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Europe’s Era of Austerity, Defense Continues to Fade Into the Background

Europe’s Era of Austerity, Defense Continues to Fade Into the Background

Confronted by sclerotic economies and sovereign debt concerns, defense spending remains largely a tertiary concern across much of Europe, according to Forecast International’s latest Europe Military Markets analysis. Countries throughout the region are simultaneously seeking to achieve savings while protecting […]


EADS dropped from $7.3 bn South Korea jet fighter bid: Report

EADS dropped from $7.3 bn South Korea jet fighter bid: Report

European aerospace consortium EADS has been eliminated from a bid to provide fighter jets worth $7.3 billion to South Korea due to a failure to meet some requirements, a report said Sunday. The Eurofighter was dropped from the bid also […]


Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts

Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts

Situated in sight of unstable north Africa and on the shipping route to the Middle East, Gibraltar has military and intelligence facilities that still make it a strategic asset for Britain, analysts say. Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity […]


End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

Civilian and military logisticians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are at Kaiserslautern Army Depot preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation to the U.S. The departure of the […]


US, Europe Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Spending Seen Dropping

US, Europe Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Spending Seen Dropping

Budgetary pressures in North America and Europe are significantly affecting both new aircraft production numbers and delivery revenue on a global basis. Asia-Pacific and other regions provide some lift to the market, but it is small at this point. Frost […]


Should the West be afraid of Moscow’s plans for a Eurasian Union?

Should the West be afraid of Moscow’s plans for a Eurasian Union?

In 2010 a Customs Union comprising Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan was launched as part of a Russia-led project aimed at economic reintegration within the former Soviet space (as Russian President Vladimir Putin explained in an article published in Izvestiya in […]


South Korea to buy European missiles

South Korea to buy European missiles

South Korea will buy European bunker-busting missiles as the United States refused to sell the same kind of weapons to the country, the state procurement agency said Wednesday. At a meeting presided over by Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin, the Defence […]


Saber Strike 2013 demonstrates multinational partnership in Baltics

Saber Strike 2013 demonstrates multinational partnership in Baltics

Saber Strike 2013 concluded June 13 as training locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia held closing ceremonies to commemorate two weeks of multinational exercises in the Baltics. “The exercise was an extreme success,” said Col. Frederick Jessen, U.S. Army Europe’s […]


Fighter squadron inactivation signals end of A-10s in Europe

Fighter squadron inactivation signals end of A-10s in Europe

The Air Force inactivated the 81st Fighter Squadron June 18, here, in support of force-shaping procedures across the service. The squadron employed the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the closure signals the end of A-10 operations in Europe. “For 71 years, […]


 
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