The tiny Kingdom of Qatar has moved up three places on the list of the World's biggest military spenders in two years and now ranks behind Saudi Arabia and India. Qatar, which entered the Top Ten for the first time in 2015 (ranked sixth), is now ranked third, with significant imports from the USA, Germany, Switzerland and France, according to data released by UK Defense and Security Export Statistics for 2016 released last month
Ukraine has decided to suspend an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on cooperation in exports of military products to third countries. "The decision has been made," Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said as broadcast by the 112
Saudi Royal Air Force (RSAF) aircraft have arrived to the USA to participate in the Red and Green Flag exercise 2017 comprising selective air and technical crews and a number of air control teams. The Saudi Air Force flew thousands of kilometres in various weather conditions with the highest levels of safety and professionalism to reach the US, Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday
Japan has hinted at raising defense capabiltiy, citing concern of increasing threat from North Korea and China in the country's defense review Tuesday. North Korea was cited as the main concern as Japan's Cabinet approved the 2017 Defence White Paper, two weeks after the North test-fired a second ICBM whose range could include some of the US mainland, including Los Angeles and Chicago
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday rejected NATO's target of spending 2 percent of national output on defense. The party leaders also accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the other conservatives that they are bending down to the demands of US President Donald Trump,
Lockheed Martin will exhibit its next generation air and missile defense radar demonstrator at the annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium, held from August 8 to 10 in USA. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) is a representative full-scale prototype of the technology to support a modern, 360-degree capable sensor that the US Army will use to address current and emerging air and ballistic missile threats, the company announced Monday
Turkey is set to open a military training facility that can train more than 1500 troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somali defense minister Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed said that the camp which had been under construction for the last two years will open this September,
Russian Military Police, deployed in the southern part of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone near Damascus, have started manning checkpoints to repel a possible attack of terrorist groups. Servicemen of the Russian military police have been deployed in the southern part of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone near the Syrian capital of Damascus
The Airbus Perlan Mission II glider has attained its highest ever altitude, rising to 32,500 feet during test flights in southern Argentina. Now in its second season of testing near the Patagonian city of El Calafate, the Perlan 2 team is focusing to eclipse the current world gliding altitude record of 50,727 feet, which milestone was set in 2006 by Einar Enevoldsen and the late Steve Fossett, flying the Perlan 1 glider
Indias Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to delegate substantial financial powers to the Armed Forces for undertaking works for perimeter security of sensitive military installations. The decision will give powers to the three vice chiefs to spend at least Rs 800 crore (US$124
General Dynamics has won a US Geological Survey a 10 year $155 million contract to provide ground-based flight and mission operations support for the Landsat 8 satellite. General Dynamics Mission Systems will also develop and integrate a Landsat multisatellite operations facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland under the contract that has a five-year base term and five option years, the company said Thursday
Russian and Chinese warships held gun firing exercises in the Baltic Sea Tuesday as part of the "Joint Sea 2017" naval drills. The Joint Sea 2017 drills commenced Saturday and will last until July 28, Xinhua reported Wednesday
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