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Russia claims successful test of nuclear-powered cruise missile

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that the country had conducted a successful test of an experimental nuclear-powered cruise missile. He also cautioned that the country's parliament may revoke its ratification of a...

Pentagon releases updated strategy to counter WMDs

The 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) has been released by the US Department of Defense (DoD) in an unclassified version. This strategy aims to address the current and emerging challenges...

USS Louisiana test fires Trident II ballistic missile

The U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs conducted a scheduled missile test flight of an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) missile from the USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) submarine on 27 September. This test marks the 191st successful...

NATO deploys AWACS aircraft to Lithuania

In response to Russian military activity near NATO's borders, the alliance will temporarily deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft to Šiauliai, Lithuania. The first of two aircraft arrived on 28 September...

British Army prepares for largest exercise in 20 years

The British Army is gearing up for its largest land exercise for over twenty years which will see around 8000 troops taking part. Exercise Iron Titan will focus on the support elements of the 3rd...

F-35A, Typhoon aircraft conduct first Finnish roadway operations

The Finnish Air Force hosted its annual road base exercise, Baana 23, which ran from 18-22 September 2023. This year, the exercise saw the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A and Royal Air Force Typhoon...

NATO surveillance drone on first mission over Finland

A NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) RQ-4D drone completed its first mission over Finland, the Alliance’s newest member. This mission took place as NATO Air Forces increase reconnaissance missions on the Alliance's eastern borders...

Ukrainian marines return home after commando training in UK

Nearly 1,000 Ukrainian Marines are returning home after spending more than six months being trained by Royal Marines and Army Commandos, in a UK programme supported by international partners. The UK has delivered its first...