Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources
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Turkey has completed testing its Gökdoğan (Peregrine) air-to-air missile, developed as a direct replacement for US-made AMRAAM and Sidewinder missiles. The project for
The acquisition of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, and an additional 110 fighters to replace the Indian Air Forces (IAFs) fleet of ageing jets that had long been in the pipeline appears to have moved forward with Ajay Kumar, Defense Secretary of India, hinting at the projects advancing at an accelerated pace. “The contract for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)- manufactured 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A advanced fighter jets are in the final stages
The reason behind Ukrainian Boeing 737 crash that killed all of the 176 onboard the aircraft on Tuesday remains shrouded in mystery- was it a technical glitch or did Iran “accidently” shoot it down as claimed by the US and its allies? The Ukraine International Airlines flight, PS752, crashed near Tehran minutes after take-off. Turbulence in the Middle East reached unprecedented heights when a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in US drone strikes just outside Baghdad airport on January 3
Indonesia has taken a stance to secure its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from Chinese intrusion by deploying four F-16 fighters and six warships to the South China Sea. “Our Navy and Air Force have been deployed to the North Natuna Sea
The United States could lose billions of dollars in arms sales to Iraq should Baghdad evict US troops from it soil and scale down its military relationship with Washington. Following the assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in US drone strikes, Iraq asked US troops to leave their country
Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have claimed that none of precision-guided Fateh-110 and Qiam-1 ballistic missiles fired at United States military bases in Iraq had been intercepted. The missiles struck Iraqs Ain al-Asad and Erbil airbases on January 8, five days after IRGC head Qasem Soleimani was assassinated by the US
Iran fired indigenously-developed ballistic missiles- Fateh-110 and Qiam-1, that blitzed Iraqs Ain al-Asad airbase fortified with US air defense systems and reportedly housing over 1,500 troops of the US and its allies. “We warn US allies providing bases for the [American] terrorist army… that any country serving as the origin of bellicose and aggressive attacks in any form against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be targeted,” read a statement by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
US President Donald Trump has threatened sanctions besides payment of “trillions of dollars” for an air base set up in Iraq if Baghdad were to have its way in demanding a complete troop withdrawal. "We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base thats there
US President Donald Trump has threatened to bomb 52 sites of cultural importance in Iran as series of rockets hit Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone that houses the US Embassy and Balad Air Force Base housing US troops, on Saturday. "Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin province, with no loss of life
Indonesia has put forward a proposal to buy patrol vessels and frigates to guard its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after Chinese coast guard vessels escorted tens of Chinese fishing boats to poach on Indonesia's EEZ near the Natuna waters last month. “The government has agreed to have more patrol vessels to safeguard its territorial waters and EEZ rights from violations by foreign ships
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