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American & British Paratroopers Inflight-Rig-Jump Latvia
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Published on Jun 12, 2018
U.S. and British Army Paratroopers perform in-flight rigging and static-line jump over Unity crop zone, Latvia from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Swift Response 2018 (SR18) on June 9, 2018. Exercise SR18 is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world that demonstrates the ability of America's Global Response Force to work hand-in-hand with joint and total force partners. U.S. Army unit - 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, NC. British Army unit - 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, C Company, Colchester, England. U.S. Air Force unit - Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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What’s the Future for Modern Soldiers?
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
Technology is evolving for the modern war-fighter, soldier, airmen, sailor and marine. There is so much capability on which military can use this new technology. In this video we will discuss some of the future equipment, ideas and concepts that will one day possibly be on the front line.

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Weapons of Azerbaijan - ( Azərbaycan silahları )
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
Infantry Weapons and vehicles designed in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Atıcı Silah və nəqliyyat vasitələri Azərbaycan Respublikasında nəzərdə tutulub. ( Azərbaycan Silahlı Qüvvələri / Azərbaycan Silahlı Qüvvələri Quru Qoşunları ).
 

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GERMANY’S ARMED FORCES ARE IN BAD SHAPE, REPORT FINDS || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
The German armed forces continue to be plagued by serious equipment and personnel shortages despite a major effort begun in 2016 to turn a corner, according to the annual report by the parliamentary commissioner for the Bundeswehr.

By: Sebastian Sprenger

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FRANCE EYES 5 WEAPONS FOR FUTURE MISSILE || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
The French Army is studying five weapons in a technical evaluation for a new air-to-ground missile in a planned upgrade of the Tiger attack helicopter, said Army Sgt. Maj. Jean-Luc.

By: Pierre Tran

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U.S. Marines Live-Fire Fun At Range 410A Twentynine Palms
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Published on Jun 14, 2018
Range 410A at Twentynine Palms is a large live-fire training range where Marines conduct platoon-sized drills to sharpen their unit attack skills. U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, conduct operations on range 410A during Integrated Training Exercise 4-18 (ITX 4-18) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California on June 11, 2018. ITX evaluates and trains Marine Corps infantry units in service-level core competencies that are essential to expeditionary, forward-deployed operations.

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The Biggest 'War Games' Yet | Forces TV
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
NATO's Exercise Sabre Strike is two weeks of complex training involving 19 countries and 18,000 troops. Although Moscow sees them as 'war games' near its borders and a provocation, NATO forces insist they are just exercises among allies.

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Special Forces Training in Thailand 1964 US Army; US Green Berets Train Thai Special Forces
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Published on Jun 18, 2018
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"OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING IN THAILAND - ROLE OF U.S. ARMY IN DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE THAI SPECIAL FORCES."

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The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam) was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist common front directed by the North, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The Vietnam People's Army (North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes.

The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of their wider strategy of containment. The North Vietnamese government and Viet Cong viewed the conflict as a colonial war, fought initially against France, backed by the U.S., and later against South Vietnam, which it regarded as a U.S. puppet state. American military advisors arrived in what was then French Indochina beginning in 1950. U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and tripling again in 1962. U.S. combat units were deployed beginning in 1965. Operations spanned international borders, with Laos and Cambodia heavily bombed. American involvement in the war peaked in 1968, at the time of the Tet Offensive. After this, U.S. ground forces were gradually withdrawn as part of a policy known as Vietnamization. Despite the Paris Peace Accords, signed by all parties in January 1973, fighting continued.

U.S. military involvement ended on 15 August 1973 as a result of the Case--Church Amendment passed by the U.S. Congress. The capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People's Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities (see Vietnam War casualties). Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from fewer than one million to more than three million. Some 200,000--300,000 Cambodians, 20,000--200,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict.

...Thailand

Thai Army formations, including the "Queen's Cobra" battalion, saw action in South Vietnam between 1965 and 1971. Thai forces saw much more action in the covert war in Laos between 1964 and 1972, though Thai regular formations there were heavily outnumbered by the irregular "volunteers" of the CIA-sponsored Police Aerial Reconnaissance Units or PARU, who carried out reconnaissance activities on the western side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail...

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The Royal Thai Army (Thai: กองทัพบกไทย) is the army of Thailand responsible for protecting its sovereignty. It is the oldest and largest branch of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The army was formed in 1874, partly as a response to new security threats following the Bowring Treaty with Britain, which opened up the country for international trade...
 

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THE US MAY SOON HAVE THE WORLD’S FIRST SPACE FORCE || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 19, 2018
President Trump announced today that he is ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military: the Space Force.

by Dan Robitzski

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‘US will have a Space Force’: Trump ready to militarize cosmos
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Published on Mar 15, 2018
US President Donald Trump has floated the creation of a Space Force, a new military branch to utilize outer space as a “war domain,” just like land, air or sea. Apart from that, he promised the Americans will soon reach Mars.
 

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Should You Join the Military? - My Thoughts
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
I get a lot of questions on my channel from people in regards to asking whether or not the military is the right career or lifestyle choice for them. In this video I throw my own thoughts on some things you can consider and help make you have more of a informed choice of what you wish to do.

REMEMBER. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE! NOT OTHERS! :-D

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Missing: What Happened To Marine Addis? (Ep 2) | Forces TV
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Published on Jun 20, 2018
Royal Marine Alan Addis went missing in the Falkland Islands nearly 38 years ago, never to be seen or heard from again. What happened to him?

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U.S. Army Infantry Practice Live-Fire Buddy Rush
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Published on Jun 19, 2018
U.S. Army infantrymen conduct team live-fire training on a range in Djibouti, AF on May 30, 2018. Unit - 10th Mountain Division.

Film Credits: U.S. Air Force Video by Senior Airman Megan Coin
 

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2nd Cavalry Regiment Situational Training Exercise
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Published on Jun 20, 2018
Saber Strike 18 - 2CR Training. HD Video by Sgt. Edward Salcedo | Defense Media Activity - Europe Africa | 06.14.2018 -- Soldiers with 2nd Squadron "Cougars", 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct an Situational Training Exercise during Saber Strike 2018 in Panevezys, Lithuania, 14 June 2018. The Saber Strike exercise program is an ongoing USAREUR-led cooperative training effort focused on Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

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How Hard is SERE School? - Survival Evasion Resistance Escape
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
The Survival Evasion Resistance Escape school, commonly known as SERE school, is one of the best and most professional schools I have ever attended…

If you are looking for a fitness program to prepare you for SERE school or to get you into amazing shape… I recommend “Special Operations Fitness.”

“Special Operations Fitness” is a 12 week unconventional training program designed to shred body fat, increase cardio vascular efficiency and muscular strength, teach or reinforce essential self-defense techniques, build confidence, and increase physical and mental performance.

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THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN IN SPACE FROM THE BEGINNING || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 21, 2018
While the proposed branch of the armed forces may be controversial, the history of the so-called “Space Force” is longstanding

By Jason Daley

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-...
 

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SSG Balsley - 17th in Army to achieve Triple Distinguished Badge
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Published on Jun 25, 2018
Staff Sgt. Brad Balsley of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit has now become Triple Distinguished and has joined the ranks of a small group of Soldiers who have achieved this benchmark since 1894. Prior to 2018, Balsley earned both his Distinguished Pistol Badge and his Distinguished International Pistol Badge. In March of this year, the Soldier earned his Gold Distinguished Rifleman Badge at the U.S. Army Small Arms Marksmanship Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia. This third Distinguished Marksmanship Badge makes the USAMU Soldier's accomplishment historic as only 16 other Soldiers in the Army have ever achieved Triple Distinguished status in the Excellence in Competition Program. Listen to Balsley talk about how he reached his 10-year goal.
 

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USAF Tactical Response Force • SWAT Team For ICBM Sites
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Published on Jun 24, 2018
The U.S. Air Force Tactical Response Force (TRF) is a special weapons and tactics team (SWAT) charged with the responsibility of protecting USAF nuclear weapons bases and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) sites. As of 2017, all active U.S. ICBM silos (about 400) are located near Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; and F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. TRFs regularly perform air patrols over the large ICBM fields aboard helicopters. Video: UH-1N Huey helicopters from the 37th Helicopter Squadron transport members of a TRF from 90th Security Forces Group, F.E. Warren AFB on a security patrol training mission on May 29, 2018.

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Nick Downie - Rhodesian Bush War 1978
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Nick Downie's award winning combat footage from the 1970's Rhodesian Bush War during UDI.
 

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'West not interested in peace in Africa: More conflict, more money' - mercenary leader
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Published on Jun 26, 2018
Modern wars are increasingly fought not by the forces of governments but by private hired soldiers, present-day mercenaries. Is it something to fear? We talked about this with Eeben Barlow, the founder of Executive Outcomes, the firm that started this private soldier boom.

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Missing: What Happened To Marine Addis? (Ep 3) | Forces TV
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Published on Jun 27, 2018
In 1993, the Royal Falkland Islands Police re-opened the investigation. However, the small police force needed assistance from the UK. That's when the Devon and Cornwall Police came in, and arrested four men in connection with the case...

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Eurosatory 2018 French Army Special Forces live combat demonstration Paris France
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Published on Jun 27, 2018
At Eurosatory 2018, Land and Airland Defence & Security Exhibition, the French Special Forces have performed a live demonstration showing their capacities to conduct anti-terrorist operations as hostage rescue. The scene played by the SF is a typical PATSAS (Patrouille Special Air Service) mission usually fulfilled by the 3rd companie of the 1st RPIMA.

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RAID SWAT TEAM of French Police in live demonstration at Eurosatory 2018 defense exhibition France
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Published on Jun 28, 2018
Two major French National Police special units were performing for the first time today at the Eurosatory 2018’s press live demonstration: the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) and the Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence (RAID). The RAID is an elite police tactical unit of the French National Police. RAID is headquartered in Bièvres, Essonne, approximately 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Created in 1985, RAID is the National Police counterpart of the National Gendarmerie's GIGN. Both units share responsibility for the French territory.

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Bomb Disposal Masterclass: Inside Britain's Elite School | Forces TV
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Published on Jun 29, 2018
Every year, British bomb disposal personnel are called out to deal with more than 2,500 incidents on land across the UK. They learn how to do this at a specialist school in Oxfordshire called DEMS, the Defence EOD, Munitions and Search Training Regiment. Ahead of Armed Forces Day 2018, Forces News has been one of the most dangerous jobs in the military.

Watch our exclusive LIVE coverage of Armed Forces Day in Llandudno this Saturday from 11am (BST) only on Forces TV (Sky 450, Freeview 96, Virgin 277) and on https://www.forces.net.

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NOT SO SCARY: THIS IS WHY RUSSIA'S MILITARY IS A PAPER TIGER || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 29, 2018
Certainly Moscow’s military forces will continue to modernize, but Russian military might—other than its nuclear forces—is an illusion. It’s a paper tiger.

by Dave Majumdar

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Marine Corps Recruits • Drill Evaluation At Parris Island
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Published on Jun 28, 2018
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, are evaluated during initial drill at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC on June 25, 2018.

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Power play: exploring the options in Central and Eastern Europe
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Published on Jul 2, 2018
As Central and Eastern European countries have shifted away from Russia towards NATO and the West, many are still reliant on Russia for support. Beatrice Bernardi, senior analyst, Air Platforms discusses how some are looking to reduce this dependence and are looking towards China instead.
 

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Chinese "Laser AK-47" Can Set You On Fire From Half A Mile Away


by Tyler Durden
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:45


China’s newly announced ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is able to "burn through clothes in a split second… If the fabric is flammable, the whole person will be set on fire. The pain will be beyond endurance," according to a Chinese weapons expert cited in a bombshell South China Morning Post report.

News of this latest handheld directed energy weapon, described as a “laser AK-47” is now going viral as its claimed capabilities are jaw-dropping, foremost being that it can ignite materials from a half-mile away, and that it can cause the "instant carbonisation" of human skin and tissues.


Image source: South China Morning Post (SCMP)

But some in the US military and veteran community are already calling bullshit as the report appears but the latest in the tit-for-tat propaganda war with the Pentagon over advanced military tech.

Here are further ZKZM-500's capabilities, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) exclusive:

  • The portable laser weapon's energy beam cannot be seen by the naked eye, and the device makes no sound, and if concentrated for multiple bursts can set fire to a target from nearly a kilometer away.
  • It's ready for mass production based on the prototype built by Xian-based ZKZM Laser, and though officially billed as "non-lethal" (merely indicating its lethal applications are less immediate than regular firearms) will be strictly controlled by the Chinese government, with use by anti-terror squads in the Chinese Armed Police.
  • Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack akin to those found in smartphones and can fire more than 1,000 bursts with each lasting about two seconds.
  • The laser has been tuned to an invisible frequency, thus "nobody will know where the attack came from. It will look like an accident," a researcher cited in the report said.
  • The report notes that "The lasers cannot kill a target with a single shot, but if fired at a person for long enough the weapons would start to burn a hole in their body, cutting through them like a surgical knife."
  • It is now ready for mass production and the first units are likely to be given to anti-terrorism squads in the Chinese Armed Police, who would have the capability to "carbonize" a living person.
  • The laser can be easily mounted on cars, boats and planes, or can be a handheld tactical weapon, as it weights only three kilos (6.6lb), about the same as an AK-47.
  • It marks a huge advance over the most recent laser "machine gun" announced by Chengdu Hengan Police Equipment Manufacturing company only last month, which can purportedly fire up to 500 meters, compared to the new weapon's 800 meters and greater power.

What could go wrong? The SCMP report assures that "Given their potential for misuse, the design and production of the devices will be tightly monitored and the only customers will be China's military and police."

There are currently no international or UN-enforced bans on such advanced technology, only the UN Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, signed in 1980, which focuses on older technology that could cause loss of eyesight if used against aircraft or ships.


Official handout showing the exterior of the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle, via the South China Morning Post

The report further envisions the ZKZM-500's use in both covert operations and police hostage situations: "it could be used to fire through windows at targets and temporarily disable the kidnappers while other units move in to rescue their captives," and further: "It could also be used in covert military operations. The beam is powerful enough to burn through a gas tank and ignite the fuel storage facility in a military airport."

However, the military website Task & Purpose says the dubious SCMP report is "probably bullshit" while identifying a number of the claims as highly suspect based on what's currently known about laser technology.

Task & Purpose lists the following problematic examples:

  • Range and weight are described, but the actual power system is not. Sure, anyone can claim OPSEC here, but it is hard to believe that the Chinese engineered a powerful-enough directed energy beam that can torch enemies from a half-mile away without being refracted by environmental factors like dust or fog — all with “a rechargeable lithium battery pack similar to those found in smartphones.”
  • The author of the story refers to this boxy piece of shit as a “15mm caliber weapon.” I didn’t realize laser weapons had caliber? Oh wait, they don’t.
  • The South China Morning Post isn’t state-run media (it’s owned by the Alibaba Group), but the story does come amid reported progress in the Chinese military’s electromagnetic railgun program. This one-two punch of groundbreaking directed energy weapon news — an area where the United States has lagged in recent years — suggest the ZKZM-500 update could just be another piece of science fiction propaganda designed to rankle the Pentagon.
  • Last point: Heat-based weapons are usually bullshit. Consider, for example, the time T&P Pentagon correspondent Jeff Schogol stood directly in front of a non-lethal Active Denial System meant for crowd control and didn’t even break a sweat. Sure, lasers have come a long way since 2007, but this far? I doubt it.

And given all that's claimed about the weapon, the price tag floated in the report seems quite economical given that enemies could be "carbonized" from afar without any hint of where the shot came from. The SCMP report lists "large-scale production at a cost of 100,000 yuan (US$15,000) a unit" — which again is not bad for such a sci-fi weapon that makes its possessor pretty much all-powerful in the face of conventional weapons.

Public disclosure of the weapon first appeared via a technical document published on a government-run website, the Public Service Platform for National Civil-Military Integration, which listed possible applications as countering "illegal protests" by setting fire to banners from a long distance or that protest leaders could be targeted by setting fire to their clothing or hair which, the document says, would mean they lose "the rhythms of their speech and powers of persuasion".

While we are also skeptical concerning some of the claims surrounding this latest Chinese laser gun, and await proof of its capabilities through an official field test video, it doesn't actually seem so far outside the realm of possibility considering what can now be built in a garage.


In 2015 Military.com covered the story of an American teenager who built a "laser shotgun" in his garage and demonstrated it could light things on fire from meters away. If this was accomplished three years ago by industrious American kids in garages, imagine what the Chinese military-industrial complex can do. So there is probably reason to be concerned.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-02/chinese-laser-ak-47-can-set-you-fire-half-mile-away
 

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India Defies Washington, Will Acquire Russian S-400 Missile Shield


by Tyler Durden
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Washington’s so-called allies continue to gravitate towards the Russian sphere of influence, and specifically the Russian S-400 Triumph advanced anti-aircraft weapon system.




First it was Turkey, which openly defied Trump's threats that the US would sanction Ankara if it completes the purchase of the anti-aircraft missiles, saying the acquisition of the missile defense system is "a done deal and Turkey will not turn back from its decision."

Now India is also moving towards acquiring five or more S-400 from Russia despite the threat of US retaliation. The Defense Acquisitions Council (DAC), chaired by minister Nirmala Sitharaman, last week approved the “minor deviations” in the $5.7 billion deal to purchase S-400s for final government approval, to the finance ministry and the Prime Minister’s office sources told the Times of India.

The DAC discussed the S-400 deal just one day after Washington on Wednesday canceled a “two-plus-two” discussion involving foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and defense minister Sitharaman and Washington officials Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis, which was scheduled for July 6.

The Times of India noted that in October 2015, India had planned to procure the S-400s - which can detect, track and destroy supersonic bombers, drones, fifth-generation fighters, spy planes, and supersonic missiles at a range of up to 400km and altitude of 30km - in what many Indian officials have praised as a game-changing military acquisition.



The world's leading Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems are Patriot Advanced Capability-3, THAAD, S-400 Triumph and S-500. India has big ambitions for regional dominance and has been attempting to develop a domestic BMD system over the last several decades.

And while Washington officials briefed India on the use of Patriot system, it seems that the country is more interesting in purchasing Russian made BMDs instead. The New York Times reported in April that the Indian/Russian deal serves as a blow to the United States’ ”struggling Patriot missile defense system.”

“India wasn’t very impressed with the Patriot compared with the S-400, which wins hands-down in capability, in its availability, service availability. It’s a more efficient system,” it cited Rahul Bedi of Jane’s Information Group as saying.​

Petr Topychkanov, a senior researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Centre’s Non-Proliferation Programme, says “despite heavy investments in developing anti-ballistic missile systems, India may not be able to fully defend itself in a conflict from strikes by Pakistani missiles.”

India and Russia have worked on a plan to beat the financial sanctions called CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act) that attempts to prevent countries from purchasing Russian weapons.

“The acquisition of this technology will limit, I am afraid, the degree with which the United States will feel comfortable in bringing additional technology into whatever country we are talking about,” US armed services committee chairman Mac Thornberry said back in May, noting that there is also concern that “any country that acquires the system [S-400] will complicate the ability of interoperability” with US forces.​

It seems as the plan for the Indian government is to fully integrate the S-400 system with the Indian Air Force’s air defense network called IACCS (integrated air command and control system), which could provide an umbrella of air defense support and serve as a deterrent against Pakistan. To complicate matters, China has also acquired S-400 batteries and Saudi Arabia has also been reported to consider a purchase. Meanwhile, Washington's influence even among US allies in the East is waning fast.

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BRITISH STEALTH FIGHTERS AT RISK IF TURKEY BUYS RUSSIAN MISSILE SYSTEM || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jul 3, 2018
Britain's brand new "stealth" jets could be visible to the Russians, the US warns. Britain has started to take delivery of the next-generation F-35 fighter, but officials on both sides of the Atlantic fear the secret technology could be at risk.

By: Dominic Nicholls

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CSIS' Lewis on Sea Dragon Breach, Pentagon Cyber Reform, USCYBERCOM
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Published on Jul 3, 2018
James Lewis, PhD, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, discusses China's breach of data from the US Navy's Sea Dragon hypersonic submarine launch weapon program (plus as electronic-warfare files), Pentagon cybersecurity reform, US Cyber Command's reemergence and elevation to a combatant command, the need for a national cyber declaratory policy and risk-retaliation strategies, and much more in a wide-ranging, June 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at CSIS' headquarters in Washington.
 

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American Rifleman Television: IWI Part 1
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Published on Jun 29, 2018
In this segment, American Rifleman TV gets an inside look at IWI and its Tavor and X95 bullpup rifles.
 

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Tanks , Aircraft and Warships of Taiwan ( 台湾的坦克、飞机和军舰 )
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Published on Jul 2, 2018
Rare Tanks , Aircraft and Warships of Taiwan ( 中華民國 )
Taiwanese Tanks / 台湾坦克 :
CM-11 Brave Tiger ( 勇虎式戰車 )-
CM-12 Tank - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...
Type 64 (TL64 六四式 ) Light Tank from 1975 Main Armament - 1x 76mm Main Gun Speed - 72km/h Armor - 9–76 mm Crew - 4
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_64...)
CM-31
CM-32 Yunbao
Taiwanese Warships / 台湾军舰:
Kung Feng IV/VI
Thunderbolt-2000:
Cheng Kung-Class Frigates Guided-Missile Frigates (PFG) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_K...
Kuang Hua VI Class ( 光華六號飛彈快艇 ) Guided-Missile Boats from 1996 - 2003 - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...
Tuo Chiang-Class 沱江 沱江級巡邏艦 Missile Corvette from 2012 - 2014 - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuo_Chi...
 

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US ARMY EXECUTES ACTIVE ELECTRONIC ATTACK IN EUROPE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE COLD WAR || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jul 4, 2018
The U.S. Army’s new electronic warfare capability, developed by the service’s Rapid Capabilities Office, was challenged in a recent Eastern European exercise.

By: Jen Judson

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