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DefenseUS Defense: open inquiry into Pat Shanahan
He would have favored his former company Boeing
The Inspector General Office of US Department of Defense said that it has been opened an inquiry to see if the current Acting Secretary of Defense, Pat Shanahan, tried to help Boeing to get orders "illegally"... more
DefenseUSAF studies "targets" planes that simulate the Su-57s?
The goal would be to foil all threats on a global scale
The US Air Force (USAF) would publish a tender to identify a company that could build air targets that imitate "potentially enemy fighters". Among these there would also be the fifth-generation Russian... more
DefenseUS Defense: a request for 750 billion dollars in FY20
Probable clash with the Congress on some points
In the request for a 2020 budget (FY20) sent by the Department of Defense to the Congress, a total of 750 billion dollars were requested, of which 718.3 billion will go to the Pentagon alone. The Congress... more
DefenseEuropean defense. From Germany proposed to build an aircraft carrier with France
The offer was rejected and could hardly have been prosecuted
In the near future France and Germany could collaborate for the realization of a European aircraft carrier that will join the project for the future fighter plane and the one for the battle tank. According... more
DefenseUS Defense: 2020 budget will have a 4.7% increase in expenditure
The military budget will continue to grow
In the Pentagon 2020 budget request that will be presented today in the Congress by the White House, a 4.7% more funds will be requested than last year, because - as reported by the US press - 544 billion... more
DefenseItaly. 500 million euros of backlog for F-35 aircraft
Possible problem in relations with the United States
Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft will be a problem in future relations between Italy and the United States, also because Washington has already been noted that there are about 500 million euros of arrears... more
DefenseTrump: "Allies pay our troops engaged in overseas bases"
New proposal from the president of the United States
President Donald Trump -according to "Bloomberg"- would have asked the countries that host US military bases to pay an additional "tax" for the privilege of having them in their territories, in what appears... more
DefenseUSA: will the Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson resign?
Behind this there would be no divergence with President Donald Trump
It seems that the US Air Force Secretary (USAF) Heather Wilson will resign in the coming weeks. Wilson would have made this decision -according to "Reuters"- though the fact that he is considered... more
DefenseGermany: Saudi Arabia's ban extended until the end of the month
The restrictions on the sale of aircraft and missiles continue
The ban imposed by Germany on the sale of the MBDA Meteor missiles and the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Saudi Arabia should continue throughout March, and probably today the Foreign Minister... more
DefenseTurkey-USA: a month to try to solve the "question" S-400
The US proposal for the Patriot system expires at the end of March
Turkey will have to respond to the US, by the end of March, on the proposal to sell the Patriot air defense missile system instead of the Russian S-400 ordered by Ankara and by the end of the year it should... more
DefenseQatar: talks to unlock the S-400's order?
Opposition of Saudi Arabia and the United States
Qatar and Russia are continuing to negotiate in order to provide the Armed Forces of the Persian Gulf with some armaments, including the S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system which could, however,... more
DefenseIndia-Pakistan: US open investigation to see if the F-16s were used
Their utilization would be subject to certain restrictions
The United States is investigating about the possible use of Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft in Pakistan in last week's clashes with India, because the use of US-made fighter aircraft is forbidden under... more
DefenseINF Treaty. USA opens at new negotiations with Russia
The only condition is the possibility of carrying out inspections
From the US Department of State there would be openings regarding possible new negotiations with Moscow that would give "life" back to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), with the... more
DefenseContract for secure network for French Navy vessels
Awarded by an industrial consortium headed by Airbus
The French defence procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has awarded the RIFAN 2.1 contract to an industrial consortium headed by Airbus and also comprising the... more
DefenseWill the Pentagon cut 8 F-35 aircraft in the next budget?
It would serve also to buy the Boeing F-15Xs
The next budget for the US defense that should start the parliamentary process from this week should foresee a small cut with regard to the number of Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft that will be ordered... more
DefenseIsrael: THAAD will also be deployed in the next US exercise
First step towards a sell at Tel Aviv?
After buying the Iron Dome from Israel to defend military installations, the United States has begun the deployment in the Middle Eastern country the main anti-missile shield developed by US industries,... more
DefenseINF Treaty. Von der Leyen proposes to involve Beijing in a new agreement
It would allow greater stability and remove any threat
There are not only Russian Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBM) to cause European countries to fear because the other "problem" could be represented by the Chinese ones, which could also directly... more
DefenseFincantieri-Viking: contracts signed for two ships
In the context of the agreement announced last year
In the context of the agreement announced in March 2018 for the construction of 6 ships, Fincantieri and Viking signed the contracts for the first 2 units, which will be delivered respectively in 2024... more
DefenseIndia-Pakistan: release of the captive pilot will bring back to "peace"
From Monday the airspace completely reopened
Tensions between India and Pakistan are dwindling and today the pilot of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Abhinandan Varthaman aircraft, shot down by a Pakistani missile two days ago was released and returned... more
Defense58th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian PAN
From the F-86E Sabre to the future of the "Frecce Tricolori" -VIDEO
58 years ago, on March 1st of 1961 at Rivolto airport (Udine, in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region), the 313rd Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico was established, or Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) also known... more
DefenseDefense. 43 billion of Euro to modernize the Polish Armed Forces
Helicopters, airplanes, submarines and missile defense systems in the notebook
Defense spending in Poland is expected in the near future, so much so that minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak announced yesterday -speaking to the local press- that in the next 6 years Warsaw will invest... more
DefenseRussia: Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35 will be standardized
Objective: reduce the production costs of aircraft
The Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter plane and the Su-35 will be standardized with regard to most of the on-board systems and armaments in such a way as to be able to reduce the cost of production, favoring the... more
DefenseIndia-Pakistan: two airplanes of Indian Air Force have been shot down
Gunfigths also on the ground
The tension between India and Pakistan continues to rise after yesterday the Delhi Air Force carried out an air raid in Pakistani Kashmir against a training camp for a jihadist group, which caused the... more
DefenseWill Russia sell the Sukhoi Su-57 plane to India?
Real possibility to receive funds for the program
According to what the Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec Victor Kladov said to "Tass", Russia intends to open negotiations with India to sell the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation... more
DefenseSyria. Does the F-35 show the limits of Chinese radars?
It destroyed a JY-27 that was supposed to locate the stealth plane
Through the images taken from an Israeli commercial satellite and published by "ImageSat Intl" it is possible to see the damage of the air attack carried on by the Israeli Air Force against a military... more
DefensePakistan: possibility of winning the JF-17 plane in Malaysia?
In favor there would be the low-cost and the many industrial compensations
Pakistan is trying to sell the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft to Malaysia exploiting the fact that the country is looking for a new fighter, but it does not have much money to spend. A problem that had... more
DefenseWould Iran take control of some US drones?
Propaganda move or reality?
Iran would -according to "Fars"- take control of some US drones (UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) that were used in Syria and Iraq. To be able to "capture" the Iranian forces would have penetrated the computer... more
DefenseEU Budget 2021-2027. EC: provisional agreement on the future European Defense Fund
Subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council
The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, which will foster an innovative and competitive... more
DefenseGermany: NATO and Canada interested in the prototype of the RQ-4 Euro Hawk drone
Project abandoned from Berlin after 700 million euros spent
After the cancellation of the Euro Hawk program in 2013 Germany has a drone (UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk stationed in an aeronautical base, now there may be new sight... more
DefensePutin threatens Europe: "The missiles will be targeted at the centers of political power"
It would be the Russian reaction to the deployment of Irbm by the US
Speaking at the Russian Parliament, President Vladimir Putin explained that he has no intention of deploying banned short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles, at least this decision will not be taken... more