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Sweden launches military exercises due to deteriorating security environment

With a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic Sea region and a challenging global security environment, the Swedish Armed Forces announced 24 August that they have launched readiness exercises, stepped up maritime...
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Venezuela puts S-300 on operational readiness, Russian troops arrive amid regional tension

Israel-based Image Sat International (ISI) reported 24 March that the Venezuelan military has deployed more S-300VM 'Antey-2500' (NATO reporting name: SA-23 GladiatorGiant) air defence systems and placed them on operational readiness at...
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Winter warfare capabilities tested in Swedish exercise Northern Wind

Exercise Northern Wind 19 is currently being conducted in northeastern Sweden with the aim of testing winter warfare capabilities and also to enhance Sweden's capability to conduct combat operations at brigade level...

UK armed forces gearing up for possible no-deal Brexit

As part of the UK Government planning for a possible no-deal Brexit, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has increased the readiness of UK armed forces. 3,500 personnel are currently on standby...

Russian fighter jets intercept US B-52 bomber over Baltic

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 21 March that two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets have forced a US B-52 bomber to move away from the Russian border.
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France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend the Associated Press reported 20 March.
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10,000 troops from 13 countries begin to arrive in the UK for NATO exercise...

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported 14 March that more than 10,000 military personnel, 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries will take part in NATO's...
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Russian MoD confirms US B-52 bomber flight near Russian naval base

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H strategic bomber that flew over the Baltic Sea on Friday, did not approach Russia’s border closer than 150 kilometres, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported...
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Satellite imagery reveals Russian Su-25 jets returned to Syria

Satellite images published by Israel-based Image Sat International (ISI) indicates that the Russian Armed Forces have deployed Sukhoi SU-25 attack aircraft to Syria after an eight-month hiatus. Russia withdrew...
Russian Air Force hits militant target in Syria

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...