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15 hours 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

4 days 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

2 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

2 weeks agoNews : 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

2 weeks agoNews : 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.

Saab Quits Danish Fighter Competition

Saab has formally withdrawn its Saab JAS 39 Gripen E/F from Denmark's next-generation fighter aircraft competition, Denmark's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 July. The MoD had set a deadline of 21 July for competing companies...Show More Summary

Glock Considers Launching Pink and Tiffany Blue Pistols for Female Market

Last year when the British Ministry of Defence signed a £9m contract with Austria’s Glock to provide the armed forces with 25,000 new side-arms and holsters, nobody could have been surprised by the choice. The highly-regarded Glock pistols are used by military and police in 50 countries including the US, Canada, Germany and Britain. Show More Summary

'Summer of '14: The Last Days of the Old World' opens at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Ministry of Defence and the Bibliothèque nationale de France commemorate the First World War, with an exhibition focusing on the very moment when the conflict sparked off. Why and how, in a few weeks, was Europe thrown into a state...Show More Summary

Boustead Holdings Wins $2.8 Billion Littoral Combat Ship Newbuild Order

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Malaysian Ministry of Defence has finalized new building plans today for six Second Generation Patrol Vessels with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) capability for the Royal Malaysian Navy. The order [...] The post Boustead Holdings Wins $2.8 Billion Littoral Combat Ship Newbuild Order appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

India Restarts Future Infantry Combat Vehicle Program

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revived its five-year old USD12 billion indigenous Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme.The 20-22 ton FICV was envisaged in 2009 as India's first indigenously designed platform, with the...Show More Summary

Taranis UCAV Demos Stealth Capabilities In Second Phase of Flight Trials

Together with the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) we have today revealed that Taranis, the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator, has successfully completed a second phase of flight testing Taranis – the most advanced aircraft ever built by British […]

Taranis Flies in Full Stealth Mode in Latest Test Flights.

BAE Systems lifted the veil on a new series of flight tests with the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator on Tuesday, as the UK and French defence ministries also strengthened their commitment to jointly study a future operational...Show More Summary

Bangladesh Air Force Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters, which will be delivered by the end of 2015, will be […]

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