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US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

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DefenceTalkThe US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan’s long war following a historic, three-day ceasefire that led to a major drop […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-troop-pullout-from-afghanistan-ahead-of-schedule-75682/

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Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia, says senator

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DefenceTalkPresident Donald Trump’s administration wants to sell arms to Saudi Arabia again, one year after pushing through a controversial $8.1 billion contract despite congressional opposition, an influential US senator revealed on Wednesday. “The administration is currently trying to sell thousands more precision-guided bombs to the President’s ‘friend,’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” New Jersey […]https://www.defencetalk.com/trump-planning-new-arms-sale-to-saudi-arabia-says-senator-75679/

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US Air Force fails to fix ‘persistent’ racial disparities: watchdog

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DefenceTalkThe US Air Force disciplines black service members twice as much as white ones but has done nothing to remedy the situation since it was brought to light in 2016, according to court documents and a report published Wednesday. The Air Force has the biggest racial disparities among their military justice practices out of all […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-air-force-fails-to-fix-persistent-racial-disparities-watchdog-75676/

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Airbus A400M Achieves Automatic Low-Level Flight Certification

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DefenceTalkThe Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a military transport aircraft. The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low […]https://www.defencetalk.com/airbus-a400m-achieves-automatic-low-level-flight-certification-75685/

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US, Singapore Navies Conduct Joint Exercise in South China Sea

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DefenceTalkSOUTH CHINA SEA: The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigate RSS Steadfast (FFS 70) conducted a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea, May 24-25. The events were an opportunity for Gabrielle Giffords and Steadfast to practice and enhance bilateral interoperability between […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-singapore-navies-conduct-joint-exercise-in-south-china-sea-75672/

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US Space Force to train space professionals in Space Warfighting Disciplines

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DefenceTalkWithout highly trained space professionals, the U.S. Space Force cannot effectively utilize space systems to increase joint force lethality, cannot ensure the safety of the American public, nor can it defend against near-peer adversaries. “Our modern lives depend on our space capabilities, and potential adversaries are actively attempting to exploit the benefits space provides us,” […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-space-force-to-train-space-professionals-in-space-warfighting-disciplines-75668/

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Citadel Defense launches Deepfake AI to prevent drone attacks on military and government assets

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DefenceTalkCitadel Defense, a proven innovator in full spectrum counter drone solutions, has released new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to protect against adversarial spoofing tactics. This capability helps U.S. and allied forces combat growing enemy tactics that attempt to confuse existing security intelligence equipment as electronic warfare escalates. Citadel was the first company to use […]https://www.defencetalk.com/citadel-defense-launches-deepfake-ai-to-prevent-drone-attacks-on-military-and-government-assets-75664/

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Russia begins building first stealth bomber

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DefenceTalkRussia has begun manufacturing the prototype of its first strategic stealth bomber, state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with the modernization of its military. Quoting defence industry sources, TASS said the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was overseeing the project. It said material was being shipped for the project and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-begins-building-first-stealth-bomber-75660/

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Russia Deploys Military Fighter Aircraft to Libya

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DefenceTalkRussia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors, or PMCs, operating on the ground there, U.S. Africa Command officials said. Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC, which is supporting the Libyan National Army’s fight against the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-deploys-military-fighter-aircraft-to-libya-75653/

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China’s FC-31 Stealth Fighter Jet Making New Progress, Photos Show

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DefenceTalkNew photos of a prototype FC-31, China’s second type of stealth fighter jet, have been appearing frequently on Chinese social media since May, years after disappearing from the public eye. Now painted in a silver-gray coating, its development is making smooth progress, experts said on Monday. A new set of photos of what seems to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/chinas-fc-31-stealth-fighter-jet-making-new-progress-photos-show-75648/

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