(YEMEN) LATEST: A missile fragment discovered in the debris after Friday’s devastating airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the city of Saada has been identified as having come from a bomb produced by a US weapons manufacturer #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.25: The January 21 attack on a migrant detention facility in a Houthi rebel stronghold claimed several dozen lives, including those of a number of children, and prompted UN General Secretary António Guterres to call for an “effective and transparent investigation.”

#AceDailyNews says according to RT News Report: Video footage filmed in the aftermath of the airstrike by members of the Houthi rebel movement, which is in conflict with the Saudi-backed government, and shared on YouTube, shows distressing scenes of rescue workers removing bodies from the rubble. At one point, a fragment allegedly from a lethal weapon used in the raid is shown, with part of its identifying text and numbers visible.

Hundreds injured & killed in Saudi strikes
Hundreds injured & killed in Saudi strikes

That’s the manufacturer cage code for Raytheon,” Marc Garlasco, a military adviser from the Netherlands-based PAX Protection of Civilians NGO wrote on Twitter, referring to the US’ Raytheon Technologies Corporation, one of the world’s largest aerospace and intelligence services suppliers.

A CNN investigation also listed the same Raytheon cage code found on shrapnel after coalition airstrikes in Yemen in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Raytheon describes itself on its website as being focused on “creating breakthrough technologies in fields such as artificial intelligence, advanced propulsion, electrification, and thermal management.” Its listof cage codes includes the number 96214, which matches that seen on the fragment found in Saada.

This is not the first time that bomb fragments from American-made weapons have been discovered among the rubble in Yemen. The US has continued to supply weapons and logistical and intelligence support to Saudi Arabia, despite numerous calls from human rights organizations to cease its exports.

In August 2018, a Yemeni journalist identified missile fragments found after an attack on a bus carrying children as having derived from a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb.

The Saudi-led coalition has recently intensified airstrikes in Yemen in response to Houthi drone attacks in the United Arab Emirates, an ally of Saudi Arabia in the conflict.You can share this story on social media:

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(TAIWAN) JUST IN: Officials have said it has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, in a rare admission of efforts to develop strike capacity amid growing Chinese pressure & warnings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.25: Taiwan’s armed forces, dwarfed by China’s, are in the midst of a modernisation program to offer a more effective deterrent, including the ability to hit back at bases deep within China in the event of a conflict:

‘Taiwan begins mass production of long-range missile amid China tensions which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory — has stepped up military activity near the island as it tries to force the government in Taipei to accept Beijing’s claims of sovereignty’

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Taiwanese soldiers take part in a military drill. Troops move behind a camouflaged vehicle, there are tanks in the background.
China has stepped up military activity near Taiwan, as it tries to force Taipei to accept its claims of sovereignty.(AP: Chiang Ying-ying)

Taking questions in Parliament, Taiwan Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said developing a long-range attack capability was a priority.

Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng arrives at the parliament in Taipei, Taiwan.
Mr Chiu says research on long-range weapons had “never stopped”.(Reuters: Ann Wang)

“We hope it is long-range, accurate, and mobile,” he said, adding research on such weapons by the state-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology had “never stopped”.

Standing next to Mr Chiu, the institute’s deputy director, Leng Chin-hsu, said one long-range, land-based missile had already entered production, with three other long-range missiles in development.

Mr Leng said it was “not convenient” for him to provide details on how far the missile could fly.

The institute — which is leading Taiwan’s weapon development efforts — has in recent months carried out a series of missile tests off its south-eastern coast.

Media in Taiwan have carried images of missiles launching and instructions have been given to aircraft to stay clear of the test area, but the tests have otherwise been shrouded in secrecy.

Taiwan’s armed forces have traditionally concentrated on defending the island from a Chinese attack.

But President Tsai Ing-wen has stressed the importance of developing an “asymmetrical” deterrent, using mobile equipment that is hard to find and destroy, and capable of hitting targets far from Taiwan’s coast.

Washington — Taipei’s main foreign arms supplier — has been eager to create a military counterbalance to Chinese forces, building on an effort known within the Pentagon as “Fortress Taiwan”. 


#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.25: 2021:

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` Japanese Defence Ministry Planning to Deploy Patriot Missiles ‘


#AceWorldNews – TOKYO – May 10 – The Japanese Defence Ministry is planning to deploy Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles in central Tokyo within three years to shield the capital from potential attacks, the Japan Times reports.


MIM-104 Patriot PAC3

The plan is designed to beef up the capital’s defences against a possible ballistic missile attack from North Korea, according to informed sources.The PAC-3 system would be deployed in the Ichigaya district in the Shinjuku ward as early as 2017.

If Japan believes it is under attack from ballistic missiles, the self Defence Forces (SDF) would

first order Aegis equipped destroyers to shoot them down from space using Standard Missile-3 interceptors. If they fail then the PAC-3, which only has a range of about 20 km, would form the second line of defense.

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Israel: ” Iron Dome Missile Defence System Intercepts Five Rockets Fired at the City of Ashkelon”

#AceWorldNews says Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at the city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Reuters said. No group has taken responsibility for firing the rockets, which were shot down by small radar-guided missiles over Ashkelon, a city of 125,000 people about 12km north of Gaza. Palestinian security officials said Israel’s airstrikes hit two Hamas camps, wounding five people.

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