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UK-supplied Brimstone operational in Ukraine

Video footage has emerged of Ukrainian forces firing UK-supplied Brimstone missiles against Russian tanks in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The footage posted on 17 May shows ground-launched Brimstone missiles striking Russian tanks in...

US-supplied artillery very effective against Russia

A senior US Defense Department official said at a Pentagon press briefing on Monday that the US-supplied 155 mm M777 towed howitzers are proving very effective against Russian forces in the war in Ukraine. "You're...

Russia fires on Israeli aircraft over Syria

Israeli Channel 13 News reported on 16 May that Russian forces fired on Israeli fighter jets with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles in northwestern Syria last week. The incident reportedly happened at the end of an Israeli...

UK plans to provide Poland with Challenger 2

Britain is planning to send Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Poland in a significant escalation of its military support so that Ukraine can then be supplied by the Polish government with Soviet-era T-72...

Increased demand for missile defence amid Ukraine war

US defence company Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday that the ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine had boosted demand for Lockheed Martin missile defence systems. "We've got demand signals for THAAD and PAC-3 from around the...

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...