Concern about nuclear conflict

Tension is continuing to build between India and Pakistan after the latter’s defence minister suggested Indian may revoke its “no first use” policy with regard to nuclear weapons. Some experts say the risk of conflict has never been greater since both tested weapons in 1998. [node:read-more:link]

Will Turkey ever get JSF?

The U.S. says it would consider Turkey rejoining the F-35 program if it gets rid of a recently-acquired Russian air defence system. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper broached the possibility during a press conference. [node:read-more:link]

Russian fighters for Turkey?

A Russian news agency reports that Turkey is considering acquiring Sukhoi Su-57 and Su-35 fighters. The U.S. began removing Turkey from its list of customers for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after the turkish government acquired Russian missile technology. [node:read-more:link]

Russian UCAV not so stealthy?

The Russian Su-70 Okhotnik-B (Hunter) unmanned combat aerial vehicle, developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, had its maiden three weeks ago. Details, released by the Tass news agency suggest it is not as stealth-oriented as western UCAVs. [node:read-more:link]

New Israeli combat vehicle outlook

Israel’s Ministry of Defense Defense Research and Development Directorate has given a glimpse into its Carmel technology demonstration program for future combat vehicle. Three industry groups were invited to provide technology demonstrators. [node:read-more:link]

Another Russian system for Turkey

The Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency quotes Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as expecting to take delivery of a second battery of the Russian S-400 missile system Aug. 27. Initial parts of the system, which the U.S. decries as incompatible with NATO hardware, were delivered in July. [node:read-more:link]

Israel tests missile in Alaska

The Israeli exoatmospheric ballistic missile interceptor, Arrow-3, successfully intercepted three medium-range missile targets over the North Pacific Ocean. The interceptors were launched from Alaska under a joint Israeli-U.S. program. [node:read-more:link]


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