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. 

Russia conducts exercise as carrier allegedly to sail to Syria

Russian naval forces have conducted exercises in the Barents Sea amid speculation that their only aircraft carrier could be preparing to travel to Syria.

An Essential Nuclear Alliance: NATO Nuclear Sharing

An Essential Nuclear Alliance: NATO Nuclear Sharing’s Fundamental role in British Security. On the surface, NATO’s Nuclear Sharing arrangements play a negligible role in the nuclear security of the independently nuclear armed United Kingdom. At first glimpse the programme is designed to offer extended deterrence to non-nuclear armed Alliance members, with the UK seemingly able to ensure its own nuclear...

US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin, Raytheon $900m Long Range Stand Off Missile contract

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have received a $900 million contract from the US Air Force to develop and mature technologies for the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile programme.

Russian jet intercepts flight of US bombers over Baltic Sea

A Russian Su-27 intercepted a flight of B-1 and B-52 bombers during exercises taking place over the Baltic Sea.

NATO allies strengthen cooperation in the munitions sector

NATO Allies are increasingly working to share the burden of acquiring expensive defence equipment the alliance says.

‘Proteus’ unmanned submarine successfully completes missions testing

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Proteus, its dual-mode undersea vehicle, successfully completed autonomous contested battlespace missions during the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise.

North Korea has tested a hydrogen bomb

North Korea has announced that it had conducted an underground nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.

UAE combat aircraft missing after mission in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has said that one of its aircraft taking part in a mission against Houthi rebels in Yemen is missing.

The Netherlands and Germany to test joint missile defence

In October the Netherlands and Germany will test joint operations of their Patriot missile defence systems, it has been reported.

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