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Daily Defense News Capsules for 03/04/2021

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Potential replacements for the U.S. Army's tactical uncrewed aerial vehicle systems performed well at a recent event at Fort Benning, Ga., reports Breaking Defense. The Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (FTUAS) rodeo was designed to demonstrate the capabilities of ...
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded L3Harris a contract to design a long-range uncrewed surface vessel, reports the defense firm. The contract, the value of which was not disclosed, covers work under phase one of the two-phase No Manning ...
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Unknown assailants detonated an explosive device at a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing center in the Netherlands, reports Euronews. On Wednesday morning, a device, said to be a small metal object or pipe around 4-inches (10-cm) long, detonated after being attached ...
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The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina has signed an accord on military financial cooperation with Turkey, reports the Anadolu Agency (Ankara). On Wednesday, the defense ministers of the two countries signed a Cash Assistance Application Protocol during talks in Ankara, ...
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A new Cabinet for the Kuwaiti government has been sworn in nearly two months after the previous one resigned, reports the Kuwait News Agency. On Tuesday, Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a royal decree for the formation of a new government led by Prime Minister ...
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Germany's domestic security service has placed a far-right political party under surveillance on suspicion of extremism, reports Politico Europe (Brussels). The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has declared the Alternative for Germany (AfD) ...
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the lead ship for a new class of frigates, reports Naval News. On Wednesday, the Mogami (FFM-1) was launched from the MHI shipyard in Nagasaki. The frigate is the second in the class to be launched. The Kumano (FFM-2) ...
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Houthi rebels say they control the majority of the strategic city of Marib in northern Yemen, reports CNN. On Wednesday, Houthi Foreign Minister Hussein Al Ezzi said that 10 of 14 districts in the city were under rebel control. Two more, including the city center, ...
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Dozens of unarmed civilians have been killed as security forces continue to crack down on demonstrations against the military regime in Burma, reports the Irrawaddy (Burma). On Wednesday, at least 28 people were killed around the country as police ignored a regime order ...
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The government in the United Arab Emirates is reducing its support for Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, reports the New Arab (London). Two of Haftar's sons recently visited Abu Dhabi for negotiations, which led to the Emirati government slashing financial and military support ...
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A group representing loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland say they are withdrawing their support for the Good Friday Agreement that ended decades of violence, reports the Irish News. On Thursday, the Loyalist Communities Council said it was withdrawing from the ...
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The South Korean Defense Ministry has relieved a two-star general of command after his unit failed to detect a North Korean man crossing the border, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). On Thursday, the ministry said Maj. Gen. Pyo Chang Soo, the commander of the 22nd ...
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At least 10 suspected militants have been killed in a military operation in northern Colombia, reports Agence France-Presse. Colombian forces bombed a base used by dissident members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the jungle around Calamar, Defense ...
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A Nepalese communist rebel group has agreed to lay down its arms, reports Reuters. Led by Netra Bikram Chand (also known as Biplav), the Communist Party of Nepal has agreed to abandon violence under an agreement with the government, according to a joint statement issued ...
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Algerian authorities say that security forces have foiled a bomb plot in Algiers, reports Agence France-Presse. On Tuesday, police arrested three supporters of an unnamed terrorist group in Tipaza Heights, near the capital, reported the Algeria Press Service. Following ...
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