The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century amidst the greater Arab–Israeli conflict. Various attempts have been made to resolve the conflict as part of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Most Recently by Donald J Trump resulting in the historic .
The Joe Biden administration is planning to review the dealings between the US and Saudi Arabia. In fact, On February 27th, Biden stated there will be a new announcement coming on Monday pertaining the US- Saudi relations, which could lead to the US-Saudi crisis. It is unknown, if there would be sanctions laid against the Saudis.
The Russian army is working on the antidote for the electronic warfare systems. According to the Russian defense experts, the technology is one of a kind and thus far only Russia has it. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian army lost the completive edge with the US.
Russia proudly announced that the T-14 Armata tank fire control system, for the first time in the history of tanks, demonstrated the ability to recognize and escort targets on the battlefield without the participation of the crew. Hence, the tank shows great capabilities as an unmanned vehicle.
Russia announced that the new Gremlin (GZUR) air-launched hypersonic missile testing is scheduled for 2023. The Gremlin will be considerably smaller in comparison to the previously-adopted X-47M2 Dagger. Furthermore, due to the smaller size of the Gremlin, it will not limit the use with the heavy bombers and MiG-31 interceptors.
Russia announced Demuri Voronin has been charged with treason. Voronin is a dual citizen of Russia and Germany. It would be imperative for Germany to take a pro active approach to aid him. Clearly, the Russian citizen Alexei Navalny was aided by Germany, including providing him with the German security services proaction, during Navalny stay in Germany.
Russia’s foreign policy course is currently related to the arms market. The geopolitical struggle is regarding the arms market, and the US is Russia’s main competitor. There was also an announcement of sanctions against Turkey and India. Russia has a foreign policy course related to the hydrocarbon market.
On December 27, The Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar stated that Turkey is ready for the military actions against the Libyan National Army. The leader of the Libyan Army is Khalifa Haftar, who is supported by Russia. “Haftar and those who support him should know that they will be considered a legitimate target in any attempt to attack the Turkish military,” said Akar.
Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexey Krivoruchko announced that the intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat will be released for the flight tests. The Sarmat ICBM is one of the new Russian strategic weapons. It can carry up to 15 nuclear blocks. Sarmat is meant to replace the R-36M2 (NATO classification SS-18).
Russia announced that the heavy unmanned aerial vehicle S-70 Hunter will be the first strike drone to join the Russian army. The S-70 Hunter will be tested in 2021, which will entail shooting air and ground targets. Russia announced many defense projects this month, the 120th anniversary of the Russian defense submarine industry.
China admitted that Russia is superior in the defense aerospace. The revelation came during the joint patrolling exercise, which utilized the Russian Tu-95 MS strategic bombers and the Chinese Hong-6S. China is having difficulty with production of the technology.
The Chaplygin Siberian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation in Novosibirsk announced the successful installation of an electric engine based on the superconductors on the aircraft. The new generation electric motor is based on the high temperature superconductors with a capacity of 500 kW.
The Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, announced the completion of a Russian military base on Alexandra Land, an island in the Franz Josef Archipelago. The base is fully built and equipped. The base has 334 buildings and the runaway at the Nagurskaya Airfield has been increased to seven miles.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the modernization of the fleet of the heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1 ” Buratino” (Pinocchio) and TOS-1A”Solntsepek” (Sunburn) via Izvestia. There will be a new design of the TOS-1 and TOS-1A. The existing fleet will have the new technology added as well.
Turkey made an official statement pertaining the refusal of the contract termination with Russia. The S-400 anti aircraft systems will be supplied to Turkey. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007. The announcement came directly from the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
This week’s air defense exercises in Iran were the “premiere” of a new surface-to-air missile system (SAM). The first samples of the Bavar-373 SAM took part in exercises involving the air defense calculations of the Iranian Ground forces and the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin) announced proposed changes on October 19 pertaining to the defense budget. The new proposals are expected to save 20 billion Rubles ($257.4 million) annually. It is expected that law enforcement agencies would be restructured as well.
Russian physicists created an ultra-strong and transparent material for radio waves based on polyethylene and carbon nanotubes. It will protect radar from bad weather impact and even bullets. The achievement is described in a scientific article published in the journal Technical Physics.
The Zaslon Scientific and Technical Center plans to equip Mi-28NM helicopters with a mechanism for launching mini-drones. The mechanism will include the modular cluster unit of the unguided aircraft missiles (NAR) B 8V 10U V. The main difference from the currently-used weapons is the ability to adapt the number of guides for missiles for each task.
The Chairman of the French Senate Commission on International Affairs and Defense, Christian Cambon, believes that Russia and France could establish a new European security structure that would differ from NATO. He said this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper, published on Tuesday.
Recently, the American strategic bombers were observed over Ukraine skies near the capital and the Black Sea. Kiev and Odessa residents reported seeing them in the sky, during the active phase of the joint efforts exercise. Hence, the US bombers seen did not enter the Ukraine air space by accident.
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on September 25, his new order to create a Military Science Council to work on the country’s own weapons system. The announcement was commemorated to the 15th anniversary of the operational strategic command of the armed forces of the Republic.
Last, week Haaretz published an opinion piece authored by Chuck Freilich titled “Can a Nuclear-armed Saudi Arabia Be Israel’s Partner for Peace?” The article was written by Charles Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security adviser and long-time senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
On Friday, a Russian language teacher was arrested in the Ukrainian city of Kherson. She is remanded in custody until October 9th. This is unsafe, as Coronavirus numbers continue to increase in Ukraine. The pandemic is taking a huge toll on Ukraine now. The accused, Tatyana Kuzmich, is charged with treason.
Talks surrounding Cuba and Russia re-establishing close ties have been surfacing since 2014. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union provided financial support to Cuba. However, after the collapse of the USSR, it halted. Back in the 1970s, the Soviet Navy ships visited but never had a full fledged base in Cuba.
The new supersonic missile of the long range Hermes has been unveiled at the Army-2020 Expo. The expo wraps up on August 29. The Army 2020 is funded by the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the representative of the Shipnov Instrument Design Bureau the supersonic missile can destroy all foreign tanks.
A new weapon has been unveiled during this week at the Army-2020 Expo. The new weapon is designed by the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. The weapon is specifically engineered for the Russian special forces. One if its main advantages is its silent operation.
Russia premiered the new BMP at its Army 2020 forum. The Army 2020 continues until August 29. For the first time, the BMP-3 Manul was demonstrated at the stand of the Kurgan machine-building plant (Part of JSC NPO “high-Precision complexes” of Rostec group). The new BMP has a redesigned BMP-3 chassis.
Austria issued a removal order for a Russian diplomat. The order gives the Russian diplomat one week to leave the country. The Russian Embassy in Austria did not make an official statement pertaining to the current situation. An official did say the situation is just a misunderstanding.
Last week, 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.”
China announced its fifth generation two-seat fighter. It is the first in the world, if in fact it is true. Besides unveiling the design, it does not mean it is a success. China has a history of failure and is not strong in defense. Last, year, China mentioned the development of the fifth generation jet.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil war. The conflict began to escalate in April 2019 in Lybia, when field Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to capture the capital, Tripoli. With the support of foreign forces, including Egypt, France, and others, he felt quite confident opposing the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, supported by Turkey, Italy, and Qatar.
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.