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New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

The Kremlin on Friday published a revised military doctrine that labels NATO a fundamental threat to Russian security, and reflects the dramatically deteriorated relations between Moscow and the West. Approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the doctrine decries the “reinforcement […]


Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said […]


F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced today the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. “In the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided […]


NATO Prepares ‘Spearhead’ to Ward Off Russia

NATO Prepares ‘Spearhead’ to Ward Off Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has voiced concern about Russia’s “aggressive” behavior. He told a press conference that the alliance was working on a “spearhead” to deter any possible threat. Beginning early next year NATO will have a new reaction […]


Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a “non-aligned status” was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country. “There is no doubt that (Ukraine’s) non-aligned status is important not only from the […]


Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis

Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis

NATO member Poland said Tuesday it will acquire combat drones as part of a multi-billion-euro revamp of its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. “We will use these drones to defend our […]


Russian flights over Europe raise tension: US military

Russian flights over Europe raise tension: US military

Russian military flights over European airspace are raising tensions and pose a potential danger to security and to civilian aircraft, a US military spokesman said Friday. The United States was concerned about the flights of Russian warplanes and was tracking […]


NATO Tracks Large-Scale Russian Air Activity In Europe

NATO Tracks Large-Scale Russian Air Activity In Europe

NATO detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting significant military manoeuvers in European airspace over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean, and Black Sea on 28 and 29 October 2014. These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual […]


Finland Needs New Fighters for Defense Credibility: Minister

Finland Needs New Fighters for Defense Credibility: Minister

Finland’s next government will have to grapple with the difficult decision of appropriating additional funds to update Finland’s aging defence armaments. This added funding will mean that the money will have to be cut from other national priorities, said Minister […]


 
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