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|India Tests 5000Km-Range Agni-5 Nuclear Capable Missile|
|Da defenseworld.net del 26 ottobre 2021|
India tested the DRDO-developed Agni-5 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday.
launch of the Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried
out on October 27, 2021 at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam
Island, Odisha,” the Indian Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Message to China?
Agni-5 was designed primarily for enhancing India's nuclear deterrence against China. The longest range missile India had before its development was Agni-III, with a range of 3000–3500 km. This range was not sufficient to reach targets on the extreme eastern and northeastern region of China. Most of the important economic centers of China lay on its eastern seaboard.
The Agni-5 missile will allow India to strike targets across Asia and into Europe. The missile's range will allow the Indian military to target all of China from Agni-V bases, in central and southern India, further away from China.
test comes on the day when India expressed concern regarding China’s
passing of a new “Land Boundary Law” for the protection and exploitation
of the country’s land border areas which will come into effect from
January 1, 2022. The law states among other things that China abides by
treaties concluded with or jointly acceded to by foreign countries on
land boundary affairs. It also has provisions to carry out
reorganisation of districts in the border areas.
“China’s unilateral decision to bring about a legislation, which can have implication on our existing bilateral arrangements on border management as well as on the boundary question, is of concern to us. Such unilateral move will have no bearing on the arrangements that both sides have already reached earlier, whether it is on the boundary question or for maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LAC in India- China border areas,” the Union Ministry of External Affairs said in an official statement today.
“The passage of this new law does not in our view confer any legitimacy to the socalled China Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963 which the government of India has consistently maintained is an illegal and invalid agreement,” the MEA said. India said it expects China “will avoid undertaking action under the pretext of this law which could unilaterally alter the situation in the India-China border areas”. While China’s new law does not directly indicate any aggressive measures, it does stipulate that the State can take unilateral measures to “strengthen border defence” and “support economic and social development” in border areas.
|Bunker var for svær at fjerne – nu er den bygget sammen med boligen|
|Da tvmidtvest.dk del 23 ottobre 2021|
Hvad gør man, hvis man har en bunker på sin grund og ikke sådan lige kan fjerne den? Så bygger man den da sammen med boligen, lige som et par et Hanstholm har gjort. Se med og find også ud af, hvordan et andet par har forvandlet en gammel togstation til bolig.
Et ægtepar i Hanstholm har bygget deres hus sammen med en bunker. Fra underetagen er der direkte adgang til et stykke Danmarkshistorie - og med tiden en vinkælder.
Di Alexandra Lund Lysgaard
Vestkysten ligger bunkerne spredt som et synligt minde om 2. verdenskrig.
De er ikke sådan lige til at fjerne - det ved Birgitte og Bo Stenumgaard
alt om. De har nemlig en bunker på deres grund i Hanstholm.
Det gør det
lidt mere spændende, at der ligger en bunkermidt i indkørslen, som man
nærmest er ved at køre ind i, nårman ankommer.
Hvad gør man
så? Parret valgte at bygge den sammen med huset.
Boligen med udsigt over
Nationalpark Thy er bygget i en vifteform, som bunkeren også indgår i. I
videoen itoppen fortæller parret mere om tankerne bag husets form.
Humlebien fra 40’erne
gik i gang med byggeriet, fik de en inspektør fra Bunkermuseet
iHanstholm ud og kigge på bunkeren.
Han fik altså
også opført Birgittes og Bos bunker med navnet Brummer, som
Parrets planer med bunkeren er at lave den til vinkælder.
Fra husets underetage er der direkte adgang til bunkeren. Indgangen til bunkerne var lavet, så der i sin tid kunne køres en kanon ind i den.
Turister strømmer til
som i øvrigt også har en helt unik udsigt ud over Nationalpark Thy, stod
færdigt i 2009.
husets underetage er der direkte adgang til bunkeren. Indgangen til
bunkerne var lavet, så der i sin tid kunne køres en kanon ind i den.
- Der kommer rigtig mange turister og spørger, om de må tage billeder og høre mereom huset. Det er fint nok. Vi har også en gang haft en kunstner ude og lave et projektinde i bunkeren, fortæller parret.
underetagen er der direkte adgang til bunkeren, hvor der hele året er
ret køligt.Det er oplagt at bruge den til vinkælder – og det er da også
det, parret altid har haft itankerne, men tankerne er endnu ikke blevet
Foto: Alexandra Lund Lysgaard, TV MIDTVEST
|U.S. Conducts Precision Sounding Rocket Launch to Advance Hypersonic Weapons Development|
|Da defenseworld.net del 22 ottobre 2021|
States conducted the launch of a precision sounding rocket on October 20
to accelerate the development of advanced hypersonic weapons.
This flight campaign was executed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility. This test will be used to inform the development of the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) and the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) offensive hypersonic strike capability.
This test demonstrated advanced hypersonic technologies, capabilities, and prototype systems in a realistic operating environment. Three precision sounding rocket launches were conducted containing hypersonic experiments from partners, including CPS, AHPO, the Joint Hypersonic Transition Office, SNL, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory, MITRE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and several defense contractors, the Navy said.
system development, precision sounding rocket launches fill a critical
gap between ground testing and full system flight testing. These
launches allow for frequent and regular flight testing opportunities to
support rapid maturation of offensive and defensive hypersonic
occurred the same day that U.S. Presi-dent Joe Biden said he was
concerned about Chinese hypersonic weapons. While western media claimed
that China tested a hypersonic glide weapon, Beijing issued an official
statement that the test was that of a reusable satellite-launching
rocket. Only Russia has so far claimed success in testing surface, air
and submarine launched hypersonic weapons. On Thursday, CBS News (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/booster-rocketfailure-
hypersonic-weapon-test-alaska/) reported that a booster rocket carrying
a hypersonic glide body failed to launch during a test by the Defense
Department's hypersonic weapons program.
|U.S. Army Receives First of “Dark Eagle” Hypersonic Missile Launchers|
|Da defenseworld.net del 8 ottobre 2021|
Martin delivered critical ground equipment for its Long Range Hypersonic
Weapon (LRHW), also known as Dark Eagle hypersonic missiles, to the U.S.
The overall system is being developed in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and its Hypersonic Project Office. Led by Lockheed Martin, other industry teammates include Dynetics, General Atomics, General Dynamics, i3, Moog, Northrop Grumman, Penta Research, Raytheon and Verity Integrated Systems.
The Lockheed Martin LRHW contract was originally awarded in 2019. Future flight tests are slated for fiscal year 2022-2023, and the program remains on track.
Pictures posted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord's public affairs office (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6874466/prototype-hypersonic-hardware-deliveredunit- jblm) yesterday show only the launchers, which had not previously been seen, being delivered. These are mounted on modified M870 trailers and will be towed by Oshkosh M983A4 tractor trucks, which are variants of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT).
Artist's concept of LRHW fired from its trailer-mounted launcher @Lockheed Martin
The Army has
revealed other details about the LRHW battery previously. “It’s going to
be a battery of four launchers, two missiles per for basic load of eight,”
Bob Strider, Deputy Director of the Army Hypersonic Project Office, said
The name Dark Eagle was given to the missiles by the Army in August.
Back in March, the Pentagon announced the delivery of the first two inert missile canisters. With ground equipment for the LRHW prototype battery also being handed over to the Army, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord may now constitute a complete system, with the exception of the missiles.
LRHW components @U.S. Arrmy
Development of the LRHW has involved the Army and the Navy, with the maritime branch using the same hardware in its Intermediate-Range Conventional Prompt Strike (IRCPS) weapon. While the launcher platforms for both are different, the missiles themselves are the same, including a Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) and rocket booster.
The C-HGB is expected to reach a maximum speed of Mach 17, and will be able to hit targets of at least 2,700 km. It will reportedly be able to make more unpredictable maneuvers, compared to traditional ballistic missiles, complicating the enemy’s ability to defend against it.
|PATRIOT Missile Batteries to Arrive in Poland by 2022|
|Da defenseworld.net del 8 ottobre 2021|
Ministry of Defense (MoD) has commenced preparing infrastructure to
receive PATRIOT missile battery from the U.S., which is expected to
arrive at the end of 2022.
that the deliveries will be made at the scheduled time - the Patriots
will be delivered to our country by the end of next year. We are
preparing the infrastructure, and soldiers will be trained to use these
Patriot Launching System at MSPO 2020 exhibition in Poland @U.S. Army
“I am very
impressed, both with what our soldiers learn and with our soldiers'
approach to their duties. The laboratories are very well equipped and
Polish soldiers use the knowledge of experienced lecturers – U.S. Army
soldiers who were on missions, who also operated Patriots in combat
conditions. These are unique experiences that will already be passed on
to Polish soldiers, which makes the Polish Army ready to defend the
Republic of Poland,” the minister said.
|Russian Submarine Launches Hypersonic Cruise Missile 'Tsirkon’ from 40 Meters Underwater|
|Da defenseworld.net del 5 ottobre 2021|
Tsirkon missile's surface launch from nuclear-powered submarine @Russia MoD
successful surface launch of the Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise
missile from a Russian nuclear-powered submarine on Sunday, a second
launch was conducted on Monday; this time from 40 meters underwater
signaling a new capability for the country's navy.
"This is a serious event for the Russian Navy. No one has protection from Tsirkon," the former chief of the General Staff of the Russian Navy, retired Admiral Viktor Kravchenko said in comments quoted by Interfax. "In the near future, (more) submarines will be equipped with Tsirkons - this will strengthen the capabilities of our Navy to fight aircraft carrier groups," he added.
to launch the Tsirkon missile that can travel at 5-7 times the speed of
sound from underwater means the nuclear-powered submarine can approach
its firing position and release the missile almost undetected from
ground and spacebased radar systems.
During Army-2021 Forum, Russia’s MoD signed a contract for the delivery of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles to the Russian troops. According to Alexander Leonov, CEO of NPO Mashinostroenia, it has to be fulfilled by 2025.
The Tsirkon 3M-22 hypersonic missile is a part of 3K-22 (Zircon code) complex which NATO reports as SS-N-33. The missile can develop a speed of Mach 9 and fly at an altitude of 30-40 km where the range and speed increase as air resistance is smaller. Experts estimate the payload at 300-400 kg and the missile length at 8-10 m. The missile is to be fired from universal vertical launchers 3S-14 on warships and submarines and from Bastion mobile coastal missile launchers.
|Beyond S-400, Turkey Seeks Russian Fighter Jet, Submarines|
|Da defenseworld.net del 4 ottobre 2021|
seeking a second batch of S-400 Air Defense System (ADS) as well as
technology transfer to build some of its components, Turkey has hinted
that a partnership with Russia on fighter jets and submarines could be
on the cards. President Erdogan's quick hop to the Russian city of Sochi
last week where he met President Vladimir Putin signals the beginning of
a deepening defense partnership far beyond the purchase of a stand-alone
S-400 ADS. “We had the opportunity to discuss comprehensively what steps
to take in the production of plane engines, what steps to take regarding
fighter jets,” he said, adding that other measures could include
building ships and submarines.
Power Problems with Turkey’s Fifth-Generation Fighter
Ankara has openly welcomed participation of foreign countries in its fifth generation jet project. Ismail Demir, head of Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) told the local media recently, “The door is open for friendly and allied countries who want to be part of this project” to build the stealthy TF-X National Combat Aircraft (MMU). While SSB has always maintained that the TF-X fighter jet would be completely indigenous, it is known that Turkish industry lacks certain critical technologies required to take this project to fruition.
of the United Kingdom signed an agreement valued £100 million with
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in 2017 to provide engineering
assistance in developing the aircraft.
navy currently boasts a submarine fleet second-largest in NATO with 12
Type-214 boats in service: Atilay class 209/1200 (four) built by Turkey
in partnership with Germany; German-made Preveze-class 209T1/1400 (four);
and German-made Gur-class 209T2/1400 (four). Turkey will be replacing
early Atılay-class ships with six TKMS Reis-class submarines. The new
vessels are a group of six license built submarines based on the
Germany’s Type 214 submarine.