First-ever ‘Desert Observer’ exercise between US Army, Kuwait

Soldiers from the US 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Kuwaiti military forces conducted the first-ever Desert Observer exercise near Udairi Range in northern Kuwait.

US sending 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that the US is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there.

UK and Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

The governments of the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia have announced a new Military and Security Cooperation Agreement, signed in Jeddah by the Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and the Saudi Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman.

Bahrain plans $4bn F-16V Viper purchase

The US government has agreed to a potential sale worth nearly $4 billion of the latest F-16V fighter jet variant to Bahrain, the State Department announced.
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British troops in Iraq to rise to over 600 as UK ‘steps up commitment’...

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.

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