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Russia says changing make-up of Syria strike force: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday it had started changing the make-up of its strike force in Syria as part of a previously announced partial drawdown, Russian news agencies reported.

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait: defence ministry

China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said Wednesday, seen as a show of strength by Beijing as tensions rise between the two sides. The Liaoning has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defence zone, according to the ministry. Show More Summary

Britain approves funding to develop laser weapon

Following in the US military's footsteps, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £30 million contract to the UK Dragonfire consortium to build a Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) Capability Demonstrator. The prototype laser,...Show More Summary

Will 2017 be “the year of the Royal Navy” ?

On New Years Day the Ministry of Defence stated “2017 is the year of the navy”. The Defence Secretary said “2017 is […]

British soldier killed in incident at base near Baghdad

Soldier from 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s regiment died at Camp Taji – but not as a result of enemy activity A British soldier has been killed in Iraq following an “incident”, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The soldier, from the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, did not die as a result of enemy fire, the MoD said. Show More Summary

Yaroslavsky Rolls Out Lead Seagoing Tug

Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant says it has launched the seagoing tug of project 23470. The vessel named Sergei Bulk is the lead tug in the series of five vessels ordered to the shipyard by RF Defence Ministry. The vessel designed by Baltsudoproekt bureau was launched on December 27, 2016.

Black Box Found In Wreckage Of Russian Military Plane That Crashed In Black Sea

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 on board, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded...Show More Summary

Taiwan says Chinese carrier heading towards Hainan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A group of Chinese warships led by the country's sole aircraft carrier is heading towards China's southern island province of Hainan through the South China Sea, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, in what Beijing describes as a routine drill.

China's Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea Amid Renewed Tensions

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

TAIPEI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the self-ruled island’s Defence Ministry said of what...Show More Summary

Confirmed: Red Army Ensemble has perished in Black Sea air crash

Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman of the Russian defence ministry, has told Reuters in the past hour that none of the 92 people on a Syria-bound plane has survived the crash into the Black Sea. Passengers on the military plane included 62 singers, instrumentalists and dancers of the Alexandrov Ensemble, formerly the Red Army Ensemble, […]

Britain’s ministry of defence loses hundreds of laptops

Britain’s defence ministry has lost more than 700 laptops and computers over 18 months, according to figures released on Wednesday. A total of 759 laptops and computers were lost and an additional 32 were stolen between the May 2015 election and October 2016, records released by the Press Association show. A further 328 CDs, DVDs

China Returns U.S. Underwater Drone Taken From South China Sea

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week after “friendly” talks between the two countries, China’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. China’s seizure of the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) triggered a diplomatic protest and speculation about whether it will strengthen U.S. Show More Summary

Russian Defense-Ministry Jet Crashes in Siberia

A Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation airplane has crashed with nearly 40 people on board near Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic in Siberia, due to either pilot error or strong winds. The Il-18 had at least 38 people on board at the time of the crash in Russia’s far east, and it is as yet unclear if any fatalities occurred. Show More Summary

Russian Military Plane Crashes In Siberia

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies...Show More Summary

Russian military plane crashes in Siberia, 23 hospitalized: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia, but that nobody had been killed in the accident, Russian news agencies reported.

Russia says Syrian army takeover of eastern Aleppo complete: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian army has established control over all districts of eastern Aleppo, Russian news agencies quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.

Heritage Award

Presented to Netheravon Barrow Rescue Project Last Thursday the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence awarded their prestigious Heritage Award to the Netheravon Barrow Rescue project. The Heritage...Show More Summary

Argentina to Manufacture and Adopt Beretta ARX 200 Rifles and Px4 Storm Pistols

Argentine Defence Ministry Secretary of Science, Technology, and Production Hector Lostri announced that a domestic firearms’ manufacturing company called Fabricaciones Militares will start licensed manufacturing of Beretta ARX 200 rifles and Px4 Storm pistols. Show More Summary

Tens of thousands flee Aleppo

last monthNews : World News Blog

The vast human exodus from Aleppo has intensified. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence more than 20,000 civilians left besieged areas this morning joining the tens of thousands who have already fled this week.

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