European Firms Plead With Governments To Help Build Drones

June 19, 2013 @ 03:36 PM

As defense budgets around the world take a downward spiral, Europe's top three defense contractors today issued a statement pleading to help build a European medium altitude drone. In a press release sent out simulatenously in Paris, Munich and Turin, the continents three defense giants —EADS, Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica —...

New MoD Contract Rules Could Save Upto 200 Million Euros: U.K White...

June 11, 2013 @ 02:37 PM

The U.K Defence Acquisition White paper released highlights the new proposals which can allow taxpayers to save about £200 million a year by changing the rules governing how MOD contracts are awarded

Australia Faces $33 Billion Drop In Military Purchase Plan

June 6, 2013 @ 08:33 AM

Australian federal government is facing a funding shortfall of $33 billion over the next decade, which they planned to use for modernizing the armed forces with new military hardware. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute also says that the government will face a crunch time in three or four years, when it...

Japan, France To Start Talks On Developing Military Equipment

June 5, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

Japan has agreed to hold official talks on joint weapons development with France, despite the objections regarding the France military sales to China and Russia. At the Asia Security Summit, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian showed a strong interest in Japanese weapons-related technology, and proposed to the Japan Defense Minister...

Poland To Spend $40 Billion On Defence Modernization

June 5, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Poland urges to modernize its armed forces and is all ready to spend about $40 billion on its military within the next decade, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said. The modernization programs priorities include the purchase of guided missiles for F-16 fighters, the development of special purpose forces and the naval missile division on the Baltic Sea, and the provision of a sufficient number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the military

Over 60 Countries Sign Arms Trade Treaty

June 4, 2013 @ 09:09 AM

The United States have held back from signing the arms trade treaty, with over 60 countries believed to have signed it. “The United States welcomes the opening of the Arms Trade Treaty for signature, and we look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” said US Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement

Neatherlands, Norway Sign Defense MoU

May 30, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

The Netherlands and Norway signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in The Hague on Wednesday 24 April 2013. It was signed by Director of the Defence Materiel Organization, Lex Hendrichs (the Netherlands) and National Armaments Director Morten Tiller (Norway)

AgustaWestland Seeks Release of Payment in Indian VVIP Deal

May 28, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

AgustaWestland has sought release of payment from the Indian MoD on grounds that it is performing its part of the contract in the supply of 12 VVIP helicopters to India. In separate communications to the Indian MoD and the External Affairs ministry, the company has invoked the performance clause in the contract

Germany To Test Anti-Graffiti Drones

May 28, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Germany's Deutsche Bahn announced its plans to test small drones, trying to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property. The plan involves the use of airborne infra-red cameras to collect evidence, which could then be used to prosecute vandals who deface property at night

New Zealand Defense Budget Drops Slightly, Air Force Gets Modest Increase

May 17, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

New Zealand announced today that the defense budget for 2013-14 has been downgraded to NZ $2.87 billion from last years NZ $2

EADS Wins UK Cyber Protection Contract

May 6, 2013 @ 02:18 PM

EADS has been offered a three-year contract by the UK Houses of Parliament with a specific request to protect MPs and Lords computers from being hacked by cyber terrorists . EADSs cyber division, Cassidian, has been offered this contract to improve security at a time when Britains technology infrastructure is under attack as never before