NATO’s defense spending targets now ‘gold standard’ all allies should meet, key Trump officials say

WASHINGTON and PORSTMOUTH, New Hampshire — Two of the Trump administration’s top national security officials have signaled in the last week that the NATO target of spending 2 percent of gross domestic... Read more »

Elta Systems, Hensoldt partner on system to consolidate submarine capabilities

JERUSALEM — Israeli company Elta Systems has partnered with German firm Hensoldt to develop a single piece of technology for submarine masts that combines optics, communications and other sensors. The Integrated Communication... Read more »

Lawmakers take steps to slow down sale of F-35s to UAE

WASHINGTON— Two Senate Democrats are hoping to slow roll the potential sale of the F-35 joint strike fighter to the United Arab Emirates, introducing on Oct. 20 legislation that would block the... Read more »

BAE teams up with Elbit on combat vehicle tech

BAE Systems is teaming up with Elbit Systems of America to develop combat vehicle technology, according to an Oct. 21 BAE statement. “The arrangement is focused on validating and integrating new technologies... Read more »

Anduril adapts tech to detect cruise missiles in Air Force demo

WASHINGTON — Anduril Industries took technology it had developed for base and border protection and in 11 months adapted it to be able to detect cruise missiles, which it did during the... Read more »

New Rafael system helps vehicles navigate in GPS-denied environments

JERUSALEM — Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has created a system that combines vehicle-mounted cameras with 3D models and mapping algorithms to help manned and unmanned vehicles operate in GPS-denied environments. Developed over... Read more »

Israel’s attorney general says he won’t probe Netanyahu, cousin share deal

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s attorney general announced Thursday he is not launching a criminal investigation into a murky company share deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cousin that netted... Read more »

Will Russian arms sales survive the Azeri-Armenian conflict?

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to implement a cease-fire in the heavily armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, south of Russia. But even if... Read more »

Outgoing Pakistan Navy chief reveals details of modernization programs

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Navy is racing to plug operational and technological gaps as part of an unprecedented modernization effort, according to the outgoing naval chief, but analysts are divided on whether the... Read more »

Japan launches first of its new class of submarines

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan has launched the first of a new class of diesel-electric submarines, which will complete the U.S. ally’s planned expansion of its submarine fleet to 22 boats when it... Read more »