Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Military & Defence

Afghan Fighter Pilot Scared of Taliban Escapes to US

The U.S.-trained aviator had last year been denied safe passage in a case that drew ire from inside U.S. military ranks. Maj. Asadi left Kabul on Tuesday after the U.S. last month granted him a temporary protection status for noncitizens in the country.

Marine F-35 jet crashes after clipping wings with refueling plane

A Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in Imperial County, California, after clipping the wing of a Marine KC-130 refueling tanker during a mid-air refueling, according to a Marine Corps statement.

Setback for Modi, Macron as French Judge Opens Criminal Investigation Into Rafale Deal With...

A French judge has been appointed to lead a judicial investigation into alleged corruption and favouritism in the 7.8 billion euro sale to India of 36 fighter aircraft.

Report claims NSA spied on Denmark fighter jet purchase

Reports in the Danish media allege that the United States spied on the country’s government and its defense industry, as well as other European defense contractors, in an attempt to gain information on its jet fighter program.

The threat to our security isn’t reducing troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq —...

What is most needed is a complete end to the military mission and a total withdrawal. While it may sound good on paper to keep 2,500 troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq, doing so will perpetuate the decades’ long military failure.

United States donates Mamba Mk7 4×4 armored vehicles to Niger

US AFRICOM confirmed that Nigeria was donated military hardware of $8 million which included MK7 Mamba 4x4 armored vehicles

CMN Hands Over 2nd And 3rd Batches Of HSI32 Interceptors To Royal Saudi Navy

French Shipyard CMN handed over the second and third batches of HSI32 Interceptors for the Royal Saudi Navy. The delivery ceremony took place September 20, 2020 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Turkish Aircraft on ISR mission crashes in eastern Turkey, seven martyred

Turkey has been fighting militancy on it's eastern border. A/C was on recon mission when went down. 7 personnel on board have been martyred in the incident. Condolences to our Turkish brothers!! (File Photo)