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  • Until recently, tourists paid $50 to visit the crumbling and abandoned former Soviet sites, which served during the Cold War as a defence against naval attack from the Black Sea. After Russia took control of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, signs went up in the woods around the sites warning visitors against entering a "forbidden zone of the Russian Ministry of...

  • *Lockheed Martin, Saab keen to build in India. NEW DELHI, Oct 29- India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers- as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India- which the air force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out aging Soviet-era...

  • PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 10: A U.S. soldier stands guard in front of U.S. F16 fighter jet at Osan Air Base on January 10, 2016 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

    The European parliament will for the first time vote on whether to spend large scale public cash on military research.

  • Attendees take photographs of the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35

    Lockheed Martin reported a 14.8 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by the acquisition of helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft.

  • Start of a rocket from a warship board on Northern navy in Murmansk, Russia.

    Russia has declassified the first ever image of its new thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • WARSAW, Oct 18- Poland's defense ministry has invited Airbus, Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unit and Leonardo-Finmeccanica for talks about buying army helicopters worth about 1 billion zlotys, the ministry said on Tuesday. The invitations were issued after Poland scrapped earlier this month a preliminary deal with Airbus to buy 50 Caracal multi-role...

  • WARSAW, Oct 18- Poland's defence ministry has invited Airbus, Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unit and Leonardo-Finmeccanica for talks about buying army helicopters worth about 1 billion zlotys, the ministry said on Tuesday. The invitations were issued after Poland scrapped earlier this month a preliminary deal with Airbus to buy 50 Caracal multi-role...

  • *Japan wants defence firms to pursue exports after ban lifted. TOKYO, Oct 14- Until recently, public meetings between Japanese defence contractors and uniformed foreign military delegations would have stirred controversy in Japan, but this week's aerospace show in Tokyo saw plenty. In another corner of the Japan Aerospace 2016 show, Saudi Arabian military...

  • *Japan wants defense firms to pursue exports after ban lifted. TOKYO, Oct 14- Until recently, public meetings between Japanese defense contractors and uniformed foreign military delegations would have stirred controversy in Japan, but this week's aerospace show in Tokyo saw plenty. In another corner of the Japan Aerospace 2016 show, Saudi Arabian military...

  • This photo shows French army Rafale fighter jets

    European governments are looking to increase defense budgets after years of declining spending.

  • An F-35A Lightning II

    The U.K.'s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has announced plans to stop legal claims against British soldiers in combat

  • *Rapid North Korean missile progress leaves Japan vulnerable. TOKYO, Oct 4- Successful rocket tests have propelled North Korea ahead in a two-decade long arms race with Japan, leaving Tokyo unsure it could fend off a missile strike by the Pyongyang regime without U.S. help, military sources told Reuters. Constrained by production schedules and tight budgets...

  • General Dynamics' submarine Ohio class

    Credit Suisse is bullish on defense stocks due to the prospect of more global spending in the sector.

  • A French fighter jet, the Dassault Rafale, performs an aerial display.

    India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets

  • A B-2 Stealth Bomber pulls up on the runway after landing at the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Palmdale, California.

    The breakthrough relies on a ghostly phenomenon that Albert Einstein dubbed "spooky action at a distance", the SCMP reports.

  • French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd L) and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar (R) shake hands as they exchange intergovernmental agreements for the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters on January 25, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

    India, the world's biggest arms importer, had intended to buy 126 Rafale planes before several years worth of talks with Dassault broke down.

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernise the air force, a government source told Reuters. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernize the air force, a government source told Reuters. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under a landmark agreement signed on Wednesday. Those include Israel's promise not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be guaranteed annually in the new package, and to phase out a...

  • New jobs here will lead to the creation of new jobs in France and Germany, "Hollande said, speaking through a Romanian interpreter. Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defense in tandem with NATO. Berlin and Paris are laying...