Nigerian JF-17 Acquisition

11/15/2018
by defenceWeb Pakistan has provided an $184 million government guarantee to cover production of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets for the Nigerian Air Force as the Nigerian government continues to fund the type. Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the $184.3 million sovereign guarantee for the production of three Pakistan Aeronautical…

China, South Africa and Military Logistics

11/15/2018
By Kabelo Tsogang A delegation from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Central Military Commission Logistics Support division, steered by its Deputy Chief of Administrative Office, Senior Colonel Huang Dongping, have visited the South African Department of Defence Logistics Division in Pretoria and Cape Town to finalise hosting the first military…

Germany and Its Strategic Future: A Perspective from the German Ministry of Defence on Evolving Scenarios

11/04/2018
By J. Paul de B. Taillon Will the international world order erode? Will value systems drift apart? Will globalization be stopped in its tracks? Just 10 years ago, in 2008, the Western world was experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Black Thursday crash of 29 October 1929. Through the financial storms that…

The French Consider a New Aircraft Carrier: Opening the Aperture on Innovation

11/03/2018
Adding a new seabase to the mix for the defense of Europe and its interests is what the current Macron government is considering. With the opening of a study phase for a new carrier, the French Defense Minister announced at the recent Euronaval show that France was pursuing a path…

Danish Military Veterans: Thanking Them for Their Service and Meeting Their Needs

11/01/2018
We had a chance to attend an evening event at the Danish Embassy earlier this year where Danish military veterans were honored. While at that event, we had a chance to talk with veterans who were working in Denmark to get more focus of attention on their needs. We promised…

Australia’s Air Task Group in the Middle East: A Look Back at the KC-30A and Its Role

10/31/2018
The Australian Defence Force continues to contribute to the coalition fight against Daesh with the rotation of the E-7A Wedgetail in to the Middle East.  The Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft will help control the tactical movement of coalition aircraft over Iraq and Syria, one of the busiest and…

HMAS Brisbane Ship Commissioning

10/31/2018
HMAS Brisbane, the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, was commissioned into Royal Australian Navy service, in Sydney, on 27 October 2018. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP; the Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN;…

Preparing for the Commissioning of the 2nd RAN Air Warfare Destroyer

10/31/2018
Final preparations for the commissioning of Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, the second of three warships built in Adelaide as part of the most complex defence project in Australia’s history, were full steam ahead leading up to her commissioning into service on 3 November 2018. [maxgallery id="120944"] Brisbane is…