NATO chief wades into fiery German debate on armed drones

COLOGNE, Germany – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he supports the use of armed drones to protect soldiers’ lives, wading into a fierce debate in Germany about buying such technology for future... Read more »

Bradley replacement request for proposals hits street with flexibility for foreign participation

WASHINGTON — The request for proposals from industry for the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) intended to replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle has hit the street and allows for greater... Read more »

U.S. Army mobile howitzer shoot-off participants emerge

WASHINGTON — Participants are emerging for the U.S. Army’s mobile 155mm howitzer shoot-off coming up in early 2021 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Elbit Systems of America announced Dec. 17 that it... Read more »

Israel’s launches first-ever multitier missile defense test

While Israel said the results of the tests will enable industry engineers to evaluate and upgrade the capabilities of the system, the wider context is that the announcement comes amid tension with…Source... Read more »

Amid veto threat, Senate rejects ban on Trump’s big UAE arms sale

WASHINGTON ― The Senate narrowly voted down two measures Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to sell roughly $23 billion in weapons to the United Arab Emirates. The sale of 50... Read more »

Rafael hopes quantum technology can help in GPS-denied environments

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been investing in quantum technology in the hopes that it will improve existing sensors on the battlefield and could lead to a solution for GPS-denied environments. Because... Read more »

Official: ‘Possible’ UAE F-35 deal can be inked before Trump administration ends

WASHINGTON — A top arms sale official believes it is “possible” to get the United Arab Emirates on contract to purchase the F-35 joint strike fighter before the end of the Trump... Read more »

How to maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge in a changing Middle East

The United States’ long-standing commitment to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge, or QME, forms a central pillar of Israel’s security strategy. The U.S. commitment reflects the bipartisan support for Israel that has... Read more »

US Senate to vote next week on $23B UAE arms sale

WASHINGTON ― The Senate will vote next week on legislation to halt the Trump administration’s $23 billion sale of F-35 fighter jets, Reaper drones and munitions to the United Arab Emirates, a... Read more »

Israeli Navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

HAIFA, Israel — Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural gas... Read more »