U.S. satellite and aircraft surveillance imagery shows China has positioned weaponry on one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, American officials said, supporting their suspicions that Beijing has been building up the reefs for military purposes. China follows a fait accompli approach to its 800 mile territorial claims and will use military platforms to enforce the Chinese Communist Party’s new offensive and defensive strategy. The U.S. imagery detected two Chinese motorized artillery pieces on one of the artificial islands built by China about one month ago. (The DONAR Self-Propelled Artillery Gun is shown for illustration only and is not used by the PLA)
On May 22, 2015 according to a dispatch by the WSJ, “The U.S. Navy flew a P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane this week over the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands, where Beijing is building military bases atop reefs and rocks claimed by several of its neighbors. A CNN team invited along for the mission reported that China’s military repeatedly tried to order the U.S. plane away. “This is the Chinese navy,” it radioed in English. “Please go away . . . to avoid misunderstanding.”
On January 22, 2013, Deep Space Industries, Houston Texas based, said its inaugural mission is targeted for 2015, when it would send a small hitchhiker spacecraft called "Firefly" on a six-month expedition to survey an as-yet-unidentified asteroid.
Combined Resolve IV series of exercises, which started May 1 and are set to last until June 26. It is a biannual event in which the US army units stationed in Europe train to act together with their European allies and familiarize the newly-rotated units with the multinational environment. The U.S. Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team 3rd Infantry Division provides security while conducting radar operations during exercise Combined Resolve IV at the U.S. Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, on May 19, 2015.
An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift transport aircraft currently under development by Antonov State Company, formerly the Antonov Aeronautical Scientific-Technical Complex, and earlier the Antonov Design Bureau is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and Services Company based in Ukraine.
This week, the US Air Force notified private industry that is seeking GPS III Launch Services, According to the SPACE & MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER (AFSPC), “launch service includes launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations.
Qatar is set to sign a $7bn contract with France's Dassault Aviation to acquire 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft, amid increasing instability across the Middle East. The tiny country is ruled by Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
According to the Russian Media of May 9, 2015, “2300 (Armata) tanks have been ordered by the Russian Military. In 2014, the USA had 8,840 tanks and the Russian Federation has 15,398. In 2015-2016, the Russian figures would be 17,698 tanks fielded within its borders. (Source: globalfirepower) The tank’s targeting is reportedly done with an active-phased array antenna and a large variety of other sensors.
“For decades, senior military leaders and analysts have predicted the demise of manned aircraft.
The Navy, expressing that the end is on the horizon, has created a new office to oversee unmanned air systems.