Yemeni Forces Launch Successful Drone Strike on Central Tel Aviv, Israel: Is the U.S. Navy to Blame?
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The Yemeni Ansurullah Coalition on July 19 launched a successful drone strike on the centre of Tel Aviv, a city internationally recognised as the Israeli capital. The attack is one of the latest by Yemeni forces against Israeli targets since the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militia groups in the Gaza Strip in October 2023. The strike caused several Israeli casualties, including a single death, according to local sources, and impacted near the American consulate in the city. The United States moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018, although the ..read more
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New AIM-174 Air to Air Missile Introduced For F-18s: Can it Bridge the Missile Gap with Chinese and Russian Aviation?
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The U.S. Navy has been confirmed to have begun deploying the new AIM-174 air to air missile in its F-18E/F Super Hornet fighter squadrons, which serve as the workhorse of the service’s carrier fleet and currently make up the overwhelming majority of American carrier based fighter jets. The missile class made its overseas debut at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2024, and was developed as an air launched derivative of the new SM-6 anti ballistic missile deployed by the Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class destroyers. The AIM-174 is an oversized air to air missile that provides the U.S. Navy with an ..read more
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Eagle Assault 2024: New Details on China-Belarus Exercises Near NATO Border
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Following the initiation of eleven day military exercises between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the Belarusian Armed Forces, new details regarding the scope of the drills have been revealed by local sources in Belarus. Named Eagle Assault 2024, the exercises in the Brest region are taking place less than 5 kilometres from the borders of Poland - one of NATO’s easternmost members. While the ground forces of both countries have been involved in multilateral exercises in the past, and Belarusian forces have participated in exercises in China, this represents the first deployment of Chi ..read more
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India Unveils New Lightweight Tank Built For Mountain Warfare: Can the Zorawar Match China’s Type 15?
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India has unveiled a new very light class of main battle tank expected to equip armoured units across the country’s mountainous northern regions as a complement to its more widely fielded T-72s and T-90s. The Zorawar Class tank was developed jointly by the country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation and Larsen & Toubro, after minor clashes with Chinese forces in the summer of 2020 highlighted the serious limitations the Army’s armoured units faced when operating in mountainous terrain. The 25 ton tank will be among the lightest in the world, providing a counterpart to the Chine ..read more
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Su-27UB Number 61: The One Special Soviet-Built Air Superiority Fighter That Still Flies For Belarus
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The Belarusian Air Force has gone through several rounds of transformation since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, with the vast majority of its fleet of several hundred fighter aircraft inherited from that period being retired and either sold or scrapped, leaving it with an estimated 40 fighters in service today. Following the retirement of its MiG-25 interceptors, MiG-23 fighters and Su-24 strike fighters, the latter two which were exported to Syria and Sudan respectively, the country in December 2012 retired its Su-27 Flanker heavyweight air superiority fighters which had form ..read more
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Russian Precision Artillery Destroys Another Ukrainian Army Abrams Tank
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Russian Army units were confirmed on July 3 to have destroyed one of the Ukrainian Army’s remaining M1A1 Abrams tanks in the Avdiivka area, after the vehicle was located by a reconnaissance drone. “Artillery crews from the Battlegroup Centre used a Krasnopol smart munition to destroy another Abrams M1 tank in the Avdiivka area during the special military operation,” the Defence ministry reported, with the 2S19 Msta-S is a 152mm self-propelled howitzer having been responsible for making the kill. This represented one of multiple kills achieved on Abrams tanks using precision guided artillery sy ..read more
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Footage Shows Palestinian Militia Take Out Israeli Merkava Tank at Zero Range
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Footage published on July 3 has confirmed a successful operation by Palestinian paramilitaries in the Gaza Strip to destroy an Israeli Army Merkava main battle tank. Two Palestinian personnel were shown approaching the tank from its left side, planting explosives under its turret, then retreating in the opposite direction shortly after which a detonation disabled the vehicle. The militiamen were reported to have been members of the Al Qassam Brigades that operate under Hamas, the Islamist political party that governs the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces launched an invasion of Gaza in October 2023 ..read more
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Ukrainian Air Force’s Greatest Loss So Far: Top Fighter Unit’s Su-27s Neutralised in Missile Strike
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Drone footage in the aftermath of a Russian missile strike on Ukraine’s Mirgorod Air Base, located 160 miles from the Russian-Ukrainian border, has confirmed the loss of four Su-27 Flanker fourth generation air superiority fighters. Two of the aircraft were destroyed, and two more seriously damaged. The attack was reportedly launched using the Iskander-M ballistic missile system, and marks one of the most serious blows to Ukrainian air power since the start of the war. Ukrainian pilots who have flown Su-27s and the incoming U.S.-built F-16s have reported that the former remains an overall more ..read more
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U.S. Completes Delivery of 116 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to Poland: How Do Ukrainian Operators Evaluate Them?
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The Polish Defence Ministry has taken delivery of the final batch of 47 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks, after having placed an order for 116 of the vehicles. The first company of 14 tanks arrived in the country on June 28, 2023, alongside M88A2 armoured recovery vehicles. This has made the country the only one in Europe to have purchased the American tanks, with the only other operator Ukraine having received 31 of the vehicles as aid. The first Polish order was supplemented by a second purchase in April 2022 for 250 more Abrams tanks, which were more modern M1A2 SEPv3s. Acquisitions of new tan ..read more
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Ukrainian HIMARS Missile Stockpile Destroyed in Russian Airstrike
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A Russian air strike on the village of Matveyevka in the Zaporozhye Region successfully destroyed a warehouse with munitions for the HIMARS rocket artillery and missile system. The warehouse reportedly contained both rocket artillery and ATACMS short range ballistic missiles, both of which can be launched by the system. A large convoy of ambulances reportedly headed towards the affected area after the explosion. The targeting of another ammunition and military equipment stockpile was reported shortly afterwards in the nearby Kamennoye settlement. Both strikes were first reported on June 29. Uk ..read more
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