U.S. das not delay the delivery of F-16 fighters to Iraq – Pentagon

U.S.  das  not delay the delivery of F-16 fighters to Iraq - Pentagon

30.06.2014 ARMS-TASS

WASHINGTON, June 28. (ARMS-TASS)it is not delay in the delivery of the U.S. F-16 fighters to Iraq, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reported earlier. It was announced on Friday at a regular press briefing by Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

“There is no slowing. We still adhere to the program (supply), and this process continues, despite the instability in Iraq,” – he said. However, Kirby acknowledged that the U.S. contractor, “Lockheed Martin” withdrew 25 of its professionals engaged in Iraq, who were preparing for the arrival of F-16 fighters at an air base near the town of Balad, the central part of the country. ” The preparing was curtailed due to the uncertainty and violence in the region. These contractors were took out from the air base,” – ITAR-TASS. quoted from Rear Admiral

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U.S. will not allow Israel to deliver to Poland the missile defense system for $ 13 billion

U.S. will not allow Israel to deliver to  Poland  the  missile defense system  for  $ 13 billion

16.05.2014 NEWSru.co.il

International news agency Reuters reported citing a senior source in the Israeli defense structures , the Pentagon put a secret veto on arms deal between Israel and Poland , the amount of which is estimated at $ 13 billion.

Reporters Dan Williams and Andrea Shalala say that American leadership has banned Israel to sell for Poland the missile defense system ” Magic Wand ” (the second name – ” Sling of David” ) which are at the stage of advanced test.

Russia may suspend the GPS stations on its territory , as well as the supply of rocket engines to the U.S.

Russia may suspend the GPS stations on its territory , as well as the supply of rocket engines to  the U.S.

TSAMTO , May 13. Russia starting from June 1 to suspend the work of 11 satellite earth stations of GPS navigation system on its territory. On this, as the ” RIA Novosti ” reports, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said .

Russia still continues to create its own global navigation system GLONASS. According to Rogozin , the U.S. refused to place on its territory the station of GLONASS for signal correction .

” On June 1, we’ll stop the work GPS stations», – Dmitry Rogozin said.

At the same time, according to Rogozin , the Russian side is ready to negotiate with the U.S. on equal cooperation . However, if during the summer of this year, the negotiations came to nothing , on September 1, GPS stations in Russia will be permanently discontinued .

Furthermore , as stated by Dmitry Rogozin , Russia , in response to the U.S. sanctions may suspend the delivery of rocket engines RD-180 and SC- 33 to the U.S., the agency said .

According to him, “we will proceed from realities . We can not continue to supply engines RD -180 , if they are not used by the United States for civilian purposes , and will not be able to continue routine maintenance work on engines that have been set in the United States . ”

As recalled , ” RIA Novosti ” , currently RD- 180 manufactured by NPO “Energomash” are supplied to U.S. for use on heavy rocket ” Atlas 5 “, by which the satellites, including military satellites, are brought to orbit.

In addition, Russia may terminate the supply in the United States the rocket engines NK-33 production of “Kuznetsov ” , which are used on launch vehicles “Antares” .

The U.S. government has asked the court to overturn a ban on Russian rocket engines

The U.S. government has asked the court to overturn a ban on Russian rocket engines

12/05/2014 ITAR-TASS

The U.S. government and the corporation United Launch Alliance (ULA), established by aerospace giants – Boeing and Lockheed Martin, appealed to the Court of Federal Claims to revoke a temporary ban on the purchase of Russian rocket engine RD-180 for U.S. carriers ” Atlas 5 “. A week ago, Judge Susan Braden made this decision on the basis that the procurement of these engines produced by company “Energomash” violate U.S. sanctions imposed against Russia because of the situation around Ukraine.

In the skies over the Crimea the U.S. drone was captured

In the skies over the Crimea the  U.S. drone was captured

TVC.RU
” Rosteh ” reported about the interception of an American drone in the Crimea. State Corporation claims that the machine was at an altitude of 4000 meters and was almost invisible from the ground.

In the skies over the Crimea the U.S. reconnaissance and shock drone was intercepted , according to a statement on the website of the state corporation Rosteh . UAV MQ-5B was a member of the 66th group of American Military Intelligence Brigade with major stationed in Bavaria, the report says.

In Rosteh reported that the machine was at an altitude of 4000 meters and was almost invisible from the ground. Using a range of EW ( electronic warfare ) “Avtobaza” (“Depot”) was able to break the link with its American operators , and unit had to make an emergency landing .

In state-owned corporation it was said that this is the second case of interception U.S. drone over the peninsula . According to some reports , the U.S. has been in service with 18 such devices .

The U.S. is trying to torpedo the deal to supply Israeli weapons to India

The U.S. is trying to torpedo the deal to supply Israeli weapons to India

18.02.2014 NEWSru.co.il

U.S. trying to derail the sale of Israeli anti-tank missiles to the armed forces of India. Earlier it was reported that the contract amount is 2.759 billion.

Amir Rapoport writes in ” Maariv ” that the Israeli side agreed to almost everything with Indian partners , when U.S. Secretary of State , John Kerry and other senior officials of the U.S. administration intervened. They demanded the Indian authorities to refuse to buy Israeli missiles “Spike .”

Instead, the U.S. offered a batch of U.S. missiles FGM- 148 Javelin. U.S. authorities also promised to attract Indian professionals to develop new missiles of this class. New Delhi has not yet decided how to proceed .

The reason for the U.S. intervention is in economic nature , Rapoport said. The government is trying to support the American war industry .

Estonia will buy U.S. drones to spy on Russia

Estonia will buy U.S. drones to spy on Russia

14.01.2014 Polit.ru

Estonian defense ministry plans to buy from the Pentagon a batch of reconnaissance UAV , Eesti Paevaleht reports.
To make this transaction it will soon be declared a special contest. It will also founded a new secret intelligence center of the Estonian Defence Forces.
According to the newspaper, Estonia along with another twelve NATO nations acquire U.S. drone Global Hawk.