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Turkey launches Operation “Tiger Claws” against PKK positions in northern Iraq

Turkey has been talking for a few years now about launching a military operation in northern Iraq...

Belgian soldiers in the Baltic States

In early September 2014, NATO member states approved the Readiness Action Plan in response to Russia's position...

Baltic States expect more from NATO, to provide air defense in the Baltic region

Currently, and as part of the NATO-led Baltic Air Policing mission, Belgium, Denmark and the Czech Republic...

Slovak vehicle procurement faces a blurry future

The new leadership in the Slovak MoD faces a series of hard decisions over many procurement programmes...

Wellington to purchase 5 Lockheed military cargo planes, totalling $1 billion

A Royal New Zealand C-130 Hercules lands at Donnelly Landing Zone, Alaska, during exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1, Oct. 14, 2016. RF-A...

Rebooting German Economy By Investing In Defence Industry

The announced economic stimulus packages in different countries have different focus. Some of them concentrate more on...

New European Defence Agency boss warns against ‘rash’ budget cuts by EU members

The new head of the European Defence Agency, Jiří Šedivý, has thrown down the gauntlet to European...

Nexter officially handed CaMo contract by Belgian Defense ministry

Through the French National Procurement Agency, Belgium has officially entrusted Nexter, the French Defense giant, with the...

China to increase defense budget substantially

Despite a smaller budget increase than the average from recent years, China still ranks as top military...

Germany wants to beef up its defense firms with pandemic relief funds

German defense companies stand to benefit from a €10 billion (U.S. $11 billion)...

Trump ‘approves plan’ to cut US troops in Germany

U.S. Army and German Soldiers advance online during an objective assault training mission at the Vaziani Training Area, Georgia on Aug....

US Strategic back in Guam for aerial maneuvers

Hardly a month after ending the US’ permanent strategic bomber presence in Guam, B1 bombers were called...