Are Yemini Scuds Getting the Better of Saudi Patriot Anti-missile Systems?

June 14, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Rebel Yemini forces are reported to have accelerated their missile attacks on Saudi targets over the weekend after an earlier Scud attack on a Saudi base claimed the life of the countrys air force chief. The Iranian FARS news agency reported, “the Yemini (rebel) army and Ansarullah (Shia Houthi forces) fired...

Gulf States Eye THAAD Buy Fearing Iranian Missiles

May 7, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman may create a collective regional missile defense system to counter Irans missile activities, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. “Heightened threat perceptions of Irans missile activities are spurring the move toward integrating the different systems to improve collective...

Russia To Supply Weapons To Libya After UN Lifts Arms Embargo

April 20, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Russia will start supplying weapons to support Libyan government to fight ISIS if United Nations weapons embargo on Libya is lifted, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and special envoy to Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters Thursday. "The issue will be discussed at the UN Security Council

Despite Falling Oil Revenues, Middle East Defense Procurement Continues To Boom

February 27, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Falling oil prices have not deterred Middle East countries from spending on defense procurement. UAE announced AED 18

Arms Deals Worth US$ 1.02 billion Announced at IDEX 2015

February 24, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Tawazun Dyamics, Oshkosh, Caracal International and Agusta Westland won big contracts from the UAE Armed Forces on day three of IDEX exhibition at Abu Dhabi UAE Armed Forces entered a deal with Tawazun Dynamics to purchase “ultra precision” guided ammunition. The deal is valued at AED 1

UAE Military To Set Up Cyber Command

September 30, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

The United Arab Emirates is gearing up to launch a cyber command within the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. Sources with knowledge on the matter told Defenseworld

Is F-35 Heading For Global Fighter Aircraft Domination?

September 25, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

The success of Lockheed Martins F-35 fighter in South Korea and its acceptance by several NATO partners could make it the worlds dominant warplane in the coming years. The fifth generation stealth warplane looks set to grab market share from rival 4

Rosoboronexport Seeks To Develop Ties With African Countries

September 17, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will present items of military equipment highly popular in armies, navies and air forces of African states at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. "We come to this exhibition in the Republic of South Africa for the seventh time and consider it as the most important venue for the promotion of weapons and military equipment to the African continent, especially to sub-Saharan countries

US, UK Arms Companies To Benefit From NATO “Spearhead” Force.

September 6, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATOs proposal to create a rapid response force. Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force

Facing Arms Embargo, Israel Cancels Arms Deal With Russia

August 5, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Facing arms sales embargo from Spain and possibly the UK over its war in in Gaza, Israel in an ironic twist has suspended military contracts with Russia over its action in Crimea. While Russia faces multiple sanctions from around the world for its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, Israel is under fire for its month-long assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza

Banned Weapons Used In Israel-Palestine Conflict?

August 1, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

As the conflict between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian groups intensifies, the unevenly matched sides continue to assault each other with a wide array of weapons including Israels use of internationally banned weapons, such as DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive), according to various media reports. A statement issued by Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights group, details how Hellfire rockets connected to drones are firing DIMEs

Denel Dynamics Upgrading Umkhonto Missile Range

July 7, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Denel Dynamics is upgrading and improving its range of air defense, air-to-air and anti-armor missiles, Defence Web, an online news portal reported. The Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile has been sold to three users, including the South African Navy, Finland and an undisclosed customer