MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers carried out on Monday a 9-hour patrol flight over the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
New Delhi (Sputnik) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa was addressing army troops during his visit to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Bagh sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on the occasion of the Eid ul Adha festival.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Bulgarian Defence Ministry has transferred $1.2 billion to the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) under government procurement contracts to purchase eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft as well as related equipment, Bulgarian media reported, citing the Defence Ministry.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The South Korean Armed Forces are capable of countering the short-range missiles that are now being tested by North Korea, a spokesperson for the South Korean presidential administration said on Monday.
US Ambassador Richard Grenell’s renewed criticism of Berlin’s failure to spend more on defence and praising an idea to withdraw American troops from Germany has prompted a backlash in one of Washington’s key allies in Europe. The head of the left-wing party Die Linke’s parliamentary group has welcomed this idea.
The UK Armed Forces have maintained a presence in Germany since the end of World War II, but as far back as 2010 then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the early withdrawal of all British troops from Germany by 2020.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will receive elements of the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in August-September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The tradition of exchanging sweets between Pakistani Rangers and India’s Border Security Force during Eid has become the latest remnant of diplomacy to suffer as a result of the ongoing diplomatic row over Kashmir.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - State tests of Russia's advanced Su-57 fifth-generation fighters will be completed this year, while trials of MiG-35 fighters are planned to be finalized by the end of 2021, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Lt. Gen. Sergei Dronov said.
Squads of African soldiers goose-stepped toward the rostrum, swinging their arms widely and shouting loudly in accented Chinese "Yi! [One!] Er! [Two!]," in response to their commander shouting in Chinese "Eyes right!"
Two high-altitude MiG-31K fighters armed with "Kinzhal" (Dagger) missiles took part in the air show held at the Dubrovichi training ground on Saturday, debuting the hypersonic system.
After the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the Royal Netherlands Air Force sent F-16s to the Baltic States as part of a NATO mission. In 2017, a new report suggests, the girlfriends and wives of Dutch pilots serving there started getting calls from strangers asking what they thought of their beloved’s job.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a letter expressed his readiness to start negotiations with Washington as soon as US-South Korea joint drills were over.
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has resumed criticising Berlin for failing to meet the NATO voluntary goal of 2% GDP spending on its military forces. He praised Donald Trump’s idea to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland and insisted that it was time for Berlin to "pay for its own defence”.
The US decision to build a maritime coalition to patrol the key sea route across the Strait of Hormuz has prompted outrage in Tehran, predicting it will result in more instability in the region. Tensions over the issue further escalated after reports of Israeli involvement in the matter, deemed a "clear threat” by the Islamic Republic.
With Eurofighter’s final Typhoon fighter jet for the British Royal Air Force already off the assembly line, the service is preparing a host of new upgrades for its 116-strong Typhoon fleet, including better engines, radar and passive sensors.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania, which the military alliance said was purely defensive in nature.
Israeli media reported earlier this week that Foreign Minister Israel Katz had agreed to sign up for the US-led maritime coalition against Iran in the Persian Gulf.
The huge joint drills are scheduled for December 2019, with at least 300 Russian troops joining the Indian Army in their operations across the South Asian country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UK Royal Air Force (RAF) jets were scrambled from two locations twice on Thursday to monitor Russian aircraft approaching the United Kingdom’s "area of interest," the UK Defence Ministry said.