A large U.S. military convoy was spotted entering northeastern Syria yesterday, marking the second time in five days that U.S. forces have moved reinforcements from Iraq to the neighboring Arab Republic, Al-Masdar News agency reported.
The command of the British Navy on January 8 announced the acceptance of a new coastal patrol ship OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels) P234 "Spey" of the River-2 class, which took place at the naval base in Portsmouth.
French shipbuilders are actively developing advanced technologies. On January 13, the press service of the company Naval Group announced the completion of testing of the first propeller made on a 3D printer.
The coastal base for nuclear underwater robots "Poseidon" will be ready in the summer of 2022. By this time, the construction of the infrastructure for the maintenance and storage of this new strategic deterrent weapon will be completed. Tests of its first carrier are already nearing completion. Early creation of the base will allow to extend the service life of this equipment, experts say.
Two nuclear submarines (APL) of Project 955A ("Borey-A"), the contract for the construction of which was signed with the Russian Defense Ministry in July 2020, will be named "Dmitry Donskoy" and "Prince Potemkin", said the magazine "Plant" General Director of "Sevmash" Mikhail Budnichenko.
Repair and modernization of the multi-purpose nuclear submarine of the Pacific Fleet K-925 "Samara" will be completed in 2023, writes TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex. After that, the boat will be released to the test - including the new missile complex "Kalibr-PL".
The frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" passed through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean Sea, the press service of the Northern Fleet reported.
More than 15 crews of surface ships under construction in the interests of the Russian Navy will be trained at the Joint Training Center of the Navy in 2021. This was announced by the commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
US tightens control over the supply of information technology due to the threat of Russia and China - Ministry of Trade
The US Department of Commerce, continuing the policy of the US administration, is strengthening control over the supply channels of information and communication technologies and services in connection with threats from such "foreign rivals" as Russia and China, according to a press release issued on Thursday by the department.
DARPA initiates a program to create a multispectral advanced night vision system for military purposes – envision. In the future, it will replace bulky night vision systems with light and comfortable glasses that resemble the usual ones.
TSU researchers from the Laboratory of Chemical Technologies, together with employees of the ISE SB RAS, have created a new protective coating that is resistant to extreme temperature changes and has high chemical resistance to many solvents.
Scientists of the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (NRU MEPhI) have developed the first Russian microelectronic transceiver that provides the operation of "vision" in autopiloted systems. According to them, the use of a new element, characterized by compactness and simplicity, will accelerate the introduction of fully autonomous safe transport.
The cost of one AK-203 will be $958, The Economic Times notes
TASS, January 14. India will soon launch production under the license of the Russian Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles at the plant in Korva (Uttar Pradesh). This was reported by the Indian newspaper The Economic Times.
The UK is considering participating in a program to develop a new generation tank that will replace such vehicles as the Leclerc and Leopard 2.
In 2020, the Russian Armed Forces received 300 new and upgraded tanks. The "model range" has not changed much – it is already well-known T-72B3 and T-90M "Breakthrough", produced in one line, T-80BVM tanks with a gas turbine engine, the last batch of which came to the troops this year. Deliveries of the T-14 Armata are expected in 2021.
Ankara continues negotiations with Moscow on the supply of the second regiment of S-400 air defense systems
Ankara continues negotiations with Moscow on the supply of the second regiment of S-400 air defense systems, the refusal of them is problematic for Turkey. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the Republic Hulusi Akar, as reported by RIA Novosti.
NASA will install additional solar panels on top of the existing ones on the ISS. They will partially replace the old ones, which have degraded over time, but due to high efficiency, they will increase the available electric power from 160 to 215 kilowatts. The new batteries are made of a flexible film that is rolled into a scroll for easy transport.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko approved a "road map" to improve the system of forest protection from fires, which provides for the use of space and unmanned vehicles, the press service of Abramchenko reports.
At the base of the Oklahoma City Aviation Logistics Complex, scheduled maintenance of two B-52H Stratofortress bombers, which were previously mothballed in the Arizona Desert for seven and ten years, began. This is reported on the website of the Tinker Air Base of the US Air Force.
Forbes: Russia is working on the Hunter-B UAV ahead of schedule]
The Russian unmanned aerial vehicle "Hunter-B" dropped a bomb at the Ashuluk test site in the first such test in history. Such bombings emphasize the rapid development of the Hunter-B UAV, according to Western media.