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Second phase of US Light Attack Experiment underway

An AT-6.Flying began May 7, 2018, for the US Air Force’s second phase of the Light Attack Experiment at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

 

Global military spending remains high at $1,7 trillion

Global military spendingTotal world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1% in real terms from 2016, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
 

Putin, newly inaugurated, reviews Russia's 'invincible weapons' on Red Square

Russian arctic vehicles at Red Square.Russia’s Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square on Wednesday, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.

   

Europe, Iran pledge to uphold pact without United States

300Both Washington’s European allies and Tehran pledged on Tuesday to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out and reimpose sanctions.

 

U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defence bill with eye on China, Russia, Turkey

The Pentagon.U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers released details on Friday of a $717 billion (£530.2 billion) annual defence policy bill, including efforts to compete with Russia and China and a measure to temporarily halt weapons sales to Turkey.

   

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