• Top US marine wants more submarines

    US Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller has said he wants a stronger undersea force to ensure marine access to the shore. “I want more submarines,” Gen Neller said on 15 February during a speech at the Amphibious Warship Congressional Forum, sponsored by the Amphibious Warship

  • USAF steps up Afghan campaign in January

    The US Air Force (USAF) released more weapons over Afghanistan last month than in any other January since 2011, according to US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). Recently released data show that USAF aircraft released a total of 321 weapons in January 2018 as part of Operation

  • Amphibious ships need new C2 suites to pace aircraft, USMC commandant says

    With the increasing use of MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and the advent of F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter deployments on US Navy (USN) large-deck amphibious assault ships, the US Marine Corps (USMC) sees a need for more advanced communications networks on the vessels. “We’re

  • Brazilian Army to upgrade last M113Bs

    The Brazilian Army has authorised its commission in Washington, DC, to amend a previous Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) in order to now modernise the service’s entire fleet of M113B armoured carriers. Modernisation kits, provided by BAE Systems, for the last 150 vehicles will be ordered

  • IED attack wounds two civilians in Iraq's Baghdad

    TWO civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near street markets in the al-Maamel area of Iraq's capital Baghdad on 14 February, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • Israel, Iran, and Turkey suffer air losses over Syria

    Israel, Iran, and Turkey all lost aircraft on 10 February in an apparent escalation of the conflicts involving Syria and its neighbours. An Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I Sufa fighter came down in Israel after being hit by a Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM), a Turkish Army Aviation Command T129
  • US warns of Assad’s evolving CW munitions

    Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad are developing new munitions to deliver chemical weapons, US officials told journalists on 1 February. The officials said Assad’s forces had continued to make occasional and relatively small-scale use of chemical weapons since the 4
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