Conferences & Events
Finmeccanica Unit Signs $543 Million Iran Power Plant Deal
Italy’s Fata, the engineering unit of the country’s leading industrial group Finmeccanica, has signed a 500 million euro ($543 million) contract with Ghadir Investment Company to build a power plant in Iran.
U.S. Deploys Six F-16s to Turkey in Fight Against ISIS
The United States has deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes at a Turkish base to help operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, the U.S. mission to NATO said on Sunday.
Iran Equips its Helicopters with Night Vision Systems
Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that the country has equipped its helicopters with night vision systems, and added that a new home-made helicopter named 'Homa' will be unveiled soon, Fars News Agency
Turkey Opens Air Bases to US Campaign Against ISIL
Turkey has given the green light for US and coalition aircraft to use its domestic air bases in the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday.
US Reassures GCC of Military Presence After Iranian Deal
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (photo) reassured the GCC countries that an American presence will remain in the area in light of Tuesday's nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus
Iran, World Powers Reach Historic Nuclear Deal
Iran and six major world powers have reached a nuclear deal after more than a decade of on-off negotiation, granting Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, Iranian diplomats said on
Iran Deploys Long-Range Ghadir Radar System
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) deployed its Ghadir phased-array radar system with a range of 1,100 kilometers in Southern Iran on Saturday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Israeli Navy to Upgrade Entire Combat Surface Fleet
The Israeli Navy is upgrading its entire combat surface fleet by adding German-built ships, along with new radars and electronic warfare systems that will be integrated into existing ships.
Iran to Allocate 5% of New 5-Year Budget to Defense
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei unveiled the main points of the Islamic republic’s next five-year plan, with the focus on the military and economic growth.
Iran to Build Different Mowj-Class Destroyers
Iran plans to build new Mowj-Class Destroyers to boost its Navy's power for protecting the country's interests, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami (photo) said, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
U.S., Turkish Airmen Train in Anatolian Eagle Exercise
U.S. Air Forces in Europe personnel are participating in Exercise Anatolian Eagle with the Turkish Air Force (TAF), Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Tuesday.
Russia “Fulfilling” Commitments on S-300 Delivery to Iran
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli underlined that Russia is fulfilling its commitments concerning the delivery of the sophisticated S-300 missile defense system to Iran, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Iran to Test Own Version of S-300 Missile Defense System
A senior Iranian lawmaker announced his country would soon unveil and test its home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system in military drills.
Israel’s Arms Exports Drop by 12.9% in 2014
Israeli defense sales last year plunged to just $5.66 billion in new contracts signed, their lowest point in seven years, according to data released last week by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD).
US Approves $1.87 Billion Arms Sales to Israel
The US State Department approved the sale of $1.87 billion in weapons and precision guidance kits to Israel in order to improve existing systems and make it easier for American and Israeli Forces to work together.
Talks Over Ban of Atomic Weapons in the Middle East Fail
A month-long review conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended in failure on Friday after its members were unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for the Middle East.
ILA/Berlin Air Show
24 - 29
Berlin - Germany
07 - 10
Amman - Jordan
UAE Future Civil Defense Conference
07 - 08
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
11 - 15
Paris - France
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