defence

Vietnam gets sixth submarine from Russia

Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, state-controlled media reported Friday.

Defence ministry's 2017 procurement outlays to reach EUR 226 mln

The Defence Ministry presented its procurement plan for 2017 worth HRK 1.7 billion of which HRK 470 million will be to cover previous dues and around HRK 1.3 billion for procurement.

Assange to remain in embassy but 'happy' for Manning, lawyer says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "very happy for Chelsea Manning," said Assange's Swedish attorney about US President Barack Obama's decision to reduce Manning's sentence.

Obama commutes sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning

US President Barack Obama is commuting the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning for leaking defence documents to WikiLeaks.

Estonia, Lithuania sign defence deal with US after Trump bashes NATO

Estonia and Lithuania signed bilateral defence agreements with the US, just days after US-president elect Donald Trump bashed their common military alliance NATO.

Trump's 'obsolete' NATO comments rattle EU foreign ministers

US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of NATO has been met with "concern" by the military alliance's top offical, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.

Poland welcomes US troops sent to strengthen NATO's eastern frontier

Polish leaders extended an enthusiastic welcome on Saturday to US troops deployed to support NATO's Eastern European flank.

Congress approves waiver letting Mattis serve as defence secretary

The US House of Representatives approved Friday a measure that will allow retired Marine general James Mattis to serve as Donald Trump's defence secretary.

Putin trying to "break" NATO, US defence pick Mattis warns

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to damage the NATO alliance, US defence secretary nominee James Mattis said at a confirmation hearing Thursday.

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move...

Germany to boost troops in Mali, extend anti-Islamic State mission

Germany is planning a major boost to the number of troops it deploys in the crisis-hit West African state of Mali and to extend its involvement in the international fight against the Islamic State...

Russia plans 10 test launches of intercontinental missiles this year

Russia plans to conduct at least 10 test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) this year, the Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

US ship fires warning shots at Iranian Guard boats in the Gulf

A US Navy ship fired warning shots at several patrol boats belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Gulf, the US Defence Department said Monday.

First US soldiers arrive in Poland to bolster NATO eastern flank

The first troops from a US armoured brigade arrived in Poland on Saturday as part of measures to support NATO's Eastern European flank, according to news agency PAP.

American tanks arrive in Germany for Eastern Europe drills

The United States is moving a tank brigade to Eastern Europe with the first military equipment and vehicles being unloaded in the German port of Bremerhaven on Friday.