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British soldiers from 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland will be deployed in Afghanistan
 
British soldiers from 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland will be deployed in Afghanistan 640 001
British soldiers of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) left their base at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik, near Edinburgh, to complete an intensive final week of training for their latest role, supporting training for the Afghan National Army.
 

Belgian army military parade for the National Day in Belgium with troops and combat vehicles
 
Belgian army military parade for the National Day in Belgium with troops and combat vehicles 640 001
Today, July 21, 2015 is the National Day in Belgium, its commemorates the day on which Leopold I took the constitutional oath as the first King of Belgium, on July 21st 1831. There is a military parade of the Belgian army in the center of Brussels with troops and combat vehicles.
 

Live firing exercise for Chinese army artillery troops with Type 83 152mm self-propelled howitzer
 
Type 83 152mm tracked self propelled howitzer China chinese army military equipment 640 001
Artillery troops of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off a live-fire drill in a training base in northwest China's Lanzhou Military Area Command on Monday, July 6, 2015. The drill, which will last more than two months, will see artillery brigades from all seven PLA military area commands confront armored forces, infantry and air forces, according to a military statement.
 

Canadian armed forces maintain the peace between Egypt and Israel since 1985
 
Canadian armed forces maintain the peace between Egypt and Israel since 1985 640 001
Operation CALUMET is the name of the Canadian operation in the Sinai Peninsula in support of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an independent civil-military peacekeeping mission established in 1982 as an annex to the 1979 treaty signed by Egypt, Israel and the United States.
 

U.S. Marine Corps and 17 different countries at BALTOPS 2015 multinational maritime exercise
 
US Marine Corps and 17 different countries at BALTOP 2015 multinational maritime exercise 640 001
The U.S. Marine Corps, along with various partner nations, participated in Exercise BALTOPS 2015 in the Baltic region from June 7-15. British Royal Commandos, Finnish Costal Jaegers, Swedish and U.S. Marines demonstrated ship-to-shore assault capabilities to deliver forces where needed, when needed to respond to crises.
 

Australia to train Afghan soldiers with Explosive Ordnance Disposal and IEDs Defeat courses
 
Australia to train Afghan soldiers with Explosive Ordnance Disposal and IEDs Defeat courses 640 001
Australian military experts are continuing to help their Afghan allies with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, and Improvised Explosive Device Defeat courses. Last year, improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, claimed more than eight lives per day in Afghanistan.
 

US 501st Aviation Regiment first AH-64 helicopter unit with Shadow UAV will be deployed in Kuwait
 
US 501st Aviation Regiment first AH-64 helicopter unit with Shadow UAV will be deployed in Kuwait 640 001
U.S. soldiers in the first AH-64 Apache unit to receive Shadow unmanned aerial systems are training hard to work out the kinks in preparation for their deployment this summer to the Middle East. The 1st Armored Division's 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment will deploy in August to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
 

Saudi Arabia armed forces use Chinese-made PLZ45 155mm howitzer to fight rebels in Yemen
 
Saudi Arabia armed forces use Chinese-made PLZ45 155mm howitzer to fight rebels in Yemen 640 001
A picture releases on Internet shows Saudi Arabia armed forces using the PLZ-145 or Type 88 Chinese-made 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Chinese PLZ 45 is combat proven and Saudi Arabia armed forces are the first to deploy this type of vehicle on the battlefield.
 

Russia Victory Day May 9 2015 military parade Moscow Red Square Alabino rehearsal pictures
 
T-14 Armata main battle tank rehersal Alabino Victory day military parade red square moscow Russian army 2015
Pictures gallery about the rehearsal of the military parade for Russia Victory Day which will be held May 9, 2015 on Red Square in Moscow. The upcoming parade in Moscow will be the largest in history. Many new combat and armoured vehicles will be unveiled for the first time.
 

Canadian army has started NUNALIVUT 2015 military exercise in the High Arctic
 
Canadian army has started NUNALIVUT 2015 military exercise in the High Arctic 640 001
Army of Canada on Wednesday April 1, 2015, started the military exercise NUNALIVUT 2015 in the High Arctic, according to a communique issued by the Canadian Ministry of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Operation NUNALIVUT 2015 (Op NU 15) will take place in and around the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area from 1 April until 22 April.
 

U.S. Marines international amphibious landing scenarios during Exercise Eagle Resolve in Kuwait
 
US Marines international amphibious landing scenarios during Exercise Eagle Resolve in Kuwait 640 001
U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and other U.S. forces joined Gulf Cooperation Council nations and other international partners in an amphibious landing scenario during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23-25, 2015.
 

Anti-Terrorism Brigade BAT unit Tunisian police in action during the attack of Tunis Bardo museum
 
Anti-Terrorism Brigade BAT unit Tunisian police in action during the attack of Tunis Bardo museum 640 001
A video released on the facebook account of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior shows the Anti-Terrorism Brigade (B.A.T. Brigade Anti-Terroriste in French) of the Tunisian police in action during the attack of the Bardo museum in Tunis. Two terrorists were killed by the BAT unit.
 

U.S. Marines conducted training of Tanzanian rangers to fight illicit trafficking
 
US Marines conducted training of Tanzanian rangers to fight illicit trafficking 640 001
Approximately 15 U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Theater Security Cooperation Team-Six, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted small unit tactics training with more than 40 Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 2-3.
 

First U.S. heavy attack reconnaissance squadron with AH-64 helicopter and RQ-7Bv2 drone
 
First US heavy attack reconnaissance squadron with AH-64 helicopter and RQ-7Bv2 drone 640 001
The 1/501st Aviation Battalion with the 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade on Fort Bliss, Texas, became first unit converted to a heavy attack reconnaissance squadron, equipped with AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters and the new tactical common data link-equipped RQ-7Bv2 Shadows.
 

Bahrain armed forces equipped with Turkish-made Otokar Arma 6x6 armored personnel carrier
 
Bahrain armed forces equipped with Turkish-made Otokar Arma 6x6 armored personnel carrier 640 001
The Bahrain Armed Forces are now equipped with the ARMA 6x6 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) designed and manufactured by the Turkish Defence Company Otokar. A video released by the Bahrain News Agency shows Bahraini army using the new ARMA APC during a live firing training exercise.
 

United States army Patriot air defense missile system deployed in Poland for military exercise
 
United States army Patriot air defense missile system deployed in Poland for military exercise 640 001
A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.
 

U.S. Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore
 
US Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore 640 001
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif -- Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group will assemble a continuous span improved ribbon bridge, and a medium-girder bridge in Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24-25. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Marines will construct the two bridges across a narrow channel on the lake, a feat that hasn’t been done in more than a decade.
 

The strategy and military campaign to defeat ISIL fighters in Iraq work but will take time
 
The strategy and military campaign to defeat ISI  fighters in Iraq work but will take time 640 002
Although it will take time, the strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is working, and the military campaign against the terrorist group is having the desired effects. That was among the messages delivered Thursday by Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, deputy director of operations for U.S. Central Command, in a speech to the Tampa chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, or MOAA.
 

 Live firing with 2S19 MSTA-S - 2S34 Chosta and Tornado-G MLRS for Russian artillery units
 
Live firing with 2S19 MSTA-S 2S34 Chosta and Tornado-G MLRS for Russian army artillery units 640 001 In the military field training camp of Stavropol Krai has been started live firing for the Russian army artillery units of the combined armed forces of the Southern MD (Military District) which involves about 500 soldiers, over 100 pieces of military combet equipment and vehicles.
 

 Russian troops of air defence units have performed successful firing of S-400 missile systems
 
Russian troops of air defence units have performed successful firing of S-400 missile systems 640 001 The Eastern Military District air defence crewmen of Russian armed Forces have performed successful firings using S-400 ground-to-air defense missile systems at the Kapustin Yar firing range within the acceptance of new complexes from the manufacturer.
 

 U.S. Marines provide C-IED Counter-Improvised explosive device training to Iraqi soldiers
 
US Marines provide C-IED Counter-Improvised explosive device training to Iraqi soldiers 640 001 U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad gave Iraqi leaders counter – improvised explosive device training aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2015. The training allowed the Iraqi brigade and battalion-level staff members to experience what their soldiers were learning and would be tested on. The staff received the same formal instruction Marines receive when learning how to combat IEDs.
 

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