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BAE Systems Gets $1.3b for New UK Warships

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has signed a $1.3 billion contract with BAE Systems for equipment to build the next generation of warships for the British navy, Prime

RAF Typhoon Fighter Jets Scrambled To Intercept Two Russian Bear Bombers [Video]

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled Wednesday afternoon to intercept two long-range Russian Bear bombers spotted on the borders of British airspace off the coast of Cornwall, says the UK’s Ministry of Defense. The long-range...Show More Summary

Russia Developed New Fuel to Power Mach 5 Hypersonic Missiles

Zachary Keck Security, Europe Russia has developed special new fuel to enable missiles to travel 5 times the speed of sound. Russia’s Defense Ministry has developed a new hypersonic missile fuel, a senior defense official has announced. According...Show More Summary

Russia-backed rebels claim to capture key Ukraine rail hub

LUHANSKE, Ukraine — Russia-backed separatists say they have gained control of a key rail hub in eastern Ukraine. The Donetsk News Agency, a rebel mouthpiece, quoted the rebels' so-called defense ministry as saying Tuesday that theirShow More Summary

CIA bought and destroyed Iraqi chemical weapons during US occupation of Iraq

last weekHumor : Boing Boing

United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Photo: British Ministry of Defense The New York Times today reports that the CIA, working with American troops during the...Show More Summary

Russia to Keep Up With US, NATO Military Capability

Measures taken by the Russian Defense Ministry to develop the Strategic Nuclear Forces and raise the capabilities of regular troops will prevent the United States or NATO’s superiority over Russia, General Staff head Valery Gerasimov said Friday. “The Armed Forces’ […]

RAF Jets Scrambled To Stop Russians 8 Times In 2014, Nuke Bomber Showdown Was First This Year

British Royal Air Force (RAF) jets scrambled to intercept potential Russian intruders eight times in 2014 alone, the U.K. Ministry of Defense revealed after last week’s confrontation between RAF Typhoon fighter jets and a pair of long range Russian Tu-95 bombers — one of them carrying a nuclear warhead. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Russian Army To Standardize AK-12

The Russian Ministry of Defense has selected Kalashnikov Concern’s AK-12 rifle to be the next standard-issue service weapon. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov says that up to 70,000 AK-12s are expected to be delivered in 2015, Vestifinance.ru...Show More Summary

Greek Fighter Jet Crashes In Spain, At Least 10 Reportedly Killed

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A Greek F-16 in Spain as part of a NATO training mission crashed shortly after takeoff, killing at least 10, according to El Pais. Thirteen were injured, including six critically injured, the Spanish Ministry of Defense confirmed. Read more...

Russia to Test Strategic Missile Forces in Unscheduled Drills

Russia has kicked off its first unannounced drills of the year for the country’s Strategic Missile Forces with over 1,200 active duty servicemen in western Siberia, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Egorov said Tuesday. “During the unannounced exercises of […]

The Tupolev Tu-95, 62 Years Old & Still Going Strong

A Tu-95MS off the coast of Scotland – Photo: United Kingdom Ministry of Defense If it is possible to have a favorite aircraft, mine would be the Tupolev Tu-95. The story of the Tu-95 goes back to 1944. During the Great Patriotic War, the Soviets watched with both awe and horror as the Boeing [...]Show More Summary

Japan to Buy Northrop E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV

The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and […]

Russia Sends France Formal Inquiry on Non-Delivery of Mistral Warship

Moscow has sent Paris an official inquiry for an explanation of why a Mistral helicopter carrier was not delivered to Russia according to an earlier signed agreement, a high-ranking official from the Russian Defense Ministry’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation […]

South Korea says North Korea has 6,000 cyberattack specialists

On Tuesday, the South Korean Defense Ministry released a report stating that North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army with one purpose: To "paralyze the South psychologically and materially." Earlier estimates placed the number of specialists at 3,000, The Associated Press says. Show More Summary

North Korea Close to Mounting Nuclear Warheads and Targeting the US, South Korea Warns

South Korean ministry of defense officials warned on Tuesday that North Korea could be close to obtaining the technology required to miniaturize nuclear warheads and mount them on ballistic missiles, which could potentially threaten the United States.

Japan Ministry of Defense's surveillance robot is almost ready to roll out

Good news, everyone! It turns out that the Japanese Ministry of Defense's Technical Research and Development Institute is close to finishing their special surveillance robot. Going by the name of the Throwable Type Reconnaissance Robot, this tiny unit is capable of traveling into various areas to scout the region. Show More Summary

Russia to N. Korea: Interview Freakout 'Understandable'

Russia is apparently no fan of Seth Rogen. A Foreign Ministry spokesman today came to the defense of North Korea's rage over The Interview, reports the AP, saying it was "quite understandable" given the content of the movie. Alexander Lukashevich also sent Washington a little Christmas slap in today's briefing,...

Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Algerian troops tracked down and killed the head of an Islamic militant group that beheaded a French hostage on video three months ago, Algeria’s defense ministry said Tuesday.

Demographics Impact Japanese Military Recruiting, not Policy

On Nov. 20, the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed that military recruitment figures for the 2014 fiscal year had declined compared to the previous year. The number of applicants on the non-commissioned officer fast-track fell 10 percent. Show More Summary

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