Author: Marvin Wade

How did American fighter fighters get shot down

The fighter pilot opened fire and continued his journey without knowing that the warhead launched by the aircraft was rushing towards him.  The Dutch Ministry of Defense recently confirmed that a country’s F-16 fighter was hit by bullets fired by himself during an exercise earlier this year.

The fighter fired a 20 mm caliber M61 cannon when the drill attacked the ground target, then accidentally flew into the right shot. The lucky F-16 was only damaged when the bullet tore the aircraft’s shell, the bullet was sucked into the engine. This was not the first time that a fighter plane had trouble shooting itself. 63 years ago, pilot Thomas Attridge piloted a plane for Grunmman, controlling the F-11 Tiger also had a similar problem.

To test weapons, Attridge sent the aircraft to the sea, and fired four 20 mm caliber Colt Mk 12 guns at an altitude of 3,900 meters. The plane then descended to 2,100 meters and fired a second time, before reaching supersonic speed. At that time, Attridge noticed that the cockpit cover suddenly popped in, the plane shook and the engine appeared many strange sounds.

Attridge then slowed the F-11 and tried to get to the airport. The screen of the aircraft then shows the dangerous state, the engine only has 78% thrust and the right air inlet has a big hole. When 365 meters from the ground, the aircraft engine suddenly stopped working. Attridge lets the plane land by belly down a forest near the airport. The plane broke out, but the pilot was only slightly injured and took six months off.

The investigation later concluded that the F-11F was hit by three 20 mm bullets fired by the aircraft itself. The first bullet pierced the cockpit glass, the second one broke through the nose of the plane, and the last one damaged the right inlet and engine part.

American warships passing through the Taiwan Strait made China angry

The United States sent two warships across the Taiwan Strait on February 25, while US troops increased more activity on the strategic route despite Chinese protests. The fact that the US warship crossed the strait threatens to increase tensions with China, but it is likely to be considered by Taiwan’s self-governing island as a signal emanating from the Trump administration as more and more friction between Taipei and Beijing.

This action took place at the same time that US President Donald Trump said that the United States and China were very close to reaching an agreement to end the trade war. That had lasted for several months making economic growth whole demand slowed and disrupted markets worldwide.

The US naval ship’s passing through the Taiwan Strait also took place just days before the summit meeting between Mr. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “The fact that ships pass through the Taiwan Strait shows America’s commitment to the free and open Indian-Pacific region,” the US Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

The statement said two US vessels were identified as Stethem destroyers and Cesar Chavez transports. The 180km Taiwan Strait separates Taiwan from China.  Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense said the US ship had left the strait to a northbound route. Taiwan’s armed forces said they always monitored the movements of these ships and found nothing unusual so there was no reason to be alarmed.

Washington has no official relationship with Taiwan but is legally bound to help protect the island nation and is the country’s main source of weapons. The Pentagon said Washington has sold Taiwan more than 15 billion dollars in weapons since 2010. China is intensifying pressure to assert its sovereignty over the island, which they consider to be a stubborn province of China and sacred territory of China.

The European Parliament called on EU members to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

The British and Spanish governments are under pressure after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on member countries to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.  The European Parliament’s non-binding recommendation was made amid Saudi Arabia’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi journalist and a series of war crimes in Yemen, leaving half of the population risk of starvation.

Germany has been at the forefront of stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on her allies to act like Germany to condemn what she described as a “monstrous” murder. in Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the European Parliament adopted an uncompromising resolution calling on 28 member states of the “to impose an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia”.

However, the resolution faced opposition from Britain and Spain, the two countries are currently exporting many weapons to Saudi Arabia. British Prime Minister Theresa May defended the decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia, saying the British government had strict regulations on arms exports.

What is clear is that, despite the crimes committed by Saudi Arabia, the UK Department of International Trade said the country last year exported to Riyadh more than a billion pounds worth of weapons. And yet, since the war in Yemen took place in 2015 to date, Britain has sold to Saudi Arabia a number of weapons worth up to £ 4.6 billion.

“Brexit is not an excuse for him to give up his moral responsibility. Theresa May must prove that she is willing to stand up to oppose the killing of Khashoggi and to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia immediately” , European MP Philippe Lamberts announced.

As soon as the European Parliament made its resolution, Saudi Arabia said the Jamal Khashoggi murder had been planned in advance, contrary to its earlier claims that the murder was only one ear. victims.

In addition to Germany, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened to cancel a multi-million dollar defense contract with Saudi Arabia to punish the country for the killing of Khashoggi. Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Finland also have weapons-free policies for Saudi Arabia.

Weapons frightening for medieval knights

The riding knight was once considered an army that dominated the Middle Ages, but that  was eventually wiped out when new weapons were born. In the Middle Ages, the knights riding majestic steeds were considered the most elite forces in the army of the kingdoms. These knights were mostly from the aristocracy, were trained very carefully and equipped with the best weapons, creating superior strength compared to infantry soldiers.

However, the emergence of many new weapons helped the infantry improve its combat capability and regain its dominance on the battlefield, gradually ending the reign of knights, who remained faithful only with the style of riding a sword and sword, according to the War History.

Historical documents show that crossbows began to appear in Europe from the 1st century, although it has been used in China since 600 BC. However, for many centuries, crossbows were mainly used by Europeans for hunting purposes, not considered a weapon on the battlefield.

European knights are always despised, because they consider them to be super gallant weapons, not suitable for aristocratic fighting style. A normal person who had been trained in the past was able to use crossbow to lower a knight wearing armor at a distance from quite far away.

The bow shot is an ancient English palace. The body of the bow is made of pine wood, ash wood, rosewood, mulberry …, the bowstring is made of hemp, flax, or silk and fits well on both ends of the bow, originally used by hunters widely used.

When brought into the battlefield, the bow shot will be became a British weapon of good use against horse-riding knights. Its powerful firing force combined with an iron sharp arrowhead can penetrate the knight’s armor from a distance, causing them to collapse before reaching the enemy.

New generation Chinese weapons will be deployed next year

The Chinese military is about to launch a series of new generation weapons to realize its military modernization goal.

China has recently invested heavily in military potential and has achieved many great advances in defense technology. Many key weapons believed to be able to significantly improve the country’s military capacity will be completed and staffed in 2019, according to SCMP. China’s first domestic carrier Type 001A underwent three sea trials in 2018 and is expected to go into operation in 2019.

Based on the design of Liaoning aircraft carrier, China has built Type 001A since 2013, with some improvements such as upgrading radar systems, integrating command centers and especially expanding hangars, allowing ships to carry 32 J-15 fighters instead of 26 aircraft.

However, Type 001A still uses the traditional take-off type, which is considered a backward design and limits the load of flagship. This made Type 001A more likely to still be used only in China’s near sea combat missions. After the payroll, this domestic carrier will be named after a Chinese province.

In 2019, the Chinese Navy will also receive the first Type 055 destroyer series after completing sea trials starting in August. The destroyer equipped with this guided missile has a stretch. water to 12,000 tons, much larger than conventional destroyers and will play the main escort role in Beijing’s future aircraft carrier group.

Type 055 is designed based on the Type 052D missile destroyer and is expected by the Chinese navy to become a rival to the American invisible Zumwalt class destroyer.

In terms of weapons, Type-055 is believed to have 128 vertical launchers (VLS) to fire anti-aircraft missiles and other types of ammunition, six more than the Ticonderoga-class cruiser, the surface-mounted class of ships. most of the US Navy’s weapons.

The Chinese military in late November may have for the first time successfully tested the long-range ballistic missile JL-3 from an improved Type-032 (Qing class) submarine on the Bohai Sea.

China secretly developed submarine “extermination” weapons

Chinese scientists have recently developed satellites capable of detecting submarine activity targets at a depth of 500 meters above sea level.

The SCMP news reported recently that Chinese scientists have developed a type of satellite that uses laser technology used in anti-submarine warfare, believed to be able to detect targets under the sea. 500m, the maximum depth that most military submarines in the world can reach.

This is the latest research project under Beijing’s deep sea surveillance capacity building program. In addition to detecting submarines, the satellite will also be used to collect ocean data in all waters of the world. The project called Guanlan was launched in May at the National Marine Science and Technology Laboratory in Qingdao and Shandong island.

Song Xiaoquan, a research project participant, said if the team of scientists could develop satellites as planned, it would make the upper layer of the ocean “more or less transparent”. ‘That will change almost everything,” Song said.

According to scientists, light in a water environment is blurred 1,000 times faster than in the air and the sun cannot penetrate the depth of more than 200m below the surface of the sea, while an artificial laser beam has a capacity High may be a billion times brighter than the Sun.

This is an ambitious project. Because for more than half a century, naval researchers around the world have tried to develop a laser beam to hunt submarines using technology known as Lidar. Theoretically, Lidar technology works as follows, when the laser beam hits an object like a submarine, some pulses of light are bounced back. Then, they are collected and analyzed by sensors to determine the position, speed and 3D shape of the target.

However, in fact, Lidar technology can be affected by the limitation of equipment capacity or objective conditions such as clouds, fog, dark water or even marine creatures like whales. Besides, the laser beam can also be deflected and dispersed when it moves from one water body to another.

Ukraine sues Russia for bringing nuclear weapons to Crimea

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense Intelligence spokesman Vadym Skybitskiy said Russia had moved to Crimea with the most modern weapons, including vehicles that could carry nuclear weapons. “The nuclear weapons launch facility is currently in Crimea territory – on land and in naval bases in Sevastopol. It is possible to be present in warships and submarines,” Vadym Skibitskiy said.

Speaking on ATR channel recently, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin believed that Russia could deploy nuclear weapons on the Crimea. Klimkin believes that Russia has turned Crimea into a giant military base.

In addition Ukraine has publicly declared the possibility of establishing a naval base on the Azov Sea, the sea that lies between the Ukrainian mainland and the Russian border is now “locked” by the Crimea bridge over the Krech Strait . The possibility of Russia deploying nuclear weapons to the Crimea is not hidden by Moscow.

“The warheads can be quickly transferred into Crimea in case Russia makes such a decision. Nuclear warheads can be transferred to Crimea by plane, and ready to be used to fight”.Iskander-M missiles can carry nuclear warheads are always considered Russian strategic deterrent weapons for opponents.

The head of the Russian arms control department Mikhail Ulyanovsk once stated: “Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in its territory, in any part of Russia if Russia sees that as necessary. In principle we have that right, obviously. ”

Ukraine’s Channel 5 television on August 16 led Ukrainian intelligence sources to say that Crimea currently has about 30 tanks, 3 submarines of 15 missile and the most modern S-400 missile complex.

According to Skybitskiy, another risk for Ukraine is the increase in the number of submarines, ships, and missile ships, with the latest generation Calibr missile launch. In addition, Russia also strengthened its air force that could be deployed across Ukraine from Crimea.

The US military wants the Kurds to keep their weapons

US military commanders plan to withdraw troops from Syria. They are proposing to fight Kurdish militants to fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist organization (IS) to hold weapons supplied by the US. This is a move that may be offensive to Turkey.

This above information is provided by four unnamed US military officials. They said the recommendations above were part of a discussion about the draft plan of the US military. It is unclear what the Pentagon will propose to the White House at the last minute.

Discussions are still in the early stages of the Pentagon and no decisions have been made yet. This plan will be presented to the White House in the coming days and President Donald Trump will be the one to make the final decision on whether to let Kurds keep weapons in Syria.

The Pentagon declined to comment on the future of US weapons, saying the current time is “not appropriate” to talk about it. The White House also declined to comment.

“The planning process is still ongoing, focusing on implementing a process of controlled withdrawal and securing our military forces,” Sean Robertson said, Pentagon spokesman. .

The US officials said Mr. Trump’s announcement and the withdrawal of US troops from Syria had angered many military commanders. Because they thought it was a betrayal of Kurdish YPG forces and militants. Sio that helps Washington in the fight against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Northeast Syria.

According to him, weapons could include anti-tank missiles, armored vehicles and mortars. The Pentagon kept a record of the weapons it supplied to YPG, but US officials said it was almost impossible to determine the location of all the equipment. One of the US officials told Reuters that YPG would be armed until the fight against IS was completed


Russia began testing the latest nuclear deterrent machine

The Strategic nuclear submarine Knyaz Vladimir, the latest in the Borei class, has been begun the sea trials in Russia. In addition, Moscow army has ordered two new ships.

Sputnik said that the Borei-class Knyaz Vladimir strategic nuclear submarine has begun shipping to the sea for testing since November 28. The testing process will last for several months to evaluate all systems, from engines, electronic systems, weapons and related components.

Knyaz Vladimir is the fourth Borei class vessel and is the first Borei II upgrade with many new features. This version is equipped with a new injection pump system better than before, which improves speed and runs smoothly.

In addition, this ship is updated with a number of new marine electronics technologies that enhance combat performance. It is equipped with a new audio mat that increases invisibility, making it more difficult to detect when operating under water.

Knyaz Vladimir has a length of 170 m, 13.5 m in diameter and 24,000 tons in diving. Borei is the second largest strategic nuclear submarine in the world, after Russia’s Typhoon. It is equipped with an OK-650B nuclear reactor, limited to crew coverage.

It is capable of carrying 16 Bulawaya RSM-56 submarine launchers (SLBMs). The missile has a range of about 10,000 km, carrying 6-10 nuclear warheads with a capacity of 150 kt per warhead. Bulava is considered to be the core of Russia’s nuclear deterrent over the coming decades.

The Knyaz Vladimir nuclear submarine started to be built in 2012, launching in November 2017. The vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy in 2019. Meanwhile, Tass news agency said that the Russian Defense Ministry had ordered two more strategic Borei nuclear submarines, bringing the total number of ships up the number as 10 pieces.

The most feared warships of the Russian navy

Russia has many the one of best warships in the world. Some of them are capable of destroying the US carrier fleet.  Amount of Russian warships are not as large as the United States. But they are armed with more powerful weapons.

The Russian Navy now a day is inherited a lot off the former Soviet Union’s accomplishments. It is be including the most powerful ones. But there had been largely abandoned since 1990 because of lack of maintenance and lack of resources.

The National Interest news reviewed that Russia is constantly modernizing the navy towards cost-effective. They are intensifying new technology research to confront hot areas such as the Baltic Sea and. And most recently, this is the Azov Sea. As a result, Russia inherited the best of class ships. They can create potential threats to the enemy.

Peter Great is a warship. It is launched in 1998, Kirov’s Peter Great is the largest warship in the world today, excluding its carrier. It now serves as well as the flagship of the North Sea Fleet. The ships are of exceptional size. So they are called heavy-duty ships. They have enough power to destroy the entire fleet of US carriers.

To meet this goal, Peter the Great was equipped with a series of weapons of mass destruction. It includes the P-700 Granite anti-ship missile that could be equipped with nuclear warheads, S-300 air defense missiles and anti-submarine.

The Moscow rocket cruiser Slava was first deployed in 1982. The ship was designed according to the philosophy of destroying the US carrier fleet as Peter the Great. But this production focuses on efficiency and cost savings. It is little weaker than Peter Great.

It was armed only with 16 P-500 Bazalt anti-ship missiles and S-300 air defense missiles. Moscow is now the flagship of Russia’s Mediterranean Fleet. It has appeared in Latakia, Syria in 2015. it played a deterrent role in Turkish military operations in Syria.