Thursday, September 8, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 8, 2016



The Independent: Russian fighter jet 'flies within 10ft of American surveillance plane' in latest confrontation over Black Sea

US officials called the manouvre 'dangerous' but Russia says aircraft was approaching border

A Russian fighter jet has flown within 10ft of an American surveillance plane in the latest airborne encounter between the two nations’ forces.

Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesperson for the US Department of Defence, said the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 approached a Poseidon aircraft as it flew over the Black Sea on Wednesday.

Calling the manoeuvre “dangerous and unprofessional”, he said the plane was conducting routine operations in international airspace, but Russia insisted it was approaching its border with no communication.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 8, 2016

Russian jet flies within meters of US Navy aircraft over Black Sea -- DW

Sarmat ICBM: 8 Megatons at Hypersonic Speeds, Arriving 2 Years Ahead of Schedule -- Sputnik

Pilot batch: Russian military get first T-14 Armata tanks -- RT

Russia widens scope for future large military transport project -- Flight Global

$115bn in US arms for Saudis should leverage reduction of civilian casualties in Yemen – think tank -- RT

Turkey approves German parliamentary visit to Incirlik Air Base -- DW

Hamas spends $100 million a year on military infrastructure -- The Times of Israel

China says it has stealth-defeating quantum radar -- RT

China’s Surface-to-Air Defense Missiles Get Major Upgrade -- Sputnik

China to Expand Military Reach with a Fleet of the World’s Largest Planes -- Defense One

In the Shadow of Mount Fuji, Japan Flexes Its Military Muscles -- Popular Mechanics

Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China -- Reuters

UK Insists Defense Relationship With France Will Remain, Despite Brexit -- Defense News

Price Wars: Norway's Defense Minister Under Fire Over Costly F-35 Fighter Jets -- Sputnik

German Military, Police to Team Up Amid Fears of ISIS Attack -- NBC News

German Intelligence Plans 12% Budget Increase for Communications Monitoring -- Sputnik

U.S. agrees to help enhance Ukrainian forces, dispatches adviser -- Reuters

US Foreign Military Sales process changing slowly, but demand remains high -- IHS Jane's 360

Air Force Challenges Pentagon Cost Estimate of Next-Generation Nuclear Missiles -- National Defense

US Navy to Hold Massive Naval Drill in Western Pacific -- The Diplomat

Documents Show U.S. Military Expands Reach of Special Operations programs -- The Intercept

Top U.S. spy: ‘Russians hack our systems all the time’ -- The Hill

US defense hawks in House brace for spending fight -- The Hill

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Clash on National Security Issues -- WSJ

Trump calls for massive military buildup -- Washington Times

Battle for the brass: Clinton touts endorsements from 95 generals and admirals ahead of forum on national security and military issues -- Daily Mail

Trump says undocumented immigrants in the military are a ‘special situation’ -- Washington Post

Lawmakers React to Trump's Plan to Boost Military Strength -- Defense News

Retired Gen. James Mattis says civilians know little about the military -- Military Times

Sailor Faces Discipline After Viral Flag Protest -- Military.com

Restrained Strategy, Lower Military Budgets -- War on the Rocks

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