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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 […]


Sanctions must go on ‘same day’ nuclear deal implemented: Rouhani

Sanctions must go on ‘same day’ nuclear deal implemented: Rouhani

Iran wants international sanctions lifted on the day of the implementation of an agreement with world powers on its nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday. “We will not sign any agreements unless on the first day of the […]


Singapore Telecom to buy US cybersecurity firm for $810 mn

Singapore Telecom to buy US cybersecurity firm for $810 mn

Singapore Telecom (Singtel) said Wednesday it will buy almost all of US cybersecurity firm Trustwave for $810 million, saying it was looking to become “a global player” in the sector. Southeast Asia’s biggest telecom firm by revenue said it will […]


White House says classified systems not hacked

White House says classified systems not hacked

US officials insisted Tuesday that a cyber attack late last year did not compromise White House classified systems, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the breach. “There was an event last year,” said deputy national security advisor Ben […]


Netanyahu wants Iran deal to cover missile capacity

Netanyahu wants Iran deal to cover missile capacity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept up his offensive against the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, saying it fails to address Tehran’s long-range missile arsenal. “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose […]


 
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