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Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling ISIS militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. The move followed a meeting of ministers led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in […]


Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. The defence ministry aims to purchase the locally-made Tien Kung […]


Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill’s newest Avenger crew members are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets. The Improved Moving Target Simulator, or IMTS, is a high-tech simulator that recently underwent renovations from its […]


IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system. The new added FBW boom capability, for this specific type of aircraft, joins and enhances the company’s extensive experience in […]


First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first consignment of four upgraded Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters to Russia’s Defence Ministry. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, as part of the state defence order, and have successfully […]


PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered

The Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date. North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. […]


Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of […]


Swedish Defence Raises Military Readiness

Swedish Defence Raises Military Readiness

The Swedish Armed Forces have raised the level of readiness at Headquarters and placed two Gripen fighter jets on the island of Gotland. A statement on their web page reads: “In view of the serious developments in Ukraine, the Armed […]


China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China’s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. The US should “take concrete measures to decrease […]


 
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