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  • Nicaraguan government approves initial 2020 international military deployments, visits

    The Nicaraguan National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) ratified a presidential decree on 12 November that authorises foreign troops entry into the nation throughout the first half of 2020, as well as the departure of Nicaraguan military personnel to take part in exercises and other initiatives abroad.

  • US AFSOC wants to improve dwell times

    Key Points US Air Force Special Operations Command is considering a reorganisation to give operators more time at home This will better prevent burn out and help the command refocus on the high-end fight US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) wants to improve dwell times or give

  • Yemeni rebels seize ships in Red Sea

    The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) announced on 18 November that its coast guard forces had seized three vessels in the Red Sea, the first time it has done this. It identified one as a Saudi ship called Rabigh 3 , which it said had entered Yemeni territorial waters close to the island of

  • Brazilian Army details LMV 4×4 purchase

    Iveco Defence Vehicles has inked a BRL67.8 million (USD 16.2 million) contract with the Brazilian Army for an initial tranche of 32 Light Multirole Vehicle-Brasil (LMV-BR) 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles. Vehicle deliveries, in the multipurpose configuration, from Italy will begin in 2020

  • US sub fleet trains with Peru to improve anti-submarine warfare

    Peruvian diesel-electric submarines participating in the Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) operated by the US Navy (USN) are helping the USN’s undersea force train for subsea and anti-surface warfare. “By having an SSK [diesel-electric submarine] operate and train with us, it

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