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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

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

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 […]

Home-Made Engines to Play Major Role In China’s Future Fighters

A large array of domestic and foreign new fighters including J-10, J-31 and Su-35 will appear at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2014) during November 11 to 16, 2014. Wu Guohui, a professor from the […]

Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets

China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. Three men are being prosecuted over the incident, […]

India Plays Safe, Grounds Entire Sukhoi-30 Fleet

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi 30 fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way. The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force […]

US Navy Establishes New Missile Defense Base in Romania

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) established Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu Friday, Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base. NSF Deveselu, formerly a disused Romanian airfield, is the first Navy base to […]

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. “The head of state has tasked […]

Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials

Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The attacks were launched in the Kuki Khel area of the Khyber tribal district, where the […]

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]

America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

The United States has announced a partial lifting of its ban on arms sales to Vietnam to help its maritime security, easing the embargo on Vietnam that was imposed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. At the […]

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 […]

Lockheed orders more cruise missile bodies from Exelis

Lockheed Martin has contracted Exelis to manufacture composite-material bodies and structures for more than 400 air-to-ground cruise missiles. The award, for production Lot 11 and Lot 12 of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile is a follow-on contract and carries a […]

ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

Advancing Islamic State fighters seized a third of the Syrian border town of Kobane Thursday despite US-led air strikes, as Turkey rejected sending troops in against the jihadists on its own. In fighting that killed dozens, calls grew for ground […]

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 […]

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]

Destroying ISIS In Iraq: The Missing Element

The campaign of air strikes against ISIS has now grown to include targets in Syria with support from several Arab states. And in their aftermath, the Administration has wasted little time in describing the effectiveness of these strikes in degrading […]

Russia to Develop New AEW Aircraft

The new Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military cargo plane just entering series production in Ulyanovsk has completed its maiden flight. It will become the platform for a future long-range radar detection and control prototype plane, A-100. Concern Vega, which is part of […]

Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars

Ecuador has opened a tender to acquire a radar system to combat drug smuggling, after a multi-million-dollar deal with China fell through, the defense minister said Tuesday. Plans to buy four radars from China for $60 million were canceled last […]

Northrop Debuts Low-Cost Terminals To Protect US Warfighters

Delivering on its commitment to protect the nation’s warfighters with secure, affordable satellite communications in an increasing threat environment, Northrop Grumman (NOC) will feature three variants of protected low-cost terminals (LCTs) at MILCOM 2014. The annual conference is being held […]

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