Friday, November 29, 2019

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 29, 2019

RT: WATCH Russian strategic nuclear forces test-launch Topol ICBM

The Russian military has test-fired a nuclear-capable RS-12M Topol, capturing a chilling view of an intercontinental ballistic missile ascending into the night sky in a captivating video.

The test launch was performed from the Kapustin Yar military range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan Region, the Defense Ministry said, revealing little detail besides that the test warhead “successfully hit its designated target” some 2,100km away at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- November 29, 2019

Russian Defence Ministry Successfully Test Fires Topol ICBM -- Sputnik

Over 150 Yars ICBM launchers operational in Russia’s Strategic Missile Force -- TASS

Russian official says it is impossible to intercept Yars missile with existing systems -- TASS

Moscow May Stop Using Nukes as Deterrent Force, Commander of Russian Strategic Missile Forces Says -- Sputnik

Russia isn’t imminent threat but NATO must react to its rising potential — Stoltenberg -- TASS

NATO Seeks to Head Off Budget Row Saying Spending is Rising -- VOA/AP

French helicopters involved in Mali crash were not under IS fire, military says -- France 24

Showcasing the B-52’s Range, Ability -- Air Force Magazine

Navy struggles with stopping dirt from clogging Osprey engines, report warns -- Military Times

Pentagon Eyeing More Advanced Virtual, Augmented Reality Headwear -- National Defense

New Exoskeleton Tech Center Partnering with Army -- National Defense

Army develops hearing protection for military working dogs -- UPI

Navy's Plan to Build More SEAL Platoons Stalled Amid Discipline Problems --

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly visits Ford crew in first fleet visit -- UPI

Op-ed: Navy corruption and the Gallagher case -- Sean Gallagher, Navy Times

The Icebreaker Gap Doesn’t Mean America Is Losing in the Arctic -- P.C. Avey, War On The Rocks

An NSA contractor allegedly scammed the Pentagon out of $100,000 -- Quartz

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer? Not In Cyberspace. -- Lieutenant Commander Raymond Dennis, US Naval Institute

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling’s Life as an “Unwanted Spy” -- The Intercept

India Cuts Purchase of P-8 Spy Planes From US in Half -- Sputnik

India Successfully Tests Supersonic BrahMos Cruise Missile in Arabian Sea -- Sputnik

China tests killer drones for street-to-street urban warfare, plans sales overseas -- SCMP

The Shape-Shifting Threat of Chinese Espionage -- The Economist

China Joins the Global Disinformation Order -- Philip N. Howard & Samantha Bradshaw, The Strategist

Seoul’s Temporary Adherence to Intelligence Pact Risks Emboldening China -- Mathew Ha, FDD

China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark -- Reuters

Long-range drones to join Iran navy soon: Khanzadi -- MEHR News Agency

Iran Fits All Warships With New Vertical Launching System as Mideast Freeze Shows No Sign of Thaw -- Sputnik

Russia, China Expected to Equip Iran With Fighters and Tanks When Arms Embargo Lifts --

Report: Iran likely to buy Russian and Chinese arms -- Al-Monitor

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