• Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

  • India deploys over 100 T-72 tanks along disputed border with China

    The Indian Army (IA) has deployed 120 T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBTs) to the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh along a portion of the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control (LoAC): the country's disputed Himalayan border with China. China and India went to war in 1962 over this un-demarcated mountainous

  • Saudi Arabia says Apache crashed in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia has confirmed for the first time since it launched its military intervention in Yemen in March 2015 that it has lost an aircraft inside that country. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on 25 July that a Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) AH-64 Apache attack helicopter had

  • Armed clashes kill six QSD fighters in Syria's Aleppo

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six Qiwaat Suriyya al-Dimoqratiyya (QSD), or Syrian Democratic Forces, fighters were killed in armed clashes, involving a suicide attacks, with Islamic State militants in the town of Manbij in Syria's Aleppo governorate on 20 July.

  • Dutch helicopter withdrawal threatens to undermine UN Mali mission

    The Netherlands plans to withdraw its helicopters from Mali at the beginning of 2017 due to the heavy strain the deployment had taken on its helicopter fleet, according to Dutch Ministry of Defence spokesman Colonel Jos van der Leij. The Royal Netherlands Air Force has contributed four AH-64D

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  • Turkish military set for major shake up after failed coup

    Key Points Turkey looks set to purge and reform its military following the attempted coup on 15 July The shakeup looks set to impinge Turkey's ability to fight the PKK however Turkey's military is to undergo a major shakeup following the failed and bloody coup attempt on 15 July, Turkish
  • North Korea building new, larger submarine pens

    North Korea is constructing a fortified structure near the port city of Sinpo that will have what appears to be two covered docks (pens) that could shelter ballistic missile submarines (SSBs). Located 2.25 km south of the Sinpo shipyard, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base on the country's east