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Taliban seize Kabul as President Ghani leaves Afghanistan

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 13:07
After capturing more than 20 Afghan provincial centres in a little over a week, the Taliban entered Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on 15 August in what appears to have...
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Japan proposes air-launched Type 12 missile for F-2 fighters

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 13:03
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) plans to meet its requirement for air-launched long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) capability through the development of the...
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BAE Systems enhances APKWS II range by 30%

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:58
BAE Systems has disclosed development of the APKWS Block Upgrade – a software upgrade to the AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70 mm/2.75 in...
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Babcock to sell Frazer-Nash Consultancy to KBR

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:58
UK-based Babcock International Group has agreed to sell its Frazer-Nash Consultancy to fellow engineering company KBR of the United States for GBP293 million (USD405.1...
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US Army seeks blockchain technology to manage combat data

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:58
US Army engineers at the service's Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center are leveraging...
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Malaysia flexes missile capabilities of submarine, Kasturi-class corvettes in South China Sea

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:58
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has carried out a rare demonstration of its anti-surface capabilities in the South China Sea, with the firings of three Exocet missiles.
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Turkey launches Pakistan Navy's first Milgem corvette

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:57
Turkey's Istanbul Naval Shipyard has launched the first Milgem corvette on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN).
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Update: Taliban seize more Afghan provincial capitals

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:57
Four more provincial capitals have fallen to the Taliban in rapid succession, meaning that 10 out of Afghanistan's 34 provincial centres have now come under the group's...
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Taliban capture additional Afghan provincial capitals in rapid offensive

Jane's Defense News - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 09:56
The Taliban have captured at least four more provincial capitals in Afghanistan as government forces struggle to contain the group's rapid advance and Washington and...
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NG Tapped For Hawkeye Computers | Kozak-5s Arrived In Saudi Arabia | Japan Budgets Millions For F-35s

Defense Industry Daily - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 06:00
Americas

Northrop Grumman won a $8.4 million delivery order for support of the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft program avionics flight management computers. The E-2D provides broad area coverage resulting in broader range capabilities. With the E-2D’s enhanced ability to work in the littoral and over land, the platform provides a critical capability to protect our nation’s interests. Work will take place in California. Estimated completion date is February 5, 2025.

Great Eastern won a $9.1 modification to exercise and fund the second 12-month option on a firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursable elements for the offshore support vessel Hercules. This vessel will be utilized to support refueling and resupply of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1). The contract includes a 12-month base period, three 12-month option periods, and one 11-month option period. Work will take place in the US Pacific Command’s area of responsibility. Estimated completion date is July 15, 2024.

Middle East & Africa

Ukrainian firm Practika reportedly delivered a batch of Kozak-5 lightweight armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia this year. The Kozak-5 armored vehicle based on 4×4 truck Ford F550, chassis specially enforced (front axle strengthening, suspension and brakes enforcing, bigger wheels installing for armored vehicle building).

Europe

QinetiQ supported and hosted ‘At Sea Demonstration/ Formidable Shield’ (ASD/FS), the latest US-led NATO training exercise at MoD Hebrides, Scotland. Responsible for modernizing the base to enable the exercise to take place, QinetiQ say they worked closely with international partners within NATO and made a significant contribution to allies’ abilities to deliver against future threats.

Asia-Pacific

The Tejas Mk1A is to fly by March next year, in a new deadline set by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). HAL’s chairman R Madhavan said the critical design reviews for the mission computer, digital map generator and digital flight control systems are completed.

In its budget proposal for 2022, the Japan’s Ministry of Defense will budget $912 million to acquire 10 F-35 fighters from the US. This is nearly double of what the ministry had budget in 2021 for six aircraft. Japan’s mid-term defense plan is to acquire 27 F-35As and 18 F-35Bs.

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Hundreds More US Troops Head to Kabul; Airport Under Threat

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 05:00
Just weeks before the United States was set to complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, military commanders surged hundreds more troops to Kabul to protect U.S. diplomats and Afghan allies, following a swift takeover of the capital by Taliban insurgents.
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Afghans Say They 'Have Nowhere to Go'

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:59
More than 1,200 Afghans under a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program have undergone processing at Fort Lee, Virginia, since President Joe Biden announced U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by August 31.
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Afghan President Leaves Country As Taliban Surrounds Kabul

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:53
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has left country as the Taliban entered the outskirts of the capital, the only major city left in government hands.
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West Accelerates Evacuation Of Kabul Embassy Staff, Russia Says No Plan To Leave

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:53
The U.S. Embassy staff in Kabul are being moved to the airport amid the Taliban advance on the Afghan capital, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, as Western states look to bring their embassy staff in Kabul to safety.
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Albania To Take In Afghan Refugees Upon U.S. Request

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:53
Albania has accepted a U.S request to temporarily take in Afghans who are fleeing their country in the face of the rapid Taliban advances.
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Blinken Rejects Kabul-Saigon Comparison As Countries Call For UN Security Council Meeting

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:52
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has rejected comparisons between the U.S. departure from Kabul and the chaotic exit after the Vietnam War, as the Taliban surrounded the Afghan capital.
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The Taliban Is Back -- What Happens Next?

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:52
The situation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is changing rapidly as the Taliban has moved into the city and taken over parts of it, including the Presidential Palace. This happened as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and security forces in the city melted away.
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FM spox: Iran's five representative offices pursuing activities from Kabul

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:52
Iran's Foreign Minister spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran five representative offices which used to scatter across Afghanistan are now pursuing their activities from the capital city Kabul.
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Biden increases troops deployment to Afghanistan amid Taliban advances

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:52
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he had authorized the deployment of roughly 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to support personnel drawdown, warning the Taliban not to put U.S. personnel and mission at risk.
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Iran says reduces staff in Afghanistan missions; diplomats in good conditions

Globalsecurity.org - Mon, 16/08/2021 - 04:52
The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry says the country's embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul is still active, but has reduced the number of its personnel as Taliban forces are poised to take over the capital city of the war-ravaged country.
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