Defense News

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 05:08
Yuriy Biriukov, an adviser to Ukraine’s defense minister, says the ministry must raise its budget to some 100 billion hryvnia (US $4.65 billion) per year to increase the number of professional troops in the armed forces.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 07:27
The United Nations said Tuesday the Arab League had indicated it would consider sending peace monitors to conflict-torn Yemen if a cease-fire was agreed, as pro-government forces made further gains.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:23
The U.S. State Department gave its approval on Wednesday for a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and equipment, worth $5.4 billion.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:29
The Tunisian government is erecting a fortified security fence that will cover 220 kilometers of its 459-kilometer border with Libya to prevent the free flow of fighters, weapons and goods trafficked from the war-torn neighboring country.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:23
Evidence of Saudi-led coalition land forces operating in Yemen has been mounting since the initiation of Operation Golden Arrow to recapture the city of Aden on July 16.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 08:05
African demand for Embraer Defense and Security's flagship A-29 Super Tucano light attack/trainer turbo-prop aircraft is set to surge as economically strained countries seeking cheaper multirole aircraft settle for its lower price tag.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:57
While US President Barack Obama is committed to assuaging regional skeptics over the nuclear deal with Iran, US officials say security assurances will be primarily procedural.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 05:25
The Army’s top officer believes the fight against the Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS or ISIL, will last “10 to 20 years,” an expansion of the timelines generally offered by the Obama administration.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 06:51
A former top adviser to US President Barack Obama is calling on Washington to provide bunker-busting B-52 bombers to Israel as a means of bolstering Israeli deterrence and the credibility of its so-called military option should Iran opt out of commitments codified in Tuesday's deal with world powers.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 06:32
Four US F-16 warplanes landed in Iraq on Monday, the first batch of a much-delayed delivery aimed at boosting the ailing Iraqi military's capacity, the defense ministry said.