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Ukrainian armed forces placed on full alert

Ukrainian armed forces have been placed on a full alert amid situation in the Kerch Strait and the attack on Ukrainian warships. “Following the decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine...

Details emerge for three Altay MBT variants

Officials from Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) have revealed details of the three variants to be produced for the Altay main battle tanks (MBTs) programme by local company BMC. The total contract, which...

Indonesian Army’s Tiger medium tank programme moves ahead

An international consortium consisting of Indonesia’s PT Pindad, Turkey’s FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, and Belgian CMI Defence has developed the Tiger (or Harimau) medium tank (MT) for Indonesian Army. So far, two examples of Tiger...

Philippines Navy demos new Spike ER capability

The Philippines Navy conducted an open demonstration of its first surface-to-surface missile capability on 21 November, firing two Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Spike ER (extended range) effectors from a Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) Mk...

General breaks jaw while talking out of both sides of mouth

WASHINGTON – Legislators, members of the press, and hearing attendees were stunned today when a general’s jaw fell apart during testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee after a career of talking...

Slovenia orders Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles

Saab has announced that company received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles to the Slovenian Armed Forces. According to a statement released by Saab, deliveries of new Carl-Gustaf...

Serbia receives first H145M helo

Serbia has received the first of nine Airbus Helicopters H145M helicopters it ordered in 2017. Delivery of the first helicopter took place at Airbus’s Donauwörth production facility in southern Germany on 22 November. Of...

Finland, Denmark halt defence exports to Saudi Arabia

The foreign ministries of both Denmark and Finland announced on 22 November that they had suspended defence exports to Saudi Arabia, with Finland additionally committing to no further transfers to the United Arab Emirates....

China closing the UGV gap with US, Russia

China is closing the technology gap with the US and Russia in the development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that feature autonomous capabilities such as waypoint navigation, targeting, obstacle avoidance, and terrain mapping. The...

Indonesia registers USD284 million in defence exports

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has pointed to a list of recent military exports as evidence of growing defence industrial capability within the country. In comments published by the MoD on 22 November,...

Lithuania to acquire L-ATV combat multi-role vehicles

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis announced on Thursday that country plans to acquire L-ATV combat multi-role vehicles from the USA. According to Leta.lv citing the Lithuanian Defense Minister, it is anticipated that the L-ATV’s...

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