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NATO Chief Says Ministers To Discuss 'Dilemma' Of Afghanistan

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/nato-chief-says-ministers-to-discuss-dilemma-of-afghanistan/30977057.html



China-made drones are the new weapon in Pakistan’s jihadi arsenal: Intel

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/12/china-made-drones-are-the-new-weapon-in-pakistans-jihadi-arsenal-intel/









India test-fires anti-ship version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-test-fires-anti-ship-version-of-brahmos-supersonic-cruise-missile/articleshow/79503709.cms



‘Indian security forces went 200 meters inside Pakistan to unearth tunnel used by terrorists to infiltrate’

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/12/indian-security-forces-went-200-meters-inside-pakistan-to-unearth-tunnel-used-by-terrorists-to-infiltrate/



Navy MiG-29K Wreckage Indicates Missing Pilot Did Eject, Search Continues

https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/12/navy-mig-29k-wreckage-indicates-missing-pilot-did-eject-search-continues/









Let's Talk About Remote-Controlled Gun Turrets And The Killing Of Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37882/lets-talk-about-remote-controlled-gun-turrets-and-the-killing-of-irans-top-nuclear-scientist



An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

https://news.yahoo.com/iranian-nuclear-scientist-assassinated-harder-224003060.html



Analysis: Iran's Achilles' heel? Security gaps and possible enemy infiltration

https://www.reuters.com/article/iran-nuclear-scientist-security-analysis/analysis-irans-achilles-heel-security-gaps-and-possible-enemy-infiltration-idUSKBN28B5AX



Iran’s parliament approves bill to stop nuclear inspections

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-international-news-israel-iran-iran-nuclear-e2f2225c1f91c5c09afaf776cf9e04e3



Iran's Security Apparatus Under Fire After Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-security-apparatus-under-fire-after-top-nuclear-scientist-assassinated/30977004.html



Iran vows to double budget of nuclear organisation once headed by slain scientist

https://news.yahoo.com/iran-vows-double-budget-nuclear-153235133.html









Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Iran Commander Near Iraq-Syria Border

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2020/12/01/drone-strike-reportedly-kills-iran-commander/



Syria: The Crumbling Continues

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/syria/articles/20201201.aspx









Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, tests positive for COVID-19

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-gaza-chief-yahya-sinwar-tests-positive-for-covid-19/









Pentagon Says UAE Funding Russia’s Shadowy Mercenaries in Libya

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/30/pentagon-trump-russia-libya-uae/




Ethiopia war may turn into guerrilla insurgency

https://www.reuters.com/article/ethiopia-conflict/ethiopia-war-may-turn-into-guerrilla-insurgency-idUSKBN28B58K




Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller travels to Somalia

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/11/27/Acting-Defense-Secretary-Christopher-Miller-travels-to-Somalia/2881606495172/









Russia's New Husky-Class Nuclear Submarine: 13,000 Tons of Mystery

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russias-new-husky-class-nuclear-submarine-13000-tons-mystery-173558



Russian SIERRA Class Titanium-hulled attack sub

http://www.hisutton.com/Russian%20SIERRA%20Class%20Titanium-hulled%20attack%20sub.html



Russian Electronic Warfare may develop into independent service - Part 2

https://www.armyrecognition.com/analysis_focus_army_defence_military_industry_army/russian_electronic_warfare_may_develop_into_independent_service_-_part_2.html




Azerbaijan fully reclaims lands around Nagorno-Karabakh

https://apnews.com/article/ilham-aliyev-azerbaijan-armenia-europe-russia-77581686e7bd7bd53588d3124b2d0e03




NATO Needs to Adapt Quickly to Stay Relevant for 2030, Report Urges

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/world/europe/nato-2030-russia-china.html




Diehl Defence unveils IRIS-T-SLS Mk III mobile SHORAD system

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/diehl-defence-unveils-iris-t-sls-mk-iii-mobile-shorad-system




Airbus VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle Achieves Fully ATOL Approach

https://defpost.com/airbus-vsr700-optionally-piloted-vehicle-achieves-fully-atol-approach/




Silent Sentinel extends Mission Master UGV vision with Jaeger EO/IR suite

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/silent-sentinel-extends-mission-master-ugv-vision-with-jaeger-eoir-suite









Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bank

https://apnews.com/article/brazil-246b9fe7602fe4906b8ca930a7ad46a4









China Successfully Lands Chang'e-5 Lunar Sample Mission on the Moon

https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3vma3/china-successfully-lands-change-5-lunar-sample-mission-on-the-moon



Norinco's CR500 VTOL UAV cleared for delivery to undisclosed customer

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/norincos-cr500-vtol-uav-cleared-for-delivery-to-undisclosed-customer



China gave COVID-19 vaccine candidate to North Korea's Kim: U.S. analyst

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-china/china-gave-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-to-north-koreas-kim-u-s-analyst-idUSKBN28B3C9





Australia Teams Up With U.S. To Get Hypersonic Missiles For Its Super Hornets In Five Years

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37875/australia-teams-up-with-u-s-to-get-hypersonic-missiles-for-its-super-hornets-in-five-years










Interesting Video Shows Nighttime Operations Near Area 51

https://theaviationist.com/2020/11/30/interesting-video-shows-nighttime-operations-near-area-51/



Are AI Professionals Actually Unwilling to Work for the Pentagon?

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/11/are-ai-professionals-actually-unwilling-work-pentagon/170359/



Timber Troubles

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htpeace/articles/20201201.aspx



Marine Corps to grunts: Please stop taking LSD

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-lsd-problem/



Space Force, AFRL To Demo Mobile Lunar Spy Sat

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/11/space-force-afrl-to-demo-mobile-lunar-spy-sat/



U.S. Army’s robotic mules moves closer to fielding

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-armys-robotic-mules-moves-closer-to-fielding.html



Northrop Grumman tests solid fuel ramjet engine for US Army’s XM1155 projectile

https://defbrief.com/2020/11/30/northrop-grumman-tests-solid-fuel-ramjet-engine-for-us-armys-xm1155-projectile/



What It Is Like Flying The Most Advanced F-15 Eagle Ever Built

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37802/what-its-like-test-flying-the-most-advanced-f-15-eagle-ever-built



US Air Force Awards Drone Defeating Radar System Contract to Black Sage

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2020/11/30/air-force-cuas-black-sage/



The Navy Is Firing a Mysterious Weapon Today. It Sure Sounds Like a Railgun.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a34823276/navy-test-firing-electromagnetic-railgun-noise-advisory/



U.S. Navy Selects L3Harris FVR-90 for Second Phase of UAS Demonstration

https://defpost.com/u-s-navy-selects-l3harris-fvr-90-for-second-phase-of-uas-demonstration/



Navy Will Spend Around $30 Million To Scrap Fire-Damaged USS Bonhomme Richard

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37880/navy-will-spend-around-30-million-to-scarp-fire-damaged-uss-bonhomme-richard



U.S. Navy Welcomes New Robotic Overlords

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/12/01/us-navy-welcomes-new-robotic-overlords/
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