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[l] at 11/14/19 5:00pm
On 13 November, a 24-year-old suicide bomber attacked the Medan Police Headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, killing himself and wounding four police officers and two civilians. It was the second recorded suicide improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the country in 2019 to date,
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[l] at 11/14/19 5:00pm
Russian troops have entered a US airbase in northeast Syria after the final US personnel pulled out of the site. Russia’s RT network posted imagery online on 15 November of Russian Military Police, supported by an Mi-35 attack helicopter and an Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopter, moving into the
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[l] at 11/14/19 5:00pm
Key Points The HASC readiness subcommittee chief wants the structure of the F-35 programme to change He believes the contractors have had too much leverage A key US lawmaker wants the Pentagon to take greater control of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme
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[l] at 11/13/19 7:00pm
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is “keenly focused on China and its growing projection of power” as Beijing seeks to assume a global leadership role in the coming decades based on its “authoritative socialist model”, Chad Sbragia, the US deputy assistant secretary of
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[l] at 11/13/19 7:00pm
The Congolese military announced on 10 November that security forces had killed Hutu militia leader Juvenal Musabimana (alias Jean-Michel Africa) and four of his bodyguards during “an intense clash” in Binza in the Rutshuru district of Nord Kivu province, close to the border with Uganda,
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[l] at 11/12/19 7:00pm
The Lithuanian government adopted draft legislation on 6 November on the structure of the armed forces and personnel levels, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 11 November. Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis said, “The new law will establish not only the
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[l] at 11/12/19 6:00pm
The EU Council has formally approved another 13 capability projects under the umbrella of its Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in defence, which comprises 25 of the EU’s 28 member states. The decision brings the total number of PESCO projects to 47 since the initiative was launched two
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[l] at 11/12/19 6:00pm
The US Air Force (USAF) released more munitions over Afghanistan in October than in the same month in previous years since 2010, according to US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). Recently released data shows that USAF manned and unmanned aircraft released 777 munitions over the Central Asian
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[l] at 11/11/19 9:00pm
Key Points The US Air Force is planning platform cuts in its FY 2021 budget to free up money for modernisation The service wants to free up money to prepare for near-peer competition and move away from platforms that were more valuable during previous combat in uncontested airspace The US Air
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[l] at 11/11/19 8:00pm
To ensure its Wisconsin shipyard can meet the US Navy (USN) requirement to build two guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) per year to compete for the contract to build the warship, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) has embarked on a programme to overhaul the yard and revamp some of its shipbuilding
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[l] at 11/11/19 6:00pm
The European Defence Agency (EDA) says creating a common ‘data lake’ among its member states could offer a way for the latter to test their artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and needs. This would mimic what some EU countries are already doing, but on a larger scale, and would
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[l] at 11/11/19 6:00pm
India and the United States will hold their first joint multi-service exercise on India’s eastern seaboard from 13 to 21 November to enhance interoperability when carrying out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations. In a 12 November statement the Indian Navy (IN) said
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[l] at 11/10/19 9:00pm
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for Germany to have a greater “ability to act” (“Handlungsfähigkeit”) in defence and security. In an address at Bundeswehr University in Munich on 7 November, she said, “It is time for Germany to accept
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[l] at 11/10/19 9:00pm
Key Points A pair of participants in the US Air Force’s first Hypersonic Pitch Day were impressed with how fast the service awarded them contracts This has been a major point of emphasis as the USAF wants to better utilise smaller businesses for their innovation and break conventional
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[l] at 11/10/19 9:00pm
Randall Schriver, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, has accused China of failing to enforce UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposed on North Korea. Speaking on 7 November in Washington, DC, at the Defense One-sponsored panel ‘The China Gap: To
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[l] at 11/10/19 8:00pm
The Spanish Army is to receive a rapidly deployable portable chemical laboratory from Indra, the company announced in a press release on 7 November. It is due to be delivered in August 2020 to the ‘Valencia’ Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Regiment, based
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[l] at 11/7/19 6:00pm
Iran has told the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that three of its tankers have been attacked in the Red Sea this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on 6 November. Iran previously reported one attack carried out against the tanker Sabiti on 11 October, forcing it to return to Iran.
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[l] at 11/7/19 6:00pm
Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the multinational maritime security mission for the waters around the Arabian Peninsula, announced on 7 November that it has opened its headquarters (HQ) in Bahrain. The HQ has been stood up at the United States’ Naval Support Activity base under the
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[l] at 11/7/19 6:00pm
The number of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel has increased by more than 1,000 in less than two years, according to the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra. This represents an 8% increase since January 2018, said Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds in an 8 November statement, pointing out
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[l] at 11/7/19 5:00pm
The US Navy (USN) continues to face capacity issues in trying to keep its ships maintained, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) CEO Michael Petters said. “The overall outlook for ship maintenance is that there’s more maintenance to be done than there is really capacity right now in the
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[l] at 11/7/19 5:00pm
Key Points Regardless of which major party wins the April 2020 election, North Macedonia is unlikely to abrogate internally controversial agreements reached with Bulgaria and Greece since 2017. France’s October 2019 veto of EU accession talks for North Macedonia is likely to slow the

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