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SIPRI: Military Spending in the Middle East Grew by 4%

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Read more...Bahrain’s military expenditure increased by 26% last year to $1.236 billion - and has rocketed by 110% since 2004, a report said, adding that tensions with Iran caused defense spending to more than double in a decade.

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Airbus Helicopters’ New EC145 T2 Certified by EASA

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Read more...The newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year.

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Chuck Hagel Discuss Bilateral Defense

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Read more...His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Thursday a telephone call from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

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LM’s GMLRS Alternative Warhead Conducts Final PQ Test

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Read more...Lockheed Martin (LM) successfully conducted the fifth and final Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Airbus Launches New Version of ACJ319 Corporate Jet

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Read more...Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin.

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ATK to Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures for ULA

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Read more...ATK has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA).

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Saudi Arabia Ranks 4th in Military Spending Worldwide

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Read more...World military expenditure fell in 2013 as the United States and other Western countries cut back, but spending in emerging economies grew, a Swedish think tank said earlier this week.

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Kuwait Deputy Army Chief Calls for GCC Military Meetings

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Read more...Kuwait’s Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Army General Mohammed Al-Khader on Wednesday stressed the importance of coordination meetings during GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) joint military exercises to raise the level of ground troops' combat readiness.

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Saudi Intelligence Chief Relieved of His Post

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Read more...Saudi Arabian Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been removed from his post, state media reported on Tuesday.

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