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Argentina to buy 12 JF-17 Block III fighter jets from Pakistan

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DefenceTalkThe Government of Argentina has officially decided to purchase 12 PAC JF-17 Block III fighters from Pakistan, as a draft bill for the next budget has been presented in Argentina’s Parliament. An Open-Source Intelligence account on Twitter AEROSINT Division PSF reported on Friday that the South American nation will be buying Pakistan’s fighter jets for […]

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France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

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DefenceTalkFrance on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies. President Emmanuel Macron recalled the envoys after Canberra ditched a deal to buy French submarines in favour of US […]

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US DoD: August 29 Strike in Kabul ‘Tragic Mistake,’ Kills 10 Civilians

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DefenceTalkThe strike by a Hellfire missile in Kabul, August 29, which was launched in an effort to kill ISIS-K planners, instead killed 10 civilians, the commander of U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. said. During a briefing today at the Pentagon, McKenzie outlined the findings of an investigation he directed following […]

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Naval power in the Pacific in numbers

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DefenceTalkAustralia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines under a newly announced alliance with the United States and Britain has highlighted regional concerns over China’s growing maritime might in the Pacific. Justifying ditching an earlier deal with France for conventional submarines, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was “not a change of mind, it’s a change […]

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‘Great power rivalry’ fuels Pacific arms race frenzy

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DefenceTalkA quick barrage of missile tests and bumper defence deals in the Pacific have highlighted a regional arms race that is intensifying as the China-US rivalry grows. “There’s a little frenzy in the Indo-Pacific of arming up,” said Yonsei University professor John Delury. “There’s a sense of everyone’s doing it.” Within 24 hours this week, […]

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Saab Receives Orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 and Ammunition

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Carl-Gustaf M4DefenceTalkSaab has received orders for the recoilless rifle Carl-Gustaf® M4 with included ammunition. The combined order value is approximately 900 million SEK and deliveries will take place in 2022. The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information regarding the customer will not be announced. “We are proud […]

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China and Russia-led bloc backs Iran’s future membership

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DefenceTalkDushanbe, Tajikistan: Members of the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Friday endorsed Iran’s future membership of the bloc that already includes South Asian rivals India and Pakistan. The move comes as Moscow and Beijing have moved to assert themselves as key players in the region, after the United States’ hasty retreat from Afghanistan […]

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France deplores ‘stab in the back’ by Australia over submarines

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DefenceTalkFrance expressed fury Thursday over Australia’s surprise decision to scrap a huge submarines deal in favor of nuclear-powered subs from the US, slamming the move as a breach of trust. “It’s really a stab in the back. We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has been betrayed,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le […]

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China condemns Australia-US nuclear submarine deal

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DefenceTalkBeijing on Thursday slammed a new US alliance with Australia and Britain, under which Canberra will acquire nuclear submarine technology, as an “extremely irresponsible” threat to regional stability. The agreement “seriously undermines regional peace and stability and intensifies the arms race”, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular press briefing. The Western allies […]

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Australia to get nuclear submarines in new US, British partnership

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DefenceTalkThe United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of a rising China, with Canberra to get a nuclear submarine fleet and American cruise missiles. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his British counterpart Boris Johnson did not mention China in unveiling […]

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