Russia Starts Export of Next-Gen Bomb; Egypt are Pursuing 80 Militants; Turkish Airstrikes in Iraq

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Russian defense firm signs export deals for next-generation guided bomb

Russia’s State Research and Production Association Region (part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation) has concluded export contracts for the delivery of the next-generation UPAB-1500 guided bomb, Region CEO Igor Krylov said at the MAKS-2019 international aerospace show on Thursday, TASS reported.

“The state trials of the UPAB-1500 [the K029BE] have been completed and these munitions are being delivered to military units and export contracts have already been signed,” the chief executive said.

The new 1,500kg guided air bomb K029BE with the inertial satellite guidance system was unveiled at the MAKS-2019 aerospace show.

The MAKS-2019 international aerospace show runs in the town of Zhukovsky outside Moscow on August 27 – September 1. The event’s organizers are Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry and the state hi-tech corporation Rostec. A total of 827 companies from 33 countries are taking part in the aerospace show, including 184 foreign firms.

Egypt says militant arrested, search underway for 80 others

Egyptian security officials say they arrested a suspected militant and are pursuing 80 others in a province west of Cairo for plotting an imminent attack, Arab News reported.

The officials said on Thursday the home of 25-year-old Hammad Mohamed Shafei was raided in Senofar village in Fayoum province. They say he’s a member of the militant Hasm group, which authorities have linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter with reporters. They didn’t elaborate on the planned attack.

The Hasm group has been tied to a massive explosion earlier this month in Cairo, when a car filled with explosives crashed outside the county’s main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people.

Egypt has long battled militants led by an affiliate of Daesh in Sina

Turkish jets neutralize 3 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish fighter jets neutralized three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq during an operation, according to the country’s National Defense Ministry on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a statement, the ministry said three terrorists were neutralized in the airstrikes carried out in coordination with Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in Iraq’s Gara region.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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Source: TASS, Arab News, Anadolu Agency