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20 September 2020 Military News

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  • USS Roosevelt Completes PASSEX with Bulgarian Navy US Navy 20 Sep 2020 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Bulgarian naval counterparts in the Black Sea, Sept. 20, 2020.
  • Antietam Conducts Tomahawk Live-fire Missile Shoot for Exercise Valiant Shield 2020 US Navy 20 Sep 2020 -- Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on the integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.
  • US Offers Russia to Extend START Treaty for Less Than Five Years Sputnik 20 Sep 2020 -- The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) will expire on 5 February 2021 if it is not extended. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin previously proposed extending the treaty for five years without any preconditions.
  • UK Increases Spy Flights Near Russian Border Trying to Find Moscow’s ‘Vulnerabilities’: Report Sputnik 20 Sep 2020 -- On Friday, Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate, said that in 2020, the number of foreign reconnaissance flights in the Black Sea region has increased by 40 percent compared to last year.
  • PLA warplanes featured in drills in Taiwan Straits ‘capable of seizing air superiority and command of sea’ Global Times 20 Sep 2020 -- In two consecutive days of military drills in the Taiwan Straits on Friday and Saturday, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted nearly 40 sorties featuring four major types of warplanes - air superiority fighters, multirole fighters, bombers and an anti-submarine warfare aircraft, which Chinese mainland analysts said on Sunday are capable of seizing air superiority and command of the sea over the island of Taiwan and in the Straits.
  • PLA soldiers on border patrol given new high-tech outfits to withstand harsh winter Global Times 20 Sep 2020 -- A new article published by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily revealed that Chinese soldiers on border patrol have been equipped with new clothes that feature advanced design, high technology and practical functions, which can help them better enforce their task of safeguarding border regions.
  • Taiwan will 'fire back' if attacked by China: military source CNA 20 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan will not make any provocative moves but will return fire if Chinese forces attack, a military source said Sunday, amid rising tensions across the Taiwan Strait due to China's recent incursions into Taiwan airspace.
  • The Last Voyage: Indian Aircraft Carrier Ship 'Viraat' Sails to Gujarat for Final Farewell Sputnik 20 Sep 2020 -- After having served in the UK’s Royal Navy as the HMS Hermes, the vessel was inducted into the Indian Navy back in 1987. In India, the ship was renamed the “Viraat”, which is the Hindi word for “gigantic”. True to its name, the vessel weighs 27,800 tonnes and holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-serving warship in the world.
  • IRGC Commander Reiterates Revenge For Killing Soleimani Radio Farda 20 Sep 2020 -- The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, once again threatened to go after all who had a role in killing the IRGC's Qods Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, insisting that the end of the United States is an "undeniable reality."
  • IRGC commander: Iran's Islamic revolution destroyed enemies' power equilibrium IRNA 20 Sep 2020 -- Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami commented on the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran which enticed animosity of the hegemonic powers and said as the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini proved, the US has been capable of doing nothing so far.
  • Saudi Navy receives new batch of French-made Speed Interceptor Boats SPA 20 Sep 2020 -- Commander of the Saudi Royal Naval Forces Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili patronized here today the delivery ceremony of the second and third batches of the French-made Speed Interceptor Boats HS132 as part of a joint cooperation framework between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of France in the field of military manufacture and cooperation.

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