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Israeli Military Construction: The Financial Aspect

The Israeli political leadership has traditionally paid serious attention to financing the national military establishment. Evidently, it is maintaining a high alert level that enables the Israeli to quickly respond to emerging challenges and national security threats.   Israel’s Military Budget According to “The Military Balance”, the annual review of countries’ military potential, the Israeli…
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Russia’s Hypersonic Weapons: What, When and Why?

Over recent years, hypersonic weapons have occupied a central position in discussions on new technologies affecting international security. Moreover, it should be noted that the quality of a discussion often leaves much to be desired. We will attempt to rectify the situation, at least as it relates to Russian armaments.   Why are hypersonic weapons…
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Export of Aviation Equipment In the Russian-Chinese Military-Technical Cooperation

The military-industrial complex (MIC) of the People’s Republic of China is rapidly developing, but still cannot manage to meet all its needs without foreign aids. In the context of a current political situation becoming even more complicated, Beijing has fewer and fewer opportunities to import foreign samples of military equipment. In September 2018, the United…
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Russia’s Military-Technical Cooperation – 2020

In 2020, due to the pandemic-related restrictions, for a number of foreign clients, the terms of delivery of military products and implementation of contracts for overhaul and maintenance of weapons and military and special equipment were put off and rescheduled.   The impossibility to ensure duly transfer of basic payment documents from customers led to…
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Restructuring of the German Armed Forces

The German Defence Ministry has presented a paper outlining the restructuring of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The paper primarily aims at making the forces more flexible and increasing its readiness by cutting down on top-heavy structures. [newslist] When presenting the key point paper (Eckpunktepapier), Germany’s Defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emphasised that this did not…
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China as an Arms Exporter: Brief Historical Background and Current Status

Today, China is not so much a mass producer of consumer goods, the home of AliExpress and the creator of low-quality technology, as it is one of the leaders in technological and scientific progress, the third country to send an expedition to Mars and a power whose opinions and interests are worth reckoning with. [newslist]…
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India Plans Additional MiG-29K Purchase, Localized MiG-29K Maintenance

On February 3, 2021, the first day of Aero India 2021, Vladimir Drozhzhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said that Russia has responded to a preliminary request from India for additional MiG-29K/KUB fighters. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The fighters would likely be used to raise a third squadron…
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The War of Drones in theMiddle East & North Africa

"Aviation of the poor" is how the specialists refer to the phenomenon of armed drones that are currently used on several theaters of operations especially in the Middle East & North Africa region. The year 2019 was particularly spectacular for the use of this new means of combat, the war of drones, especially with the…
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Turkey’s Future Military Strategy: Notes & Observations

On 12 November 2020, Turkey's Minister of Defence, Hulusi Akar, presented the military budget proposal for the year 2021, to the Plan and Budget Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Dalia Ziada lays out the main points of Turkey’s Future Military Strategy. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On November 12th, Turkish Minister…
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Russia Makes a Comeback by Opening a Base in Africa

The announcement of Russia's plans to create a logistics centre for the Navy in Sudan has been the most recent move by Russia making its strong comeback to Africa. Akram Kharief, defence and security expert, and the Director of Mena Defense, gave the "New Defence Order. Strategy" his take on the matter. Follow New Defence Order.…
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