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Reliance unit in deal with Russian arms firm

India's Reliance Defence said has signed a manufacturing and maintenance deal potentially worth $6 billion with Russia's Almaz-Antey, the maker of an air defence system that sources said the Indian military was poised to buy.

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Nato agrees Turkey air defence package

Nato allies agreed on Friday to send aircraft and ships to Turkey to strengthen Ankara's air defences on its border with Syria, the alliance's chief said. Diplomats said the package is partly designed to avoid more shoot-d

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Russia may supply air defence systems to Egypt

Russia is considering supplying air defence systems to Egypt, news agency RIA reported on Sunday, citing Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of state-owned defence conglomerate Rostec. Russia is in talks to supply Antey-2500 and

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Syrian air defence head killed near Damascus

The head of Syria's Air Defence forces has been killed in fighting east of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. It said General Hussein Ishaq died of wounds suffered during a milit

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With new air zone, China tests US

China's new air defence zone, stretching far into East Asia's international skies, is an historic challenge to the United States, which has dominated the region for decades, say experts. For years, Chinese naval officers h

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Russia to run with Syria air defence delivery

Russia will not scrap plans to deliver an air defence system to Syria despite Western opposition because it would help deter "hotheads" intent on intervention in the two-year-old conflict, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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Iran to hold major air defence drill

Iran will hold a large-scale military drill involving all its air defence systems next month, an Iranian commander was quoted as saying on Saturday, one of a number of military simulations it has carried out this year. The air defence d

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Turkish plane in ‘breach of Syrian sovereignty’

Syrian air defences had to react immediately to a Turkish jet flying at 100 metres altitude inside Syrian airspace in what was 'a clear breach of Syrian sovereignty', Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said on Monday. 'S

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Iraq seeks air defence deal with Gulf

Iraq is seeking a joint defence agreement for airspace with Gulf countries as it moves to secure its air borders after the departure of US forces from the country this month, a senior official said. Naseer Al-Ani, Iraqi President Jalal Tal

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Boeing delivers 2nd airlifter to UAE

Boeing delivered a second C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence at the C-17 programme’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. The company is contracted to deliver a total of six C-17s to its UAE customer – fo

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