Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 22, 2019

The PLA Navy held its largest ever fleet review in the South China Sea last year. Photo: Xinhua

SCMP: China’s new aircraft carrier, US expected to miss navy’s 70th anniversary fleet review

* Thirty-two Chinese warships and 39 aircraft will take part in naval parade in Yellow Sea on Tuesday, along with nearly 20 foreign vessels
* But home-grown carrier the Type 001A is not yet ‘combat ready’ and the Pentagon says it won’t send a warship

China’s navy will mark the 70th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, but its new home-grown aircraft carrier is unlikely to take part in a multinational fleet review, military observers said.

The People’s Liberation Army Navy on Saturday announced that 32 Chinese warships and 39 aircraft would be part of the naval parade
in the Yellow Sea. They will be joined by nearly 20 foreign vessels from 10 countries, but the United States will not join the event this year.

The fleet review off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong province is expected to be the fifth military parade inspected by President Xi Jinping since he took the helm in late 2012.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 22, 2019

China kicks off showcase of military might -- Navy Times

China adds new satellite to its Beidou network that aims to rival US global positioning system -- SCMP

Chinese surveillance near PNG expanding as Australia and US begin Manus Island naval upgrades -- ABC News Online

US could regard cyberattack on Japan as 'armed attack,' Pompeo says -- Stars and Stripes

Secretive Patrick Air Force Base Lab Watches for Nuclear Explosions Worldwide --

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites -- NextGov

Lockheed signs long-term contracts with F-35 suppliers -- UPI

The Navy wants new tools for launching robots from torpedo tubes -- C4ISRNet

Blue Angels begin the shift to Super Hornets -- Navy Times

Marines to replace LAV with new armored vehicle in next decade -- UPI

Army Orders 100,000 Next-Generation Rifles Amid Threats Of War -- Zero Hedge

US Service Member Killed in Non-Combat Incident in Northern Iraq -- Military Times/Stars and Stripes

Former US marine arrested over North Korean embassy attack in Madrid -- ABC News Online

The Air Force Is on a Mission to Fix its Uniforms --

General Mandates 'Daily Routine' After Seeing Sloppy, Unshaven Marines --

The case for keeping military draft registration -- Larry Korb, Military Times

US gives 3 Black Hawk helicopters to Albania military -- Military Times/AP

US, Indian navies practice hunting submarines together in Indian Ocean -- Stars and Stripes

A Close Look at France’s New Military Cyber Strategy -- War On The Rocks

French Army eyes robots, change in force size as it prepares for future wars -- Defense News

German defense chief urges nuclear arms treaty with Russia -- DW

Russia would be Turkey’s ‘first best choice’ for fighter jets if its F-35 plan flops -- Defense News

Turkey’s fiscal state threatens to impact defense imports and programs -- Defense News

Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years -- RFE

Military component of Sino-DPRK defense treaty “totally gone”: Chinese scholar -- NK News

China unveils the first autonomous amphibious military landing vehicle -- The Verge

Red or black? Experiencing Thailand's military drafting -- Al Jazeera

Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards -- Reuters

Report: Israel Just Used In Combat Its New Rampage Missile. Here Is What It Can Do. -- National Interest

Israel inks deal with Elbit for advanced ‘artillery of the future’ -- Defense News

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