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EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

The European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo on the Syrian opposition has provided Russia with a new defence of its controversial weapons deliveries to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russia reacted with fury to the EU’s decision Monday — […]


Drone Use Raises Ethical Questions In Germany

Drone Use Raises Ethical Questions In Germany

Unmanned weapons systems are fast becoming an indispensable aspect of modern warfare. But their use raises ethical questions which Germany has just begun to address. The growing use of so-called remote-controlled drones for surveillance and active warfare has raised a […]


Army Europe provides venue for US, multinational Special Forces training

Army Europe provides venue for US, multinational Special Forces training

What does a commander do when the unit has a mission in Afghanistan, and they’re partnering with nation’s more than 6,000 miles away? The 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also called 10th SFG(A), of Fort Carson, Colo., met Special Forces […]


NATO Secretary General Warns Europe on Defense Cuts

NATO Secretary General Warns Europe on Defense Cuts

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned today that further cuts in defense spending by European nations risk reducing the continent’s defense and security to “hot air,” turning the alliance into what he called a “global spectator” rather than a […]


DOD Conducts ‘BRAC-Like’ Review In Europe

DOD Conducts ‘BRAC-Like’ Review In Europe

While the U.S. continues to reduce its military presence in Europe, the Defense Department is conducting a review to identify more Europe-based installations and training areas to recommend for closure or realignment. Then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta directed the review […]


ESA-EDA Flight Demo On Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Insertion Into Civil Airspace

ESA-EDA Flight Demo On Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Insertion Into Civil Airspace

San Javier Air Base (Murcia) was selected to conduct the trials and demonstrate that satellite communications are suitable to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs) and integrate them into civil airspace. The DeSIRE project (Demonstration of Satellites enabling the Insertion […]


US Needs 5-7 GBIs to Intercept One Topol ICBM – Expert

US Needs 5-7 GBIs to Intercept One Topol ICBM – Expert

The United States will need between five and seven Ground Based Interceptors (GBI) to intercept one Russian Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile, a Russian military expert said on Tuesday. “From my contacts with the director of the [US Department of Defense’s] […]


EDA Shows the Way for Future Land Systems

EDA Shows the Way for Future Land Systems

Based on an analysis of the European land defence industry, the European Defence Agency has identified distinct areas for prioritised common actions on European demonstrator programmes, on key enabling technologies and technologies of dual nature as well as on further […]


Airbus to provide air refueling tankers to Indian Air Force

Airbus to provide air refueling tankers to Indian Air Force

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Monday that it has won a tender to supply India with six A330 air refueling tankers, a deal potentially worth more than $1.0 billion (770 million euros). “Airbus Military is pleased to confirm that it […]


 
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