MS DAILY BRIEF – MAY 18 nth, 2023
Update from Ukraine | Bakhmut Bakhmut situation Both sides under attack | Russia lost 200k Army in Ukraine
New details on Patriot system in Ukraine allegedly hit by Russian missiles | US officials: Damage is minimal, and the system is still operational
Patriot VS. Kinzhal ‘disputes’ continue: Ukrainian official says a Kinzhal missile cannot destroy a Patriot missile system..
With responsible decision-makers, it can be done. Qatar has taken delivery of its fourth Al Zubarah-class corvette from Fincantieri
Three scientists working on hypersonic missile projects developed by the Russian defence industry have been arrested for high treason.
‘We can’t do our job anymore,’ say Russian missile scientists following treason arrests – by Nataliya Vasilyeva, 17 May 2023.
Wagner fighters “like rats in a mousetrap” in Bakhmut -17 May 2023.
Sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine ‘up to the White House,’ says Ben Wallace-By Joe Barnes, May 17, 2023
Ukraine tells China envoy that peace plan must not lose ground to Russia-18 May 2023.
Sea mine sighted in the Black Sea, 12 nautical miles off Sulina.
Naval Bulletin. Type 003 – Fujian. Or when the pupil surpasses his teacher-A brief introduction.
Azov-Black Sea Maritime Operational Area: 18
Pentagon considering Japan’s request for help to convert MC-130J to seaplane.
A new hidden mobilisation mechanism has been invented in Russia.
Florida teacher breaks record for time spent living underwater.
Black Sea grain corridor nearly empty of ships as Russia’s exit looms-By Megan Durisin and Áine Quinn (Bloomberg)
Gibraltar – Wreck of 35 off operating system to be cleared in coming weeks.