Military Procurement

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Published 18/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously. [more…]

Airbus challenges Austrian allegations over Eurofighter deal

Airbus challenges Austrian allegations over Eurofighter deal

Published 18/09/2017

Airbus (AIR.PA) denied any wrongdoing in a submission on Monday to Austrian prosecutors investigating allegations of fraud and willful deception over a $2 billion fighter deal and threatened the country's defense minister with legal action. [more…]

Northrop Grumman to buy missile maker Orbital for $7.8 billion

Published 18/09/2017

U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) said on Monday it would buy missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc (OA.N) for about $7.8 billion in cash, giving it access to lucrative contracts with NASA and the U.S. Army. [more…]

Drones destroy child`s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

Drones destroy child`s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

Published 15/09/2017

Military drones destroy a child's picture in British graffiti artist Banksy's latest work, the highlight of an anti-war art show in London which protests against one of the world's biggest arms fairs this week. [more…]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Published 10/09/2017

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. [more…]

China`s Xi urges France to help restart talks on North Korea

China`s Xi urges France to help restart talks on North Korea

Published 08/09/2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he hoped France could play a "constructive role" in restarting talks on North Korea, state TV said, days after the reclusive country conducted its sixth nuclear test. [more…]

Exclusive: Japan seeks new U.S. missile radar as North Korea threat grows – sources

Exclusive: Japan seeks new U.S. missile radar as North Korea threat grows – sources

Published 30/08/2017

Japan is worried the United States has so far declined to arm it with a powerful new radar, arguing the decision makes the U.S. missile defense system it plans to install much less capable of countering a growing North Korean threat, three sources said. [more…]

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

Published 30/08/2017

North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. [more…]

Tillerson says U.S. will keep up `peaceful pressure` on North Korea

Tillerson says U.S. will keep up `peaceful pressure` on North Korea

Published 27/08/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday the firing of three ballistic missiles by North Korea this week was a provocative act but that the United States will continue to seek a peaceful resolution. [more…]

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Published 21/08/2017

Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. [more…]