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Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to Create a UK-based Land Systems Joint Venture

Rheinmetall and BAE Systems today announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint UK-based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business. The new Joint Venture will be headquartered at BAE Systems’ facility in Telford, England and will sustain over 400 jobs in the UK, as well as preserve key technology and engineering […]

Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

The Pentagon said on Monday (Jan 14) it would extend until Sept 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection. Lengthening the troops’ mission past a Jan 31 deadline, the Pentagon said it was “transitioning its support at the south-western […]

China’s Xi Orders Armed Forces to Enhance Combat Readiness

President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness from a new starting point and open new ground for developing a strong military. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the instruction at a CMC meeting […]

US Backs Kosovo’s Plan To Create Army

Washington supports Kosovo’s plans to create its own army, the US ambassador to Pristina said Thursday, signalling a rift with NATO, which is against the move, reported AFP. Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008, is expected to vote next Friday on whether to transform its lightly-armed emergency force, Kosovo Security Force […]