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Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

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Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on Wednesday (Oct 9), with intensive bombardment paving the way for a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along […]

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US F-16 fighter jet crashes in Germany with pilot taken to hospital

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An American F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday near the city of Trier in western Germany, the German air force told AFP, with the pilot surviving after using the ejector seat. After multiple emergency calls around 3:15 pm local time, emergency services reached the scene near the village of Zemmer, police said in a statement. The […]

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests AQS-24 Deep Tow

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Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully operated the AQS-24 minehunting sonar at depths greater than 400 feet during system testing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Embarked on the M/V Richard Becker, the Northrop Grumman test team demonstrated reliable AQS-24 system operations with excellent sonar performance at all tested depths, while using the system to classify […]

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Germany’s Arms Export Approvals Headed for Record High

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German arms exports could be on track to reach record levels this year, with the government approving sales to the tune of €6.35 billion ($6.8 billion) to the end of last month, the Economy Ministry said on Monday. The figure, provided in a ministry response to a question by the Green party, amounts to a […]

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Indian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Rafale Fighter

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France: Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale final assembly facility. The event was placed under the high patronage of the Honourable Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence of India and the Honourable Ms. Florence Parly, Minister […]

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Ahead of talks, North Korea says fired ‘new’ sub-launched missile

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Seoul: North Korea successfully test-fired a “new-type” of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported Thursday, after Washington voiced alarm at the move just days before the planned resumption of stalled nuclear talks. Nuclear-armed Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners, analysts say, and may believe […]

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Pentagon: U.S. Competition with China Ongoing Challenge

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The U.S. competition with China is the ongoing challenge of this generation, Randall Schriver said at a Brookings Institution event in Washington. Schriver, the assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs, spoke as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated 70 years of rule in the world’s most populous nation. He said the United States military must […]

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Korea Kicks Off Multi-Role Stealth Fighter Jet Program

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The biggest homegrown weapons development project in Korean history is about to take off as Seoul begins production for its new cutting-edge, multi-role fighter jets known as the KFX. The design for the KFX, which stands for Korean Fighter Experimental, is the result of almost two decades of planning that cost the government approximately 8.6 […]

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US, Saudi Arabia discuss maritime defence after oil facility attacks

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A US navy official visited Saudi Arabia to discuss maritime defence coordination following last month’s twin attacks on key oil facilities in the kingdom. Riyadh joined a US-led force to protect Gulf shipping as tensions with Iran soared after the September 14 attacks that temporarily knocked out half of the OPEC giant’s production. “The visit […]

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North Korea launches missiles ahead of nuclear talks

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Seoul: North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Wednesday, a day after Washington and Pyongyang announced they would resume stalled nuclear talks later this week. One of the projectiles fell into waters within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, Tokyo said, and although the type of weapon was not clear, previous tests have been identified […]

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