• 'Coalition of the willing' goes into action in Iraq

    Key Points USAF aircraft are expanding the scope of their sorties against the IS in Iraq A 'coalition of the willing' has been formed to counter the IS following a meeting of 30 foreign ministers in Paris on 15 September As US strike aircraft stepped up the range and scope of their offensive

  • AAD: Paramount confident of AHRLAC sales

    Load pic Barcode: 1621290 Caption: AHRLAC made its first public flight when it flew into Waterkloof Airbase during AAD and was then on static display for the rest of the show. Credit: IHS/Patrick Allen The Paramount Group is confident that, despite a challenging market, customers will be queuing up

  • NATO shelves plans to procure additional SAC aircraft

    Plans to increase the size of NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) fleet of three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft have been shelved due to a lack of demand, a programme official said on 17 September. Speaking at the IQPC Military Airlift 2014 conference in London, an official

  • Europe to launch advanced air transport training course

    The European Defence Agency (EDA) is to launch a new training programme for fixed-wing transport crews that is geared at improving airlift tactics and enhancing interoperability among member nations, it announced on 17 September. The European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course (EAATTC)

  • Ambush indicates local FARC-BACRIM alliance raises crime, extortion, and kidnap risks in Colombia's Urabá region

    EVENT Seven police officers were killed in an ambush using explosives and long-range firearms between the towns of Montelibano and Puerto Libertador in the Urabá region of Colombia's northern department of Córdoba on 16 September. The Ministry of Defence attributed the attack to the 58th

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  • IDF preparing to defend against Hizbullah ground offensive

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are restructuring their defences along the Lebanese border after recent intelligence evaluations indicated that the militant Shia group Hizbullah is planning to send hundreds of well-armed fighters into northern Israel in any future conflict. The central pillar of
  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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