Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for Influence

The United States announced today it would grant Sri Lanka USD 39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island. The State Department will provide the funds as “foreign military financing”, pending congressional approval, the US embassy…

The Navy Wants $300 Million for Lasers to Stop China’s Carrier-Killer Missile

The Navy Wants $300 Million for Lasers to Stop China’s Carrier-Killer Missile The US Navy proposes to spend US$299 million in FY2019 on developing laser systems that can defend its ships against current and future threats. USNI News says the funds, which are yet to…

Pentagon announces $200 million in aid for Ukraine

Pentagon announces $200 million in aid for Ukraine Days after President Donald Trump challenged whether the U.S. should honor its Article 5 collective defense commitments to defend tiny NATO member Montenegro, the Pentagon reassured its Eastern European allies it would continue to be a deterrent…

DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine

The Defense Department announced that it will provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to…

Russia’s Su-57 Jets to Be ‘Considerably Cheaper’ Than US F 35s Lawmaker

According to open sources, F-22 jets cost $146.2 million, while F-35s may cost between $83 million and $108 million. The Russian Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet will be two and a half times cheaper than US Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet and F-22 stealth fighter aircraft,…

USS Nimitz: 50 Years of Teamwork and Tradition

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has completed 28 deployments, more than a quarter of a million catapult launches and arrested landings, five homeport changes, and countless operations and missions successfully executed. The decorated history of the oldest aircraft carrier in active U.S. Navy service began…

India set to seal $500mn deal with Israel to buy 4,500 Spike missiles

India is on the verge of finalising a $500 million deal with Israel for the government-to-government purchase of around 4,500 Spike anti-tank guided missiles for the army ahead of Israel defence secretary Udi Adam’s visit to New Delhi for the annual joint working group discussion…

US Radar Detectors to Help Japanese Aircraft Detect Threats, Target Enemies

The US Department of Defense awarded Raytheon a $90 million contract for digital radar warning receivers, which will be passed to Japan through a foreign military sale, the department said May 29. Radar warning receivers detect emissions from other radars. For instance, drivers with a…