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Slovakia to buy 152 Swedish combat vehicles

DefenceTalkNATO member Slovakia, which shares a border with Ukraine, said Tuesday it plans to buy 152 tracked combat vehicles from Sweden’s BAE Systems Hagglunds as it steps up its military capabilities. “The government has approved this historic project for the armed forces,” Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad said on his Facebook page. “We’re going to increase […]https://www.defencetalk.com/slovakia-to-buy-152-swedish-combat-vehicles-79057/

US, Morocco launch vast military exercise

DefenceTalkThe United States and Morocco on Monday launched the vast annual “African Lion” military exercise, amid heightened tensions between the North African kingdom and neighboring Algeria. The exercise, which began in the southern Moroccan region of Agadir and lasts the rest of the month, involves some 7,500 personnel from 10 nations such as Brazil, France […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-morocco-launch-vast-military-exercise-79011/

East Africa army chiefs discuss regional force for east DR Congo

DefenceTalkEast African army chiefs held discussions Tuesday on establishing a regional military force to restore security in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement. Meeting in east DRC’s commercial hub of Goma, the heads of the militaries of the East African Community stated that they had discussed the “initial modalities” of such a […]https://www.defencetalk.com/east-africa-army-chiefs-discuss-regional-force-for-east-dr-congo-78906/

Germany agrees $107 bn fund to modernize military in face of Russia threat

DefenceTalkGermany’s government and conservative opposition have agreed a deal that will release 100 billion euros ($107 billion) to modernize the army in the face of the Russian threat. An agreement was reached late Sunday to create a special fund for military procurement that will also allow Berlin to achieve NATO’s target of spending two percent […]https://www.defencetalk.com/germany-agrees-107-bn-fund-to-modernize-military-in-face-of-russia-threat-78844/