Military Equipment

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:11
Romania received its first six F-16 fighter jets from Portugal on Friday, as it works to bring its obsolete forces up to NATO standards and phases out its outdated communist-era MiGs.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 07:27
Germany is looking at buying 4-6 new Lockheed Martin C-130J military troop transport planes and operating them jointly with France, placing a further dent in plans for a fully European airlift capability following the delayed A400M.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:16
Worried about increasingly close U.S.-India defense ties, Pakistan will conduct joint military exercises with Russia and begin buying arms from Moscow for the first time in decades, a key Pakistani lawmaker and aide to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday.
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:14
Kurdish peshmerga forces preparing to join the attack on Mosul, the Islamic State stronghold in northern Iraq, have written to the UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon, asking urgently for equipment to protect themselves from an Isis chemical attack.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:19
Charles Hooper, US Defence Attache to Egypt, said the handover was a clear indication of the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt and came after three decades of building Egypt’s military.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:18
The US embassy has clarified that America's $79million (Shs265b) military aid to Uganda is aimed at bolstering the capacity of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) in the fight against terror and not replacement for UPDF's choppers that crashed in Kenya.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:02
US officials have confirmed they are supplying arms to a Kurdish-led coalition in Syria, angering Turkey and jeopardising a precarious common front in the war against Islamic State extremists.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:16
Paramount Group, via the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, today handed over a donated Gazelle helicopter and specialised anti-poaching dogs to the Gabon National Parks Agency as it sets up an Anti-Poaching Rapid Response Task Force.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:05
The Obama administration has ruled out providing so-called man-portable air-defense systems, known as Manpads, to the rebels, but officials said they are considering arming them with antiaircraft systems that are less mobile and would pose less of a proliferation risk.