World Dec 27, 2019

Ukraine to buy more Javelin anti-tank missile systems from U.S.

Ukraine will purchase a second consignment of U.S. Javelin anti-tank missiles and launch units, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The United States has been one of Kiev's strongest supporters since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the outbreak of fighting in Ukraine's eastern ...

North Korea mass-producing mobile missile launchers, sources say

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2019

North Korea mass-producing mobile missile launchers, sources say

Around February last year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the mass production of vehicles used for transporting and launching missiles including intercontinental ballistic missiles, Kyodo News has learned. To cover the expense of acquiring parts for around 70 so-called transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs, from ...

U.S. Army to fund rare earths plant for weapons development

Business Dec 11, 2019

U.S. Army to fund rare earths plant for weapons development

The U.S. Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The move would mark ...

Japan hosts major defense equipment exhibition

Business Nov 18, 2019

Japan hosts major defense equipment exhibition

A major defense equipment exhibition opened Monday with some 50 Japanese and 100 foreign arms manufacturers taking part. Backed by the Japanese and British governments, the Defense and Security Equipment International, or DSEI, is intended to boost Japanese makers' international competitiveness in defense and increase ...