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Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South’s defence ministry said Monday. “Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical […]

Brits WILL Commission, Operate HMS Prince of Wales (2nd Carrier)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the Ministry of Defence will bring its second aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, into service – a reversal of a decision made in 2010.In the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR)...Show More Summary

Northrop Grumman Offering X-47B Deriv for British FCAS

Northrop Grumman is pitching the unmanned combat air vehicle technology derived from its US Navy-sponsored X-47B demonstrator to the UK, to feed into its Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme.The UK Ministry of Defence began theShow More Summary

Britain Launching Laser Weapons Program

The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is reportedly planning to launch a competition this year for the development of directed energy weapons (DEW).An MoD spokeswoman was quoted by DefenseNews...Show More Summary

General Dynamics to build British Army's next light tank

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded General Dynamics UK a contract to deliver 589 light-armor Scout Specialist Vehicles (SV) to the Army between 2017 and 2024... Continue Reading General Dynamics to build British Army's...Show More Summary

Russia Says France's Halt to Supply Navy Ship No Tragedy

Russia's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday France's decision to suspend delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia over the crisis in Ukraine would not hurt its

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling ISIS militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. The move followed a meeting of ministers led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in […]

First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first consignment of four upgraded Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters to Russia’s Defence Ministry. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, as part of the state defence order, and have successfully […]

Tooling up

2 weeks agoNews : Banyan

SHINZO ABE, Japan’s prime minister, returned to power in 2012 promising to reverse a long-term fall in military spending. He has kept that pledge. On August 29th the country’s defence ministry put in a record budget request of 5.5 trillion yen ($53 billion), for next year, up 3.5% from FY2014. Show More Summary

Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters: ministry

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq has received Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters and will use them against militants who have overrun large parts of the country, the defence ministry said on Saturday.

Russia violates Finnish airspace three times in a week

Finland said on Thursday that its airforce would step-up "reconnaissance flights" after three violations of its airspace by Russian jets in less than a week. According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence a "Russian plane of the...Show More Summary

Russian defence ministry denies sending troops into Ukraine

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday denied US and Kiev claims of its troops' direct involvement in the escalating fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Kremlin insurgents in the separatist east. Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov...Show More Summary

China rejects Taiwan breach of airspace claim

Two Chinese military jets performed "routine flight" and left without incident, says China's defence ministry.

RN Warship Intercepts Caribean Drug Smugglers

Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has seized £21 million worth of cocaine after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean, informs the Ministry of Defence. Sailors

Hungary Sells T-72 Tanks to…?

Hungarian T-72(click to view full) The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has announced that they’ve sold 58 T-72 tanks to a Czech company, Excalibur Defense Ltd., who has begun transporting them into the Czech Republic. Under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty), the Czech firm will face resale limitations, and they must […]

S. Korea, US starts military drill despite North threats

4 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

South Korea and the United States on Monday launched an annual military drill, Seoul's defence ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike. The beginning of the "Ulchi Freedom...Show More Summary

Russian defence ministry denies military convoy entered Ukraine

last monthNews : The Newsroom

The Russian defence ministry denied Friday that it had sent a military convoy into Ukraine after officials in Kiev said they destroyed part of the armoured column. Major-General Igor Konashenkov said "there exists no Russian military...Show More Summary

Germany, France to send aid to Iraqi Kurds

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Germany will send four planes with humanitarian aid to Kurds in northern Iraq on Friday, the Ministry of Defence said, while France said it would boost support to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants. "The federal government has decided to provide rapid and effective humanitarian aid to people in need in the north of Iraq," it said. Show More Summary

Babcock Wins Small Boat Fleet Support Contract

Babcock has begun work under the recently awarded contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide repair and maintenance to small boats used by the Royal Navy,

General Dynamics Gets $67mi Order from Peruvian Govt.

  The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines.

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