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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016 - 8:28:24 AM


Defence & Arms
US pilots provide first account of tense Syrian jet encounter
Two American fighter pilots who intercepted Syrian combat jets over northern Syria last week said they came within 2,000 feet of the planes without the Syrians aware they were being shadowed.

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:27:26 AM

Defence & Arms
US Dispatches F-22 Stealth Fighters to Intercept Syrian Aircraft
The U.S. military on Friday dispatched two F-22 Raptors stealth fighter jets to intercept a pair of Syrian Su-24 Fencer aircraft that flew in the vicinity of Hasakah, Syria, according to news accounts citing an unnamed Pentagon official.

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:48:09 AM

Defence & Arms
The Sultan's Hit List Grows, as Turkey Prepares to Enter Syria
It says a lot about post-failed-coup Turkey that you can spot the priority list of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign antagonists from the Government’s reactions to a massacre. The slaughter of at least 50 Kurdish wedding guests by a suicide bomber in the border city of Gaziantep on Saturday was swiftly blamed on Isis. Erdogan said it was the “likely” culprit. Certainly the target fits Isis’ gruesome track record.

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:45:19 AM

Defence & Arms
Russia Stops Using Angry Iranian Air Base
Iran has announced that Russia is no longer using an air base in the country for strikes on Syria.

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29:46 AM

Defence & Arms
Chinese presence in Africa shows global ambition
China is building it first military post in Djibouti, a sign of a policy shift to assert itself as a global military power

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:34:27 AM

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