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The End of Neither Deny nor Confirm Policy
Weapon / Missile Defence Politics

The End of Neither Deny nor Confirm Policy

Israel continued to use the "Neither Deny nor Confirm" Policy for decades. But this has come to an end.

Drone Sanctions from EU to Iran
Defence Politics Unmanned Systems

Drone Sanctions from EU to Iran

Unmanned aerial systems play an important role in battles in Ukraine. Invaders and defenders constantly use different kinds of drones for reconnaissance, surveillance and also attack purposes.

15 Countries Agree to Build a European Sky Shield System
Weapon / Missile Defence Politics

15 Countries Agree to Build a European Sky Shield System

A total of 15 European countries, consisting of 14 NATO countries plus Finland, agreed to build a joint air and missile defence system called the European Sky Shield Initiative. This joint sky shield system will protect all European countries belonging to the group from enemy missile attacks.

Massive Artillery Rocket Power for Poland
Ammunition Weapon / Missile Defence Politics

Massive Artillery Rocket Power for Poland

Poland, increasing defence ties with the Republic of Korea (ROK), continues to further defence investments.

Ireland to Acquire New Search Radars for its Recently Formed Defence Forces
Defence Politics Sensors

Ireland to Acquire New Search Radars for its Recently Formed Defence Forces

The Irish Defence Forces will get at least three new primary search radars after the defence budget has been allocated for such a purchase.

 Ukraine Officially Applies for NATO membership
Defence Politics

Ukraine Officially Applies for NATO membership

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that his country has decided to apply immediately for NATO membership following the National Security and Defence Council meeting.

Kazakhstan to Suspend Export of Military Products for a Year
Defence Politics

Kazakhstan to Suspend Export of Military Products for a Year

Kazakh Prime minister Alikhan Ashanuly Smaiylov Government decided to suspend the export of weapons, military equipment and products until August 2023.

Japan to Produce Long-Range Attack Cruise Missiles
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Japan to Produce Long-Range Attack Cruise Missiles

Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun says the Japan is considering having over 1,000 of its long-range cruise missiles under development.

The U.S. Warned Allies about Russian Attack on Ukraine
Defence Politics

The U.S. Warned Allies about Russian Attack on Ukraine

A recent report in the Washington Post revealed that the United States had leaked strategic intelligence to its allies, predominantly European countries, about Moscow’s plans to invade Ukraine.

France Changes Priorities in Defence Procurement
Defence Politics

France Changes Priorities in Defence Procurement

Many countries became concerned about a Russian attack in Ukraine. France, a country that is remote from Russia, is no exception.

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems
Defence Politics

Finland and Estonia will combine their coastal anti-ship missile systems

Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s minister of defence, stated that his nation would combine its coastal anti-ship missile system with Finland.

The US House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Increase President Biden's Record Defence Budget
Defence Politics

The US House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Increase President Biden's Record Defence Budget

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing $37 billion in additional spending on top of Biden's proposed $773 billion defence budget.

Australia to choose the nuclear-powered submarines in early 2023
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Australia to choose the nuclear-powered submarines in early 2023

Australia's Defence Minister stated that the country plans to announce its choice of nuclear-powered submarines in the first quarter of 2023.

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy

Madrid, before the beginning of the NATO Summit, Turkiye, Finland, and Sweden, headed by President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, held talks, facilitated by Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.