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  • IAF to bolster base security in aftermath of Pathankot attack

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to upgrade security measures at 54 of its bases at a cost of about INR80 billion (USD1.23 billion) following the 1 January attack by gunmen on an airfield in northern India in which seven soldiers died. It proposes to equip the bases with 'smart' fencing, vibration

  • New submarine basing facilities to be completed by 2016, says Indonesian commander

    Key Points The submarine facility at Palu naval base (host of the Indonesian Navy's new boats) will be completed in 2016, according to a senior naval official Confirmation comes amid concerns the facility would not be completed in time for first-of-class delivery Submarine basing facilities at

  • Spaceshot: Novorossiysk naval base 44.718473 N 037.828650 E

    Key Points The presence of a 'Kilo'-class SSK at Novorossiysk indicates that new submarine berths are now operational Novorossiysk represents a possible transfer point for arms and materiel shipped to Syria Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery captured on 17 and 23 December 2015 shows a

  • UPDATE: More Iraqi F-16s arrive in country

    The Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 2 February that a new batch of Lockheed Martin F-16 multirole fighters had arrived in the country. It later released a video confirming that two single-seat F-16C aircraft (1612 and 1614) had landed at Balad Air Base. The first four of the 36 F-16s

  • More Iraqi F-16s arrive in country

    The Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced on 2 February that a new batch of F-16 fighters had arrived in the country. It did not say how many were in the batch. The unofficial, but clearly well-connected Iraqi Air Force Facebook page said two had arrived at Balad Air Base. It added that another batch

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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,
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