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Divisions Emerge in Europe Over Support of Libyan Air Strikes

Divisions Emerge in Europe Over Support of Libyan Air Strikes

Divisions have emerged within Europe about whether to support a U.S.-led coalition carrying out air and missile strikes on Libya to enforce a U.N.-authorized no-fly zone. The NATO alliance was due to meet Monday in Brussels to discuss the possibility […]


Training team helping European Soldiers counter IEDs

Training team helping European Soldiers counter IEDs

Improvised explosive devices are the weapons of choice for insurgents, and representatives from Europe and the Middle East participated in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Coalition Counter-IED Training Conference, March 1-3, at the Hohenfels […]


Milestone Nears for European Missile Defense Plan

Milestone Nears for European Missile Defense Plan

The U.S. plan to defend Europe from a rapidly increasing ballistic missile threat will reach a milestone next week with the first deployment of missile defense technology, a senior Defense Department official said yesterday. “The ballistic missile threat is real, […]


US ship to ‘bolster’ Europe’s missile defenses

US ship to ‘bolster’ Europe’s missile defenses

The US military will send a warship to the Mediterranean next week as a first step in a defense shield to protect Europe from a potential strike from Iran’s missile arsenal, a defense official said. The USS Monterey, a guided […]


Ukraine’s role in European missile defense not yet discussed

Ukraine’s role in European missile defense not yet discussed

It is too early yet to speak of Ukraine’s participation in building the European missile defense system, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Ukraine’s Channel 5. Kiev and NATO discussed Ukraine’s possible contribution to the effort on February 24. […]


Libya arms embargo halts boom for defence contractors

Libya arms embargo halts boom for defence contractors

The arms embargo on Libya agreed by the UN Security Council this weekend puts an official block on a flourishing trade for Russian and European defense contractors worth billions of euros (dollars). Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s international spending spree in […]


Europe Tries to Reconcile Libya Criticism with Booming Arms Exports

Europe Tries to Reconcile Libya Criticism with Booming Arms Exports

Could Libyan leader Gadhafi be using weapons produced in Europe to crush the revolt against his regime? As governments grapple with the uncomfortable issue, a new report details brisk weapons sales by EU states to Libya. Even as Europe condemned […]


Arms Sales to Middle East Backfire

Arms Sales to Middle East Backfire

Arms sales to Arab countries have been a gold mine for the Dutch government, but now it seems the Netherlands is regretting its choice of trading partners; Dutch armed vehicles may have been used against protesters in the recent uprisings […]


New Armored Vehicle Technology From Africa To Shake Up Market

New Armored Vehicle Technology From Africa To Shake Up Market

European defense manufacturers are facing strong competition in the form of new ground breaking vehicle technology developed in Africa. Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defense company, is at the forefront of this trend and is showcasing its latest vehicles […]


 
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