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The launch of the Zircon missile last week. Photo: Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

On Putin's birthday, Russia launches hypersonic cruise missile

The missile was launched in the White Sea and hit a target in the Barents Sea. Putin revealed the existence of the missile in 2019 and said it will fly at a speed of nine times the speed of sound

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Kennedy Space Center in 2018. Photo: Bigstock/Copyright: Kent Weakley 

SpaceX to build satellites that track ballistic missiles

The contract worth $149 million was signed as the first stage of a comprehensive plan under which the company will build four satellites equipped with special infrared sensors

An Estonian Navy training exercise at the port of Tallinn. Photo: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Estonia prepares plan for defense against Russian invasion

The Baltic state is increasing its defense budget, upgrading the defense of its coasts and acquiring anti-ship missile boats. It has also requested cooperation from Lithuania and Latvia  

Photo from the Fincantieri website

Egypt orders two frigates from Italy

The deal is worth 1.2 billion Euros. Egypt is expected to order two more and is showing interest in acquiring Italian patrol boats, all produced by the Fincantieri shipbuilding group