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David Oliver


France’s military response to COVID-19

The French Navy’s amphibious assault helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and its 200 sailors are preparing to intervene in response to the coronavirus crisis to...

NATO’s response to CORVID-19

An Antonov An-124 cargo plane carrying several tons of medical supplies from China, including vital respirators and millions of face masks, landed at Pardubice...

Operation Spring Shield: Turkish-Syrian tension rises

On March 1, 2020, two Syrian Arab Air Force Su-24 ‘Fencers’ were shot down by Turkish forces over the Idlib region, northwest Syria, where...

North African Air Power

Following the turmoil of the Arab Spring, the cohesion and strengths of North African Air Forces varies significantly. The Arab Spring The Arab Spring, a series...

New Basic Trainer for Iranian Navy

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation (IRINA) is the air branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army that came into being in...
Airbus H145 Jupiter

New Jupiter helicopters for UKMFTS

The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) announced on 21 January that it had signed a $240 million (£183 million)...

Leonardo Wins US Navy Training Competition

The US Navy has selected AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. as winner of the Advanced Helicopter Training System competition. The Contract The $176.5 million contract requires an...

Luftwaffe A400M Problems

"The German armed forces have decided not to accept two Airbus A400Ms due for delivery," the Luftwaffe said in a statement on 13 November,...

Saab’s enhanced C4I Capability

Building on 50 years of experience, Saab’s 9LV was originally designed for operations in the Baltic Sea, a high clutter environment and a military...

Clear View of Mali

A new tool being used by RAF CH-47 Chinook crews deployed to Mali with the UK’s Operation Newcombe is the beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) capability of...

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