Russia is Waiting Turkey for Su-35 and Su-57; War Crimes in Iraq; A Terrorist Has Been Captured
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 18 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia ready to deliver both Su-35 and Su-57 fighters to Turkey
Russia is ready to deliver both generation 4++ Su-35 and fifth-generation Su-57 fighters to Turkey, Head of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said at the Dubai Airshow 2019 on Monday.
“We have made our proposals [to Turkey] and have offered Su-35s. So far, they are thinking over it. When they make a decision, we are ready for the sale while the industry is ready to produce both Su-57 and Su-35 fighters,” the chief executive stated, responding to the corresponding question.
The Su-35 is a Russian generation 4++ multirole super-maneuverable fighter outfitted with a phased array radar and thrust-vectoring engines.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and naval targets. The Su-57 fighter jet features stealth technology with the broad use of composite materials, is capable of developing supersonic cruising speed and is furnished with the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful onboard computer (the so-called electronic second pilot), the radar system spread across its body and some other innovations, in particular, armament placed inside its fuselage.
The Su-57 took to the skies for the first time on January 29, 2010. Compared to its predecessors, the Su-57 combines the functions of an attack plane and a fighter jet while the use of composite materials and innovation technologies and the fighter’s aerodynamic configuration ensure the low level of radar and infrared signature.
ICC could investigate UK war crimes cover-up in Iraq
Leaked documents accuse the British government and the army of covering up the killing of children and the torture of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a Panorama/Sunday Times investigation.
The accusations have been made after new evidence obtained from the Iraq historic allegations team (IHAT), which investigated war crimes carried out by British soldiers in Iraq, and Operation Northmoor, which examined war crimes in Afghanistan.
Detectives from IHAT found evidence of abuse at the British army base in Basra, Camp Stephen, after British soldiers and army staff gave statements detailing that two men were tortured and found dead with bags tied over their heads.
Despite this, British military prosecutors ruled that no soldier would be prosecuted over the incident.
In 2017 IHAT and Operation Northmoor were shut down by the government after a solicitor working on the investigations was fired following accusations he paid people in Iraq to find clients.
Former IHAT and Operation Northmoor investigators have said that Phil Shiner’s actions were used as an excuse to shut down investigations – no case IHAT or Operation Northmoor pursued led to a prosecution.
Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect
Turkish authorities have captured a Syrian Kurdish YPG fighter suspected of a car bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab a day earlier, which killed 18 people and wounded 30 others, Turkey’s defence ministry said on Sunday, reports Reuters.
The ministry said on Saturday that the car bomb was carried out by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters in the northern Syrian border town of Al-Bab, which Turkish forces seized in a 2016 offensive.
Ankara views the YPG, the main component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waging a decades-long insurgency in Turkey.
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Source: Reuters, MEMO