Defense News

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:34
Sweden formally extended its commitment to training Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq to fight the Islamic State until the end of 2016. Funding is in place to continue training programs for Kurdish troops in Iraq over the next 14 months.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:29
Concerns over munition levels among key Gulf partner nations are driving the Pentagon to look at how it can speed up manufacture and delivery of precision weapons, the US Air Force's top official said Tuesday.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 06:24
The Iraqi Army is moving slowly but making progress as it continues to ramp up training, according to Task Force Panther leaders recently returned from a nine-month mission where it trained and advised more than 12,400 Iraqi soldiers.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 06:39
There is no US carrier operating today in the Middle East, a situation that is the product of several years of high-tempo operations and the need to catch up on major maintenance put off to sustain that pace.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 06:27
The United States and Egyptian governments will soon resume the co-production of M1A1 Abrams tanks, weapon systems and accessories after signing a deal that formalized the collaboration between the Egyptian Tank Plant and US defense equipment manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:25
As a top Jordanian official visits Washington this week, the Obama administration is doing its best to remind Congress of the military support it has given to the longtime regional ally.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:14
The Pentagon is considering plans that would place U.S. advisers closer to ground combat in Iraq and Syria in a move that could amount to a major escalation in its war against the Islamic State, a senior defense official told USA Today.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:34
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has pledged to enhance “the entire spectrum” of strategic cooperation with Israel, from cyber defense and high-end attack capabilities down to a joint program aimed at combating terror tunnels.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 06:34
Swedish and Brazilian government and industry officials will meet in November to discuss how a US $4.7 billion Gripen NG deal may create significant industrial investment opportunities.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 06:11
Israel’s Tank Production Authority is producing its first prototype of Eitan, an eight-wheel-drive armored fighting vehicle designed to weigh nearly half as much as the new Namer heavy carriers.