US Approves $1.5B Australian Surface Combatant Deal

January 17, 2020 @ 07:52 AM

The United States approved the $1.5 billion sale of long lead items, engineering development activities, and other defense services to support the Australian Surface Combatant Program to modernise three AEGIS capable Hobart-class destroyers, and build three Hunter-class frigates

Turkey Tests F-16 AMRAAM Replacement Missile

January 13, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Turkey has completed testing its Gökdoğan (Peregrine) air-to-air missile, developed as a direct replacement for US-made AMRAAM and Sidewinder missiles. The project for

India to buy 200 Fighters: Defense Secretary

January 13, 2020 @ 08:39 AM

The acquisition of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, and an additional 110 fighters to replace the Indian Air Forces (IAFs) fleet of ageing jets that had long been in the pipeline appears to have moved forward with Ajay Kumar, Defense Secretary of India, hinting at the projects advancing...

What Brought Down the Ukrainian Passenger Plane?

January 10, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

The reason behind Ukrainian Boeing 737 crash that killed all of the 176 onboard the aircraft on Tuesday remains shrouded in mystery- was it a technical glitch or did Iran “accidently” shoot it down as claimed by the US and its allies? The Ukraine International Airlines flight, PS752, crashed near Tehran...

Indonesia Deploys F-16s, Warships to Ward Off Chinese EEZ "Intrusion"

January 9, 2020 @ 11:12 AM

Indonesia has taken a stance to secure its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from Chinese intrusion by deploying four F-16 fighters and six warships to the South China Sea. “Our Navy and Air Force have been deployed to the North Natuna Sea

US Risks Billions in Arms Sales over Soured Relations with Iraq

January 9, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

The United States could lose billions of dollars in arms sales to Iraq should Baghdad evict US troops from it soil and scale down its military relationship with Washington. Following the assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani in US drone strikes, Iraq asked US troops to leave their country

Iran Thumps Chest Over “Precise” Missile Attack

January 9, 2020 @ 07:36 AM

Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have claimed that none of precision-guided Fateh-110 and Qiam-1 ballistic missiles fired at United States military bases in Iraq had been intercepted. The missiles struck Iraqs Ain al-Asad and Erbil airbases on January 8, five days after IRGC head Qasem Soleimani was assassinated by the US

Iranian Missiles Penetrate US Air Defenses to Strike American Bases in Iraq

January 8, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

Iran fired indigenously-developed ballistic missiles- Fateh-110 and Qiam-1, that blitzed Iraqs Ain al-Asad airbase fortified with US air defense systems and reportedly housing over 1,500 troops of the US and its allies. “We warn US allies providing bases for the [American] terrorist army… that any country serving as the origin of bellicose and aggressive attacks in any form against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be targeted,” read a statement by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

Trump Threatens Sanctions Against Iraq for Demanding US troop Withdrawal

January 6, 2020 @ 09:46 AM

US President Donald Trump has threatened sanctions besides payment of “trillions of dollars” for an air base set up in Iraq if Baghdad were to have its way in demanding a complete troop withdrawal. "We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base thats there

Rockets Hit Iraq's Green Zone Housing US Embassy & US Troops, Trump...

January 5, 2020 @ 05:43 AM

US President Donald Trump has threatened to bomb 52 sites of cultural importance in Iran as series of rockets hit Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone that houses the US Embassy and Balad Air Force Base housing US troops, on Saturday. "Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin province, with no loss of life

Indonesia Seeks Warships to Protect EEZ from Chinese Intrusion

January 4, 2020 @ 08:09 AM

Indonesia has put forward a proposal to buy patrol vessels and frigates to guard its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after Chinese coast guard vessels escorted tens of Chinese fishing boats to poach on Indonesia's EEZ near the Natuna waters last month. “The government has agreed to have more patrol vessels to safeguard its territorial waters and EEZ rights from violations by foreign ships

Carlos Ghosn Escapes in Musical Instrument case, Seven Arrested in Istanbul Airport

January 2, 2020 @ 02:15 PM

Former Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn who is believed to have escaped from Japan hidden in a musical instrument case, was aided by four pilots and other airline staffers in Istanbul. Members of Gregorian music band arrived at Ghosn's Tokyo home where he had been living under strict bail conditions