Tuesday , 24 November 2020

Security

Ankara’s move to Chinese air systems appals NATO allies

Turkey’s western allies look puzzled by a looming decision by Ankara to select Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense systems which they think cannot be integrated into the NATO-sponsored early warning architecture currently deployed on Turkish soil. “That would certainly leave many of us speechless,” said one senior diplomat from aNATO country. “Turkey has every right to choose its own air defense system …

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German Intelligence: Egypt Now World’s Main Jihadist Training Ground

Middle East observers had identified the Sinai Peninsula as a source for regional insecurity as early as a year and a half ago [PDF]. Recent analysis indicates that the territory has become the world’s main center for jihadist training: A new German intelligence report presented on Tuesday showed that Egypt had replaced Waziristan as the main centre for the training of militants. German intelligence …

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Russian Defense Radar, Missiles Worry U.S. Officials

Russia’s military has completed work on a new missile defense radar in southern Russia that has some U.S. military officials worried Moscow is building up offensive and defensive strategic forces in destabilizing combination. The large radar station near Armavir, located near the Black Sea and designed to detect missiles launched from Europe and Iran, is nearly complete, said U.S. officials. …

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The Balkan chessboard: Russia’s ruble diplomacy and EU interests

In 1998, Zbigniew Brzezinski argued that “a power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent”. His book The Grand Chessboard was indeed a major …

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Vietnam buys six submarines from Russia

VietNamNet Bridge – In a meeting with voters of Phu Cu district in Hung Yen province last week, Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh said that to modernize the army, Vietnam has ordered six submarines. The security- defense related issues, including modernizing the Vietnam People’s Army was mentioned by the Defense Minister in the meeting. The minister reaffirmed that the military …

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US Officials Say Russia Violating Missile Treaty

WASHINGTON, July 1 (RIA Novosti) – US intelligence officials believe Russia is violating a Soviet-era arms-control treaty with the United States by building a new medium-range missile banned under the agreement, a conservative US website reported. US intelligence officials believe the missile, which the Russian Defense Ministry describes as a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), is actually a medium-range missile …

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Lockheed Wins $295 Million for Aegis Missile Defense Contract

On Monday, the Department of Defense awarded 19 contracts, which added up to just under $1.5 billion in total value. The largest award actually went to a private company to pay for “full line food distribution” in Okinawa. But the second-largest contract went to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) . Lockheed’s win, a sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee/cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-technical-schedule incentive fee contract modification, is …

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China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries. China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the last decade have their militaries begun taking part in joint …

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India’s first navigation satellite put into orbit

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) India’s first navigation satellite was successfully placed in orbit by an Indian rocket Monday midnight in copy book style. With the successful launch of the first of the seven satellites planned under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India took the first step in joining the select group of nations having such a …

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