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Adir F-35 – Meet Russia’s Stealth Fighter Sukhoi T-50-8

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The first published photos of the Sukhoi PAK FA (Сухой ПАК ФА, the Russian acronym for “Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation”) were presented by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, the largest Russian aircraft-manufacturing company, located in Russia’s Far East.

The PAK FA is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force and serve as the basis for the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft. The T-50 prototype first flew on January 29, 2010, when it was slated for delivery to the Russian Air Force starting in late 2016 or early 2017.

The T-50 will be the first Russian Air Force operational aircraft to use stealth technology. Similar to other stealth fighters such as the F-22, the airframe incorporates planform (wing alignment) edge to reduce its radar cross-section (RCS). The leading and trailing edges of the wings and control surfaces and the serrated edges of skin panels are carefully aligned at several specific angles in order to reduce the number of directions the radar waves can be reflected.

The Sukhoi T-50-8

The Sukhoi T-50-8

The prototypes and the initial production batch are expected to include a highly upgraded variant of the Saturn AL-31F engine used by the Su-27 family as interim engines while a new clean-sheet design power plant is currently under development. The aircraft is expected to have a service life of up to 35 years.

According to Business Insider, in a comparison between the F-35 and the Sukhoi T-50, the US fighter comes out ahead. Although the T-50 reaches 1300 mph, compared with the F-35’s 1200 mph, the US fighter can launch internal missiles and smart-bombs while flying faster than the speed of sound. Not so the Russian fighter.

The Sukhoi T-50-8

The Sukhoi T-50-8

The T-50 designers prefer maneuverability over secrecy, and so it’s not as stealth as the F-35. In fact, its twin-engine design more closely resembles the F-22 Raptor of 20 years ago.

Here’s a Russian advantage, according to Business Insider: in dog fights, although both jets can slip into heavily defended targets on the ground, and the F-35 will be better in those scenarios –the T-50 is better for air-to-air battles. You may recall that in dog fights the F-16 always beat the F-35.

Both fighters need a very short runway for takeoff – 300 yards – but the F-35 can also perform vertical takeoffs.


Russia’s Chief Rabbi: Terrorists Should Not Enjoy Safe Harbors

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has urged world leaders to unite against terrorism in response to the tragedies in Ankara and Berlin, InterFax reported Tuesday.

“The terrorists are trying to impose their agenda and language on the world, focusing on no negotiations, no value for human life, and murder and intimidation,” Rabbi Lazar stated, suggesting that “the answer to these monstrous crimes, which places them outside the realm of civilized relations, must be to bring together the world’s leaders in the fight against terrorism.”

According to the chief rabbi, regardless of whether those terror attacks were coordinated or done based on individual whim, they showed that terrorism and extremism were “the number one danger in the world today.”

“There should be no safe harbors for the terrorists and their coordinators,” Rabbi Lazar concluded. “Our tolerance only inspires them to commit new bloody crimes.”

A native of Milan, Italy, Rabbi Shalom Dovber Pinchas Lazar grew up in the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, beginning his service in Russia in 1990. In 2000 he became Chief Rabbi of Russia, and chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS. In September 2005 Lazar became an original member of the 168-member Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation which analyzes draft legislation and monitors Russia’s parliament and government. Rabbi Berel Lazar is known for his friendship with President Vladimir Putin.

David Israel

Netanyahu Joins Worldwide Condemnations of Killing of Russia’s Envoy to Turkey

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Monday night condemning the assassination of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, and warning the attack served as a reminder of the need to rein in the forces of planetary terror.

“Israel condemns the brutal assassination of Ambassador Andrey Karlov this evening in Ankara,” Netanyahu said. “We send our deepest condolences to his family and to the Russian people. The murder of a diplomat serves as a stark reminder of the need for the civilized world to come together in fighting the forces of terrorism.”

The U.S. State Department said in its own statement, “We condemn this act of violence, whatever its source.”

Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot in the back at point-blank range at least eight times by an off-duty Turkish riot police officer named Mevlut Mert Altintas.

Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Altintas was born in 1994 in Aydin and graduated from Izmir police academy. Security officials confirmed he used a police ID to enter the art gallery. “It has saddened us and our people. I offer my condolences to the Russian federation and the Russian people,” Suleyman Soylu, the Turkish interior minster, told reporters.

Several other people were also shot and wounded in the attack. Altintas was eventually shot and killed by Turkish security forces.

The attack took place was the ambassador was speaking at the opening of an art exhibition in the Turkish capital.

Altintas is seen in the video yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great, in Arabic), and then saying in Turkish, “Don’t forget Aleppo. Don’t forget Syria. Unless our towns are secure, you won’t enjoy security. Only death can take me from here. Everyone who is involved in this suffering will pay a price.”

According to Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, he also shouted in Arabic, We are the one who pledged allegiance to Muhammad, to wage jihad.”

Several other people were also shot and wounded in the attack. Altintas was eventually shot and killed by Turkish security forces.

The attack took place was the ambassador was speaking at the opening of an art exhibition in the Turkish capital.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on national television Monday night that the assassination was intended to drive a wedge between Ankara and Moscow in order to disrupt diplomatic relations.

“The crime that was committed is without doubt a provocation aimed at disrupting the normalization of Russian-Turkish relations and disrupting the peace process in Syria that is being actively advanced by Russia, Turkey and Iran,” he said. “There can be only one answer to this – stepping up the fight against terrorism, and the bandits will feel this.” He added that a investigation team would be sent to Ankara to “know who directed the hand of the killer.”

Hana Levi Julian

Phantom Nation – Obama’s Final Menace [audio]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Israel must walk on eggshells until BHO is gone, and Trump’s outreach to Russia… Find out more on the show.

Phantom Nation 12DEC2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Beyond the Matrix – Is the President Elect making a Big Mistake in His Selection of Staff? [audio]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Rod Bryant and Jerry Gordon provides analysis of President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for Cabinet and Staff.
Also, has Russia interfered in the US election process? Listen to get the latest update in the World-War on Terror.

Beyond the Matrix 13DEC2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Trump’s Secy of State Expected to be ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has apparently chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to become the next U.S. Secretary of State.

Although the nomination is not final until Trump makes an official announcement – and that could come at any time between now and next week – Tillerson appears to be the top pick among all the candidates after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani excused himself from consideration, leaving former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as numbers two and three.

Tillerson, 64, has been the top executive at ExxonMobile for several decades, including a stint as president of Exxon Yemen in 1995, a tenure that undoubtedly seasoned the executive in the ways of Arab commerce, if not culture at least somewhat. He met Saturday with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York City, Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed.

Like Trump, he has no government or diplomatic experience, and according to a report Saturday by NBC News, who said two sources from the Trump Transition Team claimed that lack may be addressed by his pairing with Mr. Bolton as his deputy Secretary of State, who would handle the day-to-day management of the department.

Until the appointments are made official, however, nothing is written in stone.

Tillerson reportedly has close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom he has allegedly spent so much time in past years, that only former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger outscores him. He was awarded the country’s Order of Friendship by Putin in 2013.

Tillerson also has a good track record as an advocate and business mogul in the field of natural gas, having acquired XTO Energy, a major natural gas producer.

He also signed a deal to develop oil fields in autonomous Kurdistan in 2011, a move that was in defiance of Iraqi law, which prohibits direct deals with autonomous Kurdistan.

Among other leadership roles, Tillerson also serves as a trustee for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu to Discuss UN Voting Record During Visit to Kazakhstan

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to leave for a brief visit to Azerbaijan next Tuesday, and then heads to Kazakhstan for a two-day visit, the first ever in that country by an Israeli prime minister.

The timing is not coincidental: two weeks later, Kazakhstan takes up its two-year rotating membership seat on the United Nation Security Council.

Both Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are Muslim-majority nations, with the latter nearly always voting against Israel when it comes to the United Nations and other international arenas.

A former satellite of the USSR, Israeli foreign ministry officials have told JewishPress.com that Kazakhstan’s behavior – and that of nations in similar situations — is explained by simple economic survival. Russia, a close neighbor, almost always votes against Israel, as do the countries from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, of which Kazakhstan is a member.

But another part of the reason for Netanyahu’s visit is to build a “strategic partnership,” according to Israeli envoy to Kazakhstan, Michael Brodsky.

Brodsky wrote in The Astana Times on Wednesday that “Israel’s counterterrorism experience and training have always been of great value for Kazakhstan and other post-Soviet countries, but following a series of terrorist attacks in different Kazakh cities over the last year, the importance of closer cooperation in this field is now more evident than ever…”

The country is “struggling to prevent infiltration of extremists from neighboring Afghanistan,” he added. Kazakhstan is particularly concerned about home-grown terrorism taking root upon the return of several hundred nationals who had earlier traveled abroad to join the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization in Syria. Kazakhistan is hoping to learn from Israel’s experience.

Hana Levi Julian

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