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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

2 days agoVehicles / 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

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

U.S. moves closer to sale of frigates to Taiwan; Beijing protests

President Obama has signed a measure allowing the U.S. government to sell four used frigates to Taiwan, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said Friday. The news prompted an angry response from China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory and resents foreign efforts to boost the self-ruled...

Shooting Sites of Execution

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

In 2006, Britain's Ministry of Defense officially pardoned 306 soldiers it had executed for cowardice or desertion during World War I. Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has embarked on her own photographic tribute to them.

BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines.

China Hypersonic Tests Target No Specific Country

Scientific experiments carried out by China within its borders are normal, conducted according to a schedule, and are not directed against any specific country or target, the Ministry of National Defense said. The ministry’s press office was responding to a […]

Getting Pregnant Is An Occupational Hazard for a Soldier

Post by Jacqueline Burt It doesn't surprise me that 12 British servicewomen have been sent home from Afghanistan for getting pregnant this year. If anything, 12 seems like a rather low number. The British Ministry of Defense apparently...Show More Summary

Ark Data Centres to Reduce UK Carbon by 14,000 MT

The UK ministry of defense has selected Ark Data Centres to implement a data center at Corsham in Wiltshire that will reduce UK carbon by 14,000 metric tons over 10 years. The carbon reduction will come from Ark’s G-Cloud formula that includes a fixed power efficiency rating. The MOD is closing the existing host site […]

British Reapers Operate from Home Ground

British MQ-9 Reapers have started operations from a base in Lincolnshire, northeast England, according to Ministry of Defense (MoD) reports. The British drones had been flown from Creech air force base, Nevada. Now the 10-strong fleet will see operations directed from home. No related posts.

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