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Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. “The agreement sends a signal, internationally, that Sweden is reacting […]


US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

The top U.S. general says the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon remains “intact” despite Russia’s decision to supply the Islamic Republic with surface-to-air S-300 missiles. Speaking at a news conference on April 16, General Martin […]


China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defence programs, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. The United States […]


24 MiG-31BM Fighter Jets Commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

24 MiG-31BM Fighter Jets Commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

The first 24 modernized MiG-31BM fighter jets have been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said more than ten aircraft will be delivered to troops ever year. “After completing the modernization of the MiG-31, we […]


US Troubled By Possible Russian Missile Sales to Iran

Russian s-300 air defense system

Russia’s decision to lift a self-imposed ban on supplying an advanced air defense system to Iran is reverberating in Washington, where officials worry the move could lead to a series of complications, some of which could further destabilize the Middle […]


Russia Sells S-400 Air Defense System To China

Russia's S-400 Triumf Air Defense System

China has purchased S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, director general of Russia’s major arms exporting company Rosoborobexport Anatoly Isaykin has told the Kommersant daily in an interview. Isaykin refused to disclose terms of contract but confirmed that China had […]


Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems after Tehran struck a landmark framework deal with the West over its nuclear program. While Iran welcomed the development, it sparked […]


Canada Grants Kiev Access to Sophisticated Satellite Imagery

Canada Grants Kiev Access to Sophisticated Satellite Imagery

Ukraine has gained access to Canadian satellite images that Ottawa’s own military forces could hardly afford; it still remains unclear how much the agreement with the Kiev regime will cost Canadian taxpayers. Canadian authorities have announced they would provide Ukraine […]


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 […]


 
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