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South Korea suspends $1.6 bn deal to upgrade fighter jets

South Korea suspends $1.6 bn deal to upgrade fighter jets

South Korea has suspended a $1.61 billion deal to upgrade its fleet of F-16 fighter jets because of delayed work and cost over-runs, a government agency said Thursday. The US unit of London-based BAE Systems had been chosen over US […]


Britain, France launch feasibility study for joint military drones

Britain, France launch feasibility study for joint military drones

Britain and France Wednesday tasked two major defence contractors with a two-year feasibility study over a joint military drone project, with the aim of getting it off the ground by 2030. The British and French government tasked BAE Systems and […]


Saudi, France seal $3 bn weapons deal for Lebanon army

Saudi, France seal $3 bn weapons deal for Lebanon army

Saudi Arabia and France sealed an agreement Tuesday for Riyadh to finance the delivery of $3 billion worth of French weapons to the Lebanese army, which has come under mounting jihadist attack. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hailed the conclusion […]


Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis

Poland to buy armed drones amid Ukraine crisis

NATO member Poland said Tuesday it will acquire combat drones as part of a multi-billion-euro revamp of its armed forces amid heightened tensions with Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. “We will use these drones to defend our […]


Antique submarines still key to struggling Taiwan fleet

Antique submarines still key to struggling Taiwan fleet

At 70 years old, Taiwan’s World War II-era “Hai Pao” submarine would not be out of place in a museum, but the antique vessel is still part of the navy — a sign of the island’s ongoing struggle to strengthen […]


Russian flights over Europe raise tension: US military

Russian flights over Europe raise tension: US military

Russian military flights over European airspace are raising tensions and pose a potential danger to security and to civilian aircraft, a US military spokesman said Friday. The United States was concerned about the flights of Russian warplanes and was tracking […]


Pentagon spy agency trimmed after lawmakers voice concern

Pentagon spy agency trimmed after lawmakers voice concern

A Pentagon plan to create an overseas intelligence agency is being trimmed after lawmakers voiced concern with its price and purpose, The Washington Post reported. The new Defense Clandestine Service, announced by the Pentagon more than two years ago, is […]


Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a poll see […]


‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to […]


 
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