Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 22, 2019

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An MH-60R Sea Hawk Helicopter, assigned to the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37, prepares to land on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer as it makes its way toward the South China Sea from the East China Sea, November 15. The warship is underway conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific region while assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15, the largest of its kind, as the Navy challenges China’s maritime claims. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat/Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5/U.S. Navy

Newsweek: China Sends Military Toward U.S. Navy Challenge At Sea As Ties Put to Test

The Chinese armed forces dispatched warships and warplanes to intercept two U.S. Navy vessels that entered the disputed waters of the South China Sea in the latest confrontation between the two powers over trade ties and Beijing’s jurisdiction over other contested territories, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In a statement Friday issued by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Southern Theater Command spokesperson Sen. Col. Li Huamin reacted to the recent presence of Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer near the Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands. The two South China Sea land formations were the subject of international disputes, but Beijing claimed exclusive rights to them.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — November 22, 2019

China urges US to stop ‘provocative actions’ after Navy ships sail in South China Sea — The Hill

China warns US not to provoke a ‘mishap’ in South China Sea after latest freedom of navigation operation — SCMP

Satellite images reveal location of China’s first locally built aircraft carrier — Defense News

China’s Mysterious Stealth JH-XX Bomber: A Threat to the U.S. Military? — National Interest

Chinese national charged with stealing trade secrets in United States, justice department says — SCMP

US Expects Its Hypersonic Weapons to Be Combat Ready by 2022 — Sputnik

United Technologies awarded $762.5M for Air Force, Marine Corps F-35 engines — UPI

Two airmen killed in T-38 mishap at Vance Air Force Base — Air Force Times

US Navy’s New Recovery System Completes 22 Aircraft Recoveries in 26 Minutes — Sputnik

To protect GPS satellites, Esper is against private 5G proposal — C4ISRNet

Lockheed contracts for two solid state radar SPY-7 sets for Aegis Ashore Japan — UPI

Army taking security assessment of TikTok after Schumer warning — The Hill

Democrats push White House on plans to exit Open Skies Treaty — Defense News

US House chairmen demand answers on surveillance flight treaty — The Hill

Are the US Navy’s admirals forcing a crisis in traditional civil-military affairs? — Navy Times

Russian fighter jets scrambled 19 times on interception missions in last week — TASS

Putin hands awards to widows of men killed in mysterious military test — Guardian/Reuters

Russian nuclear scientists killed in accident were working on ‘cutting-edge’ military technologies, Putin claims — CNN

NATO’s Attempts to Move Closer to Russian Borders, Space Militarisation Cause Concern – Putin — Sputnik

Putin believes use of AI in defense sector should be extended — TASS

‘Drunk on power and boredom’: Israeli ex-soldiers depict life in the military — The Guardian

Iran Holds Major Air War Games As U.S. Military Moves Through Top Oil Route — Newsweek

Turkey Says It Will Activate S-400s as US State Department Advises to Destroy Them — Sputnik

The UAE wants partnerships to develop cutting-edge tech. The US has questions. — Defense News

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