Af/Pak & Other News (3/8/2021)

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U.S. Mulls Afghan Exit by May, Wants Iran in UN-Led Peace Talks

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-mulls-afghan-exit-by-may-wants-iran-in-un-led-peace-talks/ar-BB1em1Tr



In One Afghan District, Peace From 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/world/middleeast/afghanistan-cease-fire-panjwai-taliban.html



How Canadian soldiers set 2 records for longest sniper kill during the first major battle in Afghanistan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/how-canadian-soldiers-set-2-records-for-longest-sniper-kill-during-the-first-major-battle-in-afghanistan/ar-BB1emXmd









Indian Armed Forces Finally Agree To Procure 30 Armed Drones From US For $3 Billion

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/defence-deals/indian-armed-forces-finally-agree-to-procure-30-armed-drones-from-us-for-3-billion/24590/



India said to blame Iran’s Quds Force for blast outside Israeli embassy

https://www.timesofisrael.com/india-said-to-blame-irans-quds-force-for-blast-outside-israeli-embassy/



Indian DRDO tests Solid-Fueled Ducted Ramjet

https://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/march/7020-indian-drdo-tests-solid-fueled-ducted-ramjet.html



Watch Dhruv helicopter carrying two three-star officers make an emergency landing

http://alert5.com/2021/03/08/watch-dhruv-helicopter-carrying-two-three-star-officers-make-an-emergency-landing/



Indian Navy pilots to train on Anti-submarine helicopters in the US; MH-60R Seahawks to arrive soon

https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/indian-navy-pilots-to-train-on-anti-submarine-helicopters-in-the-us-mh-60r-seahawks-to-arrive-soon/2208604/









Iran Navy to unveil local hovercraft after Iranian new year

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2021/march/9798-iran-navy-to-unveil-local-hovercraft.html



Iranian drone footage shows Israeli ship after explosion damage

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-drone-footage-shows-israeli-ship-after-explosion-damage/









#RSAF 🇸🇦 F-15 pilots scored (10) A/A kills against the #Iranian made IED-drones launched by their Houthi proxy in Yemen. Here’s a video showing (3) of them - (2) Sammad type & (1) Qasif - shot down

https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/1368666935098019850



On the ground in Yemen: ‘A place of wonder overshadowed by conflict’

https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2021/mar/08/on-the-ground-in-yemen-the-war-wont-be-ending-any-time-soon









Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus

https://apnews.com/article/syria-middle-east-coronavirus-pandemic-bashar-assad-eee509a2d3bbdbf350a18f48f214fd19



US Army deploys Patriot and AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defense missile system in Eastern Syria

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_march_2021_global_security_army_industry/us_army_deploys_patriot_and_an/twq-1_avenger_air_defense_missile_system_in_eastern_syria.html









Israeli F-15s Were Armed With Old Missiles During B-52 Escort

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39648/israeli-f-15s-were-armed-with-old-missiles-during-b-52-escort



Camero-Tech releases new ISR imaging platform, eyes US markets

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/camero-tech-releases-new-isr-imaging-platform-eyes-us-markets









Libya: Peace In Our Time

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/libya/articles/20210308.aspx









New renders reveal Ukraine’s secret tank project

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/new-renders-reveal-ukraines-secret-tank-project.html



Remdizel develops new variants of Taifun-K MRAP vehicles

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_march_2021_global_security_army_industry/remdizel_develops_new_variants_of_taifun-k_mrap_vehicles.html




Rheinmetall unveils Skyranger 30 air-defence system

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/rheinmetall-unveils-skyranger-30-air-defence-system




France and Germany Are Arguing Over Their Shared Sixth-Gen Fighter Jet

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35568178/france-germany-shared-fighter-jet-dispute/




UK to design new missile boats specifically for Ukrainian Navy

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2021/march/9794-uk-to-design-new-missile-boats-specifically-for-ukrainian-navy.html



All branches of armed forces ‘below target strength’

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/all-branches-of-armed-forces-below-target-strength/



Slip-up reveals secret MI5 involvement in drone research

https://dronedj.com/2021/03/07/secret-mi5-involvement-in-drone-research/



UK may reduce its F-35B order

https://airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/march/7023-uk-may-reduce-its-f-35b-order.html



Royal Navy to get ‘new frigates and surveillance vessels’

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/royal-navy-to-get-new-frigates-and-surveillance-vessels/









Superior Mirage Appearances Explain “Phantom Ships” Seen for Centuries

https://thedebrief.org/superior-mirage-appearances-explain-phantom-ships-seen-for-centuries/









China outlines technology priorities for ‘new era'

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/china-outlines-technology-priorities-for-new-era



Chinese PLA advanced field air defense missile HQ-17AE cleared for export

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defense_news_march_2021_global_security_army_industry/chinese_pla_advanced_field_air_defense_missile_hq-17ae_cleared_for_export.html





Taiwan Aims To Sink Half Of A Chinese Invasion Fleet—It Could Take Years To Buy Enough Missiles

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/03/08/taiwan-aims-to-sink-half-of-a-chinese-invasion-fleet-it-could-take-years-to-buy-enough-missiles/





EU preparing sanctions on Myanmar military businesses, documents show

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-politics-eu/exclusive-eu-preparing-sanctions-on-myanmar-military-businesses-documents-show-idUSKBN2B01D1





Philippine Coast Guard eyes two more French vessels for maritime patrols

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2021/march/9795-philippine-coast-guard-eyes-two-more-french-vessels-for-maritime-patrols.html





Good Enough Against North Korea

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20210308.aspx



See the Video: South Korea Wants Helicopter-Launched Killer Drones

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/see-video-south-korea-wants-helicopter-launched-killer-drones-179599










Biden Endorses Female Generals Whose Promotions Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump's Reaction

https://news.yahoo.com/biden-endorses-female-generals-whose-130408215.html



U.S. reportedly prepares action against Russia after major cyberattack

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/us-prepares-to-take-action-against-russia-after-major-cyber-attack.html



Hawaii missile defense radar is still in limbo

https://news.yahoo.com/hawaii-missile-defense-radar-still-171000228.html



Frontline Geek Squads: SOCOM’s Secret Weapon

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/frontline-geek-squads-socoms-secret-weapon/



US Army seeks spectrum analysis capability, eyes EWPMT integration

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-army-seeks-spectrum-analysis-capability-eyes-ewpmt-integration



Two Light Tank Prototypes Battle for the Future of Army Firepower

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a35634134/army-mpf-tank/



The U.S. Army Wants New 'Cannons' to Fight Russia or China

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/us-army-wants-new-cannons-fight-russia-or-china-179594



USAF seeks Next Gen Multirole UAS capabilities

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/usaf-seeks-next-gen-multirole-uas-capabilities



The Pentagon Wants To Arm Drones With Non-Lethal Lasers And Microwave Cannon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelpeck/2021/03/08/the-pentagon-wants-to-arm-drones-with-non-lethal-lasers-and-microwave-cannon/



GAO recommends US Navy cap CH-53K production at six aircraft per year until end of testing

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/gao-recommends-us-navy-cap-ch-53k-production-at-six-aircraft-per-year-until-end-of-testing



Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Cancel Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Low-Yield Warhead

https://www.defensedaily.com/lawmakers-introduce-bill-cancel-sea-launched-nuclear-cruise-missile-low-yield-warhead/congress/



U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Flying Mission In Persian Gulf Region Armed With AGM-84D Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles

https://theaviationist.com/2021/03/08/u-s-navy-p-8a-poseidon-flying-mission-in-persian-gulf-region-armed-with-agm-84d-harpoon-anti-ship-missiles/



Navy Fleshing Out Requirements for Next-Gen Logistics Ship

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/3/8/navy-fleshing-out-requirements-for-next-gen-logistics-ship



Analysis: SeaRAM/RAM vs. Phalanx/Goalkeeper

https://navalpost.com/searam-ram-vs-phalanx-goalkeeper/



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