The US authorities are not planning to release details on the recent operation, aimed at rescuing American citizens held captive by the Islamic State militants in Syria, the Assistant to the US President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism said.
Independence supporters have downed a Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 Frogfoot attack plane over the Luhansk region late on Wednesday, a spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said.
The United States will continue its campaign against the Islamic State militants despite their threats and the execution of American journalist James Foley, US President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
The Japanese government is reinterpreting current guidelines in order to allow the Self-Defense Forces’ (SDF) to provide logistical support to US forces in the event of an emergency on the Korean Peninsula, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday.
Air defense units of the Eastern Military District successfully repelled a simulated attack, hitting all aircraft and combat drone targets as part of a snap check of combat readiness, a Russian military spokesman said Wednesday.
Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are practicing the repelling of a massive air missile strike as part of large-scale exercises at the Ashuluk testing range in southern Russia, involving surface-to-air missile systems field firing, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Klimov told the press Wednesday.
A supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, developed jointly by Russia and India, leaves any enemy helpless as no effective protection against the BrahMos has been created so far, Sudhir Mishra, the new head of the BrahMos Aerospace Corporation told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.
The Islamic State militant group may have beheaded US journalist James Foley, taken prisoner by armed men in Syria in 2012, in retaliation for airstrikes against its rebels approved by US President Barack Obama earlier this month.
Russia is carrying out air defense drills with live firing from S-300 and S-400 air defense systems at its Ashuluk testing range in the southern Astrakhan Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Russia’s Defense Ministry is going to continue holding international competitions in addition to Aviadarts for air force fliers and Tank Biathlon World Championship for tank crews, a similar naval contest will be held on the Caspian Flotilla next year.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered to strike “terror targets” in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian rockets landed in the Jewish state Tuesday despite ceasefire, a government source told RIA Novosti.