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26 April 2020 Military News

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  • US Navy faces another major COVID-19 outbreak aboard warship in Pacific Press TV 26 Apr 2020 -- The US Navy is reportedly fighting a new coronavirus outbreak on yet another one of its warships as 33 American sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Kidd have tested positive for the disease so far.
  • Chinese aircraft carrier maneuver aimed at achieving multiple results CNA 26 Apr 2020 -- A recent training mission of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, which sailed through waters near Japan and Taiwan and into the South China Sea near Vietnam, has been seen by a Taiwanese defense analyst as a maneuver with the aim of "hitting three birds with one stone."
  • China adjusts national defense patent fee reduction policy PLA Daily 26 Apr 2020 -- The Equipment Development Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) announces on April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day, that China will adjust the national defense patent fee reduction policy to reduce the burden of innovation entities and encourage the innovative development in defense technology and equipment construction.
  • IRGC to receive new 'Fotros' drones with 2,000 km range Press TV 26 Apr 2020 -- Commander of the IRGC Ground Force's Drone Division has said that the force will receive new Fotros drones enjoying an operational range of 2,000 kilometres in the near future.
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards to Take Delivery of New Stealthy Drone With 2,000 km Range - Report Sputnik 26 Apr 2020 -- First unveiled in late 2013, the prospective 'Fotros' drone, built by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization, was once thought to have been an abandoned prototype.
  • Comdr upbeat with capable defense industry, strong Navy IRNA 26 Apr 2020 -- Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces for Coordination Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday that the capable defense industry has made the defense power self-sufficient and the armed forces are well-prepared to defend national interests in open Seas.
  • US tells UN to renew Iran arms embargo in breach of nuclear deal Press TV 26 Apr 2020 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the United Nations Security Council to extend its conventional arms embargo on Iran, set to expire in October, citing Tehran's recent satellite launch.
  • Taiwan needs new medium-range missile: analyst CNA 26 Apr 2020 -- The development of the "Yun Feng" (Cloud Peak) medium-range surface-to-surface missile is strategically important to Taiwan as a deterrent, a defense analyst told CNA amid reports that the weapon system had been tested recently.

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