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International military expenditure not affected by COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect military spending by the world’s traditional Big Five with five sub-Saharan African countries also showing increases in their...

Russia orders troops back to base after buildup near Ukraine

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Russia announced on Thursday it was ordering troops back to base from the area near the border with Ukraine, apparently calling an end to...

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and economic ties between the...

UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts and acquisitions

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UK corporate report for defence in a competitive age sees major cuts as well as acquisitions Britain’s Defence Secretary has set out the future vision...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts warn

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A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

Major arms sales flat in 2016-20 for first time in more than a decade

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International deliveries of arms were flat in the period 2016-2020, ending more than a decade of increases, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...
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‘As long as it lasts’: Rolls-Royce says can weather crisis despite record loss

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Rolls-Royce has enough funding to weather the crisis in the aviation industry caused by the pandemic, its chief executive said on Thursday, after the...

Italy’s Leonardo expects core profit rise despite aviation struggle

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 Italy’s Leonardo said on Tuesday that its core earnings would improve in 2021 after earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) fell 25% last...
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French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

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French billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the...

Gulf War Illness not caused by exposure to depleted uranium, study finds

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Debris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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