000D over Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Back flipping robots are no longer a Boston Dynamics exclusive thanks to Disney's acrobatic robot.

May 25, 2018

Video shows apparent demolition of North Korea's nuclear test site

Iran and Pakistan should do the same

RAAF KC30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport has conducted refuelling trials with US Navy

POTUS presents Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

Pentagon has disinvited PLA Navy from RIMPAC 18

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Logan says the PLA Navy has been disinvited from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise.

B-1B successfully test-fired pair of LRASMs

A U.S. Air Force B-1B from Dyess Air Force Base has successfully test-fired a pair of production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM).

Sea Ceptor operational on Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced on May 24 that the Sea Ceptor missile system has entered service with the Royal Navy.

Vietnam has taken delivery of two NC-212i aircraft

Vietnam has taken delivery of two NC-212i aircraft from Indonesia with photos showing #8891 and #8892 at Gia Lam airport.

Duterte confirms two AH-1s being transferred from Jordan

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte disclosed during an event to mark the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Navy that Jordan will be donating two AH-1 attack helicopters to the South East Asia nation.

Watch the salvo-launch of 4 Bulava SLBMs from SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky

Russia’s Borey-class strategic submarine Yuri Dolgoruky conducted a salvo-launch of 4 Bulava SLBMs for the first time on May 22.

First images confirm that the PLAN is exercising night operations off the carrier Liaoning

AVIADARTS: All-Russian stage

Never Forgotten: Recovery mission in Vietnam

May 24, 2018

Iron Dome - Combat Proven Defense System

Saab Gripen fighter system

USS Milius Joins Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

CHESAPEAKE 2018 - French Navy

UH-72 Lakota at Pinal Air Park

Russia MOD - SSBN Yury Dolgoruky (K-535) 4 Bulava Hypersonic SLBMs Salvo Test Firing

Chinese Air Force "Red Sword-2018" System Confrontation Exercise Practical Training to Expand on Far Sea Plateau

KADEX 2018 Day 1: Turkey's defense and security industry pavilion

Chinese Army: Airborne Assault Brigade Intermission Training

Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan

May 23, 2018

Philippine Navy to Receive Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB Radar

BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) during exercise with US Navy

Saab will supply its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the United States and the Philippines.

The radar system will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates – BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) – both of which are former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters, said the company in a 21 May statement. The sale also includes Saab’s 9LV combat management system for radar control and display for enhanced situational awareness.

Chesapeake 2018-Rafale Marine return home

May 22, 2018

Teamwork at its finest

North Korea flight attendants are welcoming reporters to observe nuke site dismantling

Launch of Third Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Sydney

Today’s launch and formal naming of the third and final Air Warfare Destroyer, Sydney, showcases the success of the AWD Program.

The milestone marks a 60 per cent productivity improvement from the first ship to the third ship since the implementation of the Government-led reform initiative.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said today’s achievement shows the strength of the shipbuilding and systems integration skills which have been developed by the AWD Program.

“Today we celebrate the highly skilled workers from ASC, Raytheon Australia, Navantia Australia and Defence,” Minister Pyne said.

“It’s difficult to imagine just ten years ago, this shipyard at Osborne was a brownfield site with no infrastructure.”Since then more than 5,000 people have worked directly on the AWD Program to build and integrate three of the most capable and potent warships the Navy has ever possessed.”

“This is underpinned by the 1,500 suppliers who have supported the AWD Alliance in its efforts to exceed Australian Industry Capability targets for the overall Program.”

The lessons, skills and experience developed throughout the AWD Program will deliver low risk solutions and real cost savings for Australia’s future complex naval programs.

“The AWD Alliance is on track to deliver the second ship Brisbane to the Commonwealth in coming months, followed by the delivery of Sydney next year.”

Philippine Navy’s Jacinto Class on Track to Conclude Combat Systems Restoration in 2018

A third phase to extend service life of the Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvettes is expected to complete by end-2018. Restorations are expected to cap a multiphase series of upgrade efforts that have been ongoing since the mid-2000s.

A project to restore combat systems of the Philippine Navy’s fleet of three Jacinto (Peacock)-class corvettes is on track for completion by end-2018.

The restoration and sustainment works are done under Phase 3 of a service life extension programme (SLEP) that began in the mid-2000s. Under this stage, which has been further divided into Phase 3A and Phase 3B due to fiscal considerations, weapons and fire-control systems on each of the vessels are being repaired and refurbished with new components where required.

AFP Plans Naval Base, Backs Research at Philippine Rise

The Armed Forces of the Philippines wants to build a naval base in Casiguran to guard against foreign intrusions on Philippine Rise off the coast of Aurora province.

“That is on the planning board,” Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, the head of the Northern Luzon Command, said on Wednesday.

Salamat said he also proposed the upgrade of port facilities to maintain the military’s presence in order to support efforts “to secure, preserve and conserve our rich resources here in Philippine Rise.”

Big ships, such as frigates and strategic sealift vessels like the BRP Davao del Sur, were needed to patrol the vast region.

“All area commands require this kind of [naval] platform to be able to ensure the protection and preservation of our natural resources and secure our territory,” he pointed out.

He hoped that the national government would provide the resources to improve the AFP’s “sea power.”

Big ships, such as frigates and strategic sealift vessels like the BRP Davao del Sur, were needed to patrol the vast region.

The Navy also will be backing scientific research.

Support committed

“All area commands require this kind of [naval] platform to be able to ensure the protection and preservation of our natural resources and secure our territory,” he pointed out.He hoped that the national government would provide the resources to improve the AFP’s “sea power.”

The Navy also will be backing scientific research at Philippine Rise.

Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna said President Duterte has committed support to underwater researchers and would be given full use of the BRP Gregorio Velasquez, a research vessel capable of conducting oceanographic and hydrographic survey.

“Just make a request and the Navy, the Coast Guard, our boats are ready,” Luna said.

The ship was commissioned by the Navy in June 2016. It was named after a Philippine physiology pioneer and national scientist, Gregorio Velasquez.

Then US President Barack Obama committed to provide the ship to the Philippines during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in 2015.

Gil Jacinto of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute said he hoped that the research to be undertaken on Philippine Rise would be institutionalized.

“Work here will take us not only a couple of years, it will take decades. It is not for our generation only, it is for the next generation,” Jacinto explained.

The rise is a submarine prolongation of Luzon, extending up to 589 kilometers from the eastern Philippine seaboard. Its reefscapes—containing corals, algae, sponges and Halimeda—sustain a variety of fish including the Pacific bluefin tuna.

Its seabed is believed to hold cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, hydrothermal polymetallic sulfides and gas hydrates.

Arrival of VL MICA and Exocet Missiles for TNI-AL

PT. FPS Indonesia successfully handled a project shipment of ammunition to include: 3 VL MICA, 1  Exocet missiles, and weapon spare parts from Chateauroux France to Surabaya, Indonesia for the Indonesian Navy.

To facilitate the shipment FPS Indonesia arranged for a Boeing 747 through airline operator ACG for transport.

FPS Indonesia is experienced in transporting military shipments and has carried out many shipments for the Indonesian military. With the most recent shipment FPS Indonesia has handled:
-MICA and Exocet missiles from France
-90mm ammunition and Tarantula vehicle from Belgium
-Oerlikon 30mm ammunition from South Korea
-C-212 & C-235 engines from Spain
-F-16 spare parts from USA
-Torpedoes from Italy
-Trimaran missiles from China
-Radar systems from Canada
-Military Land Rover and spare parts from the UK

PT FPS Indonesia does more than military shipments and has also worked with the Indonesian government to support the Indonesian Railway by handling the carriage of train cars from factory to arrangement sites.

America's Division, as seen from above

India to Hold Naval Exercise with Vietnam

India will hold its first naval exercise with Vietnam, as part of the overall strategy to steadily build military ties with nations in the Asia Pacific region with an eye firmly on a confrontationist and expansionist China, even as defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is slated to visit Hanoi next month.

Three Indian warships on operational deployment to South East Asia and North West Pacific region, stealth frigate INS Sahyadri, missile corvette INS Kamorta and fleet tanker INS Shakti, will enter the Tien Sa Port (Danang) on Monday.

“From May 21 to 25, there will be a professional interaction between personnel of the two navies, official calls and interaction with dignitaries of the Vietnamese Government. On completion of the harbour phase, warships from the two navies would be undertaking the exercise,” said Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma.

With defence cooperation being a vital component of the “comprehensive strategic partnership” between the two countries, Sitharaman is scheduled to visit Vietnam in June to further bolster bilateral military ties. The chief of general staff of the Vietnam People's Army and the commander-in chief of Vietnam People's Navy are also slated to visit India later this year.

The two countries are wary of China’s aggressive tactics in Asia-Pacific, especially the contentious South China Sea, and have steadily cranked up their bilateral military ties over the last few years.

There have also been a series of high-level visits to Vietnam, with PM Narendra Modi visiting Hanoi in September 2016 and announcing a new $500 million defence line of credit.After inking a “joint vision statement on defence for 2015-2020” in May 2015, the two countries also decided to elevate their “strategic partnership” to “comprehensive strategic partnership” during Modi’s visit in September 2016.

India has also offered the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles as well as the Akash surface-to-air missile defence systems to Vietnam.

India is also set to train Vietnamese fighter pilots to fly the Sukhoi-30 fighter jets, much like it has been tutoring sailors from that country on the complex art of operating Kilo-class submarines for the last four years, as earlier reported by TOI.

Apart from regular port calls by warships, the Indian Navy cooperates with the Vietnam People’s Navy on a wide range of issues from operational interactions and training to logistics support and exchange of experts.

India, of course, has also stepped up defence cooperation, ranging from expansion in military visits and exercises to training and technology-sharing, with other Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia.

As for the South China Sea, India has repeatedly stressed the need for all to respect the freedom of navigation in international waters, right of passage and overflight, unimpeded commerce and access to resources in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Philippines to equip frigates with Sea Giraffe AMB radars

Two Philippine Navy frigates will be equipped with Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system, the company announced on May 21.

Armenia getting Tor-M2

The Armenian Ministry of Defense has disclosed that it will be acquiring the Russia Tor-M2 air defense missile system. This information was released in the recent program by its Zinuzh television channel.

May 21, 2018

First photo of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos being test fired with life extension technology from static inclined launcher

AH-64 Apache Helicopters at Baumholder Military Training Area

Mr Steven leaving Berth 240, SpaceX's future BFR factory location

Happy Pacific Fleet Day

USS Harry S. Truman Supports Operation Inherent Resolve

May 20, 2018

RAF wants to replace E-3D

Jane’s says the Royal Air Force is looking at replacing the Boeing E-3D early warning aircraft instead of upgrading them.

General Atomics to retrofit 122 MQ-9s

General Atomics was awarded a $206 million contract by the Pentagon to retrofit 122 MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft.

AAHF offering rides in the AH-1F

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation will be offering rides on the AH-1F attack helicopter in several Southern California locations this summer.

Amazing Tracer Fire Overload By Turkish T129 ATAK Helicopters

B-1B Lancer Compilation • Taxi • Takeoff • Aerial • Landing

Apache AH-64 Helicopter Flight

Russian Su-30

May 19, 2018

K Force TV - South Korea ROKS Marado (LPH 6112) Helicopter Carrier Commissioned

Mig-31 caught fire during take off in Perm region airfield

Prince Harry's Life With The Military | Forces TV

The first race races of motorized rifle divisions during the All-Army competition "Suvorovsky onslaught"

Eager Lion 2018 Strengthens U.S.-Jordan Partnership

Spike Aerospace CEO Aims to Have Commercial Supersonic Aircraft by 2023

French soldiers fire a Caesar 155mm SPH in support of Operation Roundup in Al Quim Iraq

Zhangyouxia met Abbasi and reps of Pak Army, Air force,Navy

May 18, 2018

Testing the new US Army Jeep WW2

After a 5-day sea trials, Type 002 CV returned the Dalian port

Baltic Fleet Day

State of the Infantry

Ukraine conducts successful flight test of Skif antitank missile

Hungarian MI-17 at the Hot Blade 2018, in Beja

GHWB Aircraft Carrier Qualifications with French Navy

Kiranti Spirit - The Third Gorkha Regiment

Release of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

Classix: Manöver "Hermelin" (1967) - Bundeswehr

May 17, 2018

Footage by UAV Camera show moments when a patrol from army forces arrested 2 terrorist elements during an attempt to plant IED in Northern Sinai

BritishArmy Challenger 2 tank fires its main gun

Here's how Prince Harry spent his ten years in the army

E 3 Sentry, RQ-4 Global Hawk

Hellfire Missile Hits Fast Attack Boat • U.S. Navy Exercise

When you're a dead Palestinian martyr but your nose keeps itching

May 16, 2018

The F-35 Lightning II Offers Economic Benefits for Many Decades


ROKN launches its second LPH

The second Dokdo-class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) amphibious assault ship for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) was launched on May 14 at the Busan shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction.

Japan will have a total of 7 F-35As in the country by this month

Japan is taking delivery of its second F-35A at Misawa air base today and Defense Minister Yoshinobu Onodera says five more are expected to arrive on May 26, bringing the total to 7.

Taiwan’s next three Tuo Chiang-class corvettes will be configured for anti-air duties

Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa told members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the next three Tuo Chiang-class corvettes to be built will be equipped for air defense missions.

Video of VAQ-138 EA-18G emergency landing at Hyakuri air base, Japan

A EA-18G assigned to VAQ-138 had to make an emergency landing at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan on May 14 when its cockpit indicator showed low fuel.

Hamas founder dies after accidentally shooting himself

A founding member of Hamas has died three weeks after he accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his weapon, a spokesman for the group said.

Imad al-Alami had been unconscious since the shooting at his home in Gaza City on January 9, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said on Tuesday.

Hamas had initially hastily announced al-Alami died naturally but later said he shot himself while checking his weapon.

He was visited in hospital by Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, Gaza chief Yahya Sinwar and his deputy Khalil al-Hayya shortly after the shooting.

Al-Alami has for decades been a senior member of Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip. Israel has accused him of planning multiple attacks.

The 62-year-old held several key posts as a member of Hamas' policy-making bod.

In 2003 the United States declared him and five other Hamas leaders 'specially designated global terrorists'.

He lived in exile in Syria for more than 20 years but returned to Gaza in 2012.

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