Af/Pak & Other News (1/11/2021)

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Afghanistan Probes Air Strike That Killed Civilians

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/11/afghanistan-probes-air-strike/









India returns Chinese soldier who strayed across disputed border

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3117297/india-returns-chinese-soldier-who-strayed-across-disputed



Indian Navy to acquire 38 extended range BrahMos missiles for new warships soon

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-navy-to-acquire-38-extended-range-brahmos-missiles-for-new-warships-soon/story-MUTG8uzcRywCWZwmsleYAM.html









Kissinger: Return to Iran deal could spark Middle East nuclear arms race

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/kissinger-return-to-iran-deal-could-spark-middle-east-nuclear-arms-race-655007



Why Iran Is Arming Its Drones With Air-To-Air Missiles

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/01/11/why-iran-is-arming-drones-with-air-to-air-missiles/









U.S. plans to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as foreign terrorist group

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-usa/u-s-plans-to-designate-yemens-houthi-movement-as-foreign-terrorist-group-idUSKBN29F0P5









Russian Forces Deploy near Highway Used by Washington East of Euphrates in Syria

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2734246/russian-forces-deploy-near-highway-used-washington-east-euphrates-syria









Navantia to build Avante 1400-class OPV for the Royal Moroccan Navy

https://navalnews.net/navantia-to-build-avante-1400-class-opv-for-the-royal-moroccan-navy/




Nigeria: First combat use of Chinese made VT4 tanks

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_january_2021_global_security_army_industry/first_combat_use_of_chinese_made_vt4_tanks.html




South Sudan: SSAF Mi-17 Helicopter Carrying Army General and 16 Others Crashed Upon Landing In Cueibet

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/aircraft-crash/ssaf-mi-17-helicopter-carrying-army-general-and-16-others-crashed-upon-landing-in-cueibet/24334/









Russian army trains drivers on World War 2 T-34 tanks

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_january_2021_global_security_army_industry/russian_army_trains_drivers_on_world_war_2_t-34_tanks.html



SolarWinds hackers linked to known Russian spying tools, investigators say

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-cyber-solarwinds/solarwinds-hackers-linked-to-known-russian-spying-tools-investigators-say-idUSKBN29G0XT



Russian Eastern district receives Mi-8MTPR-1 electronic warfare helicopters

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/january/6808-russian-eastern-district-receives-mi-8mtpr-1-electronic-warfare-helicopters.html




As Belarus Protests Enter Sixth Month, Lukashenka Repeats Vague Promise Of Change

https://www.rferl.org/a/as-belarus-protests-enter-sixth-month-lukashenka-repeats-vague-promise-of-change/31040652.html




After Kyrgyzstan’s third uprising in 15 years, a nationalist who was sprung from prison is elected president

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/after-kyrgyzstans-third-uprising-in-15-years-a-nationalist-who-was-sprung-from-prison-is-elected-president/ar-BB1cEQvw




212CD E (Some 216 Traits) for Dutch Navy: Work In Progress

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/type-212cd-e-with-some-216-traits-for.html




Spain's Escribano readies UAV swarm system for demonstration

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/spains-escribano-readies-uav-swarm-system-for-demonstration




MBDA SPEAR 3 Selected As The British F-35B’s Primary Air-to-Ground Weapon

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/11/mbda-spear-3-selected-as-the-british-f-35bs-primary-air-to-ground-weapon/



First UK Wedgetail arrives for conversion by STS

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/first-uk-wedgetail-arrives-for-conversion-by-sts/141909.article









Are China and Russia teaming up on the US in the Indian Ocean?

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3116966/are-china-and-russia-teaming-us-indian-ocean



China is going on a warship-building spree to extend its reach and guard its growing aircraft carrier fleet

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-is-building-more-warships-to-guard-growing-carrier-fleet-2021-1



Chinese J-20 twin-seat variant and indigenously engined stealth fighters spotted

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/january/6807-chinese-j-20-twin-seat-variant-and-indigenously-engined-stealth-fighters-spotted.html





Taiwan military has begun deploying extended-range cruise missiles

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4099431





Philippines: Twilight Of The Terrors

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/phillip/articles/20210111.aspx





Indonesia navy divers hunt for crashed plane’s black boxes

https://apnews.com/article/international-news-jakarta-indonesia-java-04af61da9453b65d91953e52c82c91dc



Crash Of Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air Flight 182: What We Know And What We Don’t

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristykiernan/2021/01/11/crash-of-indonesias-sriwijaya-air-flight-182-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont/





North Korea may have held secret military parade, reports South

https://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-may-held-secret-050040360.html



Latest message from North Korea's Kim meant to light 'a fire under' Biden administration, experts say

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/latest-message-north-koreas-kim-162007147.html





South Korea Becomes The 11th

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20210111.aspx



Six ‘Copter Spots, 20 F-35s, Two Islands—South Korea’s New Flattop Takes Shape

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/01/11/six-copter-spots-20-f-35s-two-islands-south-koreas-new-flattop-takes-shape/










You Can Now Easily Download All CIA UFO Documents to Date

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdqjy/you-can-now-easily-download-all-cia-ufo-documents-to-date



Democrats introduce impeachment resolution accusing Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210111-democrats-introduce-impeachment-resolution-accusing-trump-of-incitement-of-insurrection



How Facial Recognition Technology Is Helping Identify the U.S. Capitol Attackers

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/facial-recognition-and-the-us-capitol-insurrection



Longtime Diplomat William Burns Is Biden's Pick To Lead CIA

https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2021/01/11/955588842/william-burns-is-bidens-pick-to-lead-cia



Uncle Sam Needs AI, ASAP: DoD Artificial Intelligence Chief

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/uncle-sam-needs-ai-asap-dod-artificial-intelligence-chief/



US begins destroying rockets containing Cold War nerve agent VX

https://defbrief.com/2021/01/11/us-begins-destroying-rockets-containing-cold-war-nerve-agent-vx/



Pentagon issues 5G integration plan, eyes experimentation expansion

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/pentagon-issues-5g-integration-plan-eyes-experimentation-expansion



New Policy Sets in Motion Nuclear Space Travel and Colonization

https://www.accesswire.com/623738/New-Policy-Sets-in-Motion-Nuclear-Space-Travel-and-Colonization



Army Tries (Again) To Protect Stryker: Rafael or Rheinmetall?

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/army-tries-again-to-protect-stryker-rafael-or-rheinmetall/



AGM-183 Hypersonic Weapon Still Awaiting First Flight

https://www.airforcemag.com/agm-183-hypersonic-missile-fails-to-fly-in-1st-shot-attempt/



Skyways attempting autonomous folding wings for US Navy Blue Water UAS

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/update-skyways-attempting-autonomous-folding-wings-for-us-navy-blue-water-uas



USN works to equip Zumwalt destroyers with conventional prompt strike weapon

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/surface-navy-2021-usn-works-to-equip-zumwalt-destroyers-with-conventional-prompt-strike-weapon



Navy’s Priciest Carrier Ever Struggles to Get Jets On, Off Deck

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-09/navy-s-priciest-carrier-ever-struggles-to-get-jets-on-off-deck



USN will use LCS ASW testing to develop new frigate ops

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/surface-navy-2021-usn-will-use-lcs-asw-testing-to-develop-new-frigate-ops



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