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Poland ousts 90 percent of top brass in defence overhaul

About 90 percent of Poland's top military brass have been replaced in an overhaul launched by the rightwing government, the defence ministry said Wednesday. Several leading generals had already resigned over the past year as Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz pushes to consolidate the government's control of the armed forces. Show More Summary

Pakistan Expands its AW139 Fleet with New Orders

Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017. This latest purchase further expands the presence and success of

BELIEVE IT WHEN YOU SEE IT: Russia’s Rostec to co-develop 5th-gen fighter with UAE. Russia defens…

BELIEVE IT WHEN YOU SEE IT: Russia’s Rostec to co-develop 5th-gen fighter with UAE. Russia defense heavyweight Rostec will partner with the UAE Ministry of Defence to co-develop a fifth-generation light combat fighter, company CEO Sergey Chemezov said at IDEX in Abu Dhabi Monday. Development, which is based upon its MiG-29 twin-engine fighter aircraft, will […]

Poland launches new tender for military choppers

Poland on Monday formally launched a tender for 16 military helicopters following months of talks with aeronautics rivals Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The defence ministry began the talks in October after calling off formal negotiations with France’s Airbus to buy 50 of its Caracal helicopters for several billion euros (dollars) in a move that

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

Soldiers shot dead two suspected jihadists on Friday in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, the defence ministry said. A military unit "was this afternoon able to kill two terrorists and wound others on Sammama mountain", it said in a statement, without specifying how many were wounded. Show More Summary

Russia's Red Army Choir sings for first time after crash

Russia's legendary Alexandrov Ensemble, known as the Red Army Choir, gave its first performance Thursday following the December plane crash that killed most of its singers. Surviving and new members of the defence ministry's official...Show More Summary

Germany to Buy Six Warships

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has decided to buy six MKS-180 multi-role warships instead of putting off a decision on two of those ships until 2030, her spokesman said on Monday. The ministry decided last October to delay a tender for four warships…

Germany to Buy Six MKS Multi-Role Warships

Germany's Defence Ministry has decided to buy a total of six MKS-180 multi-role warships instead of four, as initially planned, a ministry spokesman said Monday, without providing a new cost estimate for the program. The ministry decided last…

Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on Friday suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces, who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency.

Damen: First SIGMA PKR frigate for Indonesian Navy

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has handed over the first SIGMA 10514 PerusakKawalRudal(PKR) frigate to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, on schedule and on budget. The ceremony took place at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya where the vessel was assembled.

Fraudsters posing as France's Defence Ministry rob man of millions

Crooks masquerading as aides of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian have defrauded a wealthy foreigner of "tens of millions of euros", the latest in a string of such scams, a judicial source said Thursday.

Rare Rolex ordered by the Ministry of Defence in fine watch auction

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Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions announced their sale of Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver which will take place on 15 March at 10am. The auction, at Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, offers buyers a superb selection of timepieces...Show More Summary

Russian Ministry of Defence Offers Syrians Arabic Version of Website

The ministry’s pages are intended to inform Arab speakers on the “humanitarian situation” in Syria.

Israel authorises 3,000 settler homes in West Bank: ministry

Israel announced Tuesday night the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. "Defence Minister Avigdor...Show More Summary

UK Military opts for iPhone 7 over Android for secured communications

In a decision that underscores the iPhone's stringent security protections, the UK Ministry of Defence recently opted to go with Apple's iPhone 7 as the "device of choice" for sensitive communications that warrant the utmost security...Show More Summary

UK military beefs up iPhone 7 to handle top-secret data

The iPhone has beaten Android as the smartphone of choice for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) which is modifying the device so that it can handle military-grade secrets. British telecom giant BT is working with MoD to beef up the iPhone 7 so that it is capable of switching between two different modes. Personnel […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Germany to Skip Tender for Warship Purchase

The German Defence Ministry on Thursday said it would skip an open tender for the planned purchase of five more corvettes valued at 1.5 billion euros and instead ask the three-company consortium that built the existing warships to submit a bid.

Russian, Turkish jets strike Islamic State in Syria: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and Turkish jets carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets near the Syrian town of al-Bab on Thursday, Interfax news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.

Israel completes advanced testing of mid-range missile interceptor

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has completed successful tests of an advanced version of its 'David's Sling' intermediate missile interceptor system that it is developing jointly with the United States, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

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