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Ready to use force. Media on US actions in the conflict between Greece and Turkey

MOSCOW, August 20 / Radio Sputnik. USS Hershel Woody Williams, an expeditionary naval floating base of the US Navy, set up on the roadstead near the Greek island of Crete in order to prevent the escalation of a possible conflict within NATO - between Athens and Ankara.

In the same area,  according to  Argumenti.ru, in addition to the ships of the Greek and Turkish Navy, two French frigates also arrived to monitor the situation.
The publication reminds that the reason for a new exacerbation of relations between Greece and Turkey were offshore hydrocarbon deposits and the absence of a border in the water area.
According to the publication, the likelihood of hostilities in the southeastern part of Europe increases due to the fact that other states intervene in the confrontation: France is on the side of Athens, as well as Italy, which, according to the publication, secretly supports Ankara.
Earlier, Sputnik radio  reported how the United States was "settling" the conflict between Greece and Turkey.

The expert named the most important weapons novelties of the Russian military-industrial complex at the Army-2020 forum

Apparently, the elements of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system will be shown to the public for the first time at the forum. In addition, among the novelties of the forum, I would single out the Antey-4000 anti-aircraft missile system. Military expert Igor Korotchenko told the VZGLYAD newspaper about this. An international military-technical forum "Army-2020" is expected to open in the Moscow region this weekend. "The Antey-4000 anti-aircraft missile system is being demonstrated for the first time. It will be an application on the world market for long-range air defense systems with the possibility of implementing an anti-missile defense function. In addition to air targets, Antey-4000 will be capable of destroying operational-tactical missiles," the chief believes. Igor Korotchenko, editor of the National Defense magazine. The new system can shoot down air targets, such as fighters, up to 380 kilometers away, which can be considered a phenomenal result, he added.  

As  reported  by the VZGLYAD newspaper, the Antey-4000 anti-aircraft missile system consists of 9A83M-2E and 9A84M-1E launchers, as well as 9M83ME and 9M82ME guided missiles. The Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum will be held on August 23-29 in the Patriot Military-Patriotic Park at the Kubinka airfield, Alabino and Ashuluk training grounds and in the districts. The business program will include over 170 events. Korotchenko stressed that the most interesting novelties will be shown at the part of the exposition, which is closed from the press, without excluding that elements of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system will also be shown - in this case, this will be the second sensation of the forum. "At this stage, the development is classified. There is no official data on its capabilities, but, probably, the system can destroy targets even in near space - at an altitude of up to 300 kilometers. That is, the S-500 will take over the functions of a strategic missile defense. In parallel, it capable of shooting down any targets from drones to intercontinental ballistic missiles, "the source said.

"Any goals". The military expert spoke about the features of the Antey-4000 air defense system

The Antey-4000 anti-aircraft missile system will be presented for the first time at the Army-2020 forum. On the air of Sputnik radio, a military expert, captain of the 3rd rank of the reserve Dmitry Litovkin, called the advantages of this weapon. Concern "Almaz-Antey" at the forum "Army-2020" for the first time will present to the public the anti-aircraft missile system "Antey-4000",  writes  RIA Novosti. "The site in front of pavilion B" will house the 9A83M-2E launcher and the 9A84M-1E launcher, as well as 9M83ME and 9M82ME anti-aircraft guided missiles (in transport and launch containers) from this anti-aircraft missile system, " the message of the concern.

The Army 2020 international military-technical forum will be held from 23 to 29 August at the Patriot exhibition center, Alabino training ground and Kubinka airfield. Another novelty of Army-2020 will be the 51P6E2 launcher of a promising non-strategic missile defense complex. It is designed to combat ballistic targets. The Antey-4000 air defense system is an export version of the S-300V4, a highly mobile air defense system designed to defend objects of military-state significance and groupings of troops from attacks by ballistic and aerodynamic air attack weapons. On the air of Sputnik radio, a military expert, captain of the 3rd rank of the reserve Dmitry Litovkin, spoke about the features of the system.

Iran showed a new ballistic missile

The Iranian Armed Forces have developed a new ballistic missile, the tests of which were broadcast on Thursday by the IRIB Broadcasting Corporation.
This is a ground-to-ground ballistic missile dubbed "Haj Qasem" in honor of General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by the US military in January.
In addition, a new cruise missile "Abu Mahdi" was demonstrated, named after the commander of the Iraqi Shiite formations "Al-Hashd al-Shaabi" Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who died together with Suleimani, reports TASS.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the news about the testing of new missiles important. "We must contain (the enemy) on land and at sea with missiles," he said.

 Chief of General Staff of Russia ordered to ensure maximum readiness for strategic exercises "Kavkaz-2020"

Moscow. August 20. Interfax - Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov is discussing preparations for the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command-and-staff exercises during a working trip to the troops of the Southern Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

"Today we will hear reports on the progress of the second stage of special exercises and during the work at the training grounds we will assess the practical actions of troops and forces," the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry quotes Gerasimov.
According to the Chief of the General Staff, "the result of the complex of special exercises should be the creation of conditions for the unconditional fulfillment of combat training tasks by the troops and the successful conduct of the Kavkaz-2020 command and control command," Interfax said on Thursday.
According to the Russian military department, "since August 10, special exercises on the types of support for the RF Armed Forces have been continuing on the territory of the Southern Military District."
"Last week, as part of the first stage, nine exercises were completed. During them, a command and control system for the troops and forces of the district was deployed," the military department informs.