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U.S. handed over Javelin missiles and M141 Bunker Defeat Munition to Ukraine
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

U.S. handed over Javelin missiles and M141 Bunker Defeat Munition to Ukraine

The consignment of American weapons delivered to Ukraine on January 22 included Javelin anti-tank missiles and M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (SMAW-D) thermobaric grenade launchers (SMAW-D) designed to destroy fortifications and bunkers.

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group joins NATO Exercise
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group joins NATO Exercise

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group participated in a NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that started on Monday.

 Baltic nations send US-made Stingers, Javelins to Ukraine while Germany Resists
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Baltic nations send US-made Stingers, Javelins to Ukraine while Germany Resists

The Baltic states will send “Stinger” and “Javelin” missile systems and various individual equipment to help Ukraine strengthen its defences. Estonia will provide Javelin anti-tank missiles, while Lithuania and Latvia will provide Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and adjacent equipment.

India, Under the CAATSA risk, Prepares First S-400 Unit
Weapon / Missile

India, Under the CAATSA risk, Prepares First S-400 Unit

With China in mind, India has begun installing the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile defence system, with the first unit set to go operational in April.

 Antonov Rolls-Out First Ukrainian Air Force An-178-100P, and the Certification Process Begins
Air

Antonov Rolls-Out First Ukrainian Air Force An-178-100P, and the Certification Process Begins

Antonov State Enterprise, a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom, rolled out the first An-178-100P for the Ukrainian Air Force (VVS Ukraine) on 28 December 2021. Seven months earlier, on 20 May, the An-178's main fuselage structure was officially revealed to the public. The Ukrainian government signed a contract with Antonov on 29 December 2020 to develop and deliver three new An-178-100P military transport aircraft.

Ukraine accuses Germany of ‘blocking’ NATO weapons supplies
Regional / Strategy

Ukraine accuses Germany of ‘blocking’ NATO weapons supplies

Ukraine’s new defence minister Oleksii Reznikov has impugned Germany for obstructing the transfer of arms to Kyiv via NATO.

Russia and China chart a course for closer military co-operation
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Russia and China chart a course for closer military co-operation

Russia’s defence minister signed a road map for greater military relations with China, citing US strategic bomber missions near both nations’ borders.

Crack in West’s Crimea Policy
Regional / Strategy

Crack in West’s Crimea Policy

Bulgaria’s re-elected President Rumen Radev said, “Crimea is Russian for the time being”. Shortly after Radev’s victory at the presidential election, the U.S. voiced its “deep concern” on Monday. Radev commented on a televised debate last week.

Ukraine and U.S. are worried about Intelligence Reports indicating a Russian invasion of Ukraine
Regional / Strategy

Ukraine and U.S. are worried about Intelligence Reports indicating a Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine’s military intelligence chief, Kyrylo Budanov, claimed that Russia is planning an invasion at the end of January or early February.

Putin Warns about the Use of TB2s in Donbass
Bilateral Relations

Putin Warns about the Use of TB2s in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he is restless about the use of TB2 UAVs in Donbas. Putin answered questions from Russia 1 TV.

Ukraine May Acquire More TB2s
Unmanned Systems

Ukraine May Acquire More TB2s

Kyiv intends to increase the number of Turkish TB2 drones, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Shaptala said during a television interview.

France Considers the TB2 UCAV as a heavy weapon
Defence Politics Unmanned Systems

France Considers the TB2 UCAV as a heavy weapon

France objected to using the Turkish TB2 UCAV in Ukraine’s Donbas area, claiming it was a heavy weapon saying it was “concerned” due to TB2.

Ukraine Received Javelin ATGMs from the US
Bilateral Relations

Ukraine Received Javelin ATGMs from the US

Ukrainian Defence Ministry that the third, final batch of international security assistance, including “Javelin” ATGM and first aid kits, reached Kyiv.

NATO Agrees on Russian Threat
Regional / Strategy

NATO Agrees on Russian Threat

NATO defence ministers agreed on a new master plan to fight against any future Russian invasion across several fronts.