The military who seized power in Burma are stepping up the crackdown on demonstrations that have persisted since the first of February with citizens demanding the restoration of the democratic regime. Security forces began using live ammunition against the population and at least 18 people were killed on Sunday and 30 were injured across the country.
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.
Since the imprisonment of the provocative Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél on February 16, violent street protests have been going on every night across Spain despite the Covid-19 nightly curfew imposed by the Spanish government. For his “lyrics and tweets that compared Spanish judges to Nazis and called former King Juan Carlos a mafia boss,” among other accusations, Pablo was given a nine-month prison sentence.
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).
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.
Currently majority of the world is reliant on the satellite navigation systems. GPS is one of the most popular systems. A satellite navigation device is a device that is capable of receiving information from satellites and then to calculate the device’s geographical position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
C4ISR systems provide command, control and communications for the air force to offer benefits in improving protection to the military forces, improve situational awareness capabilities and allow users to quickly analyze the environment in a combat situation. In addition, C4ISR systems provide finding, fixing, tracking, targeting, engaging and assessing (F2T2EA) for the navy to offer improve situational awareness capabilities.
An Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) is used by homeland security, military, and law enforcement agencies as a protective combat helmet to enhance a soldier’s ballistic and impact protection. Although the structure of an ACH reduces the area of coverage, it is also used as a platform to mount electronics such as communication and night vision devices. Thus, contributing towards improving the field of vision and hearing, leading to better situational awareness over the current helmets used.
The Market for linear actuators especially in North America is chiefly driven by the increasing acceptance of automation across a huge number of industries, an increased focus on wastewater management, and the flourishing aerospace and defense industry. Linear actuators are employed in such as linearly actuated valves, pumps, industrial machinery, vehicular brakes and computer peripherals among others.
Varnishes, shellacs, preservatives, dyes, repellents and lacquers are the most common types of products used for coating wooden surfaces. The global market for wood coatings should grow from $9.0 billion in 2018 to $12.3 billion by 2023, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2018 to 2023.
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.
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.
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.
The military forces of the two most populous countries in the world are falling into a tense confrontation at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Indian media quoted officials as saying that thousands of Chinese army soldiers forcibly entered the Galwan valley in the disputed Kashmir region of Ladakh.
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.
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.
The escalated Covid-19 Impact on Remote Sensing Technology Market 2020 trends are expected to spur the market development considerably. The use of the technology by military forces in different countries is expected to create a favorable push for market expansion.
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 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.
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.
South Korea successfully tested the Hyunmoo-4 missile. The information became available via the Yonhap News Agency. According to a South Korean government official, the testing took place at the Anheung test site, which is located in Taeang County on the west coast of the country. The name of the site if translated means ironically “the guardian angel of the Northern Sky.”
Russia announced plans to finalize development and testing of the Russian robotic combat platform Marker by 2021. Marker is a joint project of the National Center for the Development of Technologies and Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (RFARP) in the Defense Industry. RFARP is an advanced military research agency. The foundation is tasked with informing the country’s leadership on projects that can ensure Russian superiority in defense technology. It also analyzes the risks of any Russian technological backwardness and technological dependence on other powers. The foundation was established directly by Vladimir Putin.
Cyprus is celebrating the lifting of the arms embargo by the United States. The motivation behind lifting the embargo is to prevent Turkey’s expansion in the Mediterranean. It is not a surprise, since Turkey escalated the conflict in one of the Syrian regions. Additionally, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can not be trusted by the West. Even though Turkey is a part of NATO, it is a wild card.
Since March 16, Russian Channel 1 has been actively spreading the false narrative of the coronavirus being brought to China by the US. Channel One has a viewer base of over 250 million worldwide. It is the first television channel to broadcast in the Russian Federation. Its headquarters are located at the Ostankino Technical Center near the Ostankino Tower in Moscow. It is Kremlin owned and the main channel.
A voluminous 300-page report released last month by the RAND Corporation released titled “Turkey’s Nationalist Path-Implications For The US-Turkish Cooperation Strategy And The US Army” indicates that the Turkish government’s decision to dismiss hundreds of army officers after the failed 2016 coup in Ankara caused widespread discontent in the country’s armed forces.
Russian special forces will start training in a virtual reality setting. The new developed simulation training is specifically geared towards paratroopers. The vertical reality simulator was designed by the Man & Technologies Lab. According to the company’s website Man & Technologies lab is a full cycle engineering design bureau. The company specializes in the technology. However, interestingly there is no mention of any defense speciality.
The first open image of one of the most original, modern American weapons projects-a large-caliber Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC). It is being developed under the US Army, and is designed to shoot high-precision missiles at a range of “more than 1000 miles” (sea). In 2019, it was reported that funding for the program should start in fiscal year 2020, and that the SLRC prototype should be ready in 2023.