Monday, November 30, 2015

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2015

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Sputnik: What is Russia's S-400 Air Defense System Set to Do in Syria?

Moscow has deployed its most advanced S-400 air defense system, said to have no equals globally, to guard the skies over Syria after a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber over Syrian territory on Tuesday.

The S-400 Triumf (NATO codename SA-21 Growler) is an anti-aircraft and anti-missile system, which is capable of intercepting all types of modern air weaponry, including fifth-generation warplanes, as well as ballistic and cruise missiles at a maximum range of nearly 250 miles. It has a tracking range of over 370 miles.

The system uses three types of long- and medium-range missiles and can simultaneously engage as many as 36 targets.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 30, 2015

Russian raids repeatedly hit Syrian Turkmen areas, Moscow's data shows -- Reuters

American and Russian militaries don’t agree about much in Syria -- Washington Post

Commander: U.S. dropping more bombs on Islamic State than ever before -- Air Force Times

US Senators Call for Multinational Force in Syria -- VOA

At NATO, Turkey remains defiant over Russian jet -- Reuters

Russia’s Aerospace Forces chief: Turkish F-16 didn't warn Su-24M crew at agreed frequency -- TASS

Russian Su-24M communications equipment blamed for shootdown -- IHS Jane's 360

Russian pilot's body flown home from Turkey -- BBC

Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister -- AFP

Russian aircraft occasionally intrude Israeli airspace, whereas Turkish jets regularly violate the Greek one. -- The Aviationist

Russia does not want a clash with NATO, says top NATO general -- Daily Sabah

Russia’s Sevmash shipyard to lay down 8th Borei and 6th Yasen-class submarines in 2016 -- TASS

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails -- The Diplomat

North Korea Tested Submarine-Launched Missile, But Launch Failed: Report -- IBTimes

China's Power Play in Djibouti: First Step to Great Naval Power Status? -- Sputnik

China voices opposition to Japan-US drills in South China Sea -- Kyodo

'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media -- AFP

Philippines Gets 2 New Fighter Jets Amid S. China Sea Tensions -- VOA

Taiwan and China swapped spies ahead of leaders' talks -- BBC

Eurofighter Typhoon of German airforceBerlin May Send 1,200 Military to Syria to Participate in Air Campaign -- Sputnik

Israel Outlines Unmanned Systems Plans -- Defense News

Huge question marks over Cameron's pair of £6bn aircraft carriers -- The Guardian

U.K. Royal Navy Making Plans to Scrap Flagship HMS Ocean -- USNI News

European Intel Agencies Slammed Over Paris Attack Failures -- Sputnik

Hull-aballoo: New US Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned -- AP

U.S. B-52 Bombers To Sport Long-Range Missiles -- Value Walk

Latest model of E-3G Sentry makes combat debut -- Air Force Times

Counter-IED Training Prepares Soldiers for Unexpected -- Defense News

Seeking Game Changers in the Underwater World -- Defense News

Study: Air evacuating casualties might do more harm than good -- Washington Post

Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet -- Robert Farley, The Diplomat

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