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China wanted two more super aircraft carriers, but that idea sank

China wanted two more super aircraft carriers, but that idea sank

For over a decade, China has been steadily building up plans to deploy six aircraft carriers of progressively greater capability.
Weapon Systems
Northrop Grumman to supply navigation payloads for DARPA’s Blackjack satellites
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 million contract to provide positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payloads for the Blackjack program.
Weapon Systems
Royal Marines trial jet-pack for boarding ships [vid]

Royal Marines trial jet-pack for boarding ships [vid]

Royal Marines conducted “a very successful exercise” testing the capability of the Gravity Jet Suit to support Royal Marine boarding operations.
Defence NATO
First test flight of Skyborg’s “Computer Brain” flown on UTAP-22 Loyal Wingman Drone
While the familiar UTAP-22 was used for this early test, Boeing, General Atomics, and Kratos will soon begin supplying new drones for further testing.
Defence Weapon Systems
Russia’s armed forces test combat readiness close to Ukraine’s border
By Roger N. McDermott* Since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in February–March 2014 and its subsequent involvement in destabilizing southeastern Ukraine, Russia’s Armed Forces frequently conduct force generation close to the border. In March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered a snap inspection of combat readiness across Russia’s system of Joint Strategic Commands......
NATO Russia
Jerusalem violence risks scuppering Turkey's reconciliation with Israel
Any chance of a genuine thaw in Turkey-Israel relations has become an afterthought amid ongoing violence between Israeli security forces and Palestinians. By Nicholas Morgan* The current flare-up began on May 8 over the planned eviction of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem, an area of the city captured by Israel in 1967. Protestors gathered across the Old City, the......
Defence United States Russia