Va da sé, caro, va da sé .....MatteF88 ha scritto:E la Cina gioisce ..richelieu ha scritto:refurbished P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, armed with torpedoes.
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Fonte ..... "Another Test, Another Failure" .....Another North Korean missile test appears to have failed Tuesday.
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported North Korea attempted to launch a Musudan - an intermediate-range ballistic missile - from its east coast, but it likely exploded shortly after it left its mobile launcher, Reuters reported.
Fonte ... "MDA Poised To Choose Preferred East Coast Missile Defense Site" .....The Missile Defense Agency has roughly 30 days to choose which of three possible East Coast ballistic missile defense sites under review would be most suitable for a third location in the continental United States.
The fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act required the agency to assess the environmental impact of possible locations to bury Ground-based Midcourse Defense system interceptors to protect the US from possible ballistic missile attacks launched from Iran or North Korea.
The GMD system presently consists of two sites in Alaska and California where ground-based interceptors are in place.
Fonte ..... "India Set to Sell Super Sonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile to Vietnam" .....Indian defense officials are set to export one of the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missiles to Vietnam, according to several press reports.
Based on the Russian P-800 Onyx, the BrahMos is a supersonic anti-ship missile, developed in tandem between New Delhi and Moscow for the past decade, and is arguably one of the most deadly anti-ship missiles in any nation’s inventory — almost entirely for its speed.
India has been keen to export the Mach 3 missile for years, but met resistance from Russia over intellectual property issues that have since been resolved .....
Fonte ..... " Admiral Warns: Russian Subs Waging Cold War-Style ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ " .....Russia has stepped up its submarine operations and is regularly probing U.S. anti-submarine networks in a new “Battle of the Atlantic,” the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet said.
In an article for the U.S. Naval Institute’s June issue of Proceedings, Vice Adm. James Foggo III outlined a new era in U.S. and Russian submarine warfare he dubs “The Fourth Battle of the Atlantic.”
In his piece, Foggo compares the current uptick in Russian submarine posture to the great submarine battles between the Allies and the Germans in World War I and World War II and the Soviets and the U.S. during the Cold War.
Fonte ..... "PACOM: China Conducts Another Unsafe Intercept" .....Chinese fighter jets on Tuesday again conducted an unsafe intercept of a US reconnaissance plane, US Pacific Command said.
An Air Force RC-135 was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighter jets in international airspace over the East China Sea, PACOM said in a statement.
D' accordo sul fatto che si tratti di un' operazione NATO e che, purtroppo, non ci si possa esimere .....classezara ha scritto:Un interessante editoriale in merito al nostro dispiegamento in Turchia
http://www.analisidifesa.it/2016/06/mis ... d-e-putin/
Fonte ..... "A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto" .....Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a truly fascinating–as well as undeniably scary–time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos in 1945 and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May 1998.
This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
For those who don’t remember the Cold War, this helps to get across its seriousness.
Fonte ..... "Two US Nuke Programs Set to Advance" .....Two US Air Force nuclear-modernization programs are expected to move forward soon, with the service projecting to release a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program this summer and the clearing of a programmatic hurdle for a new nuclear-armed cruise missile expected within weeks, a key official said.
The White House’s nominee for the next Air Force chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, voiced his support for both programs Thursday.
Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing, he told lawmakers the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is set for a Milestone A decision in August.
"We expect to put out a request for proposals to industry within the next two weeks,” he said.
Also during that time, the service will make a Milestone A decision on the Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) weapon, a cruise missile that can be conventionally or nuclear armed.
GBSD is planned to replace the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
In order to save money, the Air Force intends to reuse existing silos, but outfit them with new weapons.
LRSO would replace the Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), which are slated to phase out of in inventory beginning in 2030.
About 1,000 to 1,100 new LRSO missiles are planned to be purchased during the program’s lifetime.
Aspetta e spera .....Vultur ha scritto:Questi reattori nucleari, per così dire "in prova" sui rompighiaccio, sarebbero destinati anche alle nuove grandi portaerei "multiruolo" a propulsione nucleare classe "Шторм" (Storm), o progetto 23.000, attualmente allo studio.
Queste portaerei dovrebbero portare una novantina tra aerei AWACS, T-50 in versione navale, Mig-29K e Su-33.
Fonte ..... "Makeyev Design Bureau works on a new ballistic missile" .....Russian press quotes Vladimir Degtyar, the director of the Makeyev Design Bureau, as saying that his bureau is working on a new ballistic missile.
Apparently the contract announcement has been posted at zakupki.gov.ru, but I cannot find it at the moment. In any event, Degtyar's words suggest that its a new missile, different from Sarmat .....
Fonte ..... "Iran Confident in Ability to Restore Nuke Program" .....Iran is pushing for full uranium enrichment after 10 years as limits put in place in the landmark nuclear deal ease, the country said in a document submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency
Fonte ..... "PLAN’s Wu to CNO Richardson: Beijing Won’t Stop South China Sea Island Building" .....The head of the People’s Liberation Army Navy told his U.S. counterpart that China has no intention of stopping its island building campaign in the South China Sea Spratly Islands, according to Chinese state-controlled media.
In the meeting between Adm. Wu Shengli and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, state-controlled media reported Wu told Richardson China would complete its push to outfit several artificial islands off the coast of the Philippines despite an international arbitration tribunal ruling last week that invalidated China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea.
“We will never stop our construction on the Nansha Islands [Spratly] halfway… the Nansha Islands are China’s inherent territory, and our necessary construction on the islands is reasonable, justified and lawful,” PLAN’s Wu Shengli told Richardson, as quoted by the Xinhua News Agency on Monday.
“Any attempt to force China to give in through flexing military muscles will only have the opposite effect.”
Fonte ..... Failed coup in Turkey threatens military ties with key U.S. ally .....The Turkish defense minister will not fly to Washington on Wednesday to attend a key meeting of the global coalition fighting the Islamic State, the latest sign that the Pentagon’s military relationship with the key Middle Eastern ally may be suffering in the wake of the failed coup attempt there last week.
Pentagon officials say that Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık will not attend the meeting hosted by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Carter will convene dozens of top military officials from allied nations at the Air Force base to discuss the 2-year-old mission to oust the Islamic State form Iraq and Syria.
Fonte ..... China to conduct 'regular combat air patrols' over South China Sea .....China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has conducted a "combat air patrol" over the South China Sea (SCS), which will become a "regular practice" in the future, a PLAAF spokesperson was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying on 18 July.
The PLAAF recently sent H-6K strategic bombers and other aircraft, including fighters, scouts, and tankers to patrol the islands and reefs in the disputed waters, including Scarborough Shoal, spokesperson Shen Jinke was quoted as saying.
Fonte ..... "Power Back at Incirlik, Life Returns to Normal" .....Power returned to Incirlik AB, Turkey, on July 22 - about six days after the failed coup attempt led to it being cut off and US Air Force jets being grounded.
The base was able to use backup generators to launch and recover aircraft as part of the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and photographs posted by Incirlik public affairs showed life as normal on the base while the power was still out.
Fonte ..... "Incirlik Ran Low on Reserves During Power Outage" .....US airmen needed to prioritize which areas of the base received power during the outage earlier this month at Incirlik AB, Turkey, forcing airmen to sleep on cots in their work places.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Tuesday that she spoke Monday with the Incirlik commander, who said base operations were returning to normal and the relationship with Turkish troops on base was no problem during the July 15 attempted coup.
Fonte ..... "A New Playbook" .....The Cold War playbook does not work for the threat Russia now poses, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin said Thursday.
Russia’s use of hybrid tactics, including propaganda and cyber attacks, in Ukraine has forced the US military to adapt how it evaluates and responds to Russian actions, she said.
“That means our contingency planning that the military always does for emergencies, they’re based on models that are not the thousands of tanks rolling through the Fulda Gap,” Slotkin said during a panel discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo.
Fonte ..... "USAF reaches milestone A on nuclear cruise missile" .....The US Air Force has released a classified request for proposals to industry for the replacement of the nuclear air launched cruise missile, known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon.
The Pentagon approved Milestone A, or entry into the TMRR phase, on 28 July, USAF spokeswoman Leah Bryant said in a 29 July email to FlightGlobal.
With its 29 July RFP release, the service and the Pentagon have reached the milestone A decision just before their projected August date.
The USAF had expected to reach that milestone by the end of June, but the Pentagon’s top acquisition chief Frank Kendall delayed the decision after he asked the service to re-examine the cost of the missile body.
Fonte ..... "Air Force Kicks Off Competitions for Two Critical Nuclear Programs" .....The Air Force moved ahead with two critical nuclear modernization programs on Friday, releasing requests for proposals for its intercontinental ballistic missile replacement and a nuclear cruise missile.
The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which replaces the 1960s-era Minutemen III ICBM, and the Long Range Standoff (LRSO) weapon, which will supersede the AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile, are seen by the service as pivotal for maintaining the nuclear triad and an effective strategic deterrent.
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For the GBSD program, the Air Force plans to award up to two 36-month technology maturation and risk reduction contracts by the end of fiscal year 2017.
After downselecting to a single bidder, it would then deploy the ballistic missile system in the late 2020s.
Fonte ..... "US Nuclear Bomb Is Cleared For Production Engineering" .....The National Nuclear Security Administration has authorized the B61-12 warhead life-extension program to enter the production-engineering phase.
The decision marks the final development phase prior to actual production.
The NNSA says the first production unit of the weapon is planned for fiscal year 2020.
“Reaching this next phase of the B61-12 LEP is a major achievement for NNSA and the exceptionally talented scientists and engineers whose work underpins this vital national security mission,” NNSA head retired Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz said in a statement.
“Currently, the B61 contains the oldest components in the US arsenal.
This LEP will add at least an additional 20 years to the life of the system.”
Fonte ..... "US Air Force Secretary Skeptical of No-First-Use Nuclear Policy" .....Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James would be "concerned" if the US implemented a formal no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons, at a time when the White House reportedly is considering such a move.
Speaking Aug. 3 to Defense News and sister publication Air Force Times, James also said the service is briefing members of Congress that have expressed doubts about the Pentagon’s nuclear modernization strategy in order to make the case for funding the new Long Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear cruise missile.
Over the past month, reports have emerged that President Barack Obama is considering enacting a no-first-use policy — in which the US would pledge not to preemptively launch a nuclear strike against another nation — before leaving office.
Fonte ..... "The Watchers" .....Osan AB, South Korea .....
Officials here watched North Korea’s ballistic missile test on Wednesday from the floor of the 607th Air and Space Operations Center and are working in “close collaboration” with the Republic of Korea, Pacific Air Forces, and US Pacific Command “to understand the disposition of what happened,” Col. Paul Kirmis, vice commander of the 607th AOC, told Air Force Magazine.
Fonte ..... "China Flies Patrols Over South China Sea" .....China said on Saturday that it flew a fleet of bombers, fighters, and other aircraft over contested areas in the South China Sea in a show of force over a region that has flared tensions internationally.
The aircraft, including H-6K bombers and Su-30 fighters, patrolled the airspace over the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal .....
Quella dell' India che vorrebbe acquistare alcuni bombardieri strategici ex-sovietici è una notizia che appare, scompare e riappare ormai da decenni .....Vultur ha scritto:E l'India, già utilizzatrice dei Mig-25, ri-considererebbe il Backfire per contrastare la marina cinese.
Armato con diversi missili, il vecchio bombardiere (quelli indiani potrebbero ricevere la sonda di rifornimento in volo, che fu tolta da quelli russi) potrebbe avere una specie di "seconda giovinezza", ritornando ad essere un vero lanciamissili supersonico dotato di raggio d'azione strategico.
http://in.rbth.com/economics/defence/20 ... sia_611501
Fonte ..... "Another Continuous Bomber Presence" .....The Air Force will begin a continuing rotation of B-1 and B-52 aircraft to the Central Command area of operations, switching between the two aircraft as the current B-52 deployment wraps up.
Fonte ..... "Taking Aegis Ashore in Poland" .....The Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin a $36.4 million contract to install, integrate, and test Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense equipment in Poland, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
The contract includes building and equipping a deckhouse structure similar to that on the Navy’s Aegis-equipped BMD cruisers and destroyers and a support building.