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  1. Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and members of a forensic team inspect a refrigerator railroad car containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on July 21. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on the West to provide precision strike weapons to his country, where the plane was downed by a missile on July 17. Bulent Kilic / AFP

    Ukrainian PM Calls On West for Weapons After Airliner Downed

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on the West to provide precision strike weapons to his country following the shootdown July 17 of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  2. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, exchanges documents with his Malian counterpart, Bah N'Daw, July 16, in Bamako after signing a military cooperation plan in the fight against Islamist militants. HABIBOU KOUYATE/ / AFP/Getty Images

    France Reorganizes Military Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa

    France is rebasing its military and intelligence presence in sub-Saharan Africa with the cooperation of five nations to fight insurgents in the region, the spokesman for the chief of the Defense Staff said.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  3. Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries hopes to gain C-130 upgrade work outside of Turkey. Lockheed Martin

    Turks Seeking C-130 Upgrade Deals Abroad

    Turkey's national aerospace specialist has perhaps busied itself too long with upgrading the country's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft but it finally reached the delivery stage and is now confident it may win similar upgrade contracts abroad.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  4. Oiler Debate: The fast replenishment ship Bridge resupplies the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis and cruiser Mobile Bay last year in the Arabian Sea. A plan to inactivate the Bridge and a sister ship to save money has been put off. Christopher P. Cavas

    Big Supply Ships May Get Reprieve For Now

    They're the biggest supply ships operated for the US Navy, and the fastest. Rarely does a deployed carrier strike group travel without one.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  5. Iraqi Kurdish forces take position as they fight jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on June 29 in the Iraqi village of Bashir. Experts are assessing the potential impact of ISIL's seizure of the al-Muthanna chemical weapons facility. Karim Sahib / AFP via Getty Images

    Experts Assessing ISIL's Seizure of Iraqi Weapons Facility

    As extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced their new caliphate this week, experts have been closely following their June 19 invasion of al-Muthanna chemical weapons facility and assessing the danger.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  6. The Brazilian Navy is to update eight AgustaWestland Lynx Mk21A helicopters in a deal worth $160 million, the company announced Wednesday. AgustaWestland

    AgustaWestland to Upgrade Brazilian Helos

    The Brazilian Navy is to update eight AgustaWestland Lynx Mk21A helicopters in a deal worth $160 million, the company announced Wednesday.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  7. The fatal crash of a Pakistani AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter puts added stress on an aging fleet. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

    Pakistani Cobra Crash Further Stresses Tired Fleet

    The fatal crash of a Pakistan AH-1F Cobra helicopter gunship during a night training mission Wednesday has further whittled down the well-worn fleet at a time when it is engaged in efforts to cleanse North Waziristan of the Taliban and its allies.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  8. The British consortium which provides Airbus A330 inflight refueling tankers for the Royal Air Force has leased one of the aircraft for holiday flight duties with Thomas Cook Airlines. Thomas Cook

    AirTanker Cuts Refueling Deal With Thomas Cook

    The British consortium which provides Airbus A330 inflight refueling tankers for the Royal Air Force has leased one of the aircraft for holiday flight duties with Thomas Cook Airlines.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  9. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, left, speaks with her Dutch counterpart, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, in Brussels. JOHN THYS /AFP

    Dutch Brigade Integrates With German Forces

    Germany and the Netherlands have entered a new level of military cooperation with the integration of a Dutch air mobile brigade into the new German Division Fast Forces.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  10. Service accommodations are shown at Woolwich, southeast London. A protest has delayed award of a series of UK estate management contracts. MoD/Crown Copyright

    Protest Delays Estate Management Contract Award

    The award of a series of large estate management contracts by the UK Ministry of Defence has been held up after one of the losing bidders filed a last-minute protest against the selection of rival support services company Carillion.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  11. Defense Logistics Agency Director Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek is preparing for his agency to shrink as operations in Afghanistan wind down. MC1 Mark O'Donald/DoD Photo

    Defense Logistics Agency To Shrink

    The organization that oversees the Pentagon's vast supply chain and logistics empire is planning to shrink its yearly business as the US military prepares to exit Afghanistan.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  12. Report: Give US NORTHCOM Sole Arctic Oversight

    The division of Arctic responsibility between two US geographic unified commands could slow the Pentagon's ability to develop military requirements in the region, according to a new report by a group of retired generals and admirals.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  13. Arctic Equipment Upgrade: Denmark has ordered nine extreme climate MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to operate off new frigate and patrol craft. MC2 Shannon E. Renfroe/US Navy

    Nordic Cooperative Stance Bolstered by Ukraine Crisis

    The Ukrainian crisis has rekindled doubts and reopened old insecurities among the Nordic nations as to whether Russia's military intervention could sour years of bridge-building and cooperation in the High North and wider Arctic regions.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  14. Chinese Polar Presence: A drift ice camp in the middle of the Arctic Ocean as seen from the deck of the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long. China hopes to obtain a second icebreaker in 2016. Timo Palo/Wikimedia Commons

    China's Arctic Ambitions Fuel Yuan Diplomacy

    China's hunger for energy resources was not lost on Vietnam recently as the two countries exchanged angry diplomatic messages and ships traded water cannon blasts over the presence of a new Chinese oil rig inside Vietnam's exclusive economic zone.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  15. Replenishment: A CC-130J Hercules sets down at Canadian Forces Station Alert. The Royal Canadian Air Force runs day and night flying fuel and supplies to the station for two to three weeks every spring and fall. The station is the most northern, permanently inhabited location in the world. Master Cpl. Shilo Adamson/Canadian Forces

    Polar Challenge: Extreme Conditions Put High Cost on Arctic Operations

    The Canadian government has vowed to significantly boost military capability in the Arctic, but after years of such promises, a major roadblock still stands in the way money.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  16. France-based Defense Conseil International teaches French Navy 'know-how' to other countries, and is expanding to areas such as pilot training for Kuwaiti students. Defense Conseil International

    DCI Expands Training Portfolio

    Defense Conseil International, a French international service firm that has long trained Navy officers for Kuwait, has logged a first for the company by training future Kuwaiti pilots as well, according to DCI Chairman Jean-Michel Palagos.

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  17. Sweden recently joined Norway in ordering military vehicles in a deal that eventually could be worth more than 2 billion. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles

    Scandinavian Deals Could Be Worth More Than 2B Euros for Rheinmetall

    Two recent truck deals with Scandinavian countries could eventually be worth more than 2 billion Euros (US $2.72 billion) for Rheinmetall, the company says.

    • May. 29, 2014
  18. Pro-Russian Crimeans wave Russian flags after exit polls showed that about 93 percent of voters in Ukraine's Crimea region supported union with Russia. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP

    Russia's Rosoboronexport Takes Over Crimean Defense Exports

    Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport has announced it is taking over the export of arms and military equipment made by defense manufacturers based in Ukraine's Crimea, which is currently under Russian control.

    • May. 29, 2014
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