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  • Iranian, Russian Warships Hold Joint 'War Games'

    08/11/2015 10:19:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 8/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Iranian and Russian warships took part in joint "war games" training exercises on Tuesday in Iranian waters, giving clear expression to the military cooperation between the two states. Commander of Iran's fleet in the Northern Gilan province Admiral Ahmad Reza Baqeri told Fars News Agency ahead of the war games that the Iranian destroyer Damavand and missile ships Joshan and Peikan took part in the drills, manned by 200 Iranian naval forces members. From the Russian side, the warships Volgodonsk and Makhachkala which docked in Anzali Port near the Caspian Sea on Sunday took part in the drills. After the...
  • Russia starts war games after Ukraine strikes rebels

    04/24/2014 5:13:55 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | April 25, 2014 01:00 GMT | Daniel McLaughlin
    Russia has begun war games near Ukraine after denouncing as a “grave crime” Kiev’s security-service strike against pro-Moscow rebels. Ukrainian officials said five militants were killed yesterday when special forces stormed rebel roadblocks near the eastern city of Slovyansk, a stronghold for activists who want the industrial Donetsk region to split with Kiev’s new pro-EU government. The militants said two of their men had been killed and vowed to resist any attempt to storm Slovyansk, which is one of about 10 eastern towns and cities where official buildings have been occupied by activists, allegedly with help from Russian agents.
  • Merkel miffed at Barack Obama and David Cameron 'nuclear war game'

    03/25/2014 9:51:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Bruno Waterfield, and Peter Dominiczak in The Hague and Nick Squires in Rome
    World leaders played an interactive nuclear war game designed to test their responses to a terrorist atomic "dirty bomb" attack that threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. David Cameron joined Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping and other world leaders to play a "nukes on the loose" war game to see how they would cope with a terrorist nuclear attack. The German chancellor grumbled at being asked to play games and take tests with the Prime Minister, US and Chinese presidents around a table with dozens of heads of state at a nuclear summit in The...
  • Ukraine security chief: Ukraine plans military exercise with United States and Britain.

    03/19/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT · by AU72 · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2014 | Associated Press
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine security chief: Ukraine plans military exercise with United States and Britain.
  • British warship fires dummy torpedo into nuclear naval base

    03/17/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2014
    A British warship accidentally launched an inert torpedo during a training exercise on Wednesday, sending a dummy weapon crashing into a wharf at a naval base in southern England used by nuclear submarines.
  • UK holds cyberwar game in Churchill’s WWII bunker

    03/14/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2014 10:43 AM EDT | Raphael Satter
    Bent over their computers in a World War II-era bunker beneath London’s streets, dozens of young techies have spent Friday racing to understand why Britain’s banking network suddenly seems to have gone offline. The exercise—it is just an exercise—comes complete with sirens and mock newscasts. It’s meant to recruit the next generation of tech talent, and is also meant to help highlight the threat many here see as inevitable: A major cyberattack on the nation’s critical infrastructure. …
  • Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French

    10/02/2013 4:56:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-30-13 | Henry Samuel, Paris
    Operation “Duplex-Barbara” went as far as imagining a three-pronged invasion from points near Neufchâtel, Lausanne and Geneva, according to a map published in the Swiss newspaper. Behind the dastardly raid was a paramilitary organisation dubbed BLD, the Dijon Free Brigade bent on grabbing back “money that Switzerland had stolen from Saônia”. “For its credibility, the Swiss army must work (to ward against) threats of the 21st century,” Antoine Vielliard, Hauate-Savoie councillor, told Matin Dimanche. This is by no means the first imaginary scenario dreamed up by the Swiss army. Last year, it carried out an exercise based on the premise...
  • US commandos parachuted into N. Korea: report

    05/28/2012 4:07:47 PM PDT · by EBH · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/28/12
    US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence about underground military installations, a US officer has said in comments carried in US media. Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley, commander of US special forces in South Korea, told a conference held in Florida last week that Pyongyang had built thousands of tunnels since the Korean war, The Diplomat reported. "The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites," Tolley said, according to The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine. "So we send (South Korean) soldiers and US soldiers to the North to do special reconnaissance."...
  • Gallery: Familiar-Yet-Alien Soviet Arcade Games (Comrade Donkey Kong?)

    03/24/2012 5:37:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | March 23, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Gallery: Familiar-yet-alien Soviet arcade games While playing Centipede (don't judge) at my local mall in the '80s, it never occurred to me that somewhere behind the soon-to-fall Iron Curtain there would be some punk playing the Soviet version of arcade games as well. Hell yeah they were! Now, thanks to two nostalgic Muscovites who remembered their days of playing "Sea Battle," there is an entire museum full of these Soviet-era games. The story of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is so cool we couldn't make this up if we tried. Let's talk about the games first. Soviet classics Sea...
  • Australian Committee Hearing Reveals Details of F-35 Performance in Wargame

    03/14/2012 8:29:39 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Aerospace ^ | 3/14/2012 | Defense Aerospace
    The Australian Parliament’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has just released a transcript of a Feb. 7, 2012 hearing during which it took evidence on the F-35 program by noted opponents of the program, representing the Air Power Australia think-tank and a private computer simulation firm, RepSim Pty Ltd. Part of the hearing describes the outcome of a famous – but disputed – simulation of F-18E and F-35 fighters engaging in combat against Chinese air force fighters carried out by the Rand Corporation. The outcome is even more disastrous for the Western fighters than previously reported. http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/verbatim/4/133273/f_35-fares-worse-in-rand-wargame.html
  • Four new games for armchair generals

    08/22/2011 7:56:16 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Tech ^ | August 15, 2011 | Scott Steinberg
    For gamers, the urge to conquer and pillage dates back to time immemorial. Tabletop amusements like chess and its numerous variants have enthralled players for centuries. Given their often-complex rules and cluttered pieces, military simulations were among home computing's earliest killer apps, giving rise to popular publishers such as SSI and MicroProse. But despite a rapid retail decline in the late '90s that forced many titles out of stores and into the hands of niche online publishers like Matrix Games and HPS Simulations, "wargames" are still going strong today. Now disguised under catchall categories like "strategy" and "simulation," you can...
  • Norway stores pull violent video games including Call of Duty (Breivik massacre response)

    08/03/2011 3:58:34 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 2nd August, 2011 | Tom Phillips
    A number of Norway stores have pulled violent video games from sale - including Call of Duty games and World of Warcraft - in the wake of the massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik. According to Danish gaming website Gamer's Globe, a spokesperson for Coop Norway said: 'In light of Friday's horrific events, and out of respect for those affected, we have chosen to remove selected items from our range.' The site says that the affected games are Call of Duty: Black Ops; CoD: Modern Warfare 2; CoD: World at War Platinum; CoD 4: Modern Warfare Classic; Homefront; Sniper:...
  • Obama authorizes drone strikes in Libya

    04/21/2011 1:40:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    President Obama has authorized the use of aerial drone strikes in Libya to aid rebels fighting to oust dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday. Gates stressed that even though the United States will begin using the armed Predator drones in Libya, American soldiers will not be deployed to the country. He said the Libyan people will have to remove Gadhafi themselves, though the U.S. "can provide them with some cover from the air." The announcement falls in line with the Obama administration's pledge to not put American boots on the ground to remove Gadhafi from power....
  • Iran holds war games, set to launch S300s

    11/17/2010 5:52:23 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/17/2010 | UPI
    A senior Iranian military commander says his country has conducted defense drills at its sensitive nuclear facilities ahead of planned aerial war games taking place over the country this week. The Mehr state news agency quoted air force commander Gen. Ahmad Mighani saying that "tactical drills that resembled real combat" had been carried out in Fordo, Tehran, Natanz, Bushehr and Isfahan where Iran's nuclear reactors are located.
  • US keeping close eye on Russian naval drill

    07/07/2010 5:16:02 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Brahmand.com ^ | 7/7/2010 | Brahmand.com
    US intelligence services and other countries in the Far East are closely monitoring the grand naval drills being conducted by the Russian Navy. “The naval phase of Russia's Vostok-2010 (Orient-2010) military exercises has drawn increased attention from the intelligence services of the United States and Asia-Pacific countries,” a senior Russian Navy source was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. On June 29, Russia launched the biggest ever post-Soviet war games in the eastern part of the country involving 20,000 troops, up to 70 combat aircraft and 30 warships, including North Fleet's nuclear powered guided missile cruiser ‘Pyotr Veliky’ (Peter-the-Great), world's...
  • US to retake control of S Korea war games amid tensions

    06/19/2010 9:50:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Times of India ^ | 6/17/2010 | Times of India
    US forces will regain control over a major annual military exercise with South Korea amid rising tensions with the North following the sinking of one of Seoul's warships, officials said on Thursday. Seoul's defence ministry said the Combined Forces Command led by US General Walter Sharp will retake control of the computerised war game called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) from this year. In 2008 and last year the South's military took control of the exercise, to prepare for a scheduled transfer of wartime command in the military alliance. UFG, which is due to start in mid-August, is the world's largest...
  • Iran holds war games in Gulf amid nuclear tension

    05/06/2010 2:37:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/06/2010 | Parisa Hafezi
    Iran began new naval war games in the Gulf on Thursday to show the Islamic state's "power to defend" itself against any attack, state television reported. was the second such display of military might in less than a month. The maneuvers by Iran's regular navy, due to last eight days in the waterway crucial for global oil supplies, coincided with rising tension in Tehran's long-running nuclear dispute with Western powers. The United States is lobbying U.N. Security Council members to back a fourth round of sanctions on Iran, to press it into curbing sensitive atomic work the West suspects is...
  • War game season in neighbourhood

    04/05/2010 9:35:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 155+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/05/2010 | The Telegraph
    The armies of India and Pakistan are mobilising for separate large-scale war games on either side of the international border this month to experiment with concepts they will employ in the event of a war with each other. Each side has informed the other — as is normally done in peace time — that it is conducting military exercises near the international boundary and that the movement of troops, tanks, guns and fighter aircraft is not a sign of aggressive intent. Pakistan Air Force combat aircraft landed on and took off from a motorway on Saturday in an exercise named...
  • Pak Air Force begins "High Mark 2010" exercise

    03/16/2010 12:57:57 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 478+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 3/16/2010 | Brahmand.com
    Pakistan Air Force formally commenced a country-wide exercise aimed at conducting operations in a "near-realistic tactical environment" and integrating its new acquisitions like the JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft and Saab 2000 AWACS into its fleet. The manoeuvre, codenamed "High Mark 2010" began with Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman disseminating the "air tasking orders" to all PAF units on Monday. The exercise will cover the whole of Pakistan, from Skardu in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south. The PAF’s new inductions, including the JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, Saab 2000 airborne warning and control aircraft and Il-78 air-to-air...
  • Experts on WMD taking part in US-S.Korea war games

    03/11/2010 1:20:16 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 185+ views
    Yahoo Canada News ^ | 3/11/2010 | Yahoo Canada News
    US experts in weapons of mass destruction are taking part in a military exercise simulating an attack by North Korea on South Korea, the US commander in the South said Thursday. The communist North has bitterly denounced the US-South Korean exercise as a preparation for a nuclear attack, and vowed to respond to any aggression with its atomic weapons. The visiting experts are from a team called Task Force Elimination, of the Maryland-based 20th Support Command. US commander General Walter Sharp said they brought unique WMD expertise to the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle drill, in which 18,000 American troops and 20,000...
  • China, Pak to hold military exercise in summer

    03/08/2010 8:58:14 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 43+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 3/08/2010 | Brahmand.com
    China and Pakistan will conduct a joint anti-terrorism military exercise here this summer, the third such operation between the two countries, the Ministry of National Defence has said. Top military officials of the two countries have already started discussions for the anti-terror exercise code-named "Friendship-2010," the ministry said on Sunday. The training was not targeted at any third party, but aimed at "deepening the friendly and cooperative relationship between the two armies" while "enhancing their capabilities in coping with terrorism and safeguarding regional peace and stability," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying, without giving further details of...
  • S. Korea, U.S. begin joint military drill despite N.K. warning

    03/07/2010 8:01:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 64+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/08/2010 | Shin Hae-in and Sam Kim
    The United States and South Korea began their annual joint military exercise on Monday, dismissing a verbal warning by North Korea, which views the drill as a preparation for war. The Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercise is to continue across South Korea through March 18, drawing about 18,000 U.S. troops from bases here and abroad and mobilizing more than 20,000 South Korean troops. The U.S. says the drill is a routine exercise to improve its ability to defend South Korea, but North Korea insists it is a precursor to invasion. On Sunday, North Korea said in a statement it...
  • U.S. , South Korea to scale down The Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises

    02/26/2010 12:42:42 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 257+ views
    World Military Forum ^ | 2/18/2010 | World Military Forum
    The United States and South Korea will go ahead next month with a major annual military exercise set to anger North Korea but fewer US troops than last year will take part, officials said Thursday. North Korea denounces the exercise and other annual military drills in the South as a rehearsal for invasion, a claim denied by Seoul and Washington. The Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercise, slated for March 8-18, will draw 18,000 US troops including 10,000 stationed in South Korea and 8,000 from abroad, said Combined Forces Command spokesman Kim Yong-Kyu. Some 26,000 US troops took part in...
  • India plans war game with China in 2012

    02/22/2010 8:56:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 660+ views
    Bramand.com ^ | 2/22/2010 | Bramand.com
    The IAF is planning to hold a joint war game with the Chinese Air Force in 2012, even as it prepares to showcase its capabilities to fight a war during "day, dusk and night" on February 28 in Rajasthan. The planning for the joint exercise with China's People’s Liberation Army (Air Force) had already commenced and the exercise will be held keeping with its policy of joining an international war game biennially, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik told reporters here on Monday. "As far as China is concerned, around 2012 we hope we will also be able...
  • Taiwan:Field training for Hankuang war games slated for late April

    02/09/2010 10:35:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | 1/9/2010 | S.Y. Shih and Flor Wang
    Field training for the annual Hankuang war games this year will be brought forward to late April to allow the troops to be deployed to help combat possible flooding in the coming typhoon season later in the year, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Tuesday at a news conference. Lee Yue-chang, assistant deputy chief of the General Staff for Operations and Planning under the MND, said the field training will be held in late April instead of in the traditional July-October period so that the troops can be better trained in May and June in preparation...
  • Serious Play: Think Tank War Games Explore Options on Iran

    02/08/2010 9:02:23 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 911+ views
    The Cutting Edge ^ | 1/8/2010 | Jeffrey White and Loring White
    What if Iran's hardline leadership emerges from the current confrontations at home strengthened and emboldened? If so, the nuclear issue will be back with a vengeance. And three recent war games focused on the Iranian nuclear weapons issue suggest that the prospects for halting the regime's progress toward nuclear weapons are not good. The games -- conducted by highly respected Western think tanks -- explored various strategies for preventing the Iranian nuclear threat from becoming real. The results, unfortunately, were uniformly negative. Given that these were serious games played by serious people, officials who deal with the nuclear problem as...
  • US launches largest Asian war games in Thailand

    02/01/2010 3:42:15 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 175+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/1/2010 | AFP
    – The US military began its largest war games in the Pacific region Monday -- an annual training exercise with troops from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore, now joined by South Korea. At the opening ceremony in the eastern Thai province of Rayong, US Ambassador Eric G. John said that the "Cobra Gold" exercise, now in its 29th year, had become a "multinational showcase event". "The US continues to view this exercise, which is our premier training event in Thailand, as an important symbol of US military commitment to maintaining peace and security in Asia," he told the audience. John...
  • Military in Korea Expands Use of Simulations in War Games

    01/26/2010 10:55:45 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 230+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 1/9/2009 | Jude Shea, Lt. Col. Don Willadsen and J. David Lashlee
    More so than in most other places, modeling and simulation are critical to training in Korea. Units in Korea do not have access to live combat training centers such as those found in the United States and Europe. Large-scale maneuver training areas, for example, are limited. Environmental and political restrictions severely limit training and traffic congestion curtails the ability of units to get to training areas. Modeling and simulations are a cost-effective means of overcoming these obstacles. Exercise Key Resolve is an annual training event that is designed to ensure that the Combined Forces Command (CFC) is ready to defend...
  • U.S. tested 2 Afghan scenarios in war game

    10/25/2009 7:57:32 PM PDT · by Saije · 14 replies · 785+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2009 | Greg Jaffe
    The Pentagon's top military officer oversaw a secret war game this month to evaluate the two primary military options that have been put forward by the Pentagon and are being weighed by the Obama administration as part of a broad-based review of the faltering Afghanistan war, senior military officials said. The exercise, led by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, examined the likely outcome of inserting 44,000 more troops into the country to conduct a full-scale counterinsurgency effort aimed at building a stable Afghan government that can control most of the country. It also examined adding...
  • Nuclear submarines off US coast 'nothing to worry about' says Russia

    08/05/2009 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 39 replies · 1,965+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | August 5, 2009 | Nico Hines
    Moscow accused the United States of hysteria today after reports that Russian nuclear submarines were patrolling off the East Coast of America. Russian officials responded vehemently to accusations that they were dabbling in Cold War-style cat-and-mouse manoeuvring but did not deny that two vessels had entered international waters just 200 miles of the US coast. “Activities of Russian submarines in the world’s oceans outside their own waters do not violate international maritime law and are within normal practice,” a military-diplomatic source told the Russian state media. US defence and intelligence officials told the New York Times that two Akula class...
  • Terrorists could use internet to launch nuclear attack

    07/30/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by America2012 · 31 replies · 1,063+ views
    Guardian ^ | 7/24/2009 | Bobbie Johnson
    Terrorists groups could soon use the internet to help set off a devastating nuclear attack, according to new research. The claims come in a study commissioned by the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND), which suggests that under the right circumstances, terrorists could break into computer systems and launch an attack on a nuclear state – triggering a catastrophic chain of events that would have a global impact.
  • IAF practicing MIG-29/F-16 dogfights

    05/13/2009 11:35:18 AM PDT · by HospiceNurse · 49 replies · 1,793+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 13, 2009 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Israel Air Force test pilots are flying MIG 29 jets and conducting dogfights against the IAF's F-16 fighters, Channel 2 revealed Wednesday evening. This F-16 IAF jet is seen during an experiment where it is armed to its maximum capacity. SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region | World The MIG 29, a jet developed by the soviets in the 1970s, is one of the best fighter jets used by eastern and Arab countries, as well as by Syria and Iran. It was developed to counter American-made jets such the F-16 or F/A-18.
  • Fox News "war games" the coming civil war [Glenn Beck Show] (Hurl-o-rama)

    02/23/2009 2:33:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 3,237+ views
    Salon ^ | February 22, 2009 | Glenn Greenwald
    Bill Clinton's election in 1992 gave rise to the American "militia movement": hordes of overwhelmingly white, middle-aged men from suburban and rural areas who convinced themselves they were defending the American way of life from the "liberals" and "leftists" running the country by dressing up in military costumes on weekends, wobbling around together with guns, and play-acting the role of patriot-warriors. Those theater groups -- the cultural precursor to George Bush's prancing 2003 performance dressed in a fighter pilot outfit on Mission Accomplished Day -- spawned the decade of the so-called "Angry White Male," the movement behind the 1994 takeover...
  • Russia To Stage Largest Air Force War Games Since Soviet Times

    10/03/2008 7:43:20 PM PDT · by Fennie · 71 replies · 2,626+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | October 3, 2008 | By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow
    Their progress watched closely by increasingly jittery western militaries, dozens of nuclear bombers will take part in the exercise. Tu-95 Bear bombers will fire cruise missiles at targets in sub-Arctic Russia for the first time since 1984. While Russia insists that the war games are not meant as a gesture of aggression, the West is growing increasingly uneasy about the scale of the manoeuvres. The aerial exercises, which will take place close to American airspace in Alaska, are part of a month-long war game known as Stability 2008 that Russia claims is the biggest for 20 years.
  • Russian strategic bombers patrol skies over eastern coast of South America

    09/16/2008 2:44:12 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 2,781+ views
    Interfax.com (excerpt) ^ | September 16, 2008
    Excerpt - MOSCOW. Sept 16 (Interfax-AVN) - Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have patrolled the eastern coast of South America, aide to Russian Air Force commander Col. Lieut. Vladimir Drik told Interfax-AVN. "The aircraft took off from the Libertador military airfield in Venezuela at 4.30 p.m. Moscow time [on September 15]. They flew over neutral waters along the eastern coast of South America in the direction of Brazil. They landed at an airfield in Venezuela at 10 p.m.," Drik said. The Alexander Molodchy and Vasily Senko bombers were in air for about six hours. The crewmembers practiced synchronization and...
  • Army, Air Force of India and U.S. Hold Simultaneous War Games around the World

    08/16/2008 2:42:46 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 4 replies · 227+ views
    It is not just the Indo-U.S. Civilian Nuclear Deal that has gained momentum in recent days, nor is it just the ever growing economic and business ties but the Armed Forces of the two largest democracies in the world are coming together at an unprecedented rate even as the Government of India has gotten rid of its Communist backers in the Indian Parliament. Operation Vajraprahar Indian and American armed forces are holding joint maneuvers on counter-terrorism in the famous Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairangte, Mizoram - about 100 km from Mizoram capital Aizawl. The three week-long 'Operation...
  • War Games Coming To Theatres For Encore Round

    07/18/2008 11:13:37 AM PDT · by qam1 · 66 replies · 419+ views
    Cinemablend ^ | 7/18/08 | Katey Rich
    Think of some of the movies you really want a chance to see on the big screen. The Wizard of Oz? Lawrence of Arabia? Star Wars? Would you ever, ever put War Games, the 1983 Matthew Broderick thriller, on that list? No, me neither. But, lucky us, we will have the chance to see War Games in theaters this summer—on July 24, the movie will screen for one night only in select theaters across the country, thanks to NCM Fathom, a company that specializes in special theater events. It’s the 25th anniversary of the movie, and the Fathom website boasts...
  • UK: Muslim outrage over 'corporate war game' where office workers shoot enemies dressed as Arabs

    04/08/2008 1:42:55 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 149+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 7, 2008
    Muslim outrage over 'corporate war game' where office workers shoot enemies dressed as ArabsLast updated at 15:06pm on 7th April 2008  Muslim leaders condemned a new war game where teams of soldiers shoot at enemies - dressed as Arabs.   Men in camouflaged military gear battle opponents wearing shemaghs - the traditional headdress of Arab men - at Zulu 1 Tactical Airsoft Simulations. Participants use replica machine guns, pistols and sniper rifles which fire 6mm BB rounds at a 20-acre former RAF hospital in Nocton, Lincs. Images from the company's website show soldiers pointing rifles at hooded "Arab" men spreadeagled...
  • Naval wargame does not target China, says US [NAVAL EXERCISE PICTURES!]

    09/06/2007 11:40:43 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 25 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 Sept., 2007 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The ongoing naval wargame in the Bay of Bengal involving five nations does not "target" China but is designed to shape strategic choices by regional actors like India, a senior Pentagon official has said. "This exercise does not target China. It is designed to shape strategic choices being made by all regional actors. Malabar is a sign of responsible stakeholders interested in promoting peace and security by a visible presence," said Brigadier General John Toolan, Principal Director for South and South East Asia at the US Department of Defence. The four-day 'Malabar Exercise' started on September 4 with the...
  • Indian,American jets 'sink' carriers during joint exercises

    09/07/2007 9:12:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies · 1,310+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | September 08,2007 | Manu Pubby
    Front PageIAF Jaguars ‘sink’ USS Nimitz, F-18s return the favour to INS Viraat Manu Pubby Posted online: Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 0000 hrs Malabar Exercise: From tracking nuclear submarines to managing 200 aircraft and taking on deep-sea terror threat, five Navies cover sweeping range of maritime operations ON BOARD USS Kitty Hawk (150 miles west of Port Blair), September 7: As the small green dots approached closer on the radar screen, the Indian officer sitting deep inside USS Nimitz knew it was too late to save the ship. Jaguar maritime fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), operating from...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO! Dillon Aero M134 Mini-Gun (Electric Gatling Gun)

    08/14/2007 8:38:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 3,992+ views
    Dillon Aero ^ | Dillon Aero - "he who shoots the most, fastest, wins"
    I've seen this video numerous times but I don't think it's been posted to FR. It's a BLAST. I promise, you WILL NOT be disappointed. Go to the link provided to: Dillon Aero Videos Click onto the M134 Highlight Reel. Enjoy...
  • Iran: Saeqeh Fighter Plane Test-Flown In "Blow Of Zolfaqar" Wargames

    06/30/2007 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Fennie · 36 replies · 1,410+ views
    Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army Ataollah Salehi said that for the first time, the Saeqeh, or Thunderbolt, fighter plane "carried out a mission to bomb virtual enemy targets in northwest of Iran." He added that the plane, which is similar to the US F-18 fighters, was designed, remodeled and improved by Iranian experts at the army's Sattari Air Base. Salehi noted that the technology needed for manufacturing Saeqeh fighters basically came from foreign countries such as the US, Russia, China and India and was only modified by Iranian experts...
  • Sentient world: war games on the grandest scale

    06/30/2007 6:19:41 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 8 replies · 393+ views
    The Register ^ | 6-23-07 | Mark Baard
    The DOD is developing a parallel to Planet Earth, with billions of individual "nodes" to reflect every man, woman, and child this side of the dividing line between reality and AR. Called the Sentient World Simulation (SWS), it will be a "synthetic mirror of the real world with automated continuous calibration with respect to current real-world information", according to a concept paper for the project. SWS provides an environment for testing Psychological Operations (PSYOP)," the paper reads, so that military leaders can "develop and test multiple courses of action to anticipate and shape behaviors of adversaries, neutrals, and partners" SWS...
  • Iranian Navy Starts War Games in the Gulf

    03/23/2007 7:08:20 AM PDT · by Fennie · 13 replies · 628+ views
    REUTERS ^ | March 22, 2007
    Iran's navy started more than a week of war games in the Gulf on Thursday using tactical submarines and small vessels carrying missile launchers, state television reported. The exercises are the latest in a series of maneuvers staged by Iran's military in the Gulf, where the United States has deployed a second aircraft carrier, a move widely seen as a warning to Tehran over its nuclear ambitions. State television said the war games staged by Iran's regular naval forces "showed their defensive power for protecting the Persian Gulf." It said the maneuvers would last until March 30...
  • Iran Revolutionary Guards To Hold War Games Monday - Report

    02/18/2007 5:29:34 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 339+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | February 18, 2007
    Excerpt - TEHRAN (AP)--Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards launch Monday their second war games in a month, just days ahead of a U.N. deadline regarding Iran's nuclear program. The Revolutionary Guards will begin three days of ground maneuvers, dubbed Eghtedar, or Grandeur, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday "The guards will practice various kinds of fighting tactics including tactics of asymmetrical warfare," the report said without elaborating. ~ snip ~
  • Iran defiant on UN sanctions, plans war games

    01/21/2007 10:16:32 PM PST · by DTAD · 2 replies · 271+ views
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed that Iran will never bow to UN resolutions over its nuclear programme, as the military prepared for war games that will include short-range missile tests. "Even if they adopt 10 other resolutions it will not have any effect," Ahamdinejad told parliament as he introduced a new budget for the Iranian year starting March 21.
  • Iran to conduct missile war games

    01/20/2007 10:38:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 665+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/07 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran plans to conduct missile war games during a three-day period beginning Sunday, state-run television reported. The war games will be carried out near Garmsar city, about 60 miles southeast of Tehran, according to the broadcast. "Zalzal and Fajr-5 missiles will be test fired in the war game," the broadcast quoted an unnamed military commander, as saying. Both are considered short-range missiles. The exercise will be the first by Iran since the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on December 23, which banned selling materials and technology that could be used in Iran's nuclear and missile programs and...
  • War? Don't make me laugh (WOT Game!)

    09/28/2006 10:21:33 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 13 replies · 850+ views
    The Courier-Mail ^ | September 26, 2006 | Paul Syvret
    WAR can be funny. Amid the blood, the broken lives and fractured affairs of state there must, somewhere, sometimes, be reason to smile; the "if you didn't laugh you'd cry" axiom. Think about the war on terror. We have George W. Bush – a complete joke every time he opens his mouth without a teleprompter. We have nasty little men running around with tea-towels on their heads trying to blow up civilisation as we know it. We have fridge magnets exhorting us to be alert but not alarmed – and this sage counsel is nothing to do with the cold...
  • Major Chinese War Games; 1000 tanks, 20,000 soldiers participating

    08/24/2006 10:33:58 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 18 replies · 970+ views
    The Chinese Communist Party's People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel and 1,000 tanks were involved in a major military exercise recently to test their ability to engage in high-technology combat. More than 20,000 personnel participated in the exercise code-named "North Sword -- 0607(S)", organised by the PLA Beijing Area Command at a north China training base. It was the first joint exercise involving troops from a PLA area command, the Air Force, the Second Artillery, and the Chinese People's Armed Police, Xinhua news agency quoted military sources as saying.
  • Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' Society

    08/19/2006 7:43:03 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 64 replies · 935+ views
    That sounds a bit ominous... Iran: Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' SocietyIRNA (Internet Version-WWW)Saturday, August 19, 2006 Shiraz, Fars Prov, Aug 19, IRNA -- The Islamic Society of University Students opened its 8th national congress in this southern city Saturday with an inaugural message from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.In an inaugural ceremony, the Supreme Leader's message to the congress was read for him by the representative of the Vali-ye Faqih (religiousjurisprudent) in universities. "Dear university students! I hereby greet you one by one and pray that God Almighty would grant you a more prosperous and dignified future...