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  • As PESCO projects grow, the real challenge emerges: co-ordinated defence planning

    Key Points MoDs within the EU need to embed cross-border co-ordination within their PESCO projects, an IRIS conference in Brussels has heard Failure to do this could adversely affect the results of PESCO initiatives As the pace of the EU’s Permanent Structured Co-operation (PESCO) and

  • Erdogan announces Turkey will co-produce S-500s with Russia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on 18 May at a youth rally in Istanbul the future joint production with Russia of the S-500 Prometey (‘Prometheus’)/55R6M Triumfator-M (‘Triumphant-M’) fifth-generation air defence system, the state-funded Anadolu Press

  • Five companies competing for contract to up-gun US Army Strykers

    The US Army is moving out with plans to field its first brigade of up-gunned Strykers in 2022, and has selected five companies to participate in a design integration study. On 22 May, the service announced it was kicking off its two-phased plan by awarding a handful of companies – General

  • Milestones: India’s Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS)

    Latest developments India’s Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) is an automated air-defence command-and-control (C2) centre designed for controlling and monitoring Indian Air Force (IAF) operations throughout the country. To achieve this the Indian government approved funding of

  • Ukrainian army forms its first Jager brigade

    Ukraine has formed its first Jager infantry brigade to operate in heavily wooded regions on the East European country’s northern borders with Russia and Belarus. The conversion of the 61st Separate Infantry Brigade from the Ukrainian Army Reserve command into its new role was announced on the

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