Military

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that "some hundreds" of U.S. forces — in addition to the 8,400 that President Barack Obama announced would stay in the country last week — will be based outside Afghanistan, but will be ready to quickly deploy into the warzone if needed.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) announced at the Farnborough International Airshow on 11 July that it has been awarded a contract by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd to supply cockpit avionics systems for eight PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft on order for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
African Union presidents gathering in Rwanda this weekend will discuss how member states can fund peacekeeping operations on the continent. Western backers will still end up picking up most of the tab.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Israeli industry is bracing for lost funding and layoffs as a result of a proposed $38 billion, 10-year US military aid package that rescinds Israel’s ability to convert a significant portion of US grant dollars into shekels for local research, development and procurement.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Sea Breeze - 2016 military exercises that involve warships from the United States and other countries are beginning in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, in the Odessa and Nikolayev regions of Ukraine on Monday. According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy command, this year the manoeuvers’ "geography has been significantly expanded".
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Brazilian firm Embraer hopes to spur growth in its defense sector through a combination of ongoing sales of its A-29 Super Tucano, an increased focus on border surveillance, and the official launch of its KC-390 multirole aircraft.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn't make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:39
African forces in Somalia, of which the Kenya Defense Forces are a part, should start withdrawing from October 2018, the African Union has said.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:22
A group of American senators warned Monday that Afghanistan could suffer the same fate as Iraq if U.S. troop levels in the country were cut later this year as planned.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:21
Amidst criticism of AFRICOM, some scholars argue that these critiques of AFRICOM gloss over the very real and difficult challenges of formulating a coherent U.S. policy on the African continent.

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