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Saab training in the United States. (Saab)

Dynamic Saab – Training Solutions for Poland

At IT²EC, Saab highlighted its recent export contract successes for comprehensive training systems and centres. Saab has signed a contract for the delivery of...

Training at a Higher Level

The war in Ukraine has injected impetus into a re-evaluation of live, virtual and and constructive flight training. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a...
Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in London. (David Oliver)

Japan and UK Move Closer

Fumio Kishida was elected as Japan’s prime minister in October 2021. He was expected to support a strong alliance with the United States and...
Ukraine Orion

Ukraine’s Unmanned Air War

UAVs are being used at the centre of air operations conducting ISTAR missions on a daily basis. We have recently seen extensive use of unmanned...
Italian MQ-9

A Gathering of Reapers

The MQ-9 Reaper has become a ‘must have’ capability among Europe’s armed forces looking for a weapon capable UAV. The conflict in Ukraine has spurred...
A Falcon Squadron 6x6 Fuchs TPz CBRN reconnaissance vehicle and crew on a training exercise in Jordan. (Crown Copyright)

CBRN Danger Persists

Despite the impact of COVID-19, there is still good reason for governments to affirm their commitment to new CBRN equipment and training. The long delayed...
USAF WC-135W “Constant Phoenix” now deployed to Europe. (Eielson AFB)

War in Ukraine: USAF Deploys Aircraft to Sniff for Chemicals

United States President Joe Biden has continually asserted that NATO would not establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine. However, wary of possible damage to...
Ukraine TB2 UAVs have successfully destroyed Russian military vehicles including a tank and surface-to-air missile systems. (Ukraine MoD)

Ukraine’s Unmanned Air War

On 13 March, Major General Igor Yevgenyevich Konashenkov, chief spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, claimed that 128 unmanned aerial...
Belarus Air Force Mi-24s being overhauled at JSC 558 Aircraft Repair Plant.

Russia’s toxic partner Belarus

In January Russian forces began to mass in Belarus along Ukraine’s northern border when the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General...

IISS Launches Military Balance 2022

On 15 February, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) launched the 2022 edition of The Military Balance, in a year that is characterised...

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