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US intel report confirms Yemeni UAV threat to UAE

The Worldwide Threat Assessment released by US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats on 29 January stated that Yemeni rebels have Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that threaten the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Iran...

South Korea receives first A330 MRTT aircraft

South Korea has received the first of four Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft it ordered in 2015, the manufacturer announced on 30 January. The aircraft was procured...

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Shanahan: Future U.S. Space Command Leader Being Vetted

The Defense Department has identified a potential leader for the new U.S. Space Command and is currently moving the candidate through the vetting process, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Jan. 29 at...

Egypt denies report of Rafale fighter aircraft crash

Egyptian military officials have denied some Russian media claim that Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft crashed. On 29 January, some Russian media claimed, with reference to Egypt source, that a Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft of...

U.S. Navy orders 4,000+ laser guided training rounds

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced on 28 January, that the U.S. Navy ordered almost 4000 Laser Guided Training Rounds BDU-59B/B. According to a statement, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is awarded...

Boeing awards $56M for T-45 aircraft support

Boeing has been awarded a $56,7 million contract for support of the T-45 aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the contract, for support of repairs, parts and engineering...

Brazilian ships to switch command of UNIFIL MTF

The Brazilian Navy Niterói-class frigate Liberal (F 43) will hand over the UN Interim Force in Lebanon Maritime Task Force (UNIFIL MTF) peacekeeping mission flagship role to Niterói-class ship União (F 45) on 15...

Poland orders four Sikorsky S-70i helicopters

Poland signed a PLN683 million (USD182 million) contract with Lockheed Martin’s Polish subsidiary Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze (PZL) Mielec on 25 January for four Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for special forces. “The helicopter includes...

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