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Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia will not sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires governments to ensure their exports will not fuel conflicts, a senior foreign ministry official said Sunday. “We decided not to join. We weighed all the pros and cons […]


France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

France Submits Proposals to Terminate Deal on Mistral Ships with Russia

Paris handed over its proposals to Russia on possible ways to terminate the contract for the delivery of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russian Navy, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday. The offers imply the return to the Russian side about 785 […]


German Defense Reportedly Decides On “MEADS” Missile Defense System

German Defense Reportedly Decides On “MEADS” Missile Defense System

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ), a leading German national daily, reported on Friday that Berlin’s defense ministry had decided to purchase the Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) developed by US defense giant Lockheed Martin in cooperation with German MBDA and […]


US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

US Army Combat Aviation Soldiers master control of drones during test flights

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation. From close air support, to surveillance, to climate data gathering, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are now a staple within Army aviation units. This growing demand […]


Nano-satellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

Nano-satellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications. Already some of that technology has been successfully tested, Dr. Travis Taylor said. Taylor is the senior scientist for […]


Norway To Buy AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Norway for AIM 9X Block II Sidewinder Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $345 million. The Defense Security […]


A400M Accident: Update Number 2

A400M Accident: Update Number 2

Following the accident to an Airbus A400M on Saturday 9 May, Airbus Defence and Space technical advisors are providing full assistance to the official committee that is in charge of the investigation. The investigating authority is the Spanish Ministry of […]


India to Acquire Airbus C-295s, M-777 Guns, Helicopters

India to Acquire Airbus C-295s, M-777 Guns, Helicopters

The defence ministry on Wednesday night cleared several major long-pending stalled projects worth over Rs 25,000 crore ($3.91 billion), including the Rs 11,929 crore ($1.86 billion) one for 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium, Rs 2,900 crore ($453 […]


UN urges action against spread of small arms

UN urges action against spread of small arms

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called on world governments to step up arms control, in particular by keeping track of ammunition flows that fuel fighting. “Deny access to illegal weapons and ammunition and you deny criminals, armed groups and […]


 
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