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White House says US, Germany to send Ukraine armored vehicles

DefenceTalkPresident Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed Thursday to send powerfully armed infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, marking a new phrase of Western military support to repel Russia’s invasion. Germany will also follow the United States in sending a state-of-the-art Patriot missile system to Ukraine to help ward off Russian air attacks. The […]

Poland signs deal for Abrams tanks from US

DefenceTalkThe Polish government on Wednesday signed a deal to buy 116 Abrams tanks from the United States as it builds up its army amid the war raging in neighboring Ukraine. The sale had been approved by the US State Department in December. “We are strengthening the iron fist of the Polish Army… to efficiently deter […]

French tanks join NATO defensive line in Romania

DefenceTalkFreshly arrived at Cincu army training camp, 120mm cannons loaded on French tanks are already booming out across the muddy firing range as NATO bolsters its forces in Romania, a member country bordering Ukraine. “The Ukrainian crisis shows that what’s going on in the east can threaten all of Europe. We’re showing that NATO is […]

France to conduct biggest ever war games in 2023

DefenceTalkFrance is planning its biggest ever military exercise involving 12,000 troops, including NATO allies, in the first half of next year, a commander at the chiefs of staff said Tuesday. The scenario calls for a major conflict with an unspecified foreign state to be played out, said Yves Metayer, commander of the troop deployment division […]