Turkey To Hire 40,000 Armed Forces Personnel

January 2, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

After sacking some 9000 soldiers linked to the failed 2016 coup, Turkey has launched plans to hire around 40,000 personnel in various ranks of its armed forces. A military source told Anadolu Agency that the new recruits will include 3,755 officers and 5,375 non-commissioned officers, in addition to the plans to...

ThyssenKrupp’s Israeli Rep Received €10.2 million Bribe for Sub Deal: Globes Newspaper

November 24, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

Israeli representative of German company ThyssenKrupp, Michael Ganor, received about €10.2 million as bribe for the purchase of submarines by the Israeli Navy,

India Releases Joint Training Doctrine Armed Forces 2017 Document

November 15, 2017 @ 06:16 AM

The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee & Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba released ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces – 2017 Tuesday. This key stone Doctrine will basically serve as a ‘foundation and ‘knowledge base from which specific Directives and Strategies will be issued by the Chairman Chiefs...

US Navy Sailor Injured By Aircraft Being Towed on Aircraft Carrier

November 7, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

A US Navy sailor has been seriously injured after being hit by a plane in tow onboard the USS Carl Vinson flight deck during a training exercise last week. The Los Angeles Times reports the sailor was flown by helicopter to a hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injury

Williamson is Britain's new defence secretary as Michael Fallon Resigns

November 2, 2017 @ 06:23 PM

Gavin Williamson was appointed as Britain's new defence secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon resigned over a sexual harassment scandal. Williamson has the difficult task of cutting the United Kingdoms defence expenditure, keeping forces levels at their optimum while at the same time increasing Britains defence exports which have been hit...

Former Rheinmetall Intl Chief Appointed CEO of Saudi Arabian Military Industries

October 31, 2017 @ 08:32 AM

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) today announced the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andreas Schwer, who was earlier the Chairman & President of Rheinmetall International and CEO of its Combat Systems Division. SAMI also announced the formation of its Board of Directors, chaired by H

US Air Force to Recall Up to 1000 Retired Pilots

October 21, 2017 @ 07:34 AM

The US Air Force plans to recall up to 1000 retired pilots to active duty following the signing of a Presidential executive order Friday. "We anticipate that the secretary of defense will delegate the authority to the secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years," Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement as quoted by news agencies

Chinese Military Busts Fake Officer Scam, Arrests 270 People

October 11, 2017 @ 06:10 AM

A scam to provide fake IDs of top Chinese army ranks and personal equipment has been busted in a nation-wide crackdown that led to the arrest of 270 scamsters. China's military and public security officials have investigated and clamped down on scams that provided fake IDs for people to appear as officers and have arrested more than 270 people, some of whom sold high military ranks for as much as 15 million yuan ($2

Uncertainty over Eurofighter Typhoon Orders May Force Job Cuts at BAE Systems

October 9, 2017 @ 02:15 PM

BAE Systems is likely to axe more than 1,000 jobs this week following reducing orders for its flagship fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon.

United States Air Force Is Short Of 1500 Pilots

September 26, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

The senior leaders of the United States Air Force discussed alternative methods of aviator training and requirement initiatives to address shortage of over 1500 pilots in its aircrew units that has left Americas aerial warfighting branch scrambling to find a way to stop decline in skilled aviators. The 2017 Aircrew Summit held on September 22 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, had air force senior leaders from the headquarters, major commands and other experts discussed strategies, plans and initiatives falling under the ACTFs seven lines of effort: requirements, accessions, production, absorption, retention, sortie production and industry collaboration

Rheinmetall Hires Former US DoD Official as Senior Vice President for American...

September 22, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

Rheinmetall has hired a former senior US department of defense official, Stephen C Hedger as its Senior Vice President Corporate Development USA. Hedger last served as Chief of Staff to former US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, who oversaw the annual development of the more than $600 billion US defense budget, and as Deputy Chief of Staff to then US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

Northrop Grumman Nears Orbital ATK Buy at an Estimated $7.5B : WSJ

September 18, 2017 @ 01:22 AM

Northrop Grumman is said to be nearing to buy Orbital ATK in a deal reportedly valued at an approximate $7.5 billion