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Afghanistan Risks ‘Domino Effect’ After Dutch Pullout

As the campaign in Helmand faces tough opposition from outnumbered and outgunned Taliban, NATO is facing a new threat – this time an internal...

Double Game of the Secret Coalitions in Pakistan

While coalition forces are fighting alongside with Afghan National Army and police are inching forward to gain control of areas in Helmand, another coalition...

NATO to Collectively Support HIP Helicopter Operations

Czech Mi-171 taking part in the Gap Tallard multinational helicopter exercise sponsored by the European Defense Agency, March 2009. Photo by Alexander Drevet NATO intends...

A Series of Crashes are Haunting Afghanistan Air Ops

A civilian operated helicopter such as this Mi-8 was crashed at the Kandahar airbase on 19 July 2009 killing 16 and wounding five civilians. Archive...

Changing Strategy for Afghanistan

Few coalition or Afghan government forces have been in Helmand province, sofar considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Coalition presence in this area consisted...

Finland Selects Nowregian/U.S. NASAMS for SA-11 Replacement

// Finland is investing about $460 million (3 billion NOK/€345) replacing its Russian medium-range air defense systems, introducing western air defense missiles...

Putin’s Muscle Flexing in Central Asia: Challenges Obama

Tucked away between the hills of northern Kyrgyzstan, the large Manas air base found itself at the heart of global geopolitics. It is the...

Putin’s Power Play – Bluff or New Global Strategy?

Georgia's "Rose Revolution", like Ukraine's "Orange Revolution", is precisely the kind of popular uprising that the Russian elite fears most deeply. Any Western support...

Is NATO’s Mission In Afghanistan Doomed to Failure?

When NATO assumed command and control of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission on 11 August 2003, the ISAF Headquarters structure was built...

Rapid Fielding Aerostat Detects and Locates Enemy Mortar Attacks

A rapidly deployable aerostat-based system designed to detect and locate mortar attacks could protect forward bases and temporary sites operated by NATO and coalition...

NATO Establishes Core Geographic Services

An industry team led by Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) and ESRI will develop the Core Geographic Services project that will provide the baseline for...

Afghan Missions Are Shaping NATO’s Priorities

“The fact that we are at war in Afghanistan has yet to be fully understood by the public and political system” (in Germany) said...

Russian Mediterranean Naval Build-Up Challenges NATO Sixth Fleet Domination

By 20 August 2008 Moscow is flexing its muscles again in the eastern Mediterranean, and aims to reactivate old cold war naval installations with...

STANAG 4586

NATO Complient Ground Control System for UAV Compliance with STANAG 4586 allows NATO member nations to jointly support military operations using their own UAVs and...