Iran to Produce Drone In Tajikistan

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Iran said on Tuesday that it would produce its Ababil 2 drone at a facility newly established in Tajikistan. Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Defense Minister of Tajikistan Sherali Miroz inaugurated the …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Redeploys Troops to Somalia to Fight al-Shabab Extremists

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United States President Joe Biden has approved a request from the Pentagon to send hundreds of troops back to Somalia to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab. The move reverses a decision by former President Donald Trump to withdraw …

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Finland, Sweden Confirm Plans to Join NATO

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Finland and Sweden formally announced their plans to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto confirmed at a press conference that his country will apply for NATO …

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Turkey and Kazakhstan to Jointly Produce Drone

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The governments of Turkey and Kazakhstan have agreed to jointly produce the new ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone in a facility to be established in Kazakhstan. “We have signed an agreement with the state-owned Kazakhstan Engineering on Technology Transfer …

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Iraq Signs Contracts With US and France To Import Advanced Weapons

The Defense Ministry of Iraq said it has signed contracts with the US and France to import advanced weapons to strengthen its defense capabilities and system. According to senior military commander Major General Abd Al-Ardawi, the agreements included the supply …

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier Leads Strike Group in Western Pacific on Routine Strike Group

CEphoto; Uwe AranasCNS Liaoning (CV-16) - CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

A Chinese eight-ship carrier group was dispatched into the Pacific Ocean via transit of the Miyako Strait in Japan on Monday. “This is a routine training organized by the Chinese navy according to the annual work plan, aiming to improve …

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Russia Warns NATO of Risk of Nuclear War

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused NATO of engaging in a proxy battle against Moscow by arming Ukraine with weapons, warning that this creates a serious risk of nuclear war. Lavrov said in a televised interview that the risk of …

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Israel Says It Successfully Tests New “Iron Beam” Laser Missile Defense System

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Israel successfully tested its new “Iron Beam” laser missile defense system which can intercept any kind of aerial object starting from missiles, rockets, and even drones. Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the laser system would be established around …

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US Approves $73 Million Foreign Military Sale to Argentina

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The US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of T-6 Aircraft Sustainment and related equipment to the Government of Argentina for an estimated cost of $73 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) submitted the required certification to …

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Finland, Sweden Reportedly Poised to Join NATO By Summer

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Finland and Sweden could soon join NATO as early as summer, a move that officials call a “massive strategic blunder” for Russia. U.S. officials told The Times that NATO membership for the two Nordic countries was “a topic of conversation …

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