Af/Pak & Other News (1/18/2021)

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Pakistan's North Waziristan Plagued By Targeted Killings

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/taliban-north-waziristan-targeted-killings-pakistan/31051343.html









In a first, Drones of the Indian Army carry out mock kamikaze attacks on Army Day 2021

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/in-a-first-drones-of-the-indian-army-carry-out-mock-kamikaze-attacks-on-army-day-2021/why-is-army-day-celebrated/slideshow/80283455.cms



Indian Ocean Regional coastal radar network to be completed in November

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/01/indian-ocean-regional-coastal-radar-network-to-be-completed-in-november



Indian, French air forces to conduct 5-day joint military drill around Jodhpur from Wednesday

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indian-french-air-forces-to-conduct-5-day-joint-military-drill-around-jodhpur-from-wednesday/articleshow/80332329.cms










Iranian Officials Demand Biden Lift Sanctions, Return to Nuclear Deal

https://www.newsweek.com/iranian-officials-demand-biden-lift-sanctions-return-nuclear-deal-1562426



Iran Refuses Medical Supplies, Demands $7Billion Cash for Release of S Korean Tanker

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28780/Iran_Refuses_Medical_Supplies__Demands__7Billion_Cash_for_Release_of_S_Korean_Tanker



OSINT Curiosity: Wreck Of Iran's Fake Aircraft Carrier Is Breaking Apart

http://www.hisutton.com/OSINT-Iranian-IRGC-Fake-Carrier-Breaking-Apart.html









Iraq: Alleged US airstrike targeting Iran-backed militia kills 6 - report

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/six-dead-following-air-strike-in-southern-iraq-report-655910



Iraq displays new armored vehicles from South Korea

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/47808



“Legion 15”: The Story Of The Italian Air Force Tornado IDS Shot Down During Operation Desert Storm

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/18/legion-15-the-story-of-the-italian-air-force-tornado-ids-shot-down-during-operation-desert-storm/









Yemen Clashes Near Hodeida Kill 150 in a Week: Military Sources

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/18/yemen-hodeida-clashes-kill-150/




Turkey says it will renew offer for joint working group on S-400s to Biden: NTV

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-sanctions/turkey-says-it-will-renew-offer-for-joint-working-group-on-s-400s-to-biden-ntv-idUSKBN29L0DW









Obscure Islamist Group Targets Turkish Military in Northwest Syria

https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/obscure-islamist-group-targets-turkish-military-northwest-syria









Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets fired

https://apnews.com/article/israel-gaza-strip-middle-east-bc48fe4c0bf0dd6e6d9df41d19b0c02d



Israeli Corvette Emerges With A Double Load Of Iron Dome Missiles As Potential Threats Grow

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38779/israeli-corvette-emerges-with-double-load-of-iron-dome-missiles-as-potential-threats-grow



United front against Iran: Israel added to countries under US Central Command

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/47770









Egyptian AW149 fleet grows with late 2020 deliveries

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopters/egyptian-aw149-fleet-grows-with-late-2020-deliveries/142001.article




Mali: The Good, The Bad And The Deadly

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mali/articles/20210118.aspx




Nigeria Army Retakes Military Base in Borno From ISWAP Jihadists

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2021/01/18/nigeria-army-retakes-base-jihadists/




More Than 80 People Killed in West Darfur Attack

https://www.voanews.com/africa/south-sudan-focus/more-80-people-killed-west-darfur-attack




Piracy Surge Off West Africa Draws Maersk Call for Action

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/piracy-surge-off-west-africa-draws-maersk-call-for-action/ar-BB1cP7ez




The Story Of The Jet That Would Have Delivered South Africa’s Nuclear Bomb

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38646/this-is-the-jet-that-would-have-carried-south-africas-nuclear-bomb









Latest aircraft carrier concept from Russia

http://alert5.com/2021/01/19/latest-aircraft-carrier-concept-from-russia/



Kremlin critic Navalny ordered held for 30 days, urges Russians to 'take to the streets'

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210118-kremlin-critic-navalny-decries-mockery-of-justice-as-state-seeks-jail-term



'His Fight Is in Russia.' Why Navalny Flew Home Straight Into Putin's Clutches

https://time.com/5930595/alexei-navalny-return-russia-why/




Norway scraps frigate Helge Ingstad

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/norway-scraps-frigate-helge-ingstad




GA-ASI, Leonardo to Integrate Seaspray Radar on GA-ASI MQ-9B SeaGuardian

https://defpost.com/ga-asi-leonardo-to-integrate-seaspray-radar-on-ga-asi-mq-9b-seaguardian/




Airbus Develops UAV Launcher for A400M Aircraft

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28782/Airbus_Develops_UAV_Launcher_for_A400M_Aircraft



French ex-PM Balladur on trial over 'Karachi affair' kickbacks

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210118-french-ex-pm-balladur-on-trial-over-karachi-affair-kickbacks




New Details About The Advanced Radar That Will Equip Tempest 6th Gen. Aircraft Revealed By Leonardo’s Engineers

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/18/new-details-about-the-advanced-radar-that-will-equip-tempest-6th-gen-aircraft-revealed-by-leonardos-engineers/









Guatemalan military clears U.S.-bound migrant caravan from road

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan/guatemalan-military-clears-u-s-bound-migrant-caravan-from-road-idUSKBN29N0H0









Chinese Navy's Third Aircraft Carrier Likely to be Launched This Year

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28778/Chinese_Navy_s_Third_Aircraft_Carrier_Likely_to_be_Launched_This_Year



China-US rivalry: how the Gulf War sparked Beijing’s military revolution

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3118083/china-us-rivalry-how-gulf-war-sparked-beijings-military



China's retrieved lunar samples weigh less than targeted

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china/chinas-retrieved-lunar-samples-weigh-less-than-targeted-idUSKBN29N0UA



Long March Stumbles

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htspace/articles/20210118.aspx



China building infrastructure along border areas, says government

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-building-infrastructure-along-border-areas-says-government/articleshow/80337589.cms



Chinese NUCLEAR Subs Newly at Yulin a Taiwan Beatup

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/nuclear-subs-newly-at-yulinlongpo.html





Chinese military plane enters Taiwan's ADIZ for 7th straight day

https://focustaiwan.tw/cross-strait/202101170012





North Korea’s Kim could be planning missile launch to welcome Biden administration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-biden-missile-test/2021/01/18/25268116-594f-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html










Listen To What The Capitol's 'Giant Voice' Alert System Sounds Like When It Goes Into Lockdown

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38780/what-the-capitols-giant-voice-alert-sounds-like-when-it-goes-into-emergency-lockdown



Woman who allegedly stole Pelosi's laptop wanted to sell it to Russia, ex tells FBI

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/18/nancy-pelosi-laptop-capitol-riot-fbi



National Guard troops are being taught how to figure out if their colleagues are planning an attack on Biden's inauguration

https://www.businessinsider.com/national-guard-troops-being-taught-how-to-screen-colleagues-report-2021-1



25,000 Guardsmen Are In The Capital, Five Times The Troops In Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq Combined

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38778/25000-guardsmen-in-capital-five-times-the-troops-in-afghanistan-syria-iraq-combined



Superintelligent AI May Be Impossible to Control; That's the Good News

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/super-artificialintelligence



New documents show doomed USS Thresher submarine lacked training, preparations

https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2021/01/18/uss-thresher-tragedy-new-documents-show-crew-sub-needed-more-training/4173822001/



Are hypersonic missiles a game changer? Not so fast, says new study

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3118221/are-hypersonic-missiles-game-changer-not-so-fast-says-new-study



U.S. Army to buy general-purpose and hardened penetration bombs

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-to-buy-general-purpose-and-hardened-penetration-bombs.html



Army developing WiGig millimeter wave networks to shield command posts from electronic warfare (EW) attack

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/communications/article/14195689/wigig-millimeter-wave-electronic-warfare-ew



Air Force Says Second B-21 Raider Currently In Production

https://thedebrief.org/air-force-says-second-b-21-raider-currently-in-production/



Off the California coast, the US Navy tests hunting subs with an aerial drone

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/01/18/off-the-california-coast-the-us-navy-tests-hunting-subs-with-an-aerial-drone/



U.S. Navy to award contract for new electromagnetic aircraft catapult

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-navy-to-award-contract-for-new-electromagnetic-aircraft-catapult.html



Navy Integrating Littoral Combat Ships, Expeditionary Sea Base into New Operating Concepts

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/18/navy-integrating-littoral-combat-ships-expeditionary-sea-base-into-new-operating-concepts



Navy fast-tracks 'on-time' delivery of nuclear-armed Columbia-class submarine

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-fast-tracks-on-time-delivery-of-nuclear-armed-columbia-class-submarine



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