Jan 9, 2016

Dummy U.S. missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba

A dummy training version of a U.S. Hellfire missile was shipped to Cuba after an apparent mix-up by commercial cargo handlers in Europe, a source said Friday, confirming media reports. The source said the shipment was made in 2014. The Hellfire is produced by ...

Dec 17, 2015

Serbs bust gun-running ring linked to arms used in Paris attack

Serbian police have busted a gang smuggling arms to France, arresting two Serbian nationals and seizing guns and explosives, the interior minister said Wednesday. The announcement came just a few days after the head of a state-controlled Serbian weapons factory told AFP that some ...

Dec 14, 2015

Singapore firm convicted of aiding North Korean arms shipment

A Singapore-registered shipping company was found guilty Monday of transferring tens of thousands of dollars used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013. The haul, hidden under heaps of sugar and discovered by Panamanian authorities, was ...

Dec 9, 2015

U.S. imposes new sanctions on North Korea over arms trade

The United States imposed financial sanctions Tuesday against six individuals and several companies linked to arms proliferation by North Korea. The sanctions targeted North Korea’s Strategic Rocket Force, two banks and three shipping companies allegedly involved in the arms trade, according to the U.S. ...

U.S. arms-makers strain to meet demand as Mideast conflicts rage

Dec 7, 2015

U.S. arms-makers strain to meet demand as Mideast conflicts rage

Top U.S. arms makers are straining to meet surging demand for precision missiles and other weapons being used in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group and other conflicts in the Middle East, according to senior U.S. officials and industry executives. Global demand ...