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Exclusive! First picture of an egyptian Mig29/35

Photo Credit Dmitri TEREKHOV   Today was the first appearance of en egyptian Mig29/35. The picture showing the Mig in sand colors with the egyptian markings and 811 as a serial number, was taken in Jukhovsky airbase south of Moscow. Egypt ordered 42 Mig29/35 the first deliveries are expected on Q2 2017. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow April 1st ...

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Kalashnikov Group transfer to private investors approved by Management Board of Rostec State Corporation

Press release Moscow, February 7th, 2017 Kalashnikov Group transfer to private investors approved by Management Board of Rostec State Corporation The sale of the Kalashnikov Group shares to Andrey Bokarev and Alexey Krivoruchko was put forward to the consideration of the Supervisory Board with the approval of the Management Board of the State Corporation Rostec. It is noted that the ...

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A new military coalition in the Sahel region

By Scott Morgan Just how bad is the current security situation in the Sahel? We don’t generally hear about the situation in the region until one Islamist Group launches an attack against either Government troops of one of the States or a Western Interest in the region. For example recent attacks in Mali [1]and Burkina Faso[2] generated substantial press coverage. ...

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A New FTO Designation in the Works?

  The newly minted 115th Congress is off to an interesting start. While most people are focused on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act there is a quiet movement behind the scenes to address Terrorism. Currently there are two pieces of legislation that have been introduced that seeks to address a long standing foe of the United States. The ...

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Press Release: Fresh success for Rheinmetall simulation technology in the MENA region

Rheinmetall’s Simulation and Training unit has won another important order in the Middle East-North Africa region. A customer country has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based high-tech Group to modernize and expand an existing live training facility. The order is worth just under €10 million, already included in the Group’s recently presented nine-month figures. Rheinmetall will supply state-of-the-art hardware and software components ...

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International terrorism: the troubling game of Morocco In North Africa

What relation between the purchase of six hundred Tow anti tank missiles by Morocco, the exemplary cooperation of the kingdom after the Paris attacks and the fact that it is also one of the largest providers of daech recruits? These elements taken one by one may seem innocuous or, in the case of missiles, the sovereign right of that country ...

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France to sell the two Russian Mistral Ships to Egypt

The series of good news for Egypt seems to continue. An announcement made today by Hervé Guillou, CEO of the French DCNS  group to a German magazine stated that Egypt is now negotiating with the approval of Russia, for the transfer of the contract of the two Mistral class landing ships, The Vladivostok and Sebastopol, to the Egyptian navy. The ...

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Tunisia: a US spy plane over mount Chaambi

It was by pure hazard that we have discovered on Flightradar24, the strange behavior of an unidentified aircraft in the Tunisian sky. A Beech 300 Super Kingair, registered N351DY belonging to an unfamiliar American private company, took off from the small airport of the tiny Italian Pantellaria island at 10 am today, then headed West to Tunisia, over Kasserine. What ...

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