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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 surveillance and...
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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 with units...
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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. The MoD reported that...
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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 Exercise Joint...
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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 15 March. The...
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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 its SU-25 aircraft in July 2018,...
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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...
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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)...
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Taiwan seeks new US fighter jets to replace ageing fleet amid growing tension with...

Taiwan has made a formal request to the United States for new fighter jets to defend itself against increasing Chinese threats, Deputy Defence Minister Shen Yi-ming told reporters Thursday. “We made the request to purchase...

Netherlands government approves NATO national plan

The Netherlands government has 14 December approved the national plan on the NATO Defence Investment Pledge. This plan includes the government commitment to designate additional funds from the national budget next spring. As part...