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RN aircraft carrier build-up for massive NATO exercise starts

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The Royal Navy (RN) flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) exited her Portsmouth home port yesterday (Sunday, 4 February) en route to the largest NATO...

RDM nets more NATO 40 mm ammunition contracts

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) continues to do well with the export of its 40 mm ammunition range, and has just announced two contracts with...

NATO country orders RDM 155mm ammunition

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The South African subsidiary of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH, the German defence and technology giant, notched up a further success and will supply an...

NATO Operation Sea Guardian concludes security patrols in Mediterranean

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NATO's Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) has concluded maritime security patrols in the Western Mediterranean Sea after two weeks at sea. NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)...

France leads top NATO response force this year

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The highest ready element of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), its very high readiness joint task force (VJTF), is this year led by France. The...

Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

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Russia has massed more than 94 000 troops near Ukraine's borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end...

Attack on Ukraine would be costly, NATO warns Moscow

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Russia would pay a high price for any new military aggression against Ukraine, NATO and the United States warned on Tuesday as the Western...

Libya frees Saadi Gaddafi, son of former leader

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Libyan authorities have released Saadi Gaddafi, a son of the former leader Muammar Gaddafi who was ousted and killed during a 2011 uprising, a...

US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

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The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries for an...

NATO’s Afghanistan withdrawal depends on violence levels, Stoltenberg says

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Taliban militants in Afghanistan must do more to meet the terms of a 2020 peace agreement with the United States to allow for any...

At least 74 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya coast, IOM...

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At least 74 migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the United Nations’ migration agency said, with 47 survivors...

Death toll rises as Azeris, Armenians say civilian areas are under...

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Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas and said the death toll was rising from the deadliest fighting in...

France, Germany and Italy call for end to Libya fighting

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France, Germany and Italy on Thursday called on forces in Libya to cease fighting and for outside parties to stop any interference in a...

Operation Sea Guardian resumes in eastern Mediterranean

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The Turkish corvette Buyukada left Aksaz port as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian focused patrols late last month. Under the command of Captain...

NATO Iraq training mission to be expanded

NATO defence ministers agreed to expand the Western alliance’s training mission in Iraq, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, responding to a demand by US President...

Trump supports NATO expansion

US President Donald Trump supports expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to include Middle Eastern nations, as the US seeks to limit its troop...

NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late

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NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its...

NATO looking to start-ups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats

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NATO is developing new hi-tech tools, including the ability to 3D-print parts for weapons and deliver them by drone, as it scrambles...

NATO cyber command to be fully operational in 2023

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A new NATO military command centre to deter computer hackers should be fully staffed in 2023 and able to mount its own...

Give us time, EU pleads on ‘historic’ defence pact

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To critics who say the EU's new defence pact is little more than an alphabet soup of extra bureaucracy for Brussels, EU...

Saab signs contract with NATO for upgrading Norwegian air surveillance radars

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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in Luxembourg for upgrading three SINDRE I air...

Saab signs contract with NATO for upgrading Norwegian air surveillance radars

It has signed a contract with NATO Support and Procurement Agency for upgrading three SINDRE I air surveillance radars in Norway.Defence and security company...

Modern integrated soldiers will rely on Thales’ new generation assault rifle...

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Key points:* NATO tri-rail system and magazine compatibility ensures interoperability with existing NATO weapons.* Fully ambidextrous forward bolt, 'Over The Beach' capability and magazine...

Modern integrated soldiers will rely on Thales’ new generation assault rifle...

The NATO tri-rail system and magazine compatibility ensure interoperability with existing NATO weapons.Key points: * NATO tri-rail system and magazine compatibility ensures interoperability with existing...

Disarmament experts urge Europe to help halt ‘Cold War 2.0’

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Disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War in which...

Trump effect? Europe’s defence spending to rise faster in 2017

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Europe and Canada will raise defence spending at the fastest pace for three years in 2017, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on...

Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defence and warned of more...

In abrupt shift, Trump warms to China and NATO, sours on...

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After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues...

NATO to spend 3 billion euros on satellite, cyber defences

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NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros (2.59 billion pounds) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years...

New request from Libya to NATO for military training

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NATO said on Thursday it received a new and detailed request from Libya's UN-backed government to train and develop its military, depleted...

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia

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Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil,...

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

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Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

Final Ocean Shield flight undertaken by Royal Danish Air Force

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Last week saw a detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members fly their Challenger CL-604 from the...

NATO ends Ocean Shield

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NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said, as it shifts resources to...

NATO launches Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean

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NATO launched its new maritime operation – named Sea Guardian – in the Mediterranean on 9 November to conduct surveillance activities, counter-terrorism...

NATO takes over U.S.-built missile shield, amid Russian suspicion

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NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not...

Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020

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NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next...

Two NATO members to acquire Rippel extended range grenade launchers

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Two NATO member states have recently acquired the Rippel Effect Systems multi-shot handheld XRGL40 extended range grenade launcher. This was confirmed by Dawid Fourie, Rippel...

Two NATO members to acquire Rippel extended range grenade launchers

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Two NATO member states have recently acquired the Rippel Effect Systems multi-shot handheld XRGL40 extended range grenade launcher. This was confirmed by Dawid...

NATO agrees bigger Mediterranean mission to stop smugglers

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NATO agreed on Thursday to broaden its operations in the Mediterranean to help the European Union stop criminals trafficking refugees from North...

Defence firms could struggle to meet jump in NATO demand –...

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Pressure from the United States on NATO allies to increase their defence spending could strain the capacity of the arms industry to...

Obama, NATO chief discuss Islamic State, Libya

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U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that NATO could help Libya counter Islamic State militants as...

NATO launches sea mission against people-smugglers

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NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees...

NATO agrees to keep troops in Afghanistan, seeks army funding

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The NATO allies decided on Tuesday to hold alliance troop levels in Afghanistan steady at about 12,000 next year and launched a...

Dutch vessel HDMS Absalon trains Somaliland Coast Guard

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This week 22 soldiers from the Somaliland Coast Guard boarded a small vessel in the culmination of their maritime training executed by...

NATO plans biggest exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

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NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the...

NATO and the Djibouti consolidate their cooperation

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NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April an agreement to establish a NATO liaison...

Australian Navy replenishes allied ships fighting pirates off African east coast

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The Royal Australian Navy oiler, HMAS Success, is now in its fourth month of deployment in the Gulf of Aden/Indian Ocean and...

EUNAVFOR, CMF, NATO confirmed to speak at African Maritime Security Summit

The EU Naval Force's Operation, NATO's Ocean Shield and the Combined Maritime Forces' representatives will attend the summit next month.Twenty percent of global trade...

EUNAVFOR, CMF, NATO confirmed to speak at African Maritime Security Summit

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Twenty percent of global trade passes through the Gulf of Aden, meaning considerable effort is given to safeguarding this strategic SLOC. This includes the...

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