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Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia plans to reinforce its Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “This year, the Black Sea fleet will receive (new) submarines and new-generation ships,” Shoigu said […]


Eastern Europe troop surge could become permanent: general

Eastern Europe troop surge could become permanent: general

NATO’s troop build-up in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine could become permanent, the military alliance’s top general said Tuesday. NATO countries drew down their defense budgets following the end of the Cold War, as they started to […]


Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood flowing from a bullet wound, the grey-haired man lies in the middle of the roadblock waving weakly for help as shots ring out nearby and thick black smoke from burning tires curls into the sky. “I’ve called an ambulance. […]


US-Philippines launch war games after Obama pledge

US-Philippines launch war games after Obama pledge

Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the […]


NATO must invest in defense to counter Russia: US

NATO must invest in defense to counter Russia: US

Russia is trying to test NATO’s mettle and members of the transatlantic alliance must bolster military spending in the face of Moscow’s challenge, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Friday. The 28 members of NATO have responded to Russia’s intervention […]


White House report embraces ‘big data,’ privacy rules

White House report embraces ‘big data,’ privacy rules

A study ordered by US President Barack Obama and released Thursday concludes that analysis of “big data” can help society in many ways, from improving health care to spurring economic growth. But the report also said the vast expansion of […]


North Korea ICBM engine tests stoke nuclear fears

North Korea ICBM engine tests stoke nuclear fears

North Korea has been testing engines for an inter-continental ballistic missile, a US think-tank said Friday, as Pyongyang announced a top military reshuffle that coincided with signs of a looming nuclear test. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said […]


Jordan Buys US Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System

Jordan Buys US Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System

The U.S. Navy signed an agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan April 14 for the first international sale of the Department’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The initial Foreign Military Sale (FMS) includes procurement of the weapons as […]


Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events with the X-47B over the next […]


 
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