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Commercial satellite imagery captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and reviewed by AllSource Analysis officials shows Russia’s continued military buildup in Syria. AllSource on Thursday afternoon released a series of images depicting Su-30SM and Su-24 fighter jets (partially covered in nets), Il-76 transport aircraft, Mi-24 Hind helicopters (also partially covered), T-90 tanks and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers […]

The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, is reportedly developing a new liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile designed to strike targets anywhere on Earth. The so-called DF-5B would have one of the farthest ranges of any of the PLA’s Dongfeng (“East Wind”) family of ICBMs, as per this news report from China Times, Taiwan’s fourth-largest newspaper:

The U.S. Defense Department this week released the first photos and videos of F-16 fighter jets taking off from Turkey to launch airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria. The first strikes were carried out Wednesday by the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made Fighting Falcons — a workhorse of the U.S. fighter fleet — from the Incirlik air […]

Europe is in a hurry to pick up an unarmed drone for use over Ukraine, where a separatist group this month shot down a commercial airliner, killing everyone on board. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has posted on its website a solicitation for a “turnkey” solution to monitoring the area. The UAV […]

Russia has amassed as many as 40,000 troops and dozens of fighter jets, helicopters, tanks and armored vehicles near Ukraine that could be mobilized within “hours,” according to a new assessment by NATO. The analysis is based on satellite images captured by Longmont, Colo.-based company DigitalGlobe and released by the alliance on Thursday. The pictures […]