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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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U.S. AF to buy Turkey’s F-35 Jets – It is Official Now

The United States Department of Defence has announced, through its daily contract announcements, that U.S. Air Force will officially buy eight F-35 A conventional takeoff and landing jets originally built by Lockheed Martin for Turkey as part of a $862 million contract modification. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics…
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New Russian Fighter Aircrafts for Indian AF

Indian Air Force (IAF) has submitted a proposal to acquire 33 new Russian fighter aircrafts. The proposal includes 21 MiG-29s and 12 Su-30MKIs, according to Indian media. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. ANI news quoted a government source saying that the IAF has been considering this plan for a while, but the process has…
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Fundamentals of Russia’s Nuclear Deterrence State Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia published yesterday the English text of "Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence."The document was approve on 2 June but was available only in Russian language. This is the first Russia makes public a document in the field of nuclear deterrence. Follow New Defence…
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China Tests Its First Domestic Unmanned Helicopter

China has begun testing its domestically developed unmanned helicopter AR500C. This unmanned helicopter, designed for high-altitude operations, will enable China in the future to use drones to patrol its borders with India. The Chinese state company AVIC (China Aviation Industry Corporation) developed the AR500C drone. The UAV made its first flight at Jiangxi Province. Tests…
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Ryabkov: Russia Did Not Violate Nuclear Testing Ban

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov spoke to the Russian News Agency TASS today and said that that Russia did not take any actions violating its obligations on banning nuclear tests. "As for the reproaches coming from Washington for more than half a year now that we allegedly do not fully comply with our moratorium…
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Rosoboronexport Donates $2M to India to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

The Russian government's main defence export body, Rosoboronexport, has donated $2 million for Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) formed to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.  The announcement shows the traditional warm ties both Moscow and New Delhi enjoy. "Traditionally India has been one of the major partners…
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Turkey Expresses its Readiness to Buy Patriots

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated today that Turkey is ready to purchase Patriot surface-to-air missile systems and other similar systems from its NATO allies, during an online seminar organised by the Washington-based Atlantic Council. Cavusiglu said that Turkey’s decision to buy the S-400 system was a result of the reluctance of the United States to…
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Russian-American Strategic Relations

Thomas Countryman, the chairman of the Arms Control Association board of directors since 2017, spoke to the "New Defence Order. Strategy" journal in November 2019 after a lecture* on “Russian-American Strategic Relations.” The lecture was for students of the Strategic and Arms Control Studies Master’s programme, School of International Relations at Saint Petersburg State University.Mr.…
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Russia & US Talks on Hypersonic Weapons

Moscow is open for a dialogue with Washington on new advanced developments, including hypersonic weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an online interview with Russian and foreign media on Tuesday. "We are also open for a talk on new advanced developments, including hypersonic weapons, in the context, and I want to emphasize it,…
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