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India clears $700 million defence purchase

India clears $700 million defence purchase

India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. India, the world’s largest buyer of weapons, is in the midst […]


US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama. The legislation passed 89 votes to 11 […]


China to keep closer eye on military spending

China to keep closer eye on military spending

China intends to improve efficiency in military spending through tighter monitoring of how funds are used, state media reported Sunday. Under the new “results-based management system” set to be fully operational by 2020, individuals and military units will be held […]


India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces. In his first budget, […]


Innovations Drive US DoD Spending On Geospatial Technologies

Innovations Drive US DoD Spending On Geospatial Technologies

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is strategically leveraging innovations in geospatial technologies to ensure commanders at every level have a deeper understanding of evolving operational environments. Multi-fused geospatial products that could serve as a foundation for many modeling […]


China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon

China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon

China underestimated its growing defense budget by nearly 20 percent with its spending likely nearing $145 billion last year, the Pentagon said Thursday. In an annual report required by Congress, the Pentagon said that China’s defense budget for 2013 was […]


Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Sweden’s main political parties clashed over how much to spend on the military Thursday morning after the Swedish Defense Commission presented its budgetary proposals for the next few years. Cecilia Widegren, a Moderate party MP and chairwoman of the defense […]


MENA military spending to reach $920 bn by 2020: study

MENA military spending to reach $920 bn by 2020: study

Military spending between 2014 and 2020 in the Middle East and North Africa will total $920 billion (662 billion euros), IHS Global Insight said in a forecast Tuesday. The US-based consulting firm did not give an overall breakdown at the […]


Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden announced Tuesday that it will increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an “unsettling” development in Russia. The right-wing government said that spending would rise gradually until 2024, when the […]


 
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