Decisions on new defence strategy and rise in military budget mark 2016 in Croatian defence sector

The appointment of retired general Damir Krsticevic as Defence Minister in the Andrej Plenkovic cabinet that was inaugurated in mid-October, a 9-percent increase in the military budget and the...

Kiowa Warrior military helicopters presented

Sixteen Kiowa Warrior military helicopters, procured as part of a project to equip the Croatian Armed Forces with reconnaissance and combat helicopters with support from the US government and...

Serbia, Russia and Belarus to hold joint military exercise near Belgrade

Russia will send three Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD aircraft,  BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicles, drones and other military equipment to Serbia for the purpose of the military...

Zagreb hosting CEFME conference

A three-day Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME) conference, aimed at supporting the development of the education and training of professional military personnel and cooperation...

Russian-Serbian military exercise taking place near Belgrade

A joint exercise of the Russian and Serbian air forces called BARS 2016 is taking place at the Batajnica military air base near Belgrade on October 9-15, Serbia's RTS public broadcaster said on...

"Immediate Response 16" multinational military exercise taking place in Slunj

A two-week multinational military exercise, "Immediate Response 16", which started on Sept 9 and is being held simultaneously in Croatia and Slovenia, was observed by reporters at Croatia's...

Post-Brexit EU should pursue military integration, Mogherini says

 European Union states should pool military resources as a way of reviving the European project following Britain's shock decision to leave the bloc, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini...

Russia begins massive military exercise near Ukraine

Russia began a large-scale military exercise on Monday in its southern military district, near neighbouring Ukraine.

Hundreds more Turkish soldiers sacked following coup attempt

A further 820 Turkish soldiers have been dishonourably discharged from the army, the government in Ankara said, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the country's judges and prosecutors to...

German defence minister wants to keep troops in Turkey despite row

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that Germany wants to keep supporting the US-led campaign against the Islamic State from Turkey's Incirlik air base, but acknowledged there were...

Germany plans for troop withdrawal from Turkey amid row

The German army is preparing for the withdrawal of its troops and military equipment from the Incirlik air base in Turkey's south-east, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Thursday.

Britain's credibility in jeopardy over Saudi arms sales: Oxfam

Britain's credibility is in jeopardy over its sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, which are potentially being used in its bombing campaign in Yemen, Oxfam said on Tuesday.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US, South Korean exercises

North Korea threatened to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike as annual US and South Korean military exercises began in the region on Monday.

Serbia, Russia to begin joint military exercises next month

The Serbian military plans to host two joint exercises with Russian forces starting next month and lasting to October, the Serbian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Air force helicopter crash in Uruguay kills two

Two Uruguayan air force crew were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on Tuesday, local media reported.