The UK's own defense think tank, the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR), has warned the UK is "effectively incapable" of launching an effective offensive against a belligerent foe – and a defense expert has told Sputnik the country must rely on NATO in any major military engagement.
The Department of Defense has ordered $50 million in ammunition for the US military and its international allies, the defense and aerospace company Orbital ATK announced in a statement on Monday.
India is rolling out its French submarines without their main deterrents because the supplier’s parent company has been blacklisted on charges of corruption. New Delhi is now being forced to look at German torpedoes as an alternative.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that she will raise the issue of the transatlantic military alliance with US President Donald Trump, January 27, following Trump's complaint that Europe is not paying its way on defense.
Russia is in the process of creating an integrated national air defense system, which is expected to become fully operational once the cutting-edge S-500 Prometey surface-to-air missile system, also known as the 55R6M Triumfator-M, enters service, Major General Andrei Cheburin said.
There is currently no discussion of the establishment of Russia's new military bases abroad, Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, said Monday.
OSCE will conduct another monitoring session on the line of contact in the disputed Karabakh region on Tuesday, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Monday.
The US Navy's aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush and its strike group finally left Virginia January 21 to begin its new deployment, ending the unusual near-month-long carrier gap in the Middle East.
A scandal is brewing in London following the publication of a story in the Sunday Times revealing that the British government covered up a Trident II D5 missile test gone awry in June, just weeks before a crucial parliamentary vote on the future of the weapons system.
Russia is not conducting talks on creating military bases in Libya, Viktor Ozerov, head of the Russian Federation Council's defense committee, said on Sunday.
UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee criticized the Myanmar government's treatment of the country's Rohingya minority and said its defensive reaction when presented with claims of abuse is eroding its credibility.
Units of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will be equipped with the latest in camouflage technology in 2017, with the priority given to Topol-class ICBM-launching units, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The newest incarnation of Russia's Tu-160 supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier, one of Moscow's most formidable weapons, is expected to have double the functionality of its current version.
Last year it was reported that Saudi investors had secretly invested about $40 million into the development of the Grom-2: a new Ukrainian tactical short range ballistic missile (SRBM) system designed to compete with Russia's Iskander. However, reports now suggest that the Saudis have cut off funding, leading to the suspension of the program.
Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers attacked Daesh terrorists in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The latest modernization of Russia's main battle tank, the T-90, will embrace the firepower capabilities of the advanced T-14 Armata. The Uralvagonzavod machine building company recently published the tank's photo for the first time.
In tune with India’s public airing of the Cold War doctrine that advocates a blitzkrieg into enemy territory, the army is updating its vital component – communications – that will ensure complete battlefield awareness for theatre commanders.
A declassified CIA document from the early 1990s reveals that the US intelligence community knew that economic sanctions against Pyongyang would not cause the country to back off its nuclear expansion program.
Trump's White House wasted little time in outlining its goal to "develop" more defense systems to prepare for missile-initiated attacks from Iran and North Korea.
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