defence

Western arms firms keep lead role in global sales

Defence firms in the United States and Western Europe dominated global arms sales in 2015, but sales by companies in Russia and South Korea were also rising, a Swedish-based research institute...

Remaining Kiowa Warrior helicopters for Croatian army delivered

Eleven OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military helicopters were delivered to the Croatian Air Force base in Zemunik on Saturday as part of a project to equip the Croatian Armed Forces with reconnaissance...

Chief-of-Staff satisfied with higher defence budget

Armed Forces (OSHR) Chief-of-Staff Mirko Sundov on Wednesday said that he was pleased with the planned increase in the budget allocation for the defence sector which, he said would be used to...

US Adriatic Charter army chiefs of staff meet in Split

The 20th conference of the army chiefs of staff of countries - members of the US Adriatic Charter which focuses on stability in Southeast Europe, is being held in Split on Wednesday.

Reports: Japanese Defence Ministry, military hit by cyberattack

The Japanese Defence Ministry and the military have suffered a "very serious" cyberattack that enabled a hacker to penetrate its computer system, local media reported on Monday.

Fragile Pakistan democracy faces key "military appointment" challenge

Appointing an army chief would be business as usual anywhere in the world but not in Pakistan, a country ruled by powerful generals for nearly half of its existence. A miscalculation can cost...

New law proposal could strengthen Thailand's national cyber security

Thai authorities may launch a national cyber security committee that will see the junta leader and the military making calls on issues considered harmful to the country's internet and digital...

Estonia fears neither refugees nor Russia, president says

Estonia fears neither immigration nor its giant neighbour Russia, President Kersti Kaljulaid wrote Wednesday, in a firm rejection of a news report by website Euractiv.

After call with Trump, NATO chief urges Europe to up defence spending

European members of NATO must meet their commitments to spend 2 per cent of their GDP on defence budgets, the head of the military alliance said Monday, after recently speaking by telephone with...

Netanyahu defends submarine deal with Germany

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his decision to push for a submarine deal with Germany amid mounting pressure from opposition lawmakers, who criticize it as a conflict of...

Turkey mulls purchasing Russian air defence system

Turkey is in talks with Russia over purchasing an air defence system, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said Friday, adding that Moscow's stance has been positive so far.

South Korea prohibits export of Google Maps data amid security fears

The government of South Korea decided on Friday that US-based internet giant Google may not export data used for its global map services, due to security issues.

General Gotovina appointed special adviser to defence minister

Retired General Ante Gotovina was appointed Special Adviser to Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic under a decision signed by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic at a government meeting in Vukovar on...

Krsticevic: We expect war crimes to be prosecuted without discrimination or pressure

Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Wednesday that he expected the judicial authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to prosecute war crimes without discrimination or political...

NATO will remain "bedrock" of security, Stoltenberg says

NATO will continue to provide a "bedrock" of security, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg predicted Tuesday, playing down warnings by US president-elect Donald Trump that Washington may scale back...