MiG-31 interceptor practice in 32,808 feet of stratosphere .

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Russian Air Force MiG-31 supersonic interceptors were used in simulated air battles in the upper atmosphere over Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East, Pacific Fleet press service said Thursday. Read more “MiG-31 pilots practiced simulated aerial combat in the stratosphere, where the second crew acted as targets,” Pacific Fleet Air Force said in a statement, as cited by Interfax news agency. “The combat training mainly focused on practicing techniques of air combat using both offensive and defensive combat maneuvers at high altitudes,” according to the statement. The aircrew of the MiG-31…

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A U.S. commando died in Yeman – First casuality in Trums Era

By Mohammed Ghobari and Phil Stewart | SANAA/WASHINGTON A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded carrying out a deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, in the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump. The U.S. military said it killed 14 militants in a raid on a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes. Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed. Two more U.S.…

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Netanyahu in hot water over praise of Trump’s wall

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By Luke Baker | JERUSALEM When Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tweet in support of President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the Mexican border, the Israeli prime minister can barely have expected it would be retweeted 40,000 times and cause a backlash at home and abroad. Already under arguably the greatest pressure he has faced in his 11 years as prime minister, with police questioning him in two criminal probes into abuse of office, aligning himself with Trump may further undermine his standing. The tweet, sent from his personal…

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USA green card holder also have to go through extensive screening

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U.S. green card holders will require additional screening before they can return to the United States, the White House said on Saturday. Earlier, a Department of Homeland Security official said people holding green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, were included in President Donald Trump’s executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. “It will bar green card holders,” Gillian Christensen, acting Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said in an email. A senior White House official later sought to clarify the situation, saying…

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Russian Tu-160 Blackjack – The star of the Sky in syria

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The newest incarnation of Russia’s Tu-160 supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier, one of Moscow’s most formidable weapons, is expected to have double the functionality of its current version. In November 2015, the world’s fastest bombers unleashed hell on Daesh terrorists in Syria with Kh-555 and Kh-101 cruise missiles. A year later, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced the Russian Aerospace Forces will acquire around 50 upgraded Tu-160M2 planes. The M2 designation indicates that this is the latest version of Russia’s largest, heaviest and fastest bomber, which Tupolev dubbed the ‘White Swan’ and…

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Ming Class Attack Submarine in Bangladesh navy

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Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh paid a reported $203 million for the two submarines, a deal that reflects the country’s growing economic and defence ties with Beijing. Armed forces spokeswoman Taposhi Rabeya said they would become part of the country’s naval fleet at the beginning of next year. The Ming-class submarines (Type 035) are medium sized diesel-electric submarines. In the 1960s China reverse engineered the Russian Romeo Class into…

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