PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. arms makers see rising foreign demand for fighter jets, missile defense systems and other weapons as countries modernize their forces and U.S. officials, facing tighter budgets, encourage allies to invest more in intelligence gat...
On my flight to Los Angeles for E3 I watched a documentary called The Fog Of War. The documentary focuses on Robert S. McNamara, the US Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the early stages of Vietnam War. One ofShow More Summary
Moscow is unlikely to cooperate on a seriously flawed, expensive system against an Iranian threat it doesn't see as imminent.
The Department of Defense issued 14 separate contract awards to defense contractors Friday, and while Raytheon didn't win the biggest of these awards, it did win the second biggest. Valued at $534.8 million, Raytheon's contract win Friday...Show More Summary
Andy sends us a link from Bloomberg in which the Defense Department tells little Chuckie Schumer that he doesn’t need a missile defense system in New York; “There is no validated military requirement to deploy an East Coast missile-defense site,” Vice Admiral James Syring, head of the Missile Defense Agency, and his Army counterpart, Lieutenant [...]
Resolving differences between Russia and the United States over missile defense is key to developing bilateral relations, a senior Russian lawmaker said Monday.
Every Friday, The Diplomat probes the web to find some of the best defense articles from the week articles from the week. Here is our top ones this week. Have we missed something you think should be included? Want to share an important...Show More Summary
The US missile defense system is no match for the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that Russia tested this week, a senior Russian official said Friday.
Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will conduct over 200 exercises in the next six months, the Defense Ministry said.
The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have tested a prototype of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Defense Ministry said.
At first glance, the $6.8 million contract that Boeing just won from America's Missile Defense Agency probably sounds more like a rounding error than an actual, material event in the life of this $75 billion company. But it could become...Show More Summary
The House Armed Services Committee is set to write the annual defense authorization bill on June 5. That means it’s showtime for all sorts of Republican craziness on nuclear weapons, missile defense, and related issues. In recent years, the GOP-led committee has produced legislation that would make even General Buck Turgidson blush. Show More Summary
President Vladimir Putin defended on Tuesday Russia’s right to sell arms to the Syrian government but said Moscow had not yet delivered advanced S-300 air defense systems to Damascus. Although Western governments have criticized Russia for planning to send the missile systems to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, Putin told a news conference the contracts were [...]
President Vladimir Putin defended the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to war-torn Syria on Tuesday, but said the contracts for the missiles have not yet been fulfilled.
The decision to deploy a Patriot missile battery and F-16 aircraft to Jordan was made late Friday at a meeting with top military and civilian Defense Department officials to bolster U.S. military support for Jordan - a crucial ally in the Middle East - as the violence from the Syrian civil war spreads, according to a senior U.S. Show More Summary
Boasting about one’s weaponry is nothing unusual in war, where there’s little way of confirming the veracity of the claim. In that, Syrian President Bashar Assad was following a long tradition of wartime leaders, when he told the Hizballah-backed...Show More Summary
The United States move to send a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam could upset the strategic balance of power in the Asia-Pacific Region, a Russian defense official said on Saturday.
Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day.I am not a New York gun control liberal, either. I support a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited...Show More Summary