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Saudi Arabia Asked for Warplanes, Warships and Soldiers: Pakistan

<b>Islamabad:</b> Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said today, at the …

NASA-funded program will use SPIDER robots to build a home for mankind in SPACE

TETHERS UNLIMITED The system uses arachnid-like droids to construct large objects in orbit around the Earth<p>The futuristic new system – dubbed …

Kenyan air force launches strikes against Shabab militants

Kenya’s air force launched air strikes Monday on two<p>Shababcamps in the Gedo region of Somalia, the Kenyan Defense Force announced, as parents continued searching morgues for children missing since last week’s attack on a university by the Islamist militant group.<p>The only killer identified thus far …

Eastern European civilians undergo military training amid Russia threat

NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they're safe from Russian aggression.<p>But these days, ordinary people aren't taking any chances.<p>In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and …

Russian Warships to Enter Baltic Sea for Rocket, Torpedo Exercises

© Sputnik / Виталий Белоусов<p>Russia's Baltic Fleet Naval Aviation Conducts Training Flights<p>MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Warships from Russia’s Baltic Fleet are …

‘Drone strikes remarkably ineffective in countering terrorism’

<b>RT:</b><i>The US led coalition has carried out numerous strikes on Islamic State positions, but the terror group seems to remain defiant. Does this indicate</i> …

China reportedly completes 3 advanced nuclear attack subs

Chinese shipbuilders have completed three advanced nuclear-propelled submarines that can fire the latest vertically launched anti-ship missiles, …

US Navy: Blue Angels Will Transition To Unmanned Aircraft Next Year

In a surprise announcement today, the US Navy announced that the Blue Angels will transition from their current F-18 Hornets to unmanned F-47 …

Unmanned Aircraft

Amazing! Now humans can travel to Mars in just 29 days

Experts develop engine for spacecraft that can reach the Red Planet in just 29 days.<p>One of the firms which US space agency NASA has selected for …

U.S. Deploys Twelve A-10s to Romania to Deter Russian Aggression

The U.S. has deployed 12 A-10 Warthog planes to Romania as part of a theater-security effort to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine – all while …

Military

Iraq claims victory over ISIS in Tikrit, but US military official says 'block-to-block' fighting ongoing

Iraq's defense minister said security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State fighters in Tikrit Wednesday, but a senior defense official told Fox News that the fighting is “block to block, especially in the northern part of Tikrit where ISIS still has fighters.”<p>Khalid …

Marine Corps Releases Amphibious Combat Vehicle RFP

BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 entrant. BAE Systems photo.<p><i>This post has been updated to remove references to an engineering contract</i> …

US military aid released to Egypt boosts leader's legitimacy

CAIRO (AP) — The release of U.S. military aid to Egypt withheld following the army's overthrow of an elected Islamist president in 2013 has boosted …

Taiwan's largest missile ship goes into serviceDefenceTalk.com | at DefenceTalk

Taiwan’s largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to …

China

In the Zone: Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell - a recipe for success

In the Zone: Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell – a recipe for success<p><b>Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse</b><p>A Non Compliant Vessel Pursuit team …

‘Army go, home!’: US military convoy confronted by more protests returning to German base

A US military convoy has completed its grand tour across Eastern Europe with over a hundred armored vehicles greeted by anti-war protesters at the …

Russia reportedly issues new threat to NATO over forces in Baltics

Russia reportedly has made a new threat to begin "destabilizing actions" in the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania if NATO moved more forces into those countries.<p>If the Russian threat is carried out, it could represent the greatest challenge to the 28-member military alliance's …

Russian MiG-29 Fighter Pilots Begin Military Drills in Armenia

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian MiG-29 (Fulcrum) jet fighter pilots have begun military exercises from a Russian base in Armenia, the Russian Defense …

Prosecutor dies of wounds after Istanbul hostage shootout

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Tuesday, killing his two captors.<p>A gunman poses with Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz with a gun on his head after being taken hostage …

Extremism

US military convoy rolling through Europe ‘aggressive, provocative’ step

NATO tanks and other army vehicles, which are part of the so-called Dragoon Ride military parade, reached Prague on Sunday. Dozens of anti-war …

U.S. Coast Guard rescues nine people from Canadian tall ship

Nine people were rescued from a Halifax-based tall ship as it was buffeted by stiff winds and high waves early Monday about 93 kilometres east of Gloucester, Mass.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at about 12:35 a.m. that the engines on the Liana's Ransom were disabled, the generator was …

Pricetag For Pentagon's Trillion Dollar F-35 Fighter Drops $60 Billion In One Year

There’s a phrase that reporters use to describe when the most important element in a story doesn’t get featured at the beginning. It’s called “burying the lead.” That’s what happened in a lot of last week’s accounts about new cost estimates for the Pentagon’s biggest weapon program, the F-35 …

Military

Stealth Jet’s Slow, Half-Blind Debut

The $400 billion F-35 is supposed to be the key to American air superiority for decades to come. But when it rolls out to frontline pilots, the jet …

France displaces Britain as key US military allyDefenceTalk.com | at DefenceTalk

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military’s key European partner.<p>The growing ties …

War

Any Republicans who vote against higher defense spending should be fired

Let's talk a bit about which House Republican incumbents are going to draw primary opponents in 2016. Make a note: Those GOP representatives who vote …

Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, US Army saysDefenceTalk.com | at DefenceTalk

Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is …

Military

GOP lawmaker: Air Force cadets must pledge to God because there is no ‘freedom from religion’

A Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would force cadets at the Air Force’s Academy to say “so help me God” during their oaths …

Russia to Begin Serial Production of 5th Generation T-50 Fighters in 2016

© Sputnik / Vitaliy Ankov<p>16 Ka-52 Helicopter Gunships to Join Russian Air Force in 2015<p>KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR (Sputnik) – Russia plans to start …