Defense News

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:52
The Russian military has kept a low profile since NATO kicked off a massive exercise in the Baltic Sea in early June, the head of 6th Fleet said Wednesday. The Russian navy has had a limited presence around forces participated in the annual BALTOPS exercise that features 17 nations in a show of resolve in a region increasingly threatened by Russian aggression. Vice Adm. James Foggo told reporters Wednesday that the Russians have dispatched two spy ships to monitor the exercise and have had planes fly over participating ships, including Foggo’s flagship, the Mount Whitney, “at altitude,” he added.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:14
Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv by the end of the year.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Turkish government has said that it intends to buy scores of naval assets in the next years, potentially giving a major boost to the country’s flourishing shipyards and their foreign partners.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:26
Despite widespread global interest and reputed export sales to countries from East Asia to the Arabian Gulf, Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket intercepting system has not yet been sold to a single customer, government and industry sources say.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:42
Given Europe’s intensified needs for intelligence, homeland security and coalition defense capabilities, Israel’s Ministry of Defense anticipates high interest in locally developed, operationally proven technologies on display at the biannual Eurosatory exhibition opening Monday in Paris.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:24
Two senators on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee are pressing ahead with their fight to limit American bomb sales to Saudi Arabia in protest for Riyadh's conduct of its military intervention in Yemen's civil war.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:23
The Army is preparing to send a rotational armored brigade combat team to Europe starting in February next year and decisions on how the units within the brigade will be positioned are coming this summer, the US Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Monday. “I think decisions get made in June and July about the enhanced forward presence,” Hodges told a group of reporters after the Polish army kicked off its largest national military exercise called Anakonda.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:42
The Polish military is in discussions with the United States about a new logistics agreement for its F-16 fighter fleet, with a military official arguing here that Warsaw should look to boost its F-16 fleet come 2025. The Polish military also has had preliminary talks about a major upgrade package that would install active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars on at least some of its 48 F-16 C/D models.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:35
A U.S.-funded partnership between Jordan and Raytheon is entering the final phase of a nearly $100 million program to guard the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:45
India and Oman signed pacts to upgrade their defense ties during Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's May 20-22 visit to the gulf nation, which was the first country India established defense ties with in the 1970s.