Cameroon Receives US$7.3million Military Assistance from China

July 22, 2018 @ 03:06 PM

China has donated 50 million Yuan (US$7.3million) to the African state of Cameroon for obtaining military equipment of its choice

Iran to Start Mass Producing 'Karrar' Main Battle Tank

July 19, 2018 @ 11:46 AM

The Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will begin receiving this year the domestically-built 'Karrar' (Striker) main battle tank which was unveiled in 2017. Deputy Defense Minister Reza Mozaffari-Nia was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency Wednesday that Iran manufactures 50 to 60 tanks every year...

European Union Defence Spending at Euro 200 Billion in 2016

May 18, 2018 @ 01:29 PM

The 28-member European Union spent €200 billion ($222 billion) on defence in 2016, the same figure as in 2015, Eurostat announced Friday. The EU, most of whose members share NATO membership with the United States are under pressure from Washington to increase military spending and buy more American arms

China Becomes World's Second Biggest Military Spender: SIPRI

May 2, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

China has become the world's second biggest military spender behind the United States relegating Saudi Arabia and India to third and fourth place respectively according to a new report by the Swedish International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which compiles global arms procurement data. China increased its military spending by 5

Middle East ‘Regional Power’ Buys AeroVironment Puma UAVs for $44 Million

March 17, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

Unmanned systems maker, AeroVironment has secured a $44.5 million contract for Puma II AE small UAS featuring the new Mantis i45 sensor from a Middle Eastern nation

Saudi Arabia Signs Agreement With Russia To Buy S-400 Air Defence System,...

October 5, 2017 @ 04:19 PM

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103. As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said

China Offers $100M Free Military Assistance To African Union

September 29, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

China has pledged $100 million free military assistance to support the African Standby Force and rapid-response force for the next five years, state-run news agency Global Times reports. China is negotiating with the African Union to draft the implementation plan for the assistance, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying at a monthly briefing on Thursday

Senegal Eyes Buying Six Warships From Indonesia

September 8, 2017 @ 09:50 AM

Senegal government has expressed interest to buy six warships and four commercial ships from Indonesia, first secretary of Indonesian embassy in Dakar Dimas Prihadi said on Wednesday. Chairman of Conseil dAdministration du Conseil Senegalais des Chargeurs (COSEC), Babacar Ndiaye, has sent a message to PT PAL Indonesia about the interest of his government in the ships produced by the Indonesian state-owned shipbuilding company, Antara News reported Friday

Qatar Becomes World's Third Biggest Military Spender: UK Report

August 10, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

The tiny Kingdom of Qatar has moved up three places on the list of the World's biggest military spenders in two years and now ranks behind Saudi Arabia and India. Qatar, which entered the Top Ten for the first time in 2015 (ranked sixth), is now ranked third, with significant imports from the USA, Germany, Switzerland and France, according to data released by UK Defense and Security Export Statistics for 2016 released last month

Russian Military Police Start Manning Checkpoints Near Damascus

August 4, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Russian Military Police, deployed in the southern part of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone near Damascus, have started manning checkpoints to repel a possible attack of terrorist groups. Servicemen of the Russian military police have been deployed in the southern part of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone near the Syrian capital of Damascus

Turkey Discloses Secret US Military Locations In Syria

July 20, 2017 @ 03:53 PM

The US department of defence has raised its concerns with Turkey after a Turkish news agency published a map of US military bases in northern Syria. The Turkeys state-run Anadolu News Agency printed the map Wednesday, showing 10 U

Saudi-Led Blockade Is 'Bloodless Declaration Of War': Qatar Defence Minister

July 1, 2017 @ 09:19 AM

Qatari Minister of defense has criticized the blockade imposed by a Saudi-led Arabian nations' Group as 'bloodless declaration of war'. The minister, Khaled al-Athiyah was quoted as saying in an interview with London based Al-araby Al Jadeed newspaper