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South Africa adds its voice to those calling for Russian withdrawal from Ukraine

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What Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin called a “special military operation” in Ukraine has been widely condemned as an invasion with South Africa joining...

Coups, COVID-19 and a cease-fire: Africa’s top stories of 2021

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The year 2021 in Africa will be remembered like 2020 was — the year of COVID-19. But there were other big stories in 2021...

Aerospace and defence industry expected to recover in 2022

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As the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry recovers, companies are expected to focus on innovation to develop new technologies and solutions, create new markets,...

France leads top NATO response force this year

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The highest ready element of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), its very high readiness joint task force (VJTF), is this year led by France. The...

Defence deals at the 2021 Dubai Airshow

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The 2021 Dubai Airshow allowed many companies in the aerospace industry to spotlight their newest technology and advancements in the field of aerospace and...

Global arms sales not affected by COVID-19

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Despite the global economy contracting amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s top 100 arms producers increased sales slightly in 2020,...

Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

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Russia has massed more than 94 000 troops near Ukraine's borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end...

Attack on Ukraine would be costly, NATO warns Moscow

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Russia would pay a high price for any new military aggression against Ukraine, NATO and the United States warned on Tuesday as the Western...

SIPRI conference looks at conflict and warfare trends

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Last week over a thousand global participants convened virtually for the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference with the theme "Battlefields of the Future: Trends...

EU to aim for rapid deployment force without US assets by 2025, document says

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The European Union is considering a joint military force of up to 5 000 troops by 2025 to intervene in a range of crises...

West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says

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There is a greater risk of an accidental war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War,...

China builds mockups of US Navy ships in area used for missile target practice

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China's military has built mockups in the shape of a US Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the...

Russian troops now number 90 000 near Ukraine border after drills, Kyiv says

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Russia has left military units near the Ukrainian border after exercises, with the number of Russian troops in the area now totalling 90 000,...

Sudanese army faces widening opposition to takeover

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The Sudanese army was facing widening opposition on Thursday to this week’s coup, with state officials in Khartoum vowing disobedience and activists mobilising for...
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Top US general confirms ‘very concerning’ Chinese hypersonic weapons test

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The top US military officer, General Mark Milley, has provided the first official US confirmation of a Chinese hypersonic weapons test that military experts...

Rosoboronexport to exhibit about 300 pieces of Russian armament at SITDEF 2021 in Peru

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Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is the organizer of Russia’s single exhibit at the VIII International Exhibition of Technology for Defense...
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South Korea’s Moon vows ‘Korea space age’ after rocket test falters

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South Korea's first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday, but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results...

South Korea opens largest defence expo amid North Korea missile tests

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South Korea opened its largest defence expo ever on Tuesday, showing off its next-generation fighter jet, drones, and other technology in an effort to...

China surprises US with hypersonic missile test, FT reports

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China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed...

US elected back to UN Human Rights Council that Trump quit

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The UN General Assembly on Thursday elected the United States to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, more than three years after the Trump administration...

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