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U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

U.S., South Korea Reach Agreement for Wartime Control of Forces

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon today for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. At the meeting, they agreed to implement South Korea’s proposal for a conditions-based approach to transferring […]


Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Kremlin Threatens to Sue France Over Possible Mistral Contract Breach

Russia will sue France if Paris refuses to honor a contract on construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday. “We will file a lawsuit and demand compensation [if the […]


NATO Air Policing Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft over the Baltic Sea

NATO Air Policing Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft over the Baltic Sea

NATO radars detected and tracked one unidentified aircraft flying in the vicinity of Allied airspace in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, 21 October at approximately 9 a.m. CET. Fighter jets from NATO Ally Denmark (F-16) were scrambled, as were Portuguese […]


‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula. The warning came a day after Washington […]


J-31 Stealth Fighter to Appear At Zhuhai Air Show

J-31 Stealth Fighter to Appear At Zhuhai Air Show

Over 130 aircraft of various types will participate in the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition to be unveiled on November 11, 2014 in Zhuhai of south China’s Guangdong province, and the J-31 stealth fighter will also appear in […]


Taiwan Set to Purchase Advanced Trainers In 2017

Taiwan Set to Purchase Advanced Trainers In 2017

Taiwan is planning to purchase advanced trainers to replace its aging fleet of F-5E/F jet fighters and AT-3 jet trainers, Defense Minister Yen Ming said Thursday. The plans to procure advanced trainers are expected to be included in the Ministry […]


France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno has indicated […]


Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

Thailand to Acquire Five EC645 T2 and Two EC725 Helicopters

France: The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 […]


Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. “By 2020, the orbital grouping of military communications satellites will be strengthened with nine modern satellites,” Maj. Gen. Khalil […]


 
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