German Air Force ‘In dire straits’ says Chief of Staff

Germany’s air force is in dire straits and funds are urgently needed to modernise its weaponry and systems, the air force chief of staff said according to local reports.

France brings back national service

The objective of the service is to "promote engagement of young people in the nation’s life, to value citizenship and reinforce social cohesion".

Joint Expeditionary Force Memorandum of Understanding signed

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today signed the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding alongside counterparts from the eight partner nations, say the MoD.

Australia to purchase Triton unmanned maritime patrol aircraft

The Australian Department of Defence­ has officially announced its plan to purchase Triton aircraft.

19 NATO Allies and partners wrap up exercise Saber Strike 2018

Saber Strike 2018, a major US-led multinational exercise, wrapped up in Poland, with a live-fire demonstration involving Polish F-16s and MI-24 attack helicopters.

New NATO project to help with real-time detection of explosives in public transport

A new NATO project, EXTRAS, led by research institutions in Italy and Serbia, will make it possible to detect explosives and prevent terrorist attacks on public transport.

Less than a third of German military assets are operational says report

The vast majority of major weapons systems in the German military are unavailable for training exercises or deployment, according to a new German Defence Ministry report.

Coalition kills Islamic State leader, continues progress in Iraq, Syria

The coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq are continuing to make progress in defeating Islamic State, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today.

$1.4m Islamic State drug cache seized and destroyed in southern Syria

Coalition-supported forces destroyed a large cache of Islamic State narcotic drugs this month.

Operation Roundup hits Islamic State remnants in Iraq, Syria

Coalition partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June, say officials.

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