Category: Military

Poland requests to buy 70 Lockheed Martin AGM-158B missiles


Poland has requested to buy 70 Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) with related support, equipment, and training, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 28 November. The JASSM-ER is fitted with a more efficient…

DEATH DRONES: China building cruise missiles powered by killer artificial intelligence


Terrifying new ‘fire and forget’ weapons will use robotic technology to steer themselves toward a target China is developing a new range of killer cruise missiles fitted with technology which will effectively turn them into killer robots. Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles…

Russia Takes Countermeasures In Response To Washington’s Plans To Increase Funding For Military Forces In Europe


Memri: On February 5, 2016, the Russian media outlet RBC Daily reported on military countermeasures that Russia is taking in response to America’s increased funding for military forces in Europe and to the increased military exercises in NATO countries.[1] According…

China: The PLA’s New Organizational Structure: What is Known, Unknown and Speculation (Part 1)

Share Note: This article is part of a two-part series examining changes to China’s Military organizational structure and personnel. Part 1 examines what is known and unknown. Part 2 contains speculation as to changes that may occur in the future. …

African nations gear up to counter Islamic terror groups


Key Points New Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is close to making good on his promise to attack Boko Haram, after months of intensive preparations. Unprecedented co-operation with, and assistance from, regional neighbours is likely to give Nigeria the chance to…

Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region


In a typical gesture of defiance, which has signified allegiance to Iran’s revolutionary credentials since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, General Abdullah Araqi, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), stated the following at…

Putin Mobilizes Forces Preparing to Fight With NATO and US


This week (March 16–21), the Russian military began massive, “sudden” military exercises (“vnezapnaya proverka”). The authorities initially announced that the “sudden exercises” are intended to check out the battle readiness of Russia’s Northern Fleet and the possibility of reinforcing it…

Nato colonel sheds light on Russia ‘psy-ops’


EUObserver:Aivar Jaeski knows the Russian military from the inside. A conscript to the Soviet army in his early life, the Estonian-born Nato colonel recalls being stunned how “little training and specialisation” it had to offer its recruits.

Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines


Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO’s expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia…