Burundi: Burundi: Ebola Preparedness – Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRBI015

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster On 1 August 2018, just one week after the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak in Equator province, the 10th Ebola epidemic of the DRC was declared in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which…

Here’s A Glimpse At China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter

Here’s A Glimpse At China’s New J-20 Stealth Fighter On August 1, China celebrated the founding of the People’s Liberation Army by allowing some high-resolution photos of the next-generation J-20 stealth fighter to leak, complete with a tasteful photoshopped-on patriotic dragon painting just below the…

Iran Unveils New Generation of Laser Guided Missiles For Fighter Jets

In August, Iran unveiled a new generation of totally indigenous high-precision missiles, equipped with an advanced target acquisition and homing system, Fars News reported. The Fateh Mobin radar-evading tactical missile that was presented at a ceremony to deliver 10 updated Su-22 fighter jets to the…

U.S. Marines & Swedish Marines • Amphibious Raid Exercise

U.S. Marines join Swedish Marines in exercise Archipelago Endeavor 18 from August 30 – September 5, 2018 in Sweden’s Stockholm archipelago islands. The bilateral exercise with units from the United States Marine Corps’ Marine Rotational Force-Europe and Sweden’s 1st Marine Regiment is designed to increase…

THE EVOLUTION OF PAKISTANI CRUISE MISSILES

Ukraine’s state-run defence firm Ukroboronprom 30th August announced a successful test of a new cruise missile, dubbed Neptune. However, Yuzhmash, the developer of the Neptue cruise missile had sold design documents of its earlier cruise missile designs to Pakistan. Pakistan’s Clandestine Missile Acquisition Babur Cruise…

Rafael’s Spike ER2 Unveiled With 16 km Extended Strike Range

On August 31, 2018, Israeli weapon manufacturer Rafael unveiled Spike-ER2, a fifth-generation multipurpose precision-guided missile system, which is an enhanced stand-off version of 170 mm Spike-ER with a new extended range of 16 km (9.94 mi) and other capability augmentations. A basic Spike-ER is an…

The Only Thing That Might Kill a New F-22 Fighter for Japan

The Only Thing That Might Kill a New F-22 Fighter for Japan In August 2018, the Nikkei Asian Review detailed aspects of a proposal by Lockheed Martin to partner with Japanese companies to produce a new model of the F-22 Raptor, the world’s most capable…

Cuba receives UN complaint on political prisoner Eduardo Cardet

RADIO MARTI, August 29, 2018—An NGO associated with the United Nations has shown interest in the health of a prominent Cuban political prisoner. The organization’s complaint on the conditions of his detention were sent to the Castro regime’s General Prosecutor’s Office, according to information from Eduardo…

Whistleblower objects to Dutch €100,000 award to UN rights chief

GENEVA, 30 August 2018 – A whistleblower who formerly worked at the UN human rights office is objecting to the Dutch government’s upcoming €100,000 award on September 3rd for outgoing UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid al-Hussein. Full letter below by Miranda Brown. ——…

Su-57 and MiG-35 Land Russian Orders During Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value of the orders exceeded 130 billion roubles (nearly $2 billion) and calls for the delivery…