Af/Pak & Other News (1/13/2021)

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Progress stalls in Afghan peace talks as sides await Biden

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-taliban-talks/progress-stalls-in-afghan-peace-talks-as-sides-await-biden-idUSKBN29I20E



UN official: Terrorists using pandemic to stoke extremism

https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-coronavirus-pandemic-united-nations-terrorism-united-states-71fe8fc4b22317609d8d9c131c297582



Pakistan sinks another former Royal Navy frigate in live-fire drill

https://defbrief.com/2021/01/12/pakistan-sinks-another-former-royal-navy-frigate-in-live-fire-drill/









Secret tunnel on India-Pak border reveals PM Imran Khan’s real plans

https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/secret-tunnel-on-india-pak-border-reveals-pm-imran-khan-s-real-plans-101610531648760.html



Indian Cabinet Approves Procurement of 83 HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft

https://defpost.com/indian-cabinet-approves-procurement-of-83-hal-tejas-light-combat-aircraft/









Iran works on uranium metal for reactor fuel in new breach of nuclear deal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-uranium/iran-works-on-uranium-metal-for-reactor-fuel-in-new-breach-of-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN29I2AG



U.S. identifies additional al Qaeda leaders in Iran

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/01/u-s-identifies-additional-al-qaeda-leaders-in-iran.php



US Warns Iran Fueling Potential al-Qaida Resurgence

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/us-warns-iran-fueling-potential-al-qaida-resurgence



Iran Commissions Its Massive Oil Tanker Turned Sea Base Into Service

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38673/iran-commissions-its-massive-oil-tanker-turned-sea-base-into-service



New Iranian Bill Vows Israel’s Destruction Within 20 Years

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/new-iranian-bill-vows-israels-destruction-within-20-years/



Iran Holds Missile Drill in Gulf of Oman Amid Tensions

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/13/iran-holds-missile-drill-gulf-of-oman-amid-tensions.html









Qatar, Bahrain trade accusations over alleged incursions

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/qatar-bahrain-trade-accusations-over-alleged-incursions




Yemen: Faction Satisfaction

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20210113.aspx




Analysis: Review Turkish defense industry aviation and aerospace Aircraft - Helicopters - UAVs

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/focus-analysis-photo-report-aviation-defence-industry/aviation-defence-industry-technology/6815-analysis-review-turkish-defense-industry-aviation-and-aerospace-aircraft-helicopters-uavs.html









Dozens Said Killed As Alleged Israeli Strikes Hit Iran-Backed Militias In Syria

https://www.rferl.org/a/syria-israeli-air-strikes-iran-militia-dozens-killed/31045017.html



'Israeli airstrikes near Syria-Iraq border targeted Iranian weapons'

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/alleged-israeli-airstrikes-near-syria-iraq-border-655219



US official: Israel carried out Syria strikes using American intelligence

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-official-israel-carried-out-syria-strikes-using-american-intelligence/









Israel: Elbit Systems to Supply Seagull Unmanned Surface Vehicles to Asia-Pacific Customer

https://defpost.com/elbit-systems-to-supply-seagull-unmanned-surface-vehicles-to-asia-pacific-customer/









Mali receives additional Mi-35M (Hind E) helicopter from Russia

https://www.africanmilitaryblog.com/2021/01/mali-receives-additional-mi-35m-hind-e-helicopter-from-russia




Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

https://apnews.com/article/sudan-helicopter-crashes-middle-east-ethiopia-3608263be6952bf29e4a0b0c489e00ca




Kenya: KAF Harbin Y-12 Plane Crashes Near Voi Killing All 4 People Aboard

https://fighterjetsworld.com/latest-news/aircraft-crash/kaf-harbin-y-12-plane-crashes-near-voi-killing-all-4-people-aboard/24352/




Ethiopia says ex-foreign minister killed by military after refusing to surrender

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict/ethiopia-says-ex-foreign-minister-killed-by-military-after-refusing-to-surrender-idUSKBN29I2GB




Rebels launch attacks close to C.Africa capital

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210113-rebels-launch-attacks-close-to-c-africa-capital-1









Russia to begin testing its new mobile 152mm howitzer

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/russia-to-begin-testing-its-new-mobile-152mm-howitzer.html



Bombs Away! Russia’s Killer Drone Lobs Thousand-Pound Munition In Critical Test

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/01/13/bombs-away-russias-killer-drone-lobs-thousand-pound-munition-in-critical-test/



Pantsir Gets Patched

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/articles/20210113.aspx



"Russia is my country": Despite risks, Kremlin critic Navalny to fly home

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-navalny/russia-is-my-country-despite-risks-kremlin-critic-navalny-to-fly-home-idUSKBN29I0W3




M-Frigates Replacement to be Known as ASWF – Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigate

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/01/m-frigates-replacement-to-be-known-as-aswf-anti-submarine-warfare-frigate/




Rolls-Royce, UK Space Agency Launches First Study into Nuclear Power for Space Exploration

https://defpost.com/rolls-royce-uk-space-agency-launches-first-study-into-nuclear-power-for-space-exploration/









First Peacetime Terror Attack On The Air Force Destroyed Eight A-7 Attack Jets 40 Years Ago

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38676/first-peacetime-terror-attack-on-the-air-force-destroyed-eight-a-7-attack-jets-40-years-ago









You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Take Over the Global Economy

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/01/you-will-be-assimilated-chinas-plan-to-take-over-the-global-economy/



Powered Exoskeleton to Help Chinese Soldiers Carry 50 kg Ammunition

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28751/Powered_Exoskeleton_to_Help_Chinese_Soldiers_Carry_50_kg_Ammunition



China’s high-speed, armed reconnaissance drone completes maiden flight

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3117569/chinas-high-speed-armed-reconnaissance-drone-completes-maiden



This Is Our Best Look Yet At China's Z-20F Seahawk Clone Toting Air-To-Surface Missiles

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38680/this-is-our-best-look-yet-at-chinas-z-20f-seahawk-clone-toting-air-to-ground-missiles



New China Defense Law Could 'Justify' PLA Action Against U.S.—Think Tank

https://www.newsweek.com/new-china-defense-law-justify-pla-action-against-us-think-tank-1561146





North Korea Plans Hypersonic Prototype, Touts Nuclear Progress

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/north-korea-plans-hypersonic-prototype-touts-nuclear-progress



Demoted? Pushed aside? Fate of Kim Jong Un’s sister unclear

https://apnews.com/article/kim-yo-jong-north-korea-39b37a67d2fad24f6be3cbaa42fb051f



North Korea Confirms Military Parade, Thinks It's 'Weird' South Is Watching

https://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-confirms-military-parade-thinks-weird-watching-1561013





Report: South Korea testing new missile as Pyongyang commits to nuclear program

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/01/13/Report-South-Korea-testing-new-missile-as-Pyongyang-commits-to-nuclear-program/8671610546845/





Japan, South Korea in dispute over maritime vessel 'breach'

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/01/12/Japan-South-Korea-in-dispute-over-maritime-vessel-breach/4271610473914/



Japan looks into vehicle-mounted counter-drone lasers

https://dronedj.com/2021/01/13/japan-looks-into-vehicle-mounted-counter-drone-lasers/





Sea Dragon 2021 kicks off in Guam with Australia, Canada, India and Japan participating

http://alert5.com/2021/01/13/sea-dragon-2021-kicks-off-in-guam-with-australia-canada-india-and-japan-participating/











CIA releases UFO ‘Black Vault’ documents early: How to see them online

https://nypost.com/2021/01/12/cia-releases-ufo-black-vault-documents-see-them-online/



Shocking Documents Show Government Paid Millions to Chase UFOs and Werewolves

https://thedebrief.org/defense-intelligence-agency-paid-22-million-to-chase-ufos-and-werewolves/



Live: House votes on Trump impeachment over siege of US Capitol

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20210113-live-house-votes-on-trump-impeachment-over-siege-of-us-capitol



A Secretive Technology Could Be Bad News For Capitol Rioters

https://thedebrief.org/a-secretive-technology-could-be-bad-news-for-capitol-rioters/



The FBI Is Using Baked Alaska's Livestream to Track Down Capitol Hill Rioters

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdmaj/the-fbi-is-using-baked-alaskas-livestream-to-track-down-capitol-hill-rioters



Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/12/message-from-joint-chiefs-on-u-s-capitol-riot



‘A 20th Century Commander Will Not Survive’: Why The Military Needs AI

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/a-20th-century-commander-will-not-survive-why-the-military-needs-ai/



Pentagon Report Paints Grim Picture Of America’s Industrial Decline

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2021/01/13/pentagon-report-paints-grim-picture-of-americas-industrial-decline/



U.S. Unveils Plan to Counter China’s Rise From India to Taiwan

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-13/u-s-unveils-plan-to-counter-china-s-rise-from-india-to-taiwan



Black Flag Rises: New “Super Bowl Of Test Exercises” Pushes USAF’s Top Weapons To Their Limit

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38644/black-flag-rises-new-super-bowl-of-test-exercises-pushes-usafs-top-weapons-to-their-limit



DARPA one step closer to full-scale flight testing of intermediate-range hypersonic weapons system

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/darpa-one-step-closer-to-full-scale-flight-testing-of-intermediate-range-hypersonic-weapons-system.html



Army Revamps Acquisition Strategy for Bradley Replacement

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/1/11/army-revamps-its-acquisition-strategy-for-the-bradley-replacement



U.S. Marine Corps to extend the service life of AV-8B Harrier to 2029

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-marine-corps-to-extend-the-service-life-of-av-8b-harrier-to-2029.html



USAF awards USD1.7 billion for KC-46A tankers

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/usaf-awards-usd17bn-for-kc-46a-tankers



Kratos gets $12.7M contract for ‘attritable’ unmanned combat air vehicle engine

https://defence-blog.com/news/kratos-gets-12-7m-contract-for-attritable-unmanned-combat-air-vehicle-engine.html



Developing The MQ-25’s Ground Control Station Means Thinking Like A Mission Commander - Not A Pilot

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2021/01/12/developing-the-mq-25s-ground-control-station-means-thinking-like-a-mission-commandernot-a-pilot/



The Air Force’s Secret New Fighter Jet Uses F1-Style Engineering

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35193710/air-force-secret-new-fighter-jet-digital-engineering/



Northrop Grumman EW System Could Be Installed On About 450 F-16s If Successful

https://www.airforcemag.com/northrop-grumman-ew-system-could-be-installed-on-about-450-f-16s-if-successful/



Navy Wants to Shed Aegis Ashore Mission, But Army Still Hasn’t Agreed to Take It

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/12/navy-wants-to-shed-aegis-ashore-mission-but-army-still-hasnt-agreed-to-take-it



The Navy just got its hands on a new frickin’ laser weapon to play with

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/navy-helios-laser-weapon-system-delivery/



Constellation-class Program update, the future Frigate of the U.S. Navy

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/01/constellation-class-program-update-the-future-frigate-of-the-u-s-navy/



Navy’s Next Destroyer Will Ensure ‘No Target Is Out Of Range’

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/the-navys-next-destroyer-will-ensure-no-target-is-out-of-range/



New Destroyer, Armed With Lasers and Hypersonic Missiles, Envisioned as Navy’s Future Centerpiece

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/01/new-destroyer-armed-lasers-and-hypersonic-missiles-envisioned-navys-future-centerpiece/171365/



Navy Integrating Unmanned Surface Vessels, Zumwalt DDGs Into Fleet Battle Problem Exercise

https://news.usni.org/2021/01/12/navy-integrating-unmanned-surface-vessels-zumwalt-ddgs-into-fleet-battle-problem-exercise



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