LANGKAWI/Malaysia (Sputnik) – Russia may create a service centre for the maintenance of Yak-130 light attack aircraft in Malaysia in the event the Southeast Asian country purchases these jets, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) President Yuri Slyusar said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government is discussing cooperating with Sweden-based Ericsson Corporation on developing 5G communications technology as an alternative to China’s Huawei products, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions Ellen Lord said Monday during remarks at a think tank.
The safe zone will be operated by a multinational force in order to separate Turkish and Kurdish forces in Syria.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States military deployed a group of F-15 tactical fighters in Poland for a flying exercise, the Pentagon said on Monday.
The deadly incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning outside the town of Överkalix in Norrbotten County, where international exercises involving 10,000 soldiers are being held.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force is to receive four MQ-9 Reaper drones under a contract with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, approved by the US Department of Defence on 21 March, Dutch aviation magazine Scramble has reported.
Despite the fact that the gaming crowd has demonstrated a capacity for learning, strategic thinking and the ability to visualise, which are all sought-after traits in the increasingly digitised world of military combat, whether these skills are actually compatible with life in the army remains to be seen.
The video shows the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant, which represents a new generation of helicopters, making its first test flight at a Sikorsky facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will conduct an observation flight over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty on March 25-30, a newspaper affiliated with the Russian Defence Ministry reported Monday.
With over 90 percent of the Sunday vote counted, Bangkok’s pro-military Palang Pracharat party has surprised analysts with a strong lead over the Pheu Thai democratic opposition party in Thailand’s general election.
Juan Guaido, the leader of Venezuelan opposition who proclaimed himself an interim president, now claims that the nation’s President Nicolas Maduro is in the final stage of his rule, according to reports.
New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern's reaction to last week's shooting attacks on mosques in Christchurch is inspiring those around the globe to stand against terrorism and indiscriminate gun use.
Earlier, it was reported that a prototype Mi-28NM was deployed to the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria's Latakia province to conduct field testing in high temperature and desert conditions, and to test out a new mobile radar complex.
Within the last 24 hours, Russian fighter jets reacted twice to air manoeuvres of American military aircraft - the measures were taken to prevent the US bombers from flying close to the Russian state border.
Just weeks after the US unilaterally terminated its Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, but promised not to develop new weapons that had been banned by the treaty, the Pentagon has proposed in its 2020 budget several new missile programs.
A number of Mi-8 military transport helicopters also took part in the exercise along with the warplanes.
The Sarmat, a new intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of up to 11,000 km, is a strategic weapon of last resort capable of carrying up to 24 nuclear-armed independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs), and has been touted as Russia's effort to preserve global strategic stability amid US plans to develop advanced missile defences.
This comes a week after Taiwanese Deputy Defence Minister Shen Yi-ming told reporters that his ministry asked Washington to supply an updated version of US-made F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters to Taiwan in order to “demonstrate our determination and ability to defend ourselves”.
The French military began deploying the man-portable weapon in 2017, with plans to equip the French Armed Forces with some 400 launchers and 1,950 missiles by 2025.
Finland's Security Intelligence Service has joined its peers from Norway and Sweden in identifying Russia and China as a main espionage threat.
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