Monday, April 16, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 16, 2018

Sputnik: Pentagon Debuts Problem-Ridden JASSM Missiles in Syria Attack (PHOTO)

US Air Force Centcom has confirmed that in addition to Tomahawks, the US fired off 19 JASSM standoff air-launched cruise missiles into Syria on Saturday. The deployment marked the first use of the $1.75 million apiece weapon, previously known for its development and reliability problems.

The Warzone contributor Tyler Rogoway published photo evidence of a B-1B preparing for strikes against Syria loaded with the JASSM-ER ('Extended Range') air-launched cruise missiles.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 16, 2018

America fired its $1.4m stealth cruise missile that can hit targets from 600 miles away for the first time in Syria strikes -- Daily Mail

Syria Strike Puts Lockheed Martin's Stealthy New Missile to Test -- Fortune/Bloomberg

Strike on Syria gives Japan preview of stealthy new 'standoff' missile it is looking to buy -- The Japan Times

Here Are All The Details The Pentagon Just Released Regarding Its Missile Attack On Syria (Updated) -- Warzone/The Drive

The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike -- Business Insider

US Establishes New Military Base in Syria's Oil-Rich Deir ez-Zor - Reports -- Sputnik

Pentagon acknowledges US contractor presence in Syria for first time -- Al-Monitor

Russian reinforcements head for Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putin's response to airstrikes -- Daily Mail

Syrian conflict may last for decades, expert says -- TASS

Russia Sends Warship Allegedly Carrying Military Hardware to Syria - Reports -- Sputnik

Russia to showcase super maneuverable fighter jets at Malaysia defense exhibition -- TASS

Russian defense firm unveils new air-launched rocket at Malaysia arms show -- TASS

China’s military veterans ministry opens after pension protests -- ACMP

Has China’s massive navy parade soothed a century of wounded national pride? -- Zhuang Pinghui, SCMP

China Focus: New military rules stress Xi thought -- Xinhuanet

Saudi Arabia holds ‘Arab unity’ military drills -- Gulf Times

Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia boost military relationship -- Arab News

United Arab Emirates ends support for Somalia's military -- Africa News

Burma military put on UN blacklist for ‘credibly suspected’ of carrying out sexual violence -- Toronto Star/AP

French army describes ‘underhanded’ extremist attack in Mali -- Toronto Star/AP

How an Ottawa man tracks the world's military and spy ships — from his home office -- National Post

How Italy should streamline its military, according to one think tank -- Defense News

‘How in the world are taxpayers paying for Alfa Romeos and Bentleys?’ Senator pushes Army leaders on Afghan contracts -- Military Times

Thousands of US troops and Marines arrive in Jordan -- Marine Times

Navy’s top officer lays out aggressive new cruiser replacement approach -- Defense News

Navy: Training jet flew too low -- for thrills -- before crash -- ABC News/AP

The Navy Needs More Submarines (And Has a Plan to Get Them) -- National Interest

Newport News Would Save $1.6 Billion, Maintain Stable Workforce of 25,000 Under 2 Proposed Carrier Buy -- USNI News

US Navy Accused of Tech Piracy -- Motherboard

F-22 pilot forced to make rough belly landing after engine allegedly loses power during takeoff -- Business Insider

The Army Wants Bigger Guns and Longer-Range Rockets to Catch up with Russia -- National Interest

How the Army plans to improve its friendly force tracking -- C4ISRNet

America’s military report card scores a failing grade -- Andrew J. Bacevich, Asia Times

Paul Allen’s expedition team discovers third WWII shipwreck in a month -- Navy Times

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