Israeli role in Singapore army

AFP, ISRAEL played a discreet but sizeable role in helping set up Singapore's military, former Israeli senior officers said in interviews published in the...

Putin fires Russia's stalwart chief of staff in army reform drive

AFP, MOSCOW: The powerful head of Russia's general chiefs of staff, who tried to defend the army against reforms including important staff cutbacks, was...

Israel and Germany sign tank upgrade deal

AP, Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. has signed a cooperative agreement with a German defense company to install laser homing devices on Leopard tanks, according...

Pakistan purchases 13 Russian helicopters

IANS, Islamabad: Pakistan has purchased 13 new MI-17 helicopters from Russia in a $50.7 million deal but it was not immediately clear whether they...

BAE wins tank battle

AP/AFP, GENERAL Dynamics conceded defeat to BAE Systems today after a last-ditch manoeuvre by its defence rival cost it control of UK tank-maker Alvis.The...

US army 'plans' to move two divisions out of Germany

DPA/German News, WASHINGTON: The US Defence Department has proposed removing two army divisions from Germany in a global restructuring of US forces, The New...

Singapore army developing new armoured vehicle: report

AFP, SINGAPORE: Singapore's army plans to replace its ageing light tanks with a new armoured fighting vehicle which may be equipped with precision-guided missiles,...

Pakistan to downsize powerful army

AFP, ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to reduce the size of its army by 50,000 troops, a spokesman said Wednesday, announcing the first military downsizing in...

France, Jordan stress role of special forces

AFP, AMMAN: French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie and Jordan's King Abdullah II stressed the vital role of special forces in future conflicts at the...