Section: Military

      Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016
      Mar13

      Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016

      Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve, according to Reuters. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as ”obsolete”...

      Ukraine successfully tested a new anti-tank missiles
      Mar11

      Ukraine successfully tested a new anti-tank missiles

      Ukrainian design bureau Luch has successfully tested a new batch of anti-tank missiles. The company stated that the tests had been carried out carried out according to the customer`s order and were successfully completed. A footage from the range was earlier uploaded on the manufacturer`s YouTube channel. As seen on the video, the anti-tank...

      U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine
      Mar10

      U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine

      Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017. See also: Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine...

      Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine
      Mar09

      Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine

      The United States Department of Justice has reported on the arrest of a Ukrainian citizen, charged with illegally exporting from the U.S. to Ukraine night vision devices and thermal imagers. On March 7, ”Volodymyr Nedoviz, a lawful permanent resident of the United States and citizen of Ukraine, was arrested on federal charges of illegally...

      Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO
      Mar09

      Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO

      First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Tarasov says the Ukrainian Navy can significantly beef up its combat potential if NATO member states hand over their Island-class patrol boats to the Ukrainian side, according to Odesa-based Channel 7. Negotiations regarding the transfer of boats and ships of NATO member states are under way, he...

      Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister
      Mar09

      Ukraine army to enhance combat tactics to avoid civilian casualties – Defense Minister

      Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak during a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were ready to improve the processes of planning and conducting combat operations to avoid civilian casualties in Donbas, according to the ministry`s press service....

      China developing stealth drones to evade anti-aircraft missiles
      Mar09

      China developing stealth drones to evade anti-aircraft missiles

      China`s largest missile maker is developing military drones with stealth abilities that can evade anti-aircraft weapons, the official China Daily said on Thursday, in another advance for the country`s ambitious military modernization program, according to Reuters. ”Drones have become an indispensable weapon in modern warfare because they can play...

      Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine
      Mar08

      Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine

      Canada`s Minister of National Defense Harjit S. Sajjan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland on March 6 announced the extension of Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces military training mission in Ukraine, until the end of March 2019, according to the Canadian government. ”Together with our allies and the Government of...

      U.S. begins S. Korea missile defense rollout
      Mar07

      U.S. begins S. Korea missile defense rollout

      The U.S. says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defense system in South Korea, according to the BBC. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea, the BBC reported. The move to begin installing the system comes a day after the North launched four...

      Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine
      Mar07

      Russia outraged by extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine

      The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada has condemned the extension of Canada`s military mission in Ukraine and called it ”counterproductive.” ”The Canadian government`s decision to extend the military mission in Ukraine is counterproductive and does not facilitate intra-Ukrainian political process, including direct dialogue between Kyiv...