Pilots in Shymkent have built a figure of 70 in the sky.
The legal framework of the joint air defence system of Kazakhstan and Russia is in place, practical implementation commences.
Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence.
Russia is starting the shipment of the The Sukhoi Su-30, Flanker C fighter aircrafts to Kazakhstan.
About 300 US paratroopers arrived this week in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.
Top Russian defence officials lashed out at the USA, accusing it of undermining global security by funding revolutions and expanding NATO in a bid to contain Russia.
Finns are once again worried about the threat posed by their resurgent eastern neighbour Russia, though they remain firmly opposed to joining NATO.
Defence Secretary Ashton Carter promised that the US would deploy state of the art weaponry in Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyber warfare units.
The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad's troops.
Prince Harry will begin a month-long attachment with the Australian Army, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment.
NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war.
Prince Harry announced he is to leave the British army after 10 years' service that has seen him twice fight on the front line in Afghanistan.
Estonia's centre-left coalition is poised to return to power in an election marked by nerves in the NATO member over the military resurgence of Russia.
Estonia marked its independence day with a military parade featuring NATO hardware and troops on its eastern border with Russia amid heightened east-west tensions over Ukraine.
Russia could try to seize territory from NATO states off the back of fighting in Ukraine, the military alliance's deputy commander in Europe.
Denouncing a business-as-usual approach to Syria, UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for urgent action to lift sieges on civilians and to end barrel bomb attacks.
The European Union said it will meet with the Egyptian and US governments this week to discuss joint action on Libya.
Ashton Carter was confirmed as US defense secretary, and he could soon find himself at odds with a White House that clashed with previous Pentagon chiefs.
The United Nations is temporarily pulling support to the Democratic Republic of Congo's planned military operation to drive out rebels.
US President Barack Obama agreed to hold off a controversial decision on sending arms to Ukraine until German-led efforts to broker a ceasefire with Russia are given a chance.
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