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    Ukrainian Defense Industry Ukroboronprom to provide the army with 100 UAV complexes per year
    Jan04

    Ukrainian Defense Industry Ukroboronprom to provide the army with 100 UAV complexes per year

    The press service of the Ukrainian state concern Ukroboronprom (Ukrainian Defense Industry) states that the part of concern OJSC Meridian (Kyiv) is ready for the mass production of more than 100 BPAK-MP-1 (each complex consists of three drones, a ground control and surveillance station, an antenna system and charging devices) unmanned aerial...

    Ukraine to produce NATO standard weaponry M4 Carbine in cooperation with U.S. company
    Jan03

    Ukraine to produce NATO standard weaponry M4 Carbine in cooperation with U.S. company

    Press-service of concern UkrObornProm reports that the U.S. company Areoscraft discusses with the Ukrainian State Enterprise “Ukroboronservice” (part of concern “UkrObornProm”) the produce of M4 carbines model WAC47 in Ukraine. This project is to equip the Ukrainian army with NATO standard weaponry produced in Ukraine by Ukraine and for Ukraine....

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers
    Dec30

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers

    The new regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allows the Ukrainian military to shoot down foreign aircraft violating the country`s borders or involved in committing a terrorist act. The Cabinet resolution dated December 28 refers to ”the destruction of the aircraft of the armed forces of other states, which have violated the state...

    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General
    Dec29

    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General

    David Cameron is being lined up as a contender to be the next secretary general of NATO, according to the Daily Mail. A NATO source said Britain is in a strong position as it `has weight as militarily the largest and most significant` country in the alliance besides the U.S. Following the Brexit vote Britain has pledged to play a greater role in...

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain
    Dec27

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain

    The United States is committed to the security of the Baltic region and NATO, Republican senator John McCain said in the Estonian capital on Tuesday, during a visit seen as a bid to soothe concerns over the policy of President-elect Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Trump unnerved many in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia by saying on the campaign...

    SBU Security Service chief says low salaries reason for operatives to consider switching to business activity
    Dec26

    SBU Security Service chief says low salaries reason for operatives to consider switching to business activity

    Chairman of Ukraine`s SBU Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak has said that the next year`s budget allocated less funds for the SBU than the agency actually requires. ”Our budget is what we have been able to defend, which is UAH 6.260 billion. Although our minimum requirements, which we had announced, were at a little more than UAH 7 billion. In...

    Russian transport ministry names versions of Tu-154 crash
    Dec26

    Russian transport ministry names versions of Tu-154 crash

    A terrorist attack is not among the major versions of the Tu-154 crash over the Black Sea. The tragedy may have been caused by a technical condition of the aircraft or a piloting error, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said, according to RIA Novosti. ”The objective of the government commission`s work is not to establish the causes that...

    Russian Defense Ministry`s Tu-154 aircraft crash: possible causes named
    Dec25

    Russian Defense Ministry`s Tu-154 aircraft crash: possible causes named

    Viktor Ozerov, the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, said the plane crash could be caused by technical failure or pilot error, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported. ”I rule out a terrorist attack as cause of the crash. The aircraft [operated by] the Defense Ministry, [flying in] the Russian airspace, there...

    Russian defence plane Tu-154 flying to Syria crashed into Black Sea. 92 people died including chief of Russia’s military police
    Dec25

    Russian defence plane Tu-154 flying to Syria crashed into Black Sea. 92 people died including chief of Russia’s military police

    The Tu-154 plane of Russia`s Defense Ministry has fallen in the Black Sea, near Sochi. ”According to preliminary data, it fell in the Black Sea,” the source said, according to TASS. The source also said that debris and chassis of the Tu-154 plane of Russia`s Defense Ministry were found some 6 kilometers from the Black Sea coast. The Defense...

    Russia plans to boost military presence at Ukraine borders – Russian Ministry of Defense
    Dec22

    Russia plans to boost military presence at Ukraine borders – Russian Ministry of Defense

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced that Russia will take measures to strengthen its military grouping at the borders of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia. ”In 2017, the Ministry of Defense will have to deal with a number of priorities. First of all, to continue strengthening combat capabilities...

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