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US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

The United States has begun a new military exercise with Estonia amid no indication of a Russian troop pullback from its border with Ukraine. Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren announced today that Exercise Spring Storm began earlier this week. […]


Japan makes first arrest over 3D printer guns: reports

Japan makes first arrest over 3D printer guns: reports

A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3-D printer has been arrested, reports said Thursday, in what was said to be the country’s first such detention. Officers who raided the home of Yoshitomo Imura, a 27-year-old college […]


US concerned at sale of French warships to Russia

US concerned at sale of French warships to Russia

US officials voiced concern Thursday at the sale of French warships to Moscow as they mulled tougher sanctions on Russia for the political upheaval triggered by the Ukraine crisis. “We have regularly and consistently expressed our concerns about this sale […]


US warship arrives in Georgia amid Ukraine crisis

US warship arrives in Georgia amid Ukraine crisis

A US warship arrived on Thursday in Georgia’s port of Batumi, the US embassy said, sending a message of support to NATO allies amid the spiraling crisis in neighboring Ukraine. The USS Taylor’s “presence in Georgia reaffirms the United States’ […]


Russia test-fires ‘several’ ballistic missiles

Russia test-fires ‘several’ ballistic missiles

Russia on Thursday test-launched several ballistic missiles during planned exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin, news reports said, as a crisis raged in neighboring Ukraine. The Russian military fired a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from its northern test site in […]


Canada revisiting ballistic missile defense: official

Canada revisiting ballistic missile defense: official

Canada is revisiting a decade-old decision not to join the US ballistic missile defense program, a top official in Ottawa said on Thursday. James Bezan, parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defense, told a defense summit in Ottawa that […]


US sanctions against Russia’s space industry affect Europeans

US sanctions against Russia’s space industry affect Europeans

US sanctions against the Russian space industry are actually targeted against another competitor of the Americans – European companies, a source in the Russian space and rocket sector told Interfax-AVN on Wednesday. “Formally the US sanctions impede the export of […]


Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

India’s largest warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, is “operationally deployed” along with its fleet of MiG 29K combat aircraft, Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said here today. “The navy has inducted aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is now operationally […]


Sikorsky Wins US Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

Sikorsky Wins US Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to […]


 
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