Friday, March 24, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 24, 2017

The Izumo and the Kaga, Japan’s Helicopter carriers Newsline

RT: Japan commissions new $1bn Izumo-class helicopter carrier amid tensions with China

Japan's new, $1-billion helicopter destroyer ‘Kaga’ has entered service. The 248-meter-long destroyer can reportedly carry up to 28 aircraft, including helicopters involved in searching for Chinese submarines amid the deepening row in the South China Sea.

Maritime Self Defense Force commanders inaugurated the ship at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama near Tokyo. The ‘Kaga’ is docked there next to its sister ship, the ‘Izumo’.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 24, 2017

Japan commissions second helicopter carrier -- UPI

Japan Commissions Sub-Hunting Helicopter Carrier to Brace for ‘China Threat’ -- Sputnik

China says hopes new Japanese carrier doesn't mark return to militarism -- Reuters

China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps -- The Diplomat

Russian Armed Forces Receive Over 6,000 Advanced Arms in 2016 - Defense Minister -- Sputnik

Russia's New Air Defense System to Be in Line With Armata Tank -- Sputnik

Pakistani president offers talks to India at military parade -- AP

Scottish independence might hurt defense industry more than Brexit -- Defense News

Germany blocks defense exports to Turkey -- UPI

Why France is Boosting Its Military Muscle in Pacific -- Sputnik

Poland mulls F-35, F-16A/B fighters acquisition -- Defense News

NATO forces assemble in eastern Europe -- UPI

US warships ‘harassed’ by Iranian forces in Strait of Hormuz – navy commanders -- RT

Navy Bracing For Air Wing Shutdowns, Ship Maintenance Cancellations If Continuing Resolution Extended -- USNI News

The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump's 350-Ship Fleet -- The Diplomat

New amphibious landing tactics and technology -- Marine Times

Pentagon, Air Force Continue F-35 vs A-10 Close Air Support Testing -- Scout

Raytheon tapped for Super Hornet, Growler radar upgrades -- UPI

The Army Just Started Producing Its Brand New Ballistics Helmet -- Task & Purpose

General: US no longer has a 'world class' tank -- Washington Examiner

The U.S. Army Wants A Super 'Bullet' To Kill Enemy Tanks -- Kris Osborn, National Interest

Mattis presses Congress for $30B defense hike -- UPI

Top general: Trump State Department cuts would hurt military's efforts against Russia -- The Hill

Pentagon worried about Chinese investment in US startups: report -- The Hill

The Army is developing a new Expert Action Badge for soldiers who aren't grunts -- Army Times

Bergdahl lawyers appeal Trump motion to top military court -- The Hill

Army develops new nutritional bed-time snack bar for basic trainees -- Army Times

The US Navy has a severe 'missile gap' with China and Russia — here's how it can beat them anyway -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider

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