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Bird strike blamed in emergency “belly landing” of Korean F-35 jet

A bird strike was the probable cause behind the accident with the Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A jet fighter on Jan. 4, according to officials. South Korea's air force has concluded that the ingestion of a small...

South Korea signs $3B deal with UAE for Cheongung-II missile systems

The Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea, announced a multibillion deal to sell Cheongung-II mid-range surface-to-air missile systems to the United Arab Emirates. Yonhap on Jan. 14, reported that Korea will supply indigenous midrange surface-to-air missile...

US Air Force flies surveillance unmanned aircraft over Black Sea

The U.S. Air Force surged MQ-9A Reaper surveillance unmanned aircraft into the Black Sea region to gather intelligence amid Russia is massing troops at the border with Ukraine. Expert military aviation tracker the Aircraft Spots was first to...

US Marine Corps embarks F-35B aboard assault ship USS Tripoli for first time

The U.S. Marine Corps has for the first time operated its Lockheed Martin F-35B combat jet aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7). According to a recent service news release, an F-35B Lighting II from Marine Strike Fighter...

National Guard activated amid winter storm in South Carolina

On Sunday, the South Carolina National Guard press release said that it is staged with personnel and equipment at locations throughout the Upstate region of South Carolina and prepared to respond to requests for support from state...

Ukrainian army to receive ex-Afghan helicopters

The Ukrainian Armed Forces expects to receive new helicopters, including five Mi-17V5s and one Mi-8MTV, as part of U.S. military aid. The U.S. reportedly will provide Ukraine with six helicopters that previously belonged to the Afghan Air Force....

Russian paratroopers to receive new Kadet-100 parachute system

Russian defense manufacturer Technodinamika Group announced last week that it delivered prototypes of the new Kadet-100 parachute system for state testing. According to a press release from Technodinamika, the new parachute system was developed to replace the legacy parachute of...

Russian Iskander missile systems spotted moving closer to Ukraine

Russian high-precision, nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missile systems were spotted moving its western border amid continuing Russian military build-up close to Ukraine's borders. According to the Conflict Intelligence Team, an open-source information analysis group, at least two Iskander missile brigades of the Eastern...

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