martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

Musculoso actor puto se hace espía del ISIS en Alemania

The spy who was a gay porn actor-turned-Islamist mole
By Joshua Rhett Miller - The New York Post



The spy who was a gay porn actor-turned-Islamist mole


A German spy arrested for allegedly offering to help Islamic militants to bomb offices of the country’s intelligence agency was a onetime gay porn actor who secretly converted to Islam two years ago.

The Washington Post reports that the secret life of the 51-year-old married father of four unfolded two weeks ago when German intelligence agents spotted him in a radical chat room. After claiming to be a German spy, the German citizen of Spanish descent was lured to a private chat room, where he revealed so many key details that the agents positively identified him and arrested him the next day.

Authorities announced on Tuesday that he was arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit a violent act and for violating secrecy laws. But his role as a gay porn star — performing as recently as 2011, under the same stage name as the alias he used in the chat room — could embolden critics of Germany’s domestic spy agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

Hans-Christian Ströbele, a member of the Parliamentary Control Committee that oversees German intelligence services, told the newspaper that “it’s not only bizarre, but also quite scary” that the agency failed to property vet the Islamist turncoat.

The agency “needs to tell us immediately what exactly happened and how it could happen that somebody like this was hired,” Ströbele told the Washington Post.

One senior BfV official defended the agency, saying it was nearly impossible to uncover his double life.

“How should anyone have known this? He had acted under different names and identities online,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the newspaper. “Not his real name. One has to say that we were able to find out about all this very quickly and also actions were taken fast.”

Authorities are withholding the man’s name, as well as the alias he used as a porn actor and in radical chat rooms. Prior to his hiring in April, the man was thoroughly vetted, including during interviews with former employers and acquaintances. Those who have since interviewed the suspect say he may have been mentally ill and possibly had multiple personalities, one senior official said.

While in custody, officials said, the man admitted that he was a secret convert to Islam — and someone who planned from the get-go to infiltrate the spy agency to then tip off “his religious brothers” to upcoming or ongoing investigations, according to the Washington Post. He said an attack against “infidels” was “in the interest of Allah,” prosecutors in Dusseldorf said, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Headquarters of the German domestic intelligence agency in Cologne.Photo: Getty Images

Evidence that the suspect provided details to Islamic militants has not yet been found, but German politicians are demanding answers and calling for a review of vetting procedures within the spy agency.

“One can be grateful that this came out,” André Hahn, a member of the agency’s parliamentary control committee from the Left Party, told the Washington Post. “But it appears to have been rather a coincidence. It could also have happened that he would have worked there for years.”

There are an estimated 40,000 Islamists in Germany, including 9,200 of an ultraconservative sect known as Salafists, Hans-George Maassen, who leads the agency, told Reuters earlier this month.

“We remain a target of Islamic terrorism and we have to assume that Islamic State or other terrorist organizations will carry out an attack in Germany if they can,” Maassen said at the time.

Maassen will meet with the German parliament’s intelligence oversight committee Wednesday to discuss the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 Meanwhile, a BfV spokesman declined to provide details on the man’s position at the agency or when he joined. He also declined to comment on a report in Germany’s Die Welt newspaper that the 51-year-old had planned to explode a bomb at the agency’s central office in Cologne, Reuters reports. His arrest was first reported by Germany’s Der Spiegel.

“There is no evidence to date that there is a concrete danger to the security of the BfV or its employees,” the spokesman said. “The man is accused of making Islamist statements on the internet using a false name and of revealing internal agency material in internet chat rooms.”

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

Trump llama a Taiwán

Donald Trump envió un mensaje a China: habló con la presidente de Taiwán
El presidente electo rompió décadas de política estadounidense al hablar con la mandataria Tsai Ing-wen, a riesgo de provocar una seria controversia con China




El presidente electo de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, conversó este viernes con la presidente de Taiwán, Tsai Ing-wen, la primera conversación de ese nivel desde que Washington rompiera sus relaciones diplomáticas con Taipei en 1979.


El equipo de transición de Trump informó en un comunicado que el presidente electo había hablado por teléfono con la mandataria taiwanesa, en la que ella felicitó al magnate por su victoria y ambos "señalaron los estrechos vínculos económicos, políticos y de seguridad que existen entre Taiwán y Estados Unidos".

El ex presidente demócrata Jimmy Carter declaró formalmente a Pekín como el único Gobierno de China en 1979, lo cual terminó las relaciones diplomáticas formales de EEUU con Taiwán, donde Washington cerró su embajada al año siguiente.

Los asesores de Trump no aclararon quién inició el contacto, si la llamada provino del multimillonario o de la presidenta taiwanesa, que llegó al poder el pasado mayo.

Los expertos en política exterior afirman que la llamada podría alterar las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y China, independientemente de cómo fuera el acercamiento.

China considera a la isla de Taiwán una provincia "rebelde" y parte del territorio bajo su soberanía.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2016

Airbus provee Panthers a Indonesia


Airbus Helicopters Delivers first Three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia
Airbus Helicopters



First three of 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters handed over to PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Deliveries to run through to 2018. AS565 MBe will bring increased mission capabilities, specifically for anti-submarine warfare missions. (all photos : Airbus Helicopters)

Marignane – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy.

This follows the contract signature in late 2014 with PT Dirgantara Indonesia for 11 AS565 MBe helicopters. The delivery of the remaining helicopters will run through to 2018.

“We are excited to witness the handover of the first three AS565 MBe helicopters to our partner today”, said Janick Blanc, Head of the Panther programme at Airbus Helicopters. “The AS565 MBe has been developed using state-of-the-art processes and this enhanced variant of the Panther will benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight at 4,500kg. This will provide increased mission capabilities, specifically for the anti-submarine warfare missions these rotorcraft are expected to perform”, he added.


Under the agreement, Airbus Helicopters will supply the AS565 MBe helicopters to its Indonesia industrial partner PT Dirgantara Indonesia, who will reassemble and outfit these rotorcraft in-country, acting as the design authority. This will notably cover the installation of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) suite which includes a dipping sonar and torpedo launch systems, allowing the Indonesian Navy to carry out its most demanding missions.

This Indonesian MBe Panther programme is the latest of a long-standing relationship between Airbus Helicopters and PT Dirgantara Indonesia, who celebrated their 40 years of strategic partnership earlier this month. The two companies have delivered more than 190 helicopters together, through joint programmes over the last four decades.

“We have been working with Airbus Helicopters on numerous projects for many years by now, and this milestone today further illustrates the commitment both companies have towards this programme”, said Budi Santoso, CEO and President of PT Dirgantara Indonesia. “We look forward to receiving these green helicopters in Bandung, as we ready to start the installation of the mission equipment, and the subsequent qualification and certification of our future anti-submarine warfare helicopters”, he added.

Recognised as one of the world’s most capable light/medium anti-submarine warfare platforms, the AS565 MBe is equipped with two Safran Arriel 2N engines, which enhance the helicopter’s performance in high and hot conditions, while enabling it to achieve a top speed of 165 kt and a range of 780 kilometres. It also boasts a new main gearbox, the latest-generation tail rotor and a 4-axis autopilot that reduces crew workload and makes the most demanding missions easier to perform.

sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2016

Pod Litening III para los Gripen tailandeses


RTAF Gripen Equipped with LITENING GIII Pod

TAF


RTAF Gripen C/D 


Royal Thai Air Force taken delivery of LITENING GIII Pod.


Earlier, RTAF ordered the Sniper ATP to be equipped with F-16AM/BM of 403 sqn. At the same time, ThaiArmedForce.com received report that RTAF also ordered the LITENING GIII for Gripen.

Litening III pod on Gripen D 

Official photos from Wing7 - the RTAF Gripen home base - confirm its existent of the pod in which pilots and technician are currently receive the training with the pod.

viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2016

Vuela el primer Yak-130 de Myanmar

Combat Training Yak-130 of Myanmar Made its First Flight




First Yak-130 of the Myanmar Air Force 

Irkutsk -,The first Yak-130 advanced jet trainers for Myanmar Air Force first flew in Irkutsk.

Combat training aircraft Yak-130, built by an aircraft factory "Irkut" Corporation, it was designed as an advanced trainer aircraft and has light strike capability.

Took to the skies over Irkutsk, Yak-130 has an "export" serial number and is intended for delivery to Myanmar under the contract in 2015. Myanmar should get about ten of these aircraft, the first three aircrafts under the contract will be delivered up to the end of 2016.

Myanmar will become the fourth foreign buyer of Russian combat training aircraft Yak-130, also bought Algeria, Bangladesh and Belarus.

Riafan

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2016

Rusia regala 6 MiG-29s a Serbia

Russia agreed to transfer six MiG-29 to Serbia

Bmpd

As the portal «opex360.com» in the material «La Russie va livrer 6 avions MiG-29 à la Serbie», Serbia has found the opportunity to upgrade its fleet of fighter aircraft. With reference to the Russian and Serbian media publication reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his consent to the donation of six Serbian MiG-29 from the presence of the Russian Defense Ministry. However, due to the Serbian side will be carried out pre-sale preparation of these aircraft, as well as a small upgrade. As a result, the total value of the contract is estimated at $ 50 million.


Take off of a pair of MiG-29 Russian VKS, 3624-I air base in "Erebuni" airport, Armenia, 03/12/2016 (c) tankasan.livejournal.com

At the same time Russia has offered Serbia to put on the "friendly price" SAM "Buk". But the Serbian government has refused this offer as $ 60 million., Which should have been for this lay, were higher than the national budget possibilities.

Because of religious and cultural proximity Serbia maintains very good relations with Russia. In addition, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic expressed the opinion that the agreement with Russia for the supply of six MiG-29, can become a "sign of sincere cooperation, trust and friendship" from the Kremlin. Both countries and Belarus in early November, also took part in the exercise "Slavonic Brotherhood-2016".

miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2016

MiG-31BM opera sobre Siria

Night flights of MiG-31BM in Syria

Bmpd

Users of social network "Facebook" Barya Salami has published on its page one more photo of the Russian MiG-31BM in Syria. At this time the interceptor makes night flights from the airbase Kveyris.




(C) Barya Salami



Earlier in the social networks also appear Photo ZRPK "Carapace-C" in Syria. According to our blog, it is made in one of the hangars Kveyris airbase. ZRPK provides air defense of the base.

martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

Piratas en el Amazonas

No hay ley en el Amazonas: Piratas de río aterrorizan los barcos por las noches
Nuestromar



Los piratas del Río Amazonas gozan atacando después del anochecer. Usando pasamontañas, 15 de los merodeadores irrumpieron en el barco fluvial de Merinaldo Paiva mientras docenas de sus pasajeros dormitaban en sus hamacas. De repente, despertaron para encontrar que les apuntaban con rifles en la cabeza.

Los hombres armados tomaron dinero, joyas, smartphones, combustible y hasta comida, obligando a todos a tirarse al piso boca abajo en la cubierta. Desaparecieron en lanchas de motor en el Amazonas, un río navegable tan grande que algunos en la frontera de Brasil lo llaman el río-mar.

“Todo capitán de barco fluvial sabe que está a merced de estos bastardos”, dijo el capitán Paiva , de 41 años, quien ha estado surcando los ríos de los bosques tropicales de Brasil desde que era adolescente.

“Tuvimos suerte de que no fuera peor”, añadió acerca del robo de abril, enlistando otros ataques en los que los pasajeros habían sido violados, torturados o asesinados.



Por mucho tiempo, la piratería ha sido un hecho de la vida en los ríos de la anárquica selva de Brasil. Pero a medida que la población del Amazonas aumenta y las bandas de narcotraficantes expanden su influencia sobre la región, las oportunidades de robo y secuestro han florecido. Y las fuerzas policiacas batallan para seguirle el ritmo a la criminalidad, lo que ha culminado en una serie de ataques recientes que han aterrorizado a tripulaciones de barcos y sus pasajeros.

En un caso cerca de la ciudad de Manaus, Huederson Paulino, un pirata que usaba el nombre de guerra Mohicano, confesó haber asesinado y mutilado a dos hombres en un barco que vendía hielo y sal. Encabezaba una banda que robaba dinero y combustible y dijo que su objetivo era tener dinero para gastar para la Navidad, según publicó el rotativo estadounidense.

“Necesitaba el dinero, así que hice lo que era mejor para mí”, dijo Paulino, de 24 años, a varios reporteros.

La Amazonia es una de las regiones más pobres de Brasil, y el crimen organizado se ha propagado, alimentando una sensación de anarquía en la gran cuenca del río. En lejanos pueblos a la orilla del río, los residentes se quejan de que los botes patrulla de Policía en raras ocasiones se aventuran a entrar a las vías fluviales donde ocurren muchos de los ataques de piratas.

Las autoridades dicen que están intentando. Aquí en Macapá, ciudad de 370 mil habitantes en el norte de Brasil, un escuadrón de élite de policías camuflados del Batallón Ambiental patrullan regularmente el Río Amazonas para detectar piratas.

Los ladrones han acechado estas vías navegables durante años.

Estos días, con más objetivos en los ríos y más grupos criminales involucrados, los operadores de barcos fluviales advierten que los piratas se están volviendo aún más despiadados y sofisticados.

Galdino Alencar, presidente de la Unión de Compañías de Navegación del Río del Estado de Amazonas, dijo que los piratas cada vez más tenían en la mira barcos que llevaban grandes cargamentos para la creciente población del Amazonas, incluyendo gas para cocinar, aparatos electrónicos, cemento y carne seca. Pero el cargamento más codiciado para los piratas, dijo, es el combustible.

“Es un producto que pueden robar y luego vender a mineros de oro que operan ilegalmente en el bosque”, dijo Alencar.

En una misión en el río, en octubre, policías cuestionaron a residentes de un asentamiento cercano al Puerto de Santana, quienes describieron que vivían en constante temor de los piratas.

“No hay ley en el Río Amazonas”, dijo Odete Souza Franca, de 49 años. Describió un reciente ataque en el que piratas abordaron la canoa de su hijo de 17 años, lo ataron, le robaron su dispositivo GPS y un cilindro de gas para cocinar. (Simón Romero- Original The New York Times)

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

Camboya aumenta su presupuesto de defensa para 2017

Cambodia Boosts 2017 Defence Budget




MiG-21 of the Cambodian Air Force 

Cambodia has allocated USD455 million for the country's 2017 defence budget, the government in Phnom Penh has announced.

The expenditure represents a 19% increase over the 2016 defence budget of USD383 million.

According to government statements covered by national media, the 2017 defence budget accounts for around 9% of the total government expenditure in the year.

Hun Manet, the eldest son of prime minister Hun Sen, who is also a lieutenant general in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), told the Phnom Penh Post that a large part of the 2017 defence budget will go towards a pay rise for military personnel.

Jane's