Monday, October 31, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 31, 2016

An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. U.S. Navy via Reuters

NBC: U.S. Officials: Russian and U.S. Military Aircraft Have Near Weekly Close Calls

MIDDLE EAST— A U.S. military aircraft had a close call with a Russian military fighter jet earlier this month over Syria as tensions between America and Moscow continue to escalate.

According to the general in charge of the air war over Iraq and Syria, Russian military aircraft intercept U.S. military planes nearly every week.

Lieutenant General Jeff Harrigian, the commander of U.S. Air Force Central Command, described the October 17 incident as "middle of the night, probably somewhere around midnight."

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 31, 2016

Pentagon downplays near-collision between U.S., Russian warplanes over Syria -- Defense News

'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts -- NPR

Russian Aerospace Forces receive third shipment of Su-34 aircraft this year -- TASS

Analysis What Can Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Do in the Mediterranean? -- Haaretz

Russia stakes on intelligent weapons — deputy PM -- TASS

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is preparing an army of robots and drones to take on its enemies, Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin admits -- The SUN

Russia Creates Low-Cost Weapon to Take on Swarms of Mini-Drones -- Sputnik

Military base in Cyprus not on agenda of Russian, Cypriot top diplomats talks -- TASS

China Assembles First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Resembling Soviet Varyag -- Sputnik

South China Sea Conflict: Beijing To Complete Assembly Of First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier -- IBTimes

Everything We Know About China's New Aircraft Carrier -- National Interest

NATO Combat Aircraft to Continue Drill Flights Over Estonia -- Sputnik

Drone operator job ads suggest US military is flying kill missions from Britain -- RT

Turkey to Order New F-35 Lightning II Jets -- Defense News

U.S. pitches F-35 jet to Ottawa as Liberals aim to replace fleet -- Globe and Mail

The US Navy needs more robot submarines for missions now -- Defense News

Air Force B-2 to Get New Digital Nuclear Weapons & Air-Ground Missiles -- Scout Warrior

Air Force appears to concede that the F-35 can’t (and won’t) replace the A-10 Warthog -- Hot Air

F-35 is off track on units shipped until end of 2017 with repair and supply chain quality issues -- Next Big Future

The F-35 'will absolutely thrive' in the most militarized region on the planet -- Business Insider

Defense chief to create chief innovation officer position -- The Hill

Aging equipment, global threats lift Lockheed outlook -- CNBC

Pentagon won’t use robots that decide on their own when to kill -- McClatchy

Army says two-star general committed suicide -- The Hill

Marines in Pacific Banned from Water Activities After Latest Drowning --

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal feeds intense unpopularity within the military -- Military Times

Top Trump Military Advisers Detail GOP Candidate's Defense Plan -- Defense News

Why Trump says the state of US military is a 'disaster' -- Anna Mulrine, CSM

Donald Trump Is All Wrong About the U.S. Military, USAF Secretary Says -- Fortune

5 Reasons A President Trump Might Not Increase Defense Spending -- Loren Thompson, National Interest

Global sprawl of military bases puts US at risk -- Bonnie Kristian, The Hill

The U.S. Military Sure Loves Jack Daniel’s -- Amanda Macias, Slate

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