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...
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan have voiced support for the idea to create safe zones or de-escalation zones in Syria during a meeting in Sochi, Russia Wednesday. Both the governments noted that it should lead to further pacification of the parties and to the strengthening of...
Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar during his two days visit has proposed a number of new initiatives to strengthen the capability of Bangladesh Armed Forces. During the visit, which concluded Thursday, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had wide-ranging discussions with the political and military leadership of Bangladesh to further strengthen the...
The Indonesian Military (TNI) will “prioritize” Su-35 fighter jets procurement along with radars, kilo-class submarines and frigates during the 2016 financial year. Responding to a planned defense budget cut, Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen
Japanese House of Councilors on Wednesday approved an amendment related to Defense Ministry (MOD) that takes away the power of the civilian defense bureaucrats over uniformed Self-Defense Forces officers. Further, the amendment places them on an equal footing, Various Japanese media reported Wednesday
The purge and execution of North Koreas minister of the Peoples Armed Forces (MPAF), Hyon Yong Chol has been ‘confirmed during an ideological lecture for military officers recently. The lecture was held at the beginning of May at a base along the Sino-NK border
Asia is spending more than NATO in absolute terms and the rate of increase has even surpassed Europe. Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen commented during a speech at the 51st Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany on Saturday
The Korean Army plans to draw up a code of conduct, or 10 commandments on relations between male and female service personnel following several sex crimes on military bases, Korea Herald said quoting an unnamed officer. The decision was made after an Army colonel was arrested on charges of raping his female subordinate
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