Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2019

RT: Russian Air Force gets 1st pair of top notch MiG-35 fighters (VIDEO)

The Russian military has received its first pair of new MiG-35 jets. The multi-role fighter aircraft is set to replace the older generation MiG-29 warplanes and may be later shipped overseas, its manufacturer said.

Four more to be delivered this year, the head of the MiG Corporation, Ilya Tarasenko announced on Monday. He added that the jets can be exported overseas, with India being among the possible buyers.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2019

‘Real Men’ Must Serve in the Army, Majority of Russians Say -- Moscow Times

Russian lawmakers back Putin on withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty -- The Hill

Russia to Start Delivering Be-200 Aircraft to US and Chile - Manufacturer -- Sputnik

Russian missile frigate passes through Panama Canal into the Caribbean -- TASS

Crimean S-400 teams join large-scale Air Force and air defense drills in south Russia -- TASS

Analyst: New Photos Are ‘Smoking Gun’ Proving Iranian Involvement in Tanker Attack -- Sam LaGrone, USNI News

The US military is building a case against Iran with clearer images from the latest tanker attacks -- Business Insider

Trump orders 1,000 MORE troops to the Middle East as Pentagon reveals color 'proof' that Iran's Revolutionary Guards attacked oil tankers in the Gulf -- Daily Mail

Here's the Firepower the U.S. Has Moved into the Gulf Region Amid Iran Threats -- Military.com

Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran -- Foreign Policy

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 17, 2019 -- USNI News

U.S. Commander Says China Tried to Sneak Into American Military Base in Africa -- Newsweek

The Army's Devil Brigade took its Stinger missiles to the Black Sea to practice taking on enemy aircraft -- Business Insider

KC-46 fix months away as more debris found in new refuelers -- UPI

Lockheed WILL Force Down F-35 Flight Costs: Ulmer -- Breaking Defense

Low-cost Valkyrie unmanned aircraft completes second test flight -- UPI

BAE Systems to install vehicle control systems on Boeing's MQ-25 refueling drones -- UPI

US Air Force Successfully Flies its Hypersonic Missile for the 1st Time -- Sputnik

Northrop to build 3D-printed scramjet engine for Raytheon hypersonic weapon -- Defense News

Boeing nabs five-year, $6.5B extension for JDAM guidance kit services -- UPI

Panel Says U.S. Military Recruitment Pool Must Broaden -- USNI News

How the Pentagon competes against Silicon Valley for tech talent -- Yahoo Finance

How Big Tech is helping build the Pentagon’s all-seeing eye-in-the-sky -- Fast Company

US Forces Korea is lifting its curfew for 90 days to see if troops can behave -- Army Times

Air Force landlord falsified records to boost income, documents show -- Reuters

Pentagon announces $250 million in military aid to Ukraine -- RT

Critics protest plan for US military to use Galápagos island for anti-drug trafficking flights -- Military Times/AP

US, Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400 dispute: Top NATO general -- Hurriyet Daily News/Reuters

Turkey unveils new stealth-fighter concept as the US prepares to kick its ally out of the F-35 program -- Business Insider

WATCH Polish Landing Ship Suffer Damage to Hull Amid NATO Drills in Baltic Sea -- Sputnik

Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints -- AFP

The Increasingly Dangerous Politicization of the U.S. Military -- David Barno and Nora Bensahel, War On The Rocks

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