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  • Indian Army exercises with African states to counter China’s influence

    The Indian Army launched a 10-day training exercise with 17 African states on 18 March in a bid to expand its military and strategic reach across Africa. Officials said the inaugural ‘Africa-India Filed Training Exercise - 2019’ (‘AFINDEX-19’), which was conducted at Pune,

  • Indian Navy deployed principal assets during recent stand-off with Pakistan

    The Indian Navy (IN) deployed its principal assets, including nuclear submarines and its sole aircraft carrier, to the northern Arabian Sea during its recent military stand-off with Pakistan to deter Islamabad from executing any ‘misadventure in the maritime domain'. “The major combat

  • RUAG unbundling plans take shape

    The Swiss government has crystallised its plans for the future of defence firm RUAG, following a meeting of the country’s Federal Council. Under plans submitted by RUAG and approved by the government, RUAG Holdings will be split into two organisations: MRO Switzerland and RUAG International.

  • South Korea outlines technology initiatives

    South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced a series of initiatives to support the introduction of next-generation military technologies to boost the capabilities of the both country’s armed forces and its national defence industry. The MND said on 18 March that the

  • Turkey carries out vertical test fire of Hisar-A SAM

    Turkey has successfully vertically test fired missiles for the locally developed short-range Hisar-A surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the Presidency of the Turkish Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 20 March. “Hisar-A, during its first vertical firing test from a missile launching

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  • Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

    Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was handed over during a formal delivery ceremony at Boeing’s Mesa production
  • UK cancels ASDOT aggressor programme

    The UK has cancelled its effort to provide air combat training for its pilots using private contractors, with a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson telling Jane’s that it is re-examining its options. The decision to cancel the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) project,
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was