Conferences & Events
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North Korea Conducts First Hydrogen Bomb Test
North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal, the Associated Press
Israel Tests Arrow 3 Missile Defense System
The Israeli Defense Ministry announced Thursday it has successfully carried out a test on locking on a missile target from space using its Arrow 3 missile defense system that was developed jointly with the United
Russia to Deploy S-400 Missile System to Syria
Russia said it will deploy S-400 long-range air defense missiles (photo) to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by
100,000 Saudi Security Personnel to Secure Hajj Pilgrimage
The spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says some 100,000 security personnel have been deployed to oversee the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage that begins today.
North Korea Says it Has Resumed All Nuclear Plants
A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared on Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more - and more sophisticated - nuclear weapons.
German Arms Sales to Arab Countries Rise by 50%
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel earlier announced a reduction in arms exports. However, exports to Arab States have increased by 50% despite his recent statements, German media reported.
Police Security Force Proposed to Protect Saudi Heritage
Tourism experts proposed the need to establish a Tourism Police Department in the Kingdom, Al-Madina reported last week.
Iraqi Forces Lost 2,300 US Humvees to ISIS
Facing criticism from the Pentagon, Iraq’s Prime Minister announced government fighters have lost around 2,300 Humvees to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. The vehicles were part of the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of
Israel’s Arms Exports Drop by 12.9% in 2014
Israeli defense sales last year plunged to just $5.66 billion in new contracts signed, their lowest point in seven years, according to data released last week by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Arab Chiefs-of-Staff Draft Protocol For New Joint Force
Army Chiefs-of-Staff from Arab League countries on Sunday drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East conflict zones.
Turkey to Delay Training of Syrian Rebels
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said the start of a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been delayed, The Associated Press (AP) reported.
Russia Unveils Armata Tank at Victory Day
Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square.
US Donates 250 MRAP Vehicles to Iraq to Fight ISIL
The United States has donated 250 mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Iraqi Government for the country’s security forces to fight against the Islamic State (IS), the US Department of State said.
Afghanistan Approves Security Pacts With US, NATO
Afghanistan's parliament has approved two bilateral security agreements, one with the United States and another separately with NATO, permitting international troops to remain in Afghanistan past the end of this year.
Egypt President Gives Army Control over Weapons Imports
The Egyptian President has amended a law, giving the country’s Army control over weapons and ammunition imports, the Associated Press reported (AP).
Dempsey: “We Will Act If ISIS Directly Threatens Us”
General Martin Dempsey said that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020”
23 - 29
Kubinka Air Base, Moscow Region - Russia
Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference - DSA 2020
24 - 28
Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
08 - 11
Kielce Fairground - Poland
Africa Aerospace and Defence - AAD2020
16 - 20
Tshwane - South Africa
THE WORLD DEFENCE ALMANAC 2020