Defense News

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 06:39
The House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill, passed April 28, tees up clashes with the Senate and the Pentagon, chiefly over a plan altering the use of the wartime overseas contingency operations (OCO) account.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 04:46
Russian air defense equipment manufacturer Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) said it will deliver 28 units of the President-S onboard defense system to the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) by July.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:12
The governments of Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria are discussing plans to set up a joint military brigade, according to an announcement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko following a meeting with his Romanian counterpart, Klaus Iohannis, in Bucharest, reports local news agency Novinite.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:10
The House Armed Services Committee would boost funding to help procure and produce various Israeli missile defense programs by nearly $200 million above the level requested in the president’s defense budget, according to the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:17
As Qatar and Kuwait anxiously await clearance from the White House to purchase new tranches of advanced fourth-generation fighters, Israeli concerns about maintaining its military edge rest on a simple belief: that Israel will retain regional exclusivity over the fifth-generation F-35 for the foreseeable future.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:49
Too often, U.S. security assistance to its Middle Eastern partners is imbalanced toward big-ticket military hardware such as multi-billion-dollar advanced fighter jet deals. But this type of assistance does not address the complex challenge caused by increasingly more effective and dangerous asymmetric threats such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and its affiliates, or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its proxies.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 06:33
Italy and France are locked in a battle to sell new naval vessels to Qatar, which is in a hurry to buy a defense kit as it prepares to host the Soccer World Cup in 2022.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 06:22
Israel wants extensive US multiyear funding to field a multilayered system for detecting and destroying border-breaching tunnels — a mission defined by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon as “a top priority” for the nation’s defense establishment.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:20
Another bipartisan push is afoot by U.S. lawmakers to bolster funding for Israel’s missile defense beyond what is requested by the president in the fiscal 2017 defense budget.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:36
Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to share technology in order to jointly develop and build satellites, Turkish military officials said.