Posts Tagged ‘drills’

Iran fires cruise missiles during naval drills in Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the US. State TV showed footage of missiles being launched from both land units and ships at sea but didn’t elaborate on their range or other details. In July, […]

Iran holds naval missile drills amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a US pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. The two-day missile drill was being held in the gulf’s southeastern waters and two new Iranian-made warships joined […]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

A joint Russian-Belarusian military drill took place five kilometres away from the Belarus-Poland border on Friday. More than 800 soldiers from Russia and Belarus and about 170 units of military equipment took part. It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign. They were sparked by Lukashenko being […]

Air Force Runs Radar Penetration Drills With Stealth Aircraft Fleet

In a huge air drill earlier this week, the US Air Force tested the ability of each of its stealth aircraft to work with each other and with non-stealth aircraft to penetrate an enemy air defense network. Each of the Air Force’s stealth aircraft – the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, B-2 Spirit and RQ-170 […]

US Forces Ordered to Stay in Bunkers During IRGC Drills – Reports

By Staff, Agencies US military forces deployed to the Gulf kingdoms were reportedly ordered to stay in bunkers as Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps [IRGC] fired ballistic missiles during normal military drills off the strategic Hormuz Strait. Citing her “sources” and those of the CNN, a reporter for the BBC wrote in a post on […]

US Forces Ordered to Stay in Bunkers During IRGC Drills – Reports

By Staff, Agencies US military forces deployed to the Gulf kingdoms were reportedly ordered to stay in bunkers as Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps [IRGC] fired ballistic missiles during normal military drills off the strategic Hormuz Strait. Citing her “sources” and those of the CNN, a reporter for the BBC wrote in a post on […]

China Holds Unusual Military Drills in South China Sea, US-China Trade War on Hold

On May 21, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang stated that the landing of the Chinese Air Force’s H-6K strategic bombers in the islands of the South China Sea had been a part of usual military drills: “The South China Sea Islands are China’s territory. The relevant military activities are the normal training of the Chinese military […]

US & Jordan Kick Off Chemical Drills Near Syrian Border

The United States and Jordan have just launched a joint chemical drill 50 Km south of Syria Codenamed Eager Lion, the a 12-day military exercise is taking place at the Joint Training Center in Amman and Zarqa, Jordan, and will include a mobile laboratory response to a ‘simulated chemical incident.’ The drill started on Sunday, a […]

NIDC drills 8 wells in Nowruz

SHANA – The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) drilled 8 oil and gas wells during the first 14 days of the new Iranian calendar year (Nowruz). Naser Gholipour, the director of consolidated planning at NIDC, said three of the wells were development ones and the other 5 were workover and well completions. He said 7,900 […]


David Hogg caused confusion when he said he knew the shooting was real, not a drill while he was hiding in a closet and the shooter was still at large, but he later claimed he believed it was a drill until SWAT escorted him outside. While hiding in a closet during the shooting, […]

Russia Holds Military Drills on Disputed Islands Claimed by Japan

(ANTIMEDIA) — Russia is accelerating a military buildup on a chain of islands claimed by Japan, Bloomberg reports. Tokyo lodged a formal protest after 2,000 Russian troops held military exercises over a week ago on the four islands, called the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern territories in Japan. The Kurils make up part […]

Seoul won’t rush to renew joint military drills with US as new intra-Korean summit solidifies

At a bilateral summit on Friday, Moon called on the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to wait before resuming the drills, Yonhap reported, citing a government official. The drills have been paused for the duration of the Winter Olympics, as part of Seoul’s attempt to mend relations with Pyongyang. North Korea considers the drills a […]

US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

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Drones provide logistical support at Chinese military drills – state media

The PLA used drones from SF Express, the country’s second-largest courier, for drills in the southwestern province of Yunnan and in northwestern Shaanxi province, Xinhua reported on Sunday. The exact timing of the exercises has not been provided by the report.  The first exercise simulated radar damage amid an ongoing battle in a rugged mountainous […]

Japan Holds Missile Evacuation Drills In Preparation For North Korea Attack

Tokyo residents rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test on Monday. Similar drills have been staged before, but this was is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid escalating tensions over North Korea. The government’s J-alert system was activated to simulate a missile launch towards the city, calling for people […]

Chemical Warfare Drills by Homeland Security Will Turn Humans into Lab Rats, Many Fear

Residents of a small Oklahoma farming town near the Kansas border fear the federal government will be using them as lab rats if it carries out plans for biological warfare testing in the area next month. The Department of Homeland Security is set to release what is says are inert chemicals into the […]

US holds massive military drills aimed at North Korea despite warnings from Moscow

Four Japanese F-15 fighters on Tuesday held drills with American B1-B bombers, F-35 stealth fighters and F-18 combat jets above the East China Sea, south of the Korean peninsula, Japan’s Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) confirmed. US, Japan & S. Korea launch two-day ‘missile tracking’ drills Described as among the largest joint exercises of its […]

US, South Korea launch large-scale air drills amid spiraling nuclear tension

The Vigilant Ace 18 drills, which Seoul claims are of a purely “defensive nature,” will see hundreds of US and South Korea’s aircraft honing their skills by attacking mock North Korean nuclear and missile objects in different war time scenarios, Yonhap reported, citing South Korea’s defense ministry. They will for the first time feature six F-22 Raptor […]

Oxford Circus, Media Terror Drills and ‘Resilience’ Marketing Goes Global

SUNDAY WIRE host Patrick Henningsen is joined by in-studio guest host Mike Robinson from UK Column for another week of news roundup. Major moves in the Middle East, Washington, London, Moscow, Beijing and Brussels are changing the face of world geopolitics. Meanwhile, the media runs their own ‘drill,’ pushing a fake terror threat in London […]

3 US aircraft carriers to stage drills in W. Pacific as Trump visits Asia – officials

The exercise will include the USS ‘Nimitz,’ the ‘Ronald Reagan,’ the ‘Theodore Roosevelt,’ and their accompanying warships, several US officials told media. It will be the first time that three US carrier strike groups have exercised together in the region since 2007. Trump happy with S. Korea buying more US arms as he fuels North […]

Iran Air Force to stage large-scale drills

Press TV- The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force is to stage maneuvers recruiting the service of all the bases under its command throughout the country. The two-day drills, codenamed Fada’ian-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Death-defying Defenders of Velayat’s Sanctuary) 7, are to begin on Tuesday. Brigadier General Massoud Rouzkhosh, the spokesman for the drills, said […]

Pyongyang threatens ‘unimaginable strike’ as US & S. Korea hold drills in region

On Monday, the American and South Korean Navies began massive joint drills in the waters off the Korean Peninsula. Nuclear war may break out any moment, says N. Korean UN envoy The maneuvers, dubbed Maritime Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (MCSOFEX), involve fighter jets, helicopters and 40 naval ships and submarines from both countries, including […]

N. Korea threatens Guam with ‘salvo of missiles’ as US gears up for drills with Seoul

2 million may die if North Korea nukes Seoul and Tokyo – report As Washington and its Asia-Pacific allies prepare for a joint maritime exercise, the North Korean government issued new threats to target the US territory of Guam. The upcoming war games, which involve the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are set to begin […]

Attack & defense: China holds military drills (VIDEO)

Troops from the 75th Group Army conducted the military exercises in Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, a highland region in southwest China, on Thursday, CCTV said, releasing a video of the drills. The soldiers trained how to obtain reconnaissance information and build a communication network, according to Sina news website. The servicemen also staged an attack-and-defense exercise. The 75th Group […]

Third Stage of Iran’s “Heidar Karrar” Drills Kick off near Western Border

The war game code-named “Heidar-e-Karrar” involves various units of the Iranian Army, including the Rapid Reaction Unit, the Artillery Unit, and the Drone Unit, Iranian Tasnim News agency reported. The third stage of the military drills, during which the army plans to showcase its mobility and offensive power, are underway near the Parviz Khan border […]

USS ‘Ronald Reagan’, watched by China, conducts drills as North Korea tensions flare

F-18 Super Hornet jet fighters took off from the deck of the USS ‘Ronald Reagan’ aircraft carrier on Saturday as two Chinese frigates maintained a line-of-sight vigil, Reuters reported. Washington should switch from threats to dialogue on North Korea – Chinese envoy to US Officers on the Japanese-based ‘Reagan’ described frequent close-quarter surveillance from the […]

Iran, Iraq to stage joint military drills in coming days: Commander

Tasnim– The armed forces of Iran and neighboring Iraq plan to hold joint military exercises in coming days, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Brigadier General Jazayeri said the commanders of Iran’s Armed Forces held a meeting on Saturday chaired by […]

Turkey and Iran conduct massive military drills near Kurdish regions of Iraq

Today, Iraqi Kurds will vote in a long awaited and widely condemned separatism referendum that is being boycotting by Arabs and Turkomen. The referendum which has been condemned by all regional powers except for Israel as well as condemned by the UN, US, China and Russia, has already caused both Iran and […]

‘Not on negotiating table’: US & South Korea to hold joint drills despite calls to ease tensions

The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises, scheduled to begin Monday, are “not currently on the table as part of the negotiation at any level,” said Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, as quoted by Reuters. “My advice to our leadership is that we not dial back our exercises. The exercises are very important […]

Turkey & Qatar stage military drills amid Gulf diplomatic crisis

The drills were aimed at preparing Qatar’s military to defend “vital economic, strategic and infrastructure facilities,” Al-Sharq newspaper reported, as quoted by Reuters. The exercises come after Turkish media reported that joint drills would be taking place August 6-7, with officials saying they would be aimed at “strengthening the defense capabilities of both countries” and “boosting efforts to […]

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