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South Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants

South Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants

South Korea’s government accused North Korea Tuesday of carrying out cyber-attacks last December on its nuclear power plant operator, describing them as a provocation which threatened people’s lives and safety. “We condemn North Korea’s persistent cyber-terror targeting our country and […]


Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5 move will place military satcom over Asia-Pacific region

Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 the forthcoming move of its Skynet 5A satellite. The move of Skynet 5A will enable delivery of protected and secure satcom services in the new coverage footprint from mid-2015. Airbus Defence and […]


Russia Starts Large-Scale Communications Drills in 9 Regions

Russian Nebo-M Radar

Units of Russia’s signals troops began on Monday large-scale communications field exercises in nine regions of the Eastern Military District, the district’s press service said. “The drills envision the use of advanced relay broadcast stations, mobile video-conferencing systems, modern radio […]


Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. […]


Pakistan to Buy Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships

Pakistan to Buy Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships

Pakistan would like to expand military technical cooperation with Russia by purchasing Russian Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain told Sputnik. “Pakistan would like to procure a variety of Russian military hardware,” Hussain said. The president specified that at […]


Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today officially received its first of four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, ordered from Airbus Defense and Space. Chief of RMAF, General Dato’ Sri Roslan Saad officially took over the aircraft from Bernhard Gerwert, […]


US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

US to Scrap Afghanistan Drawdown Plan

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, amid requests from military leaders to keep more troops there, U.S. officials said Monday. Although no final decision on numbers […]


Aero India 15 showcases India, US partnership

Two F-15 Eagle sit on static display during Aero India 15, Feb. 19, 2015, at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. The F-15s are assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow and allowed the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and showcase defense aircraft and equipment, which ultimately contributes toward better regional cooperation and tactical compatibility with other countries. This year marks the 10th iteration of Aero India since its inception in 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen G.Eigel)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: From Feb. 18 through 22, more than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands assembled from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. “The […]


 
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