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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.

Russian Air Force hits militant target in Syria’s Idlib

Russian news agency TASS reported 13 March that Russian Aerospace Forces had destroyed a weapons depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terror group (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda in Syria) in...

Qatar to order Turkish Altay main battle tanks

Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported 12 March that Turkey and Qatar have signed an agreement for the purchase of Turkey's first domestically produced main battle tank (MBT), the Altay. Vice Chairman of the Turkish Justice...

UK to form new Gurkha battalion in 2019

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced 11 March that the 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles will be established as a Specialised Infantry Battalion, with recruiting to begin in 2019. The 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha...

KONGSBERG awarded Joint Strike Missile contract for Japan’s F-35 fighter aircraft

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) announced on 11 March that the company has entered into a contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of...

BAE Systems offers combat-proven CV90 for LAND 400 Phase 3 bid

BAE Systems confirmed 7 March that it was offering the Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90), a combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), to Australia in response to the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability...

China-Russia jointly developed heavy-lift helicopter to be delivered by 2032

Chinese newspaper Global Times reported 10 March that a joint China-Russia developed 40-tonne heavy-lift helicopter is expected to be delivered by 2032. Speaking at a press conference, Wu Ximing, a Chinese political advisor and chief...

Russia to train 100 Chinese service personnel for operating S-400

Russian news agency TASS reported 5 March that around 100 Chinese military service personnel are due to undergo an instruction course in Russia in March-June for operating the S-400 Triumf (NATO codename: SA-21 Growler)...