Conferences & Events
New Japan Bill Allows Troops to Fight Abroad
The Japanese Upper House of Parliament has passed a controversial bill on Saturday allowing the country's Army to fight abroad first time since the end of WWII.
India Plans to Buy Heron Drones from Israel
India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed, defense sources said, allowing the military to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel.
China Launches Next Generation Long March Carrier Rocket
China successfully launched its Long March 6 carrier rocket for the first time on Sunday morning, when it blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, taking 20 micro satellites into space
Japan Marks 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Nuke Bombing
Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Pakistan Expands LM Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod Fleet
Lockheed Martin (LM) received a follow-on foreign military sale contract to produce and upgrade Sniper ® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for the Pakistan Air Force’s F-16
Iran’s Center for Innovation, Almaz-Antey to Boost Cooperation
Iran's Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation and Russia’s largest defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey signed an agreement to boost industrial and manufacturing cooperation, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Japan to Launch Defense Equipment Agency This Year
A new agency responsible for defense equipment, including all processes from development and procurement to final disposal, will be officially established as an external bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Defense as early as October.
South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea
South Korean military has successfully tested ballistic missiles capable of reaching almost any point in North Korean territory, local media reported Tuesday citing the Defense Ministry.
China Announces New “Open Seas Protection” Strategy
China’s Defense Ministry issued a report Tuesday reaffirming its more assertive approach to national defense that has put its neighbors on guard.
North Korea Test-Fires Submarine-Launch Ballistic Missile
North Korea said on Saturday it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would indicate progress in the secretive state's pursuit of building missile-equipped submarines.
Upgraded Pantsir-S2 Gun-Missile to Enter Service in 2015
An improved Pantsir-S2 combined gun-missile system will join active military service before the end of this year, a top Russian military commander said.
Jenoptik to Produce New Generators for Raytheon’s Patriot
Raytheon Company is partnering with the Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren, a part of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system.
Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometers, bringing many Indian cities under its range.
India First to Use Weaponized Drones to Disperse Mobs
Police in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India, will use drones armed with pepper spray to disperse unruly mobs.
Pakistan Requests AH-1Z Viper Helicopters, Hellfire Missiles
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters and AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an
China to Increase Defense Budget by 10% in 2015
China plans to raise its defense budget by around 10% in 2015, marking double-digit spending growth for the fourth straight year, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday, citing a spokeswoman for the country's top legislature.
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Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa - Kuwait
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Washington, D.C. - United States
Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference
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Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre - Bahrain
The 2nd International Conference on C4I Solutions 2017
17 - 19
King Saud University - Saudi Arabia
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