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Hagel ‘not aware’ of secret deal to supply Kiev with lethal weapons

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he was not aware of a secret deal to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons. His words contradict earlier statements by an aide to President Petro Poroshenko that the US is backing Kiev’s military with arms.

UK must stop selling weapons to Israel or face legal action – anti-war group

The UK government is being taken to court over its continuing multi-million pound program of selling arms to Israel after claims they could have been used in Gaza. Unless it stops, its issuing of licenses to arms manufacturers will be legally challenged.

Merkel won't rule out weapons aid to Iraq

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out about Iraq, echoing the sentiments of her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that in the case of Iraq, Germany may reconsider its traditional ban on exporting weapons to active conflict zones.

NATO plane arrives in Ukraine with $4.5 mn worth of military aid

A Canadian C130J Hercules aircraft has arrived in Kharkov carrying US$4.5 million worth of non-lethal military equipment for Ukraine.

Video: NATO plane arrives in Ukraine with $4.5 mn worth of military aid

US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz

Pentagon says Israel allowed to tap local US arms stockpile in past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds.

95% American-made: Where Israel's bombs & bullets come from

Many weapons used by Israel come from the US, a major supplier to the IDF

95% American-made: Where do Israel's bombs & bullets come from

Pentagon Pain: F-35 stealth fighter jet 'one of worst planes we've ever designed'

The world's most expensive weapon, the 400 billion dollar F-35 - an aircraft whose price-tag just went even higher thanks to additional funding. Plagued by delays, massive cost over-runs and bloating bureaucracy the jet's left even its top backers somewhat underwhelmed. And to cover the price, the plane's now being touted to foreign buyers

Pentagon Pain: F-35 stealth fighter jet 'one of worst planes we've ever designed'

Saudis used US cluster bombs against Yemenese

A new report has revealed that Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs against the Houthis in northern Yemen in 2009.

US secretly sending anti-tank missiles to Syrian rebels

Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States.

US secretly sending anti-tank missiles to Syrian rebels - reports

Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) carried out in cooperation with the drugs and weapons unit of Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE).

New advanced Chinese warships challenging US Navy edge

The United States Navy is concerned about China’s military plans as Beijing is accelerating the construction of a second aircraft carrier, military experts say.

French arms industry enjoys boom in trade

Crisis, what crisis? While certain sectors in France continue to suffer in the downturn France's arms industry is doing a roaring trade. A new report, that won't be welcomed by pacifists, revealed this week that sales of arms abroad have rocketed.

Pentagon alarmed by China’s new hypersonic glide vehicle

The Pentagon is increasingly concerned by China’s recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle which poses a serious challenge to the US military’s technological edge, a senior Pentagon official says.

Autonomous killer robots worse than controlled drones

What was science fiction a couple of decades ago is now everyday reality. But it's not only computers and smartphones -- the progress has brought us new war machines -- unmanned drones striking from the skies are no surprise for anyone today. But what has the progress of warfare prepared for us in the coming years? Jody Williams, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning woman, fought against landmines -- and won. Now she is on a crusade against the new deadly threat -- killer robots. 

'Autonomous killer robots worst substitute for controlled drones'

Saudi Arms Shipments Waiting behind Iraq's Borders with Syria

Tens of vehicles carrying arms shipments from Saudi Arabia failed to cross the Iraqi border into Syria due to the Iraqi army’s ongoing operations in the Western Al-Anbar province which borders Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq

In an attempt to beat back gains by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the United States is moving “dozens” of Hellfire missiles and surveillance drones into Iraq.

Moscow confirms deployment of Iskander missiles on NATO borders

The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed media reports on the deployment of short-range Iskander missiles in the country’s west, near its borders with the Baltic states and NATO members, saying that it does not violate international agreements.

US takes aim at China, ups naval aid to SE Asia

Taking clear aim at China's growing aggressiveness in territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that the United States will boost maritime security assistance to the countries of Southeast Asia amid rising tensions with Beijing.

Drone crashes into Navy ship injuring two

An American drone has malfunctioned and crashed into a guided missile cruiser off the coast of Southern California, causing two injuries, say officials. The incident happened while the vessel was testing a combat weapons system.

Russia plans to bring more S-300 air systems to EU border in Belarus

Moscow is set to supply Minsk with more S-300 complexes to strengthen the external border under a project of merging the countries’ air defenses. The systems are to be deployed close to the Belarus border with NATO’s Poland and Lithuania.

US Navy gets largest and most expensive destroyer ever

After suffering numerous problems with the latest class of surface warships, the Navy is hoping for a win with the introduction of the largest destroyer in United States history.

US ‘concerned’ over Turkey’s choice of Chinese defence system

The United States is “seriously concerned” about Turkey’s decision to counter possible missile threats from Syria and elsewhere with the help of a Chinese defence system.

US moves East African drone base following series of crashes

A series of blunders and near-accidents involving drones at the US military’s biggest base in East Africa have led to the whole fleet of unmanned aircraft being relocated farther inland, away from the city of Djibouti, to allay residents’ fears.

Turkey deploys jets, troops to Syrian border

In a move to intensify its defense near the Syrian border, Turkey has deployed additional troops and more weapons to the country’s southeast. Earlier this week, Turkey sent reinforcement to the south amid Washington’s calls for a military strike on Syria.

US and Allied Warships off the Syrian Coastline: Naval Deployment Was Decided “Before” the August 21 Chemical Weapons Attack

A massive US and allied naval deployment is occurring in the Eastern Mediterranean off Syria’s coastline as well as in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.

While this display of military might may not be part of an immediate attack plan on Syria, it is creating an atmosphere of fear and panic within Syria.

The US Navy has deployed the USS San Antonio, an amphibious transport ship to the Eastern Mediterranean. The San Antonio is joining five US destroyers which “are already in place for possible missile strikes on Syria, a defense official said Sunday.”

Russia Delays Arms Supplies to Syria over Money

Russia is postponing supplies of fighter jets and S-300 missile defense systems to Syria because official Damascus failed to pay for them, Kommersant newspaper said Saturday.

Israel deploys missile system near border with Syria

The Israeli regime has deployed its missile system near its border with Syria as the rhetoric of war against Syria gains momentum.

Illegal weapons shipment heading to Egypt “seized”

The Egyptian Coast Guard is reported to have arrested a cargo vessel yesterday loaded with weapons from Libya. It is said to have set sail from Misrata two days ago.

Saudi Arabia dangles lucrative arms deal in front of Russia in exchange for dropping Assad

Saudi Arabia has reportedly offered to buy arms worth up to $15 billion from Russia, and provided a raft of economic and political concessions to the Kremlin - all in a bid to weaken Moscow’s endorsement of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Rand Paul: Egypt may use US arms against Israel

US Senator Rand Paul says the US must put an end to sending military aid to Egypt as the African country may one day use the arms against Israel and the US.


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