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Nikkei: France Axes NATO’s Relations in the Pacific
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Nikkei: France Axes NATO’s Relations in the Pacific

France opposed NATO establishing a liaison office in Tokyo to secure its relations with China.

Turkish Defence Companies Attend NATO Meeting
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

Turkish Defence Companies Attend NATO Meeting

Turkish Defence companies Roketsan and Baykar attended the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels with the invitation of the Secretary-General of NATO.

Turkiye Sends Troops to Help Reduce Conflict in Kosovo
Land Defence Politics

Turkiye Sends Troops to Help Reduce Conflict in Kosovo

Turkish commandos arrived in Kosovo to support the NATO-led KFOR Peacekeeping Force after the recent violence.

Türkiye Sends Additional Force to KFOR
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Türkiye Sends Additional Force to KFOR

While the protests initiated by the ethnic Serbs in Kosovo bring Serbia's intervention to the agenda, Turkiye is sending additional support to NATO.

Finland Becomes NATO Ally
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

Finland Becomes NATO Ally

Finland became NATO’s newest member today (April 4 2023) upon depositing its instrument of accession to the Alliance at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Turkish MFA Becomes First Step for Defence Export
Defence Politics

Turkish MFA Becomes First Step for Defence Export

Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) will discuss adding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to the export licence process.

Turkiye Approves Finland’s accession to NATO
Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Turkiye Approves Finland’s accession to NATO

Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) gave the green light o NATO’s enlargement in Baltics for Finland.

The AUKUS gets Materialised
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics

The AUKUS gets Materialised

The AUKUS reached a new milestone in San Diego when the leaders of the three allies revealed an outline of the decades-long plan to the public.

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter
Air Defence Politics

Lockheed Martin Presents the F-35 as a Standard NATO fighter

By 2030 there will be 450 F-35 stealth fighter jets across all NATO member bases. This fifth-generation fighter will enhance the coalition through joint equipment, missions and training. The Company presents the aircraft as more than a stealth fighter; it is also a formidable political statement for coalition unity. Lockheed Martin intends to confirm the F-35 as a standard NATO fighter. This standard choice of aircraft, which will be present in fleets across NATO member bases and those of their allies, has become a symbol of “diplomacy in action”, Lockheed Martin has stated.

Finland Forges Ahead of Sweden Toward NATO Membership
Defence Politics

Finland Forges Ahead of Sweden Toward NATO Membership

The Finnish parliament ratified legislation approving the Nordic country’s accession to NATO. Hungary objects to the two countries’ NATO application.

The USMC Reactivates Base in Guam
Defence Politics

The USMC Reactivates Base in Guam

The United States Marine Corps is increasing activities in Guam. Corps reactivated Base Camp Blaz with a ceremony.

France Increases Defence Budget
Defence Politics

France Increases Defence Budget

France increased its defence budget for the 2024-2030 term. The new finance for military expenditure is 413 billion Euros.

Retired USAF Officer Advises Ukraine to Hire Fighter Jets and Pilots from the US
Air Country Defence Politics

Retired USAF Officer Advises Ukraine to Hire Fighter Jets and Pilots from the US

A retired US Air Force (USAF) officer suggested that Ukraine hire fighter jets and pilots from the United States.

New Defence Minister: I want the Bundeswehr to be Strong
Defence Politics

New Defence Minister: I want the Bundeswehr to be Strong

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has appointed Boris Pistorius, Minister of the Interior of Lower Saxony, as the new German Defence Minister.