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U.S. pushes F-35 fighter sale to UAE

The Trump administration has accelerated a push to sell the F-35 stealth fighter and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, according to American officials familiar with the discussions. Administration officials in …

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Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Two explosions hit a military base in Baghdad where Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and police forces are based, the Iraqi press office said. Iraq’s Security Media Cell said in a statement that two different …

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Russia among top-5 world's largest arms producers

Russia moved to fourth place in the sales of arms ranking, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2019, 3.9% of Russia's GDP went to military spending, amounting to $65.1 billion. …

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Turkey leads in buying German arms - media

Germany has quietly increased arms exports to Turkey in recent times, making it the top importer of German arms. Germany shipped 184 million euro worth of mostly submarine components to Turkey in the first four months of this year, …

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S-400 deliveries to Turkey to start next week

Turkey's Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir said the deliveries of Russian S-400 missile defense systems may begin next week. He recalled that Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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Turkey to buy Russia's fighter jets?

Turkey will consider purchasing Russian fighter jets as well if the United States refuses to deliver it the F-35 aircraft, Bloomberg reported. According to the agency, Ankara has stockpiled crucial spare parts for American-made weapons …

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Armenia Defense Ministry buys new offensive weapons

Armenia has signed contracts to acquire new offensive weapons and ammunition on the sidelines of the ARMY 2019 International Military and Technical Forum, spokesperson of Armenia's Ministry of Defense Artsrun …

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 FSB busts clandestine gun traffickers in raid

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs detained a group of clandestine gunmakers, who operated in 14 Russian regions, the FSB Public Relations Center said. "The Russian …

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U.S. remains world’s top arms exporter

The United States remained far and above the rest of the world as the globe’s leading arms exporter, with Russia a distant second, according to a report of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). SIPRI said …

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