Defence Politics News

Crack in Israeli War Cabinet: Stop Disturbing Me!
Defence Politics Country

Crack in Israeli War Cabinet: Stop Disturbing Me!

On the 100th day of Israel’s war with HAMAS, Defence Minister Gallant left the Security Cabinet after a quarrel with PM Netanyahu.

Mines in the Black Sea to be Hunted
Defence Politics Navy / Maritime

Mines in the Black Sea to be Hunted

The "Triple Initiative" agreement against the danger of mines in the Black Sea will be signed in Istanbul tomorrow.

Pakistan, Türkiye, Saudi Arabia meet to Deepen Defence Cooperation
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Pakistan, Türkiye, Saudi Arabia meet to Deepen Defence Cooperation

Senior military officials from the three nations meet in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to reaffirm their shared goal of self-sufficiency in defence.

Germany Lifts Eurofighter Sales Opposition to Saudi Arabia
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy Air

Germany Lifts Eurofighter Sales Opposition to Saudi Arabia

Germany stops opposing Eurofighter sales to Saudi Arabia. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced the policy shift resulted from Israel.

Norway Allows Direct Arms Sales to Ukraine
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Norway Allows Direct Arms Sales to Ukraine

The Norwegian government has authorised the direct sale of weapons and defence equipment to Ukraine, effective January 1, 2024.

Danish Frigate Joins Operation “Guardian of Prosperity”
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics

Danish Frigate Joins Operation “Guardian of Prosperity”

Denmark will join the US-led Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) with a frigate in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry
Defence Politics

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry

Greek Defence Ministry states that the Hellenic Centre for Defence Research and Innovation Development will be established.

Japan Approves Record Defence Budget: $56bn
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics Country

Japan Approves Record Defence Budget: $56bn

Today, Japan approved the government budget for fiscal 2024 as $56 billion, which secures $2.59 billion to build two Aegis System Equipped Vessels (ASEV).

U.S. Set to Deploy Soldier in Denmark
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

U.S. Set to Deploy Soldier in Denmark

The United States, aiming to increase its military presence in the Baltic region, has signed a military cooperation agreement with Denmark.

Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles
Land Defence Politics

Latvia Modernises its Army with New Vehicles

Triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Latvia modernises its army with new armoured vehicles. Otokar is in Latvia’s scoop, according to local news.

GCAP Establishes the GIGO for Collaboration
Defence Politics Air Investment

GCAP Establishes the GIGO for Collaboration

Italy, Japan and the U.K. agreed on the next-generation Global Combat Air Programme GCAP in Tokyo, establishing the GIGO.

Japan Faces Uncertainty in Fighter Jet Export Plans
Air Defence Politics

Japan Faces Uncertainty in Fighter Jet Export Plans

Disagreements between Japan’s ruling parties have brought uncertainty to exporting fighter jets developed under the GCAP program to third-world countries.

Belgium to Join Franco-German FCAS Program in 2025
Air Defence Politics

Belgium to Join Franco-German FCAS Program in 2025

Belgium intends to join the German-French Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program.

Germany Might “Soften” its Export Policies
Defence Politics

Germany Might “Soften” its Export Policies

According to Anadolu News Agency, the German Federal Minister of Defence says Berlin should be open to defence industry cooperation with strategic partners.