UAE; US may alter F-35 features to enable Israeli radar detect them

UAE; US may alter F-35 features to enable Israeli radar detect them

As part of plans to retain the qualitative edge of Israeli military, the US may make F-35 jets it plans to sell to the UAE, visible to Israeli radar systems. Amidst reports that the US and the UAE have advanced on the procurement of F-35 jets for the Gulf Nation which has recently made peace […]

Japan; MoD requests record 2021 budget

The Defense Ministry will seek a budget of over ¥5.4 trillion ($US 51.39B.)  for fiscal 2021 — another record — government sources said Monday, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed to continue with his predecessor’s policy of bolstering Japan’s capabilities in new domains. The seventh consecutive year of all-time high requests compares with the ¥5.31 […]

Mali; Former Colonel named interim head of state

Former Mali defense minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, was appointed vice president, Goita said in a statement. Ndaw Ndaw and Goita were appointed by a group of 17 electors chosen by the junta to […]

Argentina; Senate approves new national defense fund

The Argentine Senate approved the creation of the National Defense Fund (Fondef), the purpose of which is to finance the re-equipment of the Armed Forces. The project had already received approval from the Chamber of Deputies last November. According to the new law, the Fondef will be made up, in 2020, of 0.35% of the […]

Colombia; FAC receives 1st. of 3 C-130H from US surplus

The Colombian Air Force (FAC) has received the first of three Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft purchased, in 2018, from Systems, Arms and Surplus Defense Articles (EDA) of the United States, after a process started in 2017. The planes are priced at $ 30 million. The Hercules will soon be transferred to the Air Maintenance Command […]

EL Salvador; Congress recommends dismissing the defense minister

About a month after the Salvadoran Congress investigation of Defense Minister, Admiral René Merino, for the unjustified military intervention in the legislature, last February, the majority of legislators recommended to the Executive the “unavoidable and necessary” dismissal of the high military Chief. For his part, President Nayib Bukele rejected the legislative resolution, since he is […]

Us; Air Force to test ‘Golden Horde’ networked air-to-surface munition swarm

US Air Force researchers in October will test whether a software version of the service’s developmental weapons swarm can make its way through a combat mission and reroute itself as conditions change. The demonstration is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Golden Horde initiative, a high-profile project to create munition swarms that autonomously work […]

Somalia; Army receives UK vehicles donations

The United Kingdom has donated at least 27 vehicles and a fully-equipped mechanical workshop to help improve the logistical capabilities of the Somali National Army (SNA) in fighting the Islamist Al Shabaab insurgency. The equipment, which was handed over to the SNA in Mogadishu on 6 September, includes at least 17 Kamaz troop carriers and […]

US donates 30 M577 A2 armored vehicles to the Brazilian Army

 The US Army has donated 30 surplus M577 A2 armored vehicles to the Brazilian Army. The vehicles  will be modernized and adapted to Brazilian Army’s standards in the Regional Maintenance Park of the 5th Military Region. The vehicles arrived at the Port of Paranaguá, on September 15, and from there they were transferred to the […]

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