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Israel launched the Ofek 16 spy satellite
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Israel launched the Ofek 16 spy satellite

The Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite has been successfully launched and put into orbit on July 6th, according to a joint statement issued from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Israel Aerospace Industries. The satellite has been launched at Palmachim in central Israel using a Shavit rocket until it was put into orbit. The satellite...

NATO and EU divided over the French-Turkish rivalry on Libya
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NATO and EU divided over the French-Turkish rivalry on Libya

A Financial Times article co-written by Michael Peel in Brussels, Andrew England in London, Victor Mallet in Paris and Laura Pitel in Ankara, with the contribution of Heba Saleh in Cairo pinpoints to the augmenting cracks in the NATO military alliance as France in getting even more entangled in Libya stemming off the Turkish expanding involvement in the north African country,...

The Arab Weekly: French or Egyptian Rafales hit turkish targets in al-Watiya airbase
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The Arab Weekly: French or Egyptian Rafales hit turkish targets in al-Watiya airbase

The seemingly successful air raids over the weekend on al-Watiya airbase were not carried out by the newly delivered Russian jet warplanes to Field Marshal Haftar’s LNA’s airforce, according to the US AFRICOM comprising of at least 14 MiG29 and Su-24, but according to “The Arab Weekly” and the author of the following article Jemai...

Lockheed Martin: $226 million contract for additional 44 zero-time MLRS M270s
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Lockheed Martin: $226 million contract for additional 44 zero-time MLRS M270s

 A recapitalisation contract to overhaul and upgrade an additional Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270 launchers operating with the U.S. Army has been won by Lockheed Martin. The $226m contract will see the refurbishment of 44 MLRS M270s and return to as ‘zero-time’ launchers.   Worth noting the fact that last year, the company won an...

Libya: Al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base was hit by Haftar’s jets
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Libya: Al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base was hit by Haftar’s jets

Al-Watiya airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya’s internationally recognised government with the aid of turkish mercenaries from the eastern forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar was bombarded overnight by warplanes, amid widespread suspicion that turkish forces were preparing to install an new base. The strikes were carried out by “unknown aircraft”, the military source...

India orders 33 russian jet fighters amid heightened tensions with China
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India orders 33 russian jet fighters amid heightened tensions with China

The procurement of 21 Mikoyan MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been approoved by India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). The programme will cost INR181.48 billion (USD2.43 billion), but it is considered to be vital for India’s Airforce amid the heightened tensions between India and China over a border...