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Nigeria. Nigeria Recaptures 108 Inmates After Prison Outbreak (The Defense Post)

At least 108 out of 240 inmates who escaped from a prison in central Nigeria have been recaptured, a prison official said Tuesday. Heavily armed gunmen stormed the Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, in Kogi State, late on Sunday, freeing scores of inmates. Nigeria Recaptures 108 Inmates After Prison Outbreak (thedefensepost.com)

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Burkina Faso. 480 Civilians Killed in Burkina Attacks Since May: NGO (The Defense Post)

At least 480 civilians were killed in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso between May and August, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Monday. 480 Civilians Killed in Burkina Attacks Since May: NGO (thedefensepost.com)

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Burkina Faso. At Least Three Gendarmes Killed in Burkina Faso (The Defense Post)

Suspected jihadists killed at least three gendarmes in eastern Burkina Faso Sunday and several more officers are missing, security sources and local officials said. “An escort team of the gendarmerie has been the target of an ambush during which three of their number lost their lives,” a security source told AFP. At Least Three Gendarmes Killed in Burkina Faso, Several More Missing (thedefensepost.com)

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Defense/North Korea. North Korea Test-Fires New ‘Long-Range Cruise Missile’: KCNA (The Defense Post)

North Korea test-fired a new “long-range cruise missile” over the weekend, state media reported Monday, with the United States saying the nuclear-armed country was threatening its neighbors and beyond. Pictures in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed a missile exiting one of five tubes on a launch vehicle in a ball of flame, and a missile in horizontal […]

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Russia. Russia’s Rostec Reveals Anti-Insomnia Glasses for Soldiers (Hercules Reyes, The Defense Post)

Rostec’s anti-insomnia glasses. Photo: Alexander Utkin/Rostec Russia’s Rostec State Corporation unveiled their anti-insomnia glasses at Russia’s International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021. Dubbed as the Blue Sky pro glasses, it is expected to be used on a large scale by the Russian military. Russia’s Rostec Reveals Anti-Insomnia Glasses for Soldiers (thedefensepost.com)

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Russia. Russian Firm Kronstadt Announces Drone Sales to ‘Foreign Countries’ (Hercules Reyes, The Defense Post)

Russian defense contractor Kronstadt announced that it has signed contracts for the sale of drones to unspecified foreign countries. The first deliveries are expected by 2022. Russian Firm Kronstadt Announces Drone Sales to ‘Foreign Countries’ (thedefensepost.com)

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Russia. Russia Unveils Autonomous Anti-Sniping Device (Inder Singh Bischt, The Defense Post)

Russian defense firm MF Stelmak unveiled its Sosna-N robotic sniper detector at the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum last month. The laser-optical system, capable of automatic and remote-controlled operation, is designed to scan an area for optical devices such as “sniper rifle scopes, binoculars, or anti-tank missile targeting systems,” Army Recognition wrote. Russia Unveils Autonomous Anti-Sniping Device (thedefensepost.com)

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USA. US Army Airborne Tests New, Faster Infantry Vehicle (Inger Singh Bisht, The Defense Post)

US Army Airborne soldiers have tested the newly acquired Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the service reported. Soldiers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions drove the General Motors Defense vehicle in the pilot test, followed by the initial operational test. Based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 platform, the vehicle provides quicker mobility […]

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Sweden. Saab to Showcase Next-Gen Combat Boat 90 at DSEI 2021 (Joe Saballa, Defense News)

Swedish defense firm Saab will be exhibiting its next-generation Combat Boat 90 (CB90) at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021 on September 14-17 in London. The company revealed in a press release that the event will mark the first time that the fast assault craft would be showcased outside of Sweden. During the biennial exhibition, […]

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Latvia/Finland. Latvia Orders 200+ 6×6 Armored Vehicles From Finnish Company (Hercules Reyes, The Defense Post)

Latvia has penned a deal with Finnish defense company Patria for a 200 million euro ($237 million) contract involving the production and delivery of over 200 6×6 armored vehicle systems, the company has announced, with an expected delivery timeframe of around 2021 through 2029. Latvia Orders 200+ 6×6 Armored Vehicles From Finnish Company (thedefensepost.com)

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Yemen. 65 Dead in Renewed Fighting for Yemen’s Marib: Military (The Defense Post)

Sixty-five Houthi rebels and pro-government forces have been killed in renewed fighting for the strategic Yemeni city of Marib, a military official told AFP on Thursday. The clashes erupted when the Iran-backed rebels attacked pro-government positions south of the city, making progress despite losing dozens of fighters in coalition air strikes. 65 Dead in Renewed Fighting for […]

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Nigeria. Nigeria Gunmen Kidnap 73 Students From High School in Northwest (The Defense Post)

Nigerian gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 73 students after storming a high school in the northwest of the country in the latest in a series of mass abductions targeting pupils. Kidnapping for ransom by armed gangs known locally as bandits has become a grim trend in northwest and central Nigeria, with around 1,000 students snatched this year […]