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Pelosi Introduces 25th Amendment Measure After Questioning Trump's Fitness to Serve

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 03:58
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin unveiled legislation Friday to create a commission that would be empowered by the Constitution's 25th Amendment to act in concert with the Vice President Mike Pence to strip the president of his duties.
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Suburban Chicago Businessman Charged with Illegally Exporting Arms to Ukraine

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 03:58
A suburban Chicago businessman has been indicted on federal criminal charges for allegedly illegally exporting gun parts and other defense articles from the United States to a company in Ukraine.
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Belarus Postpones Launch Of Nuclear Plant Near Lithuania To 2022

Globalsecurity.org - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 00:11
Belarus says it has postponed the full launch of the first reactor at its Astravets nuclear power plant by two years to 2022.
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The First Italian Air Force F-35B Deploys To “Deci” Air Weapons Training Installation For The First Time

The Aviationist Blog - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 21:46

The first STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) aircraft of the Aeronautica Militare has taken part to training activity in the Sardinian ranges for the first time. From Sept. 21 to Oct. 2, 2020, seven [...]

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Arrival of Luxembourg's A400M in Belgium launches binational unit between two countries

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 17:32
The Luxembourg Armed Forces’ A400M arrived at Melsbroek, the military part of Brussels airport, on 9 October to join the Belgian air force's 15 Air Transport Wing as the...
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US Army receives second AMPV, pushes fielding date back

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 17:16
BAE Systems is continuing to deliver Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPVs) to the US Army after a delayed start and the service said it is anticipating that the...
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Autonomous ambition: NavyX plots a course to machine-speed warfare

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 16:15
In early April, the UK Royal Navy (RN) lifted the veil on a bold initiative intended to ‘mainstream’ the introduction of autonomous technologies into the front-line fleet.
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Trust in the machine: Innovation in AI drives navies to think afresh

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 16:08
Award-winning analysis: The exploitation of artificial intelligence is exciting interest across a number of naval forces, but debates continue on where it is best utilised, and how human operators should interface with the technology.
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First Images Of The Indian Ghatak Stealth UCAV Surface In An Academic Video

The Aviationist Blog - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 15:58

The secretive stealth aircraft is being developed entirely as a national project with international support reduced to the bare minimum. Images of a scale model of the Indian Air Force Ghatak UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air [...]

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Divided attention: Gulf air defenders struggle to cover multiple directions

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 14:38
The attack on Saudi Arabia’s key Abqaiq oil field starkly highlighted the challenges that have been developing for the country’s air defenders since 2015. Jeremy Binnie reports
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Janes analysts win at the 2020 Defence Media Awards: congratulations Jeremy Binnie and Richard Scott

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 14:33
Janes analysts win at the 2020 Defence Media Awards: congratulations Jeremy Binnie and Richard Scott
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First Portuguese modernised Super Lynx delayed to 2021

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:54
The delivery of the first modernised Super Lynx Mk 95A helicopter to the Portuguese Navy has been pushed back to early January 2021.
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France to arm future OPVs with RAPIDFire Naval CIWS

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:53
The 10 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to be acquired for the French Navy under the Patrouilleurs Océanique (PO) programme will be armed with the Thales/Nexter RAPIDFire...
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Bangladesh to receive Wasp UASs

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:02
Bangladesh is set to field the AeroVironment RQ-12B All Environment (AE) Wasp small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS), with a sources sought notification issued by the US...
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Check Out This Interesting Video of Pakistani Mirage III and F-7PG Jets During Road Runway Operations

The Aviationist Blog - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 12:23

Pakistani F-7PG and Mirage III-DP Practice Flight Ops from Forward Area. It seems like there have been a lot of videos shared lately of air forces around the world conducting training exercises from roadways. Air [...]

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India confirms end of offset banking, gives deadline for existing claims

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 11:03
The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has clarified procedures related to existing offset banking activity following its controversial decision to remove related...
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HDA shows concept images of AS9 SPH and AS10 AARV for Australian Army

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 10:29
After being selected as the preferred supplier to the Australian Army (AA) of 30 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and 15 armoured ammunition resupply vehicles...
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UMS Skeldar introduces remote flight control capability to V-150 UAV

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 09:50
UMS Skeldar has conducted a series of remote autonomous flights with its new V-150 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which could eventually enable military operators to...
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Xponential 2020: FLIR increases R80D SkyRaider payload capacity with improved propulsion system

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 09:49
FLIR Systems has developed an improved propulsion system for its R80D SkyRaider Group 1 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that also...
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US Army Suspends Fitness Tests For Graduation | Qatar Requests F-35 From USA | Big Lizzy Under „Missile Attack“

Defense Industry Daily - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 06:00
Americas

The US Army will suspend use of its new fitness test as a requirement for graduation from training programs because of COVID concerns. A new version of the six-event Army Combat Fitness Test went into effect last week. The Army will encourages taking and passing the strength and fitness test, but the requirement to successfully complete it will be delayed until at least September 2021, the end of the fiscal year. Suspension of the use of the test reportedly comes as the Army acknowledged constraints on training and testing due to the quarantining, social distancing and other protections required during COVID-19 pandemic.

Boeing won a maximum $149.6 million delivery order for the KC-46 Commercial Common Program consumable parts. The KC-46 Pegasus is a military refueling and strategic military transport aircraft. The Air Force intends to procure 179 Pegasus aircraft by 2027. The first four KC-46 aircraft were delivered to McConnell AFB, KS, in January 2019. The KC-46A places the boom operator on the flight deck, viewing receivers through a camera-driven display called the Remote Vision System (RVS). Work will take place in Missouri. Estimated completion date is October 7, 2023.

Middle East & Africa

Qatar has submitted a formal request to the United States to buy stealthy F-35 fighter jets, three people familiar with the deal said, in a deal that if pursued could strain US ties with Saudi Arabia and Israel, Reuters reports. The request for the Lockheed Martin Co jets was submitted by the Persian Gulf state in recent weeks, the people said. A US State Department spokesman said, “As a matter of policy, the United States does not confirm or comment on proposed defense sales or transfers until they are formally notified to Congress.” Keen to counter Iran in the region, the US helps to arm allies including Qatar, host to the largest US military facility in the Middle East, and home to 8,000 US service members and Department of Defense civilian employees.

Europe

HMS Queen Elizabeth came under a simulated missile attack as part of a major exercise. Hawk jets and other aircraft, some operated by Cobham, have been simulating air attacks against the Carrier Battle Group. Typically, Hawk jets support Dassault Falcon 20DC aircraft acting as long-range anti-ship bombers. The Falcons are flown by Cobham Aviation Services. HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Strike Group are currently exercising alongside allied nations in the North Sea, as part of NATO’s largest annual exercise, Joint Warrior.

Asia-Pacific

PKL Services won a $13.8 million price modification to continue providing military aircraft F15 SG maintenance and operations training. The contract provides for the Republic of Singapore Air Force training on F15 aircraft, and includes both maintenance and operations on the F15 aircraft. The F-15 has a wingspan of 42 feet 9.75 inches (13.05 m) and a length of 63 feet 9 inches (19.43 m). The single-seat air-superiority version is armed with a 20-millimeter rotary cannon and an array of short-range and medium-range air-to-air missiles. The RSAF’s F-15SG is an all-weather multi-role fighter designed to achieve air superiority over the battlefield. It is one of the most advanced and technologically sophisticated variant of the F-15 aircraft built to date. Work will take place in Idaho and estimated completion date is September 30, 2022.

The Indian Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of cybersecurity between India and Japan. The MoC will enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest, which in­clude inter-alia, capacity building in the area of cyberspace; protection of critical infrastructure; cooperation in emerging technologies; sharing information on cybersecurity threats/incidents and malicious cyber activities, as well as best prac­tices to counter them; Developing joint mechanisms for practical cooperation to mitigate cyber threats to the security of Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure etc.

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