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India, France jet deal may fuel trade partnership

India, France jet deal may fuel trade partnership

India’s multi-billion-dollar deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France will cement strategic political ties between the two countries at a time when both are looking to kickstart their economies, experts say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first […]


Canada Grants Kiev Access to Sophisticated Satellite Imagery

Canada Grants Kiev Access to Sophisticated Satellite Imagery

Ukraine has gained access to Canadian satellite images that Ottawa’s own military forces could hardly afford; it still remains unclear how much the agreement with the Kiev regime will cost Canadian taxpayers. Canadian authorities have announced they would provide Ukraine […]


Turkey Gets Enhanced Airborne EW

Turkey Gets Enhanced Airborne EW

Under the terms of a U.S. FMS contract announced in March, Lockheed Martin will provide the Turkish Air Force with electronic warfare modernization on board its fleet of F-16s. The contract, valued at $13.98 million, has a period lasting through […]


Nordics to Step Up Security Cooperation On Perceived Russian Threat

Nordics to Step Up Security Cooperation On Perceived Russian Threat

Norwegian daily Aftenposten reported Thursday on the defence cooperation agreement involving Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark in an op-ed undersigned by their respective Defence Ministers. The background to the intensified collaboration was said to be the perceived threat posed […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Costs Drop 5% But Key Flight Capability Testing Lags Behind

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Costs Drop 5% But Key Flight Capability Testing Lags Behind

The KC-46 acquisition cost estimate has declined by about 5.4 percent from $51.7 billion to $48.9 billion since February 2011 and the program is on track to meet performance goals. Most of the estimated cost decline is due to fewer […]


Nuclear-Capable Dhanush Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Nuclear-Capable Dhanush Missile Successfully Test-Fired

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India’s indigenously-developed Prithvi missile, was test fired from […]


German Federal Security Council OKs Submarine Delivery to Israel

German Federal Security Council OKs Submarine Delivery to Israel

The German body that monitors the export of military goods, the Federal Security Council, has given the green light for the delivery of another submarine to Israel. The decision could be a contentious one. Israel is to receive the fifth […]


Australia to Buy Two Additional C-17A Globemaster III Aircraft

Australia to Buy Two Additional C-17A Globemaster III Aircraft

The Commonwealth Government has decided to acquire two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to bolster the Royal Australian Air Force’s existing fleet of six strategic lift aircraft. The acquisition of the two additional C-17s – and associated equipment and […]


German army to recommission 100 tanks

German army to recommission 100 tanks

The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday. The move will bring to 328 the number of “Leopard 2″ tanks the German army has at its […]


 
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