Af/Pak & Other News (6/12/2021)

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Taliban Reject Foreign Military Role in Guarding Kabul Airport After Troop Exit

https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/taliban-reject-foreign-military-role-guarding-kabul-airport-after-troop-exit



How the U.N. assesses al Qaeda and ISIS

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/ep-51-how-the-u-n-assesses-sl-qaeda-and-isis.php



Visa program not enough to save lives of those who helped US troops in Afghanistan, advocates say

https://warisboring.com/visa-program-not-enough-to-save-lives-of-those-who-helped-us-troops-in-afghanistan-advocates-say/



How Biden’s Withdrawal Impacts India’s Stake in Afghanistan

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-biden%E2%80%99s-withdrawal-impacts-india%E2%80%99s-stake-afghanistan-187591









India’s Submarine Saga

https://thediplomat.com/2021/06/indias-submarine-saga/



Army buys 17 boats to move troops faster at Pangong Tso amid India-China stalemate at LAC

https://theprint.in/defence/army-buys-17-boats-to-move-troops-faster-at-pangong-tso-amid-india-china-stalemate-at-lac/676250/





Bangladesh buys Grob trainer aircraft

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/06/bangladesh-buys-grob-trainer-aircraft.html









'Intense' Iran nuclear talks resume as Germany calls for rapid progress

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/intense-iran-nuclear-talks-resume-germany-calls-rapid-progress-2021-06-12/



Iran hardliner linked to mass executions likely to become next president, as regime excludes opponents

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/iran-hardliner-linked-executions-president



Fears over Iranian gunboats 'delivering missiles' to Venezuela

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fears-over-iranian-gunboats-delivering-154811885.html









Iraq remembers Speicher massacre anniversary

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iraq-remembers-speicher-massacre-anniversary-670801



Iraq arrests two generals on suspicion of bribery at key port

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210612-iraq-arrests-two-generals-on-suspicion-of-bribery-at-key-port









Qatar: AK-12 Finds An Export Customer

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20210612.aspx




Report: Houthis continue to deploy naval mines in Red Sea

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/50338




Turkey Will Unveil 5th Gen Combat Aircraft Prototype on March 18, 2023

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29798/Turkey_Will_Unveil_5th_Gen_Combat_Aircraft_Prototype_on_March_18__2023



Queen Of The Skies: Turkey’s Boeing 747-8I BBJ Presidential Transport

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/08/turkeys-presidential-fleet.html









Syrian hospital hit in artillery attacks on Afrin, at least 13 killed

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/syrian-hospital-hit-artillery-attacks-afrin-least-seven-killed-2021-06-12/



Monsters Of Desperation: The YPG’s Sturmpanzers

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/08/belly-of-beast-ypg-monsters.html









Marble bases and bombs: Ex-Mossad chief hints at Israeli ops to thwart Iran nukes

https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/HySPAZMjO









Africa: Crew ordered to crash MQ-9

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/crew-ordered-to-crash-mq-9




Al Qaeda figure tied to kidnappings reported killed in Mali

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/06/al-qaeda-figure-tied-to-kidnappings-reported-killed-in-mali.php









Ukrainian Mariupol City Wants Israeli "Iron Dome" to Protect Airport

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29792/Ukrainian_Mariupol_City_Wants_Israeli__Iron_Dome__to_Protect_Airport



Ukraine to unveil new fighting vehicle during military exhibition In Kyiv

https://defence-blog.com/ukraine-to-unveil-new-fighting-vehicle-during-military-exhibition-in-kyiv/



Counter-artillery radars, c-UAS systems in latest US assistance package to Ukraine

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/12/counter-artillery-radars-c-uas-systems-in-latest-us-assistance-package-to-ukraine/



Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2021/06/09/russian-poet-dmitry-bykov-targeted-by-navalny-poisoners/



The Soviet-Era Hurricane High-Speed Missile Boat Had Absolutely Gargantuan Hydrofoils

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41048/the-soviet-era-hurricane-high-speed-missile-boat-had-absolutely-gargantuan-hydrofoils



‘Garbage’: Putin denies Russia plans to give Iran spy satellite

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/12/putin-denies-russia-preparing-to-give-iran-satellite-system





Destroyer USS Laboon Enters the Black Sea

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/11/destroyer-uss-laboon-enters-the-black-sea



Russia sends warships to shadow U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

https://defence-blog.com/russia-sends-warships-to-shadow-u-s-navy-destroyer-in-black-sea/




Russian Planes Caught in ‘Serious’ Breach of Danish Airspace

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-11/russian-planes-caught-in-serious-breach-of-danish-airspace




Germany deploys submarine to arms embargo mission in the Mediterranean

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/12/germany-deploys-submarine-to-arms-embargo-mission-in-the-mediterranean/




Spain: SASCorp designs Tellus amphibious cargo combat 6x6 UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_june_2021_global_security_army_industry/sascorp_designs_tellus_amphibious_cargo_combat_6x6_ugv_unmanned_ground_vehicle.html




Fears Of A Russian Nuclear Missile Submarine Off The Cornish Coast

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/12/fears-of-a-russian-nuclear-missile-submarine-off-the-cornish-coast/









Mexican AF MD530F down

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/mexican-af-md530f-down









China hits out at Washington’s missile plans and calls for cuts to US and Russian nuclear arsenals

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3137086/china-hits-out-washingtons-missile-plans-and-calls-cuts-us-and



China’s Comanche: The Z-19 ‘Black Whirlwind’ Helicopter Has a Problem

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/china%E2%80%99s-comanche-z-19-%E2%80%98black-whirlwind%E2%80%99-helicopter-has-problem-187505



Concerns grow over China's Taiwan plans

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/558103-concerns-grow-over-chinas-taiwan-plans





Taiwan tipped to test new missile on June 23

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4221289





South Korea Keeps Calling North Korea on a Special Hotline (No One Picks Up)

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/06/south-korea-keeps-calling-north-korea-on-a-special-hotline-no-one-picks-up/



Hanwha Rolls Out CIWS-II Design for ROK Navy

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2021/2021/06/madex-2021-hanwha-rolls-out-ciws-ii-design-for-rok-navy/



Korea Aerospace is assembling 5 prototypes of KF-21 Fighter Jet

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29797/Korea_Aerospace_is_assembling_5_prototypes_of_KF_21_Fighter_Jet





Australia To Upgrade All Its Aging Submarines Amid Chronic Delays To Its New French Design

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41039/australia-to-upgrade-all-its-aging-submarines-amid-chronic-delays-to-its-new-french-design










Pentagon redirects $2.2B in border wall spending to military projects

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/06/11/Defense-Department-border-wall-construction-spending/6591623456577/



US to Offer Alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-offer-alternative-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative



U.S. Army Hacked By 40 Military And Civilian Hackers In Six Weeks

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2021/06/12/us-army-hacked-by-40-military-and-civilian-hackers-in-six-weeks/



US may have to keep China guessing over Taiwan, says former Nato commander

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3137058/us-may-have-keep-china-guessing-over-taiwan-says-former-nato



What 5G Will Actually Do for the U.S. Military

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/06/what-5g-will-actually-do-us-military/174660/



NTSB report: Military combat plane that crashed near Nellis AFB had wing flap issue

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/ntsb-report-military-combat-plane-that-crashed-near-nellis-afb-had-wing-flap-issue/article_cdb63aba-cb00-11eb-800e-9bf833a00db2.html



U.S.S. Cod Submarine Leaving Cleveland for the First Time in More Than 50 Years

https://www.wksu.org/economy/2021-06-11/u-s-s-cod-submarine-leaving-cleveland-for-the-first-time-in-more-than-50-years



How Luneburg lens radar reflectors are used to make stealth aircraft visible on radar screens

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/these-devices-make-stealth-aircraft-visible-on-radar-screens/



‘Drone Wars’: New book wonders who will be the next drone superpower

https://www.c4isrnet.com/opinion/2021/06/11/drone-wars-new-book-wonders-who-will-be-the-next-drone-superpower/



Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/blue-origin-auctions-rocket-trip-space-with-bezos-2021-06-12/



Griffin: Pentagon’s Hypersonic Production Plan 'Unacceptable'

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/griffin-pentagons-hypersonic-production-plan-unacceptable



Production of the last W80-1 Alt 369 nuclear warhead completed

http://alert5.com/2021/06/12/production-of-the-last-w80-1-alt-369-nuclear-warhead-completed/



Future Vertical Lift: Army Aviation’s Master Plan For Defeating China And Russia Without Breaking The Budget

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/06/11/future-vertical-lift-army-aviations-master-plan-for-defeating-china-and-russia-without-breaking-the-budget/



The U.S. Marines Want the LAW (See the Picture) To Fight China

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/06/the-u-s-marines-want-the-law-see-the-picture-to-fight-china/



Gremlins Drones Could Be Rearmed Inside Their Mothership Transport Aircraft

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41042/gremlins-drones-could-be-reloaded-inside-their-mothership-transport-aircraft



U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon’s Mission Readiness Rate Fallen Below Mandated 80%

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29796/U_S__Navy_P_8A_Poseidon___s_Mission_Readiness_Rate_Fallen_Below_Mandated_80_



US Navy receives 1st SEWIP Block 3 electronic attack system for land-based testing

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/11/us-navy-receives-1st-sewip-block-3-electronic-attack-system-for-land-based-testing/



In Forbes: First Freedom Class Fix In “Early” FY 2022?

http://nextnavy.com/in-forbes-first-freedom-class-fix-in-early-fy-2022/



The Navy Concluded Transmedium Flying Submersibles Were Possible A Decade Ago

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41045/the-navy-concluded-transmedium-flying-submersible-vehicles-were-possible-a-decade-ago



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