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Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for their second JSF steering board of 2014. The F-35 Program is expected […]


China shows off new missile test on primetime television

China shows off new missile test on primetime television

China has unveiled its latest military hardware on primetime television, an advanced air defence system that reports said has a “high success rate” destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The HongQi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in the evening […]


Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Scottish independence may force UK nuclear deterrent rethink

Britain’s future as a nuclear-armed nation could be thrown into doubt if Scotland votes for independence on September 18, experts say, raising serious questions about its future status in the international community. The UK’s Trident nuclear submarines are currently based […]


US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanized unit led by […]


France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspended Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine. Paris agreed in 2011 to build and sell the two advanced helicopter assault […]


Romania gives green light to NATO fighter force

Romania gives green light to NATO fighter force

Romania has given the green light to NATO to base fighters there as the crisis in neighboring Ukraine deepens, its president said Wednesday. “These planes will be part of the NATO integrated defence system alongside the Romanian air force,” Traian […]


US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a US-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev. The presence of 200 soldiers from the 173rd […]


Iran unveils new missile, radar systems

Iran unveils new missile, radar systems

Iran unveiled a new surface-to-air missile Tuesday and two radar systems it said would improve its defences against “enemies”. The military ceremony came just one week after Iran said it downed an Israeli spy drone that had reportedly been deployed […]


Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defence in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said. NATO leaders meeting Thursday and Friday in Wales must now […]


 
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