India, Russia Deals On Frigates, S-400 Missile System, Kamov Helicopters Move Forward

June 24, 2017 @ 10:21 AM

India and Russia have adopted a strategy framed by them for defence cooperation on Friday to concretize deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters. India's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is in Russia this week, co-chaired the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation...

Thales, Reliance Defense To Form Joint Venture For Radar and EW Sensors

June 21, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

Thales and Reliance Defence Limited announced today their intent to form an Indian Joint Venture (JV) with the proposed shareholding of 49% and 51% respectively. The JV aims to develop Indian capabilities to integrate and maintain Radar and Electronic Warfare sensors

China Donates $1 Million Worth Military Equipment To Serbia

June 21, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

China has donated 900,000 euros (1 million U.S

Russia Likely To Sign Contract With China On Heavy-Lift Chopper

June 16, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

Russia's Rostec is expecting to sign a general contract to joinly develop a heavy-lift helicopter with China by end of this year. The development of a heavy-lift helicopter with a take-off weight of 38 tonnes is a respective joint project of Russia and China, Rostec's Director for International Cooperation and Regional...

Malaysia Modifies Su-30MKM Aircraft To Drop US-made GBU-12 Laser-guided Bombs

June 16, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

Malaysian Air Force has modified Russian-made Sukhoi-30 fighter jet in order to equip it with US GBU-12 laser-guided bombs. The Royal Malaysian Air Force put out a video showing their Su-30MKM fighters specifically designed for Malaysia, dropping 500-pound GBU-12s made by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon,

Germany, France Preparing Proposals For Defense Fund

June 12, 2017 @ 04:04 PM

Germany and France are working out specific proposals for a European Union defense fund ahead of a bilateral ministerial meeting on July 13. "Joint work on drones, military transports and combined efforts to stabilize the African Sahel region were projects that could be funded by the new plan," German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview published on Saturday

Ukraine Hardsells Soviet Era Military Equipment Modernization To 16 Ambassadors

June 10, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

Ukraines Ukroboronprom has offered to modernize Soviet-Era Russian military equipment in a presentation made to 16 ambassadors from Africa, Asia- Pacific and Latin America on June 7 at the Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defense University. “The State Concern can produce the latest military equipment, modernize Soviet samples and provide after sales service,” said by Ukroboronprom Deputy Director General for Development Artur Kheruvymov at the meeting

Anti-Qatar Coalition Releases List of Doha-supported Terror Financiers

June 9, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have released a list of terror financiers comprising of 59 individuals and 12 groups in a joint statement. The anti-Qatar coalition has accused Doha of supporting or harbouring terror organizations

European Commission Proposes €5.5 Billion Fund For Defence Procurement, Tech Development

June 7, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

The European commission today proposed to mobilise €5.5 billion per year as part of unified defence fund to boost Europe's defence capabilities and to coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the development of prototypes and in the acquisition of defence equipment and technology,

Pakistan's Gwadar Port a Possible Future Chinese Military Base Location: Pentagon

June 7, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

China is looking to expand its military ports in countries with which it has a longstanding friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan, a report by the Pentagon has said. China is "expanding its access to foreign ports to pre-position the necessary logistics support to regularize and sustain deployments in the 'far seas," the country will most likely pursue opportunities to build bases elsewhere, naming Pakistan an interesting location, the Pentagon annual report to Congress says

China Ends Production of JL-9 Fighter Trainer Jet

June 5, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

China's Guizhou JL-9 jet trainer that was developed for the country's air forces has rolled off the assembly line for the last time Monday. The JL-9, also known as the FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (Shanying), is a two-seat fighter-trainer developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Import/Export Company (GAIEC) for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and the People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF)

India Exempts Russia's United Shipbuilding Corp From Banking Guarantee, side-stepping US Sanctions

June 3, 2017 @ 02:23 PM

India has waived the requirement of a bank guarantee (BG) from Russia's United Shipbuilding Corp hit by US sanctions which prevented it from participating in an Indian submarine project. Instead, a sovereign guarantee from Russia will be accepted for the project,