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US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

Washington vowed Wednesday to boost aid to Iraq and is mulling drone strikes amid fears Iraqi forces are crumbling in face of militants increasingly emboldened since the US withdrawal. Iraqi officials have already privately asked the US to consider sending […]


US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

Cautious US aviation regulators announced Tuesday they have given oil company BP the first commercial license to fly a drone aircraft over land. The Federal Aviation Administration gave BP and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) builder AeroVironment permission to use a […]


Chinese military hackers target space industry: study

Chinese military hackers target space industry: study

A Chinese military unit has run a hacking campaign that includes sending bogus email in a bid to intercept Western satellite communications and aerospace secrets, a US security firm said. The report by the California-based firm Crowdstrike points to broader […]


Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

A huge submarine deal is on the table this week when Japan and Australia meet to shore up their military relationship, as the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific shifts to meet the challenge of a rising China. Japanese Foreign Minister […]


Audit reveals ‘systemic’ access to care woes for US veterans

Audit reveals ‘systemic’ access to care woes for US veterans

An audit on health care access for US veterans released Monday confirmed the existence of fake waiting lists, prompting a top official to slam “systemic” problems for America’s wounded warriors seeking treatment. The report is the latest revelation in a […]


Eurofighter jet crashes in Spain, pilot killed

Eurofighter jet crashes in Spain, pilot killed

A Eurofighter jet crashed while attempting to land at an air base in southwestern Spain on Monday, killing its pilot, the defense ministry said. “A Eurofighter crashed on landing at the start of the runway of the Moron base,” near […]


China to join US-led naval drill for first time: PLA

China to join US-led naval drill for first time: PLA

China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organized naval drill for the first time, official media said Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers. The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) […]


US deploys 2 B-2 bombers to Europe for exercises

US deploys 2 B-2 bombers to Europe for exercises

The US Air Force has deployed two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers to a British air base for exercises with NATO allies, the Pentagon said Monday. The deployment, which the Pentagon said was preplanned and short-term, comes against a backdrop of […]


NATO launches fresh war games near Russia border

NATO launches fresh war games near Russia border

NATO on Monday launched one of its largest military manoeuvres in the Baltic states since tensions spiked with neighboring Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Around 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles from 10 countries including Britain, Canada […]


 
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