US and South Korean officials fail to reach consensus on splitting the bill of the American soldiers stationed on the peninsula during the ninth round of bargaining, a government official stated on Monday. Senior diplomats of the two sides had three-day talks on the Special Measures Agreement (SMA) to set the amount of Seoul's financial contributions for the 28,500-strong U
The second of three new domestically built air warfare destroyers has been officially handed over to the Australian government at a ceremony in Adelaide Friday. The destroyer, ‘Brisbane, part of $9 billion defense project, will now head to Sydney, where it will be commissioned later this year after final sea trials, News
Turkey announced new tax measures aimed at boosting defense spending, the finance minister said on Thursday. "The tax raises will be transferred directly to the defense industry fund as the fund is not a part of central government budget," Naci Agbal said in a speech at the Istanbul Financial Summit
The territorial row in South China Sea has further escalated with an incident where Chinese coast guard vessels prevented members of a Filipino nationalist youth group from planting a Philippine flag on a rocky outcrop at the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal last Sunday. The incident between the Chinese and the Kalayaan Atin Ito movement (Freedom Its Ours) took place as the country was commemorating Independence Day and just as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries and China were preparing for a meeting in Kunming to discuss territorial rows in the hotly contested South China Sea, The Philippine Star reported
Poland will invest more than $40 billion to upgrade military helicopters, missile and air defense systems, modern artillery, and army mobility by 2022. The upgradation also includes navy modernization as well as communications and command systems, Sputnik reported Wednesday
Oshkosh Defense will begin the production and deployment phase of the P-19 Replacement (P-19R) Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle program for the US Marine Corps. Oshkosh was awarded a delivery order under the P-19R contract to supply the first LRIP vehicles to support Production Verification Testing (PVT)
The Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft will soon have Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS), according to a press statement by Exelis. Exelis announced that it has received official certification for its AN/ALQ-211(V)9 AIDEWS to fly on board Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft
Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems announced today its G-CLAW precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S
As the conflict between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian groups intensifies, the unevenly matched sides continue to assault each other with a wide array of weapons including Israels use of internationally banned weapons, such as DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive), according to various media reports. A statement issued by Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights group, details how Hellfire rockets connected to drones are firing DIMEs
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a special robot to gather intelligence in underground areas. In addition, the forces are planning to deploy another vehicle which will scan enemy territory before Israeli forces even enter the field
DCNS yesterday floated out the third FREMM frigate Provence from the Lorient Shipyard with two other frigates at different stages of assembly and construction. The French FREMM programme calls for 12 ships – 11 for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy
France has won 1 billion euros contract from Saudi Arabia to overhaul four frigates and two refuelling ships, according to Defense News. The upkeep deal involves French weapons and systems makers Thales, DCNS and MBDA and would overhaul vessels that date to the 1980s
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