Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 15, 2011

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, August 15, 2011

During the US operation one of two modified Blackhawk helicopters, believed to employ previously unknown stealth capability, malfunctioned and crashed in Abottabad forcing commandos to abandon it Photo: REUTERS

Pakistan 'Gave China Access To Bin Laden Raid Helicopter' -- The Telegraph

Pakistan reportedly gave China access to the American "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the raid which led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

The CIA had explicitly requested that technology from the helicopter not be shared but Chinese military officials were said to have been allowed to take photographs of it and to obtain samples of its special "skin" that allowed it to evade radar.

If confirmed the disclosure will further shake relations between the United States and Pakistan which hit their lowest point in decades following the raid on May 2.

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NATO carries out over 50,000 air missions in Afghanistan -- Xinhuanet

Israel to deploy drones in north Iraq -- Press TV

T-50 On Parade
-- Ares/Aviation Week

Ministry of Defence equipment on sale to raise cash for military -- The Telegraph

China's aircraft carrier ends maiden trip: Xinhua -- AFP

Chinese military chief makes first visit to Israel -- Reuters

China to deepen military cooperation with Russia -- People's Daily

Chinese army chief in Israel to talk defense cooperation -- Jerusalem Post

Future of Russian missile defense to be based in air
-- RIA Novosti

Russia set to be biggest buyer at own airshow -- Reuters

Factbox: Russia's civil and military aerospace industry -- CNBC

Russia Plans Two More Bulava Missile Trials in 2011 -- Global Security Newswire

Seoul to Deploy Sub-Killer Torpedoes
-- Chosun Ilbo

S. Korea, U.S. to Begin Annual Joint Military Drill: Week Ahead -- Bloomberg

Show to Display Military Land, Sea, Ground Robots -- Defpro

Despite $65B price, F22 jets can't handle war -- Detroit Free Press/L.A. Times

The Urban Survival Shotgun! -- Full Contact/

Stryker vehicles can protect troops better -- USA Today

US military steps up effort to detect brain injuries -- AJC/AP

Foreign Fights Need Training, Not Troops: Hadley -- Defense News

Reduced JTRS Buy To Save $15B: Pentagon -- Defense News

Panetta, Lew Pressed by GOP to Release Defense Budget Review -- Bloomberg

Defense Spending Cuts Should Prompt Greater Investment in Military IT -- Defpro

U.S. Navy prepares to cut 2,800 petty officers --

Wordsmiths take aim at simplifying acronyms for Army -- Stars and Stripes

'My Whole Squad Is Gone' – IED Victims ID'D

'Doomsday' Defense Cuts Loom Large for Select 12

Dragon tries to slay US military -- Sreeram Chaulia, Asia Times

The C.I.A. and Drone Strikes -- New York Times editorial

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