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Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany, France to Jointly Develop ‘Leopard 3′ Tank

Germany and France are considering cooperation on developing a successor to the tank “Leopard 2.” The current model has been in service since 1979, and aging Bundeswehr equipment is currently in stark focus. The German Defense Ministry announced its plans […]


Thales Surveillance System for Royal Navy’s New Merlin Airborne Surveillance Helicopters

Thales Surveillance System for Royal Navy’s New Merlin Airborne Surveillance Helicopters

Thales has been selected, under the ‘CROWSNEST’ project, to provide the Royal Navy with a new airborne surveillance and control system to provide critical force protection to Joint forces, including the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Following an […]


New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

A new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the […]


Australia Launches First Air Warfare Destroyer

Australia Launches First Air Warfare Destroyer

In an important milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, the first of three destroyers, Hobart, was launched alongside the Port River wharf in Adelaide today. This is a key achievement for the program and a big step towards […]


India to Investigate Su-30 Fleet After Sixth Crash

Su-30MKI Fighter Aircraft

he Indian Air Force (IAF) doesn`t intend to ground its fleet of Sukhoi SU-30MKI combat jets despite a sixth plane crashing in six years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar even as concerns over the frontline fighter continue. The SU-30 fleet […]


North Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads

North Korea says can arm long-range missiles with nuclear warheads

North Korea ramped up its nuclear threats on Wednesday, boasting of its ability to deliver miniaturized warheads on high-precision long range rockets — a claim denied by the United States. At the same time, the North denounced “reckless” remarks made […]


US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed […]


Pentagon’s Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit

Pentagon’s Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit

The US Air Force is preparing to launch its super-secretive space drone into orbit again, and this time NASA will use the flight to see how 100 or so “materials of interest” hold up in space’s harsh zero-gravity environment. No […]


Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement “backdoors” on technology products. The effort marked the latest turn of events in a dispute […]


 
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