Category: World

  • China fails to persuade South Pacific countries for a comprehensive pact but wins small

    China fails to persuade South Pacific countries for a comprehensive pact but wins small

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has failed to persuade South Pacific countries to support a large-scale new agreement proposed by Beijing, covering areas from security to fisheries, but achieved smaller victories during his tour of the region, the Associated Press reported.  He co-chaired a meeting with Pacific island nations’ foreign ministers on May 26 during […]

  • Biden’s visit to Indo-Pacific, China had an eventful week with its neighbours

    This week in the Indo-Pacific region saw the first visit by US President Joseph Biden. China paints Biden’s attempts to rally the allies under his leadership as ineffective. Decisive statements by the head of the White House regarding military assistance to Taiwan in the event of Beijing’s aggression did not, however, go beyond the long-term […]

  • Romania to retire Mig-21 LanceR in 2023

    Romania to retire Mig-21 LanceR in 2023

    A Romanian Defence Ministry spokesman said that Romania’s air force would continue to use its Soviet-era MiG-21 LanceR fighters for another year, which were suspended in April after a series of problems.  “Our air force has made an analysis based on objective criteria, such as the context of regional security, the decisions we have to […]

  • Russia says American, British officers and NATO military instructors surrendered in Azovstal

    Russia says American, British officers and NATO military instructors surrendered in Azovstal

    According to the latest Russian media reports, U.S. General Eric Olson, British Lieutenant Colonel John Bailey and four NATO military instructors surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. In total, 2,439 personnel from the Azov Battalion and the Armed Forces of Ukraine laid down their arms and surrendered, as per the Russian Ministry of […]

  • Airbus will produce the LMXT refuelling system; the KC-Y tanker program is yet to launch

    Airbus will produce the LMXT refuelling system; the KC-Y tanker program is yet to launch

    Lockheed Martin and Airbus have announced that the LMXT tanker aircraft will be equipped with Airbus’ refuelling system. The LMXT is Lockheed Martin’s answer to the future USAF KC-Y project. The project seeks to fill the capacity gaps that appeared after the retirement of the first KC-10 Extenders. It also plugs the KC-46’s vision system […]

  • China’s large civilian AC313A helicopter succeeds in its first flight

    China’s large civilian AC313A helicopter succeeds in its first flight

    China’s 13-ton class large civilian utility AC313A helicopter, on Tuesday, made its first flight at Ryomo Airport in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province in eastern China. The helicopter can meet the requirements for use in complex terrain and climatic environments such as plateaus, high temperatures, and cold weather. During the first flight, the helicopter performed a series […]

  • Ukraine asks the Azov battalion at Azovstal to surrender?

    Ukraine asks the Azov battalion at Azovstal to surrender?

    As Russian troops continue to seize or block the exits from bunkers within the Mariupol-based Azovstal plant, Ukraine has asked the Azov Battalion and other remnants in the plant to surrender.   On the evening of Monday, May 16, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the soldiers hiding at the Azovstal […]

  • AEROSPIKE, Israel’s latest 30 km air to ground missile for antitank and ground targets

    AEROSPIKE, Israel’s latest 30 km air to ground missile for antitank and ground targets

    Israeli Defense manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems today announced AEROSPIKE, its latest advanced air-to-surface Stand-Off Precision Guided Missile (SOPGM) for fixed-wing fighter aircraft and bombers. It has a stand-off range of 30 km and is independent of the notorious U.S. GPS system, which is made unavailable when most needed in a conflict. The company says […]

  • Czech Republic eyes Leopard Type 1A5 tanks which German Rheinmetall offered Ukraine

    Czech Republic eyes Leopard Type 1A5 tanks which German Rheinmetall offered Ukraine

    A Czech TV channel, citing Defense Minister Yana Chernokhova, reported that the Czech Republic is negotiating with Germany to buy Leopard tanks to replace the T-72 tanks that Prague provided to Ukraine. As per the local media, Czechs have sent heavy equipment to Ukraine, including Dana self-propelled howitzers, RM-70 Grad salvo rocket launchers, Soviet-made T-72 […]

  • NATO admission, Turkey says Scandinavia home to many terrorist organizations

    NATO admission, Turkey says Scandinavia home to many terrorist organizations

    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said it is working to clarify Turkey’s position on the desire of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership. Earlier in the day, White House spokeswoman Jen Saki stated that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey couldn’t support Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join the […]

  • European political community, Macron says don’t lower European standards for Ukraine

    European political community, Macron says don’t lower European standards for Ukraine

    French President Emmanuel Macron has floated the idea of a “European political community” instead of lowering European Union standards for admitting Ukraine, which has just sent its second filled questionnaire to join the E.U. Macron started discussing his idea of ​​a new format for cooperation between European states with European leaders, and the first one […]

  • Azov Battalion running out of ammunition in Azovstal says Donetsk People’s Republic

    Azov Battalion running out of ammunition in Azovstal says Donetsk People’s Republic

    There is a shortage of ammunition among the militants of the Azov Battalion (called Ukrainian nationalist battalion, whose activities are recognized as extremist and terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation), who hide at the Azovstal steel plant Mariupol. It gave the army of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) an advantage, said a fighter of […]

  • Embraer talking to Indian partner for a new turboprop

    Embraer talking to Indian partner for a new turboprop

    Brazil’s aircraft manufacturer Embraer said it is talking with potential partners in India and elsewhere over proposals for a new turboprop aircraft launch in mid-2023.  In 2020, the Embraer officials presented the first images of the new turboprop called E3. Depending on the configuration, the new aircraft would carry between 80 and 100 passengers and […]

  • The U.S. and Europe left Russia with no choice – Putin, Zelenskyy wears Nazi Totenkopf

    The U.S. and Europe left Russia with no choice – Putin, Zelenskyy wears Nazi Totenkopf

    If the situation in Ukraine could be resolved by peaceful means, Russia would have done so, but this opportunity was not given to it. President Vladimir Putin said this at a meeting in the Kremlin with Artem Zhoga, the father of Vladimir Zhoga, commander of the Sparta battalion, who died in the Donbas. The head […]

  • Russian T-72 tanks in Ukraine have good protection against hand-held anti-tank weapons, British experts

    Russian T-72 tanks in Ukraine have good protection against hand-held anti-tank weapons, British experts

    Russian tanks participating in a special military operation in Ukraine have confirmed good protection against hand-held anti-tank weapons and increased accuracy compared to the tanks of the Soviet period that were in service with the Soviet and Russian armies earlier, conclude British experts from the British Royal Joint Institute for Defense Studies (RUSI). The key […]

  • Ukraine fails to take Snake Island from Russia; why is it important?

    Ukraine fails to take Snake Island from Russia; why is it important?

    A large-scale battle for Zmiinyi Island or the Snake Island or the Serpent Island in the Black Sea took place on May 7, reported Russia and Ukraine. The Russian side says they shot down a Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, a Su-27 fighter, three Mi-8 helicopters with troops and two Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmiinyi Island. […]

  • USAF releases visualization of an improved 5th-gen F-22A Raptor fighter

    USAF releases visualization of an improved 5th-gen F-22A Raptor fighter

    General Mark Kelly, Chief of the Air Combat Command (ACC), has released a visualization of an improved fifth-generation F-22A Raptor fighter. The F-22A carries stealth fuel tanks, and reconnaissance containers and fires an unknown air-to-air missile in the picture. Lockheed Martin will improve the F-22 Raptor fighters as part of its long-term ARES (Advanced Raptor […]

  • All about Bomb shelters at the Azovstal steel plant

    All about Bomb shelters at the Azovstal steel plant

    Five bomb shelters at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol can withstand a direct hit from a nuclear bomb, said Enver Tskitishvili, the plant’s general director, in an interview with the BBC. As per Tskitishvili, the management of the enterprise thought about bomb shelters back in 2014, when the city was hit by heavy artillery. […]

  • Fighter jet airspace violations, Aegean Sea issue again heats up between Greece and Turkey

    Fighter jet airspace violations, Aegean Sea issue again heats up between Greece and Turkey

    Greece has frozen plans for a new round of defense-level talks with Turkey in a confidence-building dialogue between the two neighbours following a series of flights by Turkish fighter planes in the eastern Aegean, Kathimerini reported. Turkey, too has accused Greece of airspace violations. The Turkish state media, citing security sources, said Greek planes violated […]

  • Moscow calls U.S. delivery of Russian-made Mil Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine’ illegal’

    Moscow calls U.S. delivery of Russian-made Mil Mi-17 helicopters to Ukraine’ illegal’

    Since Russia invaded eastern Ukraine, several countries have delivered to the Ukrainian forces Soviet military equipment that they had kept since the end of the Cold War so that they could appropriate it quickly since they already had them. Hence the pressure that may have been put on Poland, Slovakia or even Bulgaria to convince […]