NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed plans for the European Union to increase cooperation in defense resources and funding, while cautiously suggesting these should be "complementary" to and "strengthen" the Transatlantic - US dominated - military alliance.
In April the EU border control agency Frontex warned about the heightened risk of arms smuggling from the Western Balkans amid the current migrant crisis in Europe.
The news of Russia's plans to bring down its military expenditure should obviously have a soothing effect on the Nordic countries, who seem a bit paranoid about the imminent Russian "aggression." Nevertheless, the anti-Russian rhetoric lingers on.
Representatives of the European Union and the United States on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at facilitation of bilateral logistical support during military operations, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a press release.
NATO is going to hold a meeting of foreign ministers on December 6-7 in order to discuss security challenges the bloc faces.
The US Department of State has approved a $115 million sale to Australia for AEA-18G Growler Aircraft Electronic Warfare Range Systems and related support, equipment, and training, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and Filipino National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana agreed Monday that increased bilateral military cooperation would benefit security in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The US Navy’s carrier strike group Dwight D. Eisenhower, known as IKE, passed through the Suez Canal after five months of providing air support in the fight in Iraq and Syria against Daesh terror group, and conducting security-cooperation efforts in the Persian Gulf, according to a press release.
Intuitive Research and Technology has received a $7.5 million US Army foreign military sales contract to provide services for the cruise missile defense systems of India, Egypt, Finland, South Korea and Qatar, the US Department of Defense said in a statement.
The US Department of State has made a determination to approve a possible $156 million Foreign Military Sale to Finland for upgrades to extend the life of its F-18 combat aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a release.
On Monday the Israeli parliament passed a bill that would reduce the length of military service for male soldiers from 32 to 30 months. The measure, introduced by the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, will go into effect in July 2020 if it passes through the Knesset plenum and becomes law.
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the Netherlands’ Royal Air Force to upgrade electronic countermeasures with new threat-detection and jamming capabilities that would enable its fleet of combat aircraft to operate safely amid current threats, the defense company said in a press release Monday.
Islamic State terrorists have planted bombs in copies of the Quran before leaving them on the streets and in front of houses in Kan’ous, a village close to the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Iran Front Page has reported.
After US President-elect Donald Trump defied recent geopolitical norm by speaking with the president of Taiwan, the Chinese military tested ten DF-21 missiles in November as part of a show of force, ostensibly intended for Trump, per the Washington Free Beacon.
The cause of several suicides among US airmen stationed in Japan is under investigation, Stars and Stripes reports. A preliminary investigation suggests that an underlying trigger for these suicides is overwork and stress, brought on by budget cuts.
The crash of a Su-33 fighter jet that skidded off the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier became yet another “bitter lesson” learned by Russian armed forces during the military operation in Syria.
The Austrian foreign minister said that as long as nuclear weapons exist, they may be used, and in that situation "everyone will lose."
Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Jeon Ha-kyu said any North Korean provocation would be equal "to self-destruction."
According to Russian Defense Ministry, Russia's Aerospace Forces have started adopting a new regimental set of the long-range S-400 Triumf air defense systems at the Kapustin Yar testing range in the Astrakhan Region.
The NATO chief found no contradiction between Turkey's role in the Alliance and Ankara-Moscow contacts.
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