President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
On September 25, 2018, the delegation of the Roskosmos State Corporation headed by Dmitry Rogozin met with representatives of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The main topics of negotiations between the two space organizations were: joint work within the framework of manned space programs, where the Russian side is ready to offer its significant achievements and partnership, as well as possible joint initiatives in the areas of satellite navigation.
Russia is also ready to develop cooperation with India in rocket engineering and engine building, remote sensing of the Earth (RS), space meteorology, astrophysical research and study of planets.
Iran claims it used its drone reverse engineered from the captured RQ-170 to strike targets in Syria. 6th Generation Fighters:
Britain's Tempest fighter plan gets examined.
Russia claims to be testing High Power Microwave weapons for use on its 6th gen fighters. F-3:
Japan has decided all the systems offered by foreign companies as fighters will be too expensive and not provide the capabilities wanted at the prices offered. As a result, the Japanese are back to working on their own 5th/6th gen fighter.
Has the J-31/FC-31 prototype been spotted on a truck?
The J-31 gets compared to the F-35. Su-57:
The SU-57 is supposed to be getting an upgraded version of the R-37M missile.
The Russians may be signaling another delay for the Su-57. They are stating the deliveries will continue on schedule through 2027. What that schedule is, who knows. The only solid date is 2027.
The Chinese are saying there's significant progress being made on the H-20 bomber. This is tickling the rumors there will be a first flight soon.
The Chinese have also confirmed the H-20 designation. KC-Z:
SecAF Heather Wilson proposed more squadrons for the USAF to fight a major war. Of the proposed 74 squadrons 5 are supposed to be for new bombers. Does that mean the USAF will get 75 more B-21 bombers?
A USMC F-35B connected to a HIMARS rocket system on the ground to help provide data for a shot.
The USMC is touting the F-35B's readiness despite the global stand down.
An F-35C made a precautionary landing in Fresno.
The first operational F-35C squadron for the Navy has received its first aircraft.
Preliminary feedback on the F-35C in the operational testing is positive.
The Australians have received their first F-35A for a combat squadron.
Two RAAF F-35s will arrive at Williamtown on December 10.
The delivery of F-35s to the Australians is unaffected by the crash.
The Brits are preparing for the carrier trials for the F-35B. They have launched and now landed F-35Bs on the HMS Queen Elizabeth. One journalist shares his comments and observations. Some pictures of the quals. The Brits started night quals on the Tin Lizzie for the F-35B.
The Brits were observed working their F-35B at RAF Marham.
Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague had what was likely one of the wildest rides in the history of mankind when their Soyuz-FG rocket malfunctioned catastrophically just minutes after blasting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Reports state that the rocket's second stage booster failed as the two arched their way towards low-earth orbit insertion. Their final destination was the International Space Station.
Germany wants to sell its sole EuroHawk to Canada. Here's a timeline of everything that went wrong with the Eurohawk program. Transport Canada is the agency that may buy the UAV. However, the RQ-4E isn't flyable: the Germans gutted the aircraft when they put it into storage.
The Netherlands is reforming a squadron to fly its Reapers.
China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the modules into orbit.
An online report by People’s Liberation Army Daily, a military newspaper, reports Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO), as saying at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that the Long March 5B will not make its planned test launch in the first half of 2019.
“Due to the failure of the launch of the Long March 5 remote launch vehicle, the first flight of the Long March 5B carrier rocket will be postponed. The specific implementation time needs to be clarified after coordination with relevant departments,” Xiqiang said.
The CMSEO manages China’s human spaceflight efforts and had planned a test launch of the Long March 5B before launching the 20-metric-ton Chinese Space Station core module, Tianhe, into low Earth orbit sometime in 2020.
The Long March 5, a launcher for missions to Earth orbit and beyond, suffered a failure in its second flight in July 2017, prompting an investigation and subsequent redesign of first stage engines, which were test-fired successfully early this year.