March 30, 2013 7:03AM
THE FLEXING of military muscles has spread beyond North Korea, with both Russia and China demonstrating their might to nervous neighbours.
China held a `surprise’ naval exercise in the disputed South China Sea earlier this week as Russia put on a show of its resurgent military strength in the Black Sea.
China’s activity in the disputed region involved some of its most modern warships.
An amphibious assault exercise – where [...]
On Dec. 5, the first American, Dutch and German Patriot missiles landed in Turkey.
Within hours, three Russian warships had put into Syria’s Tartus port – the Novocherkassk and Saratov landing craft and the MB-304 supply vessel. Aboard were 300 marines. And not only fighting men. They also delivered a fearsome weapon for Assad’s army and a game changer in the Syrian conflict: 24 Iskander 9K720 (NATO codenamed SS-26 Stone) cruise [...]
Time for talk in the South China Sea may be coming to an end.
After nearly a year of back-and-forth between its neighbors regarding island rights in the China Sea, Beijing just concluded a very well documented, live-fire island landing drill.
The mission involved landing craft, artillery, infantry troops, and multiple aircraft. To be sure their abilities were documented and seen by the world Beijing released the following video, which to be [...]
NASA’s new lander CRASHES AND BURNS
Curiosity’s potential sucessor, Morpheus, explodes after hardware failure
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NASA’s prototype landing craft of the future, Morpheus, has crashed and burned in its latest launch test. Morpheus is designed to become a general-purpose lander capable of setting down payloads wherever NASA wants them. The Moon, Mars and even asteroids are mentioned in its design brief.
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Is Russia Finally Inching Away From Syria’s Assad?
Why the Syrian leader’s most important international backer might start looking for a way out.
The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that a Russian naval squadron, including an antisubmarine ship and three marine-landing craft, left Severomorsk in the Arctic for the Mediterranean. Several more ships will join it en route. Together, they will pay a call to Tartus, Syria, Russia’s only naval facility outside of the [...]