Well, shit. The Turkish military has reportedly shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russia’s defence ministry said an Su-24 had crashed on Syrian territory after being hit by fire from the ground. But Turkish military officials said Turkish F-16s had shot down the plane after repeatedly warning its two crew […]
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - An explosive device went off in a tunnel just before an approaching vehicle carrying the Bosnian army's chief of staff but nobody was hurt, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
New video released Friday by Russia’s Defence Ministry shows Russian navy ships launching cruise missiles at targets in Syria, in the Caspian sea, according to Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that warships in the Caspian fleet launched 18 cruise missiles at seven ISIS targets in Syria, killing […] .
The UK Ministry of Defence has provided new details on the rescue of hundreds of passengers and crew who were forced to abandon a luxury cruise ship in the Southern Atlantic following a major engine room fire. As gCaptain reported yesterday, the fire broke out Wednesday morning at about 2 a.m. onboard the French cruise […] .
France hit an ISIS training camp in Syria with 20 bombs to avenge the Paris shootings. …some 10 fighter jets pummeled the ISIS-held city of Raqqa with at least 20 bombs, according to the French defence ministry. The jets hit command and control center, jihadi recruitment center, munitions depot and a training camp. Now read [...]
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese and Thai air forces will this month hold their first joint exercises, China's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, in another sign of army-led Thailand's increased engagement with Beijing.
To this day, the Ministry of Defence responds to all enquiries about submarine operations with a simple phrase: “The Ministry of Defence does not comment on submarine operations.” Written with privileged access to both documents and personnel, The Silent Deep is the first authoritative history of the British submarine service since the end of the […]
South Korea fired warning shots at one of the North’s patrol boats as it strayed across the border, Seoul’s defence ministry said, raising tensions while a rare reunion for families separated by the peninsula’s 1950-53 war was underway. The South’s navy were launching a crackdown on Chinese fishing boats illegally operating off the country’s western
What will warships look like in three decades? Meet the next-generation HMS Dreadnought. The British Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy challenged young scientists and engineers to design a future warship and the results may surprise you. Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of Russia's declared targets in Syria have been in areas not held by Islamic State, a Reuters analysis of Russian Defence Ministry data shows, undermining Moscow's assertions that its aim is to defeat the group.
What will the British infantry of 2025 look like? At the recent Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibitions in London, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MOD) took the wraps off its Future Soldier Vision (FSV), which is the Ministry's vision of what the high-tech squaddie of the next decade will look like. Show More Summary
From the number of Cretans to be executed for every dead German soldier to advice on which brothel to use, new research is shedding light on Nazi wartime atrocities in Greece. Greece's defence ministry on Monday unveiled its first findings from research into formerly classified Wehrmacht papers found in archives in the United States. Show More Summary
The third test flight of India's indigenously designed nuclear-capable 1,000 km-range subsonic tactical cruise missile, known as Nirbhay (Fearless) was terminated after an 11-minute flight on 16 October.An Indian Ministry of DefenceShow More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan scrambled fighter jets to prevent possible incursions by Chinese planes a record high number of times for the July-September period, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, with Tokyo and Beijing at loggerheads over disputed islets.
UK Sea King SAR(click to view full) The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) provide a 24-hour military and civil helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) service for the UK and local regions from 12 bases, typically at 15 minutes notice. A wide range of air and naval assets could be […]
PARIS: DCNS signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the supply of two MISTRAL-class projection and command ships (BPCs). After the delivery of a FREMM frigate and the construction of four GOWIND 2500 corvettes, currently on-going, this agreement strengthens the strategic relations with the Egyptian Navy, initiated
According to the Swedish Ministry of Defence, for the last five years the country’s air boundaries have been violated by US aircraft several times. Political analyst Ivan Konovalov believes that some in the nation's leadership see the current situation as dangerous.
The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the unmanned air vehicle that it plans to acquire under its recently-announced Protector effort will be a derivative of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper that the Royal...Show More Summary
The UK’s BAE Systems Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator will carry out a third phase of flight tests towards the end of the year, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.The test programme had gone quiet after two phases...Show More Summary
The Ministry of Defence posted a video which purportedly showed the launches.