Monday, September 19, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 19, 2016

Sputnik: US-Led Coalition Used 4 Planes, 1 Drone in Deir ez-Zor Strike - Russian MoD

The US-led coalition in Syria used four aircraft and a combat drone to carry out Saturday's attack against Syrian government forces near Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The attacks by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army earlier on Saturday. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks saying they killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more. The attack was later confirmed by the US Central Command, which said that Syrian troops were mistaken for the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 19, 2016

Syria conflict: UK took part in strike that killed government troops -- BBC

British air force admits involvement in airstrikes which hit Syrian govt troops -- RT

Flawed Intelligence Could Hinder US-Russia Military Cooperation in Syria -- Sputnik

U.S.-Russian coordination center in doubt as Syria truce ends -- AP

Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul -- AP

KGB 2.0? Report Says Kremlin Plan Afoot For Major Security-Service Shakeup -- RFE

Current scale of defense facilities construction in Russia comparable only to 1970’s -- TASS

Cloak of Darkness: Russia Testing Unique Smokescreen for Armata Tanks -- Sputnik

Russian defense minister says nearly 100,000 civilians took part in Caucasus-2016 drills -- TASS

China, Russia Conduct Air Defense, Anti-Submarine Drills in South China Sea -- Sputnik

Sept. 5 missile launches show North Korea’s ability to hit target -- Asahi Shimbun

India Intensifies Tests of Surface to Air Missile Defense System -- Sputnik

Behind Rafale deal: Their ‘strategic’ role in delivery of India's nuclear weapons -- Indian Express

The New B-21 Bomber: Under Fire Before It Can Even Take Flight
-- RCD

Exclusive: Air Force Mulls Flight Demo for Possible Light Attack Aircraft Buy -- Defense News

Air Force Hopes to Shrink Inventory, but Congress Will Have Say -- Defense News

Air Force Puts New Video Technology to the Test -- Defense Tech

How the Air Force is scrambling to head off an exodus of fighter pilots -- Air Force Times

LCS Montgomery limps back to port only days after its commissioning -- Defense News

Lockheed gets $157 million U.S. Navy Aegis contract -- UPI

Carrier Ford Has Serious Power Problem -- Defense News

2 Destroyers to Be Named for Medal of Honor Recipients -- AP

US Army will begin 50 Kilowatt laser testing in 2017 and then advance to 100 kilowatt tests and deployments through 2021 -- Next Big Future

Weapons Makers Hold Lavish Lovefest for Pentagon Official Who Manages Arms Sales -- The Intercept

Ex-Pentagon comptroller says Pentagon 'hardball' memo is no surprise -- The Hill

Pentagon is worrying about 'Terminator' coming true. Seriously. -- Anna Mulrine Grobe, CSM

ICYMI: Military bomb tech suicides at crisis level -- Pensacola News Journal

Think the U.S. and Europe Have a Lock on the 21st-Century Defense Market? Think Again. -- National Interest

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Splits the Pentagon -- Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast

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