The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced on 21 January that it had received direct notification from the Russian Navy that the service intends to carry out live artillery and missile firing to the southwest of Ireland at the beginning of February.
“There will be a need to issue a notice to commercial pilots to warn them of this issue and there will be a closure of airspace,” it stated.
The US government has imposed sanctions on subsidiaries operated by three of China's biggest defence-technology firms.
The State Department said on 21 January that the sanctions, which run for two years, are a response to the subsidiaries' “missile technology proliferation activities”.
The restrictions are imposed on the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's (CASC's) First Academy and its sub-units; China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation's (CASIC's) Fourth Academy and its sub-units; and Poly Technologies Incorporated (PTI) and its sub-units.
Defence forces from Australia, New Zealand, and Japan increase Tonga relief efforts
21 January 2022
by Jon Grevatt
Australian Army's Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon vehicles are parked at the Port of Brisbane, ready to be loaded onto HMAS
before departure on Operation ‘Tonga Assist 2022'.
(Commonwealth of Australia)
Australia, New Zealand, and Japan have ramped up defence-force operations to support Tonga, which was hit by a devastating tsunami caused by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano on 15 January.
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