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Ukraine to buy 10 new Oplot main battle tanks in 2018

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to declare the government will buy at least 10 new Oplot main battle tanks in 2018. In the state defence order for...

North American Anti-Materiel Rifles with Houthi Forces in Yemen

Multiple videos shared by pro-Houthi media channels during October 2015 show Houthi rebel fighters employing Barrett Model 82A1 (M82A1) anti-materiel rifles during fighting in Yemen. The American-made Barrett M82A1 is semi-automatic, chambered for .50...

DX Korea 2016

DX (Defense Expo) Korea is, literally, a defense exposition held bi-annually in Korea. Originally, there was one major international defense expo in Korea; it has been the ADEX (Aerospace & Defense Expo), which was...

DX Korea 2016

DX (Defense Expo) Korea is, literally, a defense exposition held bi-annually in Korea. Originally, there was one major international defense expo in Korea; it has been the ADEX (Aerospace & Defense Expo), which was...

Latvia boosts defence spending

Latvia will meet the NATO target of defence spending of 2% of GDP in January 2018, President Raimonds Vejonis announced on 19 June. After a ceremony to mark the completion of the deployment of...

Turkey deploys small force to Qatar

The Turkish military announced on 22 June that it had deployed 23 personnel and five armoured military vehicles to Qatar. It did not say how many Turks are now in the country, but a...

German parliament passes EUR10 billion worth of defence programmes

During its penultimate session before the summer recess, the Bundestag’s parliamentary budget committee approved defence procurement and modernisation programmes worth EUR10 billion (USD11.2 billion). This included the approval of funding for the procurement of...

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