Arms Sales

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:01
Foreign air forces ordering the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be able to customize the mission data packages loaded onto their aircraft in a compromise that defense officials say both preserves U.S. security and allows allies a greater degree of customization of their fighters.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:53
NATO member Poland said Tuesday it will acquire combat drones as part of a multi-billion-euro revamp of its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:51
In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) categorically denied allegations recently reported in the media that Afghan Local Police (ALP) had sold weapons to Taliban fighters in Logar, Maidan Wardak and Ghazni provinces.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:57

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asked Turkey for assistance in the basing and training of groups opposed the Islamic State. The U.S. Defense Department announced plans to increase its efforts to fight Ebola. The Russian military engaged in a number of military exercises in former Soviet republics recently. And the Mexican government made four new arrests related to the disappearance and murder of dozens of students following a protest in Iguala, Guerrero state. Read about these stories and more from this past week.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 05:52
The United States government made a mistake this month in relaxing a ban on lethal arms sales and transfers to Vietnam — a non-democratic, one-party state with an abysmal human rights record. The U.S. move, announced on October 2 as Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh was visiting Washington, undermines courageous activists in Vietnam and squanders important leverage that might have been used to encourage more reform.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:01
Stalled on scandals, a missile deal has given the defense relationship a shot in the arm.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 07:25
Bulgaria on Wednesday rejected Russian accusations that it was betraying its former Soviet-era ally by considering replacing its ageing Russian warplanes with ones built in the West.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 07:21
Last Friday, the Obama administration partially lifted the U.S. ban on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, which had been in place since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. According to the Associated Press, on Friday, “State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters the United States will now allow sales of lethal maritime security capabilities and for surveillance on a case-by-case basis.” These lethal arms sales will, for now, remain relatively limited, though the United States could sell Vietnam boats and planes, which would theoretically be used for Vietnam’s coast guard.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 06:22
Russia's RSK-MiG is seeking to sign a contract with Peru for "more than 10" of the MiG-29-series fighter aircraft's most modern derivative, according to company officials.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 05:55
Nigeria on Wednesday accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved.