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Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

KABUL: About two dozen Taliban militants — at least some dressed in US military uniforms — were killed Saturday in a failed attempt to storm two US-run bases in a city in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said. The attackers targeted US-run […]


Pentagon Provides Afghan Training Update

Pentagon Provides Afghan Training Update

WASHINGTON: Training the Afghan security forces was a daunting task when NATO Training Mission Afghanistan first began. Almost no infrastructure was in place, and fewer than 30,000 soldiers and policemen served in the force. Now, the command is recruiting and […]


UK and NATO Forces Refine Land-Air Coordination for Afghanistan

UK and NATO Forces Refine Land-Air Coordination for Afghanistan

The British Army’s largest land-air military exercise has recently taken place in the Czech Republic where Forward Air Controllers have been preparing to coordinate aircraft flying over Afghanistan at 1,000mph (1,600km/h) in an airspace littered with 45kg rounds being fired […]


Russia deploys air defence missiles in Abkhazia: general

Russia deploys air defence missiles in Abkhazia: general

MOSCOW: Russia announced Wednesday it had deployed a missile battery in Georgia’s pro-Moscow rebel region of Abkhazia, infuriating its arch foes in Tbilisi some two years after they fought a brief war. “We have deployed the S-300 system on the […]


NATO team supplying Afghan Security Forces

NATO team supplying Afghan Security Forces

WASHINGTON: A team with NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan is working with and funding the Afghan National Security Forces, while helping them on the road to self-sufficiency. “We buy their fuel, we buy their boots, we buy their uniforms, communications […]


NATO E-3s Control ScanEagle UAVs in Exercise

NATO E-3s Control ScanEagle UAVs in Exercise

NATO AWACS cooperation with Boeing is coming to fruition: Control of the ScanEagle unmanned airborne system (UAS) by a NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft will be demonstrated during Empire Challenge 2010. The event, hosted by the U.S. […]


Pilotless drones show new face of war at Farnborough

Pilotless drones show new face of war at Farnborough

Farnborough, United Kingdom: Pilotless drones, remote-controlled military aircraft destined to play a vital role in combat, took a high-profile place at the Farnborough air show this week. With unmanned aircraft already being used by NATO forces in Afghanistan for intelligence-gathering […]


Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Fleet Continues to Grow

Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Fleet Continues to Grow

The Afghan Air Force received two new Mi-17 helicopters on July 8, 2010. These two aircraft are part of a purchase of ten new helicopters to be fulfilled by November 2010. The contract to purchase these ten aircraft is worth […]


Mattis named overall US commander of Iraq, Afghan wars

Mattis named overall US commander of Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON: General James Mattis was named as the new head of US Central Command, or CENTCOM, which has overall control of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mattis, whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate, replaces General David Petraeus, […]


 
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