Af/Pak & Other News (1/25/2021)

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Afghanistan: Italian embassy vehicle targeted in Kabul — local media

https://www.dw.com/en/afghanistan-italian-embassy-vehicle-targeted-in-kabul-local-media/a-56332404



Pakistan Taliban ‘commanders’ killed in northwest: Pakistani army

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/25/pakistan-says-pakistani-taliban-commanders-killed-in-northwest









India, China soldiers brawl again along disputed frontier

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/india-china-soldiers-brawl-again-along-disputed-frontier-1.659746



DRDO conducts maiden launch of Akash missile at integrated test range in Odisha

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/drdo-conducts-maiden-launch-of-akash-missile-at-integrated-test-range-in-odisha-101611575096941.html



India constructing road runway in Sultanpur district

http://alert5.com/2021/01/25/india-constructing-road-runway-in-sultanpur-district/



India kicks off major exercise in the Andaman Sea

https://navalnews.net/india-kicks-off-major-exercise-in-the-andaman-sea/









Baghdad Blasts Expose Gaps in Iraq's Strained Military

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/24/baghdad-blasts-expose-gaps-iraqs-strained-military.html









Syria: Love Us Or Die

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20210125.aspx



ISIS terrorism returns to target women in Syria - analysis

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/isis-terror-returns-to-target-women-in-syria-656612



Wreckage of Russia’s new missile was found in Syria

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/wreckage-of-russias-new-missile-was-found-in-syria.html









Israelis Say They’ll Attack Iran If US Eases Sanctions

https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/israelis-say-theyll-attack-iran-if-us-eases-sanctions/









Egypt’s revolution, 10 years on: Dreams of a better future largely unfulfilled

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210125-egypt-s-revolution-10-years-on-dreams-of-a-better-future-largely-unfulfilled




Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia’s Tigray

https://apnews.com/article/international-news-eritrea-ethiopia-only-on-ap-kenya-2bdd10888f7717690847ad117f09f2d4




Somalia: Déjà Vu Looms

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20210125.aspx



Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan border

https://apnews.com/article/africa-kenya-mogadishu-somalia-27181b4d5b1b0231822a1698bc061eee









Rostec confirms development of PAK DP MiG-41 to replace MiG-31

https://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/news/defense-aviation-news/2021/january/6848-rostech-confirms-development-of-pak-dp-mig-41-to-replace-mig-31.html



Russian APS Underwater Rifle: For Backyard Pools?

https://gentleseas.blogspot.com/2021/01/russian-aps-underwater-rifle-for.html



Russia Enters Military Drone Export Market With Transfer To Burma

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/01/25/russia-enters-military-drone-export-market-with-sale-to-burma/



Alexei Navalny Inspires Big Anti-Putin Protests, but No Russian Spring—Yet

https://www.newsweek.com/alexei-navalny-inspires-big-anti-putin-protests-no-russian-spring-yet-1564128



Biden must prepare for an imploding Russia

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-must-prepare-for-an-imploding-russia/ar-BB1d4I1x



Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses

https://apnews.com/article/politics-hacking-russia-software-a1d451df34d9f50ddb20f9df0c16b2ef




Elbit Systems demonstrates AI-enabled targeting system for European forces

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/elbit-systems-demonstrates-ai-enabled-targeting-system-for-european-forces




Saab signs contract with Sweden for next generation of Visby-class corvettes

https://defbrief.com/2021/01/25/saab-signs-contract-with-sweden-for-next-generation-of-visby-class-corvettes/




Hundreds arrested after riots in 10 cities in the Netherlands

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/01/25/Hundreds-arrested-after-riots-in-10-cities-in-the-Netherlands/1501611577727/



Explainer: The arrest of Asia's 'most-wanted' drug boss

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-australia-drugs-arrest-ex/explainer-the-arrest-of-asias-most-wanted-drug-boss-idUSKBN29T0A6




UK awards GBP30 million Mosquito ‘loyal wingman' contract

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-awards-gbp30-million-mosquito-loyal-wingman-contract









Chinese submarines to be fitted with JL-3 missiles capable to strike the U.S. Coast

https://navalnews.net/chinese-submarines-to-be-fitted-with-jl-3-missiles-capable-to-strike-the-u-s-coast/



China’s Leader Attacks His Greatest Threat

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinas-leader-attacks-his-greatest-threat/ar-BB1d4hxG



China is spreading conspiracy theories that the coronavirus was created in an American lab and that a US-created vaccine is killing the elderly

https://www.insider.com/china-conspiracy-theory-claims-us-created-coronavirus-2021-1



China Wanted to Show Off Its Vaccines. It’s Backfiring.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/business/china-covid-19-vaccine-backlash.html





Taiwan expelled thousands of Chinese dredgers from its waters

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210125-taiwan-expelled-thousands-of-chinese-dredgers-from-its-waters





North Korea's acting ambassador to Kuwait defects to South Korea in latest high-profile escape

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-koreas-acting-ambassador-kuwait-140323973.html



North Korean envoy defects in possible sign that Kim's power base is 'drifting'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/25/latest-north-korea-defection-may-show-kim-jong-uns-power-base-drifting






Myanmar to acquire Pantsir-S1 SHORAD systems, radar stations, and Orlan-10E UASs from Russia

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/myanmar-to-acquire-pantsir-s1-shorad-systems-radar-stations-and-orlan-10e-uass-from-russia





Taigei-class submarines will bolster Japan’s sea denial capabilities in the Pacific

https://navalnews.net/taigei-class-submarines-will-bolster-japans-sea-denial-capabilities-in-the-pacific/





Malaysian Air Torce unveils DJI combat drone prototype

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










AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-capitol-siege-ap-top-news-trials-impeachments-b9a44a269d6cfeee28e79b46572d28a6



Special operators describe an overlooked vulnerability highlighted in the Capitol Hill riot

https://www.yahoo.com/news/special-operators-describe-overlooked-vulnerability-145701445.html



Rare F4H-1F for sale

http://alert5.com/2021/01/25/rare-f4h-1f-for-sale/



DARPA asks industry for rugged mobile electron linear accelerator for bomb disposal and package inspection

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14196067/linear-accelerator-bomb-disposal-package-inspection



US Army seeks 'graceful migration' from SINCGARS

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-army-seeks-graceful-migration-from-sincgars



Infantry Squad Vehicle is a cramped ride but Army says it meets requirements

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/01/25/infantry-squad-vehicle-is-a-cramped-ride-but-army-says-it-meets-requirements/



Lockheed-Boeing team pitch Defiant X, its candidate for the Army’s long-range assault helo competition

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/01/25/lockheed-boeing-team-pitch-defiant-x-its-candidate-for-the-armys-long-range-assault-helo-competition/



The Marines Have a New Amphibious Combat Vehicle. It's Not Great.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a35292678/marines-new-amphibious-combat-vehicle-review/




This Jet Will Turn AI Into a Real-World Top Gun

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35140765/ai-fighter-jet-calspan/



Let’s Talk About NGAD Achieving The e-Series Status And What This Designation Means

https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/25/lets-talk-about-ngad-achieving-the-e-series-status-and-what-this-designation-means/



USN begins I-Stalker LREOSS fits to carriers

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/usn-begins-i-stalker-lreoss-fits-to-carriers



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