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Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles
Land Defence Politics

Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles

Triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Latvia modernises its army with new armoured vehicles. Otokar is in Latvia’s scoop, according to local news.

Leopard 2A4T1 MBT and OTTER Cross River at Exercise
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Land

Leopard 2A4T1 MBT and OTTER Cross River at Exercise

Leopard 2A4T1, the Turkish modernisation of Leopard 2A4 and FNSS OTTER Rapid Deployable Amphibious Wet Gap Crossing System, joined a river crossing exercise.

War’s Footstep on the Door, EU Focuses on Armed Forces
Defence Politics

War’s Footstep on the Door, EU Focuses on Armed Forces

European Union Defence Ministers decided to develop 22 military capabilities to strengthen European armed forces while war’s footsteps are on the door.

 EU Recommends Opening Negotiations with Ukraine
Defence Politics

EU Recommends Opening Negotiations with Ukraine

EU Commission recommends opening negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova and granting candidate status to Georgia. The report includes remarks about Turkiye.

Russia Returns to Be-12 Seaplane Against Unmanned Threats
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Russia Returns to Be-12 Seaplane Against Unmanned Threats

The Russian Navy has reportedly begun deploying Soviet-era Beriev Be-12 seaplanes to fight against Ukrainian unmanned water systems.

Finland’s President Niinisto Warns Europe About Nuclear War
Defence Politics

Finland’s President Niinisto Warns Europe About Nuclear War

President Sauli Niinisto of Finland says the Russian invasion of Ukraine was “a wake-up call” for Europe and NATO.

First Unmanned Tank Sturm Steps in Battlefield in Ukraine
Land Unmanned Systems

First Unmanned Tank Sturm Steps in Battlefield in Ukraine

Russia deploys the unmanned tank Sturm to the battlefield in Ukraine. The tank is based on a T-72B3 tank chassis.

Ukrainian F-16 Pilots to be Trained in Romania
Air Bilateral Relations Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Ukrainian F-16 Pilots to be Trained in Romania

Romania, the Netherlands and Lockheed Martin on August 31 signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to establish an F-16 Pilot Training Centre in Romania.

Ukraine, Lessoned Learned: UK Establishes UAV Unit
Expo and Air Show Defence Politics Unmanned Systems

Ukraine, Lessoned Learned: UK Establishes UAV Unit

UK will establish a UAV unit by the end of 2023 as the war in Ukraine has showcased UAVs’ role in the battlefield.

Serial production of Nakidka to Reduce Thermal Signature Starts
Land Sensors

Serial production of Nakidka to Reduce Thermal Signature Starts

A Russian subsidiary of Kalashnikov goes into serial production of armour coating that reduces thermal signatures Nakidka.

U.S. Approves; Norway Sells F-16s to Romania
Bilateral Relations Air

U.S. Approves; Norway Sells F-16s to Romania

Following U.S. approval, Norway sold 32 F-16 fighter jets to Romania, costing $418 million.

US Asks Turkiye to Hand over S-400 to Ukraine
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

US Asks Turkiye to Hand over S-400 to Ukraine

The US offered to Turkiye to send the S-400s to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu announced that Turkiye rejected the offer regarding the S-400s.

Otokar's Cobra II Spotted in Romania
Land

Otokar's Cobra II Spotted in Romania

Otokar's Cobra II 4X4 armoured vehicles are spotted in Romania and might be going towards Ukraine, but the end user is unknown.

Russia’s 60-Year-Old Tanks on Ukraine Front
Land Country

Russia’s 60-Year-Old Tanks on Ukraine Front

According to the most recent British intelligence claims, the Russian military has started deploying BTR-50 armoured personnel carriers in Ukraine and T-62 Main Battle Tanks. This move comes as Russia's armoured vehicle fleet continues to suffer significant losses.