Post Tagged with: "defence"

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick […]


India’s Modi pledges defence procurement overhaul

India’s Modi pledges defence procurement overhaul

India’s frontrunner for prime minister Narendra Modi has pledged to speed up corruption-hit defense procurement if he comes to power to ensure the country’s military is better prepared for battle. As the nation’s general election enters its final stretch, Modi […]


MBDA Presents the Marte Coastal Defense System

MBDA Presents the Marte Coastal Defense System

At the DIMDEX exhibition in Doha, Qatar (25-27 March 2014), MBDA is presenting for the first time ever a new coastal defence system based on the Marte missile family. This system, the Marte Coastal Defence System (MCDS), guarantees maritime coastal […]


India’s Defense Sector Still Plagued by Corruption

India’s Defense Sector Still Plagued by Corruption

Despite attempted reforms, India’s defense procurement system remains tainted by corruption and wrongdoing. Today, Deba Mohanty explains why New Delhi has failed to solve a problem that puts the country’s military modernization efforts at risk. India’s defense procurement sector continues […]


EADS chief warns jobs cuts coming in defence unit

EADS chief warns jobs cuts coming in defence unit

A reduction in defence orders will have an impact on jobs in EADS’s defence unit, the head of the European aerospace giant said in an interview published Monday. Tom Enders told vbw-Unternehmenmagazin, the magazine of the Bavarian economic federation, that […]


Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

BAE Systems will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and close the historic Portsmouth yard in Britain as government austerity hits demand, the British maker of military equipment said on Wednesday. The yard in Portsmouth, on England’s south coast, will be closed […]


Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020

Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020

China’s arms buildup over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island’s aid, a military report said Tuesday. The mainland’s annual military spending has grown on average […]


New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

New Scotland Analysis Paper on UK Defence

The Scotland analysis paper on Defence, published today, highlights the extent to which an independent Scotland benefits from the £34 billion annual UK defence budget, one of the largest in the world. The complex and integrated nature of the UK’s […]


Defence Partnership Tackles Cyber Security Risks

Defence Partnership Tackles Cyber Security Risks

The government and a group of Britain’s leading defence and security companies are working together to bolster the UK’s cyber security. The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) aims to meet the emerging threat to the UK defence supply chain by […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago