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Czech Air Force to protect Slovak skies amid MiG transfer to Ukraine

A deployment of Czech Air Force fighter aircraft will be approved to guard the airspace of fellow NATO member Slovakia, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on 3 July. “We will help Slovakia until it...

US Army equips Strykers with Javelin

The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 4th Infantry Division fired a FGM-148 Javelin from a Stryker 8 x 8 wheeled Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) for the first time using the Common Remotely Operated...

Moskva hit by two Neptune missiles

The Pentagon has said that the sunken Russian warship Moskva was hit by two Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles. The 12,000-ton Slava-class guided-missile cruiser Moskva was the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. A senior US...

Russian Black Sea flagship Moskva sunk

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 14 April that the guided-missile cruiser Moskva has sunk following an internal explosion. The MoD claims the vessel had been severely damaged due to an ammunition...

Russian cruiser Moskva severely damaged in Black Sea

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 14 April that the guided-missile cruiser Moskva had been severely damaged when ammunition exploded on board. They also stated that the crew were forced to evacuate...

Poland signs contract for 250 M1A2 Abrams

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has signed a contract with U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski to buy 250 M1A2 SEPv3 main battle tanks (MBT), ammunition, support and recovery vehicles, GPS receivers, and other...

Russian Su-35S downed over Ukraine

Images of a downed Russian Sukhoi Su-35S (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) were posted on social media accounts on 3 April. The aircraft went down near the city of Izium in Kharkiv Oblast, eastern Ukraine. Operated by...

Starstreak shoots down Russian helicopter in Ukraine

Ukrainian forces using the UK-supplied Starstreak short-range surface-to-air missile system have reportedly shot down a Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter less than a week after the system became operational in Ukraine. The Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter...