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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 […]


Russia, NATO ‘on verge of breakthrough’

Russia, NATO ‘on verge of breakthrough’

Russia and NATO are about to achieve a new quality of relations, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Monday. “A period of profound thaw has set in in Russia-NATO ties. I am sure that we are close to a […]


European training command offering counter-IED training to multinational forces

European training command offering counter-IED training to multinational forces

Germany: On March 18, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates outlined a directive to the combatant commanders to tangibly support partnered nations to “increase the effectiveness of their forces to counter improvised explosive devices.” The directive states; “we […]


Army to test new fitness program in Europe

Army to test new fitness program in Europe

Germany: Soldiers in Europe will test a pilot program developed to heighten the strength, power, speed and agility they require to carry out their mission in today’s modern combat environment. U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command Europe will team […]


DOD Needs to Address Challenges in Future European Missile Defense

DOD Needs to Address Challenges in Future European Missile Defense

DOD has initiated multiple simultaneous efforts to implement European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) but faces three key management challenges—the lack of clear guidance, life-cycle cost estimates, and a fully integrated schedule—which may result in inefficient planning and execution, limited oversight, […]


 
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