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07 June 2020 Military News

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  • Ford Completes Largest Aircraft Embark NNS 07 Jun 2020 -- With Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 embarked, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) logged significant milestones this week during Post Delivery Test and Trials (PDT&T) operations at sea.
  • US Special Op forces testing Israeli-made smart rifle system in Syria Press TV 07 Jun 2020 -- US special operations forces are currently testing and evaluating an Israeli-developed computerized fire control and rifle sight system downrange in Syria, according to the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
  • Russia's Admiral Kasatonov Stealth Warship Completes State Sea Trials Sputnik 07 Jun 2020 -- The Admiral Kasatonov frigate is capable of destroying surface ships, convoys and airborne military units, along with searching and targeting submarines and providing anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and anti-missile defence.
  • PLA conducts maneuvers in high-altitude NW China amid border tensions with India Global Times 07 Jun 2020 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has organized a large-scale maneuver operation featuring thousands of paratroopers plus armored vehicles to the country's high-altitude northwestern region over a long distance from Central China's Hubei Province amid border tensions between China and India.
  • Mission Sagar - INS Kesari at Port Victoria, Seychelles India PIB 07 Jun 2020 -- As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Victoria, Seychelles, on 07 June 2020. The Government of India in these difficult times is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and towards the same INS Kesari is carrying a consignment of COVID related essential medicines for the people of Seychelles.
  • OPERATION SAMUDRA SETU - INS JALASHWA ARRIVES AT TUTICORIN WITH 700 INDIAN CITIZENS EMBARKED FROM MALDIVES India PIB 07 Jun 2020 -- INS Jalashwa, deployed by the Indian Navy for "Operation SamudraSetu", entered Tuticorinharbour with 700 Indian nationals evacuated from Male, Maldvies on 07 June 2020. Thus far INS Jalashwa has evacuated 2672 Indian citizens from Maldives and Sri Lanka to India as part of Vande Bharat Mission.
  • Iran military overhauls 10 helicopters, puts them in service Press TV 07 Jun 2020 -- Ten Iranian military helicopters have been overhauled and become operational by the country's military industries.
  • Saudi Arabia exempts Western arms purchases from austerity plan: FT Press TV 07 Jun 2020 -- Saudi Arabia is reportedly continuing to import weapons from Western countries, especially the United States, despite austerity measures taken recently to handle the kingdom's worst financial crisis in decades.
  • Western Arms Makers Unscathed by Saudi Austerity Drive, Report Says Sputnik 07 Jun 2020 -- Last month, the kingdom introduced austerity measures to cope with the global economic downturn caused by the coronavirus and reeling oil prices. The measures included tripling the VAT, suspending cost of living allowances for state employees, and other "painful but necessary" moves to preserve financial and economic stability.

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