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First president of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

First president of #Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

| July 4, 2020

Aigul Kuspan, the ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium and head of mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union, looks at the life and achievements of Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev. 6 July 2020 marked the 80th birthday of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan […]

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Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

| July 24, 2019

“There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured, right) said on Monday, writes Kylie MacLellan. “When it comes to freedom […]

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Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

Defence: EU #EuropeanArmy

| June 26, 2019

Photo by the European Defence Agency While there is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states, the EU has recently taken big steps to boost defence co-operation. Since 2016, there has been significant progress in the area of EU security and defence with several concrete EU initiatives to encourage cooperation […]

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#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

#USEUCOM – US European Command begins Europe exercise series 

| May 15, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) began its Europe exercise series on 10 May with the start of joint exercise Immediate Response in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. Immediate Response, a freedom of movement exercise, is the first of six, long-planned USEUCOM exercises scheduled to occur in Europe between May and September 2019.  USEUCOM’s exercise series brings together […]

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#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

#EuropeanDefenceUnion – New guidance to help member states run joint defence procurements 

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has published guidance on co-operative defence procurement to help member states apply the Defence Procurement Directive (Directive 2009/81/EC) consistently and make use of all the co-operation possibilities it offers. This will facilitate Member States’ participation in collaborative defence projects under the future European Defence Fund and its current precursor programmes. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship […]

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#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

#SEAD – Hitting where it hurts

| May 9, 2019

The Indian Air Force’s new NARGM anti-radiation missile promises a step change for the force’s SEAD doctrine.  Work on the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile (NGARM) commenced in 2012 with an initial budget of $62 million, writes Thomas Withington. Open sources state that the weapon has a range of between 54 […]

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#SAGE advice

#SAGE advice

| April 5, 2019

Leonardo’s SAGE ESM (pictured) could commence flight trials onboard General Atomics’ MQ-9B Sky Guardian UAV in 2020. This news follows reports in early February that Leonardo was examining the integration of this Electronic Support Measure (ESM) onboard the MQ-9B, writes Tom Withington. The MQ-9B is the airframe upon which the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Protector-RG1 […]

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