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    Turkey is allowing Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross its territory to reinforce the Syrian Kurds defending the border town of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) against the Islamic State. Around 80 Iraqi Kurdish vehicles were filmed crossing into Turkey at the Habur (Ibrahim Khalil) border crossing late on the

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    Work has begun on the design and construction of two prototypes for the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML), the only new-design major system element of Block 1 of the US Army Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) Increment 2-I (Intercept) programme of record under the block acquisition strategy that

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    The United States has begun work to upgrade the B61 gravity bomb family under a life extension programme for the ageing nuclear weapon. The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the US Department of Energy (DoE), oversees nuclear modernisation and has

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    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

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  • Japan begins process of E-767 AWACS upgrade

    Boeing is to begin the upgrade of Japan's fleet of E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with a USD25.6 million design and production contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 28 October. The four aircraft, which have been in service with the Japan Air
  • Taiwan starts trials of 'carrier killer' corvette

    Taiwan's Republic of China Navy (RoCN) began sea trials of an indigenously designed twin-hull missile corvette dubbed a 'carrier killer' on 27 October, according to naval sources as cited by local media. The 500-tonne vessel, Tuo Jiang (618), is said to have been towed from Lung Teh Shipbuilding's

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