Military



EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

The EU unveiled on Monday a raft of new joint defence projects including submarine drones and cyber attack rapid response teams as it launched a landmark pact on boosting military cooperation…. This is summary only,…



Qatar’s Race for Air Power

In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five…


NIOA opens Canberra office

NIOA, an Australian manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and optics, has inaugurated an office in Canberra to support its in-country expansion. Opening the office on 8 December, Australia’s Ministry for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said the…


US, Japan, South Korea to hold anti-missile drill

The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold a two-day anti-missile drill starting on 11 December amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The Ministry of Defense in Tokyo…


Qatar signs for Eurofighters

Qatar’s extensive fighter-recapitalisation effort continued on 10 December with the announcement that the Gulf state had signed for a number of Eurofighter Typhoons. The announcement, which was made by Eurofighter consortium member and lead for…



Russia proposes technical service centres in India

A senior official from Rostec, Russia’s state-owned defence and industrial group, has outlined plans to establish a series of ‘technical service centres’ in India to boost support for Russian military hardware operated by the Indian…