Former Vice President Dick Cheney recently suggested President-elect Donald Trump’s social media skills meant that the American people no longer needed the news media. At the Reagan National Defense Forum, CNN’s Barbara Starr asked the...Show More Summary
The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch the Kirameki-2 satellite that will be one of three military satellites, which will replace the civil analogues that are currently used for communication between Japan’s military units.TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to launch its first satellite into orbit on January 24, 2017, to
Over the last year, Russia’s Defense Ministry has released dozens of videos showing how its bombers and fighter jets hit targets in Syria or supported President Bashar Assad’s ground troops with gunfire and missiles. Major international networks have played the videos — along with the images of...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian defense ministry official on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of the decision to deploy ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad, saying it was Moscow's prerogative, local news agencies reported.
Russia's Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to bring back into service some of its mothballed T-80BV main battle tanks (MBTs) and to update them, according to a source in the country's defence industry."At present, the preparative works to start the modernisation of the first T-80BV MBTs are at a final stage," the source told IHS Jane's. Show More Summary
A Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean as it attempted to land on a Russian aircraft carrier, state news agency Tass reported. Citing the Russian Defense Ministry, Tass said the pilot of the MIG 29 ejected a few kilometers from the carrier and was recovered safely. Russian state media outlet Sputnik quoted a Defense […]
A Russian fighter jet crashed into the sea shortly into a training flight off the coast of Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced. “As a result of a technical malfunction during a training flight an incident occurred to a carrier-based MiG-29,” read an official statement. “The pilot catapulted was delivered to the air carrier
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's defense ministry has signed a 21.8-million euro ($23.75 million) contract with Sofia-based company Aviostart for the supply of 10 Russian engines for its aging fleet of Russian MiG-29 jet fighters, it said on Thursday.
With the United States, and the whole world for that matter, heavily focused on the U.S. presidential election, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced today that Russia is planning a major new offensive on the city of Aleppo in the coming hours. There are ominous signs that this could be a much larger-scale attack than previous rounds of airstrikes. Show More Summary
The Russian Defense Ministry published an order for space imagery of Syrian and Turkish territories. The military agency will get images with accuracy of 2.5 meters per pixel. Experts say it was low resolution that made the military buy images from a private company rather than use own satellites.
For decades rumors have circulated to the effect that highly classified research into UFOs has been undertaken by elements of the UK Ministry of Defense and Royal Air Force. The problem, for the UFO research community, is that the rumors have been consistently and officially denied. That...
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's army seized a cache of weapons, including 17 anti-aircraft missiles on Sunday in the southern desert province of Adrar, the defense ministry said.
BAE Systems said it will cut first steel for the U.K. Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships in Glasgow in summer 2017, subject to final contract negotiations with the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD). “Backed by Britain’s rising defense budget…
Russia’s Ministry of Defense confirmed militants hit one of its aircraft during a flight in Syria, but denied reports of any fatalities in the incident, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Extremist militant group Islamic State...Show More Summary
Russia and Belarus are to send troops for a week-long military drill in Serbia for the second time this year, the Serbian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The drill, entitled the Slavic Fraternity, will involve the deployment of paratroopers across several locations, including in the outskirts of the capital city of Belgrade. Show More Summary
Estonia has accused Russia’s border guard of violating its airspace in what it is claiming is the sixth such violation this year. The Estonian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening that a Russian An-148 borderShow More Summary
Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense has issued a citizen’s manual on what to do in the event of war or another emergency. The manual is the third such guide printed since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. “As we...Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian warplanes have not flown closer than 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) of Syria's Aleppo for nine days, the Russian defense ministry said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not asked Spain to let a flotilla of warships refuel in the port of Ceuta, Russian news agency Interfax reported on Wednesday, citing the defense ministry.
Norway will host 330 U.S. marines on a rotational deployment in January, in a move likely to increase tensions with Russia. The country’s Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday that the U.S. troops were “highly welcome” in Norway, one...Show More Summary