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  • ASEAN pushes for code of conduct in South China Sea

    Key Points ASEAN has expressed concerns over China's reclamation works in disputed territories in the South China Sea The statement represents the regional body's most concerted call for a resolution Foreign ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed concern

  • Data on Afghan forces' progress to become classified

    Key Points Information regarding ANSF strength, attrition, equipment, personnel sustainment, infrastructure, and training is to now be classified NATO and coalition funding and efforts to train, equip, and sustain the ANSF will become opaque after years of transparency NATO's mission in

  • AFRICOM chief sees Africa as more welcoming, interested in collaboration

    Local governments and agencies are becoming less suspicious of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) - which suffered a difficult start - and are using the command's support to build military 'enablers', according to its top general. "I don't see that information [regarding local suspicion] nearly as

  • Israeli battalions to get larger fire control teams

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has begun a programme to provide all its combat infantry battalions with an Artillery Corps firepower team tasked with co-ordinating multiple sources of fire on the battlefield. Currently, infantry battalions have one artillery liaison officer whose mission is to

  • Pakistani-Afghan defence ties deepen

    Key Points Relations between the Afghan and Pakistani militaries have deepened in the wake of the 16 December Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar The two militaries had previously eyed each other with suspicion amid Afghan claims that Pakistan was doing little to close down Taliban havens on

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  • Russian bombers fly more long-range 'patrols'

    The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) has conducted a series of 'long-range aviation patrols' with its Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear' strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean and Norwegian Sea in the west and the Barents Sea in the east, state media announced on 29 January. The flights were
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget


  • Indonesian Railways (Persero)

    PT Kereta Api Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan, 1, Bandung 40117, Java Tel: (+62 22) 423 00 31 Fax: (+62 22) 420 33 42 e-mail: Web: Key personnel Gauge (mm) Route length (km) Electrification (route-km) Voltage Hz AC/DC 1,067 8,159 N/A N/A N/A

  • Philippine Army mortars

    Development Although reportedly produced at one time these mortars are no longer in service or manufactured. Description The Philippine Army is equipped with two mortars of local design and manufacture. The M75 60 mm uses a tripod and a thick-gauge circular, stamped and welded baseplate. It is

  • M29 and M29A1 81 mm mortar

    Development This 81 mm mortar was introduced in 1952 as a replacement for the Brandt-copy M1. It was originally given the service designation M29 and a development designation of T106. The baseplate M3 was developed by the Canadian Armaments Research and Development Establishment (now DRDC

  • OFB E1 120 mm mortar

    Development The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), formerly Indian Ordnance Factories (IOF), 120 mm E1 mortar was designed to provide heavy and sustained firepower in all phases of battle in various types of terrain. It can provide support to amphibious forces immediately upon landing and can be