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Friday, February 28, 2020

(News) INDIA -India’s defense ministry clears procurement of coastal batteries armed with brahmos missiles

https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/indias-defense-ministry-clears-procurement-of-coastal-batteries-armed-with-brahmos-missiles/ Last week, the Defense Acquisition Council cleared the purchase of new coastal batteries armed with supersonic cruise missiles. The Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoDs) Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by the country’s defense minister,...

(News) PAKISTAN-Pakistan Navy fires indigenous Harba anti-ship cruise missile

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/august/7377-pakistan-navy-fires-indigenous-harba-anti-ship-cruise-missile.html According to the Twitter account of Defence and Strategic Studies, PNS Himmat fired an indigenously developed Harba naval cruise missile, which is a surface-to-surface anti-ship missile with land-attack capability,” If the Harba ASCM is...

(News) PAKISTAN-Pakistan’s Navy test fires indigenous anti-ship/land-attack cruise missile.

https://thediplomat.com/2019/04/pakistans-navy-test-fires-indigenous-anti-shipland-attack-cruise-missile/ The Pakistan Navy has successfully test fired an indigenously developed unidentified anti-ship/land-attack cruise missile from a fast attack craft in the North Arabian Sea on Tuesday, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media arm...

(Info) IRAN- Iran smuggling weapons to Syria by sea again?

https://www.iranfocus.com/en/iran-a-neighbours/syria/33394-iran-smuggling-weapons-to-syria-by-sea-again Iranian businesses that are sanctioned by the United States for links to the Revolutionary Guards Corps have been caught unloading shipments at Syria’s Latakia port, which is raising concerns that the dormant maritime trade...

(Ops) SOMALIA. – Somalia seizes weapons-laden vessel

Source: UNSEMG Maritime Police Force of Bosaso port seized 8 boats loaded with weapons off Bosaso in north of Somalia. The coast guards intercepted dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of...

(News) INDIA- Aligning the triad: On India’s nuclear deterrence

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/aligning-the-triad/article25570465.ece The INS ARIHANT, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine that completed its sea patrol earlier this month, will contribute significantly to making India’s deterrence capability more robust. Submarine-based nuclear capability is the most survivable...

(News) Djibouti- Illegal arms trade involves senior officials, according to a report.

https://www.pressafrik.com/%E2%80%8BDjibouti-Le-commerce-d-armes-illegales-implique-de-hauts-fonctionnaires-selon-un-rapport_a189043.html The illegal arms trade involves senior officials in Djibouti, suggesting that the Doraleh port terminal, currently under government control and suffering from permeable customs controls, will increasingly be used as a platform for the...

(News) DJIBOUTI- Doraleh port terminal may in future be leveraged as a processing center...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/doraleh-port-terminal-may-in-future-be-leveraged-as-a-processing-center-for-the-illegal-arms-trade-report/ The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous customs checks, will increasingly be leveraged...

(Act) SOUTH AFRICA- Russian cargo ship allegedly carrying explosives arrested near Port Elizabeth

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/russian-ship-explosives-arrested-port-elizabeth/ Port authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel, suspected of carrying weapons and explosives, just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. According to Herald Live, authorities discovered explosives on board the vessel on Sunday,...

(NEWS) INDIAN OCEAN- Power play in the Indian Ocean

https://www.eurasiareview.com/03072018-power-play-in-the-indian-ocean-analysis/ Both India and Pakistan are shifting their deterrent from land to sea and both are doing so in a dangerously haphazard manner, relying increasingly on dual use delivery vehicles. Such a voluntary blurring of...
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