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  • TAIPEI, April 5- Taiwan plans to build eight submarines to bolster its current fleet of four ageing foreign-built vessels, a senior Taiwanese navy official said on Wednesday. The United States is obligated by U.S. law to help Taiwan defend itself, but its arms sales to Taiwan angers Beijing and has slowed down the pace of sales, defence experts said.

  • F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic Ocean in this handout photo taken May 19, 2015 and provided by the U.S. Navy.

    Lockheed Martin is getting offered a "block buy" for its F-35 aircraft in exchange for a Navy deal with Boeing, according to a report.

  • WARSAW, March 31- Poland expects to sign a deal worth up to $7.6 billion with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defence systems by the end of the year, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response...

  • WARSAW, March 31- Poland expects to sign a deal worth up to $7.6 billion with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defence systems by the end of the year, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response...

  • PARIS, March 29- Indonesia has signed a letter of intent to buy Airbus A400M military aircraft, French President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. The provisional agreement was signed during a visit to Indonesia by Hollande and covers an unspecified number of aircraft, according to a list of deals issued by his office. At present Indonesia operates...

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defence ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defence spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defense ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defense spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • Although Congress must approve the $13.5 bln request and is likely to make changes, Boeing Co would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the administration's proposal, which included $2.4 billion for 24 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet jet fighters. The Navy will use the additional money to bolster its aging fleet of fighters, Lieutenant General Anthony Ierardi, the...

  • March 16- Nearly half of President Donald Trump's 2017 $30 billion supplemental defense budget proposal- $13.5 billion- would go to buy and modernize warplanes, warships and missiles. Although Congress must approve the request and is likely to make changes, Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest beneficiaries in the administration's proposal, which includes a...

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  • The hermit kingdom's forays into nuclear weapons are of grave concern, William Cohen tells CNBC.

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    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on how President Trump's vow to rebuild America's military bodes well for one of the nation's largest shipbuilders.

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    William Cohen, former U.S. Defense secretary, talks about Trump's plans to increase military budget.

  • North Korean military participates in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang on October 12, 2015.

    I would put that as one of the most treacherous spots on the planet right now, says William Cohen, former U.S. Defense secretary, talks about the impeachment of South Korea's president and the political uncertainty it has created in the area.

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defence ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defence system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defense ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defense system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defence ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defence system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of about a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defense ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defense system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of about a greater...