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    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 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 of the armed...

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking
    Dec22

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking

    Millions of dollars` worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say, according to Reuters. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an...

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report
    Dec22

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report

    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday, Reuters reports. The malware was able to...

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone
    Dec20

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone

    A U.S. underwater drone seized by the Chinese navy in the contentious South China Sea has now been returned, according to BBC News. China seized the vehicle in international waters, in one of the most serious confrontations between the powers in decades, BBC News reports. The U.S. said it would continue to ”fly, sail, and operate in the South...

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132
    Dec20

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132

    Ukraine`s state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, on December 20 presented the first prototype of a new An-132 transport aircraft Ukraine`s top officials — President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov — have...

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO
    Dec20

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO

    Serbia said Monday that it will purchase Russian combat jets in a move likely to add to tensions in the Balkans amid Moscow`s apparent efforts to prevent the volatile European region from joining Western institutions, according to ABCNews. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he will travel to Moscow later this week to sign a deal that...

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit
    Dec20

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit

    Following a NATO-Russia summit held Monday, the Bloc`s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia ”have profound disagreements on the crisis” in Ukraine, according to ABCNews. He said NATO allies ”reiterated their strong support for Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and insisted that they...

    Pentagon says China to return drone; Trump says they can keep it – Bloomberg
    Dec18

    Pentagon says China to return drone; Trump says they can keep it – Bloomberg

    The Pentagon said China will return a U.S. Navy underwater drone after its military scooped up the submersible in the South China Sea late this week and sparked a row that drew in President-elect Donald Trump, who said on Twitter the Chinese stole it, so they can keep it, according to Bloomberg. ”Through direct engagement with Chinese...

    Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov: electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft
    Dec18

    Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov: electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft

    A cooperation agreement between Saudi Arabia and Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov will be translated on Tuesday with the launching of an electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft, which is based on the An-132 light multi-mission transport aircraft, according to Al Awsat media outlet. See also: Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov completes...

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