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Reaper UAV scores first air-to-air kill during USAF trial

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:04
The US Air Force (USAF) scored the first air-to-air kill for the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during trials late last year, the service disclosed on 19 September. The disclosure by a senior officer speaking at the Air Force Association
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China, Pakistan look to strengthen bilateral military ties

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:04
China and Pakistan have expressed their intention to strengthen bilateral military ties. “The two countries' militaries should further deepen exchanges and co-operation in various fields and at all levels, take resolute measures against terrorist forces, make efforts to ensure the
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German exports to Middle East countries revealed

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:03
The German government has authorised the sale of counter-battery radars to Saudi Arabia, air defence systems to Egypt, long-range air-to-air missiles to Qatar, and anti-tank weapons to Jordan, the German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on 19 September. Citing a letter sent from the federal
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Hyundai cuts steel for Philippine Navy’s second 107 m frigate

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:02
Key Points Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun construction work on a second HDF-3000 frigate on order for the Philippine Navy The service is on track to receive both vessels by 2021 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has held a steel-cutting ceremony for the second 107 m
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Incumbent’s victory in Japan’s ruling party-president election indicates pro-trade policies and constitution amendment likely in 2019

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:02
Event On 20 September, Japan’s ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), voted to elect its president. In Japan’s parliamentary system, the president of the majority party becomes the prime minister of the country. After 15 prime ministers in 22 years, incumbent Shinzo Abe
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Iran establishes new S-300 site

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:01
Iran has built a new launch site for an S-300PMU-2 strategic surface-to-air missile (SAM) system at Mashhad airport in the northeast of the country, satellite imagery has revealed. Constructed between May and July, the site is almost identical to the S-300PMU-2 base at Tehran’s Mehrabad
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Lesotho faces elevated risk of military coup and contract reviews as PM’s position weakened

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:00
Event Lesotho’s defence minister, Sentje Lebona, resigned on 14 September, highlighting tensions within the cabinet and mounting opposition to Prime Minister Tom Thabane from within his ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC). Motlohi Maliehe, Thabane’s ABC co-founder, is leading this
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Hercules avionics upgrade [AAD18D3]

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 06:15
Paramount Advanced Technologies (Hangar 4, Stand W14) has unveiled an Integrated Avionics Suite (IAS) upgrade for the Lockheed Martin C-130.
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Waterkloof welcomes the world [AAD18D3]

Jane's Defense News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 06:15
This year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence show is a year for anniversaries. The AAD show itself celebrates 20 years, while the hosting venue, Waterkloof Air Force Base, is 80 years old. Armscor is also commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2018.
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Russian MoD Refutes Claim Il-20 Hit Due to Failure in Friend/Foe Identification

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Each state has its own Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system and Russia does not install its identification systems on armaments exported abroad, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
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US Sanctions Chinese Entity Over Purchase of Russian Fighters, S-400s – Treasury

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
The Trump administration says it has yet to make a decision on whether to sanction other potential buyers of the Russian air defense system.
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US Put 33 Russian Officials to Sanction List After Treasury Receives New Powers

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
In early August, the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in UK's Salisbury in March.
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MiG-31 Fighter Jet Crashes in Nizhny Novgorod Region

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that a MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed on September 19 during a scheduled training flight in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Both pilots were able to eject and land safely.
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Afghanistan Ready for Direct Dialogue With Taliban Under Constitution – Envoy

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
The Afghan authorities are ready to hold direct negotiations with the Taliban without preconditions, if talks are held within the framework of the Afghan constitution, deputy presidential special envoy for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Mohammed Ibrahim Tamil told Sputnik.
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US Military Air Squadron Expansion Promises Billions in New Costs

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Senior US Air Force leaders said this week 74 new squadrons and some 40,000 personnel are needed to address what they called future threats.
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US Troops in Poland: Polish Defense Minister Hopes Stationing Will Happen Soon

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Polish Defense Minister's statement comes following the news earlier this week that the United States was considering the idea of setting up a permanent military presence in Poland at Polish President Andrzej Duda's request.
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Eight NATO Air Forces to Fly to Ukraine for Massive Drill

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Soldiers from eight foreign militaries, including the US, will converge on Ukraine next month for the country's largest aviation exercise yet.
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Israel Reiterates Its Stance on Russian IL-20 Downing in Syria

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he understands Moscow's accusations of involvement in the Russian Il-20 crash, but reiterated that the responsibility for the incident lies on the Syrian militaries.
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Russian Troops Patrol Golan Heights After Incident Involving Downing of IL-20

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:09
Russian military police have been deployed to de-escalation zones across Syria since late 2016 to help maintain security in the war-torn country amid the ongoing operations by the Syrian military and its allies to clear Syria of a collection of mostly jihadist militants.
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