In recent years, amid a decades-long arms embargo by Western countries, Iran has created a broad range of domestically-designed ballistic and cruise missile systems, with officials repeatedly warning that these weapons would be extensively deployed in the event of any aggression by Tehran's adversaries.
Upgrades on the recently unveiled Xian H-6N will allow the strategic bomber to drastically surpass its predecessor’s maximum strike range through the use of both supersonic drones and cruise missiles, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
In an effort to improve combat effectiveness, the US Air Force may embark on a new mission that would allow its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft to share information with the top-secret X-37B space plane.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US plans to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty lower the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons and multiply the risks for the whole world, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.
Russia is one of just a handful of major military powers to actually make cuts to its defence spending in recent years, and recently dropped out of the top five countries in terms of total spending.
Twitter users were at loggerheads over the photograph, with one netizen suggesting that it allegedly shows part of the brand new US infantry fighting vehicle.
New Delhi (Sputnik) A new terror threat is looming large over India; on Saturday, its Supreme Court ruled that a disputed religious site in the northern holy city of Ayodhya should be run by Hindus and an alternative parcel of land be given to Muslims. The disputed land has been a matter of contention between the two communities for centuries.
Security experts say South Korea may not be interested in paying for US military assistance, and note that losing Seoul might mean more trouble for Washington than its Asian ally.
Despite spending nearly $50 billion on defence in 2018 as part of an overall NATO budget of over $1 trillion, Germany’s military spending is just 1.35 percent of the country’s total GDP, and therefore short of its commitments to its allies.
Russia and India penned a $5.43 billion deal for the delivery of five regiments of the S-400 air defence system in October 2018, with Delhi recently reportedly asking Moscow for deliveries to be expedited, notwithstanding the threat of US sanctions.
The new hauler is the latest in a broad array of home-grown equipment created Iran’s defence industry in recent years, in defiance of a 40-year-old arms embargo by Western countries banning Tehran from importing advanced Western military hardware.
On November 9, 1979, a computer error at the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) in Colorado nearly sparked a nuclear war. The incident was one of close to half a dozen major computer-related nuclear close calls to threaten humanity with extinction.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation stealth air superiority fighter built by Russia’s Sukhoi Company. The single-seat, twin-engine multirole aircraft is equipped with advanced avionics and a variety of high-precision weaponry.
The pair of Project 945A Kondor (NATO reporting name ‘Sierra II’) subs spent several days engaging in drills against both one another and a conditional adversary over the space of several days.
Russia has repeatedly refuted and debunked claims of attacking civilian targets in Syria, providing evidence that all targets belonged to terrorists, but the West continues to make the same allegations over and over again.
Even though the US Air Force’s F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft was retired from active service in April 2008, it’s still being spotted in action. Most recently, two of the stealth aircraft were captured on camera flying at the Tonopah Test Range military installation in Nevada last month.
Several fixed-wing and rotary drones were engaged and taken down in a recent inaugural test of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) anti-drone laser system by the US Air Force.
New footage from the US Marines Corps Communication Office shows the arrest of 15 Marines by dozens of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents earlier this year following an investigation into a human smuggling ring at the US-Mexico border.
After the 2019 General Election was announced, anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain launched a tool to help voters “stop Brexit” by choosing the candidate in their constituency best-placed to unseat, or prevent the election of, a pro-Brexit MP.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lt. Gen. Kang Sun-young has become the first female in South Korea's history to obtain the rank of two-star general, South Korean Defence Ministry said in a statement on Friday.