Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 5, 2018

Russian and Chinese servicemen shake hands during the Russian-Chinese drill “Naval Interaction-2015” at the Klerk testing grounds in Russia’s Primorye Territory. © SPUTNIK/ VITALIY ANKOV

Newsweek: China Military Tells Russia They Will ‘Jointly Deal With Threats and Challenges’ as Tensions With U.S. Rise

China’s defense minister has pledged his country’s support to the Russian army in the latest in a series of high-level contacts between the top U.S. military rivals.

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met Tuesday with Russian Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Oleg Salyukov in Beijing. The meeting came less than a month after Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the capital city and Fenghe emphasized that the military leaders “expand and deepen cooperation in all areas, and push for greater development of China-Russia relations on a higher level in the new era,” according to a statement by the official China Military Online.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 5, 2018

China’s military reforms aimed at offshore expansion, Communist Party document says — Japan Times

China launches two destroyers with tech similar to US Navy’s Aegis system — Defense News

China Could Have the World’s Most Powerful Naval Gun by 2025 — Michael Peck, National Interest

China’s Coast Guard Now Under Military Leadership — Maritime Executive

Chinese gun-maker shares strange video of laser-firing AK-47 in a bid to silence sceptics of its Star Wars-like military weapon — Daily Mail

Chinese troops join Belarus military parade as ties grow — AFP

China’s army infiltrated by ‘peace disease’ after years without a war, says its official newspaper — SCMP

Is North Korea defying the US in expanding weapons production? — DW

Japan Sends Helicopter Carrier to South China Sea For a Year-Long Mission — Sputnik

Yemen’s Houthis highlight new underground missile launchers — Threat Matrix

Ankara’s Withdrawal From NATO Just a Matter of Time – Turkish Politician — Al Jazeera

Russia’s Su-57 Jets to Be ‘Considerably Cheaper’ Than US F-35s – Lawmaker — Sputnik

Russia finalises testing of new long-range missile for fifth-generation fighters — Defense Blog

Russian Army to get 6 unrivaled weapons in coming years – Moscow — RT

NATO Allies Partner Up for High-End Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise — USNI News

Not Just About ‘Cash:’ Germany Fires Back After Trump Slams NATO ‘Underspending’ — Sputnik

Trump tensions peak ahead of NATO summit — The Hill

Why the U.S. Worries About U.K. Military Commitment — Bloomberg

The Carrier’s Role is Narrowing — US Naval Institute

Rolls-Royce awarded $420M contract for drone engines — UPI

Army Closer to Arming Trucks with High-Energy Lasers — Defense Tech

Get A Taste Of The Army’s Next Short-Range Air Defense System With This Explosive Video — Task & Purpose

Pentagon Memo Grounds Air Force Special Ops Quadcopters — Defense Tech

Intel Dem worried that Russia ‘never left’ — The Hill

Military steps up recruitment as summer ‘surge’ starts — Dayton Daily News

First lady on secret trip to visit injured service members — AP

Report: Camp Pendleton Officials Skipped Water Radiation Tests — Military.com

Ex-military officials sign on to oppose Trump’s transgender troops ban — The Hill

Here are 7 suggestions for replacing the ‘Army Strong’ slogan — Army Times

Trump’s Space Force will shake up military bureaucracy for the better — Angelo M. Codevilla, The Hill

Intellectual Preparation for Future War: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Professional Military Education — Mick Ryan, War On The Rocks

This Is What A Continental Army Soldier Carried During The Revolutionary War — Warzone/The Drive

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