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  • US Army vows to maintain funding for modernisation programmes

    US Army leaders are proposing additional cuts to legacy weapons programmes in the forthcoming fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget request to pay for new weapons but funding challenges could be on the horizon, according to Lieutenant General James Pasquarette, the deputy chief of staff in charge of

  • USAF B-2s form strike packages with F-15Cs and RAF F-35s

    US Air Force B-2 bombers deployed to Europe have been operating together with F-15C combat aircraft and UK Royal Air Force (RAF) F-35B Joint Strike Fighters, the deputy commander of US Air Forces Europe and Africa has said. Lieutenant General Steven Basham stressed during a phone-in roundtable with

  • UK Chief of Defence Intelligence looks to OSINT

    Publicly available data will be the backbone of the UK military’s situational awareness in future conflicts and crises, according to the country’s Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Lieutenant-General James Hockenhull. Speaking at a briefing at the Defence & Security Equipment

  • USFK says it is committed to returning military bases to South Korea

    US Forces Korea (USFK) has announced that it is committed to returning US military installations to the South Korean government “as expeditiously as possible” amid Seoul’s push for an early return of more than two dozen US bases in the Northeast Asian country. USFK said in a

  • Philippines flexes amphibious capabilities at country’s first joint military exercise

    Key Points The Philippines has received all amphibious vehicles it ordered from South Korea, and is now putting the equipment through its paces at a joint exercise These drills will be used to further refine the Philippine Marine Corps’ amphibious assault doctrines and procedures The

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather