NATO Opens Training Center In Georgia Amid Russia TensionsNATO Opens Training Center In Georgia Amid Russia TensionsTBILISI — NATO on Thursday opened a training center in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.
NATO Paratroopers Mount Exercise In GermanyNATO Paratroopers Mount Exercise In GermanyMore than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US Army said.
President: Finland 'In No Position' To Defend Baltic StatesPresident: Finland 'In No Position' To Defend Baltic StatesFinland is in no position to help defend its Baltic neighbors and fellow EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania should it become necessary, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday.
Is Trumpism the new Nationalism?Is Trumpism the new Nationalism?Is Trumpism the new Nationalism?
US Launches Biggest Allied Airborne Drills Since Cold WarUS Launches Biggest Allied Airborne Drills Since Cold WarThe United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.
10 civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashes10 civilians killed in fierce Ukrainian clashesTen civilians are killed in intense shelling by Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east of the war-scarred state.
Finland Triples Training Sessions For ReservistsFinland Triples Training Sessions For ReservistsHELSINKI — Finland's military is tripling the number of reservists called up for refresher training courses, from 6,000 last year to 18,000 in 2015, a senior official said Friday.
Seven countries near bankruptcySeven countries near bankruptcyA country's history of fiscal responsibility, including past defaults, and current compliance with IMF debt repayment plans, are major contributors to Moody's evaluations.
Mistral Dispute With Russia Settled, France Eyes ExportsMistral Dispute With Russia Settled, France Eyes ExportsRussia paid €893 million in advance payment for two Mistral helicopter carriers, the core figure of the French repayment
Baltics Discuss Value of Joint AcquisitionsBaltics Discuss Value of Joint AcquisitionsThe Baltic states are discussing whether joint military procurement will produce gains in capability and cost savings
- Air Force
Russia Merges AF With Missile Defense, Space CommandsRussia Merges AF With Missile Defense, Space CommandsRussia has merged several branches of the military into a new Aerospace Force
Hollande, Putin Reach Accord on Canceled Warship DealHollande, Putin Reach Accord on Canceled Warship DealThe fate of the ships has plagued Franco-Russian ties for months following Paris' decision in November to put the 1.2-billion-euro ($1.
Seven countries near bankruptcySeven countries near bankruptcyAll of them instill relatively little confidence among investors, to say the least.
NATO Halves Baltic Air Policing MissionNATO Halves Baltic Air Policing MissionNATO on Tuesday said that from September it will reduce its air patrols over the Baltic states, which it stepped up amid concern over Russia's activity in the region.
Analyst: Russian Industry Faces Challenges Unique to 'Putin's Russia'Analyst: Russian Industry Faces Challenges Unique to 'Putin's Russia' The fall of the Soviet Union rocked Russia’s inherited defense industry to the core.
It’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these daysIt’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these daysRussia's Interior Ministry says the average bribe may have doubled in the past year.
Top Russian, U.S. and Saudi diplomats to meet in QatarTop Russian, U.S. and Saudi diplomats to meet in QatarRussia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his U.S. and Saudi counterparts.
Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talksKerry in Cairo for Egypt security talksKerry arrived in Cairo Saturday and on Sunday will resume a U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue that was suspended in 2009
Mixed Messages From Russia, France on Mistral DealMixed Messages From Russia, France on Mistral DealRussia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide said, but Paris on Friday denied that a final agreement has been hammered out.
Hollande: Resolution of Mistral Deal Coming SoonHollande: Resolution of Mistral Deal Coming SoonFrench President François Hollande to decide soon how to resolve a dispute with Russia over the two Mistral ships
Turkey Launches New Strikes on PKK as NATO Meeting CalledTurkey Launches New Strikes on PKK as NATO Meeting CalledThe Turkish military on Sunday launched new air strikes on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq as Ankara invoked an article of NATO to call a meeting of the military alliance over its campaign against the PKK separatists and IS jihadists.
Japan Defense Paper Slams China's 'Coercive' Maritime DemandsJapan Defense Paper Slams China's 'Coercive' Maritime DemandsTOKYO — Japan on Tuesday slammed Beijing's bid to reclaim land in the South China Sea as a "coercive attempt" to force through sweeping maritime claims, in a defense paper that comes as Tokyo tries to expand the role of its military.
- Air Force
France Delivers First Rafales to EgyptFrance Delivers First Rafales to EgyptEgypt on July 20 took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year.
Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in UkraineEyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in UkraineUkrainian and US troops launched fresh drills Monday near the war-torn country's Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly resurgent Kremlin.
- Air & Space
Op Tempo, Sustainment Flaws Hit Russian Air ForceOp Tempo, Sustainment Flaws Hit Russian Air ForceAs the Kremlin continues to assert its air power in a bid to intimidate NATO allies in Europe and North America, its mostly Soviet-built aircraft are being pushed to their limits — a fact experts point to when attempting to explain the loss of five aircraft of...
OSCE Resolution Vote Condemns Russia's Actions In UkraineOSCE Resolution Vote Condemns Russia's Actions In UkraineThe Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) passed a resolution at its summit meeting in Helsinki Thursday roundly condemning Russia's actions and military intervention in Ukraine and Crimea.
- Unmanned Systems
Combat, surveillance UAV projects thrive in EuropeCombat, surveillance UAV projects thrive in EuropeEuropean nations are partnering in various combinations to develop new unmanned aircraft.