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    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...

    Ukraine`s military Concern Ukroboronprom strikes several deals at UAE`s IDEX 2017
    Feb25

    Ukraine`s military Concern Ukroboronprom strikes several deals at UAE`s IDEX 2017

    Ukraine`s Ukroboronprom Concern, which incorporates major enterprises of the country`s military and industrial complex, has signed a number of export contracts during the IDEX 2017 international exhibition, held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on February 19-23, according to the concern`s press service. In particular, the contracts...

    Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort
    Feb24

    Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

    Russian authorities have admitted for the first time the scale of their information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War, according to BBC. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian ”information troops” were involved in ”intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did not reveal details about the team or its...

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`
    Feb24

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the ”top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity, according to Reuters. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea ”very easily if they want...

    Ukrainian-developed Phantom hits Top 5 of IDEX`s most interesting military vehicles
    Feb23

    Ukrainian-developed Phantom hits Top 5 of IDEX`s most interesting military vehicles

    A Ukrainian-developed unmanned tactical vehicle, Phantom (Fantom), ranks second on the list of the five most interesting military vehicles at the 2017 IDEX Defence Show in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Defence Blog. This new unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle, which was showcased by state-run SpetsTechnoExport, part of...

    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic
    Feb22

    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic

    A U.S. Air Force plane, WC-135 Constant Phoenix, used to detect nuclear explosions was deployed in Britain as early as last week amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe, the Daily Mail reports. News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic,...

    Russia supplies tanks, missiles to militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine – SIPRI
    Feb21

    Russia supplies tanks, missiles to militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine – SIPRI

    Russia has been delivering various types of weapons to ”rebel forces” in eastern Ukraine, according to the latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the independent resource on global security, titled ”Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2016.” ”During 2012–16 Russia delivered weapons to 50 states and to rebel...

    U.S., Russia top list of global arms exporters
    Feb20

    U.S., Russia top list of global arms exporters

    The United States and Russia were the top arms exporters over the past five years, with demand in the Middle East and Asia fueling an increase in global transfers, a Swedish-based research institute says, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on February 20 the...

    Russian army maneuvering along occupied Crimea border with helicopters and military vehicles
    Feb17

    Russian army maneuvering along occupied Crimea border with helicopters and military vehicles

    Ukrainian border guards has reported increased activity of the Russian armed forces near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea in the past 24 hours, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. In particular, border guards of Kherson and Berdyansk units have spotted three Russian helicopters lurking along the...

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army
    Feb17

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army

    The European Parliament has backed a resolution on strengthening centralization of the European Union, establishing a post of an EU finance minister, and creating a united European army, which was proposed by former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, according to BBC Russian Service. The document was adopted with 283 votes...

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