Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Military & Defence

Saudi Land Forces to train with US Marines in Saudi Arabia

The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) commenced bi-lateral theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) training alongside U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 7, 2021.

Pakistan and US navies participate in joint drills in Arabian Sea

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) participated in the drills termed ‘Passage Exercise’. The US Navy ship received a warm and cordial welcome at Karachi port.

Bangladesh Air Force Purchases 24 German Trainers With ToT

The airframe is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic and is stressed to +6/-4g. The wings are made of carbon fiber composites with winglets. The cockpit provides room for students and teachers wearing military equipment and helmets. The HOTAS control system is similar to that found in other types of aircraft that students may fly later in their careers. Therefore, basic and advanced flight training for future transport aircraft, helicopter or jet pilots will be possible. The cockpit is equipped with movable seats, or optionally, the new Martin-Baker Mk.17 lightweight ejection seats. The instrument panel can be equipped with a 4-screen Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 EFIS. An autopilot and air conditioning system are available as well as an oxygen system and second thrust lever.

US offers ‘alternatives’ to lift S-400 sanctions on Turkey

Ankara says the US is offering nothing new as Joe Biden's administration makes first diplomatic trip to Turkey.

Afghan Fighter Pilot Scared of Taliban Escapes to US

The U.S.-trained aviator had last year been denied safe passage in a case that drew ire from inside U.S. military ranks. Maj. Asadi left Kabul on Tuesday after the U.S. last month granted him a temporary protection status for noncitizens in the country.

Qatar invests in the new Turkish ‘Akıncı Tiha’ drone

The Turkish Defence Industries Corporation is a major military manufacturing institution under the personal supervision of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Indonesia reveals USD125 billion military modernisation plan

The document proposes funding of USD79 billion for defence equipment during this 25-year period, USD32.5 billion for sustainment, and the remaining USD13.4 billion for interest payments on foreign loans.

Largest Iranian Navy ship sinks after mysterious fire

One of Iran’s largest navy ships has sunk after catching fire near the Strait of Hormuz under unclear circumstances. The Kharg, named after an island nearby that serves as a key oil terminal, caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday local time and more than 20 hours of rescue operations failed to save it, the army said.