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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 […]


Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

The Department of Defense spends around $400 billion a year on goods and services. This includes everything from ships, tanks, planes and ballistic missiles to freight hauling, medical care and even the cut-rate toothpaste provided in government-subsidized commissaries. It also […]


Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

The Defense Department’s senior leaders announced changes today in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department’s structures and resources. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin […]


 
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