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Daily Defense News Capsules for 01/21/2022

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Two Marines have been killed in a vehicle accident in North Carolina, reports NBC News. On Wednesday, 19 Marines were traveling in a 7-ton Mk 23 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) truck along N.C. Highway 210 near Camp Lejeune, when the vehicle rolled over while ...
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The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) says it has signed agreements with several commercial providers to acquire data from their synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites. The study contracts were awarded to Airbus U.S., Capella Space, Iceye U.S., PresaSAR and Umbra, ...
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U.S. Prosecutors have charged four Belarusian officials for falsely diverting a passenger aircraft so that a dissident journalist onboard could be arrested, reports the Dept. of Justice.  On Thursday, a federal grand jury in New York indicted four officials for conspiracy ...
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Another man has been charged for involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, reports the Dept. of Justice. On Thursday, Rodolphe Jaar, 49, a Haitian-Chilean national, was charged with conspiring to commit murder or kidnapping outside the U.S. ...
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The Australian and New Zealand navies have taken steps to provide assistance to Tonga following the eruption of an underwater volcano on Jan. 15, reports USNI News. The New Zealand navy offshore patrol ship Wellington and replenishment ship Aotearoa departed on Monday ...
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Several top defense officials in Armenia are standing trial on allegations of fraud and embezzlement in the purchases of military equipment, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. On Wednesday, the trial started for chief of the General Staff Gen. Artak Davtian, former ...
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Iran, Russia and China are holding joint maritime exercises in the northern Indian ocean, reports the Times of Israel. The Maritime Security Belt drills were scheduled to begin on Friday, reported Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The exercise is intended to strengthen ...
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The Turkish military has taken delivery of the domestic Hisar O+ air defense system, reports the Daily Sabah (Istanbul). On Thursday, the Hisar O+ medium-altitude surface-to-air missile system was delivered to the Turkish military for fielding. With its delivery, Turkey ...
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The Indian armed forces have selected Saab’s AT4 system for a single-shot support weapon requirement, reports the Swedish defense firm. FFV Ordnance, which is responsible for Saab’s ground combat offerings in India, signed the contract, the value of which was not ...
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German shipbuilder Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) says it has signed a contract with Israel for new conventional submarines. On Thursday, the Israeli Ministry of Defense and TKMS signed an agreement on the technical content and contractual provisions for three planned ...
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At least three people have been killed in an explosion in a shopping district in Lahore in northeastern Pakistan, reports the Geo News (Karachi). On Thursday, a bomb planted on a motorcycle detonated in the New Anarkali shopping area, said police.  Twenty-five ...
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The Russian Ministry of Defense says the navy will hold drills in all its areas of responsibility through the end of February, reports the Tass news agency (Moscow). On Thursday, the ministry said the service would train in waters near Russia as well as the open ocean, ...
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The Canadian Center for Cybersecurity has warned that Russia may be targeting Canadian critical infrastructure networks, reports CTV News. On Wednesday, the center warned that foreign threat actors, including from Russia, could be trying to breach critical infrastructure ...
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Eleven Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack in the eastern Diyala province, reports Rudaw (Iraqi Kurdistan). Early Friday, militants infiltrated a 1st Division base near the Al Azim area, according to a statement by Gov. Muthanna Al Tamimi cited ...
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The U.S. says it will not resume aid to Sudan until a civilian government is in place and violence against democracy activists ends, reports the Middle East Eye. On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said that U.S. aid would not resume until "a civilian-led government ...
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Scores have reportedly been killed and injured in an airstrike on a prison in northern Yemen, reports Agence France-Presse. On Friday, an airstrike hit a jail in Saada, killing and injuring dozens, according to Houthi rebels who control the area. The International ...
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