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  • Analysis: Syrian rebel video corroborates Iranian UAV strike claims

    ANALYSIS A video released by a Syrian rebel group on 7 February appears to show an Iranian Shahed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carrying a weapon, corroborating early Iranian claims that this type of remotely piloted aircraft is carrying out strikes in Syria. Released by Harakat Fajr al-Sham

  • Bolivian Air Force's transport unit transitioning to commercial operation

    A five-year process to transition the Bolivian Air Force's Transportes Aéreos Militares (TAM) - the 71st Air Group - to a 'civilian airline' is to be complete by 27 March, according to the Bolivian Minister of Public Works. During its expansion and transition, TAM has operated under the air

  • Counter-Islamic State nations approve new military plan and pledge new support

    The majority of the international coalition of 49 nations fighting the Islamic State (IS, or ISIL) have pledged more military assets or auxiliary non-combat measures to defeat the jihadist organisation, said coalition officials after an 11 February meeting of their defence ministers, hosted by NATO

  • India, UAE look to expanded defence industrial links

    India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to expand defence ties and explore opportunities for defence industry collaboration, it was announced 12 February. Following talks in New Delhi between Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin

  • Joint Fires key to countering Russian military

    The Polish Air Force Academy is considering the evolution of its Joint Fires capability as part of a more comprehensive effort to defend the country against Russian incursions similar to those witnessed in Ukraine. Speaking at the Joint Forces Simulation and Training conference in London,

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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,