The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made an official proposal to classify information about the defense sector, which is not a state secret, as confidential, and make it an official secret. This is according to the draft of the military department to amend the law “on defense.”
Russia announced that the upgraded Ka-52M attack helicopter made the first flight a success. The upgraded helicopter received weapons unified with the Mi-28MN and new radar equipment. Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation reported on the first flight of the modernized Ka-52M attack helicopter.
The Russian self-loading large-caliber sniper rifle OSV-96, designed to defeat light-armored vehicles at a long distance, received a civilian modification. The rifle, which uses a 12,7×108 mm cartridge, is in demand in the civil market in the field of geological exploration, mining and pipeline laying.
India’s Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, has announced that the Ministry of Defense is now getting ready to play a bigger role in the “Self-reliant India Initiative.” As such, the Ministry of Defense will impose a ban on the import, that is, an embargo, on more than 101 items.
A Russian Air Force squadron is expecting new 2S42 Lotos. In 2019, at the Army forum, the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) presented a new 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun 2S42 Lotos, which should replace the Russian landing forces self-propelled gun-howitzer-mortar 2S9 Nona-S.
China’s state-run publication Global Times reported that the fifth generation of strike fighters can include the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, as well as the Chinese J-20, but not the Russian SU-57. Last month, Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet.
This week, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the testing of the first nuclear powered Poseidon carrier submarine. The new technology is able to destroy a whole city. However, if ever Poseidon testing goes wrong and it explodes, it would cause a much worse nuclear disaster than Fukushima.
Russia announced that it started testing a super weapon that can deliver a global strike on any country in the world. The statement may be over ambitious, but given the released image and description, this is a very scary and dangerous technology. The Ministry of Defense described the weapons’ capabilities.
Rugged Electronic devices are specially designed to operate reliably in harsh usage environments and conditions, such as strong vibrations, extreme temperatures and wet or dusty conditions which makes them get used for military and defense field particularly.
Russia announced a new project pertaining to the creation of the one universal engine for the Russian SU series fighter jets. Currently, Russia uses SU-27, SU-30, and SU-35 fighters. The SU-30SM and SU-35 are considered the most modern serial fighters in service within Russian defense sector.
Russia announced the laying of six new ships. Russian President Vladimir Putin was present at the ceremony at the shipyard in Kerch, where two of the six ships were laid, the Mitrofan Moskalenko and Ivan Rogov. Two Admiral Gorshkov-type frigates of project 22350 were also laid down at the Severnaya Verf plant in St. Petersburg.
Last week, Georgian soldiers arrived for the NATO peace keeping mission in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, within a week of arrival in Afghanistan, 28 Georgian soldiers were infected with the Coronavirus. The source of the virus appears to be from the Afghan personnel. The infected soldiers were sent home.
The global disposable protective clothing market was valued at $2.6 Trillion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.8 Trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2019 to 2026. Protective clothing refers to various suits and uniforms worn to protect the user from harm. Protective clothing protects the personnel from physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Disposable protective clothing offers protection without the inconvenience of having to decontaminate used suits.
On July 13, Roscosmos announced on Twitter the development of a new rocket to replace Soyuz. Work is underway on a new commercial medium-class rocket with a methane engine, which will replace the legendary Soyuz-2 family. The new methane rocket will be more cost efficient and more reliable.
Travel restrictions imposed during the coronavirus outbreak has changed how the ICT industry operates on a significant scale. The pandemic has resulted in suspension of major business decisions in the sector. In addition, a number of projects have either been delayed or cancelled. Consequently, the demand for indium gallium arsenide is likely to dip in the near term. On the other hand, the demand for InGaAs is likely to be disrupted only till the end of 2020. The global indium gallium arsenide market has been projected to grow at an impressive 8.5% CAGR throughout the assessment period between 2020 and 2030.
A joint project between Russian and Italian scientists resulted in a new stealth material. A fundamentally new version of stealth masking, which will allow a radar signal directed at an object not to be reflected or absorbed, but simply pass through, as if there is no object.
The Russian army will have unmanned vehicles in service by next year. The vehicles are made by legendary Soviet auto maker, Kamaz. The new self driving military trucks are currently going through final testing in the Arctic. According to Kamaz representatives, the new model has shown successful performance results.
Russia posted a new patent pertaining to defense technology and the vertical launch of a rocket. In may 2020, the US Navy tested the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER), designed to destroy enemy missile defense systems.
Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet. The new model, Metropolis, is expected to be completed by 2022. The tests of the Metropolis are scheduled to start in two years. Currently, tests of pre-production samples of the SU-57 are being completed.
On Wednesday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, spoke at a joint press conference with President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. During a press conference, President Trump said that the United States plans to reduce American military personnel stationed in Germany.
On June 26, the head of the Russian delegation in Vienna stated that there are no prerequisites for the modernization of the Vienna Document, which was initiated by 34 states. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held its annual conference in Vienna from June 23-25. The statement came post-OSCE Conference.
Russia announced the development of medical robots that can be used in a variety of applications. One of the main utilizations of such robots will be to evacuate wounded and stricken soldiers from the battlefield. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
The Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh came to Moscow to participate in the 75th Victory Day Parade commemorating the end of World War II. It is expected to be the largest parade in Russian history. To note, Syrian military personnel are also involved in the parade, and completed a practice run on June 23.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in the Russian news program Vesti Nedelya on the channel Russia-1. The term “hypersonic weapons” has been a very popular topic. In March 2018, President Putin unveiled one of the six new Russian strategic weapons, the Avangard.
The Russian military conducted exercises against the backdrop of NATO’s Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 2020) exercise in the Baltic Sea. Russia conducted a training session on conventional missile strikes with Iskander complexes. The NATO BALTOPS naval exercise will wrap up this week.
The main nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine of the project 955A (code “Borey-a”), Prince Vladimir, became part of the Russian Navy on Russia Day, the Russian Federation’s national holiday, on June 12, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. An official note from the Ministry reads as follows:
Russia announced additional modernization to the Ka-52M helicopter. Mil and Kamov intends to spend almost 153.5 million rubles ($2.2 million) on two copies of the prototype modernized Ka-52M “alligator” with new weapons, as well as on their testing. All work should be completed by the end of 2022.
A NATO review on June 8 provided important information about the nuclear threat from Russia. The author is the Director, Nuclear Policy Directorate, NATO International Staff Jessica Cox. According to her bio, Cox provides policy support to the Secretary General and others at NATO HQ on matters related to NATO nuclear deterrence and also chairs the Nuclear Planning Group Staff Group.
Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi was murdered in 2011. There after, Libya became a divided state. Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. Shortly after his death, it was announced that the war in Libya was over. In reality, the war mutated with a new trajectory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Nuclear Weapons decree on June 2. The decree titled “On The Basis Of The State Policy Of The Russian Federation In The Field of Nuclear Deterrence” is a document regulating the conditions under which Russia has the right to launch a nuclear strike against an aggressor (or a pack of aggressors). The main goal is to legalize the use of nuclear weapons in limited local conflicts.
China announced its strategy to focus on the third world countries digitalization via the use of Crypto-Yuan. Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on April 25 in Beijing. China. China Mobile is heavily involved in the Crypto-Yuan payment system and is also involved in a Facebook underwater cable initiative around Africa.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an order to the Russian Defense and Foreign ministries to discuss with Syria the transfer of additional real estate and water areas to the Russian military. The Russian government approved the draft Protocol No. 1 to the agreement on the deployment of the Russian aviation group in Syria on August 26, 2015. After reaching an agreement with the Syrian side, the agencies must sign it on behalf of Russia. Changes are allowed to the document that do not have a fundamental character.
There is a race to create faster, more lethal and precise weapons around the world. As of late, China has been focusing on entering the race as well. China announced one of the largest military budgets in history this year. However, the leaders around the world continue to be US and Russia.
One of the delegates to the 13th National People’s Congress, during the 3rd meeting held on May 27 suggested that simultaneous translation from Chinese to English should not be used during Chinese press conferences. The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, normally referred to as the National People’s Congress, is the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People’s Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2018, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia responded on May 27 to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry about the unwillingness of the Georgian and American sides to allow Russian representatives to check the office of medical research of the US Army-Georgia operating in the Richard Lugar Center BioLAB.
A decorated SVR intelligence agent has been found dead in Moscow. SVR is the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service focusing mostly on civilian affairs. The SVR RF succeeded the First Chief Directorate of the KGB in December 1991. It is also engaged in intelligence to provide the state with information that can influence Russian policy and decisions made by its leadership. The range of power is extremely wide including intelligence in the military-strategic, economic, political, scientific and technical fields. The SVR headquarters are located in the Yasenevo District of Moscow.
The US officially notified the parties to the Open Skies Treaty of its withdrawal, after which they will be released from their obligations under this document six months later. The announcement came on May 22. The US government cited Russia’s alleged non-compliance with the terms of the agreement as the reason. At the same time, US President Donald Trump did not rule out that the decision may be changed if Moscow begins to follow the document. Russia has denied US accusations of violating the Treaty.
Journalists from CCTV showcased new rapid-fire machine guns. China Central Television (CCTV) is the predominant state-owned television network in Mainland China. CCTV has a network of 50 channels broadcasting different programmes and is accessible to more than one billion viewers in six different languages. China’s aggressive propaganda of its pseudo military might continues.
China officially opened a base in Djibouti in August 2017. Djibouti is a strategic country bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the approach-the entrance to the base, there is a sharp turn and exit from the road. There is an automated gate on the 90 degree turn. There are additional control points. It is almost impossible to scale the wall, as the perimeter has multi-level protection.
Information was leaked pertaining to the F-3 sixth-generation fighter jet. Japan is expected to start development of the F-3 in 2021. Currently, Japan needs to protect themselves from China. Japan always had tumultuous relations with China. Conflicts between Beijing and Tokyo go back centuries.
A new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons states that global spending on nuclear weapons development set a record not seen since the end of the cold war. The ICANW is a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Weibo published the first ever images of the Chinese Nanchang Ship. Weibo is China’s version of twitter Earlier this year, China announced that Nanchang would be joining the Chinese Navy fleet. China’s military is undergoing a massive technological overhaul as part of Xi’s military ambitions to mirror Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda. The ship is designed for long-range air defense, anti-submarine defense, electronic warfare, destruction of surface and ground targets, escort, long-range patrol and surveillance.
The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is one of the three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2020. The additional two are the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress. Nicknamed “The Bone,” the B-1B Lancer is a long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber, which has served the United States Air Force since 1985. The Russian equivalent of the B-1 Lancer is the TU-160.
On May 6 The Washington Post reported that the Venezuelan opposition in October 2019 signed a contract with the American PMC Silvercorp to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Post states the contract amount was approximately $213 million. The agreement supposedly outlined Nicolas Maduro was the target and specifically indicated the undertaking to overthrow Maduro. Additionally, it included the clause to establish the regime and bring to power Juan Guaido.
Nordic Monitor published classified information about surveillance operations by the Turkish intelligence services in the US and other nations around the globe. According to the documentation, the Turkish President has been authorizing intelligence operations to spy on critics of Turkey. The documentation seems to have a stamp from the Turkish government agency established in 2016 under the Turkish National Security Agenda.
The Russian autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicle Vityaz installed a historic pennant at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in honor of the 75th anniversary of the “Victory in the Great Patriotic War” (WWII). The information was released by the press service of the Foundation for Advanced Research. The statement claimed this was the first time Vityaz sank to the bottom of the world’s deepest trench. The depth reached was recorded at 10,228 meters.
There are reports of the fire that started inside the ventilation system in the Polish National Center of the Nuclear Research in the city of Svierk, 30 km from Warsaw. Th Center has been Poland’s top location for nuclear research since 1955. Over the decades several Swierk institutes formed the core of Poland nuclear ambitions, creating four of Poland’s five nuclear research reactors and critical assemblies, all but one of which is still at service.