MOSCOW, November 18 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and India agreed Monday to hold joint naval exercises next year in the Sea of Japan. Continue reading
This seems to be perfect timing as some of the leadership in Egypt have called for a military strike on Ethiopia over the dam that they’re planning to build, which would restrict flow from the Nile.
Addis Ababa — Ukraine’s state-controlled arms exporter, Ukrspecexport SC, has begun delivering the upgraded T-72 main battle tanks and related parts to the Ethiopian military.
According to local sources gathered by Sudan Tribune, the Ethiopian military has taken delivery of a first group of 16 T-72 Tanks which recently arrived at Djibouti port. Continue reading
MOSCOW, November 3 (RIA Novosti) – Turkey scrambled four F-16 fighter jets on Sunday to intercept Russian Il-20 reconnaissance warplanes flying along the country’s Black Sea coast, news agency PzFeed reported. Continue reading
The rhetoric between Asia’s two superpowers is becoming more belligerent with China warning that if Japan carries out a threat to shoot down foreign drones, it would be an act of war.
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has issued his own warning, saying Tokyo is prepared to be more assertive towards Beijing, while also telling China not to use force to try to change the regional balance of power.
Over the weekend, Japan twice scrambled fighter jets to monitor Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa. Continue reading
While it’s common knowledge that China is on the rise, little do people see that Germany is back on the march. Germany is the merchant of the world and engine that runs the European Union, the largest economy in the world. It has recently in the last few years, via the economic crisis, subjugated and taken the national sovereignty out of countries that are hurting the most — all in exchange for kicking the can down the road (forced bailouts) until the next opportunity (crisis) arises to extort more out of the victim. Because it can throw is economic weight around and runs the Troika, it has the authority to do so. With this growing power, Germany will likely turn the EU bloc into the next world’s superpower.
Further integration among the EU members is being pushed, whether the citizens of each nation like it or not. Meanwhile, the USA cannot be relied upon and is definitely trusted less due to the ongoing NSA scandal, which is hypocritical for Germany to scoff at being that it has cooperated with the agency since the 1960′s. The USA has also done its part in encouraging Germany to increase its role in the world. From all this, a European Army is being born for its respective upcoming United States of Europe with the Fourth Reich at the helm. As we speak, EU members are integrating their militaries with their German counterparts and there is increasing demand among prominent figures across the bloc in calling for a new military structure.
Those who think China or Russia might be the next world’s superpower(s) might be in for a shock. In the end, even with the USA suiciding itself out of existence, nobody will still trust China or Russia to lead the world. The best case scenario for the two will be a multi-polar world where power and influence are shared.
So may scoff at the idea, but today’s jokes are often tomorrow’s reality. For now, all eyes should be on Deutschland.
BERLIN/BERGEN/MUNSTER (Own report) – The Bundeswehr is preparing prospective general staff officers for the invasion of foreign countries and the repression of civil unrest. Scenarios to this effect formed the basis of an informational training exercise for the military’s future commanders that ended last week. The large-scale maneuver, which involved a total of 3,500 soldiers and 700 ground and aerial vehicles – carried out in the close vicinity of the former Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp – also exercised combat against insurgents in congested urban areas. Various surveillance drones and elite units specialized in “covert operations” as well as those specialized in psychological warfare were also in action. They trained using live ammunition. According to the German military, the exercise took the “reality” of past warfare into consideration, while anticipating “foreseeable challenges of the future.”
Australian academics have pointed to dangers that Antarctic bases are for the first time being militarised, despite the continent officially being called a land of peace and science.
Satellite systems at polar bases could be used to control offensive weapons, according to a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and little could be done to prevent it due to the loose nature of the Antarctic Treaty rules.
The report highlights a Chinese base inland in the Australian Antarctic Territory for its satellite intelligence gathering potential and also flags Iran’s recent interest in establishing a polar presence. Continue reading
The Defense Ministry has drafted plans for the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down foreign drones that intrude into Japan’s airspace if warnings to leave are ignored, a source close to the government revealed Sunday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued his approval when Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera briefed him on the plan Oct. 11, the source said. Continue reading
Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas together with other representatives from EU member states attended the seminar on European Burden Sharing and the Role of EU Battlegoups on 15 October in London (UK), Defence Ministry has informed.
“I believe the European Council in December will express its position on the future of EU Battlegroups. I expect strong political message that will echo the current level of ambition in committing to use EU Battlegroups,” the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence said. Continue reading
Consider the territorial disputes roiling the Indian Ocean and other East Asian regions, sparked by China’s repeated _ and increasingly assertive _ efforts to claim sovereignty over vast maritime areas. As China’s incursions reignite long-smouldering disagreements and threaten to destabile [sic] the regional status quo, countries throughout Asia are reconsidering their strategic positions.
For example, the Philippines is revamping its security strategy by enhancing cooperation with the United States _ China’s counterweight in the region _ only two decades after it closed two major American military installations, the naval base at Subic Bay and Clark Air Base. Vietnam, too, has strengthened its ties with the US. And, after decades of absence, America has resumed training programmes for Indonesia’s military. Continue reading
The U.S. is refocusing its attention on the Pacific at a time when its NATO partners may need to depend more heavily on American maritime power, an American Enterprise Institute report says.
“The US must recognize that even with its navy declining in size, over time, it will comprise an increasing percentage of alliance striking power,” says the report, “NATO at Sea, Trends in Allied Naval Power,” released this week. Continue reading
Taiwan’s air force will be armed with “smart” munitions before the year’s end that could be used against any Chinese invasion by striking airfields and harbours on the mainland, media reported Saturday.
The new weaponry, developed under a project codenamed “Wan Chien” (Ten Thousands Swords), is scheduled to be carried by dozens of Taiwan’s fighter jets.
The island nation began developing its own smart weapons after the United States – Taiwan’s main arms supplier – refused to sell them guided bombs. Continue reading
MOSCOW Baltic officials said Friday regional security had been weakened as Russia led military exercises on their doorstep involving almost 12,000 troops.
A week of land and sea manoeuvres began Friday as part of biennial exercises with Belarus, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on its website.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which regained independence in 1991 after half a century of Soviet rule, joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2004 amid Russian opposition. Continue reading