August 24, 2014

Venezuelan army displays air surveillance radar equipment JY11 made in China

August 23, 2014

China and Mongolia upgrade ties - first visit to Mongolia by a Chinese head of state in 11 years

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is escorted by Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (2nd left) at the welcoming ceremony in Ulan Bator during Xi's visit to Mongolia. - AFP

China and Mongolia have stepped up bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership as Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday embarked on a historic visit to Mongolia.

It was the first visit to Mongolia by a Chinese head of state in 11 years and only the second time that Xi has made a solo presidential trip to a foreign country since he took office in March 2013, a rare gesture that signals Mongolia's geopolitical importance to China. 

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U.S. Air Force tests Raytheon's upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

Raytheon press release.

Photo - USAF

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force successfully flight tested an upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). The HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM) is more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage.During this test mission, an F-16 aircraft fired an HCSM, AGM-88F, against an emitter located outside of a zone of exclusion, which contained a similar radiating emitter. The HCSM used its new global positioning system (GPS)/inertial measurement unit (IMU) capability and successfully impacted the correct target. Another HCSM test mission is needed to determine if HCSM is ready for deployment to the U.S. Air Force.

"Raytheon's HCSM offers the warfighter enhanced capabilities at an affordable price, providing best value for suppression of enemy air defense weapon options," said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon Air Warfare Systems.The Air Force awarded Raytheon the HCSM contract in 2012. The missile was recently cleared for full rate production.

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US airstrikes 18 August 2014

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Ukraine refutes breakaway rebel claims of using ballistic missiles in civilian areas

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) says it can prove that a August 20 report on Zvezda TV station run by Russia's Defense Ministry, which claimed to show a Tochka-U missile strike, was actually old footage of a failed Russian Proton-M satellite launch in Kazakhstan.

"The Ukrainian Army struck Makiyivka with a Tochka-U rocket," causing "destruction to the city," says the Zvezda  TV host as video of a flying object falling and exploding just beyond a high-rise plays in the background.

NSDC has produced a video rebuttal, which it says shows clearly that the Zvezda material is actually taken from the failed July 2013 launch in Kazakhstan of a $200 million Russian Proton-M rocket.

Video grab from Youtube

Russia and Kazakhstan joint military exercises "Interaction 2014" - Part 2

Russia and Kazakhstan hold joint military exercises in Kazakhstan's Karaganda region