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  • Bolivia establishes new air defence command

    Bolivia officially established its new Airspace Security and Defence Command with the swearing in of Air Force General Melvin Arteaga Aguada as the organisation's commander on 17 October, according to a Bolivian Ministry of Defence (MoD) statement. The command was stood up to enforce Bolivia's

  • IDF expands Kfir brigade's role

    The 900th Kfir Brigade has recently been reassigned from the 162nd Armoured Division to the 340th Division: a move that will see the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF's) youngest formation shift away from territorial security activities to become an all-purpose, multi-arena brigade. The infantry brigade

  • Finnish government considers political response to Russian Baltic naval activity

    Russian warships are understood to have twice recently come close to a Finnish marine research ship operating in the Baltic Sea. The research vessel Aranda was understood to be in international waters during the incidents, which have prompted senior Finnish officials to consider making a political

  • Pentagon: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' costing about $7.6m daily

    The US-led effort to fight the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Afghanistan has been costing about USD7.6 million per day since airstrikes began on 8 August, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. He noted that the mission "changes every day" and can include many

  • Sweden conducts major search for suspected Russian mini-sub

    On 17 October Swedish authorities began a sudden and significant search operation in the Stockholm Archipelago involving minesweepers, patrol craft and Visby-class stealth corvettes, along with maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters. Commander Jonas Wikstroem of the Swedish Navy disclosed to

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