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Airbus Presents A330neo, But F-35 Is A No-Show At Air Show

Airbus Presents A330neo, But F-35 Is A No-Show At Air Show

The Airbus 330neo, an update of Airbus’s popular range of long-haul passenger jets, is a highlight of this year’s Farnborough Airshow. But the troubled F35 Joint Strike Fighter is off the program for now. Airbus kicked off the Farnborough Airshow […]


Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

NATO’s secretary general has once again warned of Russia’s military capacities. A look at the country’s armed forces shows modernizing equipment, more flexible soldiers and nuclear parity. “Russian defense spending has grown by more than 10 percent in real terms […]


Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

The government in Baghdad has hundreds of thousands of soldiers and armed police under its command. But a raft of deep structural problems is crippling the Iraqi army’s ability to fight ISIS militants. In many of Iraq’s northern and western […]


Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

According to the German magazine Spiegel, NATO is examining scenarios in the event of a Russian military move in Eastern Europe. Alarm bells are already ringing in eastern states, and NATO is keen to show it could cope. The article, […]


US, Japan Prepare to Deploy Surveillance Drones

US, Japan Prepare to Deploy Surveillance Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles will monitor military build-ups as well as missile and nuclear development programs, but they are likely to be criticized by Beijing and Pyongyang for contributing to regional tensions. The US Air Force is to transfer two of […]


3D Printing Takes Off In the Aerospace Industry

3D Printing Takes Off In the Aerospace Industry

Components designed by computer and produced by a 3-D printer are becoming more commonplace. Leading the field is the aviation industry because it’s easy to make lightweight parts that are very durable. Imagine an airplane with a huge window where […]


Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

It’s been a long time since a German vice-chancellor has defied his chancellor – especially over Germany’s booming weapons exports. In Angela Merkel’s previous government, the vice chancellor and economy minister was Philipp Rösler of her “preferred” coalition partner, the […]


Is NATO Expansion to Blame for Crimean Crisis?

Is NATO Expansion to Blame for Crimean Crisis?

The West’s relations with Russia are at an historic low. This comes after years of NATO’s enlargement policy in Eastern Europe. Should the military alliance have acted more cautiously? Jamie Shea likes to reference knowledgeable people. In the context of […]


Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Due to a lack of security agreements and codes of conduct, East Asian countries continue their naval arms race, increasing the risk of a military confrontation as rapidly expanding economies vie for scarce resources. The first of six Russian kilo-class […]


 
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