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01 October 2019 Military News

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  • LCS Successfully Launches Naval Strike Missile NNS 01 Oct 2019 -- The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Oct. 1 (local date) during Pacific Griffin.
  • National Background Investigations Bureau Transferred to Department of Defense DoD 01 Oct 2019 -- Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) successfully completed the transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) from OPM to the DoD's Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
  • New Agency Provides Personnel Vetting, Technology Protection DoD News 01 Oct 2019 -- Officials unfurled the flag of the new Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency yesterday during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, one day before the agency officially opened for business.
  • U.S. Competition With China Ongoing Challenge DoD News 01 Oct 2019 -- The U.S. competition with China is the ongoing challenge of this generation, Randall Schriver said at a Brookings Institution event in Washington.
  • Command and control of AFCENT from Shaw, not CAOC CENTCOM 01 Oct 2019 -- In a historic first, Airmen geographically separated from the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar executed all aspects of command and control of U.S. Air Forces Central Command's air power from the United States.
  • Navy Reestablishes Submarine Group 2 NNS 01 Oct 2019 -- Taking another important step in response to the reemergence of great power competition, the Navy reestablished Commander, Submarine Group (SUBGRU) 2 in Norfolk, Virginia. Sept. 30 following its disestablishment in August 2014.
  • NATO ambassadors and military leaders meet to discuss disruptive technologies NATO 01 Oct 2019 -- General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, today (Tuesday 1 October) hosted a discussion by the members of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO Military Committee NATO civilian and military leaders on the impact of disruptive technologies on our future security.
  • South Korea's Role Key in Advancing Indo-Pacific Vision DoD News 01 Oct 2019 -- Competing, deterring and winning in the face of revisionist competitors such as China and Russia won't be easy, the undersecretary of defense for policy said.
  • China's grand military parade showcases confidence, transparency, stokes patriotism Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- A grand military parade and a mass pageantry marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) were held in Beijing on Tuesday that featured the country's most sophisticated weaponry and spectacular performances, while patriotism and pride swelled among Chinese as they celebrated the country's seven decades of achievement under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
  • President Xi reviews armed forces on National Day for first time People's Daily 01 Oct 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewed the armed forces at the heart of Beijing Tuesday morning, his first on National Day, to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
  • China marks 70th founding anniv., shows off ICBM, other advanced weaponry Press TV 01 Oct 2019 -- China has celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding with a massive military parade in Beijing showing off some of the world's most advanced weaponry, including an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the backbone of its nuclear deterrence force.
  • China's Xi Presides Over Massive Display of Military Might on National Day Radio Free Asia 01 Oct 2019 -- The ruling Chinese Communist Party rolled out its latest tanks, ballistic missiles and supersonic drones on Tuesday in a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949.
  • China Marks 70th Anniversary of Communist Party Rule as Violent Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong VOA 01 Oct 2019 -- As China showed off its military might in an elaborate parade marking the country's 70th anniversary under Communist Party rule Tuesday, violent clashes erupted between pro-democracy demonstrators and security forces in Hong Kong in a direct challenge to the mainland's tightening grip on the autonomous city.
  • China debuts most advanced ICBM DF-41 at parade Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the DF-41, made its debut at the National Day parade in Beijing on Tuesday, which Chinese military experts said is a message to the world that China has sufficient and reliable strategic nuclear power to respond to any "nuclear blackmail" from any country.
  • DF-17 ballistic missile makes debut at National Day parade Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China showcased the new DF-17, a ballistic missile said to be hypersonic with a very high defense penetration capability, for the first time at the National Day parade on Tuesday, with Chinese military expert saying that it is almost impossible to be intercepted by enemies.
  • National parade showcases nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile JL-2 Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China showcased its JL-2 nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time during the National Day parade in Beijing on Tuesday.
  • China unveils new high-altitude, high-speed reconnaissance drone WZ-8 Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China unveiled for the first time its high-altitude, high-speed drone, the WZ-8, at the National Day parade in Beijing, and Chinese experts said that the drone can provide more reliable reconnaissance data than satellites.
  • Z-20 helicopter confirmed in Chinese military service Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China's domestically made utility helicopter, the Z-20, made its debut at the National Day parade on Tuesday, a move that confirmed its active service status within the Chinese military.
  • China unveils new H-6N bomber with extended range, extra capabilities Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- China's latest bomber, the H-6N with refueling capability, made its debut at the National Day parade in Beijing on Tuesday, and Chinese military analysts said that the new bomber's ability to take aerial refueling can give it a much longer operational range compared to its predecessor H-6K.
  • China's newest tank, the Type 15, makes parade debut Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- Excelling at combat in a variety of terrains including high-elevation plateaus, forests and wetland, China's latest tank, the Type 15, rolled past Tiananmen Square in its first debut to the general public on Tuesday during the National Day parade.
  • Chinese military commissions GJ-11 stealth attack drone Global Times 01 Oct 2019 -- The Gongji-11 (GJ-11) stealth attack drone, capable of attacking strategic targets without being detected, was showcased at Tuesday's National Day parade, indicating it is in active Chinese military service.
  • China unveils most advanced Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles People's Daily 01 Oct 2019 -- China unveiled Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles, the country's most advanced and powerful deterrent, in a National Day military parade in central Beijing Tuesday.
  • Backgrounder: Reform in China's national defense and armed forces People's Daily 01 Oct 2019 -- China is advancing defense and military modernization across the board and deepening reform in national defense and armed forces in all respects.
  • How Does It Feel? Zarif Gets No Sympathy For Not Being Able To Travel In New York RFE/RL 01 Oct 2019 -- When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted pictures of himself video-chatting with the country's United Nations envoy, who is in a New York hospital fighting cancer, he wanted to highlight U.S. travel restrictions on him and gain sympathy at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.
  • Defense min says no proof of Iran's involvement in Aramco attack IRNA 01 Oct 2019 -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Tuesday that there is no proof regarding the involvement of Iran in attacking Aramco, adding the allegations are totally baseless.
  • Iran opposes foreign military presence in Caspian Sea IRNA 01 Oct 2019 -- Iran expressed its opposition to any foreign military presence in the Caspian Sea, saying the body of water should provide peace and friendship for its littoral states.
  • Iran has most powerful helicopters in the ME: Army Aviation commander ISNA 01 Oct 2019 -- Iran Army Aviation commander said the country's defence and security power is acknowledged in the world as an indisputable power.
  • IRGC disproved invincibility of US military: Senior Iranian general Press TV 01 Oct 2019 -- Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani says the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully shattered the invincibility myth of the US military.
  • Japan - Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for AEGIS Destroyers DSCA 01 Oct 2019 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) sustainment and services in support of eight (8) Japan AEGIS Destroyers consisting of four (4) KONGO Class Destroyers, two (2) ATAGO Class Destroyers, two (2) MAYA Class Destroyers and one (1) Japanese Computer Test Site (JCPTS) for an estimated cost of $140 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 1, 2019.

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