Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 7, 2019

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Sputnik: India, Pakistan Claim War Preparedness in Face of Simmering Conflict

Pakistan on Thursday opened its airspace for countries such Iran, Oman and China but not for India in a clear indication that underlying tension between the two countries are yet to fully dissipate.

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Even as the international community makes diplomatic efforts to facilitate the de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan that erupted in mid-February, the two South Asian neighbours on Thursday claimed that they are both maintaining optimum preparedness to thwart any kind of aggression from one another.

"A strict vigil in the skies to detect and thwart any act of aggression from Pakistan Air Force is being maintained," a statement issued by the Indian Air Force on Thursday reads.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 7, 2019

IAF says it's in high-state of preparedness to deal with threat from Pakistan -- Times of India

India Reveals How its Su-30 'Defeated' F-16's Missile in Dogfight With Pakistan -- Sputnik

Indian airstrikes on a 'terror camp' which sparked threats of a new war with Pakistan did not damage the madrasas they targeted, satellite photos reveal -- Daily Mail

Despite Trump’s tough talk, no boost for Missile Defense Agency -- Foreign Policy

Trump: Civilians killed in intelligence ops to go unreported -- AP

Military commander says US is keeping close watch on N. Korea -- NYPost/AP

US Air Force’s new trainer jet could become its next light-attack or aggressor aircraft -- Defense News

Raytheon awarded $92M contract for RAM ship defense missile systems -- UPI

Why the once-maligned flattop Ford is finally getting a lift (or 11) -- Navy times

Shark skin studied by US military to make faster, more agile aircraft -- FOX News

US Military: Our “Lethality Automated System” Definitely Isn’t a Killer Robot -- Futurism

Marine Corps investigates midair collision of two F/A-18 Hornets -- UPI

Air Force says it's 'appalled and deeply sorry' after GOP senator says she was raped while serving -- The Hill

Sexual assault in military still pervasive despite efforts, lawmakers say -- Stars and Stripes

2 Soldiers Dead After Reported Vehicle Accident in Kuwait --

Drones buzzed US bases in Japan 70 times last year, military says -- Stars and Stipes

US military leaders unveil 'tenant bill of rights' to address unsafe housing -- Task & Purpose/Reuters

As Russian Military Moves into Thawing Arctic, U.S. Strategy Shifts -- Scientific American

Russian fighter escorts US intelligence plane over Baltic -- AP

Platforma-O heavy tractors for Topol and Yars ICBM systems enter service in Russia -- TASS

Toilet-equipped tank: Russian engineers install latrines on state-of-the-art Armatas -- TASS

India, Russia Ink $3.3 Billion Deal for Third Russian Nuclear Submarine - Source -- Sputnik

Huawei accuses US agents of hacking into its servers as it launches lawsuit against federal ban on gear -- SCMP

Chinese hackers reportedly targeted 27 universities for military secrets -- The Verge

US Admiral Accuses Beijing of Militarising S China Sea After US Naval Encroachment -- Sputnik

US commander warns hazardous Chinese military activity is on the rise in the South China Sea -- Business Insider

‘We aren’t slaves’: Erdogan defies US pressure over S-400 deal with Russia, says S-500 may follow -- RT

Turkey ready to consider future purchases of S-500 missile systems from Russia — president -- TASS

S-400 Purchase Doesn't Mean Ankara Has Rejected US' Patriots – Turkish VP -- Sputnik

IAI unveils improved anti-jamming GPS -- UPI

Germany to extend Saudi weapons embargo until month’s end -- Defense News

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