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In first-of-its-kind training in the peninsula, special forces Soldiers from South Korea trained with U.S. Soldiers to direct fire from U.S. and NATO aircraft, artillery, and naval vessels from April 18 -28. Soldiers in the course also learned to provide close air support targeting information to joint terminal attack controllers or forward airborne controllers; how to talk directly to pilots;...

Boeing has equipped the U.S. Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems, another key step in the services’ efforts to fully integrate the aircraft into the fleet. Based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., the center allows the Navy to provide immersive training for those maintaining P-8A Poseidon aircraft around the world. The...

Ethiopia is upgrading S-75 Dvina (NATO reporting name: SA-2 Guideline) long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM), systems, as the local newspapers report. The upgraded system is based on the T-55 main battle tank (MBT). Hence, Ethiopia has converted a batch of stationary Dvina SAMs in the self-propelled ones. The system is supposed to have retained the organic Soviet SAM. Self-propelled S-75 launching...

The 8th Annual Warrior Competition kicked of at Jordan's King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center on May 2 and runs through May 6. There are 27 teams in this year’s event. Last year’s event was won by Russia’s Counter Terrorism Team 1. In 2015 there were 37 teams from 18 countries. Teams competing in 2016 include:   Canada Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)   China, PRC Chinese...

For the first time, soldiers at multiple posts can train together in helicopter and ground combat vehicle simulators. The computer and software innovations that added the new capability also allow Army commanders to use their tactical communication systems in training just as they would in combat. These new training capabilities were successfully tested by the 3rd Infantry Division in March at...

Egypt`s Armed forces have deployed a batch of 6x6 wheeled self-propelled guns (SPG) based on Russian Ural truck, according to Egyptian media. The trucks are reported to have been bought in Russia and upgraded by Egyptian repair and maintenance military facilities. Egypt has developed two types of Ural-based SPG, namely, armed with Soviet 130mm M-46 (or its Chinese copy designated...

The world's first air-droppable air defense missile system is being created for the Russian Airborne Forces on the basis of the BMD-4M combat vehicle, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Wednesday. "The work is underway on the on the creation of an air-droppable anti-aircraft missile defense system based on the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle. The experimental...

Former USSOCOM commander Admiral Bill McRaven recently conducted an interview with CNN about the bin Laden raid. Click here to read/listen

A C-130 Hercules crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) was judged the top performing crew in a multi-national exercise held in the United States. Seventeen crews from four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States) took part in Exercise Green Flag, in Little Rock, Arkansas from 15-25 April 2016. The RNZAF crew from 40 Squadron, led...

  Kenyan police say they have foiled a "large-scale" biological attack using anthrax, by a terror group with links to so-called Islamic State (IS). A man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. Rewards have been offered for two other men. Police did not name the network, but said it stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia,...