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Taliban warn of consequences should West extend troop presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August

<p>The Taliban have warned that they would oppose any extension of the foreign military presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August, adding that any attempt by Washington or London to keep troops in the Central Asian country past that deadline would have consequences.</p> <p>Speaking to Sky News in Doha, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said the group …

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Chinese military using commercial Ro-Ro shipping to enhance its amphibious capabilities

<p>China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is continuing to develop its amphibious capabilities by using commercial ships to increase its capacity to transport military equipment.</p> <p> Video footage released by state broadcaster China Centra Television (CCTV) on 17 August showed military vehicles of the 73rd Group Army being embarked on <em>Bohai Zhen Zhu </em> (‘Bohai Pearl’): …

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Australia, India reaffirm commitment to enhancing naval ties

<p>Australia and India have reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing naval co-operation across the Indo-Pacific region, in line with ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ agreed by the two countries in 2020 amid growing concerns over an increasingly assertive China.</p> <p>To this end Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Vice Admiral Michael Noonan and Indian Navy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral …

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Stingray refuels Advanced Hawkeye in latest aerial trials

<p>The Boeing MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial vehicle has passed fuel to a Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye receiver aircraft for the first time, it was announced on 19 August.</p> <div class="container"> <img src="[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]3b2219c5-c766-42b7-9bb1-524a76c4ebf5?sfvrsn=ae445b87_2" alt="A company-owned Boeing MQ-25A Stingray unmanned tanker passes fuel to a US Navy-operated E-2D Advanced Hawkeye receiver aircraft during trials. (Boeing)"> <p …

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MBDA outlines Indian missile investment plan

<p>MBDA has confirmed plans to invest in a joint missile manufacturing facility with India’s state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).</p> <p>An MBDA spokesperson told<em> Janes </em>that the proposed ‘final assembly, integration, and test’ (FAIT) facility will be established within BDL’s existing manufacturing complex in Hyderabad. The spokesperson did not disclose the value of the investment but …

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GE Marine looks to boost collaboration with Turkey

<p>Naval engines manufacturer GE Marine announced on 18 August that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s TUSAS Engine Industries (TEI) covering GE Marine’s LM2500 and LM500 gas turbine engines.</p> <p>Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies will work on potentially localising work for the two engine types, which could …

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IDEF 2021: Aselsan unveils swarming-capable Albatros-S USV

<p>Aselsan showcased its new Albatros-S unmanned surface vehicle (USV) at the IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul.</p> <p>Albatros-S (Swarm) is the latest addition to Aselsan’s growing USV portfolio and is a privately funded development aimed at meeting a domestic research and development (R&amp;D) programme, aimed at investigating unmanned swarming capabilities.</p> <p>The effort was initiated by the …

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