This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, China, Hama, Syria, Iran, Turkey.

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New Russian stealth assault drone’s first flight: video

Published 2019-08-07 22:20:34 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian Ministry of Defence has released footage of the first flight of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik drone, showing the unmanned aerial vehicle taking off from a test airfield and conducting a 20 minute flight at altitudes of up to 600 meters before touching back down. Testing of the UAV first began at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant earlier this year. Created by engineers from the Sukhoi Design Bureau, makers of the Russia’s Su-57 fifth generation fighter, the Okhotnik is said to be made of advanced composite materials and coatings which ‘make it practically invisible to radar’, and is fitted with equipment… Read on ->

Tags: Russia

China says it can track F-35s operating in stealth mode with new radar

Published 2019-08-07 21:53:49 by News Desk in World-News

China has developed a meter wave anti-stealth radar it says can be used to spot enemy stealth aircraft and even guide Chinese missiles toward them, China’s Global Times has reported. Speaking to the newspaper, Wu Jiangqi, a senior defence scientist at China Electronics Technology Group, a state-owned electronics giant which creates of a variety of applications for civilian and military use, including radars, said that meter wave radar “can fulfill the requirement” of detecting enemy stealth systems with high precision “as long as they are designed to serve this purpose.” The new radar, which can be deployed across a range of… Read on ->

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Tags: China

Syrian Army approaches last militant strongholds in northern Hama: map

Published 2019-08-07 21:28:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in northern Hama this week after their conditional ceasefire with the militant groups in northwestern Syria collapsed. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army resumed their assault on the towns of Arbaeen and Zakah last night, seizing the former after a fierce battle with Jaysh Al-Izza. Following the capture of Arbaeen, the Syrian Arab Army pushed their way into Zakah, where they managed to impose control over the town at dawn on Wednesday morning. With these two towns now under their control, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Iran to showcase own version of S-300 missile system

Published 2019-08-07 18:11:37 by News Desk in Iran

Tehran on August 22 intends to present its own version of Russia’s S-300 surface-to-air missile system, dubbed Bavar 373, Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said in a statement on Wednesday. “There will be very good news in the field of air defense on August 22. I hope the defense capability of our country will significantly increase with the demonstration and transfer of the Bavar 373 system, which will happen on Defence Industry Day,” Hatami said, as quoted by the defense ministry. The missile system, designed and developed in Iran, was already tested in 2017. The Iranian military considers Bavar 373… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Syrian Army inside of key northern Hama town after successful operation: video

Published 2019-08-07 17:49:40 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Wednesday morning after their troops expelled Jaysh Al-Izza from the key town of Zakah. While the battle for the nearby town of Arbaeen was considered more intense, the Syrian Army was able to finally impose full control over Zakah after Jaysh Al-Izza’s lines collapsed on Monday morning . As shown in the video below, the Syrian Arab Army is now in full control of this town and they also possess the high ground over the Jaysh Al-Izza… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Turkey says talks with US on Syria safe zone have been ‘positive’

Published 2019-08-07 17:25:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday that talks with the U.S. on a safe zone in northern Syria have been ‘positive’ after a previous meeting left Ankara agitated. “We witnessed with satisfaction that our partners grew closer to our position. The meetings were positive and quite constructive,” Akar stated, as quoted by state-owned Anadolu Agency. “Our plans, preparations, the deployment of our units in the field are all complete. But we said we wanted to act together with our friend and ally, the United States,” Akar continued, adding “if that isn’t possible,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Iran unveils two new smart bombs

Published 2019-08-07 16:57:23 by News Desk in Iran

In a ceremony in Tehran, Defense Ministry officials celebrated the advent of the National Day of Defense Industries with the unveiling of two new PGMs of Yassin and Balaban and a new member of the family of Qaem electro-optical guided bombs. The minister lauded the advancements of his country in the field of defense equipment, and added that the new munitions are aimed at increasing Iran’s defensive capabilities and strengthen its deterrence power. He added that Balaban PGM enjoys very advanced features like folding wings to increase its operational range while it uses hybrid inertial navigation system (INS) / Global… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran

Syrian Army cuts off main supply route between militant strongholds

Published 2019-08-07 10:52:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the key town of Zakah this morning after a fierce battle with Jaysh Al-Izza and their allies in northern Hama. Following the capture of Zakah, the Syrian Arab Army began their preliminary attack on Jaysh Al-Izza’s strongholds of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah. According to a military source near the front-lines, Syrian Army artillery crews managed to cutoff the main militant supply line from Kafr Zita to Al-Latamnah after raining shells on the roadway between the two towns. Furthermore, Syrian Air Force jets have begun bombing these two towns in… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Breaking: Syrian Army captures key town in northern Hama

Published 2019-08-07 10:28:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a major victory in northern Hama today after seizing a key town from the militant forces. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault on the key town of Zakah last night after seizing nearby Arbaeen from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza. Following a night of intense clashes, the Syrian Army was able to push Jaysh Al-Izza outside of Zakah and force them to retreat to the nearby towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah. As a result of this operation, the Syrian Army now… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

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