Pakistans Air Force on Monday formally inaugurated its newly built main operating base (MOB), in Thatta District in Sindh, northeast of Karachi. In his inauguration speech on December 25, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman stated that the new base would enable the PAF to support the Pakistan Army “more efficiently”, local media reports “Indeed, PAF Base Bholari is a project of strategic significance for capacity enhancement of Pakistan Air Force in operational domain both overland as well as at sea
The European Union defense pact, known as Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), has identified 17 defense projects to be undertaken by the 25 participating EU states starting next year. European Union member states on Monday kick-started the establishment of a defense union, after the European Council approved the new European defense and security cooperation network, at a meeting in Brussels, an EU press release said
Saab has been awarded a contract to deliver a Mass Field Feeding Capability to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The contract will supply the SANDF with mobile containerised kitchens systems which consists of 24 x 50-man systems and 11 x 200-man systems
A US Navy sailor has been seriously injured after being hit by a plane in tow onboard the USS Carl Vinson flight deck during a training exercise last week. The Los Angeles Times reports the sailor was flown by helicopter to a hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injury
Warplanes of the Iranian Air Force have conducted ‘carpet-bombing of mock enemy positions amid the aerial maneuvers in the central province of Isfahan. Flying at low altitude, Irans Sukhoi-24 and Phantom aircraft practiced the bombardment technique, which features dropping a large number of bombs on enemy targets in an area with the aim of causing 'uniform' destruction
Some 29 countries and 12,000 personnel, including from China, US, Thailand and India are expected to participate in the biennial ‘Cobra Gold Asia-Pacific military exercise to be held in Thailand in February 2018. According to the Royal Thai Armed Forces headquarters, ‘Cobra Gold 2018 will be held at the armys Surathampitak and Suranaree military camps and the air force's Wing 1 in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima
Explosives and ammunition was stolen from an emergency military armory at an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) combat engineers base in northern Israel. Soldiers from the 601st Battalion, stationed at an outpost in the Golan Heights, on Monday discovered the disappearance of emergency weapons and ammunition from a military warehouse during a routine stock count
Australias new frigates would be armed with Lockheed Martins Aegis combat management system together with a Saab Australia-developed tactical interface. Canberra in May revealed plans to build nine frigates, 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels worth an estimated 89 billion Australian dollars ($70 billion)
Indian Air Forces first female combat fighter pilots will likely be flying Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft by year end, an air official told
Turkey announced new tax measures aimed at boosting defense spending, the finance minister said on Thursday. "The tax raises will be transferred directly to the defense industry fund as the fund is not a part of central government budget," Naci Agbal said in a speech at the Istanbul Financial Summit
The senior leaders of the United States Air Force discussed alternative methods of aviator training and requirement initiatives to address shortage of over 1500 pilots in its aircrew units that has left Americas aerial warfighting branch scrambling to find a way to stop decline in skilled aviators. The 2017 Aircrew Summit held on September 22 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, had air force senior leaders from the headquarters, major commands and other experts discussed strategies, plans and initiatives falling under the ACTFs seven lines of effort: requirements, accessions, production, absorption, retention, sortie production and industry collaboration
Indian government has accepted 65 out of 99 reforms recommended by the Shekatkar committee that includes redeployment and restructuring of approximately 57,000 posts of officers/JCOs/ORs and civilians. Indias Defence Ministry Wednesday has informed the Union Cabinet that the government has accepted 65 out of 99 recommendations of the Lt General DB Shekatkar (retd) committee
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