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  • Anka UAV makes forced landing

    An 8th Army Corps Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operating over Elazig, eastern Anatolia, made a forced landing soon after take-off on 24 July due to a technical failure, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) tweeted on 25 July. According to initial media reports, villagers informed the military

  • China sets up agency to lead military R&D

    Key Points New committee to be tasked with shaping national policy Move comes as Beijing restructures military R&D network China has set up a government agency to lead defence research and development (R&D) as part of ongoing efforts to spur advancement in military technologies.

  • German Tiger crashes in Mali, crew killed

    An Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack platform operated by the German Army has crashed while operating in Mali, killing both crew members. The incident happened in a remote desert region about 70 km north-east of Gao, at approximately 12:20 local time on 26 July. According to the Bundeswehr the cause

  • Philippine Air Force receives two Cessna 208B ISR aircraft from US

    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received two US-built Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft modified to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The service released images of an unrelated awards ceremony held on 24 July at the Villamor Air Base in Manila showing

  • Bangladesh Army to get 97 more units in four years, says report

    The government in Dhaka has announced that the Bangladesh Army will form 97 more military units under three cantonments within four years as part of a push to strengthen and modernise the country’s military, according to a 16 July report by the Dhaka-based The Independent newspaper. Anisul

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  • Guardion enters C-UAS fray

    Kostas Tigkos Capitalising on its successful first steps into the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, Rohde & Schwarz has teamed up with ESG and Diehl to expand and enhance the Ardronis suite into a new product line under the Guardion designation. The new system includes a wide range
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