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Russia sends 150 demining experts to Syria's Palmyra: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 150 Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to help demine the ancient city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Taiwan defence report warns of China invasion risk

Taiwan pledged Wednesday to build up its military in the face of an increased risk of invasion by China in a major defence ministry report that comes as ties with Beijing worsen. China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be...Show More Summary

Ceasefire announced in Syria's Eastern Ghouta: Russia

A ceasefire has been declared in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight last Sunday to March 20, Russia's defence ministry said. "A 'regime of silence' has been introduced from 00:01 on March 6 to 23:59 on March 20 (Damascus time) in the area of Eastern Ghouta," the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers near Burkina border: defence ministry

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Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman told Reuters. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Islamist groups...Show More Summary

Russia, NATO in first high-level military talks since freeze

Senior Russian and NATO military chiefs on Friday held their first phone talks since ties between the two sides collapsed over the crisis in Ukraine, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The chairman of the NATO Military Committee Petr...Show More Summary

Singapore's Defence Ministry hit with first cyber attack - CNET

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Personal information of 850 employees and servicemen was accessed, but no classified information was stolen.

Singapore defence ministry reports cyber breach

The Singapore Ministry of Defence said no classified information was stolen because it is housed on a separate system that is not connected to the internet The personal data of 850 Singaporean national servicemen has been stolen after a “targeted and carefully planned” cyber attack on a Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) system that provides internet

South Korea's Lotte approves land swap for missile defence: ministry

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The board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial U.S. missile defence system, the defence ministry said. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Show More Summary

Dennis takes up advisory role at MoD

Former McLaren boss Ron Dennis has taken up a new advisory role with Britain's Ministry of Defence. Dennis held a leading…

Singapore defense ministry suffers data breach affecting 850 users

Breach in Ministry of Defence's system compromised the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees, whose identification and telephone numbers as well as birthdates were stolen.

Singapore defence ministry reports cyber breach

Singapore's defence ministry said Tuesday that hackers had stolen the personal details of hundreds of staff and soldiers in what appeared to be a "targeted" cyber attack on its computer systems.

MBDA to Lead the Mid-Life Refurbishment of Storm Shadow / SCALP Missiles

The UK and French Ministries of Defence have jointly announced they have contracted MBDA for the mid-life refurbishment of Storm Shadow / SCALP EG cruise missiles. This will prolong the operational superiority of the weapon against the anticipated evolving threat well into next decade This constitutes another major step in the Franco-British route map, continuing

France to send counterterror forces to Niger

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.

France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.

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

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