Tag Archives: Combat

Biker war holds Australian city at ransom, police form special task force to combat rising violence

An Australian city has been rocked by fire bomb attacks, brawls, and a drive-by shooting by someone posing as police, as a biker gang war escalates. Police in Perth fear that soon innocent members of the public will be at risk. Detective Inspector Mark Twamley admitted that the risk to the public is increasing. “There is the potential risk of innocent ...

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WhatsApp hires ‘grievance officer’ to help combat false information in India

Following widespread criticism of the way its service is used to spread false information and news in India, WhatsApp has hired a “grievance officer” for the country. U.S-based Komal Lahiri is the lead who handles complaints about the service from users, law enforcement and other government officials, according to Mint. WhatsApp did not respond to a request for comment on Lahiri’s ...

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Russia’s 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighter will have AI combat mode – report

Russia’s newest supersonic stealth fighter jet, the Su-57, will have a “fully automatic” mode during combat, according to reports. The multi-purpose fifth-generation warplane is scheduled to officially join the military next year. The jet’s control and target acquisition systems will have a “fully automatic combat regime,” a source within the aviation industry told RIA Novosti news agency on Friday. The ...

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Beijing to send strategic bombers for ‘real combat’ practice during Int’l Army Games in Russia

The Chinese air force will send its H-6K strategic bombers to participate in the upcoming International Army Games in Russia later this month, which were praised by the PLA as an effective practice under “real combat conditions.” Airborne troops will be using the aircraft of China’s vast air fleet –comprised of J-10A fighters, JH-7A fighter-bombers, H-6K bombers, IL-76 and Y-9 ...

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Greenwald: I came to Russia to combat US’ toxic view on the country

Too many people in the US consider any contact with Russia suspicious, or worse, journalist Glenn Greenwald told RT. Combating this toxic attitude is one of the reasons he decided to come to Russia this week. RT caught up with Greenwald, who is best known for his exposés of US electronic surveillance programs based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower ...

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Israel brags it is 1st state to use US-made F-35 in combat & ‘attacks on different fronts’

Israel, which has conducted several air raids in neighboring Syria, now brags it is the first country to use the US-made F-35 in combat to “attack” targets in the Middle East. It did not specify the targets. “We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East. It had become part of our operational capabilities,” Israel Air Force Commander Major-General ...

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Only 4 of Germany’s 128 Eurofighter Typhoon jets ‘ready for combat’ – report

Just four out of 128 Eurofighter jets operated by the German Air Force are ready to fly real combat missions due to dysfunctional self-defense systems and lack of air-to-air missiles, Spiegel magazine has revealed. Spiegel’s Wednesday report said the problem with a critical device installed in the tips of the jet’s canard delta wings makes most of German Eurofighters unfit ...

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1 US soldier killed, another wounded in combat op in Afghanistan – CENTCOM

One US soldier has been killed and another wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed. Several Afghan Security Forces were also killed or wounded, though the CENTCOM statement did not provide any figures or additional information. The wounded US soldier is in stable condition and being treated at Bagram Airfield. The US Department ...

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End of ‘major combat’: US closes anti-ISIS HQ in Iraq

The US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has closed down a headquarters responsible for ground operations in Baghdad, symbolically ending major combat operations in Iraq. The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) headquarters was deactivated in a ceremony on Monday, and its authorities were transferred to Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). “Casing the CJFLCC colors is a symbolic ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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