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NEWS FROM RUSSIA

Air Force intercepts Russian patrol aircraft near Alaska

April 13, 2020 — SpaceWar.com reports: “U.S. Air Force fighter jets intercepted two Russian patrol aircraft near Alaska this week, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.

An unspecified number of F-22 Raptors ‘intercepted two Russian IL-38 aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone’ in the Bering Sea north of the Aleutian Islands on Wednesday, according to NORAD’s Twitter feed.

‘This is the latest of several occasions in the past month in which we have intercepted Russian aircraft operating near the approaches to our nations. We continue to execute our no-fail homeland defense missions with the same capability and capacity we always bring to the fight,’ NORAD Commander General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy said on Twitter.

During a Thursday appearance on ‘Fox & Friends,’ O’Shaughnessy said Russia’s plane came within 50 miles of Alaska’s coast…”  (Russia preparing to fulfill Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16; Joel 2:3, 20, 30 for the Armageddon campaign – Revelation 16:16 – which will be fought against America, the EU and the entire Western World. Islamic armies will align themselves with Russia and China for holy jihad – holy war – Ezekiel 38:13; Daniel 11:40; Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38:5-7; Psalm 83: 4 – 7.)

Russia warns U.S. against any attempt to use low-yield missiles

April 30, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Russian foreign ministry has warned the US against any attempt to use low-yield nuclear weapons, after the State Department said placing such weapons on ballistic missiles launched from submarines would counter possible new threats from Russia and China, according to VOA.

A low-yield weapon is on the level of the bombs dropped by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The State Department claims that low-yield weapons ‘reduce the risk of nuclear war by reinforcing extended deterrence and assurance’ and alleges that Russia is considering using such weapons in a limited war, according to VOA.

Russia denied the threat and accused the US of ‘lowering the nuclear threshold.’…”  (Nuclear war is part of the battle of the ages – see Revelation 9:18. Other prophesied texts are predicted in Psalm 97:3; Isaiah 66:15; Ezekiel 20:47: “…Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched…” Study also Zephaniah 1:8; Malachi 4:1; and Revelation 8:7.)

Russia tests system to shoot down satellites

April 16, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Russia has tested a system designed to shoot down satellites, the US Space Command announced Wednesday.

‘Russia’s DA-ASAT test provides yet another example that the threats to US and allied space systems are real, serious and growing,’ said Gen. John W. ‘Jay’ Raymond, USSPACECOM commander and U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations. ‘The United States is ready and committed to deterring aggression and defending the Nation, our allies and US interests from hostile acts in space.’

‘This test is further proof of Russia’s hypocritical advocacy of outer space arms control proposals designed to restrict the capabilities of the United States while clearly having no intention of halting their counterspace weapons programs,’ Raymond said. ‘Space is critical to all nations and our way of life. The demands on space systems continue in this time of crisis where global logistics, transportation and communication are key to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic…”  (Russia is warming up for Armageddon. Soon a peace program will be contracted for the Middle East nations – Daniel 11: 21, 24. It will be a peace contract for seven years but broken after 42 months – Daniel 9:27. Russia is the nation that then says: “…I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations…” – Ezekiel 38:11, 12.  See the next report.)

U.S. Building Ground-Based Network of Offensive Weapons to Jam Russian Satellites

April 20, 2020 — SpaceWar.com reports: “The Space Force, the newest branch of the US military, has requested over $15.3 billion in funding for operations, equipment and satellite equipment for fiscal year 2021.

Over the next seven years, the US Space Force is looking to amass dozens of ground-based weapons systems capable of jamming Russian or Chinese communication satellites en masse, Bloomberg has reported, citing military sources.

The arsenal is expected to consist of Counter Communications System (CCS) ground-based satellite communications jamming units, with 16 of these already delivered and 28 more on the way. This system is an upgrade of jamming weapon first introduced in the US Air Force in 2004, and has undergone several new iterations, including additional frequency bands and technology refreshes.

In addition, L3Harris Technologies Inc., the defence contractor making the CCS, is also said to be putting the finishing touches on a new piece of equipment called the Meadowland, the next iteration of the CSS, with that system expected to be shrunken down in size, and to feature open architecture software. Meadowland is expected to be ready by 2021, and Space Force expects to get its hands on four of the systems by late 2022, with as many as 28 more expected to be purchased between 2023 and 2027…”

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