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Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

It’s been a long time since a German vice-chancellor has defied his chancellor – especially over Germany’s booming weapons exports. In Angela Merkel’s previous government, the vice chancellor and economy minister was Philipp Rösler of her “preferred” coalition partner, the […]


L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

The planned sale of the redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq may fail for three reasons: the Czechs may not be able to quickly deliver the planes, the Czech military may consider the sale unprofitable, and a new Iraqi government […]


Qatar to buy 22 French military helicopters

Qatar to buy 22 French military helicopters

Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($2.8 billion), the French defense ministry said Thursday. It said 12 of these would be transport helicopters and the other 10 would be […]


Japan draws up overhaul of arms-export ban

Japan draws up overhaul of arms-export ban

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has drawn up plans to overhaul the pacifist country’s self-imposed ban on arms exports, an official said Thursday, in a move that could anger China. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered […]


Pakistan to Upgrade C-130 Aircraft Fleet

Pakistan to Upgrade C-130 Aircraft Fleet

WASHINGTON: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for a C-130 Fleet Upgrade Program and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $100 million. The Government […]


Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia is considering halting foreign inspections of its strategic weapons arsenal, including nuclear-capable missiles, in response to “threats” from the West over the Ukraine crisis, the defence ministry said Saturday. “The unfounded threats towards Russia from the United States and […]


Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area […]


General Dynamics gets $10 billion Saudi arms order

General Dynamics gets $10 billion Saudi arms order

The Canadian subsidiary of US arms maker General Dynamics has won a $10 billion order for armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, Canada’s Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday. The deal comes as Saudi Arabia is accumulating weapons at a rapid […]


Egypt’s Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia

Egypt’s Sisi negotiates arms deal in Russia

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington. Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil […]


 
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