Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 13, 2016

A Navy P-8 Poseidon (pictured here in a file photo) was one of two US Navy spy planes flying over the Persian Gulf on September 10 when Iran reportedly warned they would be shot down

Daily Mail: Iranian military 'threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes which were flying over the Persian Gulf'

* A Navy P-8 Poseidon and an EP-3 Eries were flying over international waters
* Iran reportedly warned they would be shot if they didn't change course
* Incident this weekend comes after at least five other recent confrontations

Iran reportedly threatened to shoot down two US Navy spy planes as they flew over international waters in the Persian Gulf this weekend.

US defense officials said a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft and an EP-3 Eries were warned if they didn't change course they would be shot down.

The military planes were on a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran on September 10 when the incident occurred, meaning they were just one mile outside Iran's territorial waters.

International maritime law says nations can lay claim to a belt of waters extending 12 nautical miles from the coast.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 13, 2016

Iran Launches New Navy Ship as Tensions Rise with US in Gulf -- VOA

US Navy Chief Calls for Minimizing Risk of Sea Incidents With Iran -- Sputnik

CNO Calls for New Rules with Iranians, Russians to End Harassment at Sea -- USNI News

Chinese air force carries out long-range drills in Pacific -- Reuters

Subs, jets & tug-of-war: Russian-Chinese naval drills kick off in disputed South China Sea -- RT

Russian Military Army-2016 Expo: 10 Weapons Of War On Display At Annual Forum Near Moscow [PHOTOS] -- IBTimes

Engine for Russia's new ballistic missile Sarmat passes fire tests — source -- TASS

Russian Portfolio of Arms Orders in Africa Tops $21 Bln -- Sputnik

Pakistan To Conduct First War Games With Russia This Year -- RFE

Poroshenko wants Ukraine to spend 5% of GDP on defense 2017 -- TASS

Fear Of Russia Drives Sweden Closer To NATO -- Breaking Defense

Polish Missile-Defense Program Remains a Head Scratcher -- Defense News

Artillery: 240mm Shells Forever -- Strategy Page

Relations with US ‘rock solid’ despite president’s calls for troop withdrawal - Philippines military -- RT

Seoul's Plans to Pulverize Pyongyang 'Nothing But Rhetoric' -- Sputnik

US nuclear-capable bombers fly in show of strength over ally South Korea -- DW

US Partially Lifts Afghanistan Helicopter Maintenance Sanctions Against Russia -- Sputnik

Special Operations: Stealthy Support For Afghans -- Strategy Page

US Libya air raids top 140 -- IHS Jane's 360

US Turns to Truck-Mounted Rockets for Operations in Mosul, Raqqa -- Defense Tech

Oshkosh to Display JLTV Armed with 30mm Cannon -- DoD Buzz

Protective additive for Army combat uniforms being developed -- UPI

US Navy overhauls troubled littoral combat ship program -- CNN

Boeing asked to bid for Air Force One replacement -- Flight Global

Collapse in Defense R&D Spending Hits Contractors Hard -- National Defense

Obama to be urged to split cyberwar command from NSA -- Washington Post

McCain vows to block proposed separation of NSA, cyber command -- Reuters

Edward Snowden: ACLU and Amnesty seek presidential pardon -- BBC

White House: Snowden should return to US to face charges -- AP

GOP senators fight female draft in defense bill -- The Hill

Pentagon: U.S. Troops Keep Getting Fatter And Fatter -- Daily Caller

Breaking Down the Pentagon Strategy Memo Debate -- Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest

Why the Pentagon Changes Its Maps -- Thomas Barnett, Esquire

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