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The companies covered in the Air Ambulance Services market are Methods Corporation (USA), Global Medical Response Inc. (USA), Acadian Companies (USA), PHI Inc. (USA), REVA Inc. (USA), Express Aviation Services (USA), European Air Ambulance (UK), Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (Sweden), Air Charter Services Pvt. ltd. (UK), Gulf Helicopters (Qatar) and other key players

Pune, India, May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world air ambulance services market The size is expected to reach USD 10.30 billion by 2029 and grow at a CAGR of 8.56% during the forecast period. Rising instances of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and others are expected to fuel the growth of the market. Fortune Business InsightsMT presented this information in its report entitled, “Air Ambulance Services Market, 2022-2029”. The market size stood at USD 4.89 billion in 2021 and USD 5.79 billion in 2022.
Furthermore, the adoption of modern technologies and the implementation of rapid technological developments in these services are expected to boost the market growth in the coming years.

Impact of COVID-19-

air ambulance Services have experienced a rapid recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by mid-2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on several markets and industries. However, the demand for services has increased during the pandemic. Several health insurance and assistance companies, independent end-users, and hospital helicopter emergency medical services have created a vast demand for air ambulance services and helped the market flourish. Optimizing response time by establishing more bases of operations is likely to drive market growth in the coming years.

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List of major market players

  • Air Methods Corporation (USA)

  • Global Medical Response Inc. (USA)

  • Acadian companies (United States)

  • PHI Inc. (USA)

  • REVA Inc. (USA)

  • Express Aviation Services (United States)

  • European Air Ambulance (UK)

  • Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (Sweden)

  • Air Charter Services Pvt. ltd. (UK)

  • Gulf Helicopters (Qatar)

Report Scope and Segmentation:

Report attribute

Details

Market size value in 2021

$4.89 billion

Revenue forecasts in 2029

$10.30 billion

Rate of growth

CAGR of almost 8.56% 2022-2029

Year of reference

2021

Historical years

2018 – 2020

Forecast years

2022 – 2029

Segments Covered

By product type, by application and by geography

Forecast units

Value (USD billion) and volume (units)

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million/Billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2029

Regions covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa, and Rest of the World

Countries covered

United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC countries and South Africa, among others

Number of companies covered

Methods Corporation (USA), Global Medical Response Inc. (USA), Acadian companies (USA), PHI Inc. (USA), REVA Inc. (USA), Express Aviation Services (United States), European Air Ambulance (UK), Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (Sweden), Air Charter Services Pvt. ltd. (UK), Gulf Helicopters (Qatar) and other key players

Report cover

Market Growth Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, PEST Analysis, Value Chain Analysis, Regulatory Landscape, Market Attractiveness Analysis by Segments & Region, Market Share Analysis business and analysis of the impact of COVID-19.

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Segments-
Based on the service operator, the market is trifurcated into government, independent and hospital. Based on application, the market is segmented into neonatal and pediatric transport, infectious disease service, overweight patient transport, organ transplant logistics, rescue helicopter service, inter-facility and others. On the basis of aircraft type, the market is bifurcated into rotary wing and fixed wing. Geographically, the market is categorized into Europe, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Report cover-

  • It analyzes individual segments such as service operator, application, aircraft type and regions.

  • It presents the latest developments in the industry.

  • It includes a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market.

  • It offers a SWOT analysis of the major players in the market.

  • It highlights various strategies adopted by the major market players to witness the growth.

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Drivers and Constraints-

Rising prevalence of chronic diseases to fuel market growth

Rising instances of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and others are expected to be a key factor in driving the global market. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases is fueling the demand for services, primarily in stroke cases. Additionally, the global pandemic has provided significant demand for these services and boosted the growth of the market.
Growing technological developments in air ambulance services and improvements in air ambulance communication technologies are expected to drive the market growth.
Moreover, the growing demand for security measures and real-time data is fueling the demand for real-time data tracking software. Real-time data can help pilots make appropriate decisions when needed during flight. Additionally, the integration of advanced technologies, such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, to provide streamlined operational activities is expected to supplement the market growth.
However, high prices for air medical services might restrain the market growth over the forecast period.

Regional outlook-

North America will have the lion’s share

North America is expected to achieve the largest air ambulance services market share. The large helicopter fleets present in the United States and the large number of helicopter pilots in the region are expected to fuel the growth of the region’s market. Additionally, key players present in the region such as Acadian Companies, PHI Air Medical, Air Methods, and others are driving the growth of the market.
Asia-Pacific is expected to show tremendous growth over the forecast period. Improving economic conditions in India and China and expanding aviation industry are expected to support the growth of the air ambulance services market.
Europe is expected to experience substantial growth due to the rise of aircraft and leasing facilities based on modern technology.
The rest of the world is expected to show considerable growth due to an expanding healthcare sector and improving economic conditions in the region.

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Detailed Table of Contents:

  • Introduction

  • Summary

  • Market dynamics

    • Market factors

    • Market constraints

    • Market opportunities

  • key ideas

    • Major Industry Developments – Major Contracts and Agreements, Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships

    • Latest technological advances

    • Analysis of the five forces of carriers

    • Supply chain analysis

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Competitive Landscape-
Key Players Form Partnerships to Drive Growth
Major market players are investing heavily to provide advanced air ambulance services. They emphasize strategic mergers, contracts, partnerships and the like to improve their market penetration. For example, Air Methods signed the largest Hcare maintenance support contract with OEM in February 2021.

Key industry development-
February 2021: Reva and GainJet Ireland have formed a partnership to set up a European hub at Shannon Airport. They also aim to provide employment for nine staff and a mix of flight and medical personnel.

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Israeli program will ‘revolutionize’ combat soldiers https://techcomforces.com/israeli-program-will-revolutionize-combat-soldiers/ Sat, 14 May 2022 15:40:00 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/israeli-program-will-revolutionize-combat-soldiers/

Israel earlier this week unveiled an innovative program, called “Edge of Tomorrow,” which is expected to revolutionize the concept of combat soldiers.

The Defense Research and Development Directorate (DDR&D) of the Ministry of Defense developed the program with Elbit Systems, one of the leading companies producing defense electronics in Israel.

The program integrates networked warfare technologies for each soldier on an infantry team and aims to improve the combat team’s modern urban warfare, according to the Department of Defense.

“‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is an innovative program that is extremely unique thanks to our shift in perspective,” Lt. Col. Shlomi Buskila, head of the DDR&D LWSOF branch, said in a statement.

“The program aims to enable optimal operational value for combat soldiers of the ground forces by enhancing the synergy between them and their team. The program integrates a wide range of advanced technologies used by the soldiers and their teams, leading to a well greater than the sum of its parts.”

Mayan Lazarovich, spokesperson for the Department of Defense, said the program was “a multi-year effort that has continuously improved soldiers’ lethality, survivability, situational awareness, endurance and more. of infantry”.

An industry source, who provided a detailed explanation of the plan, described it as a combination of a collection of wearable technologies with many connected subsystems.

He said there will be specialized suits for each type of soldier on a team. “There are different roles within a team, so everyone has their specific suit and everything is connected. There will be a soldier costume, a commander costume, a sniper costume, etc.,” said he declared.

The source added that this set of technologies includes many different devices such as display glasses, a sleeve that helps transmit information within the group, computerized rifles, night vision systems, a component that can help to carry weight and fire detection capability. “The soldier can wear a very small device that can sense the direction of hostile fire so that it can be generated very quickly and very effectively,” he said.

He added that looking back between 50 and 100 years, there were only incremental changes in the technological capabilities provided to an infantry soldier.

Now, he said, “what we’re talking about is actually radical change trying to bring about, you know, real transformation technologically speaking. We look at the infantry soldier and at the team level.

He said the plan will improve the individual infantry soldier and the team as a whole: “Not just a better rifle, a better weapon, better night vision goggles, but we look at it as an overall capability.”

Lazarovich said the plan is still being worked on and the timing of the program’s launch is still uncertain.

“The Edge of Tomorrow is a development-oriented program. Decisions about launching the program will be made in the future,” she said.

The story is written by Debbie Mohnblatt and reproduced with permission from the media line
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Global military spending has topped $2 trillion for the first time, according to new data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Last year was the seventh consecutive year that global military spending increased; total expenditures have almost doubled during this century.

Economic competition between capitalists – for profits, control of markets, access to resources and geopolitical advantages – underlies growing military competition between states, which is driving increased spending.

The biggest military spenders cited in the SIPRI report are the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia.

The United States, with just over 4% of the world’s population, accounts for almost 40% of all global military spending. In an attempt to preserve a technological advantage over competitors, this US funding for military research and development has increased dramatically, the SIPRI report notes.

China’s economic rise from a predominantly rural society in the 1970s to a powerhouse of the global economy today has been accompanied by a rapid expansion of its military capabilities. Last year, the Chinese government allocated about US$293 billion to its military. After increasing spending for 27 consecutive years, it now accounts for 14% of global spending.

Russia tried to strengthen its position within the imperialist order. SIPRI report highlights that Russia increased its military spending by 2.9% in 2021 to $65.9 billion, the third consecutive year of growth, as it built up its forces along the Ukrainian border before his invasion of the country in February.

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has shown that growing imperialist rivalries are also an opportunity for the United States to reassert its global dominance. This has included the strengthening of US-built alliances such as NATO, eight member states of which have met the organization’s goal of spending 2% or more of GDP on their armed forces by 2021 (one less than in 2020 but compared to two in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea). In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany has now committed to meeting NATO’s 2% target (from 1.3% of GDP in 2021).

The strengthening of the Australian state’s imperialist interests in the Indo-Pacific region – such as the AUKUS military alliance with the United States and the United Kingdom and the growing tensions with China around the Solomon Islands – must also be understood. as part of a growing interdependence. imperialist rivalry.

This includes a 4.1% increase in military spending to A$44.6 billion in 2021; the 2022-2023 budget promises a 7.4% increase to $48.6 billion. “The only way to keep peace is to prepare for war,” Defense Minister Peter Dutton said in an Anzac Day interview. This reflects the general consensus within Australian ruling circles, including the PLA, that more needs to be spent preparing for a possible war with China.

This rising tide of military spending must be fought. This is a huge waste of human resources that could otherwise be used for hospitals, schools, housing and combating the threat posed to all human life by rapidly worsening climate change.

Ultimately, this means fighting for a world that eliminates competition and war and is run on the basis of international cooperation.

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The development of cyber warfare in the United States – part 6 https://techcomforces.com/the-development-of-cyber-warfare-in-the-united-states-part-6/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:46:47 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/the-development-of-cyber-warfare-in-the-united-states-part-6/

Organic Air Force teams, cutting-edge Silicon Valley startups, or large traditional defense contractors are not mutually exclusive. Each group brings different ideas, processes and experiences to the range of cybernetic problems and the development of tools driven by each team provides timely and requested capabilities to cybernetic forces.

Additionally, the Air Force and Navy are working on an agreement to allow their respective software factories to share more code and products. The key to the deal is to make it easier for both services to use each other’s platforms and codes, i.e. the Air Force‘s Platform One and the Black Pearl of the Navy.

Platform One is business continuity cleared, which means its environment and coding processes have been certified for security, and all product and platform updates do not require additional approval before being published, which reduces the time required to activate the software. .

The Navy’s Black Pearl platform is newer than the 1 platform, and therefore the Navy wants to build on the work of the Air Force to provide Navy and Marine Corps personnel with a code-ready DevSecOps environment.

Developing and using emerging technologies to generate new combat capabilities is another step towards controlling cyberspace. The use of emerging technologies could become a turning point for future operations in cyberspace, disrupting traditional and established balances of military power and providing other nations with particular operational advantages.

The United States of America and Western countries are increasing investment in emerging technologies, strengthening research, development and use of artificial intelligence, quantum physics, 5G; cloud computing, blockchain (….) and other technologies, with a view to greatly improving global combat capabilities and taking the lead in future strategic clashes.

The blockchain is defined as a digital ledger whose entries are grouped into blocks, linked together in chronological order, whose integrity is guaranteed by the use of cryptography. Although its size should increase over time, it is immutable in quantum concept. Its content, once written by a standardized process, is no longer modifiable or deletable, unless the entire process is invalidated.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of Defense General Lloyd James Austin said last July that leadership in artificial intelligence could advance the future technological and military advantages of the state, from decision-making data-driven to human-machine collaboration, thus making the US military more efficient and agile in the near future.

The Department of Defense’s AI vision revolves around “integrated deterrence,” in which AI and related technologies will provide intelligence and operational benefits to the U.S. military. $1.5 billion will be used to fund the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) over the next 5 years.

The JAIC has focused its attention on 2021, hoping to become a “central artificial intelligence library” for the military, enabling intelligence services to acquire tools, models and other software to develop intelligence programs artificial. The basis for this work is the Joint Common Foundation (JCF), with the aim of making it a place where all people can contribute their data, while the JAIC can provide services such as tagging, management and ultimately , storage and algorithmic classification. The JCF reached “Initial Operational Capability” in March 2022 and already has several users of the service.

The JCF will play a central role in the JAIC and, in particular, it will be a key tool in advancing the implementation of AI across the Department of Defense (DOD).

The JAIC plans to periodically update the platform to expand data hosting, coding and other capabilities, eventually becoming a “full operational capability”.

JAIC signed a contract in January 2022 with the nonprofit Indiana Innovation Institute to build and operate the Tradewind platform. The platform is designed to create an ecosystem that accelerates the delivery of artificial intelligence capabilities to the US military, enabling it to acquire and procure the best AI solutions more effectively and efficiently.

Through Tradewind, the JAIC hopes to foster a “nationwide” approach to supporting AI innovation at the Department of Defense by creating a seamless environment between the institution, academia and the industry. The ecosystem has three main goals: 1. find and acquire ethical AI; 2. integrate all AI development entities in business, industry and academia; 3. Enable the Department of Defense to apply AI capabilities to operations.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on about 30 AI-focused programs and ninety AI-related programs. DARPA’s AI program covers three “waves” of AI development: 1. symbolic reasoning, in which engineers formulate rules to characterize domain knowledge; 2. Apply big data-based statistical models to specific domains to provide advanced classification and prediction capabilities, such as using machine learning techniques to perform intelligence surveillance reconnaissance and predictive vehicle maintenance ; 3. treat computers as true partners.

The US Army is working with partners such as Carnegie Mellon University to create shared toolkits containing reusable algorithms, test data and development tools. The Toolbox is a virtual “universal platform” or “workbench” that army units can leverage to develop the artificial intelligence they need without having to create it from scratch. The Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force has developed a working baseline version that will be validated and refined using unclassified datasets to meet the operational requirements of Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) and Joint Inter-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

The Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force and the JAIC will work closely together to ensure that the Army’s Joint Data Platform is integrated with that of the JAIC.

With specific regard to 5G, the Department of Defense has made it a key modernization priority, requesting $1.5 billion in funding for 5G and microelectronics programs in its fiscal year 2021 budget request. 2020, the Department of Defense had announced a $600 million investment in 5G testbeds at five US military facilities, with testing efforts focused on how the military can leverage different applications or concepts , including dynamic spectrum utilization, 5G-enabled command and control, intelligent library and logistics, and virtual and augmented reality.

The first 5 sites constitute Batch 1 of the DOD 5G program. In 2021, the DOD awarded contracts to seven Batch 2 sites. Initiatives at these bases include wireless connectivity, the use of 5G to improve aircraft mission readiness, and immersive 5G-enabled training. In both bundles, each project includes a testbed, demonstration applications, and network enhancements or tools that can be used to optimize 5G networks.

The US Department of Defense believes its 5G plan includes three driving forces: 1. Acceleration, by driving the use of 5G technology through testing and development of advanced prototypes for dual-use applications; 2. operational penetration, through the development of technologies to protect 5G and support insecure use of secure networks; 3. Innovation, conducting the research and development needed to move to 6G and beyond.

The program made significant progress in June with the successful demonstration of a suite of advanced 5G networks designed and built exclusively in the United States of America for logistics modernization. The prototype project, known as the Smart Warehouse Technology Early Capability Demonstration, involves a total investment of $90 million and uses 380 MHz of medium and millimeter wave spectrum, enabling high-speed downloads of 1.5 gigabits per second. and a latency of less than 15 milliseconds.

In computing and telecommunications, latency (or latency time) refers – in a computing and/or telecommunications system – to the time interval between the time when the input/signal is sent to the system and the time when its output is available.

The demonstrated system prototype is based on the next-generation Open Radio Network standard and complies with the US Department of Defense’s Zero Trust Architecture specifications for local security and secure connectivity to other networks. Upon project completion, the prototype system will be deployed as a private network at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia, utilizing up to 750 megahertz of available bandwidth for superior performance. The prototype is the first demonstration of the progress of batch 1 of 5G projects.

Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori is a world-renowned Italian economist and international relations expert, who is the chairman of the International World Group. In 1995, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem dedicated the Giancarlo Elia Valori Chair of Peace and Regional Cooperation. Professor Valori also holds chairs in peace studies at Yeshiva University in New York and Peking University in China. Among his many honors from countries and institutions around the world, Professor Valori is Honorable of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of France, as well as Knight Grand Cross and Knight of Labor of the Italian Republic.

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Taiwan army trains in urban warfare against Chinese troops https://techcomforces.com/taiwan-army-trains-in-urban-warfare-against-chinese-troops/ Mon, 02 May 2022 22:45:32 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/taiwan-army-trains-in-urban-warfare-against-chinese-troops/
  • Russia’s attack on Ukraine has raised fears that China will attack Taiwan.
  • China has the military superiority by most measures, but Taiwan has the defense advantage.
  • As Russia’s struggles in Ukraine show, capturing major urban areas is a challenge for any army.

China has promised for decades to absorb Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing considers a breakaway province.

Beijing has said it will pursue unification by force if necessary, and the Taiwanese military has increased its budget and stepped up training to improve its ability to fight off such an onslaught.

China has also modernized its military, adding dozens of fighter jets and dozens of warships. If he were to invade Taiwan, however, he would likely face a scenario where high-end weapons would have little benefit: urban warfare.

“An Equalizer”

Taiwan Marines Urban Combat Warfare

Taiwanese marines during an urban warfare exercise at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, August 27, 2013.

Ashley Pon/Getty Images


Taiwan is home to around 23 million people, most of whom live in several major cities where a war for the island would be won. The Chinese army has superiority at almost all levels, but Taiwan has the advantage in defense, which its army is betting on.

“The battle plans of the Chinese Communist troops will be to invade and land first from the coastal cities. Then the fighting will progress into more populated residential and commercial areas and finally expand into the mountainous villages. Any future battle to protect Taiwan will be an urban war,” he added. Lt. Col. Kiwi Yang, a military instructor at the Taiwan Army Infantry School, told AFP news agency.

Urban warfare is one of the most difficult military operations. City streets and alleys are easy to barricade and inhibit maneuver warfare. To capture a city, an army must sacrifice agility for brute force.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows how difficult and costly urban warfare is. For weeks, Russian forces attempted to seize the port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine, but they were thwarted by determined defenders armed with modern anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons.

Taiwan Army

Taiwanese soldiers take part in military drills in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, January 30, 2018.

Associated Press


The Chinese military is surely taking notes on Russian operations in Ukraine to inform its own plans for a potential invasion of Taiwan, but urban combat will remain costly even for the most technologically advanced military.

“Just like water, urban warfare is an equalizer. You put a bunch of city blocks in the equation and all of a sudden you and the opposition are on a more equal scale. You see any technological advantage that you have devalued[d]“, a US Army special forces officer, who is on active duty and requested anonymity, told Insider.

The inherent advantages of defense are heightened in an urban environment, the officer said, citing the events in Mariupol as an example.

The Ukrainians “have been locked in against the Russians for weeks now. The Russians have the full advantage of sea, air and long-range fire, although they lack our precision strike capabilities”, which could explain why they resort to indiscriminate shelling, the officer told Insider. “Despite their advantages, they are still struggling to take the city.”

Defenders have more freedom of movement in the city. They can engage attackers at times and places of their choosing and inflict heavy casualties.

A Chinook helicopter carries the Taiwanese flag over Taipei

A Chinook helicopter carries a Taiwanese flag over Taipei during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations on October 7, 2021.

REUTERS/Ann Wang


Success in such an environment requires proficiency in small unit tactics and close quarters combat, and regular infantry are generally not as proficient in these skills as high-level special operations forces. “There would be no hostages to rescue in a building, and a grenade could solve a lot of problems in such scenarios,” the special forces officer said.

Taiwanese forces could probably “hold out for a long time”, the officer added. “They have a competent army with many advanced weapon systems. They are well prepared and they know where the enemy will come from.”

If China invaded Taiwan, it would have to ensure that it could defeat the defenders within days or blockade Taiwan to prevent outside intervention for an extended period.

“Yes, the Chinese might win in the end because of their numbers, but it won’t be easy and it will cost them dearly. What we see unfolding in Ukraine right now is the best deterrent Taiwan could ask for,” the officer told Insider.

Stavros Atlamazoglou is a defense journalist specializing in special operations, a veteran of the Hellenic Army (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ) and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

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Pelosi and the US Congressional delegation arrive in Kyiv https://techcomforces.com/pelosi-and-the-us-congressional-delegation-arrive-in-kyiv/ Sun, 01 May 2022 06:34:42 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/pelosi-and-the-us-congressional-delegation-arrive-in-kyiv/

A Russian rocket attack destroyed an airport runway in Odessa, Ukraine’s third-largest city and a key Black Sea port, on April 30, as the country’s president said it was difficult to discuss peace amid public anger over alleged atrocities committed by Russian troops, and Russia’s foreign minister claimed Western sanctions and arms shipments were hampering the talks.

The comments from Ukrainian and Russian officials came amid reports that some civilians may be evacuated from the beleaguered port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine as Russia continues its offensive in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command said late April 30 that there was no way the Odessa runway could be used following the rocket attack.

The Odessa regional governor said the rocket was fired from Russian-occupied Crimea. Maksym Marchenko said there was no injury report.

Elsewhere, another mass grave was discovered in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, the scene of suspected mass executions of civilians before it was taken over by Ukrainian forces in early March, the Kyiv regional police chief said April 30.

It came as Ukraine’s deputy agriculture minister said invading Russian forces stole “several hundred thousand tons” of grain from the territory they hold.

“Today, confirmed facts indicate that several hundred thousand tons of grain in total were extracted from Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” Taras Vysotskiy told Ukrainian television.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his final televised address on April 29 that Kyiv forces were making tactical gains in the region, while a senior US defense official said the same day that strong Ukrainian resistance was slowing the Russian offensive in Donbass.

Zelenskiy’s office had earlier said an operation was planned to smuggle civilians out of the massive Azovstal steel plant, where some 2,000 Ukrainian fighters are dug in along with about 1,000 civilians. Later in the day, TASS reported that 25 civilians, including six children, had left the territory of the Azovstal steel plant. Later, Ukrainian soldiers inside the besieged factory were quoted by Western news agencies as saying that a group of 20 civilians were about to leave the factory.

“Twenty civilians, women and children (…) have been transferred to an appropriate place and we hope that they will be evacuated to Zaporizhzhya, in territory controlled by Ukraine,” said Sviatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the regiment. ‘Azov.

Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, located in the northeast of the country, was reportedly targeted by mortar and artillery fire on April 30. Zelenskiy said in his televised speech the previous night that Ukrainian forces had recaptured a strategically important village near the town and evacuated hundreds of civilians.

The Ukrainian military said in its April 30 daily briefing that the biggest enemy losses took place near Izyum, in the Kharkiv region bordering the territories of Lugansk and Donetsk.

Aleksandr Bogomaz, the governor of Bryansk in Russia, said air defenses prevented a Ukrainian plane from entering the area and as a result shelling hit parts of an oil terminal, state agencies reported. Russian press.

The governor of another Russian region, Kursk, said several shells were fired from the direction of Ukraine on April 30 at a checkpoint near its border. Roman Starovoit said in a video on his Telegram channel that there were no casualties or damage.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers and seven civilians were freed in a prisoner swap with Russia on Saturday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said.

“We are repatriating 14 of our men: seven soldiers and seven civilians”, Vereshchuk wrote on Facebook and Telegram. “For me, this exchange is special: one of the female soldiers is five months pregnant.

Zelenskiy told the nation on April 29 that the constant “brutal” shelling of infrastructure and residential areas “shows that Russia wants to empty [the Donbas region] of all peoples”, and declared that “the defense of our land, the defense of our people, is literally a fight for life”.

He said that if Russian forces, which invaded Ukraine unprovoked in late February and have been accused of committing war crimes against civilians, “are able to carry out their plans, even partially, then they have enough artillery and planes to turn all of Donbass to stone”. .”

Live briefing: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

RFE/RL Live briefing gives you all the major developments on the invasion of Russia, how kyiv is fighting back, the plight of civilians and the Western reaction. For all of RFE/RL’s coverage of the war, click here.

Zelenskiy said Mariupol, once one of the most developed cities in the east, was now a “concentration camp among the ruins”.

Earlier in the day, he told Polish reporters that the Ukrainian people were seeking revenge for alleged atrocities committed by Russian troops, and “when this kind of attitude exists, it’s hard to talk about things.”

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed the need for the United Nations to help secure humanitarian corridors from besieged Ukrainian cities. He also called on the West to stop supplying arms to Ukraine and said “difficult” negotiations with kyiv were continuing.

Speaking to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya TV on April 29, Lavrov said he appreciated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s offers to help evacuate Ukrainian civilians from besieged towns, but that ” there is no need for anyone to provide aid to open humanitarian aid”. corridors.”

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed it carried out an airstrike on Kyiv during António Guterres’ visit to the Ukrainian capital on April 28, saying “high-precision, long-range aerial weapons” were used in an attack he claimed to have destroyed a missile production plant in kyiv.

Journalist Vira Hyrych, who worked for RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service, was among those killed when a missile hit her apartment.

In comments published by China’s official Xinhua news agency on April 30, Lavrov said talks with Kyiv were continuing daily, with Moscow insisting on “recognition of new geopolitical realities, lifting of [Western] sanctions and the status of the Russian language”.

Ukrainian and Russian negotiators have not met face to face since late March, with Russian troops accused of committing war crimes and Western nations toughening punitive sanctions against Moscow and increasing military aid to kyiv.

Lavrov told Xinhua that if the United States and the Western NATO military alliance were “really interested in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, then first of all they should wake up and stop supplying the regime with kyiv Arms and Ammunition”.

Russia’s foreign minister also said Russia, which has been hit hard by punitive sanctions for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, could “reshape” its economy to counter “illegal hostilities”.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Zelenskiy in an April 30 call that his country would step up military and humanitarian support for Ukraine.

In Washington, Congress prepares to consider US President Joe Biden’s request for $33 billion to support Ukraine, a massive increase in funding that includes more than $20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military aid.

A senior US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on April 29 that in the month since Moscow announced it would focus its military efforts in Ukraine on eastern of the country, he had made minimal gains.

In the United States’ assessment, the official said, the Russian military was “at least several days behind where it wanted to be” in its attempt to surround Ukrainian troops. The official described Russian troops’ efforts to move from Mariupol to advance on Ukrainian forces from the south as “slow and uneven and certainly not decisive.”

The UK MoD, in its latest assessment, said Russia had “been forced to merge and redeploy depleted and disparate units from failed advances in northeast Ukraine”. However, British intelligence said many units were “probably suffering from weakened morale” and “a lack of unit-level skills and inconsistent air support prevented Russia from taking full advantage of its mass.” of fight”.

Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened unspecified retaliation for Western arms deliveries to Ukraine, while Lavrov said the West should not underestimate the high risks of nuclear conflict.

Russia’s invasion and heightened rhetoric have raised fears that the war in Ukraine could spill over into neighboring Moldova, whose breakaway region of Transnistria is backed by Moscow and hosts Russian forces.

A series of recent explosions in Transnistria have led to accusations that Moscow is seeking to destabilize Moldova.

Asked about the risk of war in Moldova during his April 29 interview with Al-Arabiya, Lavrov said that “Moldova should worry about its own future”, suggesting that the country is “drawn into NATO”.

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Kim Jong Un calls for stronger military as nuclear tests ‘on track’ https://techcomforces.com/kim-jong-un-calls-for-stronger-military-as-nuclear-tests-on-track/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 22:35:14 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/kim-jong-un-calls-for-stronger-military-as-nuclear-tests-on-track/

Last month, North Korea resumed testing of its largest ICBMs.

Seoul:

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on the country’s military to “strengthen its forces by all means to annihilate the enemy”, state media reported on Friday, as new satellite images showed increased preparations for a possible nuclear test.

Kim made the remarks during photo ops with troops, state media outlets and others involved in a massive military parade on Monday, which marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the military.

The parade showcased several of the North’s latest missiles, including its largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-17, and a recently tested hypersonic missile.

The exhibit demonstrated “the modernity, heroism and radical development of the Republic’s armed forces and their unrivaled military and technological superiority,” Kim told troops during the photo op, the news agency reported. official KCNA.

North Korea says it opposes war and its weapons are for self-defense, but at Monday’s parade Kim said his nuclear force’s mission goes beyond deterring the war to also include the defense of the “basic interests” of the nation.

Last month, North Korea resumed testing its biggest ICBMs, and there are signs it could soon test a nuclear weapon for the first time since 2017.

“Current satellite imagery indicates that preparations are well advanced and should not be viewed as insignificant activity,” the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said in a report on Thursday.

South Korean and US analysts and officials have said the North appears to be restoring Tunnel No. 3 at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, used for underground nuclear explosions before it was closed in 2018 amid talks of denuclearization with Washington and Seoul.

Kim has since said the country is no longer bound by this self-imposed moratorium on testing, but North Korea has not commented on the work or confirmed its goal.

Commercial satellite images from Monday show the construction of new buildings, the movement of lumber and an increase in equipment and supplies just outside the new entrance to Tunnel No. 3, CSIS said.

“The date of a seventh nuclear test will undoubtedly depend exclusively on Kim Jong Un’s personal decision,” the report said.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Market 2022 Size, Share, Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact Analysis and Forecast to 2028 https://techcomforces.com/process-analytical-technology-pat-market-2022-size-share-growth-trends-covid-19-impact-analysis-and-forecast-to-2028/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 22:51:01 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/process-analytical-technology-pat-market-2022-size-share-growth-trends-covid-19-impact-analysis-and-forecast-to-2028/

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (USA)
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Danaher Corporation (USA)
  • Bruker Corporation (USA)
  • PerkinElmer, Inc. (USA)
  • Alliance Technologies (USA)
  • Avalon Instruments (Italy)
  • ChemImage (USA)
  • CimQuest (US)
  • FOSS (Denmark)
  • Kaiser Optical Systems (USA)

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  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
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  • Chromatography
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  • gas chromatography
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  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturers
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Putin’s Nightmare: Russian Army Removes Old Soviet Weapons From Warehouse https://techcomforces.com/putins-nightmare-russian-army-removes-old-soviet-weapons-from-warehouse/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 21:59:15 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/putins-nightmare-russian-army-removes-old-soviet-weapons-from-warehouse/

Russia struggles to restock, forced to use Soviet equipment in Ukraine – As Russia continues to struggle to resupply its troops in the eastern Donbass region, Russian troops would be forced to lean heavily on obsolete Soviet-made military equipment to continue the military offensive in the region.

According to a statement from Ukraine’s Intelligence Directorate, Russian forces have been using stockpiled weapons since the 1970s.

What equipment does Russia use in Ukraine?

In a statement, the Intelligence Directorate alleged that in April Russian forces seized 18 ACS “Msta-S” howitzers, 28 ACS “Acacia” self-propelled artillery guns, 15 additional ACS “Msta-S” howitzers and 20 ACS “Gvozdika”. howitzers out of storage.

In addition, 15 MLRS “Uragan” self-propelled multiple launch rocket systems and 11 TRC “Tochka-U” tactical ballistic missiles were also removed from 109 former arsenals.

Restoration of combat capability and staffing of military equipment of the Western MILITARY SI troop grouping is carried out, including at the expense of military equipment, removed from storage at 239 mobilization deployment centers (Boguchar, 45 km of SCU). Maintenance and repair is carried out by 215 orvb (Marshal Zhukov) 20A units, ” the statement continues.

Russia loses hundreds of tanks and more in Ukraine

The move probably shouldn’t come as a surprise given that analysts have repeatedly warned of Russia’s supply of military equipment and ammunition being cut short over the past month. These problems would also have been aggravated by supply chain issues which prevented Russia from importing the necessary microchips and technological parts manufactured in NATO countries, and general financial difficulties.

UralVagoNZavod, the Russian manufacturer from Sverdlovsk responsible for much of the country’s battle tank manufacturing, is struggling to produce T-90 and T-72 tanks, as well as the next-generation T-14 Armata tank.

The Vladivostok shipyard was reportedly unable to fulfill government arms orders valued at a estimated value 25 billion rubles ($323 million).

Ukraine says Russia has lost 3,000 armored vehicles and 460 tanks so far.

“It’s not good military leadership if you lose so many men and so much equipment,” Ukrainian military expert Yuri Zbanatski said. said on CBS News.

Speaking of Russian tanks, many of which were abandoned in the town of Bucha, Zbanatski said Russian soldiers abandoned the vehicles after running out of fuel. For those who find the abandoned tanks, he said, they are “finders keepers”.

“Their staff are not properly trained. Their commanders are unable to properly plan their offensive operations,” he also said.

Russia would also have lost an estimated total of 21,800 troops and 191 drones. Some 154 helicopters, 19 aircraft and 17 MLRS were also reported lost. Other estimates of Russian tank losses put the number at 873.

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher and journalist based in New York. Reporting from the UK, Europe and the US, it strives to analyze and understand left and right radicalisation, and reports on Western government approaches to pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and offer pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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What a bold future for ITC entails https://techcomforces.com/what-a-bold-future-for-itc-entails/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 19:56:07 +0000 https://techcomforces.com/what-a-bold-future-for-itc-entails/ For more than 50 years, the Institute of Texan Cultures, or ITC, has played an important role in educating Texans and others about the state’s unique cultural heritage. During this time, the landscape of Texas and San Antonio has changed. And with each generation, the cultural dynamics of the state evolve.

Since 1973, the University of Texas at San Antonio has managed ITC. In 2021, he launched the ITC Centennial 2068 Community Stakeholder Visioning initiative to gather community feedback while recognizing the important connection between Texas cultural history and a vibrant vision.

Three task forces brought together a diverse group of more than 40 industry and community leaders, each with a distinct set of expertise and experiences, to lead the charge. The Museum of the Future Task Force envisioned a way for ITC to provide engaging and distinctive learning experiences for visitors and school children. The community engagement and sustainable support working group focused on deepening engagement to strengthen ITC’s impact. The Facilities and Land Stewardship Working Group reviewed the optimal internal/external physical space and ITC location to enhance the programmatic experience.

Although we are three different bands, we were surprised at how much common ground surfaced.

Throughout the process, we deliberated with subject matter experts, reviewed consultant reports, had in-depth discussions, and solicited community feedback. Each working group engaged in a process that valued every voice. While the possibilities of our recommendations could have been very different, we found many areas of overlap in the final recommendations we presented for community feedback and to the steering committee for the second phase of the visioning process.

Above all, we recognize the need to create a revitalized and relevant ICT with interactive and immersive experiences, dining and retail options and a strong brand to generate community pride. Accessibility — for all ages and languages, to all spaces, to all exhibits and community activities, and to all modes of transportation — is essential.

We envision an ITC that is a welcoming and stimulating presence for local visitors and a sought-after attraction for visitors from around the world. We recognize the importance of ITC’s cultural festivals and recommend exploring more opportunities for cultural engagement activities that will bring in additional visitors, revenue and exposure.

Leveraging ITC’s central role in education and strengthening the connection with UTSA’s faculty, programming and resources will open up a wealth of opportunities for the community, as well as for students and faculty at the UTSA. Exploring partnerships and affiliations to celebrate cultural engagement will build a better ITC.

Many of our discussions focused on the facility known as the Texas Pavilion, the current home of ITC’s collections and the site of its cultural festivals for nearly 50 years. While the Texas Pavilion, built for the 1968 World’s Fair, is renowned, it does not meet museum standards for maintaining exhibits and archives. The facility also lacks the technological capabilities to meet the needs of an immersive museum experience. The cost of meeting these needs is prohibitive.

Establishing a modern, highly visible and appropriately designed museum facility with flexible space to accommodate multiple functions and intensive use is crucial to taking ITC into the future. We believe ITC should stay downtown.

As Chairs of the ITC Centennial 2068 Task Force, we are grateful for the time spent by each Task Force member and subject matter expert, and we are grateful for their candor and their respectful and passionate exchange of ideas and prospects.

We are proud of their work and look forward to the next phase of the process as the Steering Committee synthesizes our recommendations, community feedback and expert resources to create actionable scenarios for the future of ITC to present. to head UTSA later this spring. Most importantly, we look forward to an exciting new future for the Institute of Texas Cultures.

Matt Brown, Darryl Byrd and Chris Torgerson are the co-chairs of the ITC working group. This comment also reflects the views of Karl Miller-Lugo, UTSA Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations; Veronica Garcia Rodriguez, Acting Chief Curator of UTSA ITC; and Veronica Salazar, UTSA’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs.

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