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US Lawmakers Cut Pentagon Ties with Russian Arms Exporter

US Lawmakers Cut Pentagon Ties with Russian Arms Exporter

U.S. lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday breaking contracts between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which they claim is “arming the oppressive Syrian regime,” the House of Representatives said on its website. The bill, introduced by Democrat […]


House Takes Action On America’s Call For Smarter Defense Spending

House Takes Action On America’s Call For Smarter Defense Spending

Good news from the Hill! Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives finally listened to growing bipartisan support for putting a stop to runaway Pentagon spending. In a 247-167 vote, members passed an amendment that freezes Pentagon spending at current levels, […]


DoD Officials Explain Sequestration Dangers

DoD Officials Explain Sequestration Dangers

Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said here yesterday. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect […]


Latin American Defence Procurement Pushing Ahead Despite Global Recession

Latin American Defence Procurement Pushing Ahead Despite Global Recession

Brazil continues to lead the way in Latin American defence expenditure. Upcoming and ongoing programmes means that Brazilian budgets over the next decade will be higher than those of the next five biggest Latin American spenders combined. Overall budgets can […]


Why the Pentagon Wastes Money and How to Fix the Problem

Why the Pentagon Wastes Money and How to Fix the Problem

The U.S. defense budget is challenged perhaps as never before in modern times from without and within. The 2010 bipartisan Budget Control Act (BCA) imposed minimum reductions of some $480 billion over the next ten years. There is also the […]


Panetta Warns Of US Defense Budget Disaster

Panetta Warns Of US Defense Budget Disaster

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is very concerned about the possibility of a major cyber attack that he says could paralyze U.S. government and financial systems. The warning came as Panetta cautioned U.S. lawmakers against major cuts to […]


Australian Defence Procurement Reform Update

Australian Defence Procurement Reform Update

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today provided an update on the implementation of key Defence Procurement Reforms. Over the past year, the Government has announced a series of reforms to strengthen procurement processes […]


UK Service Personnel Selected for Tranche 2 Redundancy Program

UK Service Personnel Selected for Tranche 2 Redundancy Program

Personnel from all three Services will today be notified if they have been selected for redundancy in the second tranche of the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme. For many, selection will be a result of their own choice to apply for […]


Major Issues of Immediate Concern for the Indian Air Force

Major Issues of Immediate Concern for the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF), like all Air Forces, is highly technology dependent. Its effectiveness stems in large part from the technological sophistication of its equipment and the levels of expertise of its personnel in equipment utilisation. Equipment sophistication and […]


 
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