Militants Attack Village in South Aleppo; Russia’s Air Force Gets 4++ MiG-35; U.S. Army Buys Mini-Drones

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your evening news report on June 17 from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:

At least eleven people dead after militants attack village in south Aleppo

At least eleven civilians were killed and another 15 injured on Sunday during the shelling of the El-Wadiha village south of Aleppo (360 km from Damascus), by the militants, TASS reported on Monday.

According to the agency, the militants fired at the village from multiple launch rocket systems.

Previously, settlements in the north of Hama were also endured mortar shelling. No reports of injuries have come from the area.

According to SANA, Turkey provides support to the militant groups in the north of Syria, supplying weapons and ammunition for shelling areas protected by the government troops.

Russia’s Aerospace Force gets first generation 4++ MiG-35 fighter jets

Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation has delivered the first generation 4++ MiG-35 fighter jets to the country’s Aerospace Force, MiG CEO and Vice-President for Military and Technical Cooperation at the United Aircraft Corporation Ilya Tarasenko said on the sidelines of the Le Bourget air show on Monday, TASS reported.

“Yes, they [the first MiG-35 fighter jets] have been delivered and we are fulfilling our contract on schedule,” he said.

The MiG-35 is the most advanced generation 4++ multirole fighter jet, which is a follow-up of MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB and MiG-29M/MiG-29M2 aircraft. Its flight tests began and its international presentation was held in January 2017 and in December that year the plane’s factory tests were completed.

Army Buys 9,000 Mini-Drones, Rethinks Ground Robots

This summer, Army soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan with air support literally in the palm of their hands: the 1.16-ounce Black Hornet mini-drone, Breaking Defense reported.

New ground robots are entering service too, next year — not to fight but to haul supplies, at least at first — but field tests have convinced the Army to issue these often-cumbersome mechanical mules to specialists and only loan them to frontline troops as needed.

By contrast, soldiers are so consistently and unequivocally enthused about the mini-drones that the Army is buying 9,000 over three years to issue to its smallest and historically most vulnerable units, nine-man infantry squads.

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Source: TASS, Breaking Defense

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