Communist Bloc Military Updates: Russia to build prototype of revamped 1980s-era supersonic Blackjack bomber, maiden flight of Tu-160M2 slated for 2018, launch mass production in 2021, deliver 50 units to air force; Russian Ground Forces to be retrofitted with short-range nuke-capable road-mobile 9K720 Iskander-M ballistic missiles by end of 2017, Soviet-era OTR-21 tactical missiles phased out; DM Shoigu in first-ever official comment on Kremlin cyberwarfare: Military’s “information troops” engaged in “intelligent, effective propaganda” against West, offers no details; Tokyo protests Moscow’s plan to garrison entire division in disputed S. Kuril Islands; Red China finishes construction of 2 dozen concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs in Spratly Islands, U.S. intel official: “[T]hese structures resemble others that house SAM batteries, so the logical conclusion is that’s what they are for”; PLAN, including sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, guided missile destroyer, third warship, wraps up week of maneuvers in S. China Sea on Feb. 17; next day US Navy carrier USS Carl Vinson begins “routine operations” in same disputed waters; Beijing denies troop buildup along N. Korean border after assassination of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, also dismisses reports of PLA patrols in Afghanistan

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2 responses to “Communist Bloc Military Updates: Russia to build prototype of revamped 1980s-era supersonic Blackjack bomber, maiden flight of Tu-160M2 slated for 2018, launch mass production in 2021, deliver 50 units to air force; Russian Ground Forces to be retrofitted with short-range nuke-capable road-mobile 9K720 Iskander-M ballistic missiles by end of 2017, Soviet-era OTR-21 tactical missiles phased out; DM Shoigu in first-ever official comment on Kremlin cyberwarfare: Military’s “information troops” engaged in “intelligent, effective propaganda” against West, offers no details; Tokyo protests Moscow’s plan to garrison entire division in disputed S. Kuril Islands; Red China finishes construction of 2 dozen concrete structures with retractable roofs on Subi, Mischief and Fiery Cross reefs in Spratly Islands, U.S. intel official: “[T]hese structures resemble others that house SAM batteries, so the logical conclusion is that’s what they are for”; PLAN, including sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, guided missile destroyer, third warship, wraps up week of maneuvers in S. China Sea on Feb. 17; next day US Navy carrier USS Carl Vinson begins “routine operations” in same disputed waters; Beijing denies troop buildup along N. Korean border after assassination of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother in Kuala Lumpur, also dismisses reports of PLA patrols in Afghanistan

  1. mah29001 February 24, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Hmm, I wonder if the Red Chinese are willing to handle Crazy Kim III themselves and just put in a more “relaxed” puppet….or have a “sudden collapse” of the North Korean regime so they can infiltrate the South….

  2. mah29001 February 28, 2017 at 4:20 am

    You wonder if these “mysterious” deaths of these Russian officials could give leverage to the Kremlin for an excuse for war even under Trump….

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-27/deep-state-war-russian-officials-keep-dying-unexpectedly

    …which would force the American Left and the globalists to suddenly realize they’ve been used as Useful Idiots but it might be just too late for them should that ever happen….

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