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Daily Defense News Capsules for 05/13/2022

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U.S. Space Force has released a new proposal for integrating testing of satellites, sensors and ground systems to prepare for operations in an increasingly contested space environment, reports the Air Force Times. The vision document, approved in March by Vice Chief of ...
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U.S. Army leaders say that the war in Ukraine has validated the service’s efforts to upgrade its communication equipment and strengthen cybersecurity tools, reports the Army Times. “I think the things that we’ve observed have reinforced the campaign that we have ...
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North Korea has conducted its 16th missile firing of 2022, launching three missiles into the Sea of Japan, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). On Thursday, three short-range ballistic missiles were fired from what Pyongyang calls super-large multiple rocket launchers ...
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The Canadian government has ordered the military to be more “assertive” in cyber operations, according to documents obtained by Global News (Canada). The Canadian armed forces and Dept. of National Defense provided a new “cyber playbook” to Defense Minister Anita ...
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The Danish and Greenland governments have signed a major defense agreement agreed to last year, reports the Copenhagen Post. On Tuesday, Danish Defense Minister Morten Bodeskov and Greenland’s minister for foreign issues, business and trade, Vivian Motzfeldt, formalized ...
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There are a growing number of pro-junta militias in Burma seeking to silence pro-democracy activists and anti-junta groups, reports Radio Free Asia. In late April, eight members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which was overthrown by the Burmese military last ...
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Kazakhstan is set to begin co-producing Turkish combat drones, reports the Daily Sabah (Istanbul). The Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance uncrewed aerial vehicle will be produced in Kazakhstan under a new agreement signed with the state-owned Kazakhstan Engineering ...
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The Colombian government has inquired about purchasing used tanks from the U.S., reports Defense News. In March, President Joe Biden announced that Colombia would be granted major non-NATO ally status. With the new status in the works, the military has asked about ...
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The European Union is set to send another 500 million euros (US$522 million) in military aid to Ukraine, reports Reuters. The latest support would focus on heavy weapons, including tanks and artillery, said Josep Borrell, the E.U. foreign policy chief. The latest aid ...
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Authorities in the Russian-backed Transnistria region in Moldova say unknown assailants have attacked oil infrastructure and a conscription office with Molotov cocktails, reports Agence France-Presse. Early Friday morning, an unidentified man threw a Molotov cocktail ...
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Finland’s plans to join NATO are a threat to Russia, according to a Kremlin spokesman cited by Russia’s state-owned Tass news agency. The continued expansion of the Atlantic alliance does not make the Eurasian continent more stable or safe, the spokesman told reporters ...
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A Chinese intelligence ship has been sailing off Australia’s west coast, near a secretive naval communications facility, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corp. The Australian military has been monitoring the ship for a week or so, particularly as it sailed near the ...
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A terrorist attack has killed a member of the Kashmiri Pandit, a Hindu minority community, in central Kashmir, reports the Hindu. Two gunmen opened fire on a government office in Budgam, wounding a clerk, who died later in the hospital. The little-known Kashmir Tigers ...
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Senior European Union and Qatari officials are visiting Iran separately to try to revive the nuclear deal with the U.S., reports the Al-Monitor (Washington, D.C.). On Wednesday, Enrique Mora, the E.U.’s chief negotiator, met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali ...
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South Korean President Yook Suk Yeol says he will make COVID-19 vaccines available to North Korea as it suffers its first reported outbreak of the virus, reports the Korea Biomedical Review. On Friday, Pyongyang acknowledged that six people had died from the COVID omicron ...
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At least 10 pro-Assad fighters have been killed in a rebel attack in northern Syria, reports Agence France-Presse. On Friday, rebels fired an anti-tank missile at a bus carrying pro-regime fighters back to their home villages, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory ...
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