British troops in Iraq to rise to over 600 as UK ‘steps up commitment’ against Islamic State


British troop numbers in Iraq are set to rise with the deployment of additional troops to the country, the MoD have announced.

Elbit Systems introduce SkyStriker, a new loitering munition

Elbit Systems has launched SkyStriker – a remotely operated electro-optical, precise guided Loitering Munition designed to seek, locate and engage various targets at the tactical level.

US Navy patrol ships fire Griffin missiles in Persian Gulf

Five US Navy coastal patrol ships assigned to conducted a proficiency fire test of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems in the Persian Gulf.

Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar

Iraqi security forces have begun their offensive to liberate the city of Tal Afar from Islamic State, officials said today.

Operation Inherent Resolve officials provide details of latest strikes against Islamic State

US, British and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State last week, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 32 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Iranian Drone Interferes With USS Nimitz Flight Operations

An F/A-18 from the USS Nimitz had a run in with an Iranian drone according to officials.

Coalition forces continue to ‘degrade Islamic State combat ability’ say officials

Coalition airstrikes continue to target and kill Islamic State leaders and fighters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said today.

Iraq requests support from the US for naval vessels and a ship repair facility

The US State Department has approved provision of technical support for U. origin Navy vessels and a ship repair facility for Iraq. 

Qatar purchases warships from Italy in $5.9 billion deal

Qatar has announced a $5.9 billion deal for seven warships from Italy.

US ship fires warning shots at Iranian naval vessel

The Iranian vessel approached within 150 yards of the coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt and did not respond to attempts to establish communications, officials said.



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