Iran tests suicide drones that look similar to those used in Saudi attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw suicide drones crash into targets and explode — triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a... Read more »

In waning days, Trump shakes up CENTCOM to increase Arab-Israeli efforts against Iran

This move is Trump’s Mideast military policy capstone.Source Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/defense-news/home/~3/0f2kA4znYCE/ Read more »

Will improved relations with Qatar lead to more military cooperation?

BEIRUT — Six Gulf states and Egypt have signed what has been dubbed the al-Ula agreement, ending a rift with Qatar that lasted more than three years. With signs that diplomatic relations... Read more »

Cyprus, UAE sign first military cooperation agreement

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed their first military cooperation agreement as the eastern Mediterranean island nation seeks to bolster relations with nearby countries in the... Read more »

Hanwha-led team launches Redback vehicle for Australian Army competition

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hanwha-led Team Redback officially launched its Redback infantry fighting vehicle on Tuesday ahead of delivering three for evaluation trials as part of a risk mitigation effort for the Australian... Read more »

Incoming Foreign Relations chairman is foe of Trump’s massive Mideast arms sales

WASHINGTON ― U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who clashed with the Trump administration over its arms sales in the Mideast, rejection of Cold War arms control treaties and its withdrawal from the Iran... Read more »

Even a pandemic can’t stunt geopolitics

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated 2020. It slowed supply chains, shuttered businesses, delayed military drills, upended government budgets and further inflamed Sino-U.S. relations. For this year’s Outlook project, our authors were, understandably, unable... Read more »

Russia analyst: What are the Kremlin’s priorities for 2021?

Last year marked the completion of the first Russian military rearmament program since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Overall, this is a major achievement. The Russian defense industry went into a... Read more »

UAE F-35 contracts expected to be signed before end of Trump admin

WASHINGTON — The sale of F-35 joint strike fighters to the United Arab Emirates is likely to be on a signed contract before the end of the Trump administration, according to a... Read more »

An effective defense must be coupled with deterrence to enhance security

Few people now will recall when U.S. President Ronald Reagan introduced missile defense in his Strategic Defense Initiative speech in March 1983, that it was met with worldwide criticism. Despite the false... Read more »