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NATO airspace security in the context of Russian aggression

NATO airspace security in the context of Russian aggression

Throughout 2023, NATO air forces find themselves on the front line of defence against the growing threat of Russian military aircraft. This required not only preventive action, but…

11. 01. 2024
Pakistan buys Chinese FC-31 fighter jets. There are implications for regional military balance

Pakistan buys Chinese FC-31 fighter jets. There are implications for regional military balance

Pakistan is set to acquire China's fifth-generation FC-31 Gyrfalcon fighter jet, a decision that marks a significant turning point for the country's military aviation. Pakistan…

10. 01. 2024
Estonia bolsters defense with Polish Piorun MANPADS in first joint procurement with Poland

Estonia bolsters defense with Polish Piorun MANPADS in first joint procurement with Poland

In a significant move to strengthen its air defense capabilities, Estonia has received Polish-made Piorun short-range manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) from the Estonian Centre for…

09. 01. 2024
NATO's $5.5 Billion Patriot missile contract: A strategic shift in European defense

NATO's $5.5 Billion Patriot missile contract: A strategic shift in European defense

In a significant move to bolster European air defense capabilities, NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has facilitated a massive $5.5 billion contract for the acquisition…

08. 01. 2024
Production of M777 howitzers is about to resume

Production of M777 howitzers is about to resume

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems Inc. a contract for the production of the main designs of the 155 mm M777 ultra-lightweight towed howitzers. The contract paves the way for…

07. 01. 2024
GCAP – UK joins with Japan and Italy to develop a fifth generation stealth aircraft

GCAP – UK joins with Japan and Italy to develop a fifth generation stealth aircraft

The UK, Japan and Italy signed a treaty in Tokyo on 13 December to bring together their joint development project to create an innovative stealth fighter. The aim…

06. 01. 2024
Bombardier awarded U.S. Army prototyping contract for HADES spy plane

Bombardier awarded U.S. Army prototyping contract for HADES spy plane

The U.S. Army has taken a significant step towards enhancing its aerial intelligence capabilities by awarding Bombardier Defense a contract for the development of the HADES (High…

05. 01. 2024
Chinese actions in the South China Sea

Chinese actions in the South China Sea

People´s Republic of China (PRC) deploys its maritime militia in the South China Sea to support its territorial claims and as a tool for gray-zone warfare against other South…

04. 01. 2024
Taiwan reports suspected Chinese spy balloons over its territory

Taiwan reports suspected Chinese spy balloons over its territory

In a recent development that has raised concerns over regional security, Taiwan's Defense Ministry has reported the incursion of four suspected Chinese spy balloons into its airspace. These…

03. 01. 2024
Ukrainian pilots are currently undergoing F-16 training in Denmark

Ukrainian pilots are currently undergoing F-16 training in Denmark

In a significant development for Ukraine's military capabilities, six Ukrainian pilots are currently undergoing intensive training to fly F-16 fighter jets in Denmark. This marks the…

02. 01. 2024
Ukraine wants to lower the draft age from 27 to 25. It would gain up to half a million soldiers

Ukraine wants to lower the draft age from 27 to 25. It would gain up to half a million soldiers

Ukraine's parliament is about to debate a bill that would lower the age of conscripts for the war against the Russian aggressor by two years, from 27 to 25. As part…

01. 01. 2024
Double the power for the French new generation aircraft carrier, the PANG

Double the power for the French new generation aircraft carrier, the PANG

With a displacement of almost 75,000 tonnes and much greater energy requirements, the future French aircraft carrier will be in a different category to the current Charles…

31. 12. 2023