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NATO Urges Russia to Hold ‘More Transparent’ Military Drills

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia Tuesday to hold military exercises in a "more transparent" way after the Russian Defense Ministry announced a snap combat-readiness inspection of its air and air defense units in the country's Central Military District on Monday.

China's New Military Strategy Includes Extended Cooperation With Russia

Beijing outlined the importance of expanding Chinese-Russian military cooperation in the ninth Chinese Defense Ministry military strategy, released on Tuesday.

Russia to Start Production of New Ka-226T Helicopter in 2016

Designed in 2008, the Ka-226T is the advanced modification of the Ka-226 multirole helicopter. The helicopter has a takeoff mass of 3.6 tons and a maximum speed of 250 kmh. The Russian and Indian Defense Ministries are interested in purchasing the helicopter.

China Warns of ‘Instability and Uncertainty’ on Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula is facing “instability and uncertainty", the Chinese Defense Ministry warned in a new defense policy paper issued in Beijing on Monday.

China Expects to Continue Military Cooperation With US - Defense Ministry

China hopes to continue developing military ties with the United States in the face of growing differences between the two countries, the Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Russia Notifies OSCE Members of Snap Air Defense Drills - Defense Ministry

Russia has notified the members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe about the start of snap drills to inspect combat readiness of air and air defense units of the Central Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

World War 3 Predictions? Finland Preps Army Reserves, U.S. B-52 Bombers Help Sweden, Over Threats From Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Finland appears to be making its own World War 3 predictions since the Finnish Defense Ministry has begun prepping its Army Reserves for war on the basis of threats from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The U.S. Air Force is also sending B-52 bombers to Sweden as a show of support. Show More Summary

Israeli Military Exports Decrease Almost $1 Billion to Seven-Year Low

Israeli defense sales last year plunged to just $5.66 billion in new contracts signed, their lowest point in seven years, according to data released Thursday by the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

France Says Troops Killed Qaeda Commander in Mali

France’s Ministry of Defense said troops killed Abdelkarim al-Targui, of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, suspected to have ordered the killings of two French journalists in 2013 in Mali.

France says killed 'two important terrorist chiefs' in Sahel region

PARIS (Reuters) - French special forces operating in Africa's Sahel region have killed two key members of the Islamist militant group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a defense ministry statement said on Wednesday.

New Video Shows Topol-M, Yars ICBMs Transported on Pontoon Ferry

Russia's Ministry of Defense published a footage showing the Topol-M and Yars land-based mobile missile systems crossing a river on a pontoon ferry.

Lessons from the Syria fiasco

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, formerly director general of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and head of the Research and Analysis and Production Division of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Military Intelligence, explains the...Show More Summary

Russia's Armed Forces Set to Create Unified Flight Safety System

Russia's Ministry of Defense is developing hardware and software for the unification of information and analytical flight safety systems for the air force.

Russia Demands Release of 2 Alleged Servicemen Captured in Eastern Ukraine

The Russian Defense Ministry on Monday demanded that Ukraine stop the torture and release two of its nationals who were allegedly captured Sunday in southeastern Ukraine.

Greece, US to Discuss Construction of NATO Air Base in Aegean Sea – Athens

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will discuss Athens' proposal to construct a NATO air base in the Aegean Sea during a meeting next week, the Greek Defense Ministry said.

Russian Defense Ministry Dismisses Claim of Russian Troops in Ukraine

Russian Defense Ministry dismissed Ukrainian President claims of Russian military presence in eastern Ukraine.

India Approves Purchase of Some 200 Russian Kamov Helicopters – Reports

The Indian Defense Ministry approved on Wednesday the purchase of around 200 Russian Kamov light utility helicopters, The Times of India reported.

German Defense Ministry May Have Manipulated G36 Rifles Report

The G36 assault rifle has been part of the standard equipment of German soldiers since 1996, but a number of serious shortcomings have been recently revealed.

Iraq defense ministry says second in command of Islamic State killed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday the second most senior member of Islamic State had been killed in a coalition air strike on a mosque where he was meeting with other militants in the north of the country...

Iraqi Defense Ministry: An airstrike just killed the second-in-command of ISIS

The second-in-command of the Islamic State terror group has reportedly been killed in a US-led air strike in northern Iraq, according to the country's defense ministry. Abu Alaa al-Afri, a trusted deputy of Islamic State "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was reportedly inside a mosque in Tal Afar when he was hit, the BBC notes. Show More Summary

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