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Airbus extends partnership for military satellite communications

Airbus has added Planet Communications Asia Public to its channel partner programme for Skynet 5 military satellite communication services and expanded the partnership with Speedcast. Under this channel partner agreement, both Pla

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Saudi Arabia sets up new military industries firm

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced the creation of a new national military industries company, wholly owned by the government, which will form a key part of Vision 2030.   Saudi Arabian Military Indu

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Bigger role for Mideast’s helicopter segment discussed

Leading companies in the helicopter segment of the aviation sector discussed ways to advance the role of helicopters in the Middle East’s luxury, medical, military and civil sectors at the Dubai HeliConference, which concluded yesterday (A

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ADSB hands over military landing vessel to Kuwait

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has handed over a military landing vessel to the Kuwaiti Defence Ministry, said a report. Th

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Russian plane bound for Syria crashes into Black Sea

A Russian military plane with 91 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea and debris from the plane has been found in the sea near Sochi, media reports said. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from

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NIMR vehicles enter UAE military service

UAE-based NIMR Automotive, a manufacturer of wheeled military vehicles, has announced that two of its most advanced models, designed and manufactured in the UAE, have formally entered into service with the UAE Armed Forces. NIMR i

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US to boost military presence in Iraq for Mosul battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Washington would send more U.S. troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State expected later this year. "American President Barack Oba

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Turkey culls 1,400 from army, overhauls council

Turkey dismissed nearly 1,400 more members of its armed forces and stacked the top military council with government ministers on Sunday, moves designed by President Tayyip Erdogan to put him in full control of the military after a failed coup.

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$580m US base expansion on track in Bahrain

Three new buildings to house thousands of American military personnel have been constructed as part of a $580-million expansion of the US naval base in Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To rea

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Turkey to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed c

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