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India To Buy 145 M777 Howitzers

The Defence Ministry today approved the much-delayed purchase of 145 Ultralight howitzers, worth about Rs 5,000 crore, from the US and also the bulk production of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the first acquisition of such weapon systems by the Army in three decades since the Bofors scandal. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence

Military and Railway Man Nick Elliott Takes Up Top MOD Commercial Role

Categories: Getting to grips with the Ministry of Defence "Procurement" structure is a task beyond most of us, and even those within it struggle sometimes to explain its nuances and complexities. Defence Equipment and Supply (DE&S) is...Show More Summary

Turkey blocking German official's visit to Incirlik base: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey is blocking the plans of a senior German defence official to visit Incirlik air base in July, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said on Wednesday, in a sign of increasingly tense relations between the two NATO allies.

Mental Health Disorder Cases in UK Army Almost Double Since 2007

Mental health disorders cases in the British armed forces has increased by almost 80 percent since 2007, the UK Ministry of Defence said in a report.

China says Navy Conducted Routine Operations in Area of US Joint Drills

A Chinese naval vessel was conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific at the time of U.S. joint drills with Japan and India, the country's Defence Ministry said on Thursday,

Syria: Presence of foreign troops is overt aggression

Damascus says French and German special forces are active in its territory but Germany's defence ministry rejects claim.

Danish coalition to back $3 billion Lockheed Martin fighter deal

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish government on Thursday reached agreement with coalition parties to proceed with the purchase of 27 F-35A stealth fighters from U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp, the defence ministry said. Following...Show More Summary

Palestinian Gunmen Kill at Least Three in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Two Palestinian gunmen killed three people and wounded seven on Wednesday in an attack at a popular shopping and dining area near Israel's Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv, police said. Both of the gunmen who opened fire outside the open-air Sarona shopping complex were apprehended, and one of them was wounded, Israeli police said. Show More Summary

BAE Systems bid provides glimpse into the future of Britain’s battle tanks

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In service since 1998, the British Army's Challenger 2 main battle tank is reaching middle age, and the Ministry of Defence is looking to extend its life until 2025. BAE Systems originally built the Challenger 2 and has put in a bidShow More Summary

Total of 132 Settlements Have Joined Syria Ceasefire - Russian Military

The total number of settlements that have joined ceasefire regime in Syria reached 132, the Russian Defence Ministry announced. At the same time, the regime was violated four times in the past 24 hours, it added.

South Korea says North fails with attempted missile launch

North Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons program that aspires to threaten the US mainland. South Korea`s defence ministry detected the dawn launch effort, which Japan condemned as an unacceptable and “provocative” act. The ministry declined to speculate on the missile

Boeing set to win $2.9 billion contract from UK MoD: the Telegraph

(Reuters) - Boeing Co is set to win a 2-billion-pound ($2.92 billion) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for new Apache helicopters, the Telegraph reported. The MoD has decided to give Boeing a 50-aircraft contract, including servicing, and the announcement could come as early as July, the newspaper said. Show More Summary

Fallujah: Iraqi forces 'closing in' on ISIL-held city

Iraqi defence ministry says it has isolated Fallujah and completed first phase of campaign to retake city from ISIL.

UK Moves Closer to Laser Weapons on the Battlefield

The British Ministry of Defence is preparing to roll out a demonstrator unit for its first laser-directed weapon next month.

China says it followed rules in U.S. aircraft intercept

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday its aircraft followed the rules after two Chinese fighter jets carried out what the United States said was an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.

In dig at U.S., China says all U.S. arms embargoes should go

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taking a dig at the U.S. arms embargo against China, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday all such U.S. embargoes were a relic of the Cold War and should be lifted, after the U.S. fully removed one against Vietnam.

Russia Calls for Syria Truce After Attacks

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Russia’s Ministry of Defence has called for a temporary truce to begin in two Syrian towns following a series of extremist attacks in the country that killed at least 150 people on Monday. Although militant group Islamic State (ISIS)...Show More Summary

Gergiev is titled Liberator of Palmyra

The Mariinsky conductor and the male musicians who accompanied him to the Syrian historical site have been awarded a medal ‘For the liberation of Palmyra’, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence website. Handing out the medals, Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said: ‘This is a great honour for me.’

India, US Meet for First Maritime Security Dialogue

India and the U.S. held the first round of discussions under the recently-constituted maritime security dialogue between officials of Defence and External Affairs ministries and their U.

Vilnius Asks Ottawa to Be More Active in NATO Baltic Defense

Lithuania considers Canada should be more in NATO's defense Baltic region strategy, accordin to Ministry of National Defence spokesman.

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