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NATO Not Interested In Arms Race with Russia

NATO Not Interested In Arms Race with Russia

NATO has approved an array of military upgrades but insists it will not be dragged into an arms race with Russia. The alliance’s Response Force, which was 13,000-strong at the start of 2015, will be increased to 40,000. Defense ministers […]


NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO’s military buildup on Russia’s borders, as well as the US muscle flexing in Europe has resulted in what German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung called a return to nuclear deterrence. Five years ago, in 2010, the leaders of Russia and the […]


US to Position Tanks, Arms In 7 European Nations

An M1A2 Abrams tank unloads from a C-17, Burgas, Bulgaria, June 20, 2015. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by Soldiers, from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, and 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers, from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a tank live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. will pre-position about 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers in eastern and central Europe in a move meant to reassure NATO allies unnerved by threats seen from Russia […]


Despite Aging Design, BTR-80 Remains A Ubiquitous Warhorse

Bumerang APC

On May 9, 2015, at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian military formally unveiled the first prototype models of its long-gestating Bumerang 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle platform. The Bumerang’s completely revamped hull configuration and emphasis on modular […]


US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine. […]


NATO head says alliance to more than double rapid response force size

NATO Rapid Reaction Force

Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. “NATO […]


Russia’s UAC Asks HAL to Speed Up Joint Aircraft Project

Russia’s UAC Asks HAL to Speed Up Joint Aircraft Project

PARIS: Looking at India as its key focus market, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has asked its Indian partner to speed up the design work for their joint production of the Multi-role Transport Airplanes (MTAs). UAC chief Yuri Slyusar also […]


France to Supply Key Technology for BrahMos Missiles

France to Supply Key Technology for BrahMos Missiles

PARIS: France has agreed ‘in principle’ to India’s request for a crucial internal guidance technology to be provided by French company Safran (Sagem) for the BrahMos missiles. The issue was discussed in a bilateral meeting between the French Minister of […]


Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The visit comes as officials say the military bloc’s activity […]


NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers […]


 
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