21:44 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Today first parts of the Russian S-400 air defense systems arrived in Turkey. The Russian Ministry of Defense posted a video of the arrival on Facebook. The Turkish Ministry of Defense video showed the unloading of six support vehicles belong to a S-400 set. A complete S-400 set consists of two radars, a command post, eight launch vehicles with four missiles each, and various loader and other support vehicles. Turkey has ordered two complete sets for which it will pay about $2.5 billion.
0:24 [Fort Russ] (E)
The station was first presented at the IX International Naval Exhibition held in St. Petersburg from July 10 to 14. As the press service indicates, the electronic monitoring device is designed to equip special operations military units and allows you to detect and locate sources of radio emissions from a distance of up to 30 km.
0:59 [Muraselon] (E)
The Russian Ministry of Defence tested a new anti missile system in Saryshagan firing range, as shown by a video released on Tuesday.
According to a statement by the MoD, the test was completed successfully and the missiles accurately struck their targets.
23:11 [Asia Times] (E)
Ahead of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum last week, Huawei chairman Guo Ping discussed the possibility of adopting Aurora with Russian minister of digital development and communications, Konstantin Noskov. According to Guo, “China is already testing devices with the Aurora pre-installed.”
21:35 [Asia Times] (E)
In February 2018, US Senator Marco Rubio asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to comment on the counterintelligence risk posed by Chinese students in the US. Wray basically said China was responsible for not just a whole-of-government threat but a whole-of-society threat. In other words, every person of Chinese ethnicity, foreign or American, is a potential spy. Since then Wray has consistently hewed to that point of view in his public speeches and testimony.
12:42 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes will stay out on the ground longer than anticipated. Boeing promised a new software package to correct the severe problems with its Maneuver Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). The delivery was supposed to be ready in April. A month later it has still not arrived at the Federal Aviation Agency where it will take at least a month to certify it. The FAA will not be the only one to decide when the plane can come back into the flight line. Other country`s agencies will do their own independent review and will likely take their time.
12:21 [Fort Russ] (E)
In the next decade Russia will receive three air regiments equipped with Fifth Generation Su-57 fighters, almost 80 aircrafts. The decision to speed up production was taken at the meeting dedicated to the development of defense industry attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
9:00 [Phys.org] (E)
A team of researchers from the University of California, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, the State University of New York and the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found evidence that incarcerating people who commit serious crimes does not prevent them from committing more crimes once they are released. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the researchers describe a study they conducted using statistics from people incarcerated in Michigan prisons for committing violent crimes, and what they found.