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  • Commentary: How long should US troops stay in Korea?

    10/20/2018 11:15:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | October 20, 2018 | Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
    Ongoing talks with North Korea have raised the possibility of a future with far less tension on the Korean Peninsula – even, possibly, a declaration of the end of the Korean War. But that should not change the long-standing military relationship that cements the U.S.-South Korea relationship, a delegation of South Korean officials who visited Washington earlier this month argued. “Even after reunification of the Korean Peninsula takes place I believe there will be a need for the continued presence of U.S. forces in Korea, because we also have to concern ourselves with Russia and China,” said Hoon Sul, a...
  • China’s new diplomacy in Europe has a name: broken porcelain

    10/20/2018 1:24:16 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | David Bandurski
    Two days after Sweden’s election in September, a bizarre statement appeared in English on the website of the Chinese embassy in Stockholm. A “small handful of Swedish forces, media and individuals”, it said, had made “unwarranted claims” of Chinese interference in the Swedish vote. These were “groundless accusations”, and a “malicious attack and smear against China”. The strangest thing of all: no one in Sweden  had the slightest inkling what the statement referred to.(snip) (snip) Pengci refers to the practice of manufacturing drama to obtain a desired outcome.(snip) (snip) Now, pengci often refers to the act of throwing oneself into oncoming...
  • Chinese broadens its 'propaganda drive' to heartland America....

    10/20/2018 8:32:06 AM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | 10/20/2018 | JOSH FUNK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the administration's resolve China regularly disseminates propaganda in the West through its China Daily newspaper to try to influence public opinion. But the advertorial in the Register was unusual for deploying not a national publication in New York or Washington but a newspaper in the farm state of Iowa. Trump tweeted...
  • Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years'...

    10/20/2018 8:20:18 AM PDT · by caww · 84 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 10/20/2108 | Madeline Farber
    An invasive insect species native to China, India and Vietnam is posing a problem in at least two states.... 'The Spotted Lanternfly' is harming crops in Winchester, Virginia, WDVM reported. The Pennsylvania-based Churchville Nature Center said the creatures were also spotted for the first time on its property Thursday. "If it is new to you, this invasive plant hopper is threatening the forests of the northeast as well as the lumber and agricultural industries. Please keep an eye out for the insect." The species poses a threat to agriculture and “has the ability to greatly impact the grape, hops and...
  • Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles?

    09/01/2017 9:37:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Has India Secretly Supplied Vietnam with 6,000-pound Supersonic Missiles? Vietnamese state media claim Hanoi and New Delhi not only agreed on a deal to send BrahMos supersonic projectiles to Hanoi, but also say the weapons have been delivered. India’s Ministry of External Relations, though, denies such a deal exists. When asked specifically about the acquisition of the BrahMos, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Thi Thu Hang said on August 18 “the procurement of defense equipment by Vietnam is consistent with the policy of peace and self-defense and is the normal practice in self-defense.” India’s External Relations Ministry said reports of BrahMos...
  • India defies missile-exporting China with cruise missile sale to Vietnam

    08/14/2017 8:43:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    World Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017
    India’s sale to Vietnam of a short-range, supersonic anti-ship missile has opened a new conflict in an already tense situation with China, an analyst said. Vietnam will receive the BrahMos which is considered one of the most effective and lethal anti-ship missiles in the world, with speeds reaching Mach 2.8 to 3.0. “About half of China’s worldwide arms exports go to one country — Pakistan, for the primary reason of ‘containing India,’ ” said Hoover Institution Fellow and Geostrategy-Direct correspondent Maochun Miles Yu in a Facebook post. “Now India is playing the same game by arming one of China’s arch...
  • Brahmos with Sukhoi-30 fighters to improve India's strike options

    04/24/2014 9:24:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | April 23, 2014 | Ajai Shukla
    The supersonic Brahmos currently has a limited range of 295 kilometres, which means targets far across the border are out of reach There will soon be a more practical way of retaliating against a foreign-backed terrorist attack on Indian soil than mobilising our 1.6 million-strong military for a war that might trigger a nuclear conflagration. Instead, New Delhi will soon be able to punish terrorists harbouring across the border with surgical strikes from Brahmos cruise missile, fitted on Sukhoi-30MKI fighters. The supersonic Brahmos, jointly developed by India and Russia, already equips Indian warships and artillery units. Yet its limited range...
  • Vietnam looking to purchase BrahMos cruise missiles

    12/04/2013 8:57:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | December 3, 2013 | Alexander Korablinov, RIR
    Looking to increase defence cooperation with India, Vietnam Communist party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong also requested New Delhi for conversion training for Vietnamese pilots to fly Sukhoi-30 aircrafts. Vietnam formally requested India to supply the Indo-Russian BrahMos cruise missiles at a meeting in New Delhi, informed sources told RIR. The request was made when Vietnam Communist party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited the Indian capital, the sources said, adding that the Southeast Asian country was looking at enhancing security cooperation with India. Informal negotiations had been going between the countries for the joint Indo-Russian missiles that are being...
  • India Modifies Brahmos Missile With New Nav System

    10/09/2012 2:01:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 09/10/2012
    India Modifies Brahmos Missile With New Nav System India has uprated its BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles by installing the advanced satellite navigation systems from Russia's Kh-555 and Kh-101 strategic long-range cruise missiles, adding GPS-GLONASS technology to the existing doppler-inertial platform, Izvestia reported on Tuesday quoting sources in the military-industrial complex. The integration of the navigation systems from Kh-555 will turn BrahMos, a supersonic cruise missile, into a "super-rocket" with almost a sub-strategic capability above its normal tactical range, capable of hitting targets over 180-300 miles (300-500 km), from sea, land and air launchers, and capable of being armed with a...
  • India’s Military Comes of Age: The BrahMos Missile

    07/27/2012 7:22:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 27, 2012 | James R. Holmes
    India’s Military Comes of Age: The BrahMos Missile By James R. Holmes Indians take pride in the BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile, or ASCM. I was taken aback some years ago when some Indian friends—gentle souls with little interest in military affairs—professed satisfaction at this successful venture into defense R&D.While that encounter induced some vertigo, it makes sense when you think about it. The Indian military has long been a consumer of hardware manufactured by others. By fielding the BrahMos, India in effect kicked in the door to an exclusive club of nations that design and produce high-tech defense articles. Beyond...
  • India to sell BrahMos missile to Vietnam

    09/20/2011 7:30:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Asian Age, India ^ | Sep 20, 2011 | Sridhar Kumaraswami
    India to sell BrahMos missile to Vietnam Sep 20, 2011 - Sridhar Kumaraswami | DC The BrahMos Aerospace —the Indo-Russian joint venture that has developed the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile — is keen to sell the missile to Vietnam with which India is developing a strong strategic relationship, sources have confirmed. However, the Indian government’s approval will have to be taken for any such acquisition. Sources also confirmed that Vietnam is already on a list of about 15 “friendly countries” — that was decided by a joint Indo-Russian supervisory council — to whom the BrahMos missile can be sold. “Informal...
  • Russia/India spat delays BrahMos air version

    06/03/2011 12:25:08 PM PDT · by CodeSlinger1
    The Asian Age ^ | 03/06/2011 | Manoj K. Das
    A war of words between India and Russia is threatening to delay the development of the air version of the BrahMos cruise missile, a joint effort of the two countries. Friction between the two countries mainly stems from the redesigning of the Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft to make it capable of launching a 300-kg BrahMos supersonic missile from the air. While the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) wants its Russian partner, NPO Mashinostroeyenia, to foot the bill, the latter feels that India should be financing the Sukhoi redesigning.
  • BRAHMOS full-scale missile with Su-30 MKI on display at Aero India

    02/08/2011 11:36:28 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    BMS via ^ | 2/9/2011 | BMS via
    The air launched version of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system integrated with Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft on display is a major attraction at Aero India 2011. The air launched version has lesser weight and additional rear fins for aerodynamic stability during separation from the aircraft and launch. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has chosen the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform for the BRAHMOS missile. Some exclusive modifications are being made in the aircraft to use it as a platform for launching the missile. The test of air-launched version of BRAHMOS is expected to take place in 2012,...
  • BrahMos cruise missile achieves supersonic dive

    09/05/2010 2:12:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies
    IANS ^ | 5 September, 2010 | Sify News
    BALASORE: In a first in the military world, the BrahMos cruise missile achieved a supersonic dive after being fired from a defence base in Orissa as part of the trials to fine-tune its capabilities, an official said. 'The missile flew in the designated complex trajectory conducting large manoeuvres and steep dive. This is the first time in the world that a supersonic dive has been realised by a cruise missile,' said BrahMos Aerospace spokesperson Praveen Pathak. The Indian armed forces termed it a 'perfectly precise flight', he added. The 290-km range BrahMos missile, which can travel 2.8 times the speed...
  • IAF to upgrade SU-30 fighter aircraft

    07/05/2010 9:36:43 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 7/4/2010 | Economic Times
    Modernising its fighter jet fleet, the Indian Air Force is going to upgrade its SU-30 MKI combat aircraft with the help of Russia. "As part of IAF's modernisation programme, we are going to upgrade 50 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft with help of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) from Russia," Defence Ministry sources said. "Su-30 MKIs have been inducted into the IAF in four phases. The ones to be upgraded are from the first phase and the project is likely to be completed in the next three to four years," they added. Of the 50 aircraft, around five would be sent to the...
  • Russia wins large contract to modernize Indian Su-30MKI fighters

    05/30/2010 5:51:14 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 406+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 5/30/2001 | RIA Novosti
    India has placed orders with the Russian defense industry to modernize Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters produced in India under the Russian license, India Today magazine reported in its June issue, without disclosing the sum of the contract. The project codenamed Super 30 stipulates the installation of new radars, onboard computers, electronic warfare systems and BrahMos supersonic missiles on 40 Su-30MKI fighters, the magazine said. The Indian Air Force currently operates about 100 Su-30MKI fighters and plans to produce another 170 aircraft in the next 10 years under the Russian license. India has a long history of defense ties with Moscow. The...
  • IAF to induct air-launched version of BRAHMOS

    03/31/2010 9:53:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 291+ views ^ | 3/30/2010 |
    The Govt. of India last week finalised a Rs. 11,600 crore agreement that will pave the way for the induction of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile into the Indian Air Force (IAF). According to a news report by the Indian Express, the induction of the cruise missile will give the IAF a cutting edge over adversaries in the region. Top sources said the multi-crore agreement with BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between the DRDO and Russian company NPOM, would enable factory production of advanced versions of the cruise missile, as per the report. BRAHMOS cruise missile can be launched from aircraft,...
  • India successfully test fires BrahMos anti-ship cruise

    03/22/2010 12:07:30 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 396+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/21/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile, the Indian-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace said on Sunday. The missile, fired from a new vertical launch pad, hit the target in the Bay of Bengal, BrahMos Aerospace said. The BrahMos missile has a range of 290 km (180 miles) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg (660 lbs). It can effectively engage ground targets from an altitude as low as 10 meters (30 feet) and has a top speed of Mach 2.8, which is about three times faster than the U.S.-made subsonic Tomahawk...
  • India ready to export cruise missiles: official

    02/17/2010 9:13:14 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 343+ views
    India ready to export cruise missiles: official (AFP) – 1 day ago NEW DELHI — India, which has built a supersonic cruise missile jointly with Russia, is holding talks with at least four countries to sell the weapons system, a senior Indian official said on Tuesday. BrahMos Aerospace, a 50:50 tie-up with Russia, needs the approval of both governments to export the weapon which its makers claim is the world's fastest cruise missile, each costing up to three million dollars. "We are in the process of getting the necessary permission (for sales)," A. Sivathanu Pillai, chief executive officer of BrahMos...
  • BrahMos installation test flight in Baltic Sea

    02/05/2010 11:32:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 294+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 02/06/2010 | T. S. Subramanian
    An installation test flight of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is scheduled to take place this year in the Baltic Sea from a stealth frigate being built for the Indian Navy at Kaliningrad in Russia, A. Sivathanu Pillai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BrahMos Aerospace Limited, said on Tuesday. The missile’s vertical launcher and fire control system, made in India, was transported to Kaliningrad and fitted into the stealth frigate, a Talwar-class ship. Dr. Pillai disclosed this when Russian National Security Advisor Nikolai Patroshev, along with Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, visited the BrahMos Complex in New Delhi. The BrahMos missile...