Military Procurement

Middle East tensions loom over Dubai aerospace pageant

Middle East tensions loom over Dubai aerospace pageant

Published 10/11/2017

Rising Middle East tensions and a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia will cast a shadow over next week's Dubai Airshow, as military and aerospace leaders try to gauge whether they might prolong a weapons-buying spree in the region. [more…]

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Published 10/11/2017

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle. [more…]

Ministerial meeting on Airbus A400M delayed until February: sources

Ministerial meeting on Airbus A400M delayed until February: sources

Published 10/11/2017

NATO buyer nations for the European A400M military transport plane have postponed a ministerial meeting on the troubled program for three months until February, said two sources familiar with the 20 billion euro project. [more…]

Taiwan to boost defense spending, U.S. concerned over possible military imbalance: official media

Taiwan to boost defense spending, U.S. concerned over possible military imbalance: official media

Published 30/10/2017

Taiwan will increase future defense spending by two percent each year, President Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to Hawaii where the United States expressed concern over a possible military imbalance in the Taiwan Straits, Taiwan media reported. [more…]

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. [more…]

Trump taps former NASA head Griffin for deputy defense role: White House

Trump taps former NASA head Griffin for deputy defense role: White House

Published 28/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Michael Griffin, a former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as principal deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, the White House said on Friday. [more…]

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul on Friday for annual defense talks as tensions with North Korea climb ahead of a visit to the region next month by President Donald Trump. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

Published 23/10/2017

A military option must remain on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, adding that nobody wants tensions in the Korean peninsula to be resolved in such a way. [more…]

Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town, says monitor

Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town, says monitor

Published 23/10/2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that Islamic State killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town in central Homs over a three-week period before the Syrian army recaptured it on Saturday. [more…]