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  1. Swedish Defense Minister Karin Enström has denied that the ministry knew about a research cooperation deal with the Chinese. Maja Suslin / Getty Images

    Swedish Panel To Probe Controversial Chinese Deal

    Sweden's Defense Ministry and other leading defense and technology organizations will be under the spotlight this week as a parliamentary committee probes whether a research cooperation initiative could have led to the sale of sophisticated aerodynamic mo

    • Sep. 14, 2014
  2. Pakistani soldiers patrol through a destroyed bazaar during a military operation against Taliban militants on July 9 in the main town of Miranshah in North Waziristan. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP/Getty Images

    Pakistani Official: Waziristan Operations Close to Finished

    Pakistan's ambassador to the United States told an audience Tuesday that his country is about a month away from finishing its operations in North Waziristan.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  3. Fishing boats are moored Sept. 9 near a naval dockyard in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. The Pakistan Navy confirmed it fended off a terrorist attack from the sea on Sept. 6 but said no group has yet claimed responsibility. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

    Pakistan Navy Foils Terrorist Attack on Naval Base

    The Pakistan Navy last night revealed it had foiled a waterborne terrorist attack on a naval facility in Karachi on Sept. 6, killing two of the attackers and apprehending four more.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  4. Israeli officials say it will take days to analyze the data from the Sept. 9 intercept test of the Israeli-US Arrow-2 missile, shown here during an earlier launch test at Point Mugu Sea Range in California. US Navy

    Arrow-2 Intercept Test Inconclusive, Israel Says

    The outcome of today's test of the US-Israel Arrow-2 interceptor is inconclusive and will remain so, officials here say, until data is fully analyzed over the next few days.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  5. Navy Needs: India's Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) defense system is displayed at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in Goyang in October. The Indian Navy is seeking its own SRSAM, since the Akash system does not come in a naval version. JUNG YEON-JE / AFP via Getty Images

    Indian Navy May Walk Away From French Missile Deal

    The Indian Defence Ministry has sent a global request for information for short-range, surface-to-air missiles (SRSAMs), throwing into question an existing deal with the French for the same weapon for the Indian Navy.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  6. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, to Erdogan's right, meet Monday in Ankara. STR/ / AFP

    Hagel Meets Turkish Leaders To Discuss Fight Against Islamic State

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met here Monday with Turkish dignitaries to discuss possible cooperation against the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an army of radical Islamists that took large swathes of Ira

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  7. A French Air Force SAMP/T medium-range air-defense system fires an Aster 30 missile. Eurosam

    Turkey in Talks with Eurosam for Air Defense Deal

    The Turkish president has announced that Ankara opened talks with Eurosam, maker of the Aster 30, to build an air defense system one day after a Defense News story reported that Turkey was distancing itself from a Chinese option.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  8. Double Responsibility: For now, Arun Jaitley serves as both Indian finance and defense minister. RAVEENDRAN/ / AFP

    Analysts: New Modi Government Lacks Clear Defense Policy

    The dual responsibilities of defense minister and finance minister handed to Arun Jaitley has given short shrift to India's Defence Ministry, and the quick decisions anticipated on weapons procurement have not been forthcoming, said defense analysts asses

    • Sep. 7, 2014
  9. Air Wing: Chinese media have released details on which aircraft will be featured aboard the carrier Liaoning, seen here docked at Dalian on July 6. STR/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Chinese Carrier's Purported Air Wing Deemed Plausible but Limited

    New details have emerged on the aircraft lineup for the new carrier Liaoning, which analysts say is a 'plausible' mix of foreign-designed fighter jets and various helicopters, yet limited due to its lack of other necessary aircraft.

    • Sep. 7, 2014
  10. French Defense Ministry / Shows a French military test in 2011 of an Aster 30 SAMP/T missile defense system, which is also under consideration by Turkey, which is expected to select a system (or at least a short list of contenders) next month. French Ministry of Defense

    Turkey Distancing Itself From Chinese Air Defense System

    Senior government officials and procurement authorities here have distanced themselves in recent days from a disputed air defense deal with a Chinese company under US sanctions.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
  11. Russia dispatches naval force to reopen Arctic base

    Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region, Russian news agencies reported.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
  12. This photo taken on July 6, 2014, shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning docked at the seaport city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning province. AFP/Getty Images

    China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

    Two pilots in a squadron conducting fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
  13. Americans On Flight From Afghan Air Base Re-routed To Iran

    A charter plane carrying about 100 people including Americans was diverted to Iran on Friday during a flight from Bagram air base in Afghanistan, US officials said.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
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