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US, Russian Troops Show off Hardware Just Miles Apart

US, Russian Troops Show off Hardware Just Miles ApartUS and Russian troops parade on opposite sides of Estonia border
  • Intercepts
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Air Force

Pakistan Re-equips Squadron With AEW&C Planes

Pakistan Re-equips Squadron With AEW&C PlanesPakistan's air force (PAF) Thursday yesterday stood up its unit of Chinese Karakorum Eagle AEW&C aircraft in a ceremony attended by the head of the PAF, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt, and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
  • Air Force
  • 41 minutes ago
Congress

Thornberry to Price: At Least $566B for DoD

Thornberry to Price: At Least $566B for DoDHouse Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry wants the House GOP budget resolution to propose a $566 billion national defense account and a separate $50.9 billion war fund.
  • Congress
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
IDEX

Aselsan, Honeywell Sign MoU on Collaboration

Aselsan, Honeywell Sign MoU on CollaborationTurkish defense electronics specialist and US Honeywell have signed a memorandum of understanding to generate a framework for future collaboration, Aselsan said in a statement Feb. 27.
  • IDEX
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Avalon

IAI Pitches Heron TP as Australian MALE UAV

IAI Pitches Heron TP as Australian MALE UAVIsraeli firm seeks place in Australia's anticipated UAV procurement.
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Congress

In Twist, House to Vote on Stopgap DHS Bill

In Twist, House to Vote on Stopgap DHS BillHouse Republican leaders will bring a stopgap funding bill to the floor Friday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, buying time for a possible resolution on controversial immigration provisions.
  • Congress
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Space

Space Intel Gives France Policy Independence

Space Intel Gives France Policy IndependenceFrance draws on its own system of military intelligence satellites to deliver geo-spatial intel, a resource seen as key to political independence and used for sharing valuable data with the armed forces and allies, a defense official said.
  • Space
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Avalon

P-8 News: Indian Options, Australian Production

P-8 News: Indian Options, Australian ProductionBoeing talks with India about ordering 4 more P-8s, and begins long-lead work for Australia.
  • Avalon
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Weapons

India, Israel To Build Missile Defense System

India, Israel To Build Missile Defense SystemIndia and Israel have agreed to jointly develop a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) system for the Indian Army to replace Russian-made air defense systems, said a source in the Indian Defence Ministry.
  • Weapons
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Space

James: RD-180 Replacement Deadline Tight

James: RD-180 Replacement Deadline TightA congressional mandate to stop using the Russian-made RD-180 engine for military space launches by 2019 may not be realistic, the Air Force's top official warned Wednesday.
  • Space
  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Air Force

Interview: Heidi Grant

Interview: Heidi GrantThe last year of conflicts has shown that more and more, the United States is forced to rely on its allies to help police the world.
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Avalon

Norway, Australia To Join on Naval Missile

Norway, Australia To Join on Naval MissileMelbourne will back Norway's Kongsberg Defence Aerospace in developing the Joint Strike Missile.
  • Avalon
  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Europe

Russian Paratroopers in Drills on Border with Estonia, Latvia

Russian Paratroopers in Drills on Border with Estonia, LatviaUp to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country's west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbors.
  • Europe
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Europe

French Planes on Gulf-Based Carrier Make First Strikes

French Planes on Gulf-Based Carrier Make First StrikesFrench warplanes from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf carried out their first strikes Wednesday since the warship joined the fight against jihadists in Iraq this week.
  • Europe
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Mideast & Africa

Iran Stages Military Exercises in Strait of Hormuz

Iran Stages Military Exercises in Strait of HormuzIran's Revolutionary Guards began naval exercises Wednesday in the Strait of Hormuz, just a few hundred kilometres away from western vessels engaged in the fight against the Islamic State group.
  • Mideast & Africa
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
News

Defense News Unveils New Apps

Defense News Unveils New AppsDefense News is proud to offer our new apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets, all available via the App Store or Google Play.
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Europe

Turkey Drives Hard Bargain Over Crucial Missile Deal

Turkey Drives Hard Bargain Over Crucial Missile DealTurkey has alarmed fellow NATO members by raising the prospect of handing China a multi-billion dollar missile contract, yet the long-running saga is far from over and Ankara may just be trading for a better deal.
  • Europe
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Weapons

Israel DM: Glitch in Arrow 2 Missile Fixed

Israel DM: Glitch in Arrow 2 Missile FixedA glitch that prevented the Israeli Arrow-2 missile defense system from intercepting its intended target was corrected, Defense Ministry officials said Tuesday.
  • Weapons
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Europe

Lithuania To Reinstate Conscription Following Ukraine Crisis

Lithuania To Reinstate Conscription Following Ukraine CrisisLithuania plans to reinstate conscription later this year over fears surrounding Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.
  • Europe
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Congress

Obama Envoy Murky on ISIS War's Span, Scope

Obama Envoy Murky on ISIS War's Span, ScopeThe White House's Islamic War coordinator was unable Wednesday to assuage Senate Democrats' concerns about what constitutes an "enduring" ground operation.
  • Congress
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Avalon

More than 600 Firms To Exhibit at Avalon

More than 600 Firms To Exhibit at AvalonADF Air Trainer Decision Expected at 12th Australian International Airshow
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  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
IDEX

Damen Becoming a Mideast Establishment

Damen Becoming a Mideast EstablishmentDutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde is expanding its influence in the Arabian Gulf region with an agreement to design and build two high-speed offshore patrol vessels for the UAE Coast Guard.
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  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
IDEX

UAE Purchases Hostile Fire Warning Systems

UAE Purchases Hostile Fire Warning SystemsThe United Arab Emirates armed forces' Joint Aviation Command (JAC) is concluding a $52.27 million deal with Florida-based Orbital ATK Defense Electronic Systems for acoustic hostile fire warning systems.
  • IDEX
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Avalon

Airbus Expects New A400M Export Sale in 2015

Airbus Expects New A400M Export Sale in 2015Christian Scherer, Airbus Defense & Space's executive vice president of marketing & sales, said today that he expected an export order for the A400M airlifter by the end of the year — the first since Malaysia signed for four aircraft in December 2005.
  • Avalon
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Avalon

Australia Seeks Input on US Navy Triton UAS

Australia Seeks Input on US Navy Triton UASA senior defense procurement official said Australia is looking to enter into an agreement with the US Navy in order to influence future development of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime unmanned aerial system.
  • Avalon
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Avalon

US Program Chief: Singapore Nearing F-35 Buy

US Program Chief: Singapore Nearing F-35 BuySingapore is moving closer to ordering the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter, according to program head US Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan.
  • Avalon
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Congress

House Republicans Stand Firm in DHS Standoff

House Republicans Stand Firm in DHS StandoffUS House Republicans emerged from a Wednesday morning caucus hearing defiant, saying the Senate should pass a Homeland Security funding bill before they show their hand.
  • Congress
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago