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  • Argentina tests new Aucán UAV prototypes

    The Argentine Air Force on 24 October tested its Aucán unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Chamical Air Base, in La Rioja province, according to the Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD). The project is being developed by air force's Research and Development General Direction (Dirección

  • First-ever UK-Japan fighter exercise kicks off

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) began their first-ever joint fighter exercise on 23 October, according to the UK Ministry of Defence. Four RAF Eurofighter Typhoons, which had arrived a day earlier at the JSDAF's Misawa Air Base, are participating in the

  • Japan extends peacekeeping mission to South Sudan

    The Japanese government announced on 25 October that the deployment of Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel to a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan will be extended by five months. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the deployment, which was due to

  • Japanese troops to wear helmet cameras on missions

    To ensure they follow operational protocol, members of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) will be required to use helmet-mounted cameras when they deploy on missions, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported on 22 October. Japanese troops are expected to be despatched as United Nations

  • NATO member commanders outline cyber priorities

    Senior military commanders from across NATO have described the practical challenges and opportunities facing the armed forces as developments in cyberspace continue to advance across the contemporary operating environment. Speaking at RUSI's Second International Cyber Symposium in London, cyber

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