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South Korea to buy European missiles

South Korea to buy European missiles

South Korea will buy European bunker-busting missiles as the United States refused to sell the same kind of weapons to the country, the state procurement agency said Wednesday. At a meeting presided over by Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin, the Defence […]


South Korea opens bidding on $7.3 bn fighter jet deal

South Korea opens bidding on $7.3 bn fighter jet deal

South Korea formally opened bidding Tuesday on a $7.3 billion deal to provide 60 advanced fighter planes, with three aviation giants vying for what is the Asian nation’s largest defence contract to date. US companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin and […]


German spy service plans more online surveillance: report

Germany’s foreign intelligence service plans a major expansion of Internet surveillance despite deep unease over revelations of US online spying, Der Spiegel news weekly reported Sunday. Spiegel said that the BND planned a 100 million euro ($130 million) program over […]


Defence giants call for European drone program

Defence giants call for European drone program

Three top European defence firms called Sunday on governments to launch a program to manufacture drones that European countries are currently having to buy from Israel or the United States. France’s Dassault Aviation, European aerospace giant EADS and Italy’s Finmeccanica […]


China army newspaper hits out at US’s PRISM program

China army newspaper hits out at US’s PRISM program

China’s official army newspaper Sunday branded the United States Internet surveillance programme exposed by former spy Edward Snowden as “frightening”, and accused the US of being a “habitual offender” when it comes to network monitoring. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) […]


US military aid to rebels unlikely to tip balance in Syria

US military aid to rebels unlikely to tip balance in Syria

Some 27 months into the conflict raging in Syria and with over 90,000 dead, the United States has vowed for the first time to send military aid to the rebels battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad. But with the White […]


Pakistan raises annual defence budget by 10 percent

Pakistan raises annual defence budget by 10 percent

Pakistan’s new government announced Wednesday a 10 percent increase in defence spending a week after taking office, despite a crippling budget deficit of 8.8 percent. The budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins July 1, comes against a backdrop of […]


Iran nuclear push, flashpoints role has West in a bind

Iran nuclear push, flashpoints role has West in a bind

Iran’s role in flashpoints like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan is proving a headache for the West as it tries to normalise ties with Tehran without a trade-off on its contested nuclear drive. As the Islamic republic prepares for presidential […]


Boeing gets $4 bn US Army helicopter deal

Boeing gets $4 bn US Army helicopter deal

US aerospace giant Boeing announced Tuesday it has received a multi-year $4 billion order from the US Army for 177 more CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The five-year deal includes an option for the army to buy 38 additional Chinooks, a multi-mission, […]


 
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