The British government will allow up to 1350 Commonwealth nationals such as citizens of India, Australia, Canada, Kenya Bangladesh to join its army, navy and air force. According to a statement, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) laid out the details before the House of Commons, which involves a waiver of the current requirement of a minimum of five-year residency in the UK to apply to join the countrys Army, Navy or Air Force
The Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said the social media addiction among pilots has lead to sleep deprivation, which most likely caused a fighter aircraft crash in 2013. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights
A top research director at a military agency linked to Syrias chemical weapons program was killed in a bombing that took place over the weekend in Syria, according to Syrian news reports on Sunday. Aziz Azbar, the head of the Syrian Scientific Research and Studies Center in Masyaf, and a leading scientist in the development of medium- and long-range missiles, was killed along with his driver in a bombing on August 4th night, according to reports
The South Korean military is looking to forming units to incorporate personnel and unmanned combat systems amid concerns of declining manned forces in the countrys defense services, local media reports. According to
The Saudi Arabian Army has invited women to apply for soldiers' jobs listing 12 criteria that much be met by the applicants. While specifying the locations where the jobs would be offered, the invitation to apply does not state whether the jobs would be in combat or non-combat positions
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu
The Chinese government has charged two former members of the Peoples Armed Police Force (PAPF) with conducting espionage for Taiwan. A Hong Kong-based news website Takungpao reported on Monday that prosecutors in Jiangsu province have accused two former PAPF officers of spying for a Taiwan intelligence agency
After sacking some 9000 soldiers linked to the failed 2016 coup, Turkey has launched plans to hire around 40,000 personnel in various ranks of its armed forces. A military source told Anadolu Agency that the new recruits will include 3,755 officers and 5,375 non-commissioned officers, in addition to the plans to hire 13,213 specialized sergeants and 20,595 contracted rank and file
Israeli representative of German company ThyssenKrupp, Michael Ganor, received about €10.2 million as bribe for the purchase of submarines by the Israeli Navy,
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
The US Air Force plans to recall up to 1000 retired pilots to active duty following the signing of a Presidential executive order Friday. "We anticipate that the secretary of defense will delegate the authority to the secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years," Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement as quoted by news agencies
A scam to provide fake IDs of top Chinese army ranks and personal equipment has been busted in a nation-wide crackdown that led to the arrest of 270 scamsters. China's military and public security officials have investigated and clamped down on scams that provided fake IDs for people to appear as officers and have arrested more than 270 people, some of whom sold high military ranks for as much as 15 million yuan ($2
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