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China Delivers Armed Drones, Missiles to Serbia, First Deal to Europe

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSerbia has reportedly taken delivery of a batch of CH-92A armed reconnaissance drones plus missiles recently, the first time China has exported military-use aviation equipment to a European country and a milestone for Chinese arms firms in the European market, analysts said on Monday. The drones are expected to become some of the most advanced […]https://www.defencetalk.com/china-delivers-armed-drones-missiles-to-serbia-first-deal-to-europe-75872/

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UK set to resume Saudi arms sales despite Yemen concerns

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkBritain said on Tuesday it would resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, halted last year after a UK court ruling over the Gulf kingdom’s bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen. Weapons exports were stopped in June 2019 after the Court of Appeal ordered the government to clarify how it assesses whether their use in Yemen’s civil […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uk-set-to-resume-saudi-arms-sales-despite-yemen-concerns-75868/

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China signs UN arms trade treaty

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkChina signed a global pact Monday to regulate arms sales that has been rejected by the United States, the Asian power’s UN ambassador said. The Communist Party leadership’s top legislative body voted in late June to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty, designed to control the flow of weapons into conflict zones. The signing demonstrates […]https://www.defencetalk.com/china-signs-un-arms-trade-treaty-75856/

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Chinese threats, weaker US alliance spur Australian military overhaul

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAustralia has unveiled plans to dramatically tool-up its military as threats from China mount, but some see collapsing trust in the United States alliance as an underlying motivation. On paper, Australia’s landmark defence review released Wednesday was all about a middle-ranking military power looking north at an increasingly belligerent emerging superpower and deciding it was […]https://www.defencetalk.com/chinese-threats-weaker-us-alliance-spur-australian-military-overhaul-75824/

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Turkey Lifts Veto On NATO Defence Plan For Poland, Baltics

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe NATO Western military alliance on Tuesday approved a new defence plan for Poland and the Baltic states after the allies reached a compromise with Turkey which had been vetoing it, officials said. The deal marked a breakthrough after months of talks over Turkey’s demand to receive more support in its fight against a Kurdish […]https://www.defencetalk.com/turkey-lifts-veto-on-nato-defence-plan-for-poland-baltics-75788/

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Pentagon to give Trump options to reduce troops in Germany

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkDefense Secretary Mark Esper will present President Donald Trump with a series of options Monday to withdraw thousands of US troops from Germany, with many moving to eastern Europe, the Pentagon said Saturday. “Secretary Esper met with President Trump on Wednesday to discuss our presence in Europe,” said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. “On Monday the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pentagon-to-give-trump-options-to-reduce-troops-in-germany-75776/

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Australian intelligence raids target lawmaker over China links

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAustralia’s spy agency and police raided a lawmaker’s home Friday as they probed alleged Chinese influence operations and Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned the country would not tolerate foreign political interference. The developments added to months of escalating tensions between the two nations, partly driven by Australia accusing China of economic ‘coercion’ and raising concerns […]https://www.defencetalk.com/australian-intelligence-raids-target-lawmaker-over-china-links-75772/

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Pentagon lists firms it says are backed by Chinese military

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe Pentagon has published a list of 20 Chinese companies it says are backed by the military, in the latest instance of a running tit-for-tat economic battle between Washington and Beijing. Telecom giant Huawei — which has been dogged by allegations of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts — and video surveillance […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pentagon-lists-firms-it-says-are-backed-by-chinese-military-75769/

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US could extend Russia arms treaty with conditions

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States could be willing to extend its last remaining major nuclear weapons treaty with Russia but only under strict conditions, a senior official said Wednesday. The US and Russia held talks on the New START accord, which limits their nuclear warheads but expires in February 2021, in Vienna on Monday amid a row […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-could-extend-russia-arms-treaty-with-conditions-75759/

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Pentagon resumes military aid to Ukraine

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe US Defense Department announced Thursday it was resuming military assistance to Ukraine after a freeze forced by the scandal at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. The Pentagon said $250 million will be released to assist with Ukraine’s defensive capabilities, air and sea surveillance, communication and cyberdefense, the latter “to counter Russian cyber […]https://www.defencetalk.com/pentagon-resumes-military-aid-to-ukraine-75734/

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