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[l] at 9/30/22 12:23pm
DefenceTalkPolish officials said Friday they had distributed anti-radiation tablets to fire departments nationwide in case of exposure triggered by the war in neighboring Ukraine, while denying there was cause for alarm. The move came in response to fighting around Ukraines Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Europes largest which has raised fears of a nuclear []https://www.defencetalk.com/poland-preps-anti-radiation-tablets-over-nuclear-threat-79452/

[Category: Nuclear Weapons News, NATO, nuclear threat, poland, russia]

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[l] at 9/30/22 12:19pm
DefenceTalkFighter jet engines whined this week on a stretch of highway in central Finland, where the military trained on stretches of road that double as spare landing strips. As one of Finlands dozens of reserve runways, the empty highway near the town of Joutsa, hosted an annual air force exercise with F/A-18 Hornets taking off []https://www.defencetalk.com/finnish-air-force-turns-highways-into-landing-strips-79448/

[Category: Air Force News, fighter jets, finland, finnish air force, russia]

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[l] at 9/30/22 11:24am
DefenceTalkSweden announced on Friday it had reauthorized exports of war materials to Turkey in an apparently significant concession to Ankara, which is threatening to block the Nordic countrys NATO membership. Ankara requested the lifting of the restrictions which were introduced in 2019 following a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria after Sweden applied to []https://www.defencetalk.com/sweden-allows-military-exports-to-turkey-after-nato-application-79456/

[Category: Defense Geopolitics News, military exports, NATO, sweden, turkey]

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[l] at 9/26/22 11:16am
DefenceTalkThe United States has warned Russia privately of catastrophic consequences if it uses nuclear weapons as part of the Ukraine invasion, top US officials said. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a thinly veiled threat to use nuclear arms in a speech Wednesday in which he announced the mobilization of reservists following Ukrainian gains on the []https://www.defencetalk.com/us-warns-russia-of-catastrophic-consequences-of-nuclear-strike-79445/

[Category: War News, nuclear strike, russia, ukraine war]

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[l] at 9/26/22 11:13am
DefenceTalkSouth Korea and the United States began their first combined naval exercise near the peninsula in five years on Monday, a day after Pyongyang conducted a ballistic missile launch. Washington is Seouls key security ally and stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect it from the nuclear-armed North. South Koreas hawkish President Yoon []https://www.defencetalk.com/us-south-korea-begin-naval-drills-after-norths-missile-test-79442/

[Category: Navy News, naval drills, north korea, south korea, US navy]

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[l] at 9/22/22 7:09am
DefenceTalkNorthrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Department of the Air Force to be a member of its Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) Digital Infrastructure (DI) Consortium. Northrop Grumman is one of the five industry partners named to the consortium to design, develop, and deploy advanced data-centric capabilities for the Air Force and Space []https://www.defencetalk.com/usaf-selects-northrop-advanced-battle-management-system-digital-infrastructure-consortium-79438/

[Category: Technology News, Battle Management, Digital Infrastructure, northrop grumman, US air force]

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[l] at 9/22/22 7:05am
DefenceTalkNorth Korea on Wednesday denied it was providing arms to Russia, state media said, weeks after the United States said Moscow was turning to Pyongyang to replenish its stocks depleted by invading Ukraine. We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them, an official at the []https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-denies-exporting-weapons-to-russia-79435/

[Category: War News, north korea, russia, Weapons, weapons exports]

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[l] at 9/22/22 7:03am
DefenceTalkNorth Koreas Kim Jong Un declaring he will never give up his nukes and enshrining a first-strike doctrine into law are part of a worrying new escalatory dynamic in nuclear weapons policy around the world, analysts say. Since the height of the Cold War, nuclear arsenals have served primarily as a deterrent to be used []https://www.defencetalk.com/nuclear-shift-north-korean-nuke-law-reflects-global-trend-79432/

[Category: Nuclear Weapons News, north korea, nuclear law, nuclear policy, nuclear weapons]

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[l] at 9/22/22 7:00am
DefenceTalkBritish Prime Minister Liz Truss vowed Wednesday before the United Nations to keep up military aid to war-ravaged Ukraine until it triumphs against Russia. Truss became the latest Western leader at the UN General Assembly in New York to rail against Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hours earlier mobilized reservists in a clear sign he []https://www.defencetalk.com/truss-at-un-vows-uk-military-aid-until-ukraine-prevails-79428/

[Category: War News, NATO, russia, ukraine war, UN, war]

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[l] at 9/22/22 6:56am
DefenceTalkIran unveiled a new medium-range ballistic missile on Thursday during a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq war, state television said. The liquid-fueled Rezvan ballistic missile has an operational range of 1,400 kilometers (870 miles), said the station, which aired images of the missile mounted on a military vehicle. The Rezvan missile was presented in Tehran []https://www.defencetalk.com/iran-unveils-new-medium-range-missile-79425/

[Category: Missile News, ballistic missiles, iran, Iranian missiles]

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[l] at 9/16/22 5:36am
DefenceTalkGermany is ready to take a leading role in ensuring Europes security, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday, vowing to transform the countrys military into the best equipped on the continent. Branding Vladimir Putins Russia the biggest threat to NATO, Scholz said Europe had to be prepared to face up to the challenge. We are making []https://www.defencetalk.com/germany-military-must-become-europes-best-equipped-scholz-79422/

[Category: Defense Geopolitics News, europe, german military, germany, russia]

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[l] at 9/15/22 12:23pm
DefenceTalkSwiss lawmakers voted Thursday to proceed with the controversial purchase of F-35 fighter jets without holding a referendum sought by opponents of the deal. The lower house National Council gave the government the go-ahead to buy the 36 aircraft from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin by a large majority. The upper house, the Council of States []https://www.defencetalk.com/path-clear-for-swiss-purchase-of-us-f-35-fighter-jets-79419/

[Category: Air Force News, F-25, fighter jets, switzerland, weapons exports]

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[l] at 9/15/22 12:19pm
DefenceTalkBerlin will provide Ukraine more armored vehicles and rocket launch systems but not the battle tanks sought by Kyiv for its counter-offensive against Russia, Germanys defence minister said Thursday. Germany will supply two Mars II multiple-rocket launch systems, 200 missiles and 50 armored Dingo troop carriers, Christine Lambrecht said. Soviet-made BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles will []https://www.defencetalk.com/germany-to-send-more-weapons-to-ukraine-but-not-tanks-79415/

[Category: War News, germany, ukraine, ukraine war, Weapons]

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[l] at 9/15/22 7:42am
DefenceTalkLife may seem tranquil on Japans remote Yonaguni island, where wild horses graze and tourists dive to spot hammerhead sharks, but Chinas recent huge military exercises have rattled residents. The western island is just 110 kilometres (70 miles) from Taiwan, and a Chinese missile fired during the drills last month landed not far from Yonagunis []https://www.defencetalk.com/chinese-moves-on-taiwan-rattle-remote-japanese-island-79409/

[Category: War News, china, japan, military exercises, taiwan]

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[l] at 9/15/22 7:40am
DefenceTalkFrench state energy firm EDF said Thursday that lower electricity production due to stoppages of nuclear reactors would sap its operating profit by 29 billion euros ($29 billion) in 2022, worse than previously forecast. Almost half of Frances reactor fleet is offline for maintenance pushed back during the coronavirus crisis, or because of problems with []https://www.defencetalk.com/frances-edf-faces-29-bn-euro-hit-from-nuclear-woes-79406/

[Category: Nuclear Weapons News, france, Nuclear Energy, nuclear reactors]

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[l] at 9/15/22 4:47am
DefenceTalkPresident Joe Bidens administration on Wednesday approved most military aid to Egypt for a second straight year despite concerns on human rights, pointing to limited progress, officials said. Secretary of State Antony Blinken finalized a package of $1.17 billion for Egypt, which has been one of the largest recipients of US assistance since it became []https://www.defencetalk.com/us-again-approves-most-aid-to-egypt-despite-rights-concerns-79412/

[Category: Defense Geopolitics News, Africa, egypt, military aid]

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[l] at 9/13/22 5:55am
DefenceTalkMESA, AZ: Top Aces Corp. (Top Aces), the worlds only commercial owner/operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced that it was selected under the US Air Force (USAF) Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support program to provide advanced adversary air training to pilots at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida and Luke AFB in []https://www.defencetalk.com/top-aces-to-train-usaf-with-f-16-advanced-aggressor-fighter-fleet-79401/

[Category: Air Force News, F-16, fighter jets, pilots, top aces, training]

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[l] at 9/13/22 5:39am
DefenceTalkEthiopias northern region of Tigray was hit by an air strike on Tuesday, local officials said, two days after rebel authorities there said they were ready for a ceasefire. The reported drone strike on the regional capital Mekele left at least one person injured, said Kibrom Gebreselassie, a senior official at Ayder Referral Hospital, the []https://www.defencetalk.com/air-strike-on-ethiopias-tigray-rebels-hospital-79397/

[Category: War News, Africa, Ethiopia, rebels, war]

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[l] at 9/13/22 5:33am
DefenceTalkThe Russian military said Tuesday it had launched massive strikes on all front lines in Ukraine, after Kyivs forces made dramatic advances in a counter-offensive. Air, rocket and artillery forces are carrying out massive strikes on units of the Ukrainian armed forces in all operational directions, the Russian defence ministry said in its daily briefing []https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-says-delivering-massive-strikes-on-ukraine-front-lines-79394/

[Category: War News, russia, Russian Military, ukraine, ukraine war]

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[l] at 9/12/22 12:46pm
DefenceTalkGermany will seek talks with Switzerland on nuclear waste storage, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday, as Berlin warned that a Swiss facility close to the border would heavily burden communities on the other side. Germany would have to discuss the decision through the usual channels with all those responsible in the Swiss government, Scholz said []https://www.defencetalk.com/germany-seeks-swiss-nuclear-waste-talks-after-storage-decision-79391/

[Category: Nuclear Weapons News, germany, Nuclear Waste, switzerland]

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[l] at 9/12/22 12:43pm
DefenceTalkWestern governments are mobilizing their arms manufacturers to ramp up production and replenish stockpiles heavily diminished by supplying Ukraines six-month-old battle against Russias invasion. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced this week a meeting of senior national armaments directors from allied countries to make long-term plans for supplying Ukraine and rebuilding their own arms reserves. []https://www.defencetalk.com/western-arms-production-to-ramp-up-as-ukraine-burns-through-stockpiles-79388/

[Category: War News, arms exports, arms production, ukraine, ukraine war]

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