Latvia and Lithuania have considered a joint purchase of medium-range air defense systems. Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite met Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis, in Vilnius on Monday
Some French and British defense firms have withdrawn from this weeks International Defense and Security Expo in Tel Aviv as they failed to get export approval due to the limitations on certain weapon exports to Israel put in place after the 2014 Gaza war, Haaretz reported Wednesday. The equipment that failed...
France' defense exports is expected to reach more than 15 billion euros this year which is about three times of 2012 and also the highest France has reached in a single year. “French arms exports in 2015 are expected to reach more than 15 billion euros ($17 billion), three times more...
Norway in a bid to withstand ‘Russian threat has vowed to increase its military spending by about half a billion US dollars and increased exports to US by $10 million to be used in conflict zones. “Norway would spend $477 million on building the nations first anti-aircraft battery and modernizing its...
Russian diplomat Anton Mazur in a statement on Tuesday in Vienna said that Russia will no longer attend consultations related to European arms control treaty, accusing the West of stonewalling its demands. However, Russia is still open to further arms control taks, he added
According to the UK third annual report to the defense equipment plan for 2014-2024 published on Wednesday, the UKs ministry of defense plans to spend $104.9 billion on procurement of new equipment and an additional $24
The success of Lockheed Martins F-35 fighter in South Korea and its acceptance by several NATO partners could make it the worlds dominant warplane in the coming years. The fifth generation stealth warplane looks set to grab market share from rival 4
Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will present items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. "We come to this exhibition in the Republic of South Africa for the seventh time and consider it as the most important venue for the promotion of weapons and military equipment to the African continent, especially to sub-Saharan countries
Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATOs proposal to create a rapid response force. Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force
India has lifted its nine-year ban on South Africa based Denel after investigations failed authenticate corruption charges pertaining to a rifle sale over a decade prior. Denel received a letter confirming the decision to de-blacklist the company from the Indian Ministry of Defense earlier this month, according to various reports
The Indian Ministry of Defense yesterday confirmed that it would indefinitely put on hold all projects with Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries, although the order has already been in place nearly a month. Defenseworld
The Indian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said that all new deals with Finmeccanica, parent company of AgustaWestland, will be put on hold until further notice. "An internal circular/advisory has been issued to not further process any acquisition project in which Finmeccanica is in the fray as a vendor till we get the attorney general's opinion on the entire blacklisting issue in the VVIP helicopter case (the 556 million Euro contract was scrapped on January 1)," an MOD official was quoted as saying by The Times of India newspaper