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Air Force four-star general: We need 225 bombers

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The Northrop Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber comes in to land at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on September 11th, 2019 – Close up underneath photos of the B-2 bombers – the world’s most expensive and secretive planes – returning from a training exercise from Iceland.(SWNS) Senior Air Force leaders believe that current shortages in the U.S. bomber Read More

Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for real combat – Russian Army

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Multiple Patriot launchers, Aegis destroyers and radars are guarding Saudi skies, but they failed to stop a massive strike on an oilfield because their actual properties aren’t what the US advertises, a Russian Army source says. Benefiting from the US arms deliveries, Saudi Arabia managed to build up “the most powerful air defense system in Read More

News sales pitch? US makes the world’s ‘finest’ anti-air systems, but sometimes they just don’t work, Pompeo explains

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Patriot missiles failed to protect Saudi Arabia from attack because even the world’s best anti-air systems sometimes don’t work, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, expertly rebuking critics of the US defense industry. Washington was left red in the face after missiles and armed drones successfully penetrated Saudi airspace – which is guarded by Read More

‘Insurance policy for planet Earth’: Space agencies to smash spacecraft into asteroid at over 14,000 mph

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NASA and the ESA are finally set to test the Earth’s planetary defenses to see whether we can successfully defend ourselves from the apparent scourge of space rocks. But the scientists are not sure what’s going to happen. The target they have chosen is the asteroid Didymos B, roughly 160 meters in diameter, one half Read More

UTC technology chief Eremenko steps down

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(In the September 18 story corrects to delete “by email” and to clarify that technology and engineering not a business within UTC in paragraphs 3,6) FILE PHOTO: United Technologies logo is displayed on a screen at the post where it’s stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New Read More

‘You can start it, but how do you end it?’ Actual war in Gulf would be DEVASTATING and neither Iran nor Saudis really want one

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For all the sound and fury coming from Saudi Arabia, a shooting war in the Gulf is not something Tehran or Riyadh want. Both US and its allies know that Iran is a much tougher nut to crack than Yemen, but can’t admit so publicly. Saudi Arabia and the US have called Saturday’s attack on Read More

Riyadh gave NO PROOF Tehran launched oil-plant attack – but still ‘expects US to do its dirty work for them’

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Saudi Arabia wants its allies to believe Tehran launched attacks on its oil facilities, even though the one thing their evidence proves is the Iranian-made arms. Even so, Donald Trump will unlikely greenlight a war against Iran. ‘Made in Iran’ is not ‘launched by Iran’ The possibility that Iranian-made missiles were used in the attack Read More

Oil eases losses as Saudi Arabia blames Iran for recent attacks

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By Jessica Summers on 9/18/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) – Crude trimmed losses after Saudi Arabia said Iran sponsored the recent attacks to its key oil production facilities. Futures fell as much as 2.2% in New York before easing declines on Wednesday. The weekend attacks on the kingdom’s critical oil infrastructure were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” Read More

Saudi attack damages kingdom’s role as guardian of the oil market

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By Grant Smith on 9/18/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Saudi Arabia is fixing its energy infrastructure and restoring crude production, but the weekend’s attacks may have done irreparable damage to one of the kingdom’s greatest assets — its role as guardian of global oil markets. For decades, Riyadh has kept a buffer of spare production capacity Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from ‘north’ not Yemen: defense ministry

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London — The Saudi oil attacks over the weekend that took down half of the country’s output did not originate from Yemen and were likely launched from the “north”, a defense ministry spokesman said Wednesday, refusing to point the finger directly at Iran. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Read More