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Rheinmetall Defense Gets New CTO

August 10, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

Rheinmetall has appointed Klaus Kappen, a formerly head of Research and Development coordination and Special Projects for Land Systems as the new Chief Technology Officer for its Defense business. In charge of the newly established CTO department at Rheinmetall headquarters, Kappen reports directly to the Chairman of the Executive Board of...

Syria’s Top Chemical-Weapons Developer Killed In Car Blast

August 6, 2018 @ 01:37 PM

A top research director at a military agency linked to Syrias chemical weapons program was killed in a bombing that took place over the weekend in Syria, according to Syrian news reports on Sunday. Aziz Azbar, the head of the Syrian Scientific Research and Studies Center in Masyaf, and a leading...

Unmanned Systems to Replace Personnel in South Korean Military

May 23, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

The South Korean military is looking to forming units to incorporate personnel and unmanned combat systems amid concerns of declining manned forces in the countrys defense services, local media reports. According to

China Appoints Former Missile Force Commander As Defense Minister

March 19, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

Chinas former missile commander Lt. Gen

Non-combat Chinese Troops Demobilized As Part of Military Reform

March 15, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

China is demobilizing thousands of soldiers and officers and is deploying hundreds of troops to the border regions as part of the military reform, local media reports. The 81th Army Group of the PLA's Central Theater Command, based in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei Province, said that "military officers and soldiers responded shortly...

New Chief of Defence Force for Singapore

March 13, 2018 @ 09:39 AM

The Singapore Defense Ministry has appointed Army chief Melvyn Ong Su Kiat as a new Chief of Defence Force, effective from March 23. Major-General Melvyn Ong Su Kiat, Chief of Army (COA), is taking over from Lieutenant-General (LG) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow as CDF, and Brigadier-General (BG) Goh Si Hou, Commander 6th Singapore Division, will assume the appointment of COA on 21 March

Saudi Arabian Army Invites Women to Join As Soldiers

February 27, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

The Saudi Arabian Army has invited women to apply for soldiers' jobs listing 12 criteria that much be met by the applicants. While specifying the locations where the jobs would be offered, the invitation to apply does not state whether the jobs would be in combat or non-combat positions

Indian MoD Sets-up Committee to Expedite Defence Procurement

February 8, 2018 @ 06:27 AM

Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a 13 member Advisory Committee on Ministry of Defence (MoD) Capital Projects (RMCOMP) to expedite capital acquisitions to bolster armed forces preparedness. The Committee will consist of the following members: Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Former Secretary, Government of India – Chairman

Ukroboronprom Appoints Former DARPA Head as Supervisory Board Member

February 2, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

Ukraines state run Ukroboronprom has appointed former head of US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Anthony Tether as member of UOP Supervisory Board. Anthony Tether has been in charge of Ukroboronprom long-term development for over a year and a half

Chinese Army Bans Alcohol Consumption Among its Soldiers

February 2, 2018 @ 06:35 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu

Two former Chinese Police Officers Charged with Spying for Taiwan

January 30, 2018 @ 07:29 AM

The Chinese government has charged two former members of the Peoples Armed Police Force (PAPF) with conducting espionage for Taiwan. A Hong Kong-based news website Takungpao reported on Monday that prosecutors in Jiangsu province have accused two former PAPF officers of spying for a Taiwan intelligence agency

Turkey To Hire 40,000 Armed Forces Personnel

January 2, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

After sacking some 9000 soldiers linked to the failed 2016 coup, Turkey has launched plans to hire around 40,000 personnel in various ranks of its armed forces. A military source told Anadolu Agency that the new recruits will include 3,755 officers and 5,375 non-commissioned officers, in addition to the plans to hire 13,213 specialized sergeants and 20,595 contracted rank and file

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