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NATO’s Eye on the Black Sea
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO’s Eye on the Black Sea

UK Ministry of Defence announced from its Twitter account that the UK chaired a QUINT meeting – NATO Allies supporting Ukraine.

Defender-Europe 2021 to begin in Greece
Land Navy / Maritime

Defender-Europe 2021 to begin in Greece

US Army’s most significant European exercise in 25 years will start soon in Greece. It was planned for last year however was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Israel to Develop Arrow-4 with the U.S
Air Space Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Israel to Develop Arrow-4 with the U.S

The Israel Missile Defence Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defence Agency (MDA) have started developing the Arrow-4 weapon system. Arrow-4 is a next-generation endo-exoatmospheric interceptor missile. Currently, Arrow weapon system comprises Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 interceptors and Arrow-4 will replace the Arrow-2 within the next several years.

U.S. Donates land and navy platforms to Ukraine
Land Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

U.S. Donates land and navy platforms to Ukraine

U.S. Embassy to Kyiv announced that land vehicles and navy platforms are donated to Ukraine.

The First of 17 B-1B Bombers Retire
Air Modernisation

The First of 17 B-1B Bombers Retire

B-1B #85-066 became the first of 17 of its type to head for retirement on Feb. 17. Out of those 17 aircraft, only four will remain in a reclaimable condition.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars
Space Defence Politics

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars.

Turkey Lobbies To Protect Its Rights On F-35
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics Modernisation

Turkey Lobbies To Protect Its Rights On F-35

A US-based internet site https://www.foreignlobby.com/ wrote that SSTEK signed an agreement with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP lobbying company.

Finland to acquire Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems
Weapon / Missile

Finland to acquire Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

The U.S. approved a possible FMS to Finland of Extended Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems for an estimated cost of $91.2 million.

Egypt to acquire RAM Block 2
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Defence Politics Modernisation

Egypt to acquire RAM Block 2

State Department approved a possible FMS to Egypt of Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 Tactical Missiles for an estimated cost of $197 million.

Iran and N. Korea resumed missile collaboration
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Iran and N. Korea resumed missile collaboration

According to UN Report, Iran and North Korea have started to cooperate on ballistic missile and tactical nuclear weapons.

Tatar: CAATSA Affects Us
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Tatar: CAATSA Affects Us

The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar commented on the negotiation process .

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea

Turkish Defence Ministry announced from its official internet site that Turkish naval forces and US navy components conducted a passing exercise in the Black Sea.

F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan
Air Bilateral Relations Defence Politics Modernisation

F-16 Air Combat Training Center for Jordan

The U.S. State Department approved FMS to Jordan for an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment at an estimated cost of $60 million.

India to Receive S-400 This Year
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

India to Receive S-400 This Year

India will receive the Russian S-400 Triumf missile air defence system before the end of 2021. Rosoboronexport told TASS during the Aero India 2021 expo.