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Daily Defense News Capsules for 09/17/2021

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced that the U.S. will bolster air defense cooperation and deployments to Australia, reports Air Force magazine. The U.S. will evaluate greater engagement and air capabilities; ground force training; and a larger logistical footprint ...
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The Australian, British and U.S. governments have established a new partnership designed to confront security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...
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A senior Central Intelligence Agency official says that there are initial signs that Al-Qaida may be rebuilding under the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan, reports the Asian News International. On Wednesday, David Cohen, the deputy director of CIA, said that recent intelligence ...
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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has suspended key powers belonging to the prime minister amid a deepening feud between the leaders, reports Bloomberg News. Mohamed barred Prime Minister Hussein Roble from hiring or firing government officials during the election ...
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Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi has emphasized his government’s determination to defend Tokyo’s claims over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, reports CNN. In an interview, Kishi said that the Senkakus, known as the Diaoyu Islands by China, are indisputably ...
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A new report says that there was an increase in casualties caused by cluster munitions despite progress in eliminating such weapons, reports the U.N. News. There were at least 360 recorded casualties around the world due to cluster munition attacks (142) or the remnants ...
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Milrem Robotics has teamed with Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace in Norway to develop a new robotic combat vehicle, reports the Estonian defense firm. The Nordic Robotic Wingman will be based on Milrem’s Type X uncrewed combat vehicle and equipped with Kongsberg Protector ...
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The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded SAFE Boats International a contract to supply patrol boats to Ghana, reports Defence Web (South Africa). The US$1.1 million contract awarded earlier this year covers two 38-foot (12-m) Defender-class boats, trailers, spare parts and training ...
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German police say they have prevented a terrorist attack on a synagogue in the western city of Hagen, reports Deutsche Welle. Hagen police said they had arrested four people following an investigation into the planned attack. On late Wednesday, police deployed around ...
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The U.S. Army will join a multinational exercise next week in Ukraine, reports U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The Rapid Trident 21 drills, led by Ukraine with U.S. assistance, will take place from Sept. 20 to Oct. 1 at the International Peacekeeping Security Center near ...
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The Tunisian and Libyan governments have announced plans to reopen their mutual border, reports Xinhua, China’s state news agency. On Thursday, the Libyan government announced that the border would be reopened on Friday following a meeting between Libyan Prime Minister ...
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The European Union has launched a new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, reports Deutsche Welle. The plan announced on Thursday is intended to boost the bloc’s political and defense ties to the Indo-Pacific. The strategy includes exploring enhanced naval deployments ...
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A final proposal on changes to El Salvador’s constitution has been delivered to President Nayib Bukele, reports Reuters. The changes delivered by Vice President Felix Ulloa on Thursday include 216 reforms that would modify fundamental rights and El Salvador’s political ...
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The U.S. State Dept. has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of maintenance support for Saudi Arabia’s helicopter fleets, reports the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The proposed US$500 million deal covers the continuation of a maintenance support service ...
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The Indonesian government has finalized a deal with Babcock International for two frigates, reports the British shipbuilder. On Thursday, Babcock signed an export contract with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned shipyard, to build two Arrowhead 140 frigates under ...
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The Nigerian air force has acknowledged responsibility for an airstrike against a village in the northern Yobe state that killed at least 10 civilians, reports the Premium Times (Abuja). On Wednesday, aircraft struck the village of Buhari in the Yunusari local government ...
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