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South Korea, US to hold talks on splitting USFK costs in December

November 19, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

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...

Australia’s Second of Three Destroyers Handed Over to the Navy

July 27, 2018 @ 09:32 AM

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,...

Turkey Approves US$2.32 billion Additional Military Spending

September 28, 2017 @ 01:42 PM

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

South China Sea Dispute: Chinese Vessels Prevents Filipino Flag Planting At Panatag

June 14, 2016 @ 01:46 PM

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...

Poland To Invest $40 Billion To Modernize Armed Forces By 2022

May 20, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

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 P-19R Aircraft Rescue, Fire Fighting Program Enters Production Phase

April 14, 2015 @ 07:23 AM

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)

Pakistani F-16s To Get Exelis Electronic Warfare Pods

September 30, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

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 Successfully Demos G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon

September 17, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems announced today its G-CLAW precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S

Banned Weapons Used In Israel-Palestine Conflict?

August 1, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

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

Israel Defense Forces To Launch Newest Unmanned Vehicles

June 3, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

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

Third FREMM Frigate Floated Out To Fulfill French Navy's Order

September 20, 2013 @ 08:27 AM

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 Wins 1 Billion Euro Saudi Frigates Overhaul Contract

August 30, 2013 @ 08:39 AM

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