Defense News

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:16
Three years after disqualifying a Russian bidder for being too expensive, Turkey invited the same contender into the same contract for the acquisition of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:21
The Pentagon has announced the possible $81.4 million sale of helicopter missile warning systems to Egypt and the $65.3 million sale of two Cessna AC-208 light attack aircraft for Iraq.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:19
Demand in the global naval market remains bouyant as as navies seek to acquire ships and submarines to protect coasts, conduct surveillance over economic zones and project force with a blue water navy.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:17
India has begun a global hunt to buy 185,000 7.62x51mm-caliber assault rifles, with more than $1 billion set aside for acquisition project, putting into question the fate of the homegrown assault rifle Excalibur, which is still in development by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:15
The US Army’s first heel-to-toe rotational heavy armored brigade combat team (ABCT) is set to reach Europe in January as part of a US military buildup in the region to reassure allies and deter against an aggressive Russia, the service’s commander in Europe said.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 07:30
India is unlikely to acquire additional Rafale fighter jets because the Indian Air Force (IAF) is "fully satisfied" following the recently signed $8.8 billion deal to purchase 36 of the fighters, according to a source with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:25
US foreign military sales dropped by around $10 billion in 2016, but the Pentagon’s top weapon sales official isn’t concerned that interest is waning globally.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:02
The Obama administration has lined up more than 40 countries who have agreed to a joint declaration on the import and export of armed unmanned systems, in what the US State Department is billing as the first step toward creating global norms for the weapon systems.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:31
Dassault Aviation and Reliance Group declared Monday a joint venture to form the largest-ever defense-industrial partnership so far announced in India. The announcement of Dassault Reliance Aerospace comes less than two weeks from when India and France signed a deal for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighters for the Indian Air Force.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:37
“Our [European Reassurance Initiative] ERI funds increase pretty substantially from this year to last,” Fanning told Defense News in a Sept. 27 interview. “The Army is being asked to do a lot of new things in Europe, move some force structure there, rotational, and that will be delayed in the first quarter."