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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 "the B-52 was flying over international waters of the Baltic...

10,000 troops from 13 countries begin to arrive in the UK for NATO exercise Joint Warrior

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 Warrior that will run from 30 March until 11 April. Joint...

NATO Procurement Agency orders RBS 70 Mk II missiles from Saab for Czech Army

Swedish defence company Saab announced 14 March that the company has received an order to deliver the Mk II missile for RBS 70 man-portable air-defence system to the Army of the Czech Republic. The order was placed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA),...

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 of this commitment, the government intends to increase defence spending. National...