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The Pentagon mistakes behind the rout of the Afghan army

DefenceTalkThe collapse of the Afghan army that allowed Taliban fighters to take control of Kabul cast a stark light on errors committed over 20 years by the Pentagon as it spent billions of dollars in Afghanistan. The wrong equipment Washington spent $83 billion in its effort to create a modern army mirroring its own. In […]

Four dead as Malaysian serviceman opens fire at base

DefenceTalkA Malaysian serviceman shot dead three fellow air force personnel at a military base Friday before killing himself, police said, a rare case of gun violence in the Southeast Asian nation. He opened fire at around 7:30 am (2330 GMT Thursday) at a guard post at the air force base in Sarawak state, on the […]

Finland Upgrades CV90 Fleet, Extending Capabilities Into the 2030s

DefenceTalkBAE Systems has signed a contract with Finland to upgrade the Finnish Army’s fleet of CV90s. The agreement, worth up to $32 million USD with options, includes a mid-life extension program to increase the vehicles’ combat efficiency for the future battlefield. The CV9030FIN prototype and test series vehicles will be upgraded first, with the remaining […]

US-led war games underway in Morocco near disputed W.Sahara

DefenceTalkUS-led forces are carrying out war games near the disputed region of Western Sahara, in exercises jointly organized with Morocco and touted by US Africa Command as its largest. More than 7,000 personnel from nine countries and NATO are taking part in the exercises codenamed “African Lion”, which kicked off on June 8, according to […]