PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 12 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
US military in Syria requested instructions in case of Russian attack
The command of the American military contingent in Syria asked the Pentagon for instructions on how to deal with an attack by regular troops of Russia, Turkey, Iran or Syria, as well as their possible allies. This was reported by The New York Times, citing sources at the Pentagon.
The publication writes that the US command in Syria considers an attack by Russian, Turkish, Iranian and Syrian government forces as potentially more likely and dangerous than an attack by militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia). In response to a request for instructions on how to act in the event of an attack by the above states, the Pentagon gave “extremely vague instructions.”
Sources of the newspaper claim that the situation that has developed in Syria recently and in which the US military has found themselves, was the result of conflicting orders of Donald Trump. He said that the remaining contingent should protect the oil fields, and in fact, the US military continues to fight terrorists from the IG.
Meanwhile, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, speaking at a hearing on the committee on the armed forces of the House of Representatives of Congress, said that although Russia’s military presence in Syria has expanded significantly lately, the US is not worried. Today, Washington is more concerned about Russia’s expanding influence in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.
Defense contractor completes delivery of upgraded T-80BVM tanks to Russian troops
Omsktransmash (part of Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer within the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) has completed the delivery of upgraded T-80BVM tanks to Russian troops, the Rostec press office reported on Thursday.
“The upgrade allows enhancing the vehicle’s basic combat properties: its firepower, defense capability, mobility and crew’s control. The tanks are successfully undergoing all the trials: the gas turbine engine does not fail even in the most severe frost. It is not without reason that the T-80BVM has been dubbed ‘Arctic’ for its unique properties and the vehicle’s easy operation in low temperatures,” the press office quoted Omsktransmash CEO Igor Lobov as saying.
Before its delivery to the troops, each combat vehicle underwent a factory check of all its systems and the required trials at a testing range and its acceptance by the customer, Rostec noted.
At the first stage of the trials, the combat vehicle test-fires all its weapons. After that, it enters running tests on a track across rough terrain where steep slopes 3-7 meters high interchange with unpaved roads and rugged sections with a large number of turns, it said.
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Source: Topwar, TASS