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Poland deploys combat aircraft to Iceland for first time

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 14:10
Poland has deployed combat aircraft to Iceland for the first time, the NATO Allied Air Command announced on 25 August.
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SkyGuardian arrives in UK for European demos

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 14:10
A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has arrived in the UK ahead of...
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Indonesia sets 2022 defence budget at USD9.3 billion

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 14:08
Indonesia's government has announced a 2022 defence budget of IDR134.1 trillion (USD9.3 billion) amid continuing economic constraints bought about by the Covid-19...
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Biden steadfast on US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by 31 August

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 10:32
Washington still intends to withdraw all its military troops from Afghanistan by the end of August but is crafting a contingency plan to extend that date into September,...
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‘Large Scale Global Exercise 21' showcases F-35B interoperability for US, UK forces

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 10:31
‘Large Scale Global Exercise (LSGE) 21' underscored the potential Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft...
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Army 2021: Russian Helicopters presents upgraded Mi-171SH Storm for special forces

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 10:30
Rostec's Russian Helicopters presented the upgraded Mi-171Sh Storm helicopter at the Army 2021 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka near Moscow from 22–28 August....
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Janes at the heart of the British Army's first AI-driven battlefield operation

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 09:00
Interconnecting with third-party data and systems, Janes foundational intelligence was integral during the first use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on deployed operations by the British Army. Soldiers from the 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade used an AI engine – incorporating Janes interconnected intelligence – to provide information on the surrounding environment and terrain.
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ISRAEL/AFRICA/EUROPE : Zeev Zacharin still sought in Luxembourg over Gaydamak's missing millions

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
Israeli former IDF brigadier general turned businessman Zeev Zacharin is due to appear in court in Luxembourg on 14 October to answer charges of breach of trust, fraud, forgery and falsification. They are related to the case of the defrauded
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UNITED STATES/UKRAINE : Ukrainian Trident Defence's Trojan horse Noology enters US market

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
The US firm Noology announced it was launching the commercialisation of its anti-drone system Spherical View Radar (SVR) on 18
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ISRAEL/PALESTINE/QATAR : Ramallah's banking moguls turn backs on Qatari funds for fear of sanctions

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
The deal to transfer Qatari funds to more than 100,000 people in need in the Gaza Strip was saved by
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CHINA/UNITED STATES : Congress ready to spend big on China intelligence

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
The US intelligence community will be tasked with improving its capacity to anticipate action from China targeting Taiwan and to
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QATAR/UNITED KINGDOM : UAE-Qatar battle for influence online and in court

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
After lying idle since 31 August 2019, the anti-Doha Qatarileaks website jumped back into action this month. This time its
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RUSSIA : DIA suffers setback in Georgy Bedzhamov asset recovery case

Intelligence Online - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 08:00
The High Court in London handed down a ruling on 13 August that only went so far in favour of
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US Army Announces Successful Iron Dome Life Fire | Turkey Wants Additional S-400 | Pakistan To Produce Anka Components

Defense Industry Daily - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 06:00

Boeing won a $49.7 million deal for the inspection and overhaul of the CH-47 Chinook mechanical transmission. The CH-47D Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield with other applications ranging from medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search and rescue to disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction. Work is estimated to be completed by August 23, 2025.

The US Army, together with the Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) announced the successful first life fire of its Iron Dome air defense system engaging eight cruise missile targets. Soldiers from the Army’s 3-43 Air Defense Artillery (ADA) successfully engaged eight cruise missile surrogate targets as part of a coordinated performance test and live fire event. The 3-43 Battalion (BN) is the first unit to undergo New Equipment Training, and execute live fire tests with the newly acquired interim cruise missile defense system.

Middle East & Africa

Negotiations for the sale of an additional battery of Russian S-400 Air Defense System (ADS) to Turkey are in the final stages. Discussions between Russia’s arms export agency, Rosoboronexport and Turkey on the S-400 were held during the recent IDEF exhibition where the negotiations were brought to fruition, the head of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev told reporters during the ARMY-2021 event.

Japan is dispatching one C-2 and two C-130s to Afghanistan for the evacuation of its citizens there. The first aircraft, the C-2, will depart Japan tonight. The C-130s will follow the next day.


AERALIS, a British modular military jet developer, will be showcasing its modular jet design at the DSEI 2021 defence industry show. DSEI is taking place from September 14 to September 17 at the ExCel exhibition centre in London, and AERALIS will be exhibiting at its Stand H7-440 in the Aerospace Zone.


Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) said it inked a contract with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission (NESCOM) to produce components for TAI’s medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) combat drone, Anka. TAI opened its first office in Pakistan in December 2019 at the country’s National Science & Technology Park.

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Watch: Gray Eagle VS Anka Drone | America’s MQ-1C Gray Eagle VS Turkish TAI Anka Combat Drone

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French Reaper Block 5 UAV conducts first airstrike

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 17:48
France has conducted its first airstrike from a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Ministére des...
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China's new hypersonic wind tunnel expected to be ready next year

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 17:47
China's new JF-22 hypersonic wind tunnel is expected to be ready for use in 2022, according to a 22 August report by state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV).
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EOS Defense to test-fire R600MC prototype

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 17:36
EOS Defense Systems is outfitting an Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) with a prototype of its R600 Missile Carrier (R600MC) and plans to conduct a live-fire...
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Russia launches first Project 15310 cable laying ship

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 17:35
The first of the Russian Navy's two Project 15310 cable laying vessels, Volga, was launched at Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch, eastern Crimea, on 18 August, the shipyard has...
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Lotos Gdynia Aerobaltic 2021: A Redemption?

The Aviationist Blog - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 13:05

Last weekend we have attended the LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic 2021 Airshow. Here’s our report. The LOTOS Gdynia Aerobaltic Airshow took place between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, 2021, in Gdynia, at the Babie Doły (EPOK) [...]

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Rapid Dragon airdrops palletised JASSM-ER from EC-130J, C-17A

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 24/08/2021 - 10:43
The US Air Force (USAF) Rapid Dragon Program conducted the first end-to-end system-level demonstration of an airdropped Palletized Munition Deployment System in July,...
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