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Russia ready to transfer weapon production to the UAE

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Russia ready to transfer weapon production to the UAE - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said during a meeting with his Emirati counterpart Mubarak Saeed Al-Jabri that Russia is ready to transfer the production of weapons and military equipment in the UAE.

“We are ready not only to supply equipment and weapons but also to share technologies, in order to transfer production on the territory of your country,” he said.

He noted that the UAE is a self-sufficient country that actively buys weapons and military equipment and also stressed that is remarkable that it is developing its own high-tech industry.

According to Fomin, the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates are working to further develop their relations and cooperation “in all possible directions”.

Al-Jabri thanked his Russian counterpart for the opportunity to be present at the opening ceremony of the Forum “Army 2021”. He, also, conveyed the “best greetings” of the UAE Minister of Defense and his wish for the exhibition and the forum to continue and grow in size.

NEW: Belarusian Military Industry to cooperate with UAE & Russia

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NEW: Belarusian Military Industry to cooperate with UAE & Russia - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The United Arab Emirates and Belarus affirmed on Monday their interest in developing military-technical cooperation.

“The second day of the Military-Technical Forum “Army 2021″ began within the work program of the Belarusian delegation, with a meeting between the Chairman of the State Military Industry Committee, Dmitry Pantus, and the UAE Deputy Minister of Defense for Defense Support and Industries, Mubarak Saeed Al-Jabri”, the official spokesman of the Belarusian State Military Industry Committee, Vladimir Lavrenyuk, said.

The two parties also discussed the implementation of current contracts and the prospects for interaction between the two countries, and interest in mutually beneficial cooperation was noted.

Moreover, the Chairman of the State Military Industry Committee, Dmitry Pantus, had a meeting with the Director-General of the Joint Services Authority of the Russian company “Kronstadt”, Sergey Bogatykov. During their meeting, they briefed each other about the capabilities of their companies in the field of creating drones, and they also discussed promising projects in this field.

The State Military Industries Committee and the Russian company “Kronstadt” signed also an agreement for the development and production of military equipment and unmanned aircraft.

Kalashnikov presented its new S-8L missile

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Kalashnikov presented its new S-8L missile - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Andrei Semyonov, the first deputy general director of Kalashnikov Corporation, said to reporters at the Army 2021 forum, that Kalashnikov presented a new S8L guided missile for the first time in the context of the forum, with which helicopters can be equipped.

At the Kalashnikov Experimental Center was presented a drone designed by the company “Strela” with three missiles “S8L”.

“Today, our group of companies is working with the Strela Research and Production Company to adapt the new S8L missile to a helicopter,” said Semyonov.

Semyonov mentioned that the use of this missile can lead to the destruction of both mobile and stationary individual and group targets. The missile contains a semi-active laser homing head and a high-explosive warhead, with a range of 6 kilometers.

It is also designed for use by helicopters and aircraft that previously used the unguided version of the S8 missile.

Kalashnikov also presented at the forum, a prototype of the BK20 submachine gun.

Taliban sending fighters to seize the resisting province of Panjshir

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Taliban sending fighters to seize the resisting province of Panjshir - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Taliban announced on Sunday, they are sending hundreds of their fighters to seize the northern Afghan province of Panjshir, where resisting groups against the new Taliban regime have been formed.

Hundreds of Islamic Emirate fighters are heading towards the Panjshir province to establish control over it since the local authorities refused to transfer control over the region peacefully,” the Taliban stated via Twitter.

International media state that Ahmad Massoud, leader of the resistance, has begun negotiations with Taliban representatives to create an inclusive government and overcome political divisions.

On Friday, Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Supreme Council for National Reconciliation and one of the members of the Afghan Coordination Council for the Peaceful Transfer of Power, announced the start of negotiations with the leaders of the Panjshir province, in particular with theologians, Elders and military commanders of the region.

“We have the best warplanes in the world” – Putin over Russia’s military aviation

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"We have the best warplanes in the world" - Putin over Russia's military aviation - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and representatives of the “United Russia” party, on Sunday, claimed that the Russian warplanes are the best in the world.

The Russian Federation is the undisputed leader in the field of military aviation,” the Russian President stated.

“As for military aviation, the whole world is well aware here, we are the undisputed leaders in the field of military aviation. Russian warplanes are not only competitive, they are the best in the world. I am saying this without any exaggeration, and with a sense of pride in our aircraft and our aircraft manufacturers,” he added.

We remind, that Russia is working on a new 5th gen MiG fighter jet, a prototype of which was recently presented at the “MAX 2021” exhibition. The new Russian fighter jet is planned to be available for the Russian Air Force and the international market in the next few years.

The Russian frigate “Admiral Golovko” soon to begin sea trials

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The Russian frigate "Admiral Golovko" soon to begin sea trials - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The General Director of the Severnaya Verf shipyard, Igor Orlov, speaking to journalists, said that the Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Golovko, will begin sea trials in mid-2022.

“We believe that the frigate will enter the phase of sea trials in the middle of next year,” Orlov said.

According to Russia, project 22350 frigates are designed to perform a wide range of tasks, including the destruction of other ships, convoys, landing teams, search and destruction of submarines and ground targets, anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and missile defense, joint work with amphibious assault forces, patrol service and protection of state borders.

The frigate’s displacement is 5,000 tons, the speed 29 knots, and has a cruising range 4,500 miles, autonomous driving of 30 days, and a 170-members crew.

China’s testing of new type missile warheads

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China's testing of new type missile warheads - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

According to China Central Television, missiles with a new type of conventional warhead were launched by the People’s Liberation Army during exercises.

The broadcaster reported that the first non-nuclear missile brigade of the PLA’s missile forces recently dealt with harsh environmental conditions and complex electromagnetic interference, quickly responded to missions in the desert in the northwest of the country, and successfully launched two new missiles.

The missiles accurately hit targets at a hundreds of kilometers distance, effectively destroying the facilities of the supposed enemy.

It is worth mentioning that the successful testing has expanded the types of new warheads for missile forces, and increased the capabilities of missiles with a conventional warhead for a high-precision multi-mode attack, the destruction of communications centers, the integration of anti-jamming systems, and the destruction of the enemy.

The Chinese TV channel did not reveal the name or any characteristics of these missiles.

The Yemeni army is advancing on the battlefronts in Marib and Al-Jawf

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The Yemeni army is advancing on the battlefronts in Marib and Al-Jawf - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Yemeni army confirmed, on Thursday, that it is continuing to advance on various fronts of fighting against the Houthi militia in Marib and Al-Jawf.

The army spokesman, Brigadier General Abdo Majali, said in a press briefing on the progress of the battles during the past days, that the army made advances and liberated tens of kilometers in the southwestern front in Marib, during which it was able to control the governing and strategic bodies, with the support and backing of the Arab coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen.

He added that the forces of the Yemeni army and the Popular Resistance, with the support of the coalition aircraft to support legitimacy, launched surprise offensive operations in the Rahba front of the Al-Musherif area, southwest of Marib Governorate, during which they were able to complete the liberation of Jabal Al-Bayyadh and Al-Taba Al-Safra, as well as cutting off supply routes to the Houthi militias and extracting mines that were planted in those spaces.
He explained that the battles left a number of dead, wounded and prisoners in the ranks of the Houthi militia, in addition to heavy losses in equipment, weapons, vehicles and combat crews with artillery strikes and fighter air raids, while combat crews, medium and light weapons and quantities of various ammunitions were recovered.
On the fronts west and northwest of Marib, Brigadier Majali confirmed that the army and resistance forces, with the support of the coalition’s aviation, have achieved victories against the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia, on the fronts of Mas, Al-Mushajah, Al-Kasara and Sarwah.

He pointed out that the army forces launched qualitative and counterattacks on sites where the militia was stationed, in the “Al-Yaref” area, the Mas front, and that the army succeeded in liberating and restoring a number of important sites and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.
He said that the fiercest battles were on the Al-Kasara, Al-Mushajah and Sirwah fronts, and that the army crushed several groups of the Houthi militia after it pushed them in a losing attempt to achieve progress on the ground.

In Al-Jawf, Brigadier General Majali said that the army units launched a surprise attack on the Qaif front, northeast of Al-Jawf Governorate, during which they managed to liberate several locations, the most important of which is the strategic Qbyan mountain range.
He stressed that the offensive operation resulted in the killing and wounding of dozens of Houthi militia members, in addition to significant losses in equipment, weapons, vehicles and combat crews, while the army forces recovered combat crews, medium and light weapons, and quantities of various ammunitions.

He added that the forces of the Yemeni army and the resistance launched counter-attacks and tight ambushes on the fronts of Al-Jadafir, Huishian and Al-Khanjar, which resulted in the destruction of a number of combat crews, which were loaded with reinforcements belonging to the Houthi militia, while the aircraft of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy targeted various weapons and combat equipment belonging to the militias.

In the Taiz axis, Brigadier General Majali explained that the army forces repelled Houthi infiltrations and attacks on the eastern, western and northwestern fronts of the city of Taiz, and were able to inflict heavy losses in lives and equipment to the Houthi militias.
In Al-Bayda, Brigadier General Majali said that the forces of the army and the popular resistance, with the support of the coalition aircraft, thwarted the attacks and infiltrations of the Houthi militia, on the fronts of Numan and Nata’, and inflicted heavy losses on them in lives and military equipment.

In Hodeidah, the army spokesman reviewed the conduct of military operations, explaining that the joint forces had repelled the infiltration and attacks of the Houthi militia on the fronts of Hays, Al-Jah and the airport, and that the joint forces had inflicted heavy losses on the militias.

Taliban seize US weapons and military drones

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Taliban seize US weapons and military drones - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

Video footage shows the Taliban, advancing, inspecting long lines of vehicles and opening boxes filled with new firearms, communications equipment and even military drones.

A month ago, the Afghan Ministry of Defense published pictures on social media of seven new helicopters that arrived in Kabul from the United States.

Several days later, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed at his department headquarters, “They will continue to receive such support at a stable pace from now on,” according to “Reuters”.

But the Taliban then took control of most of the country and any weapons and equipment the Afghan forces left while they fled.

“Everything that was not destroyed is now in the hands of the Taliban,” a US official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. According to the agency, US officials confirm that they have fears that these weapons will be used to kill civilians or fall into the hands of other extremist groups such as the terrorist organization “ISIS”, and be used to attack US interests in the region or will be given to its opponents such as China and Russia.

Officials said that airstrikes against heavier military hardware such as helicopters have not yet been ruled out, but there is concern that this could antagonize the Taliban at a time when the United States is primarily aiming to evacuate people to safety.

Another official said that although specific figures were not available, the current intelligence assessment indicates that the Taliban have taken control of more than 2,000 armoured vehicles, including American Humvees, and as many as 40 aircraft, possibly including UH-60s. Black Hawks, attack helicopters and Scan Eagle military drones.

“We’ve already seen Taliban fighters carrying US-made weapons that they took from Afghan forces. This poses a serious threat to the United States and our allies,” Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, told Reuters by email.

Israeli airstrikes destroyed a missile depot for Hezbollah

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Israeli airstrikes destroyed a missile depot for Hezbollah - GEOPOLITIKI.COM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that Israeli airstrikes targeted an ammunition depot belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah militia in Damascus countryside.
The observatory said, in a statement, on Friday, that there were significant material losses as a result of the Israeli bombing, including a warehouse of missiles for Hezbollah.

The Britain-based observatory indicated that the Israeli raids targeted sites of Hezbollah and other Iranian militias in the countryside of Homs and the southern suburbs of Damascus.
And on Thursday, Syrian TV announced, the air defenses responded to an air attack in the sky of Damascus.

But minutes later, the Syrian news agency confirmed that Israeli planes had targeted with missiles some points in the vicinity of the cities of Damascus and Homs.

SANA pointed out that “the Syrian air defenses shot down most of the missiles.”
In turn, the German news agency quoted residents living in areas south of the capital, Damascus, as saying that they saw a number of missiles launched by the Syrian army towards areas south and west of the capital, Damascus and that a number of them destroyed targets in the air and saw missiles exploding.

The residents confirmed that they saw a number of rockets falling in areas south of the capital and that the flames were launched from the sites that were bombed.

SANA pointed out that the Syrian air defenses fired more than 10 missiles to confront the missiles that targeted the vicinity of the capital.

Over the past year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has counted 39 strikes, during which Israel targeted Iranian militias on Syrian territory.