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    Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO
    Mar09

    Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO

    First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Tarasov says the Ukrainian Navy can significantly beef up its combat potential if NATO member states hand over their Island-class patrol boats to the Ukrainian side, according to Odesa-based Channel 7. Negotiations regarding the transfer of boats and ships of NATO member states are under way, he...

    Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister
    Mar09

    Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak during a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were ready to improve the processes of planning and conducting combat operations to avoid civilian casualties in Donbas, according to the ministry`s press service....

    China developing stealth drones to evade anti-aircraft missiles
    Mar09

    China developing stealth drones to evade anti-aircraft missiles

    China`s largest missile maker is developing military drones with stealth abilities that can evade anti-aircraft weapons, the official China Daily said on Thursday, in another advance for the country`s ambitious military modernization program, according to Reuters. ”Drones have become an indispensable weapon in modern warfare because they can play...

    Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine
    Mar08

    Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine

    Canada`s Minister of National Defense Harjit S. Sajjan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland on March 6 announced the extension of Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces military training mission in Ukraine, until the end of March 2019, according to the Canadian government. ”Together with our allies and the Government of...

    U.S. begins S. Korea missile defense rollout
    Mar07

    U.S. begins S. Korea missile defense rollout

    The U.S. says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defense system in South Korea, according to the BBC. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea, the BBC reported. The move to begin installing the system comes a day after the North launched four...

    Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine
    Mar07

    Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine

    The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada has condemned the extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine and called it ”counterproductive.” ”The Canadian government`s decision to extend the military mission in Ukraine is counterproductive and does not facilitate intra-Ukrainian political process, including direct dialogue between Kyiv...

    North  Korea says missile launch targeted U.S. bases in Japan
    Mar07

    North Korea says missile launch targeted U.S. bases in Japan

    One day after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles, its state-run news agency said Tuesday the country has conducted a missile launch exercise targeting U.S. military bases in Japan, according to South Korea`s Yonhap news agency. The drill was conducted by Hwasong artillery units of its Strategic Force, ”tasked to strike the bases of the...

    Russia raises funeral expenses for military in 2017
    Mar03

    Russia raises funeral expenses for military in 2017

    Russia`s Defense Ministry is purchasing 49,000 state banners of the Russian Federation worth RUB 25 million (about UAH 12 million) to decorate coffins for the military, according to Gazeta.ru. In 2017, the agency plans to spend up to RUB 6.3 billion (about UAH 3 billion) for funeral services: setting up ceremonies, setting tombstones and...

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert
    Mar02

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert

    The drills involve over 1,000 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, the press office of Russia`s Southern Military District told TASS on Thursday. ”Pursuant to a decision by Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, military units and formations stationed in Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic,...

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe
    Feb25

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe

    The U.S. Air Force is preparing to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe, according to Defence Blog. The head of U.S. Air Combat Command said Friday the U.S. Air Force`s F-35 joint strike fighter will soon fly over Europe, Defence Blog wrote. ”Europe is certainly a place that I think we would like to send that airplane so I can see...

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