Israel Might Destabilise Syria; US Navy Fire Killing Missile; Saudi Women in the Army
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 3 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia: Israeli air strikes in Syria could further destabilise situation
Israeli air strikes on the territory of Syria might lead to a further destablisation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a newspaper interview.
“Such actions … further destabilise the situation and could lead to an escalation,” pan-Arab daily newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat quoted him as saying.
“Syria should not become a platform for implementing plans or settling accounts. The main task of all concerned forces must be to help restore peace to Syrian territory.”
US and Singapore Navy drowned FFG 54 Ford frigate during exercises
USS Ford (FFG 54), one of the few Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates still afloat, was sunk by fire from ships and aircraft participating in Pacific Griffin 2019 exercises. This is reported by the US Navy.
With a massive blow from the diverse forces of the US Navy and the Republic of Singapore, the decommissioned frigate was drowned about 170 nautical miles from Guam. The destruction involved USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) littoral ship and naval patrol aircraft firing rockets at the target, B-52 bombers dropping bombs, and Singapore RSS fritter Intrepid (FFS 69), which fired from Harpoon launchers .
“This teaching provided us with an important opportunity to carry out a realistic naval attack using real ammunition in conditions that cannot be duplicated otherwise. Training with our Singaporean partners in a difficult exercise like this is priceless” said Captain Matthew Jerby from the destroyer squadron.
The destroyed Ford frigate was decommissioned in 2013 after more than 28 years of service. The ship was named after Patrick O. Ford, assistant gunner of the patrol river boat, who was posthumously awarded the Naval Cross for his heroism in the Vietnam War.
After the flooding of the ship, the US military has less than ten of the same type of ships left, which awaits a similar fate or disposal.
Saudi women invited to join the ranks of the armed forces
Saudi women can now climb through the ranks of the armed forces the Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense has announced.
While women have been able to join the armed forces in Saudi Arabia, this is the first time they can be considered for more senior ranks, Arabic international daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Thursday.
“With these new laws supporting women’s capabilities and rights as citizens… naturally, they will enter new spheres of work, this is the reflection of a national belief in the equality between women and men,” Shura Council member Haya Al-Muni’i told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Under the scheme women can now join as lance corporals, corporals, sergeants and staff sergeants in the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Royal Saudi Airforce, Royal Saudi Arabian Navy, Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Forces and Armed Forces Medical Services.
The initiative is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to empower Saudi women and expand the role they play in society.
Saudi women have already been given the opportunity to climb the ranks in the front line of public security, including the General Directorate of Narcotics, General Directorate of Prisons, Criminal Evidence and Customs.
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Source: Reuters, Topwar, Arab News