A mysterious missile photographed last month on a Russian jet is believed to be a mock-up of an anti-satellite weapon, three sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report say.
The Russian anti-satellite weapon, which is attached to a space launch vehicle, is expected to target communication and imagery satellites in low Earth orbit, according to one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The weapon is expected to join Moscow’s arsenal by 2022.
WASHINGTON — A never-before-seen missile photographed last month on a Russian MiG-31 interceptor is believed to be a mock-up of an anti-satellite weapon that will be ready for warfare by 2022, three sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report say. Continue reading →
The UnitedStatestechnologicalorganizationLockheedMartinsays it will produce a workingfusionnuclearreactorwithinfiveyears. LockheedMartinsays it mayhave an operatingprototypeby 2017, and a version for sale by 2022. Fusioninvolvesforcingtogetheratomicnuclei.
But the LockheedMartinannouncement has metwithdisbelief. Criticssaynuclearfusion as a powersource that can be sustainedovertime will not be developedanytimesoon. But theyalsosay that once the process is ready, it will be as huge a development as the discovery of electricity. Whenever it arrives, nuclearfusionpromises to be the futuresource of cheap and safeenergy. Continue reading →
…and now we have factual proof as to why a German-led European Union had pushed Russia out of Cyprus and raided the cash vaults. It had nothing to do with corrupt Russian bankers, businessmen or shady politics. The hit was motivated by solidifying Europe’s future energy independence and positioning EU as a future world superpower. In previous posts, it was also mentioned that Greece would be the future corridor for forwarding energy from the Mediterranean, Middle East and northern African nations. Don’t count the ‘broke’ nation out of the game.
Turkey has sent a warship to the island of Cyprus to monitor a drillship that has been sent to search for natural gas reserves off the island’s coast.
Italian-Korean consortium ENI/KOGAS has sent the Bahamas flag-carrier Saipem 10000 drillship to the “Onasagoras” gas field in Block 9 of the island’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Tuesday.
In response, the Turkish navy has sent its Bafra Korveti warship to observe the drillship’s activities.
Greek Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Wednesday that hydrocarbon exploration in the region will continue despite Turkey’s objections, calling Turkey’s actions ‘potential harassment’.