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Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday

A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implemented. The United States — by far the world’s largest arms producer […]

Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship

Taiwan on Tuesday launched its largest ever missile ship Tuesday as the island strives to modernise its armed forces in response to a perceived threat from China. The 500-tonne corvette named ‘Tuo Chiang’ — ‘Tuo River’ — is the first […]

Third Borey-Class Strategic Nuclear Submarine Joins Russian Navy

Russia’s third Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, was officially inducted in the Russian Navy on Friday, the Sevmash shipyard reported. “The ceremony of raising the Russian Navy colors on the Vladimir Monomakh submarine on Friday, December 19, […]

Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions

Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to provide a bird’s-eye view of the situation and spot threats that can’t be […]

New Angara-A5 Rocket to Enhance Defense Capability of Russia

Russia’s new Angara-class rockets will be used to enhance defense capability of Russia and its security partners by putting military and dual-purpose satellites into orbit, the Russian president said Tuesday. “This rocket is intended to put payloads measuring up to […]

F-35 Lightning II Program Meets Aircraft Production Goal for 2014

The Department of Defense accepted its final F-35 Lightning II aircraft delivery for 2014 today meeting the program production goal of 36 aircraft. With the last delivery for this year, the government, Lockheed Martin and industry team has delivered 109 […]

Sukhoi Delivers Su-34 Bombers to the Russian Air Force

Today two Su-34 frontline bombers took off the airport of the Sukhoi Company’s branch – the V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation plant and headed to the place of deployment at one of the air bases in the South of Russia. The […]

Italy Orders 3 More Aermacchi T-346 Trainers

Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) signed today in Rome a contract worth 120 million Euros to provide the Italian Air Force with further three advanced trainer aircraft M-346 (identified as T-346A by the Italian Air Force), with […]

Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost […]

Separatists kill at least 34 in northeast India: police

Tribal separatists killed at least 34 people, including four women, in a series of attacks in India’s remote northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday, police said. The attacks took place in the two districts of Kokrajhar and Sonitpur, senior state […]

US Army developing robotic insects?

A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, in Adelphi,...

India clears $700 million defence purchase

India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. India, the world’s largest buyer of weapons, is in the midst […]

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said […]

Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat

Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks Tuesday in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, again warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea. The threat came as lawyers filed a class action suit […]

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short. “A target missile was successfully launched and tracked by the […]

Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Russia’s next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarines will have a double-hull structure and a displacement of up to 12,000 tons, the Malakhit design bureau said Monday. “The displacement will be roughly similar to that of the Yasen-class subs – some 12,000 tons […]

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

On December 13, 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that the United States will unilaterally withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with the USSR. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) between the Soviet Union and the United States […]

US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight reported on the unaffordability of the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding budget and on the fact that its acquisition plans will actually cost much more than the service expects. According to the Congressional Budget Office, which […]

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]

Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

The U.S. Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system today, here, which is home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system companies Fort Hood is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system. “We […]

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