Asia Is Largest Russian Military Equipment Buyer In 2016: Rosoboronexport

April 13, 2017 @ 09:54 AM

Asia as a region has become the largest Russian military equipment buyer in the year 2016, Rosoboronexport announced in a press release Wednesday. Rosoboronexport signed military and technical cooperation contracts worth USD 9 billion last year with 53% of total annual volume claimed by Asian customers, Dmitry Shugaev, Director of...

Taiwan Owns Missiles that Can Destroy China's Invasion Bases

March 20, 2017 @ 05:44 PM

Taiwan has admitted it has a missile that can hit bases and installations of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) inside mainland Chinese territory across the Taiwan Strait that is 220 km at its widest and 130 km at its narrowest. Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan told the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan's...

Libya To Enact Arms Deal Signed With Russia During Gaddafi's Regime

March 14, 2017 @ 12:18 PM

Libya is gearing up to implement the contracts with Russia on arms supplies signed under former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Russia agreed to assist the local authorities in the east of Libya in combating terrorism, Libyas House of Representatives Chairman Aguila Saleh Issa was quoted as saying by

Two Industrial Estates In India Alloted For Defence Manufacturing

March 9, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

India's Maharashtra government has confirmed today that two industrial estates for defence manufacturing will be set up in the state. One industrial estate will be set up at Jejuri in Pune district and another in Ahmednagar district,

US Sanctions Hinder India's Plans To Buy Russian Weapons

March 2, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Indias plans to acquire strategic defense equipment, including a $5.5 billion shipbuilding contract from Russia are at stake as Russian firms are unable to furnish the required guarantees from Indian banks following US sanctions

Probe Ordered Into Why Israel Bought Submarines It Did Not Need

February 28, 2017 @ 05:44 PM

Israel's State Attorney confirmed on Monday the opening of a criminal probe into a procurement contract between Israel's Defense Ministry and German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp. The deal, to buy three Dolphin submarines worth an estimated 1

China To Build Underwater Platform In South China Sea

February 28, 2017 @ 03:21 PM

China has plans to build its first long-term underwater observation platform in resource-rich South China Sea, where it has territorial disputes with many south-east Asian countries including Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The platform aims to observe underwater conditions in real time, The Global Times reported Monday

Indian Govt Eases Export Norms For Non-Armoured Vehicles

February 20, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Indian government has brought amendment to export licensing norm, allowing military stores to export non-armoured vehicles without obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Department of Defence Production. The government has taken this step in order to reduce procedural delay,

India's Kalyani Group Likely To Commence Hyderabad Plant Operations In March-April

February 14, 2017 @ 09:29 AM

Indias Kalyani group that manufactures defence products in venture with Israels Rafael, has considered commencing operations of Hyderabad plant in March-April. “The company will also be showcasing jet engines at the upcoming Aero India 2017,” said Chairman Baba Kalyani

South Korea, Indonesia Open KF-X Joint Program Management Office

February 9, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

South Korea and Indonesia have opened a joint office to carry out consultations in the KF-X fighter aircraft development project. The office has been set up in Sacheon, 437 kilometers southeast of Seoul,

North Korean Spy Agency Chief Sacked For Abuse Of Power

February 3, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un has sacked the chief of the country's spy agency on suspected abuse of power after the ruling party conducted surveillance on the ministry. Kim Won-hong, 72, was dismissed from the head of the Ministry of State Security after the party's audit late last year found his agency had abused its authority

Two Pakistani Boats Seized By India's Border Security Force

January 31, 2017 @ 01:09 PM

Indias Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized two Pakistani boats from Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak Post) on the Ravi river in Punjab. No arrests have been made so far