• Cameroon Air Force develops helicopter night attack capability

    The Cameroon Air Force's (CAF's) 23 Squadron is now capable of conducting night attack operations using its three Harbin Z9WE helicopters. One Z9WE crewmember told IHS Jane's that the capability was operationally tested in late January, when the three Z9WEs were involved in a live firing training

  • IED attack kills two people in Iraq's Baghdad

    TWO civilians were killed and four others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated in the village of al-Karaghul in al-Rashid district south of Iraq's capital Baghdad on 25 May, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed

  • Intensified and localised fighting in east Ukraine likely to be a local separatist initiative to gain new territory

    EVENT On 27 May 2016, Ukraine's army said that its positions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions had been shelled by separatist militants 30 times in the previous 24 hours. The most intense fighting, as in previous weeks, was north of Donetsk, in the vicinity of Avdiivka. An industrial centre of 35,000

  • Pentagon budget 2017: House, Senate at odds over DoD topline

    The four congressional defence committees have now all drafted initial elements of fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) defence legislation, but each has taken a somewhat different approach with the Pentagon's topline budget and these will have to be de-conflicted. In the latest development, the Senate's FY

  • Rocket attacks target southern Israel

    A ROCKET, fired by suspected Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, hit an open area of southern Israel late on 25 May, The Times of Israel and Reuters reported. A second rocket targeting Israel detonated inside the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported. In response, Israeli military forces

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  • Shtora countermeasures seen on Algerian T-90

    A photograph released by Algeria's Ministry of National Defence (MDN) on 26 May confirms it is now operating T-90 tanks with the Shtora countermeasures system. The photograph shows Chief of the National People's Army Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Saleh inspecting the 26th Armoured Regiment during a