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SOURCE: NEWS18

The two world wars have taught the world that the expenditure is never too much when speaking of defence and security. And over the years, gargantuan investments on research and development have been put into the sector not only by the developed and superpower nations but the developing ones as well. However, topping that list, needless to say, is the United States of America. A few months back, the country made it to headlines in India for something other than what its President, Donald Trump Tweeted. It was for a humble offer that was extended to India to ditch the S-400 fighter jets from Russia for their in-house developed F-35 aircraft.

But, the media hype that followed Prime Minister’s visit to the US, speculating it for the same, is in the past now. And that is not why we are here. The fact that the controversy-ridden aircraft was so generously offered to India is merely the news this time. Because we are here to talk about the helmet for all its pilots. And the fact that it costs approximately Rs 2.8 crore apiece. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE PRINT

US President Donald Trump tweeted a picture of the K9 soldier who had chased down ISIS leader Ab? Bakr al-Baghdadi through a dark and dangerous tunnel in Idlib, Syria, during a Delta Force raid over the weekend that eventually killed him. The dog has now been identified as Conan, a Belgian Malinois, who is back to duty after being injured in the operation. It was the same breed of the dog that was used by the US Navy Seals in the 2011 operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Known for their super agility, sharp mind and spectacular endurance and aggressiveness, the Belgian Malinois has emerged as the new favourite of the special forces and enforcement agencies across the world. Continue reading

SOURCE: NDTV

The military dog slightly wounded in the US raid which resulted in the death of jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is recovering and back on duty, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. General Mark Milley said the dog had performed a “tremendous service” during the special forces weekend assault in Syria that led to the death of the leader of the ISIS.

Announcing Baghdadi’s death, President Donald Trump said Sunday that the “beautiful” and “talented” dog had pursued the ISIS leader into a dark tunnel where he blew himself up with a suicide vest, killing himself and three children and wounding the dog. Continue reading

SOURCE: TWP

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive ISIS terrorist, died during a U.S. military operation in Syria, an important breakthrough more than five years after he had launched a self-proclaimed caliphate that inspired violence worldwide. “Last night the United States brought the world’s No. 1 terrorist leader to justice,” Trump said in a televised announcement from the White House. “He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone.”

In what the president called a “dangerous and daring” nighttime operation, helicopters inserted a team of American Special Operations troops into a volatile area of northwest Syria, where they began an assault on a terrorist compound culminating in a retreat by Baghdadi into an underground hideaway. There, in a “dead-end tunnel,” Trump said, al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest, killing himself and three of what were believed to be his six children. Continue reading

SOURCE: SP Guide Publications

One of the world’s most iconic air mobility platforms, the C-130J Super Hercules has surpassed 2 million flight hours in operations across the world, Lockheed Martin announced on October 16.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is among the 22 operators of the C-130 special missions aircraft across 18 nations. “These (2 Million) hours were logged beginning with the C-130J’s first flight on April 5, 1996, through the end of July 2019,” Lockheed Martin declared in a statement on the milestone. The C-130J Super Hercules is the current production model of the legendary C-130 Hercules aircraft, which was first flown in the 1950s. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ATUL KUMAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

As time passing , tussle between US and Iran getting advance. After ending many waivers to buyers of Iranian oil now Donald Trump posted a threatening tweet against Iran which is really a matter of serious concern. On the other side Iran government has vowed to protect its territory at any cost. Tensions between Washington DC and Tehran gets heat when a unknown rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s highly protected green zone on 19th June at night, falling near the American Embassy but causing no casualties. Although there are tensions in the gulf but it seems US is not in the mood of war and Trump publicly appealed to Iran to call him, the white house contacted the Swiss on 9th may to share a phone number the Iranians could call the white house.

But Swiss likely won’t hand over the number unless the Tehran asked for it. Well US asked Swiss for this help because since 1980 after Islamic Revolution in Iran there are no diplomatic relation between US and Iran. But on 10th may Iranian Islamic revolutionary guards head said Iran would not talk to US. Continue reading