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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014 - 9:40:48 AM


Defence & Arms
Islamic State Might Have Taken Advanced MANPADS from Syrian Airfield
Islamic State militants stormed a Syrian airbase over the weekend, routing the remaining elements of the countryís army from northern Raqqah province and reportedly seizing a cache of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:26:16 AM

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How NATO Could Confront the Putin Doctrine
As talks involving Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, get underway in Belarus, evidence mounted that Russia is escalating its incursion of Ukrainian territory by sending troops and a column of tanks into eastern Ukraine.

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:12:34 AM

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German Fighter Jets Unable to Fly and Mechanics Forced to Borrow Spare Parts
A report in Spiegel magazine  says German air force is weaker than previously thought and a funding crisis means scores of aircraft are not operational. Only eight of the country's 109 Eurofighters are fully operational

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:50:41 AM

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Ukraine Fights Tank Column From Russia at Border
Kiev claims Ukrainian border guards in clash with "several dozen" vehicles from Russia including tanks

Aug 26, 2014 - 9:02:54 AM

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Poland, Baltics Ask NATO to Focus Missile Shield on Russia
According to Der Spiegel, Poland and the Baltic countries have proposed that the NATO anti-ballistic missile defence system be focused on Russia. Germany and a majority of NATO members have however objected that ‚Äúone should not provoke Russia unnecessarily‚ÄĚ.

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:52:25 AM

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