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Dutch Srebrenica peacekeepers may sue for 'mission impossible'

About 100 former Dutch UN peacekeepers may sue the government for sending them to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, after the defence ministry admitted it had been a mission "impossible," lawyers said Tuesday. "The state sent these soldiers on a mission impossible and then abandoned them," lawyer Michael Ruperti told AFP. Show More Summary

Wearable sensors improve troop tracking and situational awareness without GPS

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a new wearable sensor technology designed to keep track of squaddies and prevent friendly fire incidents. Under development by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the...Show More Summary

Britain sends jets to intercept Russian bombers

Britain scrambled fighter jets from an airbase in Scotland to intercept two Russian bombers approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The Russian planes flew from the direction of Norway and passed to the west of Britain’s Shetland Islands, northeast of the mainland. A Royal Air Force spokeswoman said: “Quick reaction alert Typhoon

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

RAF Reaper drones used in airstrike that killed Syrian troops, MoD says

Ministry of Defence confirms British involvement in US-led airstrike that killed at least 62 Syrian government troops RAF reaper drones were involved in the weekend airstrike that killed at least 62 Syrian government troops and threatened the fragile truce in the country, the Ministry of Defence has said. Show More Summary

Russia has Ordered the First 100 T-14 Armata Tanks.

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an agreement with manufacturer Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) for the supply of a test consignment of more than 100 T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBTs), the first units of which are already undergoing...Show More Summary

Russia 'calls for 48-hour extension of Syria ceasefire'

Russia's defence ministry on Wednesday called for a 48-hour extension of the Syria ceasefire it brokered with the United States last week. Moscow "calls for the extension of the cessation of hostilities on all Syrian territory for 48 hours," Russian news agencies quoted senior Russian military officer Viktor Poznikhir as saying. Show More Summary

Aircraft Wing Discovered in Chichester Harbour

In July, an aircraft wing was reported through Fishing Industry Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries (FIPAD) in the mud of Chichester Harbour. In order to identify it, permission was recently granted by the Ministry of Defence for a photographic and recording survey. Show More Summary

The UK Wants Swarms of Drones for Defence Missions

Ministry of Defence launches competition for drone swarms that can track individuals and jam communications.

Lithuania Boosts Army with 88 Boxer Vehicles

The European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence have commissioned ARTEC GmbH to supply 88 high-protection BOXER vehicles to the Lithuanian army starting in 2017. ARTEC, a jointShow More Summary

RESET: Battles rage in East Ukraine. Anxious Ukrainian soldiers watched a burning building where …

RESET: Battles rage in East Ukraine. Anxious Ukrainian soldiers watched a burning building where vehicles have been destroyed. The footage released by Ukraine’s Defence Ministry claimed to show the aftermath of recent shelling by Russian-backed separatists. Show More Summary

Russia says fires Iskander-M ballistic missile during training exercise

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from an advanced Iskander-M mobile launch system as part of a training exercise in the country's Far East.

Dragonfly Spy Drones Designed for Urban Warfare

Dragonfly-inspired drones are among several technologies being explored by the Ministry of Defence as part of a new £800 million ($1bn) defense initiative by the U.K. government. The Skeeter micro-drone was designed by Oxford-based startup...Show More Summary

Britain looks to robot dragonflies and lasers for future defense

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has provided a glimpse of the future of war by unveiling plans that include the development of robotic dragonflies called "Skeeters," laser weapons, and virtual reality helmets. Part of a new defense...Show More Summary

British High Energy Laser Weapon Demo Program Held up by Contract Protest

Announcement of a contract award to MBDA to build a laser-directed energy weapon demonstrator for the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been held up by a protest filed by one of the losing bidders.Thales UK filed the protest after...Show More Summary

US Violates Security Treaty With Japan

The UK Ministry of Defence has disclosed that the United States has been training British troops on its military bases in Okinawa, in violation of the Japan-US Status of Forces Agreement.

R-32 Missile Corvette From Russia Enters Service in Egyptian Navy

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on August 4 that a Molnya-class missile corvette presented by Russia to the Egyptian navy in 2015 has been commissioned into service.

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