Footage has emerged showing the 20-minute maiden flight of the unmanned craft, whose special coating is said to make it almost undetectable.
As well as combat missions, it is thought to be intended for use in aerial spying.
Once in service with the Russian Air Force, the drone will purportedly be capable of being controlled in the sky from a manned warplane, from ground control, or using its own “brain”.
The explosion occurred after the U.S. and Taliban reported progress in peace talks in Qatar earlier this week, and was the latest in a series of explosions and suicide attacks in Afghanistan.
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The move to scrap the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty comes amid the administration’s assessment that Russia was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance” with the agreement, a senior White House official said.
The U.S. Marine Corps said in a news release that 16 Marines were arrested during a Battalion formation at Camp Pendleton in California. All are members of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, between ranks of E-2 and E4 (PFC-Corporal), a spokeswoman told Fox News, adding that none of the Marines officially has been charged.
“Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests,” USMC officials said in a statement.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, U.S. officials told Fox News late Wednesday, in the latest apparent provocation from Kim Jong Un’s regime.The missiles flew about 267 miles from an area near the eastern city of Wonsan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding that said the South Korean and U.S. militaries were analyzing details of the launches.It came just as National Security Adviser John Bolton was wrapping up a visit to Seoul. Bolton, a harsh critic of North Korea, was meeting with South Korean officials to help settle a trade dispute between Seoul and Japan
The U.S. Navy warship that the Pentagon says brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week may also have brought down a second drone, according to CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.
“We’re confident we brought down one drone; we may have brought down a second,” McKenzie said in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, referring to the USS Boxer’s encounter with an unmanned aircraft.
Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.”
(Politico) – The deployment will bring the total force on the border mission to 6,600.
The new active-duty troops will arrive “in the next several weeks” and will provide “aerial surveillance, operational, logistical, and administrative support” to Customs and Border Patrol, Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Chris Mitchell said in a statement.
The increase in active-duty forces is required due to a “shortfall in volunteer National Guard personnel” conducting the same missions, Mitchell said.
Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.
The British warship was said to have been less than 5 miles behind the tanker but soon intercepted the Iranian boats and threatened to open fire. A manned U.S. reconnaissance aircraft was above as well, the official said, adding that Iranian forces left without opening fire.
President Trump is gearing up for his military-themed celebration on July Fourth, but the fireworks already are erupting as critics complain about the nature and cost of the event — and authorities worry about possible violent clashes between leftist and right-wing protesters.
Anti-war Code Pink members began arriving at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, saying in a press release they intend “to protest the militarization of July 4” and hold an “anti-imperialist festival” Thursday on the National Mall.
They are looking to float a “Baby Trump” balloon — versions of which have been flown at protests in London — blocks away from the national celebration. The National Park Service denied their initial request to fly the blimp, but Code Pink has filed additional paperwork in a last-ditch bid to see the inflated caricature of the president take float.