US, Australia to cooperate with India and other Asian Countries to ensure security and stability of Indo-Pacific

US and Australia have agreed to further cooperate with India, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Korea to ensure the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific at the 33rd Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN). Officials from the two countries on Saturday met in Brisbane. The US delegation was led by Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J Austin, and…

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US announces $519 Mn military aid for Taiwan

The United States (US) has announced $345 million in military aid for Taiwan to help the country in deterring China from considering attacking the country. The package would include defense, education and training for the Taiwanese. Further, US will also send man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS, intelligence and surveillance capabilities, firearms and missiles.  To…

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Lithuania plans to procure German Leopard 2 tanks

The Material and Technical Support Department of Lithuania has sent a letter to the German Ministry of Defense outlining its intentions to purchase Leopard 2 tanks, Lithuanian news outlet LRT reported on July 28. According to the Ministry of Defense, this step allows the country to gain information and engage in discussions about the specifics required…

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Australia grounds MRH-90 Taipan helicopters after crash

Australia‚Äôs military will ground its fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters after a crash during multinational military exercises that left four crew members missing. The crash took place during a US-Australian military exercise off Lindeman Island on Friday night. Australian Chief of Army Lieutenant General Simon Stuart said that the military would ground its fleet of…

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