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The number of fragments exploding in orbit, the Russian tank has tripled

The amount of debris in the tank of the upper stage "Fregat" exploded in space in may, has nearly tripled from 65 to 175, follows from the data of the U.S. air force published on the dedicated website space-track.org.

According to the American military tank "Frigate" exploded in orbit on may 8, this resulted in 65 of the wreckage. Roskosmos confirmed the destruction, noting that the debris threatened the International space station and Russian satellites.

A Russian fighter jet intercepted an American aircraft over the Black sea

Russian su-27 intercepted the approaching to the border of Russia an American reconnaissance aircraft in the Black sea, the defense Ministry reported.

The crew approached the aircraft objects and identified them as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the U.S. air force and the plane of base patrol aircraft P-8A "Poseidon".

Rouhani called the interception of U.S. air force Iranian plane "aviatrissa"

The actions of the air force of the United States against an Iranian passenger aircraft are "aviatrissa", said Wednesday Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

"Is it possible to in the international air corridor on the existing route to the passenger plane, where adults, children and women who flew fighter, intimidating them. No doubt – this aviatiors," said Rouhani during a meeting of the government shown on television.

"This is something new": NATO figured out how to fight against the Russian tanks

To detect, to specify the coordinates, identify the target and transmit the command to destroy American defense Agency advanced development DARPA has announced a competition to create technology to automatically detect moving ground vehicles and even to determine its type. This development is part of the global concept of "mosaic war." About the features of the new strategy of the Pentagon — in the material RIA Novosti.

DARPA invites all interested companies to submit algorithms that will help the synthetic aperture radar to pinpoint the location of ground vehicles in motion. In the specification it is specified that the speed of the tank or the APC can be very small — such targets are difficult to detect. The new technology is planned to test drones that will teach you to find your own camouflaged on the ground armored vehicles.

The Pentagon called the new Russian submarine "a serious problem"

New Russian submarines and cruise missiles pose a "serious problem" for the United States, said Lieutenant General U.S. air force Glen van Herc.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on the armed forces, discusses the candidacy of van Herc for the position of commander of the Northern command of the United States (NORTHCOM), in whose sphere of responsibility includes the territory of the country in North America.

"Against Russia and China": how the Americans are increasing their aircraft

The Pentagon believes that in case of war with Russia and China on the American aircraft will have difficulty with the transfer of cargo and soldiers for short distances. Therefore the USAF are seriously interested in the program of so-called helicopter of the future, implemented in the interests of the army. That kind of machine — in the material RIA Novosti.

Today in the U.S. air force about 200 helicopters is search and rescue HH-60 in various modifications, multi-purpose UH-1N and training TH-1H. Rotary-wing technology to transport cargo and perform other tasks in the air force there. According to experts, this will severely limit their opportunities in large-scale armed conflict.

In London noted the importance of reviewing the defence because of fear of Russia and China

The Minister of defence of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace stressed the importance of reconsidering the foreign policy of great Britain, as well as policy in the fields of defense, security and development because of fears of threats in space by Russia and China.

The head of the British space program Vice-Marshal Harvey Smith this week after the space command of the United States has accused Russia of carrying out the July tests in space of anti-satellite weapons. Space command, the U.S. said it has evidence that Russia held a "non-destructive testing anti-satellite space weapons". According to American data, July 15, from the Sputnik "Kosmos-2543" separated another object. As stated by the us military, the launch of the "object" was held next to another Russian satellite.

The coalition led by the USA gave Iraq control of the seventh military base

The international coalition led by the United States on Saturday handed over to Iraqi military control over a military base Besmaya, this is the seventh base handed over to the Iraqis, according to the joint command of the armed forces of Iraq.

He noted that the Spanish military stationed at this base, will train the Iraqi. "The Spanish military will leave Iraq upon completion of their mission," said al-khafājī.

In Florida one man died in the shooting at an air force base

On the basis of the US air force Hurlburt field in Florida shooting occurred, he said the command base in Facebook.

"Today, at our base there were armed internal unrest, in which one person was killed and one was injured," wrote the commander of the 1st special operations wing air force base Jocelyn Schermerhorn.

The United States said on possible responses to threats in space

The United States reserves the right to retaliate in the event of a threat in space, said assistant Secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation Christopher Ford.

"Our policy is to warn and restrain, and if necessary, respond appropriately to threats to our objects in space, are important components of our space infrastructure... if there are such attacks or the threat, of course, we reserve the right to reply in the wrong place at the wrong time and in a manner which we deem necessary", - said Ford at a press briefing, answering a question on possible responses to Russia's actions.

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