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Neil Ritchie

Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

NATO air forces participate in RAF-led exercise Cobra Warrior

NATO air forces took part in the RAF-led biannual exercise Cobra Warrior, designed to exercise participants in high-intensity large force tactical training. Running from 5 to 23 September Cobra Warrior was controlled by directing staff...

Estonia begins snap military readiness exercise

Estonia has begun a snap readiness exercise to practice the functioning of the reserve army which will take place from 22 to 28 September. It comes a day after Russia announced that it was mobilising...

Russia transfers paratroopers from Syria to Ukraine

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on 20 September that the Russian military leadership has decided to withdraw units of the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment from Syria and move them...

Lithuania puts Rapid Reaction Force on high alert following Russian mobilisation

Lithuania has raised the level of alertness of its Rapid Reaction Force in response to the partial mobilisation in Russia, Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas said on 21 September. Writing on Facebook Anušauskas stated, "Since...

Switzerland joins F-35 programme

Swiss National Armaments Director Martin Sonderegger and the Swiss F-35A Program Manager Darko Savic signed a procurement contract on 19 September for the delivery of 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter aircraft. The deal is valued at...

Estonia to procure Polish PIORUN MANPADS

The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment has signed an agreement with Polish defence company Mesko for the procurement of the PIORUN short-range man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS). The deal will see Estonia receive 100 launchers...

U.S. Army awards Javelin replacement contract

The U.S. Army has awarded a production contract to the Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) between Raytheon Missiles and Defense and Lockheed Martin for the delivery of more than 1,800 Javelins. This delivery will serve as...

Poland selects AH-64E Apache

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced on 8 September that Poland has selected Boeing's AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter for its new attack helicopter fleet. The Government of Poland plans to acquire a total of...