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23 February 2020 Military News

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  • USS Ross en route to the Black Sea NNS 23 Feb 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) began its north-bound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea Feb. 23, 2020, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region.
  • 18th AGRS replicates threats during Cope North 2020 US Air Force 23 Feb 2020 -- Twelve Soviet-style blue, black and forest flanker-themed F-16 Fighting Falcons took flight from a frigid 20-below-zero airfield in the Alaskan frontier to traverse the Pacific to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to unleash havoc during exercise Cope North 2020, Feb. 12-28.
  • Chinese Army to procure 1.4 million body armor units in 2 years Global Times 23 Feb 2020 -- As the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is striving to enhance its combat readiness and preparing for military conflicts, potentially against Taiwan secessionists and US provocations, the PLA Army announced its plan to procure a whopping 1.4 million units of high-quality body armor with plates for a top limit price of about 13 billion yuan ($1.85 billion) in the coming two years, which is expected to keep PLA casualty numbers as low as possible.
  • Yemeni army unveils four advanced domestically-built missile defense systems Press TV 23 Feb 2020 -- Yemeni armed forces have unveiled four domestically-built long-range, surface-to-air missile defense systems, which could act as game changers and alter the course of battle in the face of the deadly campaign led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen.
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure The White House 23 Feb 2020

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