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Vice chief of UK Defence Staff talks Brexit, budget and littoral ships


4 hours 15 min ago - [CET]
"Frankly, we have to consider worst-case and plan accordingly, and that’s what we’re doing," says Gen. Gordon Messenger.
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Inside South Korea’s military wish list, as it seeks greater control over its forces


5 hours 16 min ago - [CET]
South Korea is preparing to spend $8.8 billion over the next five to six years on high-end equipment, much of it American.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Turkish firms see IDEF as chance to pitch locally made systems for export


Fri, 04/19/2019 - 16:00 - [CET]
This year’s show is expected to highlight aerospace systems, including drones, a new fighter jet and an advanced jet trainer, plus naval systems and a locally made new-generation battle tank.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Russia would be Turkey’s ‘first best choice’ for fighter jets if its F-35 plan flops


Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:00 - [CET]
The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the multinational program if it buys the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Pentagon confirms North Korea test launch, says it wasn’t a ballistic missile


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:39 - [CET]
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is confirming that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday, but he declined to provide any details.
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Leonardo boss warns Germany’s Saudi embargo will damage European industry


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:54 - [CET]
Alessandro Profumo also quibbled the habit of France and Germany to launch programs together before later enlisting new partners.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Israel inks deal with Elbit for advanced ‘artillery of the future’


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:46 - [CET]
Israel’s future artillery effort could solve operational challenges the country faces in the north, potentially in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

French Army eyes robots, change in force size as it prepares for future wars


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:45 - [CET]
Innovation and a sufficiently populated Army are key factors in whether France will be prepared for a high-intensity conflict, say the military’s strategic thinkers.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

North Korea test-fires a new tactical guided weapon


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 00:53 - [CET]
North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Britain wants a large submarine drone, and it already has jobs lined up for the vessel


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 22:59 - [CET]
The British government has launched a competition to test a large, unmanned submarine’s ability to gather intelligence and perform other roles.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Indian purchasing agency OKs tank buy, but negotiations with Russia stand in the way


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:26 - [CET]
The T-90MS tanks are to be produced by state-owned Heavy Vehicles Factory under license from the Russian original equipment manufacturer Uralvagonzavod.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

The Army has a plan for China, and it’s bad news for JLTV and the Chinook


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:51 - [CET]
Moving to focus in the Pacific means systems designed for Afghanistan may need to go, according to Army Secretary Mark Esper.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Navies, companies push for torpedo-killing torpedoes


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:06 - [CET]
Naval forces worldwide are pushing the idea of anti-torpedo torpedoes essentially aiming to translate the promises of missile defense technology to undersea warfare.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

More details revealed in Japanese F-35 crash


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:19 - [CET]
The Japanese Ministry of Defense has located debris from a crash and have grounded the remainder of their jets.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Russia flexes its heavy-lift helo muscles with new Mi-26 test flights


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:17 - [CET]
Defense News was given access to the massive Mi-26 and elements of its production line at a Russian Helicopters plant.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

US clears Japan for $1.2B missile package to defend against ballistic threats


Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:34 - [CET]
The approval for the potential sale in response to a request by Japan includes a package of 56 SM-3 Block IB missiles.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

F-35A crash: Japan’s defense minister addresses security concerns, procurement plans


Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:17 - [CET]
Japan's defense minister was asked about the possibility of China or Russia attempting to salvage the crashed F-35 from the seafloor, among other issues related to the Joint Strike Fighter.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

How Turkey’s industry could suffer from the S-400 deal with Russia


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:28 - [CET]
The U.S. is threatening to withhold the F-35 fighter jet from Turkey if it accepts a Russian air defense system. That could be bad news for Turkish businesses.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

US Army terminal missile defense system is headed to Eastern Europe


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:23 - [CET]
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is deploying to the Eastern flank this summer.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Trump picks next chief of naval operations


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:28 - [CET]
The nomination has been forwarded to Congress.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

The F-35 and other warplanes descend on Switzerland this spring


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:00 - [CET]
The Swiss have kicked off flying season for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration to replace the country's aging fleet, with several demonstrations scheduled between now and early...
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

The UK wants its bombs to live longer, and it thinks data can help


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:22 - [CET]
Can big data make a bomb live longer? The U.K. wants to find out.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

What does Pakistan need to close its air defense gaps?


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 19:00 - [CET]
The most recent military standoff between India and Pakistan has exposed longstanding gaps in defenses that now appear to be receiving renewed attention.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Pompeo: With S-400, Turkey won’t get F-35, may get sanctions


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:08 - [CET]
Lawmakers also pushed back at the idea of State Department budget cuts.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Three shipbuilders to apply in Bulgarian $567M patrol vessel tender


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:58 - [CET]
Italy’s Fincantieri, Germany’s Lürssen, and Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin are expected to make offers.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Top Marine softens readiness warning for troops deployed to US-Mexico border


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 18:41 - [CET]
Lead U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials are downplaying concerns that troop deployments to the southern border are hurting military readiness, following a memo from the Marine commandant warning...
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Colorado emerges as front-runner for Space Command HQ. Do other states still have a chance?


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:42 - [CET]
Florida fought hard to be named the home of U.S. Space Command, but didn't make the first shortlist.
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Top US lawmakers demand Turkey choose: America’s F-35, or Russia’s S-400


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:57 - [CET]
If Turkey accepts the S-400, “no F-35s will ever reach Turkish soil," four powerful U.S. senators have warned.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

A Japanese F-35A fighter jet is missing; remaining 12 are grounded


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:22 - [CET]
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A fighter jet has gone missing off the coast of northern Japan, with a search mission now underway.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

NATO launches cyber-defense drill simulating elections under attack


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 23:10 - [CET]
A team built around the alliance's Communications and Information Agency, NCI, is the defending champion at this year's "Locked Shields" event.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Do border deployments hurt readiness or not? Key Senate Democrats demand answers from DoD


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:31 - [CET]
"To the extent the southern border deployment is causing readiness concerns, they must be addressed immediately," lawmakers are demanding.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

As NATO banks on Poland, is the country becoming the new face of a nervous Europe?


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
NATO plans to turn a town in central Poland into a key storage hub for U.S. combat equipment.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Germany muddles through another NATO shindig


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 20:58 - [CET]
Say what you will about Germany's defense spending, the ritual of U.S. leaders trashing Berlin is almost becoming something of a unifying force within the alliance.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Here’s how F-35 technology would be compromised if Turkey also had the S-400 anti-aircraft system


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 18:53 - [CET]
The U.S. Air Force was able to bomb Libya with impunity after knocking out its relic of an Integrated Air Defense System, but what if the country had actually maintained a competent IADS network?
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

What does Britain have in the works for its upcoming space strategy?


Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:03 - [CET]
The new strategy, which was expected in 2018, may not be out in full until late this year.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Lithuania is first Baltic nation to sign U.S. defense-cooperation pact


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:00 - [CET]
The Baltic states are especially attuned to the possibility of Russia staging a Crimea-style operation in their countries to challenge their territorial integrity.
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Trump may ‘take care’ of F-35, S-400 issue, Turkish official claims


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:54 - [CET]
“Different statements are coming from different institutions of the United States as well… different and contradictory statements are coming.”
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Amidst tensions with Pakistan, India cleared to buy 24 Seahawk helicopters


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 23:39 - [CET]
India intends to spend $2.6 billion on the new systems.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

How military hacking can improve


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:42 - [CET]
An Australian official details an offensive cyber operation undertaken against the Islamic State.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Turkey’s marriage of F-35 and S-400 ‘absolutely unsustainable,’ says EUCOM nominee


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:50 - [CET]
US general: Turkey 'should not get' F-35
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

US stops F-35 fighter jet parts delivery to Turkey


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
After months of warnings, the United States has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara's decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian surface-to-air...
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Asia allies take major steps forward with F-35 rollout


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:57 - [CET]
The milestones are also notable for the U.S., expanding operations of the jet in the Indo-Pacific region.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Turkey says S-400 delivery talks still on, despite US bill to block F-35


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 21:22 - [CET]
Turkey is still talking S-400 delivery with Russia, despite bill to ban F-35 sales.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

NATO foots bill for massive U.S. combat depot in Poland


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 00:08 - [CET]
Alliance members will fund construction of a storage site for American combat vehicles in an attempt to deter Russia.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

NATO is the obstacle to improving Russian-Western relations


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:22 - [CET]
In this first of a two-part commentary, a Russian analyst discusses Moscow's perspective of NATO, and the future of relations with the West.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

NATO’s growing membership, demonization of Putin drive anti-Western policies


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 20:22 - [CET]
Is NATO adding fuel to the fire? This is the second of a two-part commentary on a Russian perspective of NATO, and the future of Russian-Western relations.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

NATO keeps Stoltenberg as its chief until 2022


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:12 - [CET]
Jens Stoltenberg will stay on as NATO's secretary general until Sept. 30, 2022.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Ellsworth to be first operational B-21 base


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:18 - [CET]
Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and Dyess Air Force Base in Texas will follow, and receive B-21s as they become available.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Air Force eyes Langley-Eustis as new F-22 training home


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:06 - [CET]
The 43rd Fighter Squadron has been at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida since Hurricane Michael wrecked its former home at nearby Tyndall Air Force Base.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Tyndall to suffer work stoppage in May unless Congress grants additional funding for reconstruction


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 21:08 - [CET]
Washington has been slow-rolling a supplemental appropriation for natural disaster recovery, so the Air Force has been moving money around to pay for reconstruction at Tyndall and now Offutt. But the...
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

In wake of Indian anti-satellite test, Shanahan urges ‘thoughtfulness’ in space


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 19:46 - [CET]
India's test destroyed a government-owned system in low-earth orbit.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

With IMI acquisition, Elbit looks to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for defense needs


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 19:28 - [CET]
Following its acquisition of IMI Systems in November, Israeli company Elbit Systems has entered “a different category of defense companies,” according to its chief financial officer.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Four companies bid in Romania’s anti-ship missile tender


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:49 - [CET]
Bucharest joins other regional players in beefing up its military capabilities around the tense Black Sea area.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

India flexes its ‘space power’ muscles with anti-satellite missile launch


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:48 - [CET]
Indian scientists used a missile to destroy a low-Earth orbit satellite, the country's prime minister says.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Disaster aid package includes $2B for military. How much would each branch get?


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:35 - [CET]
A bill on Capitol Hill would address hurricane damage at U.S. military installations.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

French envoy presses Germany on stalling arms exports


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 23:26 - [CET]
The German government is close to a decision on the future of a weapons-export blockade against Saudi Arabia that is slated to run out at the end of the month.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

House fails to override Trump veto in border emergency battle


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 21:59 - [CET]
President Trump has been handed a victory in his drive to spend billions of dollars more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

State Department OKs sale of Sky Guardian drones to Belgium


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:27 - [CET]
The deal could be worth $600 million for four MQ-9Bs and associated systems.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Japanese jets intercept Chinese anti-submarine aircraft, says Tokyo


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:23 - [CET]
Japan's Defense Ministry released photos and intelligence to back its claim that the Chinese aircraft flew about 200 miles west of the Japanese island of Okinawa.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Morocco cleared for massive F-16 fighter buy


Mon, 03/25/2019 - 18:44 - [CET]
Morocco is ready to spend a lot of money on U.S. defense goods.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

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