Thursday, January 28, 2016

US Navy: Sitting Ducks in Future Cyberwars?

The wars of the future will rely heavily on electronic targeting capabilities. The US Navy, in particular, will rely on sophisticated communication networks to coordinate missile strikes. Unfortunately, lax technology could leave Washington’s fleet dead in the water.

Historically, smaller naval ships have been used to escort larger vessels, such as aircraft carriers. This strategy presents a united front, and is easy for enemy forces to spot and target.

Ismaila Mu’azu Hassan Wins House Of Reps Rerun Election In Gombe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of Gombe State’s Akko Federal Constituency rerun election conducted Wednesday 27, January 2016. Announcing the results in Kumo, the Returning Officer, Sofeme Jebson, said that Ismaila Mu’azu Hassan of PDP was elected with 21,094 votes while Musa Danladi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) took second with 4,578 votes. Salisu Babikir of African Democratic Congress (ADC) scored 723 votes and Haruna Adamu of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) scored 448 votes. The All Progressives Congress, APC, had no candidate in the election, following the nullification of its candidate’s 2015 win by the Appeal Court. The court had cancelled the election on the grounds that the candidate, Umaru Kawuwa Barambu, did not properly defect from the PDP. Meanwhile, the election for the Akko North state constituency was declared inconclusive.

Full Throttle: From Aleppo to Daraa, Syrian Army Advances on Militants

Scores of Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists have reportedly been killed after the Syrian Army launched major offensives in the key provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Homs and Idlib.

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have staged a spate of major military operations all across Syria over the past twenty-four hours, in which dozens of Daesh and Al-Nusra Front militants were killed and many more wounded, according to media reports. In particular, militants' strongholds were destroyed in the key provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Homs and Idlib.

FG Directs Depots To Sell Kerosene At N73.37k Per Litre

NIGERIA may be headed for another round of Kerosene crisis as the Federal Gov­ernment has directed petro­leum depots to sell the Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) at N73.37k per litre from the initial price of N40.90k per litre it had set earlier.

At the former price of N40.90k per litre, only Nige­rian National Petroleum Cor­poration (NNPC) outlets sold at the recommended price of N50 .00. while other fill­ing stations sold at between N120.00 and N150.00.

Twin Explosions Kill Two, Injure Four in Northern Cameroon

Two explosions were heard on school grounds in the town of Kerawa in northern Cameroon, according to media reports. At least two people died and four were wounded in a double extremist attack in northern Cameroon on Thursday, media reported.

According to the BBC, citing witnesses, two explosions were heard on school grounds in the town of Kerawa. Teh attacks were carried out by suicide bombers.
One of the assailants was stopped by the school guards, and detonated herself before reaching the school, the British broadcaster said.

S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft systemTooled Up: State-of-the-Art Weapons of the Russian Military

In 2016, the Russian Armed Forces will be augmented by a wide assortment of cutting edge military hardware and equipment.

The new weaponry will include ballistic missile launching systems, armored vehicles, combat aircraft and even new warships, Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
The Russian Strategic Missile Forces will be bolstered by new RS-24 Yars mobile thermonuclear weapon intercontinental ballistic missile systems. Along with the launcher itself, a Yars complex includes a mobile command and control unit and specialized escort vehicles outfitted for providing camouflage and electronic countermeasures capable of rendering the entire regiment invisible to enemy radars.