Defense News

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 05:56
The long-awaited deal to choose the frigates for Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Fleet modernization program could be closed before the end of the year, a knowledgeable source said, and the choice of ship will come as little surprise — a variant of Lockheed Martin’s littoral combat ship (LCS).
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:44
The Turkish parliament voted in favor of a government resolution to renew a mandate allowing the military to conduct cross-border operations in neighboring Syria and Iraq.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:40
A United Arab Emirates government official has confirmed to Defense News the government's interest in acquiring one of two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships originally ordered by Russia in 2011.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 06:07
Regardless of how Congress votes on the controversial Iranian nuclear deal, Sen. Tom Cotton said most members are committed to significantly strengthening Israeli security, including providing billions of dollars in additional annual aid and B-1 bunker busting bombers.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 05:59
Warning against untoward interference from Jerusalem in Washington's ongoing debate over the Iranian nuclear deal, a prominent Israeli strategist on Sunday urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to craft a parallel, bilateral pact aimed at mitigating concerns over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded in July between the world powers and Iran.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 07:00
Azerbaijan is planning to acquire new military vehicles from Kazakhstan. The know-how for the Kazakh defense industry will be provided by South African Paramount Group, reports local news agency APA.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:16
After nearly 10 months of negotiations, NATO allies Turkey and the United States agreed to cooperate on fighting ISIS jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and are discussing ways to broaden their alliance.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 06:59
A People's Liberation Army (PLA)-accredited, publicly traded firm is marketing an advanced airborne fire-control radar believed to be from Israeli owned Elta Systems. If the radar is part of NAV's product portfolio, it could provide Chinese-made fighters — including those planned for export to Iran — with the ability to track and attack dozens of targets simultaneously.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:33
Nigeria said Friday it would step up domestic arms manufacture for the military to cut its reliance on foreign weaponry in its fight with Boko Haram Islamists.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 05:31
The US has donated 9.5 billion Kenyan shillings (US $92.4 million) to the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) to fund soldier training and new equipment acquisitions and sustain the counterterror war against Somali militant group al-Shabab.