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Lockheed Martin agrees to build F-16 fighter jets in India

Lockheed Martin has agreed to jointly build F-16 fighter planes equipped with new-generation electronics in India with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, both companies said on Monday. The fighters are of the Block 70 type, “the newest and most technologically advanced F-16 ever”, they said. “The F-16 Block 70 is ideally suited to meet the Indian

America’s widening role in Syrian war

The unprecedented US downing of a Syrian regime warplane highlights the rapidly shifting dynamic in the six-year conflict where President Donald Trump has given American commanders a freer rein in the battlefield. The United States insisted Monday it wants no broader role in Syria’s civil war, and seeks only to destroy the Islamic State group,

US Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. Leaders of the largely symbolic body — including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping — formally signed off on the sub-continent duo’s accession at the annual SCO

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the Taliban. The so-called “green-on-blue” attack on Saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on international forces

Commander Canadian Army Statement on the New Defence Policy

Yesterday, the Government of Canada released its new Defence Policy: Strong. Secure. Engaged. The review initiated to shape the Policy involved the most comprehensive consultations ever undertaken on defence by any Canadian Government. It is important to note that the Canadian Army was involved from the beginning and that the Policy clearly defines how the

Turkey Agrees to Send Up to 3,000 Troops to Qatar

Turkey’s decision to send up to 3,000 troops to Qatar further cements their growing ties, but it virtually eliminates a possible role for Ankara to mediate between Qatar and the Gulf states that have decided to isolate it for alleged support of terrorism. Both countries have found themselves increasingly isolated Turkey for the increasing authoritarian

USAF Selects the Northrop APG-83 SABR for F-16 AESA Radar Upgrade

The U.S. Air Force selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) as the active electronically scanned array (AESA) for its F-16 radar upgrade. Northrop Grumman will upgrade 72 U.S. Air National Guard F-16s to meet a U.S. Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need for homeland defense. “AESA radar upgrades are critically important

Russia to Deliver Ka-52K Helicopters to Egypt

A fundamental decision to deliver Russian-made Kamov Ka-52K shipborne helicopters to Egypt has been made but a contract has not been signed yet, International Cooperation Department Chief of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation Viktor Kladov told TASS. “We have just returned from Egypt. We discussed these issues. The helicopter carriers were initially intended for the

New Concept Hawk Demonstrator Aircraft Takes to the Skies

A concept of a future variant of BAE Systems’ highly successful Hawk aircraft has flown for the first time at the Company’s military aircraft facility in Warton, Lancashire. Equipped with a new type of pilot display, a redesigned wing and defensive aids, the Advanced Hawk will meet market requirements for the next generation of fast

Canada Unveils New Defence Policy

The Government of Canada is committed to strongly supporting our women and men in uniform. The new defence policy released today supports their dedication and the pivotal role they play in making Canada strong at home, secure in North America, and engaged in the world. Today Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan released “Strong, Secure, Engaged,”

North Korea says launch tested ‘new type’ of cruise missile

Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was designed to hit “any enemy group of battleships” that threatened North Korea. The launch Thursday — the North’s fifth weapons test in a month — was overseen by leader Kim Jong-Un, the State-run Korean Central News

Russia Ready to Supply Advanced S-400 Air Defense Missile Systems to Turkey

Russia is ready to supply cutting-edge S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the heads of world news agencies on Thursday. As for the S-400 production in Turkey, this is the issue of the Turkish industry’s readiness, the Russian leader said. “We discussed the possibility of selling

2018 Budget Request for European Reassurance Initiative Grows to $4.7 Billion

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request includes nearly $4.8 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative to enhance deterrence and defense and improve the readiness of forces in Europe, the U.S. European Command director of strategy, plans and policy said today. Air Force Maj. Gen. David W. Allvin held a telephone briefing with reporters,

US gives Philippines anti-terror weapons

The United States on Monday (Jun 5) gave the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers, which a local commander said would be used against militants battling troops in a southern city. The weapons, including machine guns capable of firing thousands of rounds a minute, were handed over at a ceremony in Manila

Germany will have to pull its troops from key base in Turkey

Germany has no choice but to pull its troops out of the key Turkish airbase of Incirlik, after failing to reach agreement with Ankara on visits by politicians, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Monday. The Incirlik base in southern Turkey, used for raids against the Islamic State group in Syria, has been at the centre

Russian warship, sub fire cruise missiles at IS in Syria

A Russian warship and submarine have fired cruise missiles at Islamic State group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow said on Wednesday (May 31), the first such strikes announced in months. The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carried out four strikes against military hardware and fighters from the militnat group who

Russia relaxes economic sanctions, visa rules on Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree relaxing some restrictions on Turkey over business and visa-free entry imposed after Ankara shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. A decree posted on the Kremlin website lifted a ban imposed from January 1, 2016, on Turkish construction and tour firms doing business in

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending. Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer insisted that the leaders “get on very well” but — as is often the case — his warm words from the

US successfully tests ICBM defence system

The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a landmark test of a defence system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea’s weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday (May 27). Scheduled for Tuesday, the test is the first time the military will attempt to intercept an ICBM. Previous

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