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Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

Finnish Defence Forces to Replace Aging Hornet Fighter Fleet

The Ministry of Defence has commissioned a working group to investigate what type of air defence system Finland needs in the future. Replacing the aging Hornet fighter fleet will cost an estimated 6 billion euros. Owing to the hefty price […]


Royal Air Force Now Flying Their Most Advanced Fighter Jets Ever

Royal Air Force Now Flying Their Most Advanced Fighter Jets Ever

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) most advanced fighters ever are now in operational service following the largest ever fighter upgrade programme delivered by BAE Systems. Known as Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E), the upgrade package delivers a range of enhancements to […]


Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq

Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq

Britain will shortly begin re-deploying its unmanned armed drones from Afghanistan to counter Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Thursday. The remotely-piloted Reaper aircraft will provide surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence support to the Iraqi […]


2 dead in Algeria military plane crash

2 dead in Algeria military plane crash

An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said. It said the Sukhoi Su-24, a bomber first developed in the former Soviet […]


Lockheed Receives Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

Lockheed Receives Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

Lockheed Martin (LMT) received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for […]


Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg, has taken note that activity levels on the Baltic Sea have increased of late. He says the Baltic Sea is now the scene of more military exercises, as well as […]


U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces conducted eight airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria yesterday and today, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes southwest of Kobani struck a large ISIL unit and a […]


Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica Executives of Bribery Charges In Chopper Deal

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica Executives of Bribery Charges In Chopper Deal

An Italian court on Thursday acquitted senior executives of military consortium Finmeccanica of corruption charges in the VVIP helicopter deal with India, but [India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI] insists that the verdict would not adversely affect its ongoing criminal […]


US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

The US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria is proving a boon to weapons makers, sending their share prices soaring and bolstering political support for higher defense spending. The open-ended air war against the Islamic State group will mean billions […]


 
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