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Europe Is South Korea’s Option for the AAM Technology

SEOUL, (South Korea), 09 March, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by DefenseNews.com Europe is an option for South Korea to implement AAM (air-to-air missile) technology under its key arms procurement offset programs, reported DefenseNews On 5th March DAPA (Defence Acquisition Program Administration), which is responsible for…

WFEL’s First Tranche for the Australian Land 155 Project Is a Fact

CHESHIRE (United Kingdom), March 07, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by WFEL On 6th March, WFEL, the established world leader in design, manufacturing, and supply of rapidly-deployable tactical military bridging, announced that they have completed the first delivery of bridges for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the Land 155…

USA Approved a Possibility for Sale of F-35 to Belgium

WASHINGTON (USA), January 20, 2018, Author: Editorial team (Bm), Photo: Wired The US State Department announced that they had approved the possibility for selling 34 Lockheed Martin aircrafts F-35 for the needs of the defence capabilities of Belgium. The amount of the transaction is $6.53 billion. If the transaction is realized, Belgium will be…

Patria signs contract for mid-life upgrade of Hamina Class fast attack craft

PANAGYURISHTE (Bulgaria), January 04, 2018, Author: Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Pinterest Patria has signed an agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Hamina Class fast attack craft. The procurement is part of the Naval Capability Development Programme, based on which the…

Russian tests of a warship embarrassed the Royal Navy

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 26, 2017, Author: Boyko Nikolov (Bm), photo: Pan.bg The lead warship of Russia “Admiral Gorshkov”, under the Project 22350, was escorted by the British frigate “St Albans” during one of its trials in open sea, before becoming a part of the Russian Navy. The Russian ship was near the territorial waters of the United…

An USA NGO proposed opening of a permanent military base in the South-East Europe

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 20, By Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Alchetron.com An USA NGO proposed opening of a permanent military base in the South-East Europe, reconciliation with Serbia and restoring of the USA reputation in this part of the Balkans. According to David Wilson, who is the Vice President of the Atlantic Council, these actions are…

Hungarian military to purchase transport aircraft

(PAN EUROPEAN NETWORKS) (Photo by Russian Helicopters) - Lt. Gen. Tibor Benkő, the chief of Hungary’s General Staff of the Armed Forces, has unveiled plans to acquire three transport aircraft and a further three planes. The planned procurements are part of the country’s Zrinyi 2026 military development programme. Hungarian Defence Minister…

QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

(QINETIQ)(Photo by QinetiQ) - QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. The live demonstration was carried out in November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and…

Washington, Seoul and Tokyo began two-day joint military exercises

Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014 (MEDIAPOOL) (Photo by Reuters) - US, South Korean and Japanese forces have begun joint military exercises, the South Korean army said, quoted by…

A chance for other fighter jets manufacturers in Canada

There is a chance that other combat aircraft manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen E and Dassault Rafale would take part in a Canadian Air Force renewal deal after a hole in the relationship between the Canadian government and Boeing. Canada intended to buy new Super Hornet aircraft to bridge the gap between its…

Russia confronts Tokyo over defence alliance with Washington, US

Russia is concerned that Japan could be allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for the US military in north Asia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov furthered that the concern was that this was being initiated under the pretext of countering North Korea. The Russian foreign minister’s remarks came at a joint press conference with…

Patria delivers a new version of AMV vehicle to Slovakia

The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have agreed on a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected to deliver a new prototype version of AMVXP 8x8 vehicle as part of the programme. The selected industrial partners are Konstrukta Defence a.s. (prime contractor), Patria Land Systems Oy…

UK Defence Secretary resigns

UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has admitted his behaviour had ‘fallen below high standards’ and has since resigned from government. Fallon Wednesday admitted to inappropriate behaviour in the past. He apologised earlier in the week over an incident in 2002 in which he made unwanted advances to journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer. In his…

Eurofighter partners support Belgian innovation centres

Eurofighter partner companies have committed to support the development of National Innovation Centres in Belgium, if the Typhoon is selected to replace current F-16s. The partner companies include BAE Systems, Airbus Defence and Space, Leonardo and MBDA’s missile systems business. All four companies have signed endorsements to support the…

Mattis warns ‘massive’ response to North Korea nuclear weapon use

(Source: AFP | Photo: JUNG Yeon-Je) US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Saturday warned North Korea of a "massive military response" to any use of nuclear weapons as tensions remain sky-high ahead of Donald Trump's visit to South Korea. Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching…

The Pentagon’s IED-Hunters Have a New Target: Drones

(Source: Caroline Houck, DefenceOne | Photo: DefenceOne) A short list of U.S. military outfits that develop tools and techniques to fight enemy drones includes DARPA, the services’ research labs — and now, the group created more than a decade ago to solve the IED problem. Founded in the early 2000s as a taskforce with a budget of just $100…

Romania is Preparing to Buy a US Missile Defense System for USD 3.9 Billion

(Source: Novinite.com | Photo: BreakingDefense.com) The Romanian Defense Ministry presented for public discussion the bill for the purchase of 7 systems for PRO Patriot from the US totaling USD 3.9 billion, Romanian media reported, quoted sega. The first system had to be bought this year. Arms must be paid before delivery. Contracts for the…

NATO will Discuss Building New Bases in November

NATO is currently reviewing its command structure, which will be discussed by military ministers at their November meeting. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in response to a journalistic question, whether the media reports that the alliance will make two new bases are true. Last week, during the meeting of the NATO…

UK MoD to invest in RAF training facilities

Source: Pan European Networks The MoD’s procurement organisation, Defence, Equipment and Support, has extended a contract with CAE Aircrew Training Services to continue delivering training for Chinook, Puma and Merlin aircrews at the facility. Future UK Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy helicopters pilots will be trained to fly in emergency…

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