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US-led war games underway in Morocco near disputed W.Sahara

DefenceTalkUS-led forces are carrying out war games near the disputed region of Western Sahara, in exercises jointly organized with Morocco and touted by US Africa Command as its largest. More than 7,000 personnel from nine countries and NATO are taking part in the exercises codenamed “African Lion”, which kicked off on June 8, according to […]

India drops all charges against Italian marines: Rome

DefenceTalkAll legal proceedings have been dropped in India against two Italian marines who shot and killed two fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012, Italy’s foreign minister said Tuesday. “All legal proceedings in India against our two marines… have been closed,” tweeted Luigi Di Maio. “It definitively brings this long episode to an end.” […]

Rheinmetall Delivers Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to the Australian Army

DefenceTalkRheinmetall is pleased to announce the delivery of the first 25 Boxer 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to the Australian Army under the $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability project. Minister for Defence, Hon. Peter Dutton MP visited Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, to […]

US denies military exercises in Morocco will extend to W.Sahara

DefenceTalkThe US military on Tuesday denied a tweet by Morocco’s prime minister that US-led African military exercises this month would take place in the disputed region of Western Sahara. Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani said last week on Twitter that the training “marks the consecration of American recognition of the Moroccan Sahara”. His tweet has […]