Af/Pak & Other News (4/8/2021)

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Apr 8, 2021, 1:43:58 PM4/8/21
Taliban attack on covert US base in Afghanistan complicates Biden withdrawal decision

Taliban Targets Kandahar Airfield in ‘Disruptive’ Attack

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Pakistan says naval drill with Iran was ‘unplanned’

Facing Chinese Cyberattacks, India Turns to the U.S.

Navy to seek nod for expansion of nuke, diesel submarine fleet

Indian Air Force Chief Flies “Capability Enhanced” Su-30MKI

Iran Confirms Its Covert Mothership In The Red Sea Was Attacked

Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war

Before becoming a terrorist leader, ISIS chief was a prison informer in Iraq for U.S., records show

RAF drop 42 bombs and 10 cruise missiles in huge operation

Medal of Honor sought for A-10 pilot who was shot down and killed in his Hog during Operation Desert Storm while trying to save his wingman who was also shot down by the Iraqis

US Agrees to Move ‘Remaining Combat Troops’ From Iraq

Syria blames Israel for missile attacks near Damascus

Monitor claims 3 pro-Iran fighters killed in alleged Israeli strike in Syria

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages

Syria: Defeat Pretending To Be Victory

Israel: IDF establishes ‘expose and destroy’ companies for the modern battlefield

Cyprus Tor M1 in joint training with Israeli F-15s and F-35s

Ukraine’s Air Force Is at A Dead End

Ukraine's Zelensky visits frontline amid rising tensions with Russia

Russia Piles Up the Pressure on Ukraine

Putin Ups Efforts to Intimidate Ukraine and Its Allies

Russia says it could be forced to protect its citizens in east Ukraine: TASS

Russian Navy sends more landing crafts into Black Sea

Russia moves warships to Black Sea for drills: Interfax

Russian atomic mortars spotted moving toward border with Ukraine

Kalashnikov supplies Vikhr-1 missiles ahead of schedule

Russia to Deploy Submarine Armed With Nuclear Drone in Pacific

Russian Kh-35 Bal coastal missiles deployed in the Arctic

Was Russia’s New Top Secret ‘Burlak’ Tank Spotted on Social Media?

Russia Looks To Repurpose Surveillance Jets After Open Skies Treaty Exit

MiG-31BM test new navigation system in Arctic

Russia’s Battlecruiser Could Be the World’s Most Dangerous Warship

Vladimir Putin's Adviser Says U.S. Is Developing Biological Weapons Near Russia

Satellite images reveal how shadowy Wagner Group has become Vladimir Putin's 'private army'

Alexei Navalny's Prison Guards Try to Break His Hunger Strike By Frying Chicken Near Him

How the 1999 Russian apartment bombings led to Putin's rise to power

Vladimir Putin Faces Mass Russia Protest as Alexei Navalny Disappears in Prison System

Sweden clings to its non-NATO status amid substantial defense budget boost

Exercise between French Navy and Lebanese Air Force

Airbus to test laser-based communications on airborne platform

CNIM reveals new motorised floating bridges

Dassault Paid 1 Million Euros As Gift To Indian Middleman In Rafale Deal

British jets ‘grapple with 50 aircraft’ over North Sea

The Boscombe Down Incident Remains One Of Military Aviation's Most Intriguing Mysteries

The 2nd Cuban Missile Crisis you didn’t know about

Chinese company Zhongtian Feilong unveils UAV ‘mothership'

China’s Shandong aircraft carrier ready for high seas test, insider says

Lonely Child: China's Sea Hunter USV Copy Going Nowhere?

Chinese Laser TOW Tryout

China builds advanced weapons systems using American chip technology

China begins construction of its fifth rocket launch site

Chinese Combat and Spy Ships Monitor Taiwan Missile Tests

Is China Really Plotting to Invade Taiwan?

Kestrel anti-armor rockets deployed by Taiwan Coast Guard to South China Sea islands

North Korea stole $1B during cyber heists over past decade, study says

Japan Could Deliver 8 Cutting-Edge Frigates to Indonesia

New Mission For Japan’s F-35 Fighters: Defending Okinawa from China?

Wings over Mandalay: Myanmar's junta deploy Chinese-made CH-3A tactical UAVs to observe protest movements

Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs: media

Philippines Keeping ‘Options Open’ on South China Sea: Govt

Philippines Leaning Toward Allowing U.S. Troops After All

'We are all aviators': Australian air force replaces term 'airmen'

Navy Knows More About 2019 “Mystery Drones” Incident Than It Says

Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection

Report to Congress on Open Skies Treaty

U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

CPB pulls information on two Yemeni watchlisters captured at border, claims protocols not followed

CO of Destroyer USS Hopper Removed from Command

U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

New 3D Radar Developed to Support Counter-UAS Efforts

DARPA awards BAE Systems two awards under Wideband Adaptive RF Protection (WARP) program

Rebuilding Arecibo Is So Essential That NASA and the Military May Get Involved

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, now at 300 launched in just over one month

Boston Dynamics' Spot robot was thrown into an army field test — but it ran out of battery mid-combat

GDLS preparing Tracked Robot 10-Ton for US Army soldier experiment

The U.S. Army Plans to Take on Drone Swarms with Microwaves

Army Wants to Replace the Cold War-Era TOW Missile with a New Longer-Range Tank Killer

Army Revives ’10x Platoon’ Experiment In Robotics, AI

Sikorsky releases new video of Defiant X helicopter

US Marines get first look at tactical resupply UAS during field assessment

Aerospace & Defense Roundup: April. 07

Raytheon awarded $15.5 million to upgrade laser weapon

US Air Force proceeds with Lockheed for new 3DELRR ground-based radar

USAF Explores Novel Technologies Through Agility Prime

Can the U.S. Military Protect Its F-35 Stealth Fighters From Being Hacked?

US Navy looks to tackle LCS reliability and sustainability

Navy asks Textron to build another unmanned surface vessel for mine warfare in large open-ocean areas

Leidos delivers Seahawk autonomous surface vessel to U.S. Navy

Navy Installing More Directed Energy Weapons on DDGs, Conducting Land-Based Laser Testing This Year

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