AliExpress-sold chips are used in Russian 300mm 9M544 Smerch rockets.

Russian 9M544 Smerch missiles uses modified chips purchased from AliExpress. The 9M544 Smerch rocket has a diameter of 300mm and is utilized by multiple launch rocket systems [MLRS]. Tornado-S This missile is intended to strike armored vehicles. The Center for Advanced Defense Studies [C4ADS] evaluated a used 300mm 9M544 Smerch rocket. This center’s team is … Read more

The M1A2 Abrams tanks from Lithuania begin to be stationed close to the Russian border.

After beginning to obstruct the supply line to the Russian province of Kaliningrad, Lithuania has stationed a battalion of M1A2 Abrams tanks close to its border. Vilnius has sent at least 15 US M1A2 Abrams tanks and an undetermined number of M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to the Russian border as part of a direct … Read more

The United States has approved the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Bulgaria.

The sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Bulgaria for $1.67 billion has been approved by the US Department of Defense to strengthen the country’s air force. “By allowing Bulgaria to regularly deploy modern fighters in the Black Sea, the proposed sale will improve its ability to respond to current and future threats,” said the … Read more