Russian-Syrian joint naval exercise; Israel intercepts another rocket; In Poland, opposed the procurement of F-35
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 19 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
The Russian Navy and the Syrian Navy conducted the first joint exercises in the Mediterranean.
As the head of the exercises, Rear Admiral Alexander Yuldashev, stated that all the goals of the maneuvers were achieved. According to him, during the exercises non-standard methods and tactics were used, including measures to deceive the enemy.
Tartus Maxim Zabolotsky, Head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Service (RCHS) of the base, noted the high coordination of the work of the military of the two countries.
“The conditions for fulfilling the task of the military personnel of the Russian Federation and the SAR were difficult and tense, but with joint and skillful coordinated actions, we coped with the task,” RIA Novosti reports the words of Zabolotsky.
According to him, according to the legend of the exercises, conditional terrorists used a poisonous substance on the territory of the base point. The military carried out an indication of the substance, notified the troops of chemical contamination, designated the contaminated area at the border and decontaminated the area.
Iron Dome intercepts another rocket from Gaza
The Iron Dome Israeli missile defense system successfully intercepted a missile launched from the Gaza Strip that night, while the IDF air force retaliated against a Hamas weapons plant. This is reported by The Times of Israel.
It is also noted that due to the shelling, the fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip was reduced to 10 miles. This rocket attack is not the first incident of its kind that has occurred near this part of the Palestinian territories in the last few months.
Previously, several rockets fired from Gaza reached Israel. A few weeks ago, the most massive shelling in recent years was carried out. At the same time, the Iron Dome was able to intercept not all fired missiles.
At the same time, it is noteworthy that just a few days ago, the media made public another “deal of the century” in terms of an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, which this time is being promoted by the US Presidential Administration Donald Trump.
“Do not fit”: In Poland, opposed the procurement of F-35
The Ministry of Defense of Poland recommends abandoning the purchase of the latest American fighter F-35 Lightning II, writes portal Defenseence24.
A final opinion on this issue will be published in January. But, as reported in the publication, the refusal to purchase will help the country “save” more than 1 billion US dollars, although at the same time it may deprive the Polish industry of the opportunity to purchase high-tech products.
“Our proposals do not meet the needs of Poland, moreover, they are not suitable, given the ratio of costs and results”representatives of the Ministry of Defense said in response to a request from Defense24
The officials of the Ministry of National Defense, noted in the article, emphasized that such a recommendation was not adopted unilaterally, but after consultations with competent specialists from Polish industry and academia.
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Source: Vzglyad, Topwar