Category Air Force

China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter Engine A No-Show At Zhuhai Air Show After It Fails Reliability Tests ….. The three (of four scheduled) J-20s that did appear for a six-minute display at the opening of the air show were still equipped with Russian AL-31 Saturn engines.Jim  China’s new J-20 stealth fighter engine a no-show at Zhuhai air show after it fails reliability tests Country’s leading aviation expo was expected to be showcase […]

Russia Equips Cruise Missiles With Electronic Warfare Systems – Developer

Dr. Mark Schneider Comment: “Sputnik News reports that Vladimir Mikheev, adviser to the first deputy general director of the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), said, “that EW systems were primarily being installed on X-101 and X-102 cruise missiles carried by Russian Tu-95, Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers.” It also reported that, “X-101 is a newest Russian air-to-ground strategic cruise […]

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon · by Bill Gertz · November 8, 2018ShareEmail Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Follow @BillGertz November 8, 2018 11:50 am Contradicting press reports, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections, his spokeswoman says. “No. There […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background And Issues For Congress

The most current SOF report from CRS can be downloaded at this link:   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Updated October 29, 2018     Congressional Research Service RS21048     Summary  Special Operations Forces (SOF) play a significant role in U.S. military operations and, in recent years, have been given greater responsibility for […]

‘No Warplane To Take Off’: Russia’s S-700 Missile System Can Cover Entire Planet – Party Leader ‘No warplane to take off’: Russia’s S-700 missile system can cover entire planet – party leader Published time: 15 Oct, 2018 17:48 Get short URL ·          ·          A leading Russian politician may have just revealed the biggest Russian military secret. Or just invented a non-existent weapon system while ranting about how powerful the country […]

Choosing The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Choosing The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Lieutenant Commander Daniel R. Green, U.S. Navy Reserve, Ph.D.Bym.usni.org9 minsView Original The process of selecting, vetting, and nominating a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is often viewed as highly idiosyncratic—revolving around “politics” (however defined), rotation among the military services, or simply trying to choose […]

Who Will Replace Mattis?

Who Will Replace Mattis? Foreign Policy · by Lara Seligman · October 15, 2018 Report Trump signals in an interview that his defense secretary might be out. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to members of the press before a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Rumors have circulated for months that U.S. […]

Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles

Excerpts: Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles The Hill · by Jacqueline Thomsen · October 14, 2018 Defense experts are seizing on a stunning federal report highlighting cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems, calling it an embarrassing wake-up call for the Pentagon. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this week found that nearly all of the weapons systems it tested […]

Moscow’s S-300 Double Bluff In Syria

Moscow’s S-300 Double Bluff In Syria .By Roger McDermottOctober 12, 2018 IBT In early October, following the loss of an Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea on September 17—which Moscow blamed on Israel—Russia carried out a high-profile additional deployment of the S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) (see EDM, September 27, October […]