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US Air Force B-52H bomber shows new nuclear strike capabilities | Defence blog

The U.S. Air Force has demonstrated a key part of the country’s nuclear triad, a B-52 bomber armed with nuclear-capable cruise missiles.<p>Three unarmed …

Armed Conflict

US soldier injured in Humvee accident in Poland | Defence blog

A one US soldier has been injured in a car accident involving a convoy of two US Army vehicles currently in Poland for the country’s largest military …

Armed Conflict

United Kingdom to expand support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces | Defence blog

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said that the United Kingdom stands firmly alongside Ukraine as the British Army prepares to broaden its …

Ukraine

Indonesia has successfully tested its new BTR-4M amphibious armoured personnel carriers from Ukraine | Defence blog

The Indonesian Marine Corps has successfully tested its BTR-4M amphibious armoured personnel carriers on the shore of the Java Sea, near the city of …

Asia

Chinese escort taskforce conducts drill in Gulf of Aden | Defence blog

The 24th Chinese escort taskforce, which is composed of the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull 579) …

Armed Forces

Ethiopia produces Israel’s «Thunder» armored vehicles under license | Defence blog

Ethiopia produces «Thunder» armored personnel carriers under license by GAIA Automotive Industries Ltd company from Israel.<p>The Gaia Automotive team …

Africa

US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers conduct precision airstrike in Libya | Defence blog

US bombers hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camps outside the city of Sirte in Libya, killing more than 100 jihadists, US Secretary of …

Libya

Rolls Royce engines to power Turkish Coast Guard SAR vessels | Defence blog

<b>Rolls-Royce received a contract to deliver its MTU diesel engines for the Turkish Coast Guard search and rescue vessels that are to be built by Dutch</b> …

Aerospace

Syrian Army receives the upgraded T-62M main battle tanks from Russia | Defence blog

The Syrian Army receives the first batch of T-62M main battle tanks Russian Army stocks.<p>The upgraded T-62M tanks with BMP-1 tracked infantry fighting …

Middle East

First F-35B Lightning II fighter jets arrived in Iwakuni, Japan | Defence blog

F-35B Lightning II aircraft, belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni …

Armed Forces

Azerbaijan checks level of combat training of mortar units | Defence blog

The level of combat training of Azerbaijan`s mortar units located in frontline zone is being checked.<p>That was reported by press service of …

Armed Conflict

Russian with Turkish Air Force to target Islamic State militants in northern Syria | Defence blog

Moscow and Ankara are carrying out their first joint military operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Syrian province of …

Russia claims it found Airbus drone downed in the Black Sea | Defence blog

Russia claims that one small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) discovered near the in the Black Sea in the vicinity of Anapa.<p>“On Sunday, in the region of …

Gear & Gadgets

Polish DEDAL troop parachutes adopted for use by Ukrainian Armed Forces | Defence blog

The Polish DEDAL air assault parachute is designed for training jumps and combat deployment, was adopted for service by Ukrainian Armed Forces.<p>That …

Armed Conflict

Poland completes overhaul of Senegal’s Mi-24 attack helicopter | Defence blog

Polish company Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 1 S.A. (Military Aviation Works No. 1) has confirmed that conducts maintenance, repair, overhaul Mi-24 …

Helicopters

Russian Army unveiled mock-up of 2S41 «Drok» self-propelled mortar system concept

Joint Stock Company Central Research Institute “BUREVESTNIK” has unveiled a new 2S41 «Drok» self-propelled mortar system concept.The 2S41 «Drok» …

Armed Conflict

BAE Systems developing new LDAL system to spy on enemies from space | Defence blog

BAE Systems is developing a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL), a new type of directed energy laser and lens system designed to improve …

Innovation

Singapore Artillery conducts live-firing in New Zealand | Defence blog

Five-hundred Singaporean soldiers have taken over Waiouru Army Base for an annual training exercise dubbed “Thunder Warrior” in New Zealand.<p>The tiny …

Armed Conflict

Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade took part in «Safe Poland» military event | Defence blog

Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade took part in “Safe Poland” military event and contributed its static introduction display to promotional stalls …

NATO

US troops conduct first gunnery range in Poland | Defence blog

The Soldiers of Bravo and Charlie Companies, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division of United …

War

New Chinese Ningde frigate conducts naval training in severe sea conditions | Defence blog

The new Chinese guided-missile frigate Ningde (Hull 510) has conducted a training exercise under complex and severe sea conditions on Jan. 15, …

Military

Russia test-fires nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile | Defence blog

Russian Strategic Missile Forces and Aerospace Forces has successfully test-fired its Topol-M silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile from the …

North Korea

Russia commissions two new 21980 project «Grachonok» anti-terror vessels | Defence blog

January 14, on the Gadzhievo Northern Fleet submarine forces main base a naval flag-raising ceremony was held on two new 21980 project Grachonok …

Cold War

Russia to refurbish Il-78 refuelling tanker aircraft for Pakistan Air Force | Defence blog

A Pakistan Air Force Ilyushin Il-78 air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft are will be refurbished at the Russian 360th Aircraft Repair Plant in …

Aerospace

Kenya receives 25 «Bigfoot» mine resistant vehicles from China | Defence blog

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled the third batch of police vehicles and equipment acquired through the government’s leasing programme. …

Africa

India successfully test-fired guided version of the Pinaka Mk II rocket | Defence blog

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired its new guided version of the Pinaka Mk II rocket from the …

Telangana

Leonardo to develop new attack helicopter for Italian Army | Defence blog

Italy defence technologies group Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the agreement of the develop and produce a replacement for the Italian Army’s …

War

Russia unveils new T-90M «Proryv-3» main battle tank | Defence blog

Russia has unveiled the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank called T-90M «Proryv-3». That was reported Russian military expert Alexei …

China’s aircraft carrier formation returned to Qingdao port | Defence blog

China’s aircraft carrier formation returned to Qingdao port Friday after finishing a drill, the Chinese navy said Friday.<p>Comprised of aircraft …