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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...

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)...

Taiwan seeks new US fighter jets to replace ageing fleet amid growing tension with China

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...