Af/Pak & Other News (6/10/2021)

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Afghan National Army Mi-17 Helicopter Crashes In Maiden Killing 3 Onboard

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/aircraft-crash/afghan-national-army-mi-17-helicopter-crashes-in-maiden-killing-3-onboard/26011/



Report: Pentagon considering use of warplanes, drones if Afghan forces are in crisis

https://theweek.com/us/1001398/consumer-prices-see-largest-annual-gain-since-august-2008



NATO May Train Afghan Special Operators in Europe

https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/06/nato-may-train-afghan-special-operators-europe/174625/



How US troops' withdrawal could spark Afghanistan's 'Saigon moment'

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/asia/how-us-troops-withdrawal-could-spark-afghanistan-s-saigon-moment-1.1238814



US guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey comes to Karachi port

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/847059-us-guided-missile-cruiser-uss-monterey-comes-to-karachi-port



Pakistan’s Taliban monster

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/pakistans-taliban-monster/



Pakistan spies ring illegal Indian telephone exchanges for secret info

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-spies-ring-illegal-indian-telephone-exchanges-for-secret-info/articleshow/83398757.cms









Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iran-10b8da94fa9040ec6348a7b7006d879b



Iran: The Myths And Magic Fade

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/iran/articles/20210610.aspx









Missiles target U.S. troops, contractors in Iraqi army bases

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-middle-east-iraq-business-03ed390ab61a40ae0b7a8f6dedfa2ba7









Yemen Raids Halted to Push Peace Efforts: Saudi-Led Coalition

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/10/yemen-raids-halted-peace-efforts/



Houthi's missile depot explodes in Yemen's capital: residents

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-06/10/c_1310000945.htm









Iranian oil tankers set to arrive in Syria on Friday

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iranian-oil-tankers-set-to-arrive-in-syria-on-friday-670658



Israeli airstrikes in Syria kill 11 fighters, target Hezbollah arms depot, reports say

https://www.foxnews.com/world/israeli-airstrikes-syria-kill-fighters-target-hezbollah-arms-depot









Second Sa'ar 6 missile ship docks in Haifa

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/second-saar-6-missile-ship-docks-in-haifa-670655



in the Belly of the Whale: Israeli Sub Simulates Strike

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-06-10/exclusive-in-the-belly-of-the-whale-israeli-sub-simulates-strike









France ends West African Barkhane military operation

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/france-announce-troop-reduction-sahel-operations-sources-2021-06-10/




France cuts aids to CAR over misinformation campaign

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/06/france-cuts-aids-to-car-over-misinformation-campaign









Ukraine’s PrAT Ramzay Develops Helicopter Drone with Laser Homing Missiles

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29773/Ukraine___s_PrAT_Ramzay_Develops_Helicopter_Drone_with_Laser_Homing_Missiles



Ukrainian anti-tank missile show phenomenal accuracy during demo

https://defence-blog.com/ukrainian-anti-tank-missile-show-phenomenal-accuracy-during-demo/



Multiple sightings of missile launcher before MH17 shot down, court told

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/09/multiple-sightings-of-missile-launcher-before-mh17-shot-down-court-told



How the KGB Closed In On Its Most Notorious Double Agent

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-kgb-closed-in-on-its-most-notorious-double-agent?ref=home



Russian court outlaws Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's organizations

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/06/10/Russian-designates-Alexei-Navalny-organizations-extremists-groups/2251623304598/





NATO countries pooling jet pilot training assets through new network

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/10/nato-countries-pooling-jet-pilot-training-assets-through-new-network/




Italian, British F-35B Jets Carry Out Austere Runway Ops During Expeditionary Event On Pantelleria Island

https://theaviationist.com/2021/06/10/itaf-raf-f35b-pantelleria/




French Air Force announces new demo team equipped with PC-21 as likely preview of future Patrouille de France

https://www.blogbeforeflight.net/2021/06/french-air-force-new-demo-team-pc21.html




Second UK aircraft carrier embarks F-35Bs, Army Apaches for first time

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/09/second-uk-aircraft-carrier-embarks-f-35bs-army-apaches-for-first-time/



UK MoD calls in experts to assess ‘serious' Ajax issues

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-mod-calls-in-experts-to-assess-serious-ajax-issues



British Carrier Strike Group arriving in Korea in August

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-carrier-strike-group-arriving-in-korea-in-august/









China’s rocket force tests ‘carrier killer’ DF-26 ballistic missiles

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3136789/chinas-rocket-force-tests-carrier-killer-df-26-ballistic



Report to Congress on China’s People’s Liberation Army

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/09/report-to-congress-on-chinas-peoples-liberation-army



Survey Warfare: 3 Chinese Ships Of Interest In The South China Sea

http://www.hisutton.com/Chinese-Survey-SCS.html



Chinese Marines Corps Deploys Type 15 Light Tanks

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/10/chinese-marines-corps-deploys-type-15-light-tanks/



China Brazenly Boasts of ‘Aborted’ Revolution to Mark 32 Years Since Tiananmen Square Massacre

https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-06-04/china-brazenly-boasts-of-aborted-revolution-to-mark-32-years-since-tiananmen-square-massacre



China Captures Another American Spy Robot

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20210610.aspx



Rocket on pad, China ready to send 1st crew to space station

https://apnews.com/article/china-rocket-first-crew-space-station-7fa5ef676c9c4725579cf91443bd4564



'Prepare for War,' China Military Warns in New Propaganda Poster for Taiwan

https://www.newsweek.com/prepare-war-china-military-warns-new-propaganda-poster-taiwan-1599354



Chinese Military Surveillance Ship, Aircraft Spotted at Contested South China Sea Reef

https://news.usni.org/2021/06/10/chinese-military-surveillance-ship-aircraft-spotted-at-contested-south-china-sea-reef





Malaysian Coast Guard: Chinese Coast Guard Ship Entered Malaysian Waters

https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/06/09/malaysian-coast-guard-chinese-coast-guard-ship-entered-malaysian-waters/





South Korea: HHI unveils new CVX Aircraft Carrier design

https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/madex-2021/2021/06/madex-2021-hhi-unveils-new-cvx-aircraft-carrier-design/





Plan to Upgrade WWII-era Pacific Ocean Airstrip Sparks Unease

https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/plan-upgrade-wwii-era-pacific-ocean-airstrip-sparks-unease





Indonesia picks Fincantieri to build 6 FREMM frigates for its navy

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/10/indonesia-picks-fincantieri-to-build-6-fremm-frigates-for-its-navy/





Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

https://apnews.com/article/myanmar-a9643382132d6f42dcd06c7f08f55504










Release Of UFO Photo Prompts More Questions Than Answers

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/10/1005019777/release-of-ufo-photo-prompts-more-questions-than-answers



Supersonic Aircraft Tracked Off San Diego Coincided With Mysterious "Skyquake"

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41003/mysterious-skyquake-coincides-with-supersonic-aircraft-tracked-off-san-diego



The US is scrambling to deal with cyberattacks, and that may mean new roles and missions for special-ops units

https://www.businessinsider.com/response-to-cyberattacks-may-mean-new-special-ops-roles-missions-2021-6



US Defence Department winds up China task force, keeping recommendations classified

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3136718/us-defence-department-winds-china-task-force-keeping



The Y-12 Nuclear Development Site Has Deployed Its First Anti-Drone System

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41002/the-y-12-nuclear-development-site-has-deployed-its-first-anti-drone-system



Marine Corps Inspector General fired for role in amphibious assault vehicle accident that killed 9

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-inspector-general-fired-aav-accident/



The story of America’s Hellfire missile full of swords

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/the-story-of-americas-hellfire-missile-full-of-swords/



Academy Tells Army to Stick With Fossil Fuels; All-Electric Vehicles Not Practical

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/6/9/army-should-shift-to-mix-of-battlefield-fuels-commission-finds



HIRAIN: A Key Component to the Marine Corps’ New Global Mission

https://coffeeordie.com/hirain-marine-ship-killer-missiles/



US Air Force retires final Open Skies OC-135 aircraft

https://defbrief.com/2021/06/09/us-air-force-retires-final-open-skies-oc-135-aircraft/



USAF Evaluates Electric Vertical-Lift Aircraft in Medical Evacuation

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/06/10/usaf-evaluates-electric-vertical-lift-aircraft/



The First Two B-21 Stealth Bombers Are Now Ready For Testing

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41007/the-first-two-b-21-stealth-bombers-are-now-ready-for-testing



Navy SEAL Sniper on Why the AK-74 Trumps the Colt M4

https://sofrep.com/news/navy-seal-sniper-on-why-the-ak-74-trumps-the-colt-m4/



Leonardo hands first TH-73A trainer to US Navy

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/leonardo-hands-first-th-73a-trainer-to-us-navy/144106.article



The U.S. Navy Is Trying to Build a Ghost Fleet

https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/06/the-u-s-navy-is-trying-to-build-a-ghost-fleet/



Navy task force lists needed upgrades to littoral combat ships

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2021/06/09/lcs-littoral-navy/4091623263577/



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