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Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Wins $12 Million to Provide Airborne Early Warning Support Services to Allied Nations

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group Ltd., Wakefield, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $12,184,292 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable and firm-fixed-price modification (25) to exercise an option on previously awarded contract FA8721-13-D-0002 0004 for professional acquisition support services. Contractor will provide program management, financial management, administrative and other related support utilizing established government, contractor, and industry practices for the […]

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Lebanese President Michael Aoun Reaches Out to Saudi Arabia in Search of Aid

Lebanon’s new Hezbollah-supported president is courting Saudi Arabia in an effort to restore billions in military aid, a delicate task as his country grows closer to Iran, the kingdom’s main rival for Middle East power. Michel Aoun’s country has for years been a political battleground in the regional struggle between Iran, the backer of the […]

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Caveats of 2016 US-Israel Aid Deal Come Into Focus

More specifics about congressional restrictions on US military aid for Israel have emerged with the State Department release of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) governing the bilateral pact signed nearly four months ago. Details of the $38 billion deal, which covers fiscal years 2019 to 2028, provide context to a fact sheet released by the […]

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Iran to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missiles

Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country’s long-range missile program which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to halt. The vote is a boost to Iran’s military establishment – the regular army, the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and defense ministry […]

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U.S. Increases Support for Turkish Military Operations in Syria

U.S. aircraft have begun regular aerial intelligence surveillance in support of Turkey’s offensive against the Islamic State in northwestern Syria, in anticipation of increased U.S. support for the flailing Turkish military operation around the town of al-Bab. The increased support comes after weeks of U.S. military and diplomatic talks with Turkish counterparts, and Russian airstrikes […]

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Airstrikes By Russia Buttress Turkey in Battle vs. ISIS

Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State, an important evolution in a budding Russian-Turkish partnership. The deepening ties threaten to marginalize the United States in the struggle to shape Syria’s ultimate fate. The air missions, which took place for about a week near the strategically […]

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Israeli Satellite Imagery Shows Russian Nuclear-Capable Missiles in Syria

High-resolution imagery released on Thursday confirms what Moscow-watchers and intelligence analysts have known since March of last year: the deployment of Russian nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in Syria. Captured on Dec 28 by the Israeli-built Eros B satellite, the spy-quality images were posted Jan. 5 on the website of ImageSat International (iSi), a subsidiary of Israel […]