• More than two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base

    At least 26 Afghan soldiers were killed and 13 others injured when Taliban fighters stormed an army base in the southern province of Kandahar on the night of 25/26 July in the latest in a series of deadly attacks carried out by the insurgent group across Afghanistan in recent weeks. The militants

  • Aselsan opens Malaysian venture

    Turkey’s military electronics company Aselsan announced on 24 July that it had established a company in Malaysia under the name of Aselsan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which will operate on remote-controlled weapons systems. The company is 100% owned by Aselsan, it said in a statement submitted to

  • China to take extra measures on border amid stand-off with India

    China has warned India that it will defend its territorial sovereignty "at all costs" and step up “targeted deployment” as the nuclear-armed neighbours remain locked in a stand-off over a border dispute that has lasted more than a month. Speaking at a press conference on 24

  • Dozens killed in Kabul car bomb attack

    Dozens of people were killed when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBEID) was detonated on 24 July in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the latest in a series of attacks carried out by the Taliban militant group in recent months. A Taliban suicide bomber triggered the VBEID at 06:50 h local

  • Hardened German stance towards Turkey includes closer scrutiny of arms exports

    Germany is reviewing relations with Ankara in a wide range of areas, including arms exports. Asked for confirmation of a 21 July report in the tabloid newspaper Bild that arms exports to Turkey were being frozen, a German Economics Ministry spokesman told Jane's on 24 July that all licences for such

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  • Lockheed Martin launches LCS 15

    Lockheed Martin launched the future steel monohull Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) variant USS Billings (LCS 15) into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin, at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on 1 July 2017. To prepare for the launch, 118-m long Billings was moved to its