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  • US to Boost Weapons Research in Response to Russia VOA 27 Dec 2018 -- The United States will step up research in hypersonic offense and defense weapons, in response to a Russian test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic glider.
  • Littoral Combat Group 1 returns from South America NNS 27 Dec 2018 -- Sailors and Marines from Littoral Combat Group One (LCG-1) returned home to Naval Base San Diego and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the International Maritime and Naval Exhibition for South America, known as EXPONAVAL.
  • Germany 'strongly opposes deployment of US nukes in Europe' Press TV 27 Dec 2018 -- Germany is strongly opposed to the stationing of American medium-range missiles with nuclear warheads in Europe if the United States scraps a key Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia, the German top diplomat says.
  • Ukraine Received Modern Communication Equipment From NATO - Minister Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- Ukraine has received modern communication equipment from NATO member states, including due to the country's temporary period of martial law, which came to an end earlier this week, Yury Grymchak, Ukraine's deputy minister for temporarily occupied territories, said on Thursday.
  • Russian nukes far better than US nuclear peers: Missile designer Press TV 27 Dec 2018 -- A weapons designer has rated Russian nuclear missiles as being better than those owned by the United States.
  • China's Newest Carrier Begins Flight Tests Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- China's first domestically designed and built carrier, the Type 001A, has reportedly begun its fourth sea trial ahead of its anticipated April commissioning. These trials will test its aviation system for the first time.
  • US does not dare mention military option against Iran: IRGC cmdr. Press TV 27 Dec 2018 -- The top commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States' power is on the decline and faced with Iran's increasing might, it does not dare mention the military option against the Islamic Republic anymore.
  • Israel Building New Super-Stealth Wings For Its F-35Is Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced Wednesday it had begun production of a custom outer wing design for its F-35I Adir stealth fighters, a $2.5 billion deal that will see the contractor build hundreds of wing pairs for the Israel Defense Forces over the next 10 to 15 years.
  • Chinese Military Jet Enters S Korean Air Defence Zone Without Warning - Reports Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- A Chinese military jet on Thursday entered South Korean air defence zone without notice, and the South Korean Air Force responded by promptly scrambling its fighter jets, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing South Korean defence authorities.
  • Turkey Conducts Successful Test of Its First Air Bomb Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- Turkey has successfully tested its first domestically manufactured air bomb, the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology said on Thursday.
  • Turkey Would Not Let US Inspect Russian S-400s - Source Sputnik 27 Dec 2018 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu assured the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Alexei Yerkhov, that Turkey would not provide the United States with the opportunity to study S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
  • Turkey would not allow US to inspect Russian S-400 missile systems: Official Press TV 27 Dec 2018 -- A senior Turkish official says Ankara would not provide the United States with the opportunity to study the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile system, regardless of strong opposition from Washington and warnings that Turkey should not buy the anti-aircraft platform.

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