Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 28, 2019

Sputnik: VIDEO of India Testing Anti-Satellite Weapon Appears Online

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on 27 March that New Delhi had successfully tested its anti-satellite missile, which hit a target at an altitude of 300 kilometres. According to Modi, India has become the fourth country in the world to possess such a weapon after China, Russia, and the United States.

India has shown the launch of an anti-satellite rocket that destroyed a spacecraft in low-Earth orbit, the ANI news agency reported, publishing the corresponding video on Twitter.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 28, 2019

India celebrates as country's newest space weapon passes 'hit-to-kill' test -- ABC News Online

U.S. studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris -- Reuters

India says space debris from anti-satellite test to 'vanish' in 45 days -- Reuters

India ASAT Weapon Tests Result of Worsening Arms Control Situation - Moscow -- Sputnik

Ellsworth to be first operational B-21 base -- Air Force Times

Army debuts missile defense framework in move to counter drones, hypersonic threats -- Defense News

Where does the next-gen combat vehicle competition stand? We asked the head of the effort -- Defense News

This carrier is deploying on April Fools’ Day. No, really! -- Navy Times

HII awarded $1.47B for first Flight II landing platform ship -- UPI

BAE to start USS Anchorage upgrades in July -- UPI

US Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer Enters Alaska Port (PHOTOS) -- Sputnik

Palantir Wins Competition to Build Army Intelligence System -- Washington Post

What’s the state of play for a ‘Defense Secretary Shanahan’? -- Aaron Mehta, Defense News

Pentagon transfers $1B to help build Trump's wall -- The Hill

‘There are going to be consequences’: Shanahan prepares for congressional pushback to reprogrammed funds -- Defense News

DoD Appoints New Four-Star General to Command US Air Forces in Europe, Africa -- Sputnik

House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban -- The Hill

Air Force Gen. John Raymond nominated to lead U.S. Space Command -- UPI

Mattis aide promises tell-all book about the former defense secretary’s time with Trump -- Military Times

Disaster aid package includes $2B for military. How much would each branch get? -- Defense News

Air Force submits urgent $4.9B request for bases damaged by storms, floods -- The Hill

Pentagon releases list of military bases most at risk to climate change -- The Hill

Lightning brigade: Training advanced infantry — not airstrikes — is AFRICOM’s primary effort in Somalia -- Military Times

US top brass warn against punishing unbending India for buying Russia’s S-400 missiles -- RT

US-Made F-35s Purchased by Belgium 'Not Ready for Combat', Report Reveals -- Sputnik

UK RAF Official Warns NATO: F-35 Won't Solve Our Problems -- Sputnik

Lockheed awarded $1.1B for rocket sales to Poland, Bahrain, Romania -- UPI

Belgium approved for $600M buy of MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones -- UPI

Russian servicemen to remain in Venezuela as long as Caracas needs it, diplomat says -- TASS

Russia Gaining Edge in GPS Spoofing Capabilities - US Think Tank -- Sputnik

Putin views Russia’s military base in Kyrgyzstan as stability factor for Central Asia -- TASS

China Building Long-Range Cruise Missile Launched From Ship Container -- Washington Free Beacon

China's Third Aircraft Carrier Could Set Sail Sometime in 2023 (PHOTOS) -- Sputnik

Taiwan: Huawei phones a ‘threat to national security’ -- Asia Times

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