Defense News

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 07:46
As part of increased efforts by the Baltic States to enhance their military cooperation and merge defense capacities, Lithuania’s Defense Minister Juozas Olekas and his Latvian counterpart Raimonds Bergmans have signed a deal to synchronize military procurements for the two countries’ armed forces, the Lithuanian ministry of defense said in a statement.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:06
Senator Lindsay Graham, a hawkish, pro-Israel Republican from South Carolina, told reporters Sept. 14 that the 10-year, $38 billion pledge was too little and the White House wrongly sought to stop Congress from adding to it.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:58
The US is set to approve long-pending fighter jet sales to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait now that a landmark aid deal with Israel has gone through, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:52
An unpredictable Kremlin, coupled with tensions linked to the ongoing strengthening of Russian forces in the Baltic Sea and High North regions, will continue to drive up military spending by most Nordic states over the next decade, an analysis of regional defense plans shows.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:26
The Israeli military demonstrated on Tuesday that it takes seriously Hezbollah’s repeated threats to “take over the Galilee” with a massive drill aimed at evacuating civilians under attack near the Lebanon border.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:14
India has lined up several big-ticket defense projects for discussion between its prime minister, Narendra Modi, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit meeting in Goa next month, according to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:40
Israel and the Obama administration have agreed to a historically large sum in defense aid to Israel, but several pro-Israel lawmakers are saying the amount is just not enough.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:30
The top Democrat on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he will not back a proposal to block a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia over its war with Yemen.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:19
The United States is set to approve the sale of Mk-48 heavyweight torpedoes for Taiwan after many years of delay, said a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) official.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:21
Two long awaited sales of fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar continue to be held up by the US government, even as officials acknowledge growing frustration from the partner nations over the delay.